Financial Poise™ Announces “SECURITIES LAW 2016," a Three-part Webinar Series, Premiering March 11th, 2pm CST through Thomson Reuters/West LegalEdcenter

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Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the March 11th premiere of a new webinar series “SECURITIES 101," designed to introduce attorneys and business owners to the basics of securities law. Moderator Vanessa Schoenthaler of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer, LLP joins panelists from Sheppard Mullin, K & L Gates and Arnold & Porter LLP to discuss the fundamentals of federal securities law.

The federal securities laws, made up of a complex assortment of statutes, rules, regulations and judicial precedent, play a ubiquitous role throughout a company’s life-cycle, relevant from the first issuance of founder’s shares at organization, to the use of equity compensation to reward and incentivize directors, employees and consultants, to private offerings of equity and debt in corporate finance transactions, to initial public offerings, alternative public offerings, in mergers and acquisitions and beyond.

Please join our panel of leading securities law experts as they discuss—in plain English accessible to the non-expert—both fundamentals of the federal securities laws and the latest developments in this ever-evolving area of law. As with all Financial Poise™ webinars, each episode in the series is designed to be viewed independently of the other episodes, and listeners will enhance their knowledge of this area whether they attend one, some, or all of the programs.

Episode #1 of the series is Securities Law: An Overview (Register Here) airs on March11, 2016 at 2pm CST. Moderator Vanessa Schoenthaler of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer will be joined by Craig Mordock of Sheppard Mullin, Alissa Parisi of K & L Gates and Julia Vax of Arnold & Porter, LLP.

Stocks and bond are easily recognizable as securities, but did you know that promissory notes are also securities? As are certain joint venture interests and many other types of investment contracts. How do you identify a security? What are some of the requirements related to offering and selling securities? How do they differ between private and public companies? What happens if you fail to comply with securities laws? How has the JOBS Act, the FAST Act and other recent legislation changed the way in which companies offer and sell their securities?

In this webinar our expert panel will provide you with a high-level overview of the federal securities laws as well as tangible examples and practical advice in answer to these and many more questions.

Financial Poise™ provides unbiased news, continuing education, and intelligence to private business owners, executives, investors, and their trusted advisors. For more information contact Emily Goldin at egoldin(at)financialpoise(dot)com or 312-469-0135.

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