When is a promissory note a security?

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Many clients want to know whether their promissory notes are securities. If they are securities, then the securities laws procedures have to be followed when the notes are issued. If they are not securities, then there is no need for securities disclosures or filings. Unfortunately, promissory notes are usually securities, although there are exceptions.

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