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About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9

Kids Crowdfund To Sue European Countries On Climate Change

Look out for the kids! This summer forest fires in the Leiria region of central Portugal killed more than 60 people and left hundreds injured. Now, some children there are crowdfunding £35,000 to pay British barristers to sue 47 European countries in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Irony Day

This is a quote: “A gay Republican with a sizable social media following, who has criticized Obamacare for “forcing” him to purchase insurance he was sure he’d never need, is turning to crowdfunding after a car accident has left him … Continue reading

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Yanked Crowdfunder Considers Lawsuit Vs. Indiegogo

Canadian startup Frank, that was to create a $180 smart phone, is contemplating litigation against crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Indiegogo terminated Frank’s crowdfunding campaign at only 23% of its targeted goal for alleged violations of its Terms of Service. But Frank … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Tiny Homes Considered In Chicago

Would you live in a 160 square foot home? If you didn’t have a home and lived on the mean cold streets of Chicago (and had other life factors), you might. Following the lead of Elvis Summers, who crowdfunded the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Lets Fans Become Promoters

Visual  and  audio artists are connecting more than ever with fans through crowdfunding sites like LegionM and Weeshing. The deal is pretty simple: fans contribute to a film or band that they like which allows the production to happen. In … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding And Other Ways To Raise Capital

Some obvious, some not so. This recent article describes in little detail 20 ways to raise money for your business. While it provides some good ideas, they’re not fleshed out and additional research is needed to make the discussion helpful … Continue reading

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Private Equity Investment Confirms Crowdfunding Valuation

Crowdfunding investors have approved a private equity investment in the United Kingdom’s second largest craft brewer. The private equity firm, L Catterton, was approved by 99% of the crowdfunding vote to acquire 27.9% of Innis & Gunn for £15 million, which, … Continue reading

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