Douglas Slain


After getting a JD from Stanford Law School, a MA from the University of Chicago, and working as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Douglas Slain practiced law with Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro in San Francisco. He later founded four national monthly law reporting services sold to McGraw-Hill and now owned by Thomson Reuter.

Doug writes law hand books and produces videos and audiobooks on investment crowdfunding. Doug is the managing partner of Private Placement Advisors LLC, helping small business identify and solicit private placements since 2009. Doug manages two LinkedIn discussion groups, State Securities Regulation and Equity and Debt Crowdfunding.

Smashwords Interview

What is Rule 506 Media Group?
Rule 506 Media Group publishes a series of 10 volumes on private placements and exempt offerings and 4 volumes on the marijuana industry.

I. Private Placement Series

Volume No. 1: Crowdfunding on Steroids
Volume No. 2: Crowdfunding Law
Volume No. 3: Proposed Rules Regarding Regulation Crowdfunding
Volume No. 4: Business Brokers and Securities Law
Volume No. 5: California Real Estate Blind Pools
Volume No. 6: EB-5 and U.S. Securities Law
Volume No. 7: Hedge Funds for the Rest of Us
Volume No. 8: Crowd Financing
Volume No. 9: General Solicitation under Rule 506 (c
Volume No. 10: Regulation Crowdfunding
Who is Douglas Slain?
Doug is the author and narrator of a series of law handbooks. He is also the managing partner of Private Placement Advisors LLC and Rule 506 Media Group.

Doug specializes in debt and equity crowdfunding. He helps small business identify and solicit sources of private equity since 2009. Doug manages a LinkedIn discussion group, State Securities Regulation with close to 1500 members and recently launched a new LinkedIn discussion group, Equity and Debt Crowdfunding.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Douglas Slain online

Where to buy in print


EB-5 and U.S. Securities Law
Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 12,790. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Practical Guides, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This is a guide to the following: 1) direct investments versus regional centers; 2) Regulation D offerings; 3) EB-5 law and practice following the JOBS Act.
Crowdfunding on Steroids
Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 9,600. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business Law, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Government & business
The new Rule 506 changes everything. The SEC has lifted an 80-year ban on general solicitation and start-ups and other Issuers for the first time can use public advertising to sell private offerings.
Crowdfunding in 2014 (Understanding a New Asset Class)
Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business Law, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Government & business
New Rule 506(c has changed everything when it comes to raising money for start-ups. Learn about Private Issuers Publicly Raising (PIPRs) and the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates.
Proposed Rules Governing Regulation Crowdfunding
Price: $19.95 USD. Words: 8,640. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship, Nonfiction » Law » Securities
In September 2013 the SEC made the most significant change to Federal securities law in the last 80 years. Learn how start-ups and small businesses can now use general solicitation to raise money online.
Crowdfunding Law
Price: $19.95 USD. Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Government & business, Nonfiction » Law » Business and commercial law
When raising money for a business, various securities law issues may come into play. You need to follow the rules carefully in order to preserve limited liability under the law.
How to Finance a Marijuana Business
Series: Wellness and Cannabis Foundation. Price: $26.98 USD. Words: 10,960. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Business Management
Use SEC 506(c) to Raise Money for Marijuana Businesses in 2014.
Marijuana Money
Series: Private Placement Handbooks, paperback. Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business Law, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business Law
Recent events will prove seminal in the to-be-written history of the industry and finally announce a pathway for investors and entrepreneurs, sometimes now referred to “ganjapreneurs” or “cannabusinesses.”

Douglas Slain's tag cloud