Category Archives: Regulation A+ Resource Center

A PRIMER FOR DUMMIES – BLOCKCHAIN, ICOs and STOs

Beyond the Hype of ICOs and STOs One can hardly read anything these days without at least a passing reference to “blockchain” and how it has the potential to change the world.  As  a securities lawyer my interest has been … Continue reading

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Fixing the JOBS Act Beyond JOBS Act 3.0: Follow the Money

[Originally Published in Crowdfund Insider on July 25, 2018] Often repeated, but not always followed, is the advice: follow the money. Sometimes basic problems – and their solutions – are more readily understood (and solved) with this simple mantra. Effective … Continue reading

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SEC Regulation A+, ICOs and Small Business Capital Formation: For Whom the Bells Toll?

[Originally Published in Crowdfund Insider on May 30, 2018] If the Wall Street Journal is any indicator, so called Regulation A+ offerings, which sprung to life in June 2015, courtesy of Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act … Continue reading

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

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