Kennyhertz Invited to Address FastTrac NewVenture Entrepreneurs

John Kennyhertz of Kennyhertz Perry has been invited to address this season’s FastTrac® NewVenture™ entrepreneurs.  FastTrac is a program of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and brought to Kansas City by the UMKC Small Business & Technology Development Center in partnership with University of Missouri Extension.

In FastTrac NewVenture, aspiring business owners look at all aspects of their proposed companies, explore the feasibility of their business concept, and learn how to develop a viable business plan.  Participants address start-up issues such as assessing the competition, legal matters, marketing and financial management aspects of business ownership.  John will use his legal expertise to introduce the class to the basics of entity selection, first contract issues, and first employee considerations.

Perry Talks Investment Due Diligence

Braden Perry, partner in Kennyhertz Perry, LLC was contacted regarding U.S. Treasury securities and Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) for an article titled “Where to Invest When Safety is a Priority” for Depositaccounts.com.  Perry discussed the proper due diligence when determining investments, primarily creativity coupled with common sense. Perry stated, “[t]he more research and preparation that is

KMBZ Radio – Kennyhertz Interviews Entrepreneurs Jason Grill, Ryan Maybee, Rafi Chaudry, and Travis Moore

Once a month, John Kennyhertz co-hosts the “Entrepreneur KC Show” on KMBZ Business Channel 1660 AM.  This month’s show featured Ryan Maybee, co-founder and owner of J. Rieger & Co. Whiskey, as well as the historic Rieger Hotel Restaurant and Manifesto in the Crossroads District of downtown Kansas City.  The last segment features the owners and brew masters from Torn Label Brewing Company.  You can download the podcast at http://media.kmbz.com/a/101139620/entrepreneur-kc-radio-1-20-15.htm.

Kennyhertz Perry in partnership with J. Grill Media and KMBZ Radio, highlights entrepreneurs, startups, innovation and technologies that are changing lives on the Silicon Prairie and the legal issues these businesses and individual face daily. Tune in Thursdays between 1 and 2 pm on the KMBZ Business Channel 1660 AM.

If you have legal questions concerning startups and emerging business, please contact John Kennyhertz or visit us at www.kennyhertzperry.com.

Do You Need a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) to Raise Money?

474529397If you are seeking to raise investment money for your company, remember that one of the best things you can do to protect yourself is disclosing as much information about your company as possible. That way, if things fall apart and your investors threaten to sue you for securities fraud or the government brings a regulatory action against your company, you can use your disclosures in your defense.

One of the best ways to do this is in a Private Placement Memorandum, or PPM for short. So what’s a PPM?

Law360 Features Braden Perry in article “Departing CFTC Head Gensler Put Agency on the Map”

Former CFTC Trial Attorney Braden Perry recently spoke with Law360 regarding U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler, who has been said to be planning his withdrawal from the position at the end of the year. “Chairman Gensler came in with a mission, put his aggressive style into play and marshaled the necessary resources,”

Kennyhertz Perry’s Braden Perry Weighs In on Student Debt Relief Industry

Kansas City, MO (July15, 2013) – Braden Perry, former federal enforcement attorney, contributed to Lawyer.com’s latest article discussing the Student Debt Relief Industry.  The article can be seen in its entirety below or at Lawyers.com.

America’s student loan bills have outgrown its credit card bills, and the debt relief industry is clamoring for the business of student borrowers. But according to a report from the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC), some companies are ripping off those borrowers by charging hefty fees for programs the federal government offers for free.

Kennyhertz Perry Partner, Braden Perry, to Discuss Regulation S-ID with Kansas City Compliance and Legal Professionals

Kansas City, MO (July 7, 2012) –Braden Perry is slated to speak on July 25th to the Kansas City Compliance Group where he will provide the framework for the Regulation S-ID requirements, also known as the Identity Theft Red Flag Rules.

The presentation is designed for both compliance and legal personnel, and applies to any registered broker-dealer, registered investment company, registered business development company, or registered investment adviser that is a “financial institution, and will provide an overview of the provisions of the Regulation, focusing on keys to implementation and the requirements of the Regulation S-ID program.

Federal Trade Commission Staff Test-Shopping Data Brokers

In May, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent warning letters to 10 of the 45 data broker companies following a test-shopping operation, warning that their practices could violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

The test-shopping operation was performed by non-attorney FTC staff members posing as individuals or representatives of companies seeking information about consumers to make decisions related to their creditworthiness, eligibility for insurance or suitability for employment.