Past Meetup

The Practical Implications of Equity and Non-Equity Crowdfunding

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**Please note that space and seating for this event are limited--a maximum of sixty people will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis, whether or not you've RSVPd.

This month, the New York Legal Hackers will meet to discuss crowdfunding. In 2012, Congress passed the JOBS Act to facilitate startup fundraising through so-called crowdfunding platforms, as well as other modifications to existing securities regulations. At this meetup, we will provide a quick primer on these important changes to the securities laws and then move on to a holistic discussion on the vices and virtues of equity vs. non-equity crowdfunding.


Nathaniel Cotanch ( - Head Analyst, Rock the Post

Benish Shah ( - Founder/Attorney, Before the Label

Michal Rosenn ( - Deputy General Counsel, Kickstarter

James Fanto ( - Professor, Brooklyn Law School

Moderated by:

Shezi (Sheheryar) Sardar ( - Attorney, Sardar Law Firm

With a short intro presentation from:

Graham Travaligni ( - Student, Brooklyn Law School

Thank you to our venue sponsor Harvest ( for generously providing us with space!