Update to the JOBS Act? Probably Not…

By | The Securities Edge | January 20, 2015
Update to the JOBS Act?  Probably Not…

On January 14th, the House passed H.R. 37 “Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act.”  Although passed with some support from the Democrats (29 votes, which in these days of hyper-partisanship is practically a bipartisan bill), the White House issued a veto threat on January 12th because the bill also delays part of the Volker Rule effectiveness until July 21, 2019. 

Guest Post: Some States Have Sidestepped the JOBS Act’s Burdensome Crowdfunding Rules

By | The D&O Diary | May 15, 2014
Guest Post: Some States Have Sidestepped the JOBS Act’s Burdensome Crowdfunding Rules

The new crowdfunding provisions in the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012” have received a lot of attention, including a piece on this blog earlier this month:  Title III of the Act exempts certain crowdfundings from the registration requirements of the federal securities laws (the “Federal CF Exemption”), and the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued proposed regulations in October 2013 to implement the exemption (the “Proposed CF Regulations”).

The Plus Side of Reg A

By | MoFo Jumpstarter | January 30, 2014
The Plus Side of Reg A

To date, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act) is best known for legalizing securities crowdfunding (better called ‘crowd investing’), lifting the ban on the mass marketing of private offerings, and fostering an IPO on-ramp for so-called emerging growth companies, like Twitter.