Category Archives: Blogs

  1. SEC Adopts New Private Fund Advisor Rules

    SEC ADOPTS NEW PRIVATE FUND ADVISER RULES By: Kamden Crawford, Esq. On August 23, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) finalized new rules under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (“Advisers Act”) for advisers of private funds (“New Rules”) with the purpose of enhancing protections to investors in private funds. The New Rules can…

  2. What to look for when hiring a securities, syndication, or fund attorney

    In this video, I go over some of the common areas to look into when looking for a securities lawyer. You want someone specialized so I give you some insight into what I would look for if I were to go out and hire a lawyer to help with a capital raise, securities offering, syndication,…

  3. Selling or Transferring Your Interest in Real Estate Syndications or Other Investments

    YOU INVESTED IN A PRIVATE OFFERING AND WANT TO SELL YOUR INTEREST – WHAT DO YOU DO? For all private offerings, restricted and/or controlled securities are issued, thus inhibiting the ability for investors to sell or transfer their interest. For securities purchased in a Regulation D offering, the interest is considered “restricted” and cannot be…

  4. Crypto Risks – Options for forming a crypto fund

    In this video, securities attorney Chris Barsness discusses the current SEC enforcement position on crypto as a security and ways to start a crypto fund.

  5. USCIS Agrees To Concurrently Adjudicate H-4, H-4 EADs And L-2s When Filed With I-129

    One of the biggest issues faced by spouses of H-1 and L-1 holders in the last few years was that USCIS stopped processing their applications even when filed with the principal application.  This resulted in much uncertainty and due to delays in processing cases many spouses were forced to stop working. Prior to the Trump…

  6. 2022 Syndication & Fund Review

  7. Can I become a US Citizen with a DUI?

    Applying for Naturalization can be a daunting process but for those who have DUI’s the process can be even more problematic. In this video PLG Partner Chris Prescott discusses the impact of having one or multiple DUI’s on your record and how this can affect your ability to demonstrate good moral character, one of the…

  8. What is a GP General Partner Fund in Real Estate?

    Texas securities attorney Chris Barsness discusses the increase in GP funds being used as alternatives to traditional real estate funds and what makes them different.

  9. FTX Indictment, Securities Fraud Complaint Against SBF

    Securities attorney Chris Barsness discusses the recent indictment against SBF, formerly of FTX fame, and the securities fraud charges by the SEC and the years of (alleged) setup, misrepresentation, and outright lies to investors and the public.

  10. Fraud, Fraud & More Fraud. More FTX, Crypto And Blockchain Securities News

    Securities lawyer Chris Barsness discusses recent SEC actions and criminal indictments related to FTX and separate $45 million crypto fraud.