The private fundraising environment has dramatically changed in recent years as a result of new technologies, laws, and business models. In addition to traditional private placements, the private fundraising marketplace now includes internet portals, publicly solicited accredited-only financings and crowdsourced investment funds. As the sources of private financing have multiplied, legal compliance has become increasingly complicated. Our securities law teams can help you navigate the new rules whether you are seeking financing for your company, forming a fund or syndicating an investment.


  • Non-solicited private placements or securities under Rule 506(b) of Regulation D;
  • Publicly solicited accredited-only offerings of securities under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D;
  • Regulation of investment advisers and broke- dealers;
  • Crowdfunding and crowdfinancing;
  • Third party verification of accredited investor status under Rule 506(c); and
  • Web-based syndication of private company offerings.


Our representative transactions include private investment fund formations, private company financings and advice to investment advisers and intermediaries on the legal requirements in connection with facilitating securities transactions.



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Market Terms for SAFE Crowdfunding

A common issue for founders of Silicon Valley startups is finding investors before they have any traction in order to fund the very business operations that will create traction. While founders typically spend a lot of time seeking capital from “angel” investors in order to

Crowdfunding for Equity

Crowdfunding for Equity Roger Royse:    Good morning. This is Roger Royse, from the Royse Law Firm. I want to welcome you to Crowdfunding for Equity. Today’s webinar is going to discuss the JOBS Act, generally crowdfunding, raising money through the new crowdfunding rules. We’ve got

The Fix Crowdfunding Act

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 eased securities regulations in order to encourage small businesses and startups to raise capital from crowdfunding. Since then, the Securities and Exchange Commission enacted Title III of the JOBS Act which encompasses regulation crowdfunding. However, Title

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