Rob Joseph Adds Depth and Experience to Corporate Practice Group

Davis Gillett Mottern & Sims LLC is proud to announce the addition of Robert R. Joseph as a partner in the Corporate Practice Group.  Rob is a graduate of Rhodes College as well as Emory University School of Law. From 1998 through 2005, Rob was an associate in the Corporate, Technology, and Healthcare practice groups of two large Atlanta firms, where he served as outside counsel for several small and medium-sized technology companies . . .

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SEC Paves the Way to Hedge Fund Advertising Under JOBS Act

On August 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) proposed new rules (“Proposed Rules”) to implement the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act“), which was signed into law on April 5, 2012. Under the Proposed Rules, which are mandated by the JOBS Act, hedge funds would be permitted to use means of general solicitation and general advertising to offer securities under Rule 506 of Regulation D and Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”). Although the SEC is expected to modify the Proposed Rules to some degree in the final rules release, the new Rule 506 and Rule 144A regimes should appear substantially as they are outlined in the Proposed Rules.

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SEC Increases Hedge Fund Disclosure Requirements With Form PF

The hedge fund industry is facing unprecedented registration and disclosure requirements as a result of the Dodd-Frank Act. The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has recast Form ADV, the US registration form for investment advisors, so that the entire form is now public on the agency’s website. Form ADV is also broader in terms of both the types of advisors who must register, which now includes advisors who manage at least $150 million, as well as the range of information that must be reported on a fund-by-fund basis. Yet, the new Form PF (initials stand for “private funds”) goes beyond anything required by Form ADV. In a marked departure from past practices, the new form significantly adds to the scope and detail of fund-by-fund disclosures.

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