Finding A Way.

Protecting Your Start-Up’s Assets: The Non-Disclosure Agreement

For many start-ups, their greatest asset is a game-changing idea. To build the idea into a successful business, they will invariably need to share it with potential...

Top Ten Things You Need to Know About the Advisers Act

The Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the Act) is the rulebook for SEC-registered investment advisers (RIAs). The Advisers Act, together with the related rules adopted by the...

Regulation: The New Normal for Hedge Funds?

By all accounts, hedge funds are having a great year. According to the Wall Street Journal, fund managers added a net $26.32 billion of new cash in...

Friends and Family—A Good Funding Source?

It is tempting. It is difficult to raise funds from angels and VCs, especially when most of what you have is just an idea. I get it. ...

Making Sense of Your Options: Raising Capital In Private Offerings

Let’s say you have started/built this really great business that needs funding right now to launch, survive, expand, take it to the next level, etc.  If you...

Mark Your Calendars for Your Annual Review

Before you even start reading this, go to Outlook or whatever calendar you use, pick a date, and put in “Annual Review.”  Any time in the year...

Mark Your Calendars: Key Compliance Dates for Advisers

It’s hard to believe that January is almost over and 2013 just a blur.   With matching speed, many of the compliance milestones that an investment adviser faces...

Setting the Stage for 2014: SEC Announces Exam Priorities

Pay attention to this one.  Earlier this month, the SEC Office of Compliance Inspection and Examination issued its annual list of 2014 examination priorities for a variety...

SEC Proposes Regulation A+ For Small Businesses

With all eyes focused on the lifting on the ban on solicitation and the new proposed equity crowd funding rules, one major rulemaking proposal mandated under the...

Year in Review: SEC Round Up for 2013

I love taking stock of the highlights of a year as it draws to a close, so I am doing a mini-series of posts on topic.  The...

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