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What if I pay my investors in stuff rather than money?

One of the easiest ways to raise money for a venture is to structure the raise in such a way that the securities laws do not apply.  To do this, it is necessary to be very familiar with the definition of a security.  If an instrument does not meet the definition, there is no need […]

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The Dual Nature of Rule 504

Rule 504 is known as an exemption from the requirement of federal registration of a securities offering under Regulation D. In its more familiar incarnation, it is an exemption that allows a company to offer up to $1 million in a private placement (assuming state law compliance) – which means that the company cannot do […]

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