Join Us On My New Blog!

All: as of May 1, 2013, I am now blogging exclusively at http://www.davidfeldmanblog.com. In addition to continuing my coverage of alternatives to traditional IPOs, including reverse mergers, we have expanded the commentary to include the economy, the capital markets, entrepreneurship, the legal industry, crowdfunding, the SEC, Congress and the regulatory environment. The enhanced coverage is ...

Buy Small Business Stock in 2013 – No Capital Gains Tax!

The newly passed “avoid the fiscal cliff” bill, known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, had an important provision that many seem to have overlooked. An exemption from all federal capital gains tax for qualifying “small business stock” (under Section 1202 of the Internal Revenue Code) was restored after being taken away in 2011, at ...

New Year’s Wishes for Smallcap World for 2013 1

For now the 6th year in a row I’m happy to throw out my wish list for the small and microcap world and those into alternatives to a traditional IPO to go public. As always I want to give special thanks to my faithful blogees especially in this, a challenging year for many of us. The ...

The (Good?) Old Days Part VI – Speech Recognition

As I try to be slightly ahead of the curve I am here to say that much is about to change in the world of technology in the 10 or so years to come. Namely: thanks in part to Apple’s dive into the speech recognition software world with the introduction of Siri in iPhones, I think ...

#Entrepreneur Tip of the Week: Avoid Burnout!

The business took off more more than expected. The business is going much slower than expected. My spouse or a personal issue is making it very stressful to put the time and commitment I need into my business. These are just some of the causes of a common malady afflicting entrepreneurs: just plain exhaustion.  How ...

Will “Convertible Equity” Catch On in #Angel Financings?

A major advisor to entrepreneurs, working with a major law firm, has developed a new type of security that they believe is particularly advantageous in “angel” stage financings, which they call convertible equity. Many angel deals are structured as convertible debt, providing that the debt converts into the next financing at some agreed upon discount, ...

#Entrepreneur Tip of the Week: Watch out for Burnout!

Too many entrepreneurs, excited and yes stressed about building their business, get hit with the dreaded burnout. What causes it? Amazing success and the incredible burdens that creates (a good problem, I tell my staff, is still a problem) can do it. Failure to achieve what you thought and a bit more of a struggle ...

Reminder Re #Crowdfunding 1

One would think this reminder would not be necessary, but in talking to folks it seems like it is. Gang: you cannot yet do anything to offer securities through crowdfunding. We are waiting for SEC rules to be proposed, commented on and adopted. This could easily take until well into next year, as the proposals ...

Come Visit My New Facebook Page!

I hope you “Like” and check me out at www.facebook.com/DavidFeldmanAttorney! In addition to my regular contributions here, we’ll be posting something every day on the new page. We will do FAQs about small business and entrepreneurship, silly laws from throughout the country, I’ll comment on current events, start discussion threads about topics of the day, ...

Analysis of New Reg D End of Solicitation Ban Rules: Part I

With unusual speed, the SEC released its proposed rules on ending the ban on general solicitation and advertising in Regulation D Rule 506 offerings to accredited investors yesterday, the same day as the SEC hearing on the subject. I have scoured pretty much all of it and thought I would jot down some highlights of ...