Myer Law PLLC

Corporate and Securities Transactions

John A. Myer represents start-up companies from formation, though angel financing to merger or acquisition. Mr. Myer also negotiates bank or venture capital financing for established businesses and drafts contracts with companies’ employees, customers or vendors.

In addition, Mr. Myer represents investment advisers who operate hedge funds and others who manage public mutual funds.

Prior to moving to Seattle in 2004, he was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell (New York and Frankfurt), Paul Weiss (London) and White & Case (Miami).

Before his career in law, Mr. Myer received an MS in finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked as a financial analyst and management consultant with Arthur D. Little, Inc. He earned his JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami and an AB in mathematics and economics, summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College. He is a member of the Securities Committee of the Washington State Bar Association.

Mr. Myer grew up in Austria and speaks fluent German.

Lecturing on Section 4(a)(7), Regulation A+, and HR Bill 2187.

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Section 4(a)(7) is a game changer for private stock resales. Special shout out to my fabulous co-authors Joshua Maher and Joe Wallin, and of course to TechCrunch for publishing it.

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A Private Stock Resale Exemption for Founders and Affiliates is Finally Codified as Section 4(a)(7)

A Private Stock Resale Exemption for Founders and Affiliates is Finally Codified as Section 4(a)(7)

myercorplaw.com In a post last year, I discussed that up till now Congress had neglected to provide an exemption from registration for resales of stock in a private corporation by a founder or other person affiliated with (or in control of) that corporation. Of course that didn’t stop these resales from taking pla…

Investors and Founders may be able to sell Restricted Stock through a Broker under Rule 144.

myercorplaw.com Last year I discussed the legal requirements under Section 4(1) that an investor would have to follow in a sale of private company stock to another investor. I also wrote a post on the judicial construct referred to as Section 4(1½) under which founders and other affiliates can sell some of their…

What’s the Attraction of Incentive Stock Options?

myercorplaw.com As a securities lawyer, I like option plans. Options awarded to employees, directors, consultants and advisors pursuant to a plan are exempt from registration under Rule 701 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Each state has a corresponding exemption from its Blue Sky laws; in Washington tha…

Founders and other Affiliates resell Private Stock under “Section 4(1½)”. - Myer Law

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myercorplaw.com In a recent post, I discussed the legal requirements that an investor would have to follow in a sale of stock in a private company to another investor. Regrettably, this doesn’t work for shareholders who are founders or otherwise affiliated with the issuer of the stock. While there is no bright lin…

Are you an Investor who would like to Resell Private Stock without using a Broker under Section...

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myercorplaw.com The basic rule of securities laws is that absent an exemption securities may not be sold without registration. Since registration is often financially infeasible, holders of stock in start-up companies looking for some cash flow from their valuable but illiquid asset must ensure that any sales fit u…

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Seattle, WA
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