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Massachusetts Adopts Emergency Crowdfunding Exemption

The Massachusetts Division of Securities has adopted an emergency intrastate crowdfunding exemption. The new exemption was developed to stimulate job growth for small Massachusetts companies by removing restrictions and allowing greater access to capital with fewer restrictions. The Massachusetts… Read More

Michigan Embraces Crowdfunding

Posted by Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer Michigan recently made a move to assist Michigan small businesses with their investment  crowdfunding endeavors. Michigan became the first state to establish an intrastate market where broker-dealers can sell… 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

What is an Accredited Investor Verification Provider?

“Accredited Crowdfunding” under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended allows an issuer to use general solicitation in connection with its private placement of securities. Rule 506(c) requires the issuer to take… 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

Crowdfunding a Going Public Transaction

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules for crowdfunding remain in limbo, but 12 states have passed legislation allowing intrastate crowdfunding.  The SEC as well as state securities regulators have provided meaningful guidance addressing intrastate crowdfunding.  One benefit… Read More

What is Equity Crowdfunding?

On October 23, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed Regulation Crowdfunding, setting forth the rules governing the offer and sale of securities through crowdfunded offerings, pursuant to Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups… Read More

The Role of the Crowdfunding Lawyer

Since the JOBS Act was signed into law in April 2012, market participants and observers have anticipated the release of the regulations governing equity crowdfunding.  On October 23, 2013, the SEC released Regulation Crowdfunding.  Many small business owners… Read More

What is a Crowdfunding Attorney?

Since the JOBS Act was signed into law in April 2012, market participants and observers have anticipated the release of the regulations governing equity crowdfunding. On October 23, 2013, the SEC released Regulation Crowdfunding. Many small business owners… Read More

What Are Regulation Crowdfunding Disclosures?

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog On October 23, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) proposed Regulation Crowdfund, setting forth the rules governing the offer and sale of securities through crowdfunded offerings, pursuant to Title III of the Jumpstart Our… Read More