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.
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
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.
Interesting Course and the narrator was very good.
It was fine.
Very interesting topic, thank you
Very timely and informative
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.
Todd did a great job.
very informative and very helpful
This presenter is very good. Speaks quickly but understandable. Good practical application.
New topic for me. Very interesting and a lot of good information.
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.
I really enjoyed this presenter. Great.
Todd was excellent.
Very interesting topic with great information. Thanks for sharing and enlightening us who work on the fringe.
This is a relatively new area that is very interesting to me.
Very helpful intro to the topic. Mr. Kulkin's good-humored, enthusiastic, and informative style distinguish him among your presenters.
The presenter is knowledgeable, and his presentation style is upbeat. This course provided the overview that I was seeking.
Lecture was very well done.
I always find this speaker VERY informative. One of my favorites.
Most. Informative, well presented
Speaker was very good!
Good speaker and good topic!
Good work Todd
Todd is entertaining and informative.
Interesting, timely topic.
This was good.
Great topic. Very timely.
VERY GOOD presenters!
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.
Great presentation on new topic
The presenter was very knowledgable about the topic and made it interesting.
Great program! This is the best one I have seen on Lawline
Highly informative and well worth the time commitment
Very good program
Very helpful !
I really liked Mr. Kulkin's speaking style.
Organized and well presented
good info, knowledgeable, good delivery (not boring)
Sincerely liked the presentation. It is an exciting time to be a start-up attorney!
I love this presenter! He is very engaging and also provides clear, concise, and practical information.
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