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SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher Speaks to the Crowdfunding Ecosystem – It’s Time to Listen and Act

Having just read SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher’s remarks at Vanderbilt Law School last Friday,  he may not be the only champion of smart regulation for small business capital formation.  But he is surely one of the most visible and important voices in this area. … Read More

Commissioner Gallagher Delivers Incomplete Report Card to SEC; Derides Nanny State Protection

We reported on Saturday that Commissioner Daniel Gallagher had visited the land of the Commodores in Nashville and delivered a piercing speech where he labeled Title III, retail crowdfunding as similar to former East Bloc Germany. While I wondered who would play the role of… Read More

Commissioner Gallagher: Title III Crowdfunding is “1970s East Germany”

SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher gave a speech yesterday at the Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville. While the text of the speech is not yet available, Bloomberg has quoted  the Commissioner on Title III of the JOBS Act as being smothered by red-tape.  Effectively he is highlighting… Read More

Final Rules for Title IV of the JOBS Act to Include State Pre-emption But for Tier 2 Only

The Securities and Exchange Commission met today to finalize rules for Title IV of the JOBS Act, commonly referred to as Regulation A+.  As expected the Commission quickly approved rules that included state Blue Sky pre-emption but for only Tier 2 of Title IV.  The… Read More

JOBS Act State of the Union: What’s Become of Regulation A+ and Crowdfunding?

To borrow a line from SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher, quoting from the fight song of his alma mata, Georgetown University:  Oh How Long It’s Been! As we approach the three year anniversary of the signing into law of the JOBS Act of 2012 it… Read More

OTC Markets Publishes 2014 Stats. Includes 311 Companies Trading on OTCQB Venture Market

OTC Markets Group (OTC: OTCM), the US based marketplace that provides liquidity for over 10,000 over the counter securities, has published a round up of 2014 accomplishments. Cromwell Coulson, CEO of the company lauded the final results; “2014 has been a year of accomplishment with the… Read More

Commissioner Gallagher: Are the US Capital Markets Competitive?

    Though time has seemingly stood still on JOBS Act rulemaking at the SEC nearly one thousand days after its passage, the world continues to complete a full rotation every 24 hours – and it seems that the rest of the world is passing… Read More

Crowdfunding Predictions for 2015

With 2014 finally at an end and 2015 just kicking off it is that time of year when predictions on the future of crowdfunding roll in.  Crowdfund Insider has already published more than a few interesting predictions for 2015 and we expect more to follow…. Read More

Commissioner Gallagher: “I still do not believe that we need to be spending our time ‘protecting’ millionaires”

Earlier today at the offices of the SEC the Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies held their first meeting in quite some time.  The appointed pro-bono group is convened at the invitation of SEC Chair Mary Jo White. This diverse gathering of professionals is… Read More

Consensus Forming in Washington, DC on Accredited Investor Definition

  Momentum is building towards a consensus on the highly controversial updates to the accredited investor definition (currently a person who has over $200,000 in income (or $300,000 jointly with spouse) or over $1M in net worth, excluding personal residence). Initially, there was some suggestion… Read More

Rumors Swirl That JOBS Act Rules Hit Next Week

Chatter is starting to pick up regarding release of final rules for Title IV of the JOBS Act – a portion of the legislation that is regularly referred to as Regulation A+. Some industry followers are of the opinion that final rules are to be… Read More

On the Misplaced Priorities of Dodd-Frank & the SEC: A Call for a “New Deal” in Washington for America’s Small Business

It could have been the kickoff of a grand political campaign – a slogan that would be proud to adorn a bumper sticker for the most ambitious of politicians – and a sound byte that would be sure to grab the next day’s headlines in… Read More

Perspective: SEC Small Business Forum on Capital Formation Recap

The 2014 Securities and Exchange Commission Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation ensued on November 20, 2014 at the SEC headquarters in Washington, D.C. In usual form, since the signing of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), the crowd (attorney’s, issuers, intermediaries, regulators, investors,… Read More

SEC Commissioner Gallagher: Millionaires Can Fend for Themselves

  Last week I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation in Washington D.C. where Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher gave his opening remarks after the first panel. In what I can only refer to as a “mic drop”… Read More

SEC Government – Small Business Forum: A Tale of Two Gatherings

For those of you who have been reading my articles over the past four months, I have tried to create heightened awareness of a perennial SEC event, the SEC Government-Small Business Forum, an annual event borne out of bi-partisan legislation in 1980. Its primary purpose:… Read More

On SEC Proposed Regulation A+: Has Commissioner Stein Succumbed to the NASAA Kool-Aid?

Though SEC Commissioners Daniel M. Gallagher and Kara Stein may have travelled on the same plane on the way to the Los Angeles County Bar Association Annual Securities Regulation Conference to address a room of securities industry professionals on October 24, judging by their public… Read More

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the (2014 SEC Government Small Business) Forum

As one who has represented small and emerging growth companies over the past 36 years in navigating access to the capital markets, I have closely followed the legislative and regulatory developments in Washington, D.C. since the enactment of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of… Read More

CFIRA Co-Chair DJ Paul Appointed to SEC Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies

DJ Paul, CFIRA Co-Chair and CSO of Propellr, has been appointed by SEC Chair Mary Jo White to become a member of the SEC Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies for a term that begins immediately.  The SEC established this committee in 2011 as… Read More

SEC Commissioner Gallagher Tackles Profound Need to Aid Small Business Capital Formation

Earlier today (September 17th), during a presentation delivered at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher gave a thoughtful, concise and concerned speech regarding the incredibly important needs of small business in the United States.  Recognizing that “small business is the lifeblood… Read More

Whatever Happened to Promoting Small Business Capital Formation?

Featuring: The Honorable Daniel M. Gallagher,  Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission Hosted by, David Burton, Senior Fellow, Economic Policy, Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation In the Securities and Exchange Commission’s single-minded pursuit of Dodd-Frank Act rulemaking, we have let the needs of small businesses… Read More

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