Crowdfunding for Equity: A New Frontier

(1725 Ratings)

Produced on: April 18, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 62 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

On October 30, 2015, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted new rules allowing businesses to sell securities via crowdfunding platforms for the first time in the United States. This long-overdue action by the SEC has created an entirely new world of funding for start-up companies and established small businesses; an array of platforms for raising capital by soliciting the public, without an Initial Public Offering. Join business attorney Todd Kulkin as he shows you what you need to know to properly advise your clients to take advantage of crowdfunding and avoid potential pitfalls.

 

Learning Objectives:

I.      Comprehend the basics of crowdfunding - not just Kickstarter 

II.     Discern when crowdfunding is appropriate for your client’s capital raise

III.    Navigate the different types of crowdfunding platforms and identify which is best for your client’s needs

IV.    Understand the new regulations surrounding selling securities via crowdfunding 

V.     Recognize the disclosures necessary to take advantage of the new SEC Regulations

VI.    Develop ways to advise your clients investing in a crowdfunding venture

Faculty

Todd Kulkin

Law Offices of Todd Kulkin

Todd Kulkin specializes in providing legal advice to small/medium sized businesses, start-ups, and non-for-profit organizations. He started his legal career at a large New York law firm. While working for that firm, his time was split between two practice areas: general liability defense and providing corporate and regulatory advice to major corporations. He uses his experience as a civil defense litigator to advise clients about their liability posture and how to mitigate. He left the firm to start his own practice in 2012 and, since then, has expanded his expertise to intellectual property and socially responsible entrepreneurship. Todd graduated with Honors from Brandeis University and with a J.D. in Financial Transactions from University at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Law.

 

An animal lover, Todd sits as Director of Corporate Relations for Mighty Mutts & Meows: a no-kill, 501c3, all volunteer animal rescue organization in New York City.

 

Reviews

SJ
Stuart I. J.

Nice and to the point

CR
Cory R.

Excellent presentation. Would like to have any update as well.

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Steve G.

This guy did a great job shedding light on a topic of which I have been curious. Thank you for including t in my bundle.

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Frank K.

interesting subject

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Kevin C.

Interesting Course and the narrator was very good.

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elizabeth c.

It was fine.

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Richard R.

Very interesting topic, thank you

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Michael L.

great presentation

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Joseph R.

Very timely and informative

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Daniel C.

Interesting topic. Of course, this means of offering equity hasn't exactly panned out the way everyone, including the speaker, expected, but only time will tell.

GR
Gary R.

Great lecturer

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William D.

Todd did a great job.

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Randall G.

very informative and very helpful

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Randy B.

Good job.

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Victoria K.

This presenter is very good. Speaks quickly but understandable. Good practical application.

WM
Wendy M.

Very informative

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Tom G.

New topic for me. Very interesting and a lot of good information.

RP
Ron P.

really excellent

DO
Daniel O.

Well presented.

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Frank R.

Good job!

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Allan M.

Great presenter.

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Paige M.

Mr. Kulkin is one of your best presenters: informative, good presentation skills, engaging personality. Great to get some information at the cutting edge of financing with crowdfunding.

DB
Dwight B.

GREAT

GG
Grady G.

Fascinating topic!

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Joseph K.

I really enjoyed this presenter. Great.

PS
Philip S.

Todd was excellent.

MH
Margaret H.

Very interesting topic with great information. Thanks for sharing and enlightening us who work on the fringe.

JK
Jeffrey K.

Excellent!

SS
Steven S.

This is a relatively new area that is very interesting to me.

RH
Richard E H.

Very helpful intro to the topic. Mr. Kulkin's good-humored, enthusiastic, and informative style distinguish him among your presenters.

EF
Edward F.

The presenter is knowledgeable, and his presentation style is upbeat. This course provided the overview that I was seeking.

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Richard S.

Lecture was very well done.

MV
Mark V.

I always find this speaker VERY informative. One of my favorites.

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Josh N.

Most. Informative, well presented

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Brian F.

great

GM
Gary M.

Speaker was very good!

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Robert N.

Good speaker and good topic!

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John O.

Good work Todd

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Alan T.

Todd is entertaining and informative.

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Jeffrey W.

Interesting, timely topic.

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Ra'Shaun K.

Very informative!

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Hilary A.

This was good.

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Edward H.

Great course!

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Doreen M.

Interesting Topic!

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Marlin B.

Great CLE

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Lori B.

Good information.

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Uriel R.

enjoyed it

CJ
Chris J.

Great topic. Very timely.

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Alan T.

VERY GOOD presenters!

HD
Harry D.

great presentation

JB
June B.

He did a very good job of dealing with an area of the law which contains a lot of uncertainty because it is so new.

RJ
Rebecca J.

First rate

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Cynthia K.

Great presenter.

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William M.

Great presentation on new topic

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Andrea B.

The presenter was very knowledgable about the topic and made it interesting.

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Stephanie M.

Great program! This is the best one I have seen on Lawline

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William N.

Great course!

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paul h.

Highly informative and well worth the time commitment

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Andrew J.

Very good program

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Paul A.

great presentation

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Mark V.

great program

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Andrea L.

Very helpful !

DH
David H.

I really liked Mr. Kulkin's speaking style.

SS
Steve S.

Excellent

AH
Allen H.

Organized and well presented

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Wilbert C.

good info, knowledgeable, good delivery (not boring)

JM
James M.

Sincerely liked the presentation. It is an exciting time to be a start-up attorney!

MO
Mary O.

I love this presenter! He is very engaging and also provides clear, concise, and practical information.

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