The Securities and Exchange Commission released a compliance guide on Regulation A+ for small businesses last week. The guide is only useful for very sophisticated small businesses and their advisors. The compliance guide does provide some context and resources for the securities law practitioner. The guide can be found at: http://www.sec.gov/info/smallbus/secg/regulation-a-amendments-secg.shtml

Background In situations where companies are considering an investment form an institutional investor, the concept of liquidation preference will be certain to come up. The investor will want certain privileges and protections in exchange for making an investment in a start-up or early stage company. These privileges and protections can take many forms but the…

The Los Angeles Business Journal interviewed a few executives and early stage investors to get their reaction. The topic was crowdfunding rules and the new Regulation A+ from the SEC. http://labusinessjournal.com/news/2015/apr/12/capital-gain/?page=1&

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