The SEC, today, proposed amendments that would remove the investment grade rating exemptions from Rules 101(c)(2) and 102(d)(2) of Regulation M. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act called for the SEC to review its rules that used credit ratings as an assessment of credit-worthiness and to replace those references with other appropriate

LexisNexis/Matthew Bender recently published a comprehensive update by Anna Pinedo and Bradley Berman of “The Trust Indenture Act of 1939,” which is Chapter 8 of the Federal Securities Act of 1933 treatise.

Last updated in 2009, the new update adds many practical capital markets oriented tips and analysis to this treatise. A discussion of the

The Mayer Brown “Deciding Among Exempt Offering Alternatives” comparison chart is now updated to reflect the amendments to various offering exemptions that became effective in 2021.  In one easy-to-read presentation, issuers and financial intermediaries can compare the elements of ten different exempt offering alternatives.  The chart covers, among other things, dollar limits, filing

FINRA posted a set of FAQs on the filing requirements of Rules 5122 (Private Placements of Securities Issued by Members) and 5123 (Private Placements of Securities).  The FAQs discuss filing retail communications relating to private placements, including where to file such communications, whether updated versions of retail communications need to be refiled, when to file,

You are an issuer, investment adviser, or broker-dealer.  You want to communicate to the public about securities.  Should you (a) type a letter and drop it in the mailbox; (b) chisel out a prospectus on two stone tablets; or (c) use social media?

If you chose (c),