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Maintaining Sponsorship Partnerships During COVID-19 and Beyond
By Justin Sievert

Colleges and universities should make ensure they have a solid understanding of how COVID-19 may impact each sponsorship agreement and potential concerns each sponsor may have. Read More

Advisor Exclusions
By Lacey Shrum

There are some specific exclusions from the SEC and Texas state rule for what constitutes an Investment Adviser. Read More

Buying What You Are Selling
By Lacey Shrum

Unless there is an exemption, an Investment Company needs to file with the SEC and make certain disclosures to investors. Read More

The Advice You Give
By Lacey Shrum

Generally, any time you are giving advice you need to register. Attorneys, accountants, psychologists, etc. There is no difference when you are giving advice on securities.  Read More

The Basics of Convertible Notes
By Blake Hart

The convertible note is a favorite investment vehicle for many founders and investors alike. This post outlines the key terms and explanations with regard to raising capital through or investing via a convertible note. Read More

Negative Covenants in Lending Transactions
By Paul Wolpert

In corporate loan agreements, negative covenants are restrictions and prohibitions that are designed to preserve the credit of the borrower as it was when the lender initially made its underwriting decision. Read More

Loan Agreement Considerations in the COVID-19 Environment
By Paul Wolpert

During this unprecedented time, most corporate borrowers are facing a significant decline in revenue and liquidity resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of this, borrowers and lenders must consider multiple issues under their loan agreements. Borrowers … Read More

Home is Wherever I’m with You: How COVID-19 Relief Affects Homeowners, Renters, and Residential Landlords
By Lara Bubalo Manor

“How do you shelter in place without a roof over your head?” Millions of Americans impacted by layoffs, furlough, and the economic downturn caused by COVID-19 are asking themselves this question as rent and mortgage payments loom near. Thanks to … Read More

CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program and EIDL Loan Program
By Carr Staley

In order to address the challenges faced by small businesses, self-employed individuals, and independent contractors, the CARES Act expands existing loan programs and creates additional loan programs offered through the Small Business Administration (or SBA). Read More

Five Things to Consider Before Starting Your DFS Company
By Blake Hart

Have a great idea for the next big thing in fantasy sports? There are a few things you should know before diving in head-first. Read More

Parental Leave Initiative
By Vela Wood

Vela Wood is proud to have designed this report and to have had our very own, Lara Bubalo Manor, chair the Parental Leave Initiative. Read More

How Estate and Financial Planners Can Address Digital Assets
By Lacey Shrum

These professionals need to be on the forefront of addressing this technology and understanding its nuances and what makes it different from standard assets like fiat currency, stocks, and bonds. Read More

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