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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

Corona Virus Loan Applications Start Today

Today is the day that small businesses can start to apply to their local banks for corona virus inspired SBA-backed Paycheck Protection loans that can ultimately be forgiven if the employer meets certain goals. But the Wall Street Journal notes … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Taking A Breather

Capitalism is taking a breather due to the corona virus. The United Kingdom’s two largest crowdfunding platforms have noted at least a 20% decrease in crowdfunding campaigns going “live” and in public investments in on-going ones. According to the website … Continue reading

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Who Covers Pandemic Losses?

Perhaps one of the most significant questions of 2020 will be who, besides the national governments, will take the biggest hit from the global work stoppage due to the corona virus? In France, Variety reports that film and tv producers, … Continue reading

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Film Crews Left In Lurch By Corona Virus

The code-named movies “Mission Ice Cream” and “Girona” shut down in Germany just prior to shooting this month due to the corona virus. Both films were scheduled to start principal photography at Studio Babelberg in Germany, leaving the film crews … Continue reading

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Disasters Bring Out The Fraudsters

Every crisis brings the fraudsters. The U.S. Department of Justice filed criminal charges against a bit-part actor in Los Angeles last week for touting a “cure” for the corona virus. His Instagram posts claimed that he had a patent pending … Continue reading

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The History Of The Crypto Petro

The New York Times has a great story of how the road to hell is paved with good intentions. It’s the history of how Gabriel JimĂ©nez, the creator of the Venezuelan cryptocurrency the “Petro,” thought he could free the population … Continue reading

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Legendary SEC Enforcement Director

Just wanted to take a moment to recognize the passing of one of the legendary figures who served at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Stanley Sporkin, who was the Chief of the Enforcement Division, focused corporate America on doing … Continue reading

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