Shannon Starr

3 Ways Your Startup Can Avoid Securities Fraud

by Shannon Starr

Many people may be surprised as to what all qualifies as a “security” under the federal securities laws, and the Indiana Securities Act (ISA). A security is often thought of as a stock or bond, but can also include “promissory notes, investment contracts, and interests in limited liability companies, to name a few,” according to Indiana Secretary of State and the seminal U.S. Supreme Court Case of Howey.

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