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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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On Regulation A+, CrowdfundingPlus and JOBS Act 2.0

For those of you who have been following the regulatory labyrinth that has followed in the heels of the JOBS Act, the perpetual questions du jour have been: What ever happened to Title III investment crowdfunding? What ever happened to Regulation … 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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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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IT’S THE JOBS ACT, STUPID!

Still Time to Comment on SEC’s Proposed Regulation D General Solicitation Rules? On July 10, 2013, the SEC issued its final rules allowing general solicitation and advertising in unregistered private placements, provided all of the investors were accredited, effective September … 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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