Michael W. Stocker Served as a Panelist at a Brooklyn Law School Event

Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn, NY
November 07, 2012

On Wednesday, Wednesday, November 7, 2012, from 6:00pm - 8:00 pm, the Brooklyn Law School's Center for the Study of Business Law & Regulation and the Business Law Association hosted a panel discussion entitled "The JOBS Act and the Future of U.S. Capital Formation"

Partner Michael W. Stocker joined a timely panel discussion with leading practitioners and academics in the securities field as they discussed the JOBS Act and its goal to make it easier for startups and small businesses to raise funds.

Discussion topics included:

  • The creation of a transitional "on-ramp" to encourage emerging growth companies to pursue IPOs;
  • An amendment allowing companies to raise up to $50 million through a "mini-registration" process similar to the SEC's Regulation A;
  • The new capital raising method of "crowdfunding;" and
  • Costs and benefits of capital raising for companies, market professionals, investors and regulators.