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Rita W. Garry, Partner, Golan & Christie LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Live Webcast

New York, NY, January 13, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Rita W. Garry, Partner, Golan & Christie LLP will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Crowdfunding Rules & Regulations in 2017: What Every Attorney Should Know” This two-hour event is scheduled on January 11, 2017 @ 12:00pm - 12:00pm ET.

Event Summary:

Over the years, crowdfunding has gained popularity as a business investment, especially in companies that could not secure traditional financing. Active global crowdfunding platforms have generated billions of dollars that led to key innovations. However, before investors decide to participate in federal crowdfunding offerings, it is crucial that they understand the murky waters of investing in early-stage startups and are aware of the protections in place for non-accredited investors. Crowdfunding is certainly here to stay and will continue to grow in the next few years. Now, more than ever, businesses need to rely on their attorneys to guide them through the entire process to make sure that the legal aspects are well-covered.

In this two-hour live webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will offer an in-depth discussion of the recent issues and updates involving crowdfunding. Speakers will also offer practical tips on how eligible companies can successfully navigate the federal crowdfunding rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as managing the compliance costs and risks associated with entering the world of federal securities regulation.

Key Topics:

· Crowdfunding: Recent Trends and Developments
· Consumer and Investor Crowdfunding
· Impact of JOBS Act to Crowdfunding
· Impact of Regulation A+ to Crowdfunding
· Scope and Limitation
· Regulation Crowdfunding
· Advantages and Disadvantages
· Risks and Legal Obligations
· Practical Tips on Preparing the Business for A Successful Offering
· Trends Outlook

About Rita W. Garry

Rita W. Garry is a Partner with Golan & Christie in Chicago, IL. Rita is a trusted business advisor to many diverse start-up, emerging, and mature businesses providing holistic and strategic legal guidance throughout business life cycles. Her work includes entity design and formation, founders agreements, corporate tax and regulatory compliance, review and negotiation of a vast array of commercial contracts, IT and IP agreements, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, debt and private equity financing transactions and private securities offerings. Rita is a published author on SEC private offerings under Regulation D and Crowdfunding under the JOBS Act and a frequent presenter on entrepreneurial law topics. Rita also served as an Illinois State Content Editor for Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law corporate and M&A product offering. Rita is a long-standing member of the ABA Business Law Section and its Middle Market and Small Business, Private Equity and Venture Capital, and Federal Securities Committees and she has written and spoken at seminars, symposiums, and meetings on numerous business and securities law topics including

Ms. Garry received her law degree from Boston University and her B.A. in Politics from Lake Forest College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with High Honors. Ms. Garry also received her CFP license in 1991. She can be reached at or (312) 696-1366.

About Golan & Christie LLP

Golan & Christie is a progressive business-focused law firm with strategic commercial litigators and savvy transactional attorneys who put their clients’ needs and goals first and foremost. The Golan & Christie corporate and transactional attorneys and team members serve as outside general counsel to closely-held business entities of all types and in connection with all corporate matters, commercial contracts, capital raising and finance, employment and executive equity plans and agreements, mergers, acquisitions, regulatory compliance, and business succession and estate planning.

Golan & Christie’s attorneys and skilled staff work together to build strong client relationships and work together to support and drive their clients’ success. Please visit to learn more about our people and our services

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

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts 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.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.
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