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3 05, 2019

The Basics of Private Placements

2019-05-03T04:58:59-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Blog|

  Most small to midsize businesses and joint ventures raise capital from investors through a private placement securities offering. A private placement is conducted when a business or joint venture makes an offering of securities (an offering of an equity or debt investment in or with the business or joint venture) to a small amount [...]

3 05, 2019

Exempting Out of the Investment Company Act

2019-05-03T04:59:14-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Blog|

Whenever you want to raise money from investors, there are certain bodies of federal securities laws that should always receive their due attention. These are the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.  The Securities Act and the Securities [...]

22 02, 2019

Why hire an attorney before you pay a bond?

2019-05-03T04:59:39-05:00February 22nd, 2019|Blog|

Your friend or family member has been arrested and is sitting in jail, hoping someone will come get them out. What do you do? What is a bail bond? Trials often take place months after the initial arrest. The following offers a quick overview of the basics of bail bonds, so that you will know [...]

21 01, 2019

Before Executing that Commercial Lease

2019-05-03T03:27:27-05:00January 21st, 2019|Blog, Real Estate Law|

 So you’ve gotten a sweetheart deal on a new commercial space for your business, your financing is all set and the lease is ready for your final signature. You’re good to go, right?. Not quite. A commercial lease can seem great when you’re talking to the landlord or a broker, but it’s always best to [...]

28 12, 2018

A TIC and 1031 Tax Treatment

2018-12-28T14:39:26-05:00December 28th, 2018|Blog|

A tenancy-in-common (TIC) is often used as part of a 1031 tax-deferred transaction. What’s a 1031 tax-deferred transaction? IRS Code §1031 tax-deferred treatment is a tax tool often used by real estate investors to avoid having to pay capital gain taxes. The basic example of a 1031 tax-deferred transaction is where a real estate investor [...]

28 11, 2018

Getting Out of Partnership Level Taxation When You’re a Small Partnership, LLC or S-Corp

2018-12-28T14:24:19-05:00November 28th, 2018|Blog|

Your partnership, limited liability company (“LLC”) or s-corporation (“S-Corp”) could be subject to tax at the entity level after an IRS audit, even if your entity is not considered a c-corporation, beginning in 2018. That’s right, your partnership, LLC, or X-Corp could be taxed much more similarly to a c-corporation than a partnership if the [...]

28 11, 2018

Surviving like Draft Kings

2018-11-28T12:21:18-05:00November 28th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

DraftKings was riding high with a strongly growing business in online fantasy sports betting and a recent advertising blitz when the regulators decided to insert a road block. In came a lawsuit from the New York attorney general and a reported review of its business by the Massachusetts attorney general. DraftKings then had to [...]

19 11, 2018

Online Dispute Resolution

2018-11-19T10:06:29-05:00November 19th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

The tech industry has taken over in recent years, so it’s no surprise that it’s made it’s way into dispute resolution. Mediation and arbitration are usually a fairly easy process to schedule and attend when both parties are local, or at least relatively close to each other. What happens when the parties are large [...]

25 10, 2018

Private Offering Integration

2018-10-26T14:12:06-05:00October 25th, 2018|Blog, Investment Law|

The private securities market is just that, private. You won’t find headlines about private offerings like you will with a public offering. However, these private offerings do exist, and they come with some complex laws. One of the most important of the securities laws for some business owners who raise private funds from investors [...]

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