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I’m an NFL Owner

Sort of. The Green Bay Packers want to expand Lambeau Field by 6,700 seats, add new gates and new video boards. To finance the improvements, the team ownership decided to sell additional stock in the ownership corporation. Since the Kraft family is unlikely to be selling the Patriots anytime soon...

Concerns About Crowdfunding

Among the more noteworthy aspects of the recently enacted Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act are the legislation's crowdfunding provisions. These provisions are intended to allow small businesses a new means of raising funds directly from investors using the Internet. But many commentators...

SEC Chair White: Regulation A+ is 2014 Priority

A few weeks ago at a keynote speech in California, SEC Chair Mary Jo White covered a wide range of topics in the world of securities regulation. The speech also referenced crowdfunding and Regulation A, both the subject of current pending rulemakings awaiting final action by the Commission. As to the...

Crowd-Funding Site Named in SEC Proceeding

Raising capital through crowd-funding is one of the key provisions of the JOBS Act. It is supposed to facilitate raising small amounts of capital for start-up operations. An off-shore crowd-funding site that sold unregistered securities to U.S. citizens, however, ran afoul of the registration provisions...

SEC Commissioner Stein on Capital Formation

Capital formation is one of the primary missions of the SEC. Commissioner Kara Stein recently discussed this basic SEC mission in remarks delivered at the Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford Law School (here), outlining several new options. The Commissioner began by noting that while...

SEC’s Crowdfunding Rules

Crowdfunding is a popular and controversial form of selling securities using the internet. Prior to the passage of the JOBS Act, which was designed to facilitate capital formation for small companies, such sales generally would have been required to comply with the registration provisions of the securities...