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Securities in Real Estate – A Beginner’s Guide!

Over the past decades, commercial real estate has gone through a dramatic shift from the private sector to more commercial and public markets. It has contributed to the substantial growth of the global real estate security markets. This shift has been largely due to the increasing adoption of the modern real estate security structure amid …

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Seat belts, securities laws, and crap tables

Seat Belts, Securities Laws and Crap Tables

Since 1968, Federal and state governments have moved toward mandating that every car be equipped with seat belts and that every passenger wear a seat belt, or be subject to a traffic ticket and likely a fine. Opposition to these laws suggested that the cost of the seat belt installation was burdensome and that the …

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Helpful Crowdfunding Sheet

Crowdfunding Cheat Sheet

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Congressman McHenry discusses fintech with crowdfunding lawyer, Amy Wan

Congressman McHenry on Financial Inclusion Through Technology

Discussing Fintech with a policy leader. On Monday March 6, 2017, Congressman Patrick McHenry gave keynote remarks at the Lendit Conference in New York City. Among the themes of his speech, McHenry talked about the need for financial inclusion, citing a statistic that counties with less than 100,000 saw a decrease in small businesses. At …

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Crowdfunding vs Syndication

Crowdfunding vs Syndication

The Difference Between Syndication and Crowdfunding Syndication and crowdfunding are terms that have been used interchangeably within the last decade, and their concepts and meaning have become increasingly blurred. However, whereas syndication focuses on funding relationships and structure between the funder and funded, crowdfunding is a method of finding investors (or backers) with the cornerstone …

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When You Use a Bomb to Swat a Fly: A Response to the Proposal to Ban SAFEs in Crowdfunding

This article originally appeared on CrowdfundInsider This article is a response to the draft paper referenced in the article entitled “Crowdfunding and the Not-So-Safe SAFE” authored by Joseph M. Green and John F. Coyle. There are many so words to describe my thoughts about the paper: patronizing, impractical, misguided—but mostly, unfortunate. One might attribute the recommendations of …

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Why “Special Purpose Entities” Are So Special

This article was originally published at CrowdfundInsider.com As securities attorneys, we’ve been getting a fair amount of questions lately on special purposes entities (SPEs), also known as special purpose vehicles (SPVs). What are they? What do they do? Should I choose an SPE over an LLC? (That last one is my favorite). First, to nip …

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