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Gary Emmanuel
Gary Emmanuel is a securities attorney at McDermott Will & Emery Views expressed here are his own.

He focuses his practice on representing both private and public companies that are navigating the process of capital raising including private placements and registered offerings. In addition, Gary represents companies in a wide variety of corporate transactions including reverse mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures and has represented, Godspell, the first successfully crowdfunded project under Regulation A.

Gary graduated with honors in English and European Law from Queen Mary College, University of London and holds a master’s degree in law from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Gary can be followed on Twitter @securitiesattny.

Entries by Gary Emmanuel

5 Reasons to be Optimistic About Regulation A+

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2016 | 1:32 AM

Ok I admit it. I was a Regulation A+ skeptic. When the JOBS Act first came out in 2012, predictions that the JOBS Act makeover of Regulation A would be a game changer seemed wishful thinking. While the JOBS Act increased tenfold the annual dollar amount...

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International Operators of Equity Crowdfunding Sites Beware -- The SEC May Come After You

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 9:02 AM

Eureeca Capital had a great idea. Back in 2013 they launched a slick website that claimed to be the first global online crowdfunding equity platform for small and medium sized businesses. The website featured non-U.S. based companies that were offering to sell shares in exchange for investments for...

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Better Late Than Never: DTC to Propose Fair Procedures to Lift DTC Chills

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 10:23 PM

If you're not a securities professional, chances are you've never heard of the DTC. While the three-letter acronym, DTC, can easily be mistaken for the kind of shorthand you may hear on the MTV reality show Jersey Shore, the DTC, which stands for the "Depository Trust...

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The SEC's Bluff on Lifting the Ban on General Solicitation and Advertising

(4) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 2:46 PM

In one of the first major decisions of the SEC under its new chairman, Mary Jo White, the SEC has adopted long-awaited final rules which, when they go into effect, will allow companies to raise money in a private placement through general solicitation or advertising as long as...

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Would You Invest in a Company That Contributes to Iran's Quest for a Nuclear Bomb?

(2) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 4:35 PM

Recently, Dover Corporation, a US public company, made some disturbing revelations in its publicly available annual report that it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). During 2012, a German affiliate of Dover exported certain engineering products to two Iranian companies. As it turns out, these two...

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5 Reasons Why Equity-Based Crowdfunding Under the JOBS Act Won't Work

(22) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 11:41 AM

There's so much hype surrounding crowdfunding and for good reason. Stories like the one of Ouya, a game console developer that raised $950,000 in just 8 hours on Kickstarter capture our imaginations. In 2012 alone, over 2 million people pledged approximately $319...

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