A Focused Guide to Private Placements: Exemption Selection, PPM Drafting, the Offering Process, and More
Private placements are a common way for startups and private companies to raise capital from friends, family members, and accredited investors. While these offerings are exempt from SEC registration requirements and subject to less regulatory scrutiny, the process can be challenging and intimidating for attorneys of all experience levels.
This program starts with a basic overview of US securities laws, private placements, and a comparison of the most common types of exempt offerings (including Regulations A+, Crowdfunding, and D). You will get experienced insights on what you need to consider when selecting the optimal exemption type, in addition to best practices for guiding clients through the offering process. The latter half of this program focuses on preparing entities for capital raising and drafting private placement memoranda. Don't miss this important opportunity to learn essential capital raising strategies - register today!
Get a practical overview of exempt offering types, pros and cons, and how they are regulated.
Learn how to choose the right type of exempt offering based on business objectives.
Clarify what's required for different types of exempt offerings, including Regulation D 504, 506(b), 504(c), Regulation Crowdfunding, and more.
Walk through key milestones in the offering process and drill down on core concepts like "accredited investors".
Take away practical tips for advising clients and preparing businesses for investors.
Get experienced advice on structuring private placement memoranda and drafting key provisions.
Introduction and Securities Law Overview
Selecting a Private Placement Exemption
Guiding Clients Through the Offering Process
Preparing Businesses for Capital Raising
Drafting the Private Placement Memorandum (With Sample PPM)
PETER L. OSTERMILLER is a sole practitioner concentrating in legal ethics and professional responsibility matters. Mr. Ostermiller represents attorneys in disciplinary and reinstatement proceedings, judges in judicial ethics matters, and bar exam applicants. He has also represented parties in attorney’s fee dispute proceedings; attorneys in legal proceedings in which sanctions have been sought against the attorney; represented parties in attorney disqualification proceedings; and counseled lawyers and law firms in their respective rights, responsibilities and duties to other attorneys and their clients. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville Bar Association, and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. Mr. Ostermiller served on the Kentucky Bar Association's Ethics 2000 Committee which proposed changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct to the KBA, which resulted in the July 2009 revisions to the ethics rules. He graduated with his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Louisville.
LAHDAN RAHMATI is an attorney at Weintraub Law Group PC, in the firm and her practice focuses on business, corporate, and securities law. Prior to joining the firm, she has had a broad range of legal experience including working at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance, Office of Telecommunications in Washington, D.C., and at Bevilacqua PLLC, a boutique corporate and securities law firm in Washington D.C., where she also co-authored a Whitepaper on Security Token Offerings, helped launch the firm's cryptocurrency practice, and contributed to the firm's blog. Ms. Rahmati also started her own firm and has handled all aspects of SEC informal inquiries; and formal investigations and enforcement actions, including administrative proceedings and district court actions. She advises her clients to develop best practices early on to ensure corporate compliance throughout the entity's existence. Ms. Rahmati handles all types of public and private offerings of securities, including equity crowdfunding (Regulation CF, Rule 506(c) and Regulation A), and other Regulation D private placements. Ms. Rahmati provides services in the areas of SEC maintenance and compliance, general corporate, formation, and equity incentive plans, among others. She is a member of the American Bar Association and is an active member in the Section of International Law. Ms. Rahmati co-presented at the ABA Section of International Law 2019 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. on U.S. legal issues related to the regulation of crypto offerings, blockchain technology, and artificial intelligence. She is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and Iranian American Bar Association. Ms. Rahmati earned her B.S. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA); her J.D. degree and tax certificate from the University of San Francisco School of Law; and her securities and financial regulation certificate from Georgetown Law School. She is admitted to practice law in all courts in California, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the District of Columbia.
RICHARD A. WEINTRAUB is the owner of Weintraub Law Group PC, where he focuses his practice in the formation of business entities; venture capital transactions; mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; public and private offerings; and debt financing. Mr. Weintraub is also of counsel with Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C. He co-founded CommunityLeader, Inc., a firm specializing in creating portal platforms for the offer and sale of securities in a cloud-based eco-system. Mr. Weintraub has also been an instructor of tax and securities law courses at UCLA, University California San Diego; and the University of San Diego. He has instructed a course entitled Securities Law Implications for the Emerging Growth Business at UCSD. Mr. Weintraub is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. Claims Court, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of California Los Angeles and his J.D. degree from Loyola Marymount University.
We use this information in order to improve and customize your browsing experience,
in addition to improving our internal analytics and metrics about our visitors.