The mission of the Middle Market and Small Business Committee is to serve corporate and transactional lawyers who counsel small and mid-sized enterprises controlled by families, entrepreneurs, PEGs or VC firms, and smaller publicly-held companies.
- Over 1300 US and international members
- Three in-person meetings a year at the Business Law Section Spring Meeting, the ABA Annual Meeting and the Business Law Section Fall Meeting in Washington, DC
- Committee meetings typically feature a mini-presentation on a substantive practice area as well as provide an opportunity to share practical advice relevant to smaller and medium-size companies
- Current areas of focus include securities regulations that affect smaller public companies and capital raising activities of private companies, including exemptions from registration, private placement brokers and scaled disclosure regulation
- Membership provides various opportunities for participation in CLE panels and workshops, writing and commenting on proposed regulations of the SEC and other agencies
Areas of Expertise
- Entity organization and owner agreements
- Capital formation, financing and strategic partnering
- Employment and compensation matters
- Intellectual property protection
- Corporate governance
- Securities law compliance
- International expansion and cross-border transactions
- Business combinations, restructurings and breakups
The Middle Market and Small Business Committee serves corporate and transactional lawyers who counsel small and mid-sized enterprises controlled by families, entrepreneurs, PEGs or VC firms, and smaller publicly-held companies.
- We provide a forum for sharing information, delivering continuing legal education, and addressing the practical issues of counseling small and mid-sized clients.
- We focus on the entire business "life cycle" of our clients, including (i) entity organization and owner agreements; (ii) capital formation, financing and strategic partnering; (iii) employment and compensation matters; (iv) intellectual property protection; (v) corporate governance; (vi) securities law compliance; (vii) international expansion and cross-border transactions; and (viii) business combinations, restructurings, and breakups.
- We have long been an advocate before the SEC, the IRS and other regulatory agencies of reforms to address the special problems confronted by small businesses, including smaller public companies.
- Our Private Placement Broker Task Force advocates a simplified registration system for finders of financing for early stage companies.
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