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One of the common issues that small businesses encounter is the challenge of finding the funds to invest and grow. This is particularly problematic for an entrepreneur or a startup business, that may not be as well-known or may not have built a strong reputation. An equity crowdfunding solution may be the ideal match for your […]
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On June 8, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Financial CHOICE Act  (“Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs”). The act regulates banking institutions’ qualifying capital through numerous exemptions and policies. Further, the act repeals the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s authority while overhauling multiple parts of the Dodd-Frank Act. The act proposes to […]
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Introduction At the beginning of his opening remarks in May of 2017, SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar expressed that he was happy to be involved in the SEC-NYU dialogue in which he shared his views on the IPO market. Piwowar has a thorough background in economics, politics, and finance – including an employment history in economics, […]
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In our contemporary society, software has been created for every imaginable need, both professionally and personally. There are programs for accountants, financial planners, engineers, architects, and many other careers. Now, there is also a stock option software program for companies that offer stock options to their employees, and the software is more popular than ever. […]
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On April 12, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) published three regulatory notices proposing amendments to three of their rules regarding capital formation, corporate financing, and safe harbor, respectively. The first notice describes FINRA as a self-regulatory organization (SRO) with primary emphases on “investor protection” and “market integrity,” while striving to create and empower […]
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Trump has announced his nomination of Walter ‘Jay’ Clayton, a man who is leaning towards less regulation, to be the head of the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission. Donald Trump said of Clayton, “Jay Clayton is a highly talented expert on many aspects of financial and regulatory law, and he will ensure our financial institutions can thrive and […]
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There are certain basic features and powers that every corporation holds. One corporate power is the right to sell stock in exchange for ownership in the company.  The purchasers of the shares become owners and are also known as shareholders or investors. A shareholder can gain ownership through receiving stock grants, awards, and gifts. The […]
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After the Uniform Law Commission’s Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (RUUPA) was released many states have proposed bills that relate to unclaimed property and escheatable assets. This includes Utah Senate Bill 175, which was recently proposed and contravenes the regulations established by RUUPA. Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (RUUPA) RUUPA was approved by the Uniform […]
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President Trump issued executive order 13,772 on February 3, 2017, which aimed to regulate the U.S. financial system with a set of core principles. In response, the U.S. Department of the Treasury prepared a report titled, “A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities: Capital Markets”, to identify all laws and regulations that are either compliant […]