In the Legal’s crowd-funding supplement, articles focus on the available options, real estate, regulation and history.

Crowdfunding—Navigating the Many Options
Traditionally used to raise money for political campaigns, donating to non-profit causes, launching creative ventures, and funding start-up businesses, crowdfunding generally has not been used as a means to offer and sell securities. Read more

Will Real Estate Developers Follow the Crowd?
Crowdfunding for real estate projects, a relatively new phenomenon, allows for a monetary investment in the strict legal and financial sense, carrying the promise of an upside along with a substantial downside risk. Read more

Crowdfunding vs. Peer-to-Peer Lending: What’s the Difference?
The terms “crowdfunding” and “peer-to-peer” (or “P2P”) lending are often used interchangeably, but this is a mistake. Read more

‘Regulation’ Crowdfunding is Finally Here
Some call it equity crowdfunding. Some call it Title III crowdfunding. Now apparently the SEC calls it regulation crowdfunding. Read more

From Lady Liberty to Startup Capital—Crowdfunding Today
When invited to speak to entrepreneurs and developers about crowdfunding, I often open with a little-known story about a 130-year-old example: the Statue of Liberty. Read more