Author Archives: Samuel Guzik

Securities Attorney Samuel Guzik in the News – CFO.com

What’s Wrong with Crowdfunding? The JOBS Act was designed to help online capital formation. So far, the results have been disappointing. Vincent Ryan February 6, 2017 | CFO Magazine Raising $5 million, $10 million, even $50 million online seems irresistibly … Continue reading

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The JOBS Act Turns Five, Regulation A+ Turns Two, Regulation Crowdfunding Turns One: What Should Be Next on the SEC Chair Jay Clayton’s Agenda

With the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act having just reached its five year milestone, Regulation Crowdfunding hitting its one year milestone, and the two year anniversary of Regulation A(+) fast approaching, I thought this would be a good time … Continue reading

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SEC Office of Small Business Advocate – One of Top 10 Fintech News Events in 2016

I am proud to be a part of one of the Top 10 Fintech News Events of 2016 – HR 3784 – SEC Office of Small Business Advocate: Top Fintech Stories from Crowdfund Insider during 2016 December 30, 2016 @ … Continue reading

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Why I am “High” on the Prospects for SME’s in 2017

The beginning of a new year is typically accompanied by renewed hope and positive expectations. 2017 is no exception.  As a staunch advocate of promoting the interests of small business generally, and smart regulation of capital formation, in particular, 2017 … Continue reading

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SEC Issues Regulation A+ White Paper – What’s Working?

There has been a great deal of hyperbole and misinformation surrounding the use of the new SEC Regulation A+, which allows a private U.S. company to issue freely tradeable shares to the general public. A new White Paper recently  released … Continue reading

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HR 3784 – SEC Office of Small Business Advocate – Is Now the Law of the Land

On December 16, 2016, President Barack Obama Signed into Law HR 3784 – SEC Office of Small Business Advocate, creating an independent Office of Small Business Advocate at the SEC, reporting directly to the full Commission and Congress. This legislation … Continue reading

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Congress Passes H.R. 3784 SEC Office of Small Business Advocate Bill

[Author’s Note: HR 3784 was signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 16, 2016. For an update on this historic legislation, see my most recent article appearing on this Blog.] Most of us were probably sleeping last night … Continue reading

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Unstacking the Deck Against SME’s in Washington: A Call for an SEC Small Business Advocate

[As published inn Crowdfund Insider on November 16, 2016] With a new administration set to take the reins of power in the White House in January 2017, not to mention a new, Republican appointed Chair of the SEC in the … Continue reading

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On the SEC’s New Intrastate Crowdfunding Rules and the Nanny State

On October 26, 2016, the SEC’s three Commissioners convened at their headquarters to adopt new rules intended to modernize what had historically been a little used path of raising capital for startups, early stage businesses and community-based enterprises: the so … Continue reading

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SEC Adopts Final Expanded Intrastate Crowdfunding Rules

Today the SEC unanimously adopted amendments to Rule 147 and Rule 504, and adopted a new Rule 147A, intended to modernize and facilitate local offerings by companies in their home state.  The final rules are much improved from the proposed … Continue reading

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