Regulation A Testing the Waters – Securities Lawyer 101

Once you publicly file your Form 1-A offering statement, the solicitation materials must be followed by a current preliminary offering circular or include a declaration that notifies potential investors where and how the most current preliminary offering circular may be found. This condition can be satisfied by adding the URL where the preliminary offering circular is located on the internet.

Does Regulation A+ Allow Testing the Waters?

Issuers utilizing Regulation A+ are permitted to “test the waters” with potential purchaser and use solicitation materials both before and after the offering statement is filed, subject to compliance with SEC rules on filing and disclaimers.  Using Regulation… Read More

Rule 163B and Testing the Waters

On February 19, 2019, the SEC posted a new proposed rule intended to make it possible for all issuers to “test the waters” when contemplating a public offering of securities. Until now, only issuers considered emerging growth companies… Read More

Regulation A+ Testing the Waters – Regulation A Going Public Attorneys

Issuers utilizing Regulation A+ are permitted to test the waters with all potential investors and use solicitation materials both before and after the offering statement is filed, subject to issuer compliance with the rules on filing and disclaimers. … Read More

Form 1-A Offering Circular Requirements – Regulation A Lawyers

Regulation A Form 1-A requires line item disclosures that are subject to SEC review. Form 1-A information can be presented in two formats, each with unique requirements.

What are the Requirements of Regulation CF Crowdfunding?

SECTION 4(A)6 OF THE SECURITIES ACT Section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act” is also known as Regulation CF. These rules have made it easier for companies to raise money from a… Read More

How Does Offering Integration Impact Reg A Offerings?

Offering integration can become a problem for some issuers conducting  Regulation A+ (also known as Reg A) offerings.  The Reg A offering integration rules prevent companies from improperly avoiding SEC registration by dividing a single securities offering into multiple securities offerings to take advantage of Securities Act exemptions that would not be available for the combined offering.

Is Regulation A the Same as Regulation A+ ? Securities and Crowdfunding Lawyers

1. Overview of the Regulation A+ Exemption On March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) created Regulation A+ by adopting final rules to implement Section 401 of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act by… Read More

Practical Considerations in Regulation A+ Offerings

Regulation A offers an alternative to the traditional methods of filing a Registration Statement on Form S-1 or Form F-1 to raise capital and go public, while preserving some of the key benefits of those traditional registered offerings. Regulation A’s benefits:

Does Offering Integration Apply in a Regulation A Offering?

The Regulation A + offering integration rules prevent companies from improperly avoiding the SEC’s  registration statement requirements by dividing a single securities offering into multiple securities offerings to take advantage of exemptions that would not be available for the combined offerings. Regulation… Read More

Regulation A+ For Publicly Traded Reporting Companies

Benefits of Regulation A+ Amendments On December 19, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted amendments to Regulation A informally referred to as Regulation A+. The amendment allows companies that are subject to SEC reporting requirements under… Read More

Regulation A Lawyers – Regulation A White Paper

For more information about going public and Regulation A, securities law or our other services please contact Hamilton & Associates Law Group, P.A. 01 Plaza Real S, Suite 202 N, Boca Raton, Florida, (561) 416-8956 or by email at [email protected]   This securities law blog post is provided as a general informational service to clients and friends of Hamilton & Associates Law Group and should not be construed as, and does not constitute, legal and compliance advice on any specific matter, nor does this message create an attorney-client relationship. Please note that the prior results discussed herein do not guarantee similar outcomes. Hamilton & Associates Law Group, P.A provides ongoing corporate and securities counsel to private companies and public companies listed and publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market, the NYSE MKT or over-the-counter market, such as the OTC Pink, OTCQB and OTCQX. For two decades the Firm has served private and public companies and other market participants in corporate law matters, securities law and going public matters. The firm’s practice areas include, but are not limited to, forensic law and investigations, SEC investigations and SEC defense, corporate law matters, compliance with the Securities Act of 1933 securities offer and sale and registration statement requirements, including Regulation A/ Regulation A , private placement offerings under Regulation D including Rule 504 and Rule 506 and Regulation S and PIPE Transactions as well as registration statements on Forms S-1, Form F-1,  Form S-8 and Form S-4; compliance with the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including Form 8-A and Form 10 registration statements,  reporting on Forms 10-Q, Form 10-K and Form 8-K, Form 6-K and SEC Schedule 14C Information and SEC Schedule 14A Proxy Statements; Regulation A / Regulation A offerings; all forms of going public transactions; mergers and acquisitions; applications to and compliance with the corporate governance requirements of national securities exchanges including NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and foreign listings; crowdfunding; corporate; and general contract and business transactions. The firm provides preparation of corporate documents and other transaction documents such as share purchase and exchange agreements, stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements and reorganization agreements. The firm prepares the necessary documentation and assists in completing the requirements of federal and state securities laws such as SEC, FINRA and DTC for Rule 15c2-11.

Will Going Public Help Me Raise Capital? Going Public Attorneys

Going public is frequently used as a stepping stone by companies seeking to raise capital.

Regulation A l The Colossal Exemption l Securities Lawyer 101

Overview of the Regulation A Exemption The Regulation A offering exemption provides investors with more investment choices and issuers with more capital raising options during their going public transactions. Regulation A is mandated by Title IV of the… Read More

Regulation A+ Guidebook

Overview of the Regulation A+ Exemption On March 25, 2015, The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted final rules to implement Section 401 of The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act by expanding Regulation A into two… Read More

Regulation A+ 2018 Shelf Offerings

Posted by Brenda Hamilton, Securities Attorney Regulation A also known as Regulation A+ provides an existing exemption from registration for smaller issuers of securities. Regulation A+ offerings can be used in combination with direct public offerings and initial public offerings as part of a Going Public Transaction.  One key benefit of… Read More

Regulation A +, Going Public Direct and Offering Integration

  The Regulation A + offering integration rules prevent companies from improperly avoiding registration by dividing a single securities offering into multiple securities offerings to take advantage of Securities Act exemptions that would not be available for the combined offering.  Regulation A… Read More

Regulation A+ -v- Form S-1 Registration By: Regulation A Attorneys

The SEC radically changed Regulation A for smaller companies desiring to raise money by going public.  This seismic shift is called Regulation A+.  In this blog post, we will explain how new Regulation A+ can work for you, making it easier to raise money and significantly lowering costs of going and staying public.

The Regulation A+ Offering Process – Going Public Attorneys

On June 19, 2015, Regulation A+ became effective. The new rules which were promulgated under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), create two Tiers of exempt offerings, both of which allow securities to be offered and sold to the… Read More

Tweeting Your Regulation A+ Offering – Going Public Attorneys

SEC Provides Guidance For Twitter In Regulation A+ Offerings- Testing the Waters On June 19, 2015, new rules expanding Regulation A became effective.  The expanded rules are commonly known as Regulation A+. The new rules which were promulgated… Read More

Raising Capital and Going Public Guide

There are two primary sets of federal securities laws that come into play when a company wants to offer and sell its securities and go public. These are the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”), and the Securities Exchange Act of… Read More

Raising Capital 101

A private or public company can raise capital in a variety of ways.  Traditional sources of capital for companies include loans from financial institutions such as a bank, or from friends and family as well as receivable financing. … Read More

OTC Pink Listings l Pink Paper Series

Securities Law Blog A private company seeking to go public can obtain a stock ticker or trading symbol assignment from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) if it meets certain requirements. This enables the company to be quoted… Read More

Emerging Growth Company – Going Public Attorneys

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”), which was intended to help smaller and emerging growth companies raise capital in the U.S. markets. The JOBS Act amends, and adds… Read More

Blue Sky Laws and Secondary Trading and Resales in Regulation A Offerings

There are two offering tiers, Tier 1 and Tier 2 in Regulation A+ and each is treated differently under both SEC and State Blue Sky laws.

Form S-1 Registration Statement Filing Requirements, SEC Reporting Requirements

Private companies seeking to raise capital often file a Registration Statement on SEC Form S-1 or Offering Circular on Form 1-A pursuant to Regulation A+ in connection with their going public transaction.  Both options have unique benefits. For Example, All companies qualify to register… Read More