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MIT Panel Discussion: Can Crowdfunding Democratize Access to Capital?

Following is a Crowdfunding Roundtable I participated in at the MIT Sloan School of Business on May 19, 2014, which included my presentation on the SEC’s proposed Regulation A+: May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Event Details The MIT Innovation … Continue reading

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Regulation A+: A Sleeping Giant For Small Business Capital Formation?

  Since the 1930’s Regulation A has been unremarkable as a little known and little used “exemption” from the full SEC registration process – intended to allow smaller companies to access public markets through a streamlined SEC registration process – … Continue reading

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Samuel S. Guzik Publishes Second JOBS Act Article in The Harvard Law School Forum in 2014

Today’s edition of The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation features an article written by me, entitled “SEC Crowdfunding Rulemaking under the JOBS Act – An Opportunity Lost?”  The article is an analysis of choices and … Continue reading

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Samuel Guzik Interviewed in Equities.com on SEC Regulation A+

Today’s issue of Equities.com features an interview with me, discussing issues and opportunities regarding the SEC’s proposed rules on Regulation A+.  The article is entitled “Can Reg A Crowdfunding Displace the Smaller IPO.” The article addresses some practical issues companies … Continue reading

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Small Business v. State Blue Sky Regulation – Sunny Days Ahead in 2015?

Groundhog Day is celebrated annually on February 2.  As folklore goes, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its hole on this day, Spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will see its shadow and … Continue reading

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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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Regulation A+ Offerings—A New Era at the SEC

[ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE HARVARD LAW SCHOOL FORUM ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND FINANCIAL REGULATION ON JANUARY 15 2014] December 18, 2013 may well mark an historic turning point in the ability of small business to effectively access capital in the private … 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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