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Investments in Emerging Growth Companies Post-COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread from Asia to the rest of the world at the beginning of 2020, global venture capital (VC) funding dropped dramatically—by about 20% since December 2019 according to Startup Genome.[1]  While the longer-term effects of the pandemic on startups’ ability to raise money cannot be fully grasped yet, it is likely … Continue Reading

SEC Announces 2014 Examination Priorities for Investment Advisers

On January 9, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission released its examination priorities for 2014 (the “2014 Exam Priorities Release”), covering a wide range of issues at financial institutions, including investment advisers and investment companies, hedge funds and private equity funds.  The 2014 Exam Priorities Release highlights a number of areas and key risks that the … Continue Reading

SEC Proposes Amendments To Reflect Dodd-Frank’s Definition Of “Accredited Investor”

On January 25, 2011, the SEC proposed new amendments to conform the definition of “accredited investor” under Rule 215 of the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 501 of Regulation D to requirements imposed by Congress under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”). Various exemptions for private or other limited offerings of … Continue Reading

California Court Of Appeal Holds That Privity Of Contract Is Necessary To Maintain An Action For Rescission Under California Corporations Code Sections 25504 And 25504.1

By John Stigi and Taraneh Fard In Viterbi v. Wasserman, 2011 Cal. App. LEXIS 25 (Cal. App. Jan. 11, 2011), the Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District of the State of California affirmed the judgment of the Superior Court of San Diego County holding that privity between the purchaser and seller of a … Continue Reading

Extension of 100% Gain Exclusion for Qualified Small Business Stock

By Matthew Richardson Included in the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 signed into law on December 17, 2010, a tax incentive relating to qualified small business stock (“QSBS”) was extended for another twelve months.  Pursuant to this extension, noncorporate taxpayers are allowed to exclude all (100%) of their gain from the sale or exchange … Continue Reading
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