Legal Update: Dodd-Frank Redefines "Accredited Investor"

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Prior to the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law by President Obama on July 21, 2010, the definition of an "accredited investor" under Rule 215 of the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 501 of Regulation D included a natural person with a net worth of at least $1 million, either individually or jointly with the investor's spouse, and the value of such investor's primary residence was included in the calculation of his or her net worth for purposes of determining "accredited investor" status.

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