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Crowdfunding and Securities Regulation for Start-Ups

Thursday, February 27, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

NSU Shepard Broad College of Law | Davie Campus

FL Bar CLE Credit: General 2.5

Board Certification Credits: Business Litigation 2.5

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Presented by the Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic at the Shepard Broad College of Law, this program provides an introduction to the various approaches to crowdfunding and crowd-financing available to companies who use them to launch their enterprises and products.

Established by the JOBS Act, crowdfunding regulations provide a ready platform for entrepreneurs to sell securities, promote products, and highlight innovations. These regulations are complex, however, and require the entrepreneur remain vigilant to comply with securities disclosure obligations, advertising laws, and FTC guidelines.

The program will feature four NSU veteran lawyers exploring the best practices and minimum safeguards essential for entrepreneurs to raise funds and sell products successfully through the online platforms. The program is free and open to the public. Attorneys seeking CLE credit are required to register and pay a CLE certification of $45.00. The panel features presentations, discussions, and an audience Q&A.

Panelists and Presenters
Sharon Kegereis Sharon Kegerreis, a trial attorney with Berger Singerman, has extensive experience in a wide variety of litigation matters, including white-collar criminal cases, SEC enforcement proceedings, and other regulatory matters. She has handled internal investigations involving all aspects of corporate misconduct including bank fraud, accounting fraud, mail and wire fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, tax violations and bribery. She also advises companies on the design of corporate compliance programs related to money laundering, Patriot Act issues and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Steve Kass Steven Kass, Berger Family Fellow and Director of the Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic, practiced as a business lawyer in Miami, Florida, primarily in the areas of corporate, securities, and insurance law. He previously served in the roles of Administrative Partner and Chief Financial Officer for Jorden Burt LLP. He also worked as a CPA (license no longer active) for both a public accounting firm and in private industry.
susan-stephan Susan Hayes Stephan, Associate Dean of Graduate and Online Programs who practiced law with a focus on entity formation, intellectual property rights, partnership and employment agreements, vendor contracts, workers’ compensation, ecommerce transactions, and general corporate matters on behalf of individual and business clients. Stephan is an active member of the ABA Business Law section and Cyberspace Law Committee and past Chair of the Art and Entertainment Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association.
garon.jpg Jon M. Garon, Professor of Law and Director of NSU Law’s Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity, and Technology Law program, who focuses his teaching and scholarship on business innovation and structural change to media, education and content-based industries. He is the author of five books and numerous book chapters and articles involving business, media, technology, and entrepreneurship. He has represented clients in the entertainment, finance, and health care sectors.

 The NSU Parking Garage as well as the NSU Shepard Broad College of Law, are all ADA compliant.

For information, questions, or sponsorship opportunities, please email Steve Kass or call (954) 262 - 6142.


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