Morrison & Foerster LLP - JOBS Act

Brief Updates on Capital Formation and Related Matters

At today’s meeting of the American Bar Association’s Federal Regulation of Securities Committee meeting in Washington, DC, various representatives from the Securities and Exchange Commission provided some comments and updates…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Chair White Testimony and Capital Formation Related Initiatives

In the November 19, 2015 Congressional testimony, Chair White discussed a number of capital formation related initiatives. She mentioned the Commission’s..…more
| Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Exempt Offering Alternatives

We have revised and republished a summary chart of exempt offering alternatives…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC’s Division of Economic Research Study

The Division of Economic Research released an updated study regarding capital raised in the United States through unregistered offerings. The study notes that in 2014 more than $2 trillion in proceeds were raised through…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Know Your Weaknesses: PwC reports on disclosing material weaknesses during the IPO process. 

PwC recently released a study on the effect of disclosing material weaknesses (MWs) during an issuer’s initial public offering. Disclosing material weaknesses, which are defined by the SEC as “a deficiency, or a combination of…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Are You Eligible?

We have a variety of regulations that set forth different standards of eligibility for different types of instruments. These can be found under both the U.S. securities laws and the commodities laws. It’s not always easy to…more
| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Capital Formation Bills to be Included in Transportation Bill

Chairman Hensarling offered an amendment to a transportation and transportation bill, which includes a number of JOBS Act and other capital formation related bills that had received bipartisan support. The capital formation…more
| Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

BDC Bill Approved by Financial Services Committee

On November 4, 2015, the House Financial Services Committee voted 53-4 in favor of HR 3868 sponsored by Congressman Mulvaney. Among other things, the bill would make needed changes to the Securities Act that would bring the…more
| Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Securities Law

A Spotlight On Benefit Corporations

Benefit Corporations and other impact-driven corporate entities, such as Delaware Public Benefit Corporations and California Social Purpose Corporations, are proliferating at a healthy pace. More than 30 states have enacted…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Final Crowdfunding Rules and Proposed Amendments to Rule 147 and Rule 504

The SEC has published the Final Crowdfunding Rules following their earlier meeting wherein the rules were adopted…more
| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Regulation Crowdfunding

On October 30, 2015, the SEC voted to adopt final rules permitting crowdfunding. Regulation Crowdfunding allows issuers to engage in securities-based crowdfunding through the internet pursuant to Section 4(a)(6) of the…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

“Building a Dynamic Framework for Offering Reform”

At today’s PLI Securities Regulation Institute conference, SEC Chair White delivered the keynote address. In her speech, Chair White addressed a broad range of topics. She noted the successes of securities offering reform as an…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Guidance for IPO Issuers

On October 28, 2015, at a Practising Law Institute program, the Securities Regulation Institute, the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission joined a panel discussion on capital…more
| Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Crowdfunding Nears?

The SEC announced that the Commission will hold an open meeting on Friday to consider the final crowdfunding rules, as well as to consider whether to propose amendments to Rule 147 (intrastate crowdfunding) and Rule 504…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Market Update

At today’s Practising Law Institute conference on Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings program, a representative of the SEC Staff shared some statistics on Rule 506 offerings. Since the September 2013 effective…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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