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SEC Issues Rule 147 Intrastate Crowdfunding Guidance – Posted by Brenda Hamilton

In October of last year, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), adopted final rules (1) amending Rule 147, also known as Intrastate Crowdfunding and Rule 504 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”),  and… Read More

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

SEC Expands Rule 504 of Regulation D & Rule 147

On October 26, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted final rules that amend Rule 504 of Regulation D and Rule 147. According to the SEC, these new rules modernize how companies can raise money to… 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

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

Crowdfunding Platforms to Watch in 2015

It has been more than a year and the SEC has not finalized its rules with respect to equity crowdfunding under the Title III of the JOBS Act which would allow an issuer to raise up to $1… 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

Raising Capital and Going Public Guide 2014

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

Rule 147 l The Intrastate Exemption

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Section 3(a)(11) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”), is generally known as the “intrastate offering exemption.” It provides an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act for “any security which… Read More