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SEC Gives VC and Smaller Private Fund Managers Limited Relief from Investment Adviser Registration




[Guest Post] By Keith S. Marlowe, Esq. Background Investment managers of private funds (“Private Fund Managers”) such as venture capital, private equity, real estate and hedge funds (i.e., funds not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Act”)) have been greatly concerned about the regulations in the Dodd-Frank Act requiring such [...]

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Simplifying the Law: Could It Be That Simple?




It’s been a long time since I put up a post – chalk it up to a couple of very busy weeks.  I tried to shut off all electronics over the holidays and take a much needed mental hiatus.  I am now ready to get back to posting. As you know, my blog is about venture capital, [...]

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Dodd-Frank Bill Signed by Obama: Aspects of Individual Accredited Investor Tests Altered




On July 15, 2010, the U.S. Senate passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Act“).  On July 21st, President Obama signed this legislation into law.  As you may recall from my previous post on this issue, much concern surrounded this Act because of the proposed changes to the “accredited investor” qualifiers [...]

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Senators Try to Take Bulldozer to Early Stage Financing Landscape




As many of you know by now, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), Chair of the Senate Banking Committee, introduced the following bill on April 15, 2010 - “Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010.”  This bill is currently being debated on the Senate floor.  The primary purpose of the bill, and the greater bulk of its 1,410 pages, is devoted to [...]

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