Jackson Walker partner Mike Laussade was quoted in an Oct. 24, 2014, article in the San Antonio Business Journal about a new state rule that applies to equity-based crowdfunding.
The article, titled “Crowdfunding portals gearing up for small investors,” discusses a rule change recently adopted by the Texas State Securities Board that provides an exemption from registration for intrastate securities offerings that employ a limited crowdfunding model. The article draws extensively on information contained in an e-Alert that Mr. Laussade wrote about the rule change, which will become effective in late November.
Mr. Laussade and Jackson Walker partner Stephanie Chandler have spoken extensively on current trends in startup funding, including crowdfunding, both to the media and in speaking engagements. Their presentation was titled “Raising Capital from New Money and Old Money: Crowdfunding and Family Offices in 2014.”
Mr. Laussade assists small- to mid-sized companies in all phases of entity formation, capital-raising, securities law compliance, corporate governance, contract negotiation, and merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Laussade has represented both purchasers and sellers in debt and equity transactions ranging from $125,000 to $200 million and has extensive experience in the drafting and negotiation of a broad range of debt and equity instruments on behalf of both companies and investors.
Ms. Chandler’s practice emphasizes securities transactions, reporting and compliance; mergers and acquisitions; technology licensing and commercialization, and general corporate work. She assists clients with the formation of organizations, public and private offering of securities, governance issues and shareholder proxy contests, as well as Securities Act and Exchange Act compliance matters. Her clients include startup companies commercializing innovations in information technology and biotechnology, private investors and private equity and venture capital firms, and large privately held and publicly traded companies.