Business Law CLE: The Emerging World of Crowdfunding


Entrepreneurs are excited about equity crowdfunding, a new way to raise money to fund novel business ideas.

Equity crowdfunding is similar to a Kickstarter campaign, where people can help fund a business by contributing small amounts of money. The difference is, in equity crowdfunding, those who contribute funds receive equity (partial ownership of the business) in exchange for their investment.

Equity crowdfunding is permitted under a significant new exception to the U.S. securities laws. Formerly, these federal laws generally restricted advertising to the public. Today, entrepreneurs who follow equity crowdfunding laws can advertise a business opportunity to the public and divide business ownership with those who invest.

This seminar will cover a number legal issues involved in equity crowdfunding including

  • federal and state securities laws
  • JOBS Act, MNvest, and similar statutes
  • equity crowdfunding registration
  • advertising rules for equity crowdfunding
  • fundraising from friends, family, and fans


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CLE Credits

This conference has been approved for 1.0 CLE credit. Tuition is $75.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.


This is a live online webcast.


To register, visit Minnesota CLE: The Emerging World of Crowdfunding.