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Showing 4 posts from October 2013.

SEC Issues Crowdfunding Proposal

sec issues crowdfunding proposalHave you heard? The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to propose rules under the JOBS Act permitting companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding. Public comment on the proposed rules will be sought for a 90-day period following the publication in the Federal Register by the SEC. Crowdfunding is a new way of raising money from people online, some would even say a new social networking platform. Check out this press release with more information on this breaking news.

Is your company thinking about utilizing crowdfunding? Before you venture into this new opportunity contact your Foster Swift attorney and make sure you comply with the new rules. Contact Attorney John Mashni at 517.371.8257 or

Categories: Crowdfunding

BYOD: Balancing Data Security with Employee Privacy

employee privacyThe days of carrying around a work phone and personal phone are quickly dwindling, if not already gone. Instead, businesses are implementing bring-your-own-device ("BYOD") policies that allow employees to access corporate information from their personal mobile device. On one hand, providing employees with mobile access to information increases productivity by allowing employees to work from anywhere. On the other hand, allowing corporate information to be accessed on devices that are mobile and capable of falling into the wrong hands produces a host of new security issues. This creates a difficult balancing act for employers who want their employees to be productive, but still want to maintain control over the information being accessed. Read More ›

Categories: Employment, Privacy

Lansing Area Residents, Consider the MITN Fellowship

mitn fellowshipFor our Lansing area readers, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC is a corporate member of the Michigan Technology Network - Lansing.

Michigan Technology Network - Lansing (MITN) awards fellowships annually that can be applied to technology education. If you're in school, thinking about going back, or need tech training to beef up your skills, a MITN fellowship is the perfect way to reduce your cost. Learn more about MITN here.

Applications are due on October 15, 2013.

Categories: News

Health Care Law Blog: Mobile Medical Apps

Have you checked out our Health Care Law Blog? This week the post is titled FDA Issues Final Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps.

Categories: News