Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown Discuss “Shaking the Fundraising Tree” at Tonkon Talk

At the May 4 Tonkon Talk, business attorneys Drea Schmidt and Claire Brown provided a practical summary of the legal issues related to certain types of fundraising. They compared new types of fundraising, including “Regulation Crowdfunding,” to traditional approaches. Drea and Claire also discussed strategies for structuring investment rounds and explored alternative methods of raising money.


Drea and Claire are members of the firm’s Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurial Services practice groups. They practice in the areas of securities, corporate governance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. Drea and Claire counsel a variety of business clients, including small businesses and startups, on various business and fundraising matters


“Tonkon Talks in the Pearl” is a series of lunch-hour presentations held on the first Wednesday of each month at the firm’s CENTRL Office location in the Pearl District. The talks provide an overview on legal topics that impact entrepreneurs and startups. 


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