On August 26th, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted amendments to the “accredited investor” definition in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D, a key determinant for eligibility to invest in unregistered securities.

The amended definition expands access to private capital markets to a broader swath of potential investors, such as “knowledgeable employees” (with

The SEC has adopted final rules to address intrastate and small offerings, further expanding and modernizing the manner in which start-ups and other small businesses are able to raise capital.  The final rules amend Rule 147 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) to facilitate the continued application of intrastate offering

The recently enacted Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (the “Fast Act”) creates a new exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, for resales of restricted securities, charges the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to study and simplify specified securities laws and amends certain regulations to facilitate capital-raising by emerging growth

The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules permitting companies to offer and sell securities through internet crowdfunding to all types of investors, whether or not accredited, and regardless of the investor’s net worth, income or sophistication. Regulation Crowdfunding sets forth rules governing the offer and sale of securities under new Section 4(a)(6) of the

The Frank-Dodd Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”) amended the definition of “accredited investor” under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, by requiring that any natural person who is intending, with or without that person’s spouse, to be deemed an “accredited investor” based on the $1 million dollar net worth test