Partners Matthew Brown and Mark Wood will speak on “Crowdfunding and General Solicitation” at Clean Energy Trust’s “Startup Sessions: First Round” event on December 4 in Chicago. The full-day event is designed to bolster entrepreneurial knowledge and skills for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, not just those in the clean energy sector. Matthew and Mark will lead a discussion on how crowdfunding is developing quickly for start-up business fundraising and how traditional legal rules, especially securities laws, continue to change or bend to accommodate the desire for expedited fund raising from “the Crowd.” They will address how these rules and new funding paths could create an opportunity or a wrong turn for businesses.