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Category: News 2020

grIP Legal Update: SEC Proposes Finder Exemption from Broker-Dealer Registration

On October 7, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to propose an exemption for finders from broker-dealer registration requirements to raise money from accredited investors. The proposal provides clarity regarding when finders may receive transaction-based compensation. Finders are natural persons who are not registered broker-dealers seeking to raise investment capital for companies in […]
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Legal Alert: SEC Expands “Accredited Investor” Definition

LEGAL ALERT On August 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final rule amendments (“Final Rule”) to the definition of “accredited investor” provided in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933. These amendments expand the access of individuals and entities to private investment opportunities. Qualifying as an “accredited investor” […]
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Mei & Mark Launches Emerging Company & Venture Capital Platform “grIP”

Washington, DC – August 25, 2020 –Mei & Mark is delighted to announce the launch of “grIP,” our emerging companies and venture capital platform. The “gr” in grIP represents our commitment to our clients’ growth and the “IP” in grIP represents Mei & Mark’s renowned intellectual property practice. Future growth requires more than seasoned legal advice, […]
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Lei Mei Appointed to Duke Law School Board of Visitors

Washington, DC – July 27, 2020 – Lei Mei has been appointed to Duke Law School Board of Visitors by President Vincent E. Price of Duke University. The Board of Visitors serves as the advisory board for the dean and the law school administration, the university administration, and the university Board of Trustees. A slate […]
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DATA PRIVACY COMPLIANCE: EU Top Court Strikes Down EU Data Privacy Safe Harbor Relied on by U.S. Businesses

LEGAL ALERT On July 16, 2020, the European Court of Justice invalidated an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United States Department of Commerce (USDOC) that established a safe harbor for U.S. companies to transfer data from the EU to the United States in compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). […]
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Mei & Mark LLP Announces New Commercial Lending Practice

Washington, DC – June 5, 2020 – Mei & Mark LLP, a DC-headquartered boutique law firm with a renowned intellectual property practice, has established a Commercial Lending Practice to serve the needs of its growing clients. We partner with our sister boutique law firms to provide our clients with a team of experts in multiple practice […]
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