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Department Of Corporations Issues Crowd Funding Bulletin

Last week, the Department of Corporations issued this bulletin which it styled as a “Crowdfunding Update”. The Bulletin makes several important points....more

3/18/2013 - Accredited Investors Crowdfunding Department of Corporations SEC

Wager, Insurance, Bucketing or Swap?

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned Professor Joan Heminway’s recent essay on crowdfunding. She notes that some crowd funding arrangements may “may look less like investment instruments commonly known as common stock or...more

3/5/2013 - Bucket Shop Law CEA Crowdfunding Gambling Stocks Swaps

Are There Silver Hills In Other States?

In Silver Hills May Tarnish Crowdfunding, I wrote about Justice Roger J. Traynor’s alternative definition of “security” under the predecessor to the Corporate Securities Law of 1968. Silver Hills Country Club v. Sobieski, 55...more

2/27/2013 - Crowdfunding Investment Funds Investors Risk Capital Securities

Silver Hills May Tarnish Crowdfunding

Both Section 2(1) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 25019 of the Corporate Securities Law of 1968 provide extensional definitions of the term “security”. That is, they each list everything within the term being...more

2/19/2013 - Corporate Securities Act Crowdfunding Howey Investment Contract JOBS Act Risk Capital SEC Securities Act of 1933 Securities Definitions Silver Hills

Nevada Secretary of State Cites Three Criminal Convictions As Warning To Crowdfunders

The Nevada Securities Law (Chapter 90 of Nevada Revised Statutes) is administered and enforced by the Securities Division of the Nevada Secretary of State. Last week, Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller issued this press...more

12/13/2012 - Crowdfunding SEC Securities

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