MBBP Upcoming Exclusive Event – The JOBS Act: What You and Your Company Need to Know

The Jumpstart our Business Startups Act, commonly referred to as the "JOBS Act," was signed into law in 2012 as a way to incentivize funding of United States emerging growth companies by easing various securities regulations. Please join MBBP and Marcum on Thursday, November 12, for a discussion on the new rules and the impact …

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SEC Proposes Changes to Exchange Act Registration Thresholds

By: Mark Tarallo On December 17, 2014, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC) issued proposed amendments to the existing rules adopted under Section 12 (g) of the Exchange Act to reflect the new, higher thresholds for registration, termination of registration and suspension of reporting that were adopted as part of the JOBS Act.    …

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Chair Mary Jo White Discusses SEC, FAF and FASB Shared Interests at Trustees Dinner

By: Mark Tarallo On May 20, 2014 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White spoke at the Financial Accounting Foundation Trustees Dinner.  Given the audience, it is not surprising that her remarks focused on accounting issues at the SEC.  In her remarks, Chair White mentioned that the SEC is still considering the addition …

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Joe Martinez to Speak At Equity Crowdfunding Symposium

On Thursday, April 24, MBBP Corporate Attorney Joseph Martinez will sit as a panelist for Quincy College Symposium on Equity Crowdfunding. With the passage of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012, the world of Equity Crowdfunding promises to stir the pot for investors and entrepreneurs alike. Joe will help lead a discussion that …

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The “Secret” IPO: Confidential filings under the JOBS Act

By: Hillary Peterson On September 12, 2013 Twitter announced (appropriately, in a tweet) that it had “confidentially” submitted an S-1 to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with a planned Initial Public Offering (“IPO”). In the immediate aftermath of the announcement, there was significant confusion as to what a confidential filing meant …

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Joe Martinez to Speak at BBA Seminar on Crowdfunding

On December 10 MBBP Corporate Attorney Joseph Martinez will be speaking at a Boston Bar Association seminar titled SEC's Proposed Rules for Crowdfunding. In October the SEC proposed rules to implement Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act which introduced a new "crowdfunding" exemption from registration of securities. The rules, if finalized, would make …

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Not Quite Private, Private Placements — SEC Lifts Ban on General Solicitations

MBBP Corporate Attorney Joe Martinez just published a new article: Not Quite Private, Private Placements — SEC Lifts Ban on General Solicitations. As part of the implementation of the JOBS Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) has lifted an 80-year ban that previously prevented companies from using any form of “general solicitation” to attract investors. …

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Joe Martinez Quoted in MedCity News Article on Advertising Fundraising

On July 15 MedCity News published an article titled "'Can' doesn't always mean 'should' when it comes to the SEC’s new rules for advertising fundraising". The article explains that the Securities and Exchange Commission recently voted to adopt a piece of the JOBS Act which would remove a ban on general advertising for private securities. One of the …

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JOBS Act: Pathway for Emerging Growth Companies

On Tuesday, October 16th Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC and Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico, LLP are holding an informational seminar to discuss the economic basis behind the JOBS Act as well as the specific changes instituted by it. A panel of experts will delve into recent data indicating who is taking advantage of the Act's provisions and …

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The JOBS Act IPO On-Ramp and Top Ten Issues in M&A Transactions

MBBP recently posted two new articles in the Business section of our resources page. MBBP Attorney Mark Tarallo authors "The JOBS Act IPO On-Ramp" which discusses the new IPO On-Ramp provisions for the emerging growth company as well as what the provisional changes mean for quality businesses. MBBP Corporate Attorneys Shannon Zollo and Mary Beth Kerrigan also published an article, "Top Ten Issues …

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