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Monthly Archives: May 2016

What’s up with Crowdfunding? So far, not much (but a fix may be coming)

Posted in Capital Raising

The SEC’s crowdfunding rules (under Regulation Crowdfunding) became effective earlier this week. From the legal and legislative perspectives this was a big day since it marked the effective date of one of the most heavily anticipated and promoted components of the JOBS Act. It is also the last provision of the JOBS Act to be… Continue Reading

Keeping Your Trade Secrets Safe: When NDAs Can Backfire

Posted in Mergers and Acquisitions

In business, we’ve all seen the traditional nondisclosure agreement (also known, more simply, as the “NDA”) between two parties wishing to discuss a potential business transaction. While NDAs are good tools to protect a party’s confidential information during such discussions,  businesses must take care to ensure that an NDA does not jeopardize the strong protections… Continue Reading