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Client Alert: JOBS Act Offers New Capital Raising Alternatives for Hedge Funds and Startups – Part II

Client Alert: JOBS Act Offers New Capital Raising Alternatives for Hedge Funds and Startups – Part II SECURITIES AND CORPORATE FINANCE ALERT JOBS ACT OFFERS NEW CAPITAL RAISING ALTERNATIVES FOR HEDGE FUNDS AND STARTUPS—PART II “GENERAL SOLICITATION OR GENERAL ADVERTISING” TO BE PERMITTED IN RULE 506 OFFERINGS On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law Read More

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Client Alert: JOBS Act Offers New Capital Raising Alternatives for Startups – Part I

Client Alert: JOBS Act Offers New Capital Raising Alternatives for Startups – Part I Serving the Rocky Mountain States from offices in Denver and Telluride, Colorado SECURITIES AND CORPORATE FINANCE ALERT JOBS ACT OFFERS NEW CAPITAL RAISING ALTERNATIVES FOR STARTUPS—PART I CROWDFUND ACT On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Read More

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Changes in Top Level Domain Names That May Affect Your Business

Changes in Top Level Domain Names That May Affect Your Business Recently, ICANN, the body that is responsible for managing the domain name system of the Internet, approved what it refers to as “one of the biggest changes ever to the Internet’s Domain Name System,” under which, for the first time ever, ICANN is permitting Read More

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Standard of care: A trap for the unwary?

Standard of care: A trap for the unwary? By Brian G. McConaty When physicians use or adopt the term “standard of care” in the context of a medical negligence case, they unwittingly play into the hands of the plaintiff’s attorney and undermine the defense. Unfortunately, the term “standard of care” implies by its singular grammatical nature Read More

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Three Basic Concepts Colorado Employers Need to Know About Employee Noncompetition Agreements

Three Basic Concepts Colorado Employers Need to Know about Employee Noncompetition Agreements By Dan Block 1.  Noncompetition Agreements are not enforceable against Colorado employees except in four situations specified in the law.  One of those situations is when the employee’s job duties fit into a specified job category. Based on Colorado court decisions: 2.  Continued employment Read More

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Client Alert: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions Are a Game-Changer – Part II

Client Alert: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions Are a Game-Changer – Part II SECURITIES AND CORPORATE ALERT Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions Are a Game-Changer – Part II ANTI-RETALIATION PROTECTIONS FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY One of the more vigorously-debated provisions of the massive Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) is the creation of Read More

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Client Alert: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions Are a Game-Changer – Part I

Client Alert: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions Are a Game-Changer – Part I SECURITIES AND CORPORATE ALERT Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions Are a Game-Changer – Part I “BOUNTY” PAYMENTS AND ANTI-RETALIATION PROTECTIONS FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS IN SECURITIES AND COMMODITIES MATTERS ISSUERS AND THEIR SUBSIDIARIES SHOULD REVISIT THEIR INTERNAL COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS The massive Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Read More

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Client Alert: Dodd-Frank Act Exempts Non-Accelerated Filers From Auditor Attestation Requirements

Client Alert: Dodd-Frank Act Exempts Non-Accelerated Filers From Auditor Attestation Requirements SECURITIES ALERT TO OUR CLIENTS AND FRIENDS DODD-FRANK ACT EXEMPTS NON-ACCELERATED FILERS FROM THE AUDITOR ATTESTATION REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 404(b) OF SARBANES-OXLEY Exemption from Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404(b) The massive Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”), signed by President Obama on July Read More

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Client Alert: Dodd-Frank Act Changes Qualifications for Accredited Investors

Client Alert: Dodd-Frank Act Changes Qualifications for Accredited Investors SECURITIES ALERT DODD-FRANK ACT EXCLUDES VALUE OF PRIMARY RESIDENCE FOR DETERMINING STATUS AS AN ACCREDITED INVESTOR FOR PRIVATE OFFERINGS SEC STAFF PROVIDES INFORMAL GUIDANCE Change in Qualification Standards for “Accredited Investors” The massive Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”), signed by President Obama Read More

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“Veil-Piercing” Control Persons Should Adopt Strategies to Reduce Risk of Personal Liability

“Veil-Piercing” Control Persons Should Adopt Strategies to Reduce Risk of Personal Liability By Jeffrey A. Bartholomew For the second time in less than six months, the Colorado Court of Appeals expanded the categories of persons who can be held personally liable under the “piercing the veil” theory of entity liability. As a result, any person who Read More

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