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S&W Client Advisory: FAST Act Legislation Eases Capital Raising Restrictions And Seeks To Simplify Disclosure Requirements

Posted by Howard Berkenblit on January 6, 2016 at 11:40 AM

In December 2015, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). Buried in the hundreds of unrelated pages of the FAST Act are several provisions that modify the previously adopted Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act). The FAST Act impacts capital raising for emerging growth companies (EGCs), seeks to simplify disclosure requirements for reporting companies, codifies a previously informal exemption from registration for resales of securities and streamlines the registration process for smaller reporting companies. The key securities provisions of the FAST Act are summarized below.

Click below to read the complete Client Advisory, co-authored by S&W attorneys Howard Berkenblit, Rob Condon, Jeff Morlend and Avi Rao.

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Topics: the JOBS Act, FAST Act, reporting requirements, emerging growth companies

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