On Thursday afternoon, the US Senate passed the Jumpstart
Our Business Startups Act, a bill designed to make it easier for small
companies to raise capital. The centerpiece of the legislation is the
crowdfunding provision. However, the Senate passed an amendment to that section
of the legislation...
As the 1990s drew to a close Congress passed legislation
signed by the President ensuring the deregulation of the derivatives markets.
At the time CFTC Chairwoman Brooksley Born was one of the sole voices of
dissent. Less than ten years that dissent proved prophetic as the most severe
As we know, the Senate changed the version of the
Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act in only one way, they added an
amendment, drafted by Sen. Merkley (but also supported by Sens. Bennet and
Brown), which added more investor protections to the "crowdfunding" section of
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, as amended by
the Senate, was voted on by the House of Representatives yesterday and passed
380 to 41. That makes it a very bi-partisan bill, even though a ll 41 "Nays" were
Democrats . If I remember my Schoolhouse Rocks song
This last week, the Senate passed the " JOBS
Act ," leaving it one step away from final passage by Congress and Signature
by President Obama. The JOBS Act contains a number of provisions which
are aimed at reducing the securities compliance burdens of small companies and
startups. One of...
Private funds will be able to advertise and solicit for
investor, provided all of the investors are " accredited
investors ." The Jumpstart
Our Business Startups Act will dramatically change the way capital raising
for private funds operates.
The drawback is the loss of 35 non-accredited...
On March 22, 2012 Washington, DC, "Jumpstart Our Business
Startups" (JOBS) Act was passed by the Senate, following its passage on March
8, 2012 by the House of Representatives.
The purpose of the said legislation is to ease the
regulatory burden on small companies for raising capital...
On this edition, Dick Phillips and Alan Berkeley of K&L Gates and Stan Keller of Edwards Wildman discuss the JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act), which was signed into law April 5 by President Obama. They provide an overview of the legislation and explore some of the controversies of the...
by Jonathan B. Wilson and Dianne L. Trenholm
On April 5, 2012, President
Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the "JOBS
Act"), H.R. 3606, into law calling it "a potential game-changer"
for startup companies. President Obama signed the JOBS Act just...
by Karl J. Ege, Martin E. Lybecker, Danielle Benderly, and James T. Carroll
The JOBS Act's stated purpose
is to spur job creation and economic growth by improving access to capital for
emerging growth companies. To do so, the JOBS Act will make some of the most
significant changes to the U...
by Phillip J. Kardis II, Robert K. Smith, and Barry Spatzer
Just as HOV lanes were created
to ease the commuting burden for those who meet certain requirements, the
recently enacted Jumpstart Our Business Startups ("JOBS") Act created
the "IPO On-Ramp" to ease the...
by David Mishel, Nicholas
S. Hodge, Kay Gordon, Yusef Alexandrine, and Remsen M. Kinne IV
The JOBS Act contains number of
provisions that will directly impact private funds, their advisers, and
broker-dealers that participate in private fund offerings which are addressed
in this Emerging Issues Analysis...
J. Kardis II , Robert K. Smith, and Barry Spatzer
On April 5, 2012, the President
signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act (H.R. 3606),
which incorporates several initiatives aimed at easing the regulatory burdens
of traditional IPOs and private placements...
"Everyone agrees the title was a work of pure genius,"
says Dick Phillips of K&L Gates in a recent podcast , referring to the Jumpstart Our Business
Startups (JOBS) Act. "It's impossible to vote against in an election year."
When a law is so well named, it's important...
A year ago, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our
Business Startups (JOBS) Act, a legislative product of rare bipartisan
collaboration that was intended to improve employment and make it easier for
smaller firms to raise private equity. (For an overview of the Act's
provisions, refer here...
Laws don't often get their own parties. But for the
irresistibly named Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, President Obama held a rare public ceremony in the
White House's Rose Garden in its honor. Even more notably, this party was quite
bipartisan-Republican House Majority Leader...
This post is the fourth in a series examining
the impact of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (or JOBS Act) one year
after its passage and focuses on the provisions related to online angel
In the last
post of this series , I discussed the progress of implementing the...
This post is the seventh and final in a
series examining the impact of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (or JOBS
Act) one year after its passage and focuses on Titles V and VI of the law and
provides some final concluding thoughts.
Titles V and VI of the JOBS Act are closely related in
A key subcommittee of the US House Financial Services Committee has announced a hearing tomorrow morning to begin consideration of a group of 7 bills that could coalesce into a large initiative to benefit small businesses and smaller public companies. Some are saying this, along with a previous bill...