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SEC releases proposed rules for Regulation A under the JOBS Act: a promising and innovative route to capital formation for young companies

USA - January 15 2014 The SEC has released long-awaited proposed rules to implement Title IV of the JOBS Act, now known as Regulation A.This regulation could bridge a...

James F. Coffey, Theodore M. Grannatt, Joseph W. Bartlett, Michael M. Horn, David F. Broderick.

The new rules for raising capital from accredited investors

USA - September 26 2013 Most private companies that seek to raise capital through the sale of stock or other securities rely on the private placement safe harbor in Rule 506...

James F. Coffey, Joseph W. Bartlett, Benjamin M. Hron.

New Rule 506(d) "bad actor" disqualification - a continuous diligence headache for emerging companies

USA - August 22 2013 As required by the Dodd-Frank Act, the SEC on July 10, 2013, adopted final Rule 506(d) to "disqualify felons and other bad actors" from Regulation D...

JOBS Act updated: SEC proposes rules to facilitate general solicitation for offers of securities under Rules 506 and 144a

USA - September 21 2012 The JOBS Act, signed into law in April, directed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to remove the prohibition against general advertising and solicitation in private placements conducted under Rule 506 and Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, provided the issuer verifies that each purchaser is an "accredited investor" (for Rule 506) or a "Qualified Institutional Buyer" (for Rule 144A)....

Benjamin M. Hron.

The new U.S. JOBS Act - what's immediately useful for Canadian companies?

Canada, USA - May 23 2012 Given our countries' geographic proximity and a fair degree of common ground in our respective securities law, Canadian companies often seek to raise money from U.S. investors at the same time as they raise money in Canada....