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Rita Garry, Partner, Freeborn & Peters LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Event

New York, NY, May 04, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Rita Garry, Partner, Freeborn & Peters LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Crowdfunding in the 2017 Landscape: Understanding Trends and Developments Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).

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About Rita Garry

Rita W. Garry is a Partner with Freeborn & Peters in Chicago, IL. Rita’s 30+ years of work serving as a trusted business advisor to many diverse start-up, emerging, and mature businesses includes entity design and formation, founders agreements, corporate tax and regulatory compliance, review and negotiation of a vast array of commercial contracts, 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. 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. Rita is a recognized authority on equity crowdfunding and given numerous presentations for Entrepreneurs Unplugged, National Business Institute, and The Knowledge Group on this exciting topic.

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.

About Freeborn & Peters LLP

Freeborn & Peters LLP is a full-service law firm, headquartered in Chicago, with international capabilities.

Freeborn & Peters is always looking ahead and seeking to find better ways to serve its clients. It takes a proactive approach to ensure its clients are more informed, prepared and able to achieve greater success – not just now, but also in the future.

While the firm serves clients across a broad range of sectors, it has also pioneered an interdisciplinary approach that addresses the specific needs of targeted industries, including food, transportation, private equity/venture capital, and insurance and reinsurance.

Freeborn & Peters is a firm that genuinely lives up to its core values of integrity, caring, effectiveness, teamwork, and commitment, and embodies them through high standards of client service and responsive action. Its lawyers build close and lasting relationships with clients and are driven to help them achieve their legal and business objectives.

Event Synopsis:

With the increasing volatility of the financial markets today, more and more business owners and entrepreneurs are exploring the potential of crowdfunding. It's no secret that, over the years, alternative finance such as crowdfunding has been an effective validation tool for nonprofits and startups. As crowdfunding becomes increasingly accessible to those who seek for more opportunity to invest, it will likely continue to pick up steam in the coming years.

However, with the several restrictions highlighted in crowdfunding, companies can't help but notice other alternatives such as 506(c) and the Regulation A which also provide great capital raising flexibilities. Crowdfunding along with these alternatives are yet to make a profound change in the investment world. Thus, it is imperative for investors, business owners and entrepreneurs to understand and analyze the current and emerging trends in these areas to mitigate potential risks.

In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends; critical issues and best practices in Crowdfunding. Speakers will also discuss and give highlights to other capital raising alternatives and will offer practical tips in ensuring compliance with securities laws.

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

· Crowdfunding: Fundamentals and Critical Issues
· Federal Crowdfunding Rules
· Other Capital Raising Alternatives
· Basic Framework of 506(c) Offering and Reg A
· Crowdfunding vs. Other Capital Raising Alternatives
· Pros and Cons of 506(c) Offering and Reg A
· Risks and Legal Obligations
· Recent Crowdfunding Trends and Developments
· Practical Tips and Best Practices when Venturing to Crowdfunding

About The Knowledge Group/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:
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