Alternative Financing Joints The Crowd – Part Two

by Audris G. Hampton, Esq. audie@hamptonpigott.com I disclosed in Part 1 of this article-series, that the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the JOBS Act) eliminated the ban on general solicitation and advertising in the private placement of securities. I...

Alternative Financing Joins The Crowd – Part One

by Audris G. Hampton, Esq. audie@hamptonpigott.com This initial article is the first in a multi-part series of articles on alternative financing. In this “Part One”, I’ll provide a preliminary review of recent developments in the law relevant to crowdfunding. This...

A Word about Store Credit

by Sheryl A. Fernandez, Paralegal   In making my first trip of the season to the mall, I was reminded of my many years in retail.  The bustle of the holidays, the increase in customers, longer hours, holiday décor and of course the repeat of Christmas songs that...

Twas the Night Before Christmas (Legal Edition)

by David J. Pigott, Esq. dave@hamptonpigott.com Twas the night before Christmas, when the elves thought it’d be cute To hit dear old Santa with a labor dispute. It seems old Saint Nick had a duty of care, And the elves all agreed, their pay was unfair. Santa’s lawyers...

Effective Waivers and Releases

by David J. Pigott, Esq. dave@hamptonpigott.com In July of 2004, 15 year old Chelsea Hamill was in the middle of her third consecutive summer at Cheley Colorado Camps.  Cheley offers their young campers a chance to “live in the great outdoors.”  Actvities include rock...