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SEC Raises Some Exemption Caps, Expanding Access to Capital (& Integration Framework)

In another move that should expand access to capital (see previous coverage of the slight expansion of the Accredited Investor standard here), the SEC on November 2, 2020 raised the caps on the amount that can be raised under certain offering exemptions. Here is the press release from SEC. As a baseline rule, the United …

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SEC Expands Definitions of Accredited Investor and QIB, Widening Access to Private Offerings

  If you have ever raised money as a startup, done private securities deals, raised money for private equity, or done other similar private securities market activities, you know how important the “Accredited Investor” standard is. HINT: if you want to get to exactly what the changes were, then please skip to Part 3 In …

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EXPLAINER: CONTRACTS 101

EXPLAINER: CONTRACTS 101 This post was co-authored by Ryan Reiffert, San Antonio corporate & transactional attorney and  Evan Janssen, a student at St. Mary’s School of Law Background Contracts are no strangers at the Law Offices of Ryan Reiffert, PLLC. I assist with and review personal transactions, business agreements, government procurement documents, investment contracts, and …

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How to Purchase (or Sell) a Business Now in 5 Steps

How to Purchase (or Sell) a Business Now in 5 Steps So you want to purchase a business but you are not sure how to go about the process and close the purchase in the right way. LAW OFFICES OF RYAN REIFFERT PLLC has published this guide to help you in this high-stakes process. Based …

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COVID-19 Waivers: When to Use Them, How They Protect You (Or, How They Sometimes Don’t), and A Few Things to Watch Out For

Maybe you’re thinking “oh God, another COVID article”? And if your business is closed, or isn’t customer-facing, or etc., feel free to skip this one. But, if it’s not, this is timely stuff. I was recently quoted in Reuters and the NY Post, as well as a few other places, about COVID waivers (here and …

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BREAKING NEWS: More Relief Coming for Small Businesses as Government Refills the Loan Program (a.k.a. PPP Round 2)

The $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program part of the CARES Act ran out in under two weeks(!) and now the race is on to get in for the second round before it, too, runs out. If you missed my previous posts about PPP, CARES act, Force Majeure, and other coronavirus-related topics, please feel free to …

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INFOGRAPHIC: How a Startup Grows

The attached infographic shows an example of a company’s journey from its beginning to initial public offering (IPO). Your startup may or may not follow this exact path – some stages may be compressed into one, and others may be separated into different parts. Your company may receive a buyout offer somewhere along the way. …

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Coronavirus relief: the CARES Act passes House & Senate, goes to White House [UPDATED]

UPDATE: From what I am hearing, the SBA is currently working on regulations setting forth the details of the forgiveable loan program and other parts of the small business-centric portions of the statute – I have heard rumors that they will be released by Monday, but this is a rapidly changing situation, so please check …

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