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Profile of Douglas Slain

Exempt Offerings Maven / JOBS Act Guru

Douglas Slain teaches exempt issuers and their advisers how to raise debt or equity capital using Regulation D and Regulation S.

Douglas has been helping exempt issuers use Rule 506(c and other JOBS Act exemptions since December, 2013. Previously, for a number of years his San Francisco-based law practice including Reg D private placements for a variety of growing businesses. He was chair of the ABA's largest committee on professional responsibility for two years and he served as a secured transactions advisor to the Ministry of Economy for the Republic of Latvia. Douglas taught at Stanford Law School as an adjunct clinical law professor and he founded and published four authoritative monthly national law reporting services now published by Thomson-Reuters. 

He founded the highly regarded LinkedIn State Securities Regulation discussion group, https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2177638/, in 2013, and he has authored the 12-volume Private Placement Handbook Series, audiobooks that can be heard at amazon.com/author/privateplacementadvisors.

Watch a 3-minute video comparing Rule 506(b to Rule 506(c: 


Listen to audio books in the Private Placement Handbook Series at amazon.com/author/privateplacementadvisors. 


Stanford Law School J.D.

University of Chicago M.A., Intellectual History

University College London Diploma, History

DePauw University B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa

Private Placement Advisors LLC is represented by Douglas Slain and independent contractors, if any, appropriate for each money raise. 

Douglas Slain, the principal partner, is a Stanford-trained retired lawyer and law publisher who advises securities lawyers and others on exempt offerings