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|The JOBS Act Provides Opportunities for Community Banks|
Hugh B. Wellons; Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC;
April 12, 2012, previously published on April 9, 2012The U. S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act Tuesday, March 27, after receiving it from the Senate. The President signed the bill April 5, 2012. The JOBS Act is best known for its crowdfunding provisions, which I will address shortly, but...
|JOBS Act Seeks to Facilitate Growth of Small and Emerging Businesses|
Robert E. Spicer; Williams Mullen;
April 12, 2012, previously published on April 9, 2012On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the "JOBS Act"). The stated purpose of the JOBS Act is "to increase American job creation and economic growth by improving access to the public capital markets for emerging growth...
|SEC Issues JOBS Act Guidance To Bank Holding Companies|
Andrew D. Bulgin; Gordon Feinblatt LLC;
April 12, 2012, previously published on April 12, 2012On April 9, 2012, we issued a legal bulletin regarding certain amendments made to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended ("Exchange Act"), by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act ("JOBS Act'). That bulletin is available at: ...
|Heightened Pleading Standards in Securities Fraud Class Actions|
Paul Bork, Dean F. Hanley, Brandon F. White; Foley Hoag LLP;
April 12, 2012, previously published on April 11, 2012The First Circuit Court of Appeals and the District Court of Massachusetts have recently issued opinions in securities fraud class actions that were favorable to the issuer-defendants. A theme emerges from these cases: if an issuer makes timely public disclosure of material events, plaintiffs will...
|JOBS Act Will Significantly Relax Restrictions on Capital Raising|
Paul Bork, Dean F. Hanley; Foley Hoag LLP;
April 11, 2012, previously published on April 6, 2012On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups), the culmination of a bipartisan effort by Congress to ease restrictions on capital raising that have affected and guided companies and investors for decades. The bipartisan nature of the process may have...
|JOBS Act to Ease Capital Formation for Public and Private Companies and Reduce Regulatory Burdens on Emerging Growth Companies: Alert 2 of 2: Focus on Easing Capital Formation for Private Companies|
Megan N. Gates, Pamela B. Greene, Daniel T. Kajunski, Brian P. Keane, Jonathan L. Kravetz, Scott A. Samuels; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
April 11, 2012, previously published on April 5, 2012On April 5, 2012, after overwhelming bi-partisan support in Congress but criticism from regulators and investor protection groups, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act).
|Startup Visa Act (2011): New Proposals Designed to Attract and Retain Foreign National Entrepreneurs|
Greenberg Traurig LLP;
April 11, 2012, previously published on April 9, 2012The Startup Visa Act of 2011 is designed to attract and keep foreign-born startup founders with venture capital and strong entrepreneurial spirits in the United States rather than sending them overseas. The Startup Visa Act was first introduced in the Senate on February 24, 2010, and again on March...
|JOBS Act to Make It Easier and Less Burdensome to Raise Capital in Securities Offerings|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
April 10, 2012, previously published on April 6, 2012On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) into law. The JOBS Act is intended to make it easier and less burdensome for companies to raise capital through securities offerings, including IPOs and private offerings. Some of the JOBS Act’s...
|The Crowdfunding Bill: Opening the Floodgates|
Joel R. Nied; LeClairRyan;
April 9, 2012, previously published on March 30, 2012The Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act (EACA), which has been dubbed the "Crowdfunding Bill," has been approved overwhelmingly by the House of Representatives. The Senate passed a similar bill, the Capital Raising Online While Deterring Fraud and Unethical Non-Disclosure Act, on March 22,...
|Robert Zimmerman v. Katherine D. Crothall, et al., C.A. No. 6001-VCP (Del. Ch. March 27, 2012) (Parsons, V.C.)|
Potter Anderson Corroon LLP;
April 2, 2012, previously published on March 27, 2012In this opinion, the Court of Chancery granted summary judgment in favor of defendants on claims of breach of the duty of care as well as the aiding and abetting thereof, and certain claims for breach of the Limited Liability Company Agreement (the “Operating Agreement”) of Adhezion...