Crowdfunding and Online Direct Lending (Peer-to-Peer) 2015

September 15, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 12:45 pm

Recent market activity demonstrates that crowdfunding is now a bona fide alternative form of early and mid-stage corporate finance and can lead to exits in the M&A and capital markets arenas. In the face of this tremendous growth trajectory, the industry has divided into several categories, each with its own legal risks and challenges. Will this growth continue? Join Kim Wales and the rest of this event’s expert faculty for a practical discussion on where we are now and where we may be headed. Attendees will learn: Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending basics; The latest rulemaking developments from the SEC, FINRA and state securities regulators; Legal issues in rewards crowdfunding; Bank regulation, broker-dealer considerations and fund formation issues; Starting your own platform: what you need to know; and Commercial and real estate lending issues.