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Vermont Business Magazine Parker Riehle, the president of the Vermont Ski Areas Association, known as Ski Vermont, will not be leaving the organization after all. On August 29 he was named the new president and CEO of the Colorado-based Nation...
The Hotel Jay is the signature project of the Jay Peak Resort expansion. The developers used EB-5 immigrant investor money to build the five-story hotel. An investor alleges that the fifth floor was double-sold to two sets of investors. Thr...
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At the “Lincoln-Douglas” style moderator-less debate in Montgomery, Alabama Thursday, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore called out his opponent Sen. Luther Strange over revelations he stands to profit from the controversial EB-5 visa prog...
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While immigration is among the hot-button issues in the Alabama U.S. Senate Runoff between Republicans Roy Moore and Luther Strange, WHNT News 19 has confirmed State Auditor Jim Zeigler's discovery that Strange currently benefits financially f...
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EB-5 Financing from ALC supports local economic development American Lending Center (ALC)—a subsidiary of Regional Centers Holding Group—today celebrated the opening of the Lodge at Columbia Point with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring pr...
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The new Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center, before the Q for Quiros was removed from all the signage for the new hotel, and from hotel rooms where the Q symbol was on everything from phones to the room number plaques.  The new Burke M...
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Jay Peak’s Tram Haus Lodge was built with EB-5 money.  A Brazilian man who came to the United States hoping to escape corruption in his native country has accused his immigration attorney of securities fraud. Felipe Accioly Vieira is sui...

Securities Alerts: SEC & FINRA News, Articles

The EB-5 program has grown substantially in recent years, increasing foreign direct investment in the U.S., supporting tens of thousands of new jobs for U.S. workers, and driving development in communities across the country. However, recent is...
Last month, the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) ordered a default judgment against an interest in a limited partnership connected with an EB-5 investment. This otherwise obscure judgment is a...
Introduction Under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "1933 Act") every offer or sale of securities must either be registered or exempt from registration. Section 5 of the 1933 Act. One of the most significant and prevalent exemptions is conta...
This Note discusses broker-dealers' affirmative obligation to conduct a reasonable investigation when recommending securities sold in offerings exempt from SEC registration under Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933. The Note explains th...
Foreign Finders The longstanding rules on foreign finders – when a brokerage firm can pay transactionbased compensation to a non-registered foreign finder – will be incorporated into new FINRA Rule 2040, effective August 24, 2015. This...
FINRA Regulatory Notice 15-07 informs broker-dealer FINRA members (“members”) of the expanded governance regarding payments to unregistered persons for securities-related and capital-raising activities.  The Notice alerts members to the SEC ap...
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority released Regulatory Notice 15-07 to alert member firms of the new consolidated rules regarding payments to unregistered persons and membership. The notice also alerts member firms of amendments to a ...
FINRA Rule 2040 governs the payment of transaction-based compensation by member firms to unregistered persons. Rule 2040(a) – General. Rule 2040(a) directs persons to look to SEC rules to determine whether the activities in question requ...
  FINRA Rule 2040 governs the payment of transaction-based compensation by member firms to unregistered persons. Rule 2040(a) – General. Rule 2040(a) directs persons to look to SEC rules to determine whether the activities in question...
FINRA has issued a regulatory notice on new consolidated FINRA Rules 2040 (Payments to Unregistered Persons) and 0190 (Effective Date of Revocation, Cancellation, Expulsion, Suspension or Resignation), and on amendments to FINRA Rule 8311 (Eff...
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is expanding a crackdown on a little-known program to dole out visas to wealthy foreigners in exchange for investments that generate jobs. The SEC is preparing sanctions against as many as two dozen imm...
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently approved the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA’s) proposed Rule 2040 regarding Payments to Unregistered Persons. Section (a) of the Rule prohibits members or associated persons fro...
The role of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in dealing with payments to unlicensed persons for securities-related and capital-raising activities has grown significantly. On Dec. 30, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Co...
The role of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in dealing with payments to unlicensed persons for securities-related and capital-raising activities has grown significantly. On Dec. 30, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Co...
Companies seeking capital are frequently approached by intermediaries who offer to locate investors in exchange for a fee.  Most intermediaries also known as “finders” are not registered as broker-dealers with the Securities and Exchange Commi...
FINRA filed a proposed rule change with the SEC to adopt FINRA Rule 2040 regarding the payment of transaction-based compensation by FINRA member broker-dealers to unregistered persons. FINRA has also proposed amending FINRA Rule 8311 and ad...
The SEC recently settled an enforcement action against an individual alleged to have sold millions of dollars in securities on behalf of oil and gas companies without being associated with a registered broker dealer, as required by Section 15(...
Your good client, Avery Phillips, Chairman of the Board, calls you because he is considering engaging a friend, Tepper, to identify potential investors for his company. Phillips explains that Tepper has extensive business contacts and that he ...
The story of last year's Chapter 11 filing by Neogenix Oncology Inc. is a stark reminder to issuers of securities of the dangers of using unregistered "finders" or "business brokers" to assist in the offer or sale of securities. As we noted in...
THE CHALLENGE ABC Capital Partners, a private equity firm and investment adviser to PE Fund I, is raising capital for PE Fund II. ABC Capital has been approached by Finders ‘R Us to assist ABC Capital in its fundraising efforts for PE Fund ...

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