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SEC Eases Rules on Intrastate Crowdfunding

On October 26 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously adopted new and amended rules aimed at making it easier for companies to raise money from investors through intrastate and small offerings.

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Hometeam Partners With Medicaid in NYC

MobiHealthNews covered Manatt@s representation of Hometeam, a mobile-based, senior-focused home care company, in a deal with Medicaid Long Term Managed Care that allows enrollees in New York City to use Medicaid funds to pay for Hometeam@s services. Manatt@s Randi Seigel, counsel with Manatt Health, negotiated the contract for Hometeam.According to the publication, the new partnership will...

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Manatt Digital Launching Esports Startup Launchpad Contest

Manatt Digital is sponsoring the Esports Startup Launchpad contest as part of Naruscope@s Esports @ Casino Resorts conference at the SLS Las Vegas Casino and Resort on October 25 and 26, 2016. Entries must be submitted no later than October 4, 2016. @ Designed to explore what creative minds are developing in the emerging esports industry, the contest is searching for innovative businesses to...

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Unicorns Edge Out Average Joes in Slow IPO Market

The New York Business Journal featured Manatt@s Katherine Blair, a partner in the firm@s capital markets practice, in a Q@A-style article about the initial public offering (IPO) of Line, a messaging app for mobile devices. When asked about the direction of the market considering the rarity of IPOs, Blair responded:@But it@s been one of the slowest IPO markets. It@s tough for the average joe...

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Crowdfunding Isn’t for Everyone

CFO interviewed Manatt@s Brian Korn, chair of the firm@s Digital Finance and Marketplace Lending practice, for an article about the crowdfunding exemption, Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, that went into effect on May 16. However, industry insiders told CFO that they do not expect a rush of small businesses to tap non-accredited investors for seed funding and other kinds of...

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New Crowdfunding Regulations: Worth the Risk?

Kiplinger quoted Manatt@s Brian Korn, chair of the firm@s digital finance and marketplace lending practice, for an article on the risks of equity crowdfunding, often for start-ups. Start-ups that want to raise money from a large number of small investors, rather than primarily from accredited investors, will be doing so under new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules called Regulation...

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Blair Joins The Corporate Counsel Board of Advisors

Manatt@s Katherine Blair, a partner in the firm@s Corporate and Finance practice, has been appointed to the board of advisors of TheCorporateCounsel.net, one of the most prestigious and sophisticated sources of securities law in the nation.Blair is a well-recognized legal advisor in the securities and corporate governance area and was personally invited to join the board by the editor, due to...

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Law360 Interviews Polentz on Push for Project Controls

Law360 interviewed Manatt@s Michael Polentz, co-chair of the firm@s Real Estate and Land Use practice, for an article on the increased negotiations between capital investors and developers regarding control over U.S. real estate projects.Law360 reports that the question of how much control the developer and capital provider will have when the two jointly invest on real estate projects has...

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Manatt Partner Offers Suggestions for Venture Capitalists During an IPO

Private Equity Hub turned to Manatt@s@Craig D. Miller, co-chair of the firm@s Financial Services @ Banking Practice, for insight into determining the appropriate time for a venture capitalist board member to give up a board seat during a company@s initial public offering (IPO).Private Equity Hub reports that Facebook had three venture investors on its seven-member board at the time of its IPO...

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