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Steve Baril Advocates For Virginia Smoke Free Association’s Opposition To Recent Bill On Electronic Cigarettes

Recently, the Richmond Times Dispatch wrote about the Virginia Smoke Free Association’s plan to oppose a bill that will be presented during the General Assembly session that was set to begin on January 13, 2016. The bill, introduced by Sen. John C. Miller, D-Newport News aims to prohibit “vaping”, the use of electronic cigarettes, in restaurants in Virginia.

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Guest Expert: Yes, Virginia, There is a Secondary Market!

RICHMOND, VA – Robert R. Kaplan Jr. is often asked by lawyers and business people alike if there is “really” a secondary market for Reg A securities, often with that same jaundiced eye you get from that grade schooler who is starting to build a healthy sense of cynicism and asks about the elf from the north. His answer is a lot like Church’s famous editorial in the New York Sun where he explained to Virginia that Saint Nick existed within all of us and in the spirit of the holiday for whom he is a central figure.

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Name Five Ways Broker-Dealers Benefit from Reg A+ … Go!

RICHMOND, VA – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the rules implementing Title IV of the JOBS Act, commonly known as Regulation A+, on March 25. These rules increase the amount a company can raise through a non-registered, public securities offering from $5 million to $50 million in a year. Reg A+ also allows securities to be sold in all 50 states without state pre-review, and permits non-accredited investors to buy in. In short, Reg A+ eliminates the barriers that have prevented smaller companies from accessing public capital and smaller investors from accessing alternative investments.

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Dispelling Myths Around Regulation A+

RICHMOND, VA – On March 25, 2015, the SEC promulgated its final rules related to the implementation of Title IV of the JOBS Act, better known “Reg. A+”. This represents a watershed event in the securities law, providing a workable means for issuers to engage in public offerings of securities that are EXEMPT from the registration requirements of Section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933. Already several misconceptions of the new law are out in the market. Let’s look at some of these and dispel them in turn.

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A New Era in Capital Raising: Regulation A+ Overview

RICHMOND, VA – On March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) held an open meeting to vote on adoption of rules and forms related to the offer and sale of securities pursuant to Section 3(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 to implement Section 401 of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, otherwise known as “Regulation A+”.

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Regulation A+ Adopted by SEC

RICHMOND, VA – On March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) held an open meeting to vote on adoption of rules and forms related to the offer and sale of securities pursuant to Section 3(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 to implement Section 401 of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, otherwise known as “Regulation A+”.

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REISA’s Spring Symposium Aims to Educate

SAN DIEGO, CA – REISA’s Spring Symposium, which takes place here March 16-18 at the Sheraton San Diego, will focus on educating reps, broker-dealers and sponsors about the alternative-investment industry, GlobeSt.com learns exclusively. GlobeSt.com spoke with John Harrison, REISA’s CEO and executive director; Tom Voekler, REISA’s president-elect and co-founder and managing partner of business operations for Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank; and Mark Kosanke, REISA’s president and the founding partner and licensed security principal at Concorde Financial Group, about what attendees can expect from the event, the regulations impacting alternative investments and changes within REISA, the organization.

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