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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...

Selling Your Business: Acing Due Diligence

You put your company up for sale, potential buyers are lining up.  What then follows is the inevitable: The due diligence process, in which the buyer kicks...

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...

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...

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...

Open for Comment: FINRA’s Funding Portal Rules

With all the noise about the proposed set of rules for crowdfunding the SEC released in October, one piece of the puzzle almost slipped by unnoticed. In...

SEC Issues Guidance on General Solicitation Rules

On November 13, the SEC released Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (“C&DIs”) for the new rules authorizing general solicitation and advertising for securities offerings relying on Rule 506(c)...

SAC Capital, Insider Trading and the Southern District

It would be old news already if the case had not garnered so many superlatives.  One of the country’s most famous hedge fund managers.  The largest insider...

FINRA Cracking Down on “No Fee” Advertising

FINRA recently expressed concerns about broker-dealers who advertise “free” or “no fee” services for retail brokerage accounts and individual retirement accounts (IRAs). FINRA Rule 2210 requires that...

SEC Examinations Targeting Advisers Who Are Still Waiting for Godot

I have worked with a number of advisers who have never ever been examined by the SEC, not once in their 10 +, 15+, etc. years of...

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