Author Archives: Samuel Guzik

SEC REGULATORY ALERT: COMMISSION POISED TO ADOPT EXPANDED INTRASTATE CROWDFUNDING RULES

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that it will be meeting on October 26, 2016 to consider and adopt amendments to Rule 147, the safe harbor for the issuance of securities pursuant to the so called intrastate exemption.  Rule … Continue reading

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On Investment Crowdfunding, Diversification & the Wisdom of the Crowd

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NASAA and Members of Congress Come Together on the Need for the SEC to Expand Intrastate Crowdfunding Rules

It is rare that I am able to find agreement with the publicly stated positions of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). Equally rare – members of Congress who are traditionally strong advocates for “smart” regulatory reform of capital … Continue reading

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Protected: Yes – There Actually Is Something Obscene About SEC Regulation A+ (Sort Of)

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An Upcoming Event for Private Companies to Explore Regulation A+ Financing Options

Though I regularly speak at national alternative finance events it has not been my custom or practice to independently publicize these events.  So today being Columbus Day, an historic event marking the voyage of Christopher Columbus toward new horizons, I … Continue reading

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Busted! SEC Targets Reg A+ Marijuana Company, Med-X, in Administrative Proceeding

The Regulation A+ industry was buzzing this week – not with excitement, but with a healthy dose of trepidation.  One of the first, high (no pun intended) profile Regulation A+ offerings, launched in November 2015, after a seemingly successful “Testing … Continue reading

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IS THE SEC’S ACCREDITED INVESTOR DEFINITION UNCONSTITUTIONAL?

Many have railed against what can be argued is the irrationality of protecting non-accredited investors from themselves, i.e. the accredited investor definition.   The definition was crafted by the SEC back in the early 1980’s as the centerpiece of what has … Continue reading

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SEC Quietly Injects Life Into Title III Crowdfunding Solicitation!

[As published on June 27, 2016 in Crowdfund Insider] When it comes to capital formation for SME’s through federal legislation, one can usually count on the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) to do their best to block or narrow … Continue reading

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An A+ Day for SEC Regulation A+ – A Victory in Court for Small Business!

Today was an important day for small and emerging companies. On this day the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit dismissed the challenge by NASAA and others to set aside the SEC’s rulemaking under Title IV of the … Continue reading

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JOBS Act Crowdfunding Begins on May 16, 2016: Don’t Get Busted for Solicitation!

    It’s been five months or so since the SEC published its long awaited investment crowdfunding rules.  Though Congress dictated that this task be completed by the end of 2012, the SEC missed the mark by nearly three years.  … Continue reading

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