Wisconsin’s New Equity Crowdfunding Bill

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Image courtesy of Boaz Yiftach / freedigitalphotos.net

On August 13, 2013, three members of the Wisconsin legislature held a news conference to announce that they planned to introduce new legislation that would permit equity crowdfunding in Wisconsin. Late last week, this eagerly awaited legislation was introduced in the Wisconsin Assembly.  If the proposed bill, known as the CASE (Crowdfunding and Securities Exemptions) for Jobs Act (AB350) (the “Act” or the “CASE for Jobs Act”) is passed, Wisconsin would join only two other states — Georgia and Kansas — that have amended their state securities laws to permit equity crowdfunding. Continue reading

Wisconsin and Illinois Startup Law Blog Launched

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Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / freedigitalphotos.net

The Gauthier Law Group, LLC has launched a new blog for startup businesses and their founders. Called STARTUPBLAWG.COM, the new blog will focus on legal and business issues of particular interest to startup and emerging businesses in Wisconsin and Illinois.  Topics discussed on the blog will include selecting and forming startup entities, finding and leasing startup office space and obtaining financing for startups.

The Gauthier Law Group is a boutique corporate law firm that represents startups and emerging businesses throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. Founded by a Harvard-educated entrepreneur in 2001, The Gauthier Law Group combines the excellent legal representation often sought at larger firms with the personalized, attentive service that is the hallmark of a boutique practice. To learn more about Ms. Gauthier’s background and experience, visit her Google or LinkedIn profiles.

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