Some recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) actions should be carefully reviewed by issuers, funding platforms and portals. This is because they provide stark warning to those who sell securities over the internet but who do not comply with the federal securities laws. Unregistered broker-dealer Activity, Yet Another Example In[…]
Speaker – Master Class: Real Estate Alternative Financing (Crowdfunding, Reg A+, Reg D, Rule 506(c), Direct Public Offering), November 18, 2015, 800 Third Avenue, New York, NY.
While we are waiting for the 180 days or so before Regulation Crowdfunding becomes effective, an issuer may wish to consider other options presently available that permit nonaccredited investor participation. Reg A+ offers some attractive options for a small issuer that needs to raise capital to grow its business. You[…]
During her keynote address at the 47th Annual Securities Regulation Institute on October 28, 2015, SEC Chairman Mary Jo White reminded us that the securities industry is an industry closely monitored by its regulators. While the speech focused attention on the dramatic changes in capital raising now permissible through the[…]
Under Title III of the JOBS Act, a crowdfunding intermediary that engages in crowdfunding on behalf of an issuer of securities is required to register with the SEC as a “funding portal” or a broker-dealer, and to become a FINRA member. In anticipation that the SEC will take action on[…]