Category Archives: S.E.C.

The SEC’s New Intrastate Crowdfunding Rules and the Nanny State

On October 26, 2016, the SEC’s three Commissioners convened at their headquarters to adopt new rules intended to modernize what had historically been a little used path of raising capital for startups, early stage businesses and community-based enterprises: the so called intrastate exemption. It had its origins in our federal securities regulation legislation adopted back […]

Is Investment Crowdfunding Finally Coming to Main Street?

The crowdfunding world has been abuzz with rumors that the rules for the crowdfunding provision of the JOBS Act—which would open up investment crowdfunding to all investors—will be finalized this fall. That timing was seemingly confirmed on Wednesday when S.E.C. Chair Mary Jo White told an advisory committee that final rules were coming “in the […]

New England States Pursue a Regional Approach to Crowdfunding

On July 1, as thoughts everywhere turned to the coming Independence Day holiday, securities regulators from New England’s six states gathered in Boston with a difference set of freedoms on their minds: how to streamline crowdfunding across their states and carve out a sensible approach to capital-raising in the region. The meeting was part of […]