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How big should my IPO be?

How big should my IPO be?

At Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank, we have long experience helping companies, investment banks and investors large and small navigate the IPO process. We also help companies with offerings like those under Regulation A, which allow them to reach the broader trading public and tap into market capital, but without the costs associated with a tradition public offering. Contact us to learn how we can help.

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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...

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Capitalizing on Regulation A’s Flexibility

Capitalizing on Regulation A’s Flexibility

Regulation A (“Reg A”) is intended to help smaller issuers to attract investment from a much wider variety of investors without forcing them to bear the cost of a public registered offering.

Expansion of Reg A by the JOBS Act of 2012 and subsequent regulatory changes from the Securities and Exchange Commission make Reg A a far more powerful financial tool for many companies — opening the door for many issuers to create sophisticated, long-term strategies that might target various investor classes at different stages of growth. 

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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 financial headaches for issuers and broker-dealers.

Commonly referred to as “blue sky laws,” state-level securities regulations are designed to protect investors against fraudulent sales practices and activities. (The term “blue sky,” is often attributed to an early 20th Century judge who worried that investors were buying securities not worth a “patch of blue sky.”)

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Why All Employers Should Have an Employee Handbook

Why All Employers Should Have an Employee Handbook

Like any other organization or entity in today’s world, a workplace cannot function properly without rules.  An efficient and productive company should have guidelines for how employees are expected to perform, how employees should treat customers and co-workers, and for how supervisors should treat their employees.  Those guidelines or rules should be memorialized in writing, although there can be many or only a few, and should be accessible to all employees.

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A Seller’s Market In Multi-Family Housing

A Seller’s Market In Multi-Family Housing

As lawyers who counsel buyers and sellers of multi-family buildings from Hawaii to Massachusetts, we are very sensitive to whatever captures our clients’ attention most urgently.  While there’s a lot of talk in the market right now about interest rates, we are seeing more focus on a more basic component of cost—simply, the current pricing of these units.

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A Quick Primer on Employee Terminations

A Quick Primer on Employee Terminations

Very few people truly enjoy terminating an employee. The goal for any employer is to limit potential liability while also trying to defuse hostility. Ideally, a termination decision should not be a complete surprise for the employee; absent an emergency situation...

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Reg A Investment Basics

Reg A Investment Basics

Small businesses drive our economy, serving as the primary engine for job creation. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which former President Barack Obama signed into law in April 2012, facilitated their growth, easing regulatory restrictions to encourage...

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