JOBS Act focus of first 2013 Breakfast Forum

Area investment advisors, registered representatives, and trust offices are invited to join Miller Canfield corporate lawyers Jeffrey L. LaBine and S. Kinnie Smith for the first Before the Bell Breakfast Forum of 2013 on Thursday, Feb. 28.

LsBine and Smith will discuss the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) designed to open capital markets for emerging growth companies and provide broader access to capital for small startup companies. Portions of the Securities Act of 1933 have changed by allowing non-accredited investors to invest in these companies.

Discussions will include:

--Review of regulations affecting IPO's.

--Easing of restrictions on financing closely held and start up ventures through "crowd funding."

--Role of brokers and "funding portals" as intermediaries in the sale of securities.

--New SEC rules and warnings for investors in crowd funding securities.

--Updates to private placement rules under Regulation D.

The Forum will take place from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.

There is no cost to attend although space is limited to registered representatives, investment advisors and trust officers, and advance reservations are required.

To register, visit www.millercanfield.com and click on "events." For additional information, contact Sandy Bera at 248-267-3345 or bera@millercanfield.com.

Published: Wed, Feb 6, 2013

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