Archive | Securities

Equity Compensation

Thinking about offering equity compensation to your employees or independent contractors? Here is some of the information you need to know about securities laws in Oregon and Washington. Companies sometimes opt to provide profit interests, stock options, or other alternative compensatory benefits in exchange for services in addition to or in lieu of paying monetary […]

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Securities – Revenue Capital Investing

Securities Law – Revenue Capital Investing Many companies in need of growth capital have grown beyond the traditional equity investment phase, but are still not the correct bank-profile fit for straight debt. In addition, some companies are not prime exit-scenario candidates, which can also limit their ability to raise venture funding. Similarly, some investors prefer to […]

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What is a security?

You probably already know that the sale of “securities” triggers legal risks and compliance obligations, but many entrepreneurs and business owners are a little fuzzy on the precise definition of a “security.” Most know that any sale of corporate stock counts as the sale of securities, but the statutory definition is actually much broader. The […]

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UCC Search

What is a UCC Search and Why is it Important? You may not have heard of the UCC unless you frequently lend money, but if you are purchasing business assets you may need to understand the basics. Whether you’re purchasing used equipment or buying the books and accounts of a business, make sure you protect […]

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Rule 506(c) Securities Offerings

Lifting the Ban on General Solicitation in Rule 506(c) Securities Offerings In a long awaited and widely sought change, the SEC has recently announced a final rule (the “final rule”) lifting the ban on general solicitation or general advertising (collectively, “general solicitation”) in certain private offerings of securities, as required by the JOBS Act. The […]

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JOBs Act

Background In an effort to stimulate job creation and economic growth by improving access to capital, Congress has taken action in the form of legislative changes that will radically alter the landscape of the securities laws and practices that affect many of our clients—both businesses and investors alike. Current Status The Jumpstart Our Business Startups […]

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