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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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B-Corps

With Governor John Kitzhaber’s signature of House Bill 2296 on June 18, Oregon passed a law recognizing the Benefit Corporation as a legal entity. This new legislation marks the culmination of an ongoing effort by members of the business community to gain legal recognition of business motives other than financial gain. It seems fitting that […]

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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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Protecting your Domain

.xxx is a new sponsored Top-Level Domain (sTLD) intended as a voluntary option for pornographic websites. The voluntary domain is intended to create a “red-light district” for the Internet. ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assignment of Names and Numbers) approved the .XXX sTLD on March 18, 2011, after multiple rejections over the previous 6 years. It […]

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