Podcast: BYU Radio – Top of Mind with Julie Rose Featuring Mark Roderick
What Guardrails Guarantee Crowdfunding Money Ends Up in the Right Hands?
Nearly a quarter of Americans have contributed to one of those crowdsourced fundraisers online like GoFundMe or Kickstarter. The ability to quickly raise money from lots of people has launched successful startups and led to heartwarming tales about a sick child’s hospital bills getting paid, or a young widow getting help with burial expenses or a viral story of a good deed leading to a huge cash windfall for a lucky Good Samaritan. But it’s not all warm fuzzies and faith in humanity on these sites. Fraud happens.
Podcast: The Business Credit & Financing Show Featuring Mark Roderick
How to Avoid Crowdfunding Legal Pitfalls
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Mark Roderick is one of the leading Crowdfunding and Fintech lawyers in the United States. Expanding on his in-depth knowledge of capital-raising and securities law, Mark represents many portals and other players in the Crowdfunding field. He writes a widely read blog, crowdfundattny.com, which provides readers with a wealth of legal and practical information for portals, issuers and investors. He also speaks at Crowdfunding events across the country and represents industry participants across the country and around the world.
During This Show We Discuss…
- Your potential legal liability using crowdfunding platforms
- When a potential investor can sue the project creator
- The “3 flavors” of crowdfunding you should know about
- Legal issues with flex versus fixed funding
- How the new tax law affects crowdfunding
- 20% tax deduction in crowdfunding transactions
- Getting crowd funding for real estate investing
- What you should know about peer-to-peer lending
- Issues with bonuses you may offer to donors
- What to know about the SEC’s role in crowdfunding
- What an opportunity zone fund is and how they work
- Why trusts invest in crowdfunding projects
- Other big investors who are investing in crowdfunding campaigns
- Potential legal pitfalls in peer-to-peer lending?
- And much more
Webinar: Complete Guide to Investment Crowdfunding Regulations in the U.S.
September 27, 2018
Are the countless rules, regulations and exemptions surrounding crowdfunding in the US starting to get too difficult to keep track of? Check out this webinar featuring Mark Roderick where he shares information that will help you navigate the complex crowdfunding regulations in the US.
GoFundME Done Wrong – Crowdfunding for Homeless Man John Bobbit
September 16, 2018
Host and KYW Newsradio community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about a viral GoFundMe campaign gone wrong. It all began last year when Johnny Bobbit, a homeless veteran gave $20 to a stranded Katie McClure. To return the favor, McClure and boyfriend Mark D’Marco set up a GoFundMe account to help Bobbitt. The effort got widespread support, raising $400,000. Fast forward and Bobbitt claims the New Jersey couple didn’t give him the money that was raised. He lawyered up and filed a lawsuit and now the couple could be indicted on fraud charges. What are the rules of crowdfunding online and beyond? How can donors protect themselves from fraudsters? Who must pay if a “fundraiser” turns out to be fraud. Panelists this week include Mark Roderick, an attorney with Flaster Greenberg who specializes in crowdfunding, Mu’min Islam, an attorney who represented a homeless couple that sued a non-profit that raised money on their behalf and Tom Nickels, a freelance journalist who knows Bobbit and penned a column titled, “City Safari: Faux Friends Defund Johnny.
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New York 2018 Fintech World Conference -Regulatory Compliance: ICO’s, SECm Bitcoin and ETFs
The Harvard Business School Club of New York
New York 2018 Fintech World Conference – Blockchain Is A Technology, Not A Philosophy
The Harvard Business School Club of New York
National Real Estate Forum | The Real Crowdfund Project
Check out this podcast with Dr. Adam Gower, who runs The Real Crowdfund Project, where developers, investors and industry leaders share insights that you can sue to raise capital and invest in crowdfunded real estate deals.
REALCROWD Podcast – Operating Agreements & Waterfalls
Listen as Tyler Stewart and Mark Roderick discuss operating agreements, waterfalls and the history behind why and LLC exists.
REALCROWD Podcast – An Attorney’s Take On Real Estate Crowdfunding
Listen as Adam Hooper and Mark Roderick discuss crowdfunding for real estate and the legal documents investors sign when investing in a real estate deal.
4th Annual Crowdfunding USA Conference
Check out this podcast for #CrowdfundingUncut where I talk about the Equity Crowdfunding industry. This episode takes a look at the legal liability of Equity Crowdfunding, and also touches on Rewards Liability as well. Click here to listen.
Equity Crowdfunding & Regulation A+ Workshop Webinar
Workshop on Regulation A+ With Jillian Sidoti
Down the Business with Jack Miller 880AM The Biz
Podcast: An Australian’s Guide to Investing in U.S. Real Estate
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Reed Goossens, who speaks with a strange accent but knows a heck of a lot about real estate. During the program, the third installment in Reed’s series on U.S. real estate syndication, I talked about raising capital from non- U.S. investors and other more general issues that face syndicators and investors. Click here to listen.
Josef Helm runs a terrific site called crowdfunding.biz focused on the Crowdfunding industry. This week Josef interviewed me as part of his Crowdfunding Industry Spotlight series. He asked how I got into the Crowdfunding industry, my advice for those getting in today, my hopes and expectations for the future of Crowdfunding, and a bunch of other illuminating questions.
If you’re interested, my interview is HERE. But as long as you’re at the site, take a look at the eight other people Josef has identified as industry leaders, people like Richard Swart and Joy Schoffler. Responding to the same questions, you might find their answers more interesting.
I’m honored to have been selected. Josef, thank you for what you do in this space.