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Read about the Corporation Transparency Act, which will require many businesses and companies to disclose their beneficial ownership information to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).
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SPAC Chat Ep. 3: Tracking Trends of the SPAC Surge

March 29, 2021 | Podcast | By Thomas Burton, Jeffrey Schultz, Sahir Surmeli

There is no denying the surge in special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and that these financing vehicles have had a significant impact on financial markets.
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SPAC Chat Ep. 2: The Controversy Over Sponsor Equity

March 9, 2021 | Podcast | By Thomas Burton, Jeffrey Schultz, Sahir Surmeli

Does a minimal investment in a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) entitle a sponsor to a tremendous amount of equity after a successful IPO?
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MintzTech Connect: All Things Technology — February 2021

February 10, 2021 | | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

This issue covers the increase in the equity crowdfunding cap, a FINTECH.TV interview on the private capital marketplace, a “Mintz Minute” on how to write an executive summary for a start-up company, and a spotlight on Turing Enterprises.
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MintzTech Connect Industry News: Spotlight on Turing Enterprises

February 10, 2021 | Article | By Stephen Osborn

In this edition of MintzTech Connect, we feature Turing Enterprises, builders of an AI-based platform that is revolutionizing the way tech companies in Silicon Valley and beyond hire mission-critical talent.

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SPAC Chat: Busting Common Myths about SPACs

February 9, 2021 | Podcast | By Thomas Burton, Jeffrey Schultz, Sahir Surmeli

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) are taking over Wall Street as more and more companies are taking advantage of this alternative IPO strategy.
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In this podcast, Sebastian Lucier speaks with Carl Dumesle, one of the winners of the USD School of Business Fowler Business Concept Challenge, about the experiences of launching a company as a student and engaging with academic institution resources available to student entrepreneurs.
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IRS Issues Final Regulations on Taxation of Carried Interest Under Section 1061

January 13, 2021 | Alert | By Abraham (Avi) Reshtick, David Salamon

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MintzTech Connect: All Things Technology — December 2020

December 9, 2020 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

This issue covers the SEC’s proposed relief from broker-dealer registration for certain finders, an article on exit options for public benefit corporations, and features on Boston Family Advisors and iAssay System.
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MintzTech Connect Industry News: Spotlight on Boston Family Advisors

December 8, 2020 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

Read about Boston Family Advisors and how it builds and operates single-family offices for venture capital and private equity professionals, and entrepreneurs.
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MintzTech Connect Industry News: Spotlight on iAssay System

December 8, 2020 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

Read about iAssay System, a patented, handheld medical test reader that will accept fingerstick blood samples or urine samples taken at a patient’s home.
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New York Guidance on Mandatory Filing of Form D

December 7, 2020 | Alert | By Samuel Asher Effron

Read about the NY AG’s guidance that companies issuing securities to NY residents in private placements must comply with the Martin Act and file a Form D with the NASAA.
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Crowdfunding Expanded; SEC Announces Increase in Amounts Permitted To Be Raised by Crowdfunding

November 11, 2020 | Alert | By Sanjana Ramkumar, Daniel DeWolf

Read about the SEC’s amendment to its capital raising rules for Regulation Crowdfunding to promote capital formation and expand investment opportunities.
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MintzTech Connect: All Things Technology — October 2020

October 1, 2020 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

This issue covers the SEC’s expansion of the “Accredited Investor” and “Qualified Institutional Buyer” definitions, an article on vesting for startups, a discussion of founder stock and vesting, and a feature on East Light Partners.
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In this edition’s MintzTech Connect, we feature East Light Partners, a renewable energy development company targeting the opportunity for community and utility solar projects in the Northeast United States.
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In this podcast, Eric Shnell, the founder of Craitor, developer of a ruggedized 3D printer for military use, discusses how he founded and funded his company while a student at UC San Diego and how the innovative UC San Diego Accelerator Program known as “The Basement” helped Craitor build its team, develop and build its prototype, and raise initial grant monies.
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IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Taxation of Carried Interest Under Section 1061

August 12, 2020 | Alert | By Abraham (Avi) Reshtick, David Salamon

Read about IRS and Treasury Department proposed regulations addressing the application of Section 1061 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
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In this podcast, Jeremy Glaser, Co-chair of the Mintz Venture Capital & Emerging Companies practice, and Ryan Floyd, founder and partner at Storm Ventures, discuss important points for entrepreneurs to be aware of when negotiating a venture capital term sheet.
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Formation 101: Founder Stock and Vesting

July 8, 2020 | Video | By Sebastian E. Lucier, Samuel Asher Effron

In the second installment of Mintz’s multi-part series addressing common questions relating to establishing a new enterprise, Sam Effron and Sebastian Lucier discuss the issuance of shares to the founders, the mechanics and reasoning behind vesting and some important tax consequences relating to share issuances.
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