On March 4, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its proposal to harmonize, simplify, and improve the exempt offering framework under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”).1 The SEC’s proposals are the result of the responses submitted to the SEC in connection with the concept release issued June 18, 2019, soliciting public comment on possible ways to harmonize and improve the securities offering framework (the “Concept Release”). The proposed amendments, among other things, address the ability of issuers to move from one exemption to another, increase the offering limits for Regulation A, Regulation Crowdfunding, and Rule 504 offerings, provide consistent rules governing offering communications between investors and issuers, and harmonize disclosure and eligibility requirements. The public will have until May 3, 2020 to comment on the proposed amendments.

Read the full alert here: “Exempt Offering Framework Amendment Proposal.”