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Monday, October 6, 2014

Techweek - Startup law

Last week, Matthew Moisan spoke on a panel at Techweek NY where he discussed Startup law.  For more information on the entrepreneurial services offered by the firm, click here


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Things to Avoid When Feeling Stressed

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Monday, September 22, 2014

SEC and SBA partnership

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it has partnered with the U.S. Small Business Administration to host seminars detailing new fundraising methods under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.    The release notes that one topic of discussion will be the pending crowdfunding regulations.   While current platforms offer either perk based investment opportunities or investment opportunities to accredited investors, the new regulations will expand this market drastically allowing non-accredited investors to participate in many investment opportunities.  This new market will also offer new opportunities for small companies looking to raise capital... 

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Metrics Every Entrepreneur Should Know about Their Business Offhand

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Super Lawyer - Rising Star

Matthew Moisan has been elected a Super Lawyer, Rising Star.   His Super Lawyer profile can be viewed here

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Rise of the Micro VC

The most significant trend in the venture capital community is the rise of seed or micro-venture funds.  These funds target early stage companies and typically invest between $25,000 and $500,000 in a particular company.  They are on the uptick, increasing their investment activity by 77% as compared to Q1 2011. The managers of these funds range from former venture capitalists, to angels, to larger venture firms that use these funds to prospect later opportunities.

In my experience...

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Addressing Employees Who Try to Cover Up Their Mistakes

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Books That Will Change the Way You Run Your Business

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Protect your trademarks, protect your business

You’ve picked a name for your business that’s distinct, registered it as a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for protection in the United States. As you continue to build your business and consumers more readily recognize your business name, the value of your trademark increases. 

However, registering a trademark with the USPTO, whether a graphic design, stylized logo, word mark or product appearance (also called trade dress), is not the final step in protecting the trademark and its value...

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tips to avoid fraudulent private placements

Corporate On August 4, the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy issued an Investor Alert to help investors identify potentially fraudulent unregistered private placements.  The Office cautioned investors to be cognizant of the following common signs of potential fraud:

1.  Claims of high returns with little or no risk... 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SEC to target small and large violations

In recent remarks at a Securities Enforcement Forum, SEC Chairperson Mary Jo White offered a theme for the SEC’s enforcement program, “to be everywhere to enforce our securities laws and protect investors.”  She noted that... 

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