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Practice Pointers on the Up-C Structure
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2016

In a structure commonly referred to as an “up-C,” an existing limited liability company or other partnership form (referred to here for convenience


SEC Issues C&DIs and Small Entity Compliance Guides for Crowdfunding
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2016

On May 13, 2016, the SEC issued new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (“C&DIs”) on Rules 100 (Crowdfunding Exemption and Requirements), 201


Staying Private Longer
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2016

Yesterday, May 24, 2016, the Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission published a Small Entity Compliance Guide that is intended to help


FINRA Proposes Amendments to its New Debt Research Rule
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2016

On May 24, 2016, FINRA proposed amendments to its new debt research rule (Rule 2422). The amendments are intended to clarify Rule 2422 in four


House Passes the Fostering Innovation Act
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2016

On May 23, 2016, the House passed H.R. 4139, the Fostering Innovation Act, by voice vote. The bill had passed the House Financial Services Committee


What is the RAISE Act and How Useful will it be to Sellers of Private Company Shares?
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2016

With the enactment of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012, private companies have the ability to defer an IPO and SEC reporting


Growing Trend of Companies Staying Private Longer
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2016

On May 17, 2016, Fortune Magazine published an article by Geoff Colvin, “Take This Market and Shove It,” examining the growing trend of companies


NASAA Releases Proposed Model Rule for Crowdfunded Offerings
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2016

On May 16, 2016, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) released for public comment its proposed model rule and uniform


SEC Issues New C&DIs on the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

On May 17, 2016, the staff of the SEC Division of Corporation Finance (the “Staff”) issued 12 new Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations (“C&DIs”


SEC Approves PCAOB’s Proposed Rules on Audit Engagement Partners; PCAOB Re-Proposes Auditing Standard to Increase Transparency in Audit Reports
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2016

On May 9, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") issued an order approving the proposal of the Public Company Accounting Oversight