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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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The SEC, the ICO and Avoiding the ICU: A Call for Leadership and Action

  [Originally Published in Crowdfund Insider on November 6, 2017] As a securities lawyer and a sometimes advocate for smart regulation of capital formation, I must confess: When it comes to addressing the current state of the Initial Coin Offering … 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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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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