Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding 2016

PLI Seminar

09/09/2016 09:00 a.m. - 05:15 p.m.

Capital Markets, Banking + Financial Services, Financial Institutions + Financial Services, Financial Services, and Financial Technology

PLI New York Center
1177 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10036

James R. Tanenbaum

Speaking Engagement

2015 saw the transformation of marketplace lending from a FinTech fad to a bona fide change in the way consumers and small businesses access credit. As the industry continues to mature and evolve, more changes are on the horizon, including new business practices, legal interpretations of old tech laws and regulatory challenges. Moreover, this year has seen marketplace lenders develop and interconnect with other financial partners. Crowdfinance has also developed and diversified. After its passage in 2012, the provisions of the JOBS Act will finally be fully effective with the advent of Title III federal public crowdfunding in May 2016.

Partner James R. Tanenbaum will speak on a panel entitled “Legal Issues for Equity Crowdfunding Platforms.” Topics will include:

  • Crowdfunding under Title II – Solicitation vs. Non-Solicitation;
  • “Reasonable Steps to Verify”;
  • The preexisting relationship and CitizenVC:Myth vs. Facts;
  • Working with broker-dealers and other intermediaries; and
  • Liquidity and secondary markets including the new FAST Act and Section 4(a)(7).


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