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 [...]

3 05, 2019

Equity VS. Debt Offerings

2019-05-03T04:26:55-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Blog|

When most people think about raising money from investors, they often first think of public offerings (the stock market and initial public offerings (IPOs)) and secondly, they often think of it as an equity (or ownership/profit interest) investment. However, there exists both equity and debt offerings. Debt offerings are just what they sound like. Instead [...]

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

You have the Right to…

2018-12-28T16:09:27-06:00December 28th, 2018|Blog|

As a criminal defense attorney, I do not know how many times I have heard my clients tell me, “the officer did not read me my rights!” The rights in question are the warnings set out in Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, 467-73 (1966). These rights were created to safeguard a person’s constitutional right against [...]

28 12, 2018

A TIC and 1031 Tax Treatment

2018-12-28T14:39:26-06:00December 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

2018-12-28T14:24:19-06:00November 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

2018-11-28T12:21:18-06:00November 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 [...]

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