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Minnesota Adopts Crowdfunding Law


Public Companies and Securities Minnesota has adopted an intrastate crowdfunding exemption referred to as “MNvest.”  The legislation is meant to work in tandem with the federal exemption for intrastate offerings under Section 3(a)(11) of the Securities Act of 1933 and related guidance issued by the SEC in Rule 147. The exemption is available only to “MNvest issuers,” which generally […] Read more →

by , and   |   June 15, 2015

Exercising Registration Rights Did Not Violate Fiduciary Duties

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities Molycorp, Inc. is a publically traded Delaware corporation engaged in a the production and sale of rare earth oxides.  Private equity investors held 44% of Molycorp’s stock,... Read more →

by   |   May 28, 2015

OCIE Speaks On Private Equity Deficiencies

Private Equity Marc Wyatt, Acting Director, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, of the SEC, recently gave his views on serious deficiencies found in examinations of private equity... Read more →

by   |   May 14, 2015

Spin-Offs and Successorship Clauses

M&A In 2006, the media conglomerate News Corporation, referred to as Old News Corp, entered into a Settlement Agreement to settle stockholder litigation filed in Delaware in 2005.... Read more →

by   |   April 12, 2015