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By Peter J. Smith On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law.  Among other provisions, the JOBS Act aimed to permit unaccredited investors (think the average Joe) an opportunity to invest a limited amount of capital in businesses.  Without the JOBS Act, it is nearly impossible to raise money from average Joes. According to Amy Cortese, who was at the JOBS Act signing event on April 5th, there was “electricity and excitement in the air.”  Of those who were paying attention, many believed that the outdated securities law regime established in the 1930’s was about......

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August 9, 2013

The Health of Hybrid Entities: How many benefit corporations and social purpose corporations are out there? A comparison and data analysis on the SPC’s relative success.

Last month, over at SocentLaw, I came across an interesting blog post by Haskell Murray explaining a collaborative attempt to quantify how many benefit corporations exist across the US. The...


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