Crowdfunding - Securities & Going Public Lawyers

Rule 147: Not Just for In-State Investors Anymore

  On October 26, 2016, the Securities & Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted  amendments to Rule 147 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”) to modernize the exemptions for intrastate securities offerings. According to the SEC, the… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Approved – Going Public Attorney

The Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-1 to approve the long awaited equity crowdfunding rules. Equity Crowdfunding was adopted pursuant to Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Act (JOBS Act). As adopted today, the rule allows companies to… Read More

SEC Addresses Equity Crowdfunding – Going Public Attorney

On October 30, 2015, three years after The JOBS Act became law, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will vote to in an Open Meeting to consider whether to: adopt rules and forms related to the offer and… Read More

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Wins Third Place In Best Legal Blog Contest

Our readers have spoken.  Securities Lawyer 101 written by Brenda Hamilton, a securities and going public attorney has won third place in overall winners in The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Competition. From a field of more than 2,000 legal… Read More

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog By Brenda Hamilton Nominated

Our readers have spoken – Securities Lawyer 101 written by Brenda Hamilton, a securities and going public lawyer has been selected to compete in The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Competition. From a field of more than 2,000 potential nominees,… Read More

From Congress To The SEC: Get Moving On Crowdfunding

  The JOBS Act was signed into law in April 2012. As its full name—the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act—suggests, its purpose was to provide new, uncomplicated, and inexpensive ways for small companies to raise money. One of… Read More

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

Crowdfunding Portals & Platforms 101

The JOBS Act includes provisions to allow intermediaries known as “Crowdfunding Portals” or “Crowdfunding Platforms” to assist companies with raising capital using the internet.  Crowdfunding Portals will serve as attractive capital raising centers for private companies seeking to go public in… 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

And The Beat Goes On – Tennessee Adopts Crowdfunding

While the SEC (after 700 days) has not adopted its final equity crowdfunding regulations, Tennessee’s entrepreneurial efforts have moved forward. Tennessee’s new crowdfunding law known as “Invest Tennessee Exemption” became effective on January 1, 2015.  The new law… Read More