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Federal Private Placement Rules Update Coming February 25

February 05, 2021
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Join Brad Hamilton and Marika Rietsema Ball as they discuss the SEC’s recent changes to federal private placement rules.

Securities Law Subsection Lunch and Learn

Thursday, February 25 11:45 – 1:00 p.m.

Zoom Webinar


This program will review and discuss the SEC’s recent changes to federal private placement rules, including:

  • Crowdfunding;
  • Financial information disclosure requirements;
  • Private placement “test-the-waters” rules;
  • Allowance of demo-days, investor seminars and incubator conferences;
  • Offering integration;
  • Increased offering limits for seldom used Regulation A and Rule 504; and
  • Bad actor disqualification rules.

They will also discuss the “trap for the unwary” caused by an inconsistency between the new rules and the old “issuer exemption” for private placements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as well as the limited finder’s exemption proposed by the SEC this fall, and whether it and other changes will likely survive the reconfiguration of the SEC commissioners under the Biden Administration.

The Securities Law Subsection is offering this program free of charge. The CBA welcomes all Business Law Section and Securities Law Subsection members and encourage them to invite their in-house colleagues in venture capital and private equity who will also benefit from the program.

While there is no cost for this program, registration is required. Access instructions will be emailed to all registered attendees no later than 10:00 a.m. on the morning of the program. Contact with any questions.

Applied for one general credit.

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Brad Hamilton practices corporate, securities, business, finance, and transaction law, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, mergers and acquisitions, business formation and financing, venture and equity capital, international transactions, structured finance, and construction contracts and financing. Brad also assists his clients in developing strategic growth through drafting and implementation of indirect sales channel programs, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and licensing, and other strategic transactions. In addition to practicing law, he has been a Director, CDO, President, General Counsel, Executive VP, and Vice-President of Corporate Development for a variety of international and domestic, public and private companies. Brad’s extensive C-Suite experience provides him an understanding of business risk weighting and risk tolerance that is uncommon to many lawyers. In his law practice, Brad also provides his clients with the benefit of his years of participation and leadership in business practices around the world, and his multicultural understanding of different legal and business systems and customs.

Marika Rietsema Ball practices corporate, securities, business, transactions, and trusts & estates law. Marika is a 2018 graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she received her J.D. and a certificate in Corporate and Commercial Law. As a student attorney, Marika represented small businesses and commercial real estate enterprises in transaction matters for the Sturm College of Law Community Economic Development Clinic in Denver. While in law school, Marika interned with the legal departments at Molson Coors Brewing Company and Xcel Energy Inc. Marika is the Chair-Elect of the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, Young Lawyer Division, and Co-Treasurer of the Colorado Pledge to Diversity Program.