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Dawn of a New Era: SEC Chair White Speaks to Small Business

In a speech delivered on January 27 by SEC Chair Mary Jo White at the 41st Annual Securities Regulation Institute in Coronado, California, entitled: “The SEC in 2014,” it appears that Chair White has “gotten the memo” from her predecessors, and is … Continue reading

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THE SIX DEADLY SINS OF THE SEC’S PROPOSED CROWDFUNDING REGULATIONS – AND HOW TO MAKE THE SEC REPENT BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE

In a previous article I identified a number of serious problems with the SEC’s proposed crowdfunding regulations. I also promised readers to share my opinions on what can and should be done by crowdfunding supporters to fix the problems – … Continue reading

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On the Proposed SEC Regulations & Crowdfunding – A Postscript: Is SEC Commissioner Gallagher a Friend of the Crowd?

Behind the unanimous vote that accompanied the SEC’s issuance of proposed crowdfunding regulations on October 23, 2013, I sensed that there was more afoot behind the congenial surface.  It seemed unlikely to this Commission observer that the sharp divisions amongst … Continue reading

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ON THE PROPOSED SEC REGULATIONS AND CROWDFUNDING: LET’S GET IT RIGHT, CHAIRMAN WHITE

There was an air of euphoria in the crowdfunding community on October 23 when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission finally issued its proposed crowdfunding rules – a necessary step to implement equity crowdfunding, as dictated by Congress in the … Continue reading

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Regulation (C)rowdfunding Day – The Morning After

 [Following is a reprint of an article written by me for my Legal Column,  The Crowdfunding Counselor™, on CrowdfundInsider, published on October 24, 2013] First in a Series of Articles Focusing on the Road Ahead to Final Rules and Beyond … Continue reading

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The SEC Finally Convenes on Crowdfunding Rules – Open Meeting or Crowd Control?

 [Following is a reprint of an article written by me for my Legal Column, The Crowdfunding Counselor™, on CrowdfundInsider, published on October 22, 2013] It had been more than 18 months since President Obama signed into law the multi-faceted potpourri … Continue reading

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Securities Attorney Samuel Guzik Announces Regular Legal Column for Crowdfund Insider – The Crowdfunding Counselor™

As previously reported on CrowdfundInsider.com, I will be authoring a column on its behalf, The Crowdfunding Counselor™, dedicated to discussing legal issues of importance to those committed to advancing capital formation for small businesses and startups alike flowing from the … Continue reading

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SEC Regulation D and Rule 506 – Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

On July 10, 2013, the SEC issued proposed rules to amend Regulation D.  The rules, if adopted, would place significant conditions on the use of new Rule 506(c) promulgated under the JOBS Act. Rule 506(c), as will be in effect … Continue reading

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Equity Crowdfunding in Wisconsin – The Bucks Start Here

Wisconsin today became the fifth state to introduce state legislation which, if enacted, would allow equity crowdfunding targeted at both accredited and unaccredited investors.  Two states, Kansas and Georgia, have already implemented laws and regulations which allow equity crowdfunding to … Continue reading

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Equity Crowdfunding and The Road Not Taken – What Congress Could Learn From Kansas

It’s pretty easy to make a case against equity crowdfunding: Startups are risky investments – most will fail, and investors will lose their money. Crowdfunding will be a magnet for fraud, drawing phony and exaggerated investment schemes. The goal of … Continue reading

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