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Site Crowdfunds To Fight Trump Travel Ban

Crowdfunding continues to be political as a new crowdfunding site has been established to help two Yemeni brothers who have been deported by the Trump travel “ban” (although the Administration now calls it a temporary pause). According to the Financial … Continue reading

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Startup Lawyers Permitted to Crowdfund

The New York State Bar, in a recent ethics opinion, says that new lawyers, typically with significant college debt, can crowdfund the startup of their practices. Out of the fives types of crowdfunding, techniques, such as equity or royalties, are … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Can Pile Into Lawsuits

Want to bet on the law? A new website is selling shares of commercial lawsuits. Lexshares will let accredited investors buy a piece of a legal claim and if the judge or jury decides in your favor, you win! Run … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Ain’t Cheap

Many issuers bemoan the fact that there are big expenses to raising equity capital (lawyers, accountants, printers, etc). Is crowdfunding any cheaper? Even if the raise is done using the rewards method, the “upfront” costs can be daunting. Fees to … Continue reading

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Wall Street Looks Down on Crowd Funding

Steve Rattner, a private equity investor and lead advisor of the Obama Administration’s auto rescue group, finds crowd funding to be more risky than buying a lottery ticket, the Crowd Fund Act constituting “the greatest loosening of securities regulation in … Continue reading

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Singing in the Rain

Every silver lining has a cloud and so will crowd funding. We are already seeing strike suit lawyer advertisements on the internet and coming soon to TV: “Have you suffered losses in a fraudulent or misleading sale of unregistered securities? … Continue reading

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