Posts by Robert R. Kaplan, Jr.

Understanding REITs and Their Structures

Understanding REITs and Their Structures

Next year marks the 60th anniversary of the law that established real estate investment trusts (REITs), allowing investors looking to pool their resources to reap the rewards of income-producing properties. REITs are designed  to allow individual investors access to...
State “Blue Sky” Compliance Strategies

State “Blue Sky” Compliance Strategies

When it comes to securities, regulatory exposure doesn’t begin and end with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In fact, every state in the union has its own set of securities laws — and failing to adhere to their requirements can cause significant legal and...
Reg A Investment Basics

Reg A Investment Basics

Small businesses drive our economy, serving as the primary engine for job creation. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which former President Barack Obama signed into law in April 2012, facilitated their growth, easing regulatory restrictions to encourage...