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Date posted: 19-Oct-2017

Securities Law. Our firm assists small businesses in raising capital through private placements and public offerings. The Securities and Exchange Commission has recently adopted a new Rule 506(c). The new Rule allows the issuer or seller of a private placement to engage in general solicitation provided that all purchasers of the securities are accredited investors and the issuer takes reasonable steps to verify that such purchasers are accredited investors. The amendment to Rule 506 also includes a non-exclusive list of methods that issuers may use to satisfy the verification process for purchasers who are natural persons. Form D was also revised to require issuers to indicate whether they are relying on the provisions that permit general solicitation in Rule 506 offerings. The SEC also adopted another amendment to Rule 506 to disqualify issuers and other market participants from relying on Rule 506 if felons and other bad actors are participating in a Rule 506 offering. Many small businesses could benefit from what is called a SCOR Offering. This is a Small Company Offering Registration. It is possible to effect these SCOR Offerings in many states. A SCOR Offering will permit a company to raise up to $1,000,000 in the sale of capital stock without registering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. If you are interested in finding out more about a SCOR Offering or a private placement, please call us to arrange for an initial consultation. Our firms Securities Litigation Practice has extensive experience handling all facets of contested securities matters. A major focus of our practice involves representing private companies and their officers and directors in class actions, individual suits by securities holders, derivative lawsuits, Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and investigations by state securities departments and regulatory authorities such as FINRA. We also represent underwriters, law firms, accountants and other professionals in misrepresentation and negligence actions relating to securities issuances and transactions. Our firm also represents brokerage firms and investment companies in civil and administrative actions regarding securities transactions. In particular, our Securities Litigation Practice includes Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement proceedings - representation of issuers, officers and directors and professionals in civil proceedings initiated by the SEC. Defense of actions for securities fraud and misrepresentation, class actions and individual suits against issuers, directors, officers, underwriters, brokers, accountants, attorneys, investment companies and investment advisors under federal and state securities laws. Broker-Dealer litigation, representation of registered broker-dealers and investment advisors in state and federal actions, arbitrations and proceedings before self-regulatory organizations. Arbitration and mediation, Howard Z. Gopman serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the NYSE, FINRA and the National Futures Association, in addition to representing clients in these forums.


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Confident Currency, Inc. - ITEX in Chicagoland

Jacqueline Billings
PO Box 59099
Schaumburg, IL 60159
(P) 847.755.3000
(F) 847.589.5333
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