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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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Equity Crowdfunding – The Road Ahead at the SEC and Beyond

Equity crowdfunding, hoped by many to be a promising new vehicle for capital formation for startups and other early stage companies, has yet to become operational under the JOBS Act – waiting on the SEC to promulgate proposed and final … Continue reading

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Final and Proposed SEC Rules Allowing General Solicitation are Out – Crowdfunding Rules for Non-Accredited Investors to Follow-And So Too Should Caution

On July 10, 2013, the SEC released final SEC rules, effective in September 2013, which will allow general solicitation and advertising in unregistered debt and equity offerings so long as all of the purchasers are accredited investors and the issuer … Continue reading

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SEC Issues Final JOBS Act Regulations Allowing Public Solicitation of Investors in Private Placements Under Rule 506 of Regulation D; New Proposed Regulations Regulating Rule 506 Private Placements Also Issued for Public Comment on July 10, 2013

On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), making sweeping changes to federal laws regulating capital formation.  One of the more significant changes to existing law was a directive to the … Continue reading

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Equity Crowdfunding – Google and the Venture Capitalists Are Taking Notice

While the wait continues for SEC regulations for equity crowdfunding under the JOBS Act, Google and the Venture Capitalists are getting their foot in the door with crowdfunding portals targeting accredited investors. Continue reading

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SEC Issues Proposed JOBS Act Regulations for Private Placements Under Rule 506 of Regulation D

On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), making sweeping changes to federal laws regulating capital formation.  One of the more significant changes to existing law was a directive to the … Continue reading

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