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SKILL BUILDING: "The Ins and Outs of Crowdfunding" with Jonathan Sagot of Davis & Gilbert LLP

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On May 16, 2016, the SEC’s rules for equity crowdfunding under the JOBS Act went into effect.  Has the SEC provided a viable approach to equity crowdfunding?  In “The Ins and Outs of Crowdfunding,” Jonathan Sagot will explore the SECs rules and provide an overview of the various other types of crowdfunding available to entrepreneurs looking to raise financing.

Jonathan L. Sagot is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group of Davis & Gilbert. He is involved in all aspects of the firm’s corporate practice, including mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures and general commercial matters. Mr. Sagot has extensive experience representing buyers and sellers in a variety of industries, particularly the advertising, marketing and communications sectors, in negotiating and executing private M&A transactions. His practice includes experience in cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, investments and joint ventures, including transactions in Canada, Mexico, Israel, and throughout Central and South America. Mr. Sagot also regularly represents emerging companies, as well as investors seeking to finance these businesses. He counsels emerging company clients through all stages of growth, beginning at formation and continuing throughout their funding lifecycle, and he represents issuers and investors in convertible note financings, priced equity round financings and successful M&A exits.

In his general corporate practice, Mr. Sagot represents employers and employees in structuring and negotiating employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements and separation agreements. He also has extensive experience with a full range of internal reorganizations and general corporate transactions, including intercompany debt transactions. He also regularly represents clients in connection with various commercial matters, including customer agreements, vendor contracts, non-disclosure agreements and engagement letters.

While in law school, Mr. Sagot served as an executive articles editor of the Annual Survey of American Law.  Prior to joining Davis & Gilbert, Mr. Sagot was a corporate attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.