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PLI Seminar: Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding 2016

Posted in Crowdfunding, Events

2015 saw the transformation of marketplace lending from a FinTech fad to a bona fide change in the way consumers and small businesses access credit. As the industry continues to mature and evolve, more changes are on the horizon, including new business practices and regulatory challenges. Crowdfinance has also developed and diversified. At this year’s… Continue Reading

PLI Seminar: Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2016

Posted in Crowdfunding, Events, General Solicitation, PIPEs, Regulation A+, Regulation D, Rule 144A

PLI’s Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2016 conference on August 1-2, 2016, presents an expert faculty of leading practitioners and regulators as they discuss and analyze the changing regulatory framework and market for private offerings. The faculty will address the changes to private and exempt offerings brought about by the JOBS Act, including matchmaking… Continue Reading

Complimentary Teleconference: All Things Canadian

Posted in Events, PIPEs, Private Placements

On July 27, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. EDT, Morrison & Foerster Partner Ze’-ev Eiger will be joined by Stikeman Elliott Partner Tim McCormick in hosting a complimentary teleconference entitled “All Things Canadian.” The speakers will discuss the rules of the road for securities offerings by non-Canadian issuers selling into Canada. The program will also cover the… Continue Reading

PLI Seminar: Understanding the Securities Laws 2016

Posted in Crowdfunding, Events, Private Placements, Regulation A+, Rule 144A

On July 21-22, 2016, Practising Law Institute will host its “Understanding the Securities Laws 2016” seminar. This program will provide an overview and discussion of the basic aspects of the U.S. federal securities laws by leading in-house and law firm practitioners as well as SEC staff. Emphasis will be placed on the interplay among the Securities Act… Continue Reading

IFLR Webinar – Jack be Nimble, Jack be Quick: Planning for Financings in Volatile Markets

Posted in Events, IPO On-Ramp, Late Stage Investments, Private Placements, Public Companies

Thursday, July 12, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT Volatile capital markets and the rapidly changing financial landscape make it important for issuers to recognize changes quickly and adjust their financing strategies accordingly. For example, for an issuer that contemplated an IPO or is in the IPO queue, it is important to become familiar… Continue Reading

PLI Seminar: Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2016

Posted in Events, JOBS Act News

On April 27, 2016, Morrison & Foerster Partner David M. Lynn will serve as Co-Chair of PLI’s “Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2016” program with Paul M. Dudek – Chief, Office of International Corporate Finance, Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Co-Chairs will provide opening remarks. This program will keep… Continue Reading

Complimentary San Francisco and Palo Alto Seminars: Late Stage Financings

Posted in Events, IPO On-Ramp, Late Stage Investments, Private Placements, Venture Capital

Successful privately held companies considering their liquidity opportunities or eyeing an IPO often turn to late stage private placements. Late stage private placements with institutional investors, cross-over investors and strategic investors raise a number of considerations that are distinct from those arising in earlier stage and venture transactions. Also, for some companies, the late stage… Continue Reading

Complimentary Seminar – Calling an Audible: Financing Alternatives in Rapidly Changing Markets

Posted in Events, IPO On-Ramp, Late Stage Investments, Private Placements, Public Companies

Volatile capital markets and the rapidly changing financial landscape make it important for issuers to recognize changes quickly and adjust their financing strategies accordingly. For example, for an issuer that contemplated an IPO or is in the IPO queue, it is important to become familiar with other financing alternatives, such as venture debt or late-stage… Continue Reading

MoFo Sponsorship: Israel Dealmakers Summit 2016

Posted in Events

Join Morrison & Foerster at the Israel Dealmakers Summit 2016, March 29-30, 2016, in Redwood City, CA.  The Summit is an Israel-focused event and gathering of global corporations, investors dealmakers and entrepreneurs. Partner James Tanenbaum will lead Session 5, Innovation, on March 30, 2016.  This session will bring together various panels focused on innovative financings… Continue Reading

IFLR Webinar – Shareholder Engagement and Corporate Governance Developments

Posted in Events, Public Companies

On March 16, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern, Morrison & Foerster Partners David Lynn and Scott Lesmes will be joined by CamberView Partners, LLC Principals Derek Zaba and Rob Zivnuska in hosting an IFLR webinar entitled “Shareholder Engagement and Corporate Governance Developments.” Public companies face increasing pressure from activists, institutional investors and proxy advisors on… Continue Reading

Social Enterprise Law Series: So You Want to Have an Impact?

Posted in EGCs, Events, Start-Ups, Venture Capital

On March 9, 2016, Morrison & Foerster is bringing together social entrepreneurs, funders, lawyers and others professionals in the community for a series of panel discussions exploring a range of legal and business issues for impact investors and companies that want to maximize their positive impact. New and Existing Corporate Forms for Impact Entities This session… Continue Reading

Complimentary Teleconference: FAST Act Securities Law Provisions

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

On March 9, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. EST, Morrison & Foerster Partners Marty Dunn, David Lynn and Anna Pinedo will host a complimentary teleconference entitled “FAST Act Securities Law Provisions.”  The FAST Act amended certain provisions of the JOBS Act, the Securities Act and the Exchange Act.  Topics will include: The changes to the IPO… Continue Reading

Complimentary Seminar: Strategic Uses of PIPE Transactions

Posted in Events, Private Placements

On February 25, 2016, Morrison & Foerster Partners James Tanenbaum and Anna Pinedo will host a seminar entitled “Strategic Uses of PIPE Transactions.” For already public companies trying to raise capital in volatile markets, a PIPE transaction may be an attractive (and available) financing alternative. The speakers will discuss how the PIPE market has evolved in recent years… Continue Reading

IFLR Webinar – The New Dynamic: Exempt Securities Offerings in the United States and Resales of Restricted Securities

Posted in Crowdfunding, Events, IPO On-Ramp, Private Placements, Regulation A+

On February 24, 2016, at 11 a.m. EST, Morrison & Foerster Partners David Lynn and Anna Pinedo will be joined by Annemarie Tierney, NASDAQ Private Market, in hosting an IFLR webinar entitled “The New Dynamic: Exempt Securities Offerings in the United States and Resales of Restricted Securities.” The JOBS Act and more recently the FAST… Continue Reading

43rd Annual Securities Regulation Institute

Posted in Events, SEC News

On Monday, January 25, 2016, and Wednesday, January 27, 2016, Morrison & Foerster Partners David Lynn and Marty Dunn will chair sessions at the 43rd Annual Securities Regulation Institute in Coronado, CA. One of the most visible and highly-regarded securities and corporate law conferences in the country, the Securities Regulation Institute reaches prominent attorneys from both… Continue Reading

ALI CLE Seminar: Regulation D Offerings and Private Placements…Plus New Options for Exempt Offerings

Posted in Crowdfunding, Events, Private Placements, Regulation A+, Regulation D, Rule 144A, Rule 506

On Thursday, March 10, Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12, 2016, Morrison & Foerster Partner Marty Dunn will speak at the American Law Institute’s “Regulation D Offerings and Private Placements…Plus New Options for Exempt Offerings” conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mr. Dunn will participate in several panels, including: “Conceptual, Statutory, and Regulatory Background and Structure;”… Continue Reading

PLI Webcast: Financings in Close Proximity to Acquisitions

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On January 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. EST, Morrison & Foerster Partners James Tanenbaum and Anna Pinedo will lead a PLI webcast entitled “Financings in Close Proximity to Acquisitions.” Often, public companies would like to raise capital in connection with a proposed acquisition. Depending upon the significance of the acquisition, its probability, and the timing of… Continue Reading

PLI Webcast: FAST Act Securities Law Provisions

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

On December 16, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. EST, Morrison & Foerster Partners David Lynn and Anna Pinedo will lead a PLI webcast entitled “FAST Act Securities Law Provisions.”  The recently adopted FAST Act amends certain provisions of the JOBS Act, the Securities Act, and the Exchange Act.  In this one-hour webcast, speakers will discuss: The… Continue Reading

Complimentary Seminar: Finding the Right Capital Raising Tool

Posted in Biotech, Events, IPO On-Ramp, Private Placements, Public Companies, Venture Capital

On December 15, 2015, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Morrison & Foerster will present a complimentary seminar titled “Finding the Right Capital Raising Tool”. Identifying the right capital-raising tool for a company depends on a number of different factors.  Understanding the alternatives and their best uses will be the focus of our discussion.  Morrison & Foerster Partners… Continue Reading

Complimentary Seminar: Financing the Acquisition

Posted in Events

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Morrison & Foerster Partners James Tanenbaum and Anna Pinedo will discuss the various considerations for SEC reporting companies considering a capital raise to finance a proposed acquisition, including the following: Assessing probability and materiality of a proposed acquisition; Other disclosure considerations; Pro forma financial statement requirements; Financing pursuant to an… Continue Reading

Compliance Reporter December Breakfast Briefing

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The Compliance Reporter’s December Breakfast Briefing will take place on Wednesday, December 2nd in New York, New York. The event will be held at The Lambs Club and will be centered on offering the latest practical advice for chief compliance officers at broker/dealers and investment managers on avoiding the pitfalls and keeping your firm safe…. Continue Reading

Complimentary Teleconference: Too Many Exempt Offering Choices?

Posted in Crowdfunding, Events, IPO On-Ramp, Regulation A+, Rule 506

On November 16, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. EST, Morrison & Foerster Partners David Lynn and Anna Pinedo will lead a teleconference on exempt offering choices available to issuers. Now that the final Regulation Crowdfunding has been released, all of the new offering formats contemplated by the JOBS Act will be available to issuers. Of course,… Continue Reading

PLI Seminar: Understanding the Securities Laws Fall 2015

Posted in Crowdfunding, Events, Private Placements, Regulation A+, Regulation D, Rule 144A

PLI’s Understanding the Securities Laws Fall 2015 conference on December 17-18, 2015, will provide an overview and discussion of the basic aspects of the U.S. federal securities laws by leading in-house and law firm practitioners and key SEC representatives. Emphasis will be placed on the interplay among the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange… Continue Reading

PLI Seminar: Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2015

Posted in Events, Private Placements, Regulation A+, Regulation D, Rule 144A

PLI’s Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2015 conference on October 26-27, 2015, presents an expert faculty of leading practitioners and regulators as they discuss and analyze the changing regulatory framework and market for private offerings.  They will address the changes to private and exempt offerings brought about by the JOBS Act, including matchmaking platforms,… Continue Reading