Tag Archives: JOBS Act

Proposed Crowdfunding Rules Come to Town


It seems like just yesterday, but actually it’s been almost a year and a half since we looked at the opportunities and challenges of crowdfunding under the JOBS Act. Now, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has come back … Continue reading →

Not All Crowdfunders Can Be Crowd-pleasers, Even Under the JOBS Act; MA Charges Two

Frauds happen every day, of almost all sizes and shapes. But when the rules change, as they did with the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act we get excited, and rightly so, about how the changes may impact the liability … Continue reading →

3 Key Hedge Fund Issues for 2013

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While not burdened with all the same regulation as other financial institutions, hedge funds face their own special challenges. As 2013 approached, I asked fellow bloggers Chris Keegan and Ann Longmore their take on the most critical issues for hedge … Continue reading →

JOBS Act Update: Penny Stock, Pound Foolish

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Last month, the SEC brought its first charges of securities fraud and an order to halt sales of the stock of a JOBS Act-traded company, Caribbean Pacific Marketing. Continue reading →

JOBS Act Analysis: How Start-ups Can Attract Small Investors Online Without Being Unfriended by the SEC (4th in a Series)

A primary goal of the JOBS Act (the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act“)[i] was to facilitate raising capital by reducing regulatory burdens for organizations. One avenue through which it attempts to do this is by easing the rules relating to … Continue reading →

JOBS Act Analysis: Underwriter Analyst Coverage Now Allowed (3rd in a Series)

In part three of our JOBS Act analysis series, we discuss its amendments to the Securities and Exchange Acts, which allow companies' underwriters to issue research and recommendation on the qualifying companies they are underwriting. Continue reading →

JOBS Act Analysis: Reduced Disclosure Requirements for IPOs (2nd in a Series)

The JOBS Act (formally, the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act“) was designed to facilitate raising capital by reducing regulatory burdens. Specifically, the Act creates a separate class of issuers under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and the Exchange Act … Continue reading →

JOBS Act Analysis: What the Law Means for Small Businesses, Financial Institutions, and Insurers (1st in a Series)

President Obama signs the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act April 5, 2012 With the signing of the JOBS Act 2012 (Jumpstart Our Business Startups), the ability for smaller companies to raise money—and financial institutions to get in trouble—just got … Continue reading →