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Peter J. Schaeffer, Partner, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP to Speak at KCís Crowdfunding through Funding Portals: What You Need to Know Live Webcast

New York, NY, January 07, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Peter J. Schaeffer, Partner, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Crowdfunding through Funding Portals: What You Need to Know.” This event is scheduled for March 19, 2014 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

For further details, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2014_Funding_Portals.html

About Peter J. Schaeffer

Peter Schaeffer is a partner in the Corporate Department of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. Peter's practice focus is in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital. His practice also includes ongoing representation of publicly traded corporations and privately held companies, including advice in regard to disclosure and compliance under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Peter also represents emerging growth companies on formation issues, equity and compensation matters, licensing and in their venture capital, debt financings and exits. Peter has represented several companies in their initial public offerings as well as in public secondary offerings, PIPES, joint ventures and in the establishment of credit facilities. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Colgate University.

About Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Founded in 1919, Patterson Belknap is a law firm of over 200 lawyers committed to providing high quality legal advice and service to clients and to maintaining a congenial and diverse workplace. Patterson Belknap delivers a full range of services across more than 20 practice groups in both commercial law and litigation. We make our clients' business issues our own. At the same time, we care about our attorneys, our staff and the community we are privileged to serve. As a result of our performance and our values, the firm is ranked on The American Lawyer's 2013 "A-List" of 20 leading law firms in the United States.

Event Synopsis:

On October 23, 2013, a proposal issued by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may significantly alter how companies approach crowdfunding. The proposal aims to allow non-accredited investors invest in startups and small businesses through SEC-registered funding portals.

In this 2-hour live webcast, a panel of key thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will help you understand the critical elements of the proposal and its potential effects on companies’ crowdfunding practices.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

• General Standards of the Proposed Rule
• Funding Portal Application
• Funding Portal Conduct
• Funding Portal Compliance
• Investigations and Sanctions
• Arbitration and Mediation: Funding Portal Rule 1200
• Up-to-minute regulatory updates

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org
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The Knowledge Congress
Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
1.800.578.4370
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Therese Lumbao, Director
Account Management & Member Services
tlumbao@knowledgecongress.org

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