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The Growth Capital Summit

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On November 19, 2014, join Morrison & Foerster for an afternoon of pre-SEC small business forum briefings on the state of legislation, regulation and policy implementation impacting small business finance at the 2014 Growth Capital Summit. Partner David Lynn will be participating on a panel entitled “JOBS Act: Title II Implementation” and Partner Anna Pinedo… Continue Reading

SEC Small Business Capital Formation Forum

Posted in Events, SEC News

The SEC recently announced that the annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation will be held on November 20th at the SEC in Washington.  The morning session of the forum will feature panel discussions on the definition of an accredited investor and secondary market liquidity for securities of small businesses. During the afternoon session,… Continue Reading

Complimentary Seminar: Communications Rules and Public Companies

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Join Morrison & Foerster on October 28, 2014 for our Communications Rules and Public Companies seminar, a part of our MoFo Classics Series. During this session, we will focus on the existing communications safe harbors under the Securities Act available to private companies contemplating an IPO or other financing and those available to seasoned public companies…. Continue Reading

IFLR Webinar: The Cross-Border Private Placement Market

Posted in Events, Private Placements

On October 14, 2014 at 11:00 am EST, Morrison & Foerster Of Counsel Scott Ashton and Partner Brian Bates will participate in an IFLR Webinar on cross-border private placements. The cross-border private placement market continues to grow, providing non-U.S. issuers with an opportunity to raise capital from U.S. insurance companies, pension funds and other institutional… Continue Reading

Complimentary Seminar: Broker-Dealer Issues for Private Equity Funds and their Advisers

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On September 24, 2014, join Partners Hillel Cohn and Jay Baris at 12:00 pm for an hour long briefing on Broker-Dealer Issues for Private Equity Funds and their Advisers. During this teleconference, we will discuss broker-dealer basics: what activity requires registration as a broker-dealer?; solicitation, negotiation, execution; and transaction-based compensation. Also, what are the consequences… Continue Reading

Complimentary Seminar: Developments In Private Placements

Posted in Events, JOBS Act News, Rule 144A, Rule 506 Rulemaking

Join Morrison & Foerster on October 8, 2014 for our Developments in Private Placements seminar, a part of our MoFo Classics Series.  During this session we will provide a brief update of Rule 506 and Rule 144A, as amended as a result of the JOBS Act, and discuss the special concerns that issuers, placement agents,… Continue Reading

Complimentary Seminar: Navigating the On-Ramp Traffic: JOBS Act IPOs

Posted in Events, IPO On-Ramp, JOBS Act News

During this session, we will provide an overall update on the status of JOBS Act implementation, as well as what you can expect in the coming months.  We will discuss the IPO market, recent IPO trends, and developing legal, accounting and disclosure issues.  During our session, which will take place at Morrison & Foerster’s New… Continue Reading

Remarks of Sebastian Gomez Abero, Chief of the SEC’s Office of Small Business Policy, in an ALI Webcast Titled “Crowdfunding and Reg A+: New Routes for Raising Capital”

Posted in Crowdfunding, Events, Regulation A+

On May 22, 2014, Sebastian Gomez Abero, Chief of the Office of Small Business Policy of the Division of Corporation Finance of the SEC, spoke about the SEC’s crowdfunding and Regulation A+ proposals. Mr. Gomez commented generally on a number of comments and questions raised by commenters to the proposals. Mr. Gomez also noted that… Continue Reading

Complimentary Seminar: MLPs, upREITs and up-Cs

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Tax  developments in recent years have given corporate planners a wide range of new  tools to structure a public company. For example, tax pass-through MLP and REIT structures are spreading into new asset  classes. Also, traditional double taxed “C” corporations are using tax pass-through entities, including REITs and  partnerships, to reduce or eliminate entity-level taxes as well as optimize… Continue Reading

Complimentary JOBS Act Seminar

Posted in Events, JOBS Act News

In the two years since the adoption of the JOBS Act, fundamental changes have developed in the IPO market and perhaps even more significant changes have resulted in the private or exempt offering market.  During our session, which will take place at the Michelangelo Hotel in New York on May 8 from 8:30 – 10:00am, … Continue Reading

PLI Conference

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On June 4, 2014, Morrison & Foerster partner David Lynn will chair a PLI conference entitled Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2014: Raising Capital in an Evolving Regulatory Environment. This program will provide updates on domestic and international regulatory and market developments. Morrison & Foerster partner Marty Dunn is also participating in the conference and… Continue Reading

Implementing Regulation A+

Posted in Events, Regulation A+, SEC News

On December 18, 2013, the SEC proposed rules to implement the mandate of Title IV of the JOBS Act by creating a framework for Section 3(b)(2) offerings. The JOBS Act permits non-reporting companies to conduct “mini” public offerings, or Regulation A+ exempt offerings to raise up to $50 million in proceeds. A Regulation A+ offering… Continue Reading

Reg D and Private Placements Boot Camp

Posted in Events, Private Placements, Rule 506 Rulemaking

On March 13-15, 2014, Morrison & Foerster partner Marty Dunn will participate on the faculty of an ALI CLE course called “Regulation D Offerings and Private Placements.” The course will focus on private placements and the new regulatory environment as a result of the JOBS Act. The course will be held in Paradise Valley, AZ,… Continue Reading

Private Placements and Other Financing Alternatives 2014

Posted in Events, Private Placements

On March 25-26, 2014, Morrison & Foerster partner Anna Pinedo will chair a PLI conference entitled Private Placements and Other Financing Alternatives 2014. This is the first in-person PLI conference that will discuss the proposed crowdfunding rules, the proposed Reg A+ rules, and the practical issues emerging in connection with Rule 506 offerings using general… Continue Reading

Free Friday

Posted in Crowdfunding, Events

On Friday, January 10, Practising Law Institute will be hosting a “Free Friday” during which the briefing “Wisdom of Crowds: A Review of the Proposed Crowdfunding Regulatory Framework” will be accessible to everyone for free. The briefing, which was presented in November by David Lynn and Anna Pinedo, focuses on the proposed rules implementing the… Continue Reading

Teleconference: Regulation A+ Offerings

Posted in Events, Regulation A+

On December 18, 2013, the SEC proposed rules to implement the mandate of Title IV of the JOBS Act by creating a framework for Section 3(b)(2) offerings. The JOBS Act permits non-reporting companies to conduct “mini” public offerings, or Regulation A+ exempt offerings to raise up to $50 million in proceeds. A Regulation A+ offering… Continue Reading

Understanding the Securities Laws 2013

Posted in Events, Regulation A+, Rule 506 Rulemaking

On Thursday, December 12, 2013, Morrison & Foerster partner Anna Pinedo will participate in the PLI seminar “Understanding the Securities Laws 2013”. Ms. Pinedo will give a presentation entitled “Securities Act Exemptions/Private Placements” which will discuss: exempt securities versus exempt transactions; regulation D offerings and recent changes, including the removal of the ban on general… Continue Reading

SEC Announces Agenda and Panelists for Small Business Forum

Posted in Events, JOBS Act News, Private Placements, Rule 506 Rulemaking, SEC News

The SEC has announced the agenda and panelists for its annual Small Business Forum on November 21, 2013.  The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the SEC (and via webcast), and will include two morning panel discussions. The first panel will focus on evolving practices in the new world of Regulation D exempt offerings…. Continue Reading

Wisdom of Crowds: A Review of the Proposed Crowdfunding Regulatory Framework

Posted in Crowdfunding, Events

On November 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm, Morrison & Foerster partners David Lynn and Anna Pinedo will participate in a PLI webcast on crowdfunding. In October, the Securities & Exchange Commission approved proposed rules implementing the JOBS Act mandate to create an exemption from registration for certain crowdfunded offerings. The proposal, which was long-awaited, outlines… Continue Reading

Crowdfunding Webcast

Posted in Crowdfunding, Events

On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, Morrison & Foerster partner David Lynn will participate in a ALI CLE webcast entitled “Crowdfunding: Will It Expand Your Clients’ Capital Raising Options?” The seminar will focus on the existing and proposed options for crowdfunding and how they may change capital raising options. For more information about the event, and… Continue Reading

JOBS Act Panel Discussion

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On Wednesday, September 25, Anna Pinedo participated in a Lexis Practice Advisor CLE seminar focusing on the JOBS Act. Ms. Pinedo presented on a panel entitled “The Impact of the JOBS Act on the Capital-Raising Process.” A portion of the presentation is available for replay here: http://youtu.be/-dim_TJ_UwQ.  

Bloomberg BNA JOBS Act Event

Posted in Events, Rule 506 Rulemaking

On Thursday, October 3, 2013, Morrison & Foerster partner Anna Pinedo will participate in a complimentary Bloomberg Law Event entitled “Outlook on Securities—The JOBS Act”. The seminar will focus on the latest developments in JOBS Act rulemaking by the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information about the event, and to register, please visit: http://about.bloomberglaw.com/events/outlook-on-securities-the-jobs-act/.

Private Equity Structuring: The Basics

Posted in Crowdfunding, Events, SEC News

On Thursday, October 3, 2013, Morrison & Foerster partner Anna Pinedo will participate in an NYC Bar CLE conference. She will be speaking on a panel entitled “Compliance and New SEC Regulatory Opportunities for Private Equity Firms and the Ethical Implications” focusing on practical considerations and legal and compliance issues arising with general solicitation, crowdfunding… Continue Reading

JOBS Act Seminar

Posted in Events, JOBS Act News

On Wednesday, September 25, 2013, Anna Pinedo will participate in a complimentary Lexis Practice Advisor CLE seminar focusing on the JOBS Act. Ms. Pinedo will present on a panel entitled “The Impact of the JOBS Act on the Capital-Raising Process”, which will examine both the positive and negative implications of the JOBS Act and how… Continue Reading