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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

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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

Webcast: What do the New General Solicitation Rules Really Mean for Private Capital Raising?

Posted in Events, Private Placements, Rule 506 Rulemaking

Morrison & Foerster, together with Practical Law Company, presented a webcast on the new general solicitation rules. The webcast analyzed the impact of the SEC’s removal of the ban on general solicitation in certain private offerings that was required by the JOBS Act. The program also discussed conducting Regulation D and 144A offerings going forward,… Continue Reading

MoFo Teleconference: JOBS Act Implementation—Rule 506 Rulemaking

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

The SEC has scheduled a meeting for July 10, 2013 to consider the “bad actor” provisions that will be applicable for Rule 506 offerings (required by the Dodd-Frank Act), and the relaxation of the prohibition against general solicitation required under Title II of the JOBS Act. This teleconference on July 11th provided an overview of… Continue Reading

JOBS Act Webcast: SEC’s New Regime for Private Placements

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

On Wednesday, July 10, the Securities and Exchange Commission will consider adopting amendments to its rules governing private placements of securities. The amendments will likely eliminate (a) the prohibition on general solicitation and general advertising for private placements to accredited investors under Rule 506 and (b) the prohibition on offers to non-qualified institutional buyers in… Continue Reading

Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2013

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On June 5, 2013, David Lynn will co-chair a Practising Law Institute program in New York City (with several groupcast locations, as well as a live webcast) entitled Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2013: Raising Capital in an Evolving Regulatory Environment. This year’s conference will consist of a number of sessions that… Continue Reading

Private Placements and Other Financing Alternatives

Posted in Events, Private Placements

On April 15, 2013, Anna Pinedo will be chairing a one-day Practising Law Institute conference (live in New York City, with various groupcast locations, as well as live webcast) titled Private Placements and Other Financing Alternatives 2013.  This year’s conference will feature a number of sessions addressing JOBS Act-related developments, including an update on the… Continue Reading

The SEC Speaks

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At the annual SEC Speaks held in Washington, DC on February 22, 2013, the SEC explained, justified, prodded, ruminated and complained.  And, despite the threat of imminent staff cuts if sequestration sets in, the Commissioners and senior staff offered an ambitious program for the coming year. The proceedings were not without some color and controversy…. Continue Reading

Information Overload

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At Practising Law Institute’s session, “The S.E.C. Speaks,” Commissioner Troy A. Paredes commented on the increased complexity of mandatory disclosures, and the increased quantity of disclosures.  Paredes noted that, “The information overload concern is that investors will have so much information available to them that they will sometimes be unable to distinguish what is important… Continue Reading

MoFo Webcast: The JOBS Act: Growing Momentum

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Join Morrison & Foerster and PLI for a webcast on the JOBS Act. The webcast will be held Tuesday, January 8, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST. Since enactment of the JOBS Act in April 2012, the Staff of the Securities & Exchange Commission has published many of the required studies and released significant guidance… Continue Reading