Attack of the Indirect Investor

A company’s indirect investors may sue the company and its principals for fraud, according to a recent federal court ruling in Robert Colman et al. v. Theranos Inc. et al. Private funds attorney Josh Watson discusses the case in his article "Attack of the Indirect Investor." He explains that investment managers who syndicate investment opportunities through single …

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Josh Watson Moderating Private Equity and VC Funds Program at ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting

At this year's ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, private funds attorney Josh Watson will serve as the program chair and moderator for the program "End of Life Issues for Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds." The program will be presented by the Private Equity and Venture Capital committee and will cover issues faced by …

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Chip Wry Discusses Planning for Tax Reform in Accounting Today Article

Accounting Today's article "Getting Ahead of Tax Reform" discusses the importance of planning and action for businesses before the potential tax reform takes place. Tax attorney Chip Wry comments on the uncertainty of which pieces of the proposed legislation will be enacted, and notes the possible implications regarding the elimination of the interest expense deduction …

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The Risks of Using Finders and Unregistered Brokers

Private fund managers often use placement agents, finders, and other intermediaries to help raise capital for their investment funds. Using an intermediary that has failed to register as a broker-dealer, however, is fraught with risk. In his article "The Risks of Using Finders and Unregistered Brokers", private funds attorney Josh Watson cautions against using unregistered …

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Registration Exemptions for Investment Advisers

When may an investment adviser avoid registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission? Private funds attorney Josh Watson answers this question in his article "Registration Exemptions for Investment Advisers" that summarizes the requirements of two registration exemptions that are available to managers of private investment funds. To learn about the two registration exemptions read the …

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NYSE’s Corporate Board Member Online Magazine Brings in MBBP’s Carl Barnes for Insights on D&O Liability

NYSE's publication, Corporate Board Member, has recently published an article, "Sidestepping D&O Liability". This piece brings to light the year 2015 as a record-breaking one for securities litigation against directors and officers, and how this trend is continuing into 2016. The level of whistleblower activity has significantly increased, as exemplified by the astonishing 119 filings …

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MBBP Clients Red Crow and MiRTLE Medical Featured in Forbes Article Regarding New Equity Crowdfunding Platform

MBBP clients Red Crow and MiRTLE Medical are featured in a Forbes article regarding Red Crow's new equity crowdfunding portal that will be launching in November.  The crowdfunding platform will feature "exclusive and professionally-vetted investment opportunities" for accredited and non-accredited investors. MiRTLE Medical will have one of the first featured investment opportunities. MiRTLE's product is …

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Panel 3 of Life Sciences Series To Be Held On September 22nd!

On Thursday, September 22nd, MBBP will host the third panel of our Life Sciences Series, "Funding Models in Biotech".  The panel will be held at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) from 4:30pm - 6:00pm. The panel will discuss today's financing environment for emerging biotech companies, and the many complexities facing these companies in their attempts …

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InvestSoft Technology Acquired by Morningstar

MBBP Client InvestSoft Technology, a provider of innovative software solutions designed to streamline workflow, reduce risk and harness the value of data throughout an organization, was acquired by Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research. Todd Roitfarb, chief executive officer of InvestSoft, said, “InvestSoft understands the real-time needs of investment firms, and we pride ourselves on the …

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MBBP Partner Joseph Martinez Participating in MIT Enterprise Forum’s Spring Start Smart Class

Corporate partner Joseph Martinez will take part in MIT Enterprise Forum's (MITEF) Spring Start Smart Class, which will run from May 23-June 20.  He will appear as a Guest Speaker during the third class, which will focus on legal issues for startups.  Specifically, Martinez will discuss the employment, financing, and intellectual property legal issues facing startups. MITEF's …

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