The author of the Crowdfunding Myth and this course is Jillian Sidoti. She is also a partner at where she help entrepreneurs realize their fundraising goals everyday! 

Trowbridge Sidoti LLP (  is a boutique law firm whose area of practice includes setting up Syndications, Private Placement Offerings, Private Equity Funds, and Joint Ventures for real estate ventures and small business startups. In their May/June 2013 issue, Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine, a highly acclaimed, nationwide publication for real estate investors, recognized Trowbridge Sidoti LLP as one of the 2013 Top 50 Real Estate Investment Opinion Makers and Market Leaders in the area of Vital Services.

Trowbridge Sidoti LLP's legal services include preparation of Private Placement Memorandums (PPMs) and investor Subscription Agreements, selecting the appropriate securities exemption, formation and structuring of legal entities, and drafting investor agreements such as limited liability company (LLC) Operating Agreements or Private Loan Documents. We prepare and file the securities notices with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and state securities agencies required to qualify for a securities exemption from registration.

Our clients range from seasoned and sophisticated commercial real estate investors and brokers to individuals raising Private Money from family and friends for their first deal or new business. Many of our first-time syndication clients have gone on to do multiple Private Securities Offerings. We are able to help clients with federal securities offerings in all 50 states.

Take Your Existing Business To The Next Level
In addition to legal services, we provide educational opportunities and formal Syndication Training for the purpose of learning how to become successful Syndicators and Private Equity Fund Managers. We also teach how to take existing Private Investment Companies to the next level while complying with applicable Securities Laws.

Using Other People's Money (OPM)
If you intend to:

  • Develop a new construction project
  • Buy existing commercial or residential real estate
  • Start a Private Lending Fund
  • Work with a Joint Venture Partner
  • Finance a new small business or product

and need to use Other People's Money (OPM) to do it, Trowbridge Sidoti LLP offers you the full support you need to do it legally. As a prospective client you will also have access to a series of free articles on the Legal Aspects of Raising Money from Private Investors.