The crowdfunding industry has experienced explosive growth since 2010. Recent estimates indicate that crowdfunding platforms raised an excess of $5 billion dollars in 2013 alone, nearly twice the amount raised in 2012. These platforms continue to receive media attention and gain acceptance from investors – offering developers new ways to finance projects and small investors a way in.
With this comes a host of legal questions and challenges. Goodwin’s Technology and Real Estate Groups have formed an interdisciplinary Real Estate Crowdfunding Practice to advise on issues relating to company formation, fund formation, compliance under the JOBS Act, consumer securities provisions, private and public financings, M&A transactions, investment properties and more.
Recognized as a five-time winner as North American Law Firm of the Year in Fund Formation and two-time winner in Transactions by Private Equity Real Estate Magazine, our team is distinctively qualified to advise on issues related to the formation, structuring and financing related to crowdfunding platforms. We’ve been ranked the number one law firm for venture-backed IPO & M&A exits by Pitchbook and are among the top five most active firms in the U.S. for combined venture capital/private equity deals by Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst.
Our combined experience uniquely positions us to advise platforms, investors, entrepreneurs, developers and operators in the crowdfunding industry. We can effectively meet the needs of clients at every stage of development and look forward to helping the next generation of companies succeed in the global marketplace.