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Journal of Business and Securities Law to Host Inaugural Symposium

East Lansing, MI — The Michigan State University College of Law Journal of Business & Securities Law will host a symposium titled “Off Wall Street: Pre-IPO Investing and the Future of Private Placement Trading” on Friday, February 15, 2013. The event marks the journal’s first symposium since achieving official status at the Law College in 2009.

“Off Wall Street” will focus on private placement trading and the latest trends and legislation affecting the practice. Participants will raise awareness of and cover topics such as the private placement market, Regulation D, the JOBS Act, and drafting and litigating private placement offerings.

“This event will discuss the business and legal considerations surrounding private equity placements and provide valuable information for businesses and attorneys,” said Justin Fisher-Short, executive editor of the Journal of Business & Securities Law.

Presenters include:

  • Matthew P. Allen, Miller Canfield
  • E. Michael Ciesla, Ciesla & Ciesla
  • Alicia J. Davis, University of Michigan Law School
  • Todd A. Holleman, Miller Canfield
  • Jeremy A. Smith, SecondMarket

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in MSU Law’s Castle Board Room. More information is available at

Michigan State University College of Law, a leading institution of legal education with a long history of educating practice-ready attorneys, prepares future lawyers to use ethics, ambition, and intellect to solve the world’s problems. Michigan State Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education, and is on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars, its curriculum is rigorous and challenging, and its facility is equipped with the latest resources—all affirming MSU Law’s commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.


Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane, Room 320
East Lansing, MI 48824

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