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Kendall Almerico

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Kendall Almerico is an attorney who specializes in crowdfunding issues and the JOBS Act.

Early work and sports[edit]

Almerico has been a lawyer for over thirty years.[1] He graduated with his BA in 1985 from the University of Florida College of Journallism and Communications and received his JD in 1988 from the University of Florida College of Law.[2] In 1998, he co-founded the athlete and entertainment agency StarTrust Management with Brian Mooney.[3] Almerico, Mooney, boxing promoter Phil Alessi, and baseball coach Jim Macaluso were all principals in the company.[3] StarTrust managed a client list that included players, agents, and managers from different professional sports teams.[3] Almerico provided guidance covering the areas of contract negotiation, business opportunity evaluation, and financial planning, among others.[3]

In 2004, Almerico was the agent for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Darrell Jackson. In 2009, Almerico was the agent for Tampa Bay Rays’ catcher Dioner Navarro.[4][5] Almerico was the host of the weekly public affairs television program “Legally Speaking” for over 12 years.[3]

Crowdfunding and JOBS Act[edit]

Almerico is a Regulation A+ attorney who specializes in crowdfunding issues and the JOBS Act.[6][7]

Almerico was a guest writer for Entrepreneur.com from 2014-2017 where he authored 33 columns related to crowdfunding and the JOBS Act.[8] In June 2015, he launched BankRoll Ventures, which runs BankRoll, a funding platform for Regulation A+ Mini-IPOs.[9][6] He’s worked with the crowdfunding campaign Equity for Punks for the craft brewery BrewDog USA.[1][10] He’s also created a platform to help women business owners raise capital through BankRoll Women.[1] In 2020, Almerico, the securities attorney for Santa Cruz-based Goldenseed, handled their SEC review process.[11][12] Goldenseed was the first American cannabis grower to be cleared by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to issue a public stock offering.[12]

Almerico is the CEO of BankRoll Ventures.[13][14]

In 2016, Onalytica ranked him as #1 of the Top 100 crowdfunding influencers in the world.[13] 

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "More established companies looking to crowdfunding: Almerico – Bankless Times". www.banklesstimes.com. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  2. "UF Law Spring 2019" (PDF). UFL Law. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Cronan, Carl. "Local sports agency goes to bat for athletes' rights". Bizjournals. Retrieved 2020-05-12. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "Arbitrators side for Rays in case with Navarro". ESPN.com. 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  5. Keri, Jonah (2011-03-08). The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First First. Random House Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-345-51773-9. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  6. 6.0 6.1 Levy, Ari (2015-06-19). "Now YOU can invest in virtual reality start-ups". CNBC. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  7. Harrington, Kevin. "New JOBS Act Regulation A+ Will Be A Game Changer". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  8. Almerico, Kendall. "Kendall Almerico". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  9. "Q&A with Kendall Almerico on Title III equity crowdfunding rules – Bankless Times". www.banklesstimes.com. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  10. Alois, J. D. (2016-08-04). "BrewDog US Launch: Maverick British Brewer Seeks $50 Million in Reg A+ Equity Crowdfunding Offer". Crowdfund Insider. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  11. "California cannabis stock first to list on US exchange". The North Bay Business Journal. 2020-01-10. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "You can buy stock in a U.S. marijuana farm. It's a first for the SEC". The Seattle Times. 2020-01-06. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Fern, Oriol; ez (2016-11-02). "Crowdfunding: Top 100 Influencers and Brands". Onalytica. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  14. "Using Crowdfunding to Finance Your Startup". QuickBooks. Retrieved 2020-05-12.



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