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SEC Regulation A+ Meeting on Emerging Companies

On July 14, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced the agenda for its July 19 meeting of its Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies.  The SEC Committee will focus on the first year of Regulation A+,… Read More

Do State Blue Sky Laws Apply To Regulation D Offerings?

    Issuers are sometimes unaware of the state laws that apply to offerings that are exempt under the federal securities laws. The purchase or sale of a security be subject to a registration statement under the Securities… Read More

Regulation A+ Lawyers & Going Public Attorneys

Regulation A+ Lawyers & Going Public

Regulation A+ is designed to facilitate smaller companies’ access to capital by providing an alternative to direct public offerings/DPO’s and initial public offerings/IPO’s.  Regulation A+’s new rules provide investors with more investment choices and issuers with more capital raising options during… Read More

Do I Have To Amend My Form D? Going Public Attorneys

When a company decides to raise money in a Regulation D offering as part of its going public transaction, it must file a Form D – Notice of Sales with the Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 504, 505… Read More

FINRA Fines LaSalle Securities For Private Placements

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission require that broker-dealers perform adequate due diligence before letting a registered representative recommend private placements made pursuant to Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933,… Read More

Accredited Crowdfunding Q & A – Going Public Lawyers

Private placement offerings under Rule 506 of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”) are a cost effective and relatively quick way for private companies to raise capital before, during, and after a… Read More

Accredited Crowdfunding With Rule 506 – Going Public Attorneys

As of September 23, 2013, the JOBS Act has permitted general solicitation and advertising in Rule 506(c) private placements.  While equity crowdfunding is not yet legal, both the SEC and FINRA have proposed rules for equity crowdfunding.  This… Read More

SEC Proposes Exchange Act Registration Thresholds

On December 18, 2014, the SEC issued proposals required by the JOBS Act intended to permit non-reporting issuers to delay or avoid becoming SEC reporting companies.  To accomplish this, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) was… Read More

SEC Proposes Amendments to Implement JOBS Act

On December 19, 2014, the SEC approved the issuance of proposed amendments to revise the rules related to the thresholds for registration, termination of registration, and suspension of reporting under Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act. Registration under… Read More

Crowdfunding a Texas Intrastate Offering

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Texas is the latest state to embrace equity crowdfunding.  On October 22, 2014, the Texas State Securities Board approved proposed Rule 139.25, which exempts intrastate securities offerings using crowdfunding.  Rule 139.25 will become effective… Read More