Posts by Robert R. Kaplan, Jr.

How big should my IPO be?

How big should my IPO be?

For business leaders considering an initial public offering, one of the key questions is: How large should the IPO be?  Many associate IPO’s with hundreds of millions of dollars or billion-dollar valuations.  Certainly, “bigger is better” generally applies to the...
Understanding REITs and Their Structures

Understanding REITs and Their Structures

Next year marks the 60th anniversary of the law that established real estate investment trusts (REITs), allowing investors looking to pool their resources to reap the rewards of income-producing properties. REITs are designed  to allow individual investors access to...
State “Blue Sky” Compliance Strategies

State “Blue Sky” Compliance Strategies

When it comes to securities, regulatory exposure doesn’t begin and end with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In fact, every state in the union has its own set of securities laws — and failing to adhere to their requirements can cause significant legal and...