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Securities Law Update: SEC’s Broken Windows Enforcement

July 9, 2015


In the 1990s, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton adopted a policing strategy known as “broken windows” or “quality-of-life” to combat crimes.  The theory was that, when a window is broken and immediately fixed, it sends a signal that disorder will not be tolerated; similarly, when a broken window is not fixed, it suggests that no one cares and encourages more serious crimes.  Under the policy, the city pursued minor offenses like subway fare evasion and graffiti as vigorously as serious crimes like robberies, if not more so. … Read the rest

An Easy Way for Texas Companies To Raise Money? A Discussion of the Texas Crowdfunding Exemption (Part 5)

January 5, 2015

Texas Crowdfunding Portal Registration and Activities (in Detail).

Simplified/Streamlined Registration Process. The simplified registration process for TCPs, which we discussed previously, is designed so that TCPs are subject to fewer regulatory requirements than general securities dealers, because they are limited in what they can do.[1]

No Investment Advice. Of note, a TCP is prohibited from offering investment advice or recommendations, so in listing issuers on its platform, it is important for the TCP not to provide an implicit endorsement or recommendation.… Read the rest

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