SEC Updates Definition of Accredited Investor
On August 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to the definition of “accredited investor.” The amendments, among other things, added to the list of individuals who qualify as accredited investors.
Why Startups Use Convertible Notes
What are the primary benefits for founders and their investors to opt for a convertible note offering? This post reviews the key benefits of the convertible note structure to determine if it is right for your company.
Dos and Don’ts of Conducting a Rule 506(b) Offering
Rule 506(b) is the most commonly used securities exemption for private companies. This post compiles some best practices for conducting a 506(b) offering in a bullet-pointed list for easy reference.
Verifying Accredited Investors in a Rule 506(c) Offering
Companies raising capital using Rule 506(c) have several options as to how to verify whether their investors’ are indeed “accredited investors.” This post describes some of the options companies have.
Handling Trade Errors: Best Practices for Private Fund Advisers
The best way for advisers to minimize the costs of trade errors is to accept that such errors occur and create a sound plan of action for when they do.
The Different Meanings of the Word “Registration” for Private Funds
Even if a private fund adviser is exempt from registration as an investment adviser, it may be subject to other federal and securities laws. This post summarizes the relevant legal issues.