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John A. Myer represents start-up companies from formation, though angel financing to merger or acquisition. Mr. Myer also negotiates bank or venture capital financing for established businesses and drafts contracts with companies’ employees, customers or vendors.
In addition, Mr. Myer represents investment advisers who operate hedge funds and others who manage public mutual funds.
Prior to moving to Seattle in 2004, he was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell (New York and Frankfurt), Paul Weiss (London) and White & Case (Miami).
Before his career in law, Mr. Myer received an MS in finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked as a financial analyst and management consultant with Arthur D. Little, Inc. He earned his JD, magna cm laude, from the University of Miami and an AB in mathematics and economics, summa cm laude, from Dartmouth College. He is a member of the Securities Committee of the Washington State Bar Association.
Mr. Myer grew up in Austria and speaks fluent German.
Lecturing on Section 4(a)(7), Regulation A+, and HR Bill 2187.
Section 4(a)(7) is a game changer for private stock resales. Special shout out to my fabulous co-authors Joshua Maher and Joe Wallin, and of course to TechCrunch for publishing it.
A Private Stock Resale Exemption for Founders and Affiliates is Finally Codified as Section 4(a)(7)
myercorplaw.com In a post last year, I discussed that up till now Congress had neglected to provide an exemption from registration for resales of stock in a private corporation by a founder or other person affiliated with (or in control of) that corporation. Of course that didn’t stop these resales from taking pla…
myercorplaw.com Last year I discussed the legal requirements under Section 4(1) that an investor would have to follow in a sale of private company stock to another investor. I also wrote a post on the judicial construct referred to as Section 4(1½) under which founders and other affiliates can sell some of their…
myercorplaw.com As a securities lawyer, I like option plans. Options awarded to employees, directors, consultants and advisors pursuant to a plan are exempt from registration under Rule 701 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Each state has a corresponding exemption from its Blue Sky laws; in Washington tha…
myercorplaw.com In a recent post, I discussed the legal requirements that an investor would have to follow in a sale of stock in a private company to another investor. Regrettably, this doesn’t work for shareholders who are founders or otherwise affiliated with the issuer of the stock. While there is no bright lin…
myercorplaw.com The basic rule of securities laws is that absent an exemption securities may not be sold without registration. Since registration is often financially infeasible, holders of stock in start-up companies looking for some cash flow from their valuable but illiquid asset must ensure that any sales fit u…
My first interview with CEO Coach on Webmasterradio. In June 2012, Gillian Muessig and I sat down to discuss the JOBS Act and raising capital for start-ups. @Webmasterradio.fm #ceocoachpodcast
www2.webmasterradio.fm US Jobs act and startup investments, learn what you should know as Gillian speaks with Seattle based attorney John Myer.
My second interview with CEO Coach on Webmasterradio. This one is a discussion on Crowdfunding and public solicitation of accredited investors in Rule 506(c) transactions. @Webmasterradio.fm #ceocoachpodcast
www2.webmasterradio.fm Before you raise that first round, listen to our guest Seattle securities lawyer John Myer explain how to stay clear of problems in raising capital --
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