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|President Obama Signs the JOBS Act|
Aaron D. Zibart; Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP;
April 19, 2012, previously published on April 17, 2012On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act). The JOBS Act relaxes the regulation of securities offerings by private companies and smaller public companies, as well as the reporting obligations of many newly public companies. Some provisions of...
|The JOBS Act: Significant Changes for Raising Private Capital|
Christina W. Marshall, David H. Oden; Haynes and Boone, LLP;
April 18, 2012, previously published on April 14, 2012The new Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”), signed into law on April 5, 2012, contains a number of substantial revisions to U.S. securities laws that will affect the manner in which businesses may obtain private financing, including (among other things) removing the...
|The Jobs Act: Crowdfunding Is Becoming A Reality — Will It Provide An Efficient Mechanism For Capital Formation?|
Craig F. Zappetti; Saul Ewing LLP;
April 16, 2012, previously published on April 2012One provision of the new JOBS Act related to Crowdfunding may assist small businesses in raising early stage capital in a manner that provides necessary protections to investors.
|JOBS Act Enacted, Imposes Substantial Deregulation on the Mechanics of Securities Offerings|
Duane Morris LLP;
April 16, 2012, previously published on April 13, 2012In one of the most sweeping changes to the securities offering environment in years, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, commonly referred to as the JOBS Act, became law on April 5, 2012. The stated purpose of the JOBS Act is to spur job creation by smaller companies, in part by an almost...
|Brinker Clarifies California Law on Meal and Rest Periods in a Pro-Employer Direction|
Thomas R. Kaufman; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
April 13, 2012, previously published on April 12, 2012As anticipated, today the California Supreme Court in Brinker v. Superior Court issued a far ranging decision that clarifies the standards for meal and rest period claims both substantively and with respect to class certification. The Court set forth fairly easy-to-follow guidelines for compliance...
|Supreme Court Provides Guidance on Section 16(b) Statute of Limitations|
Paul Bork, Dean F. Hanley; Foley Hoag LLP;
April 13, 2012, previously published on April 13, 2012In Credit Suisse Securities LLC v. Simmonds, the Supreme Court recently addressed the timeliness of claims brought against corporate insiders to recover short-swing profits under Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Court decided that the two-year limitations period on bringing...
|The JOBS Act and Crowdfunding: A Sea Change for Entrepreneurs|
Jeffrey T. Drake, Eric Ferraro, Pierre-Andre H. Mayer; LeClairRyan;
April 13, 2012, previously published on April 11, 2012On April 5, President Obama signed into law the bipartisan Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, a piece of legislation that will have a tremendous impact on the start-up and emerging growth company markets. The three main elements of the act are the Reopening American Capital Markets to...
|The CROWDFUND Act Gives Entrepreneurs and Start-Up Companies an Important New Financing Alternative|
Howard Bobrow, Arthur F. McMahon, George D. Molinsky, James A. Strain, James M. Zimmerman; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
April 13, 2012, previously published on April 11, 2012On April 5, 2012, the long-awaited Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”) became law. The JOBS Act, which was the result of a long and public effort by both parties in Congress, amends the federal securities laws in a number of ways intended to make it easier for...
|The Jobs Act: Capital Access Reforms - The "IPO On-Ramp"|
Patricia A. Gritzan; Saul Ewing LLP;
April 13, 2012, previously published on April 2012One of the key provisions of the new JOBS Act is the "IPO On-Ramp," which will facilitate capital raising and ease ongoing disclosure requirements for certain issuers of securities.
|What Does The Jumpstart Our Business Startups ("Jobs") Act Mean For Private Investment Funds?|
Craig E. Dauchy, Shane Levi Goudey, Bernard L. Hatcher, Ian O'Donnell, Nicole K. Peppe; Cooley LLP;
April 13, 2012, previously published on April 11, 2012The JOBS Act was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012. Although the primary effect of the JOBS Act is to ease certain regulatory requirements on emerging growth companies, we highlight below two key provisions of the JOBS Act that are particularly relevant to managers of private...