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Who Is Crowdfunding Stormy?

The Washington Post is noting questions that have arisen (mostly by conservatives who support the President) about the crowdfunding campaign to pay the legal fees for Stormy Daniels’ attorney. Unmissable on liberal cable TV, Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti set up … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding A Bully Defense

Crowdfunding a bully defense is now a thing. So, a UK YouTube comedian goes online to ravage a multi-millionaire landlord who allegedly “banned “coloured” tenants from his properties, claiming it was due to “the curry smell they leave behind.”” The … Continue reading

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Look For A Different Focus At The SEC

The PEOTUS’ pick for the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, has deep ties to protecting Wall Street as a partner at the white shoe law firm Sullivan & Cromwell. He has written that “zealous enforcement of … Continue reading

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Mark Cuban’s Wish List For Reforming the SEC

If you recall, Mark Cuban beat an insider trading charge by the Securities and Exchange Commission last year. He’s still on the warpath against the agency. In a recent article, he set forth his wish list for SEC reforms: “When … Continue reading

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When Does Crowdfunding Become Tacky?

At what point does crowdfunding become tacky? Is it OK to ask for money for your medical treatments? Pay for your lawyer? How about your wedding? What if you want a new car? Or will you pay for my Hawaiian … Continue reading

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Roadmap To Getting “Bad Actor” Disqualification Waived

A recent SEC no-action letter provides a road map as to how to get the staff to waive your “bad actor” disqualification from participating in private placements: claim that there was no “intent” to commit the act; say that the … Continue reading

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Publisher Enjoins Crowd Funders

You can hate, but can’t love on the internet. Writer Geoffrey Todd and illustrator Rich Berner’s planned tribute-sequel book to Maurice Sendak’s “Where The Wild Things Are” was stopped in its tracks as HarperCollins’ lawyers shut down their Kickstarter campaign. … Continue reading

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