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Alyson Harter

About: Alyson Harter

Alyson focuses her practice on securities and commercial real estate. She represents sponsors and issuers in the structuring of private equity offerings, 1031 syndications, initial and secondary public offerings, and Regulation A offerings. She also assists clients with all aspects of related corporate governance matters, SEC compliance reporting and state securities regulation matters.

Crowdfunding 101

The concept of “crowdfunding” offers a new option to startups and small businesses for raising capital, although it is a greatly misunderstood and misused term. It refers to the pooling of money from a crowd for the funding of a project or venture, whether utilizing a donation model, reward model, royalty model, debt model or equity model. Securities laws apply when equity or debt securities are offered. Title III of the JOBS Act added a new Section 4(a)(6) to the Securities Act, which provides an exemption from the registration of such securities provided the issuer complies with certain rules and …

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