Securities Law 101 CLE
Securities Law 101



Live Webcast/Rebroadcast – You watch the course online at the specified date and time shown below. You can ask questions and receive answers during the course.

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Course Description

This program was recorded on September 1, 2020

Learn to confidently navigate the often murky waters of securities law to be able to effectively advise your clients who are raising capital. This course provides a solid overview of the federal and state securities law regulatory landscape and a practical understanding of key private offering registration exemptions (e.g., Regulation A, Regulation D Rule 506(b), and the more recent Regulation CF (Crowdfunding) under the JOBS Act). This course will also help you determine the documentation and disclosure you need to protect your clients and yourself.

Attorney Brett CenkusBrett Cenkus
I have been out of law school for almost two decades. Just over half that time, I have been a lawyer (what the state bars call “primarily engaged in the practice of law”). The other slightly less than half the time, I (a) started, grew and sold a residential mortgage brokerage; (b) started, grew and shuttered a chemical company; and (c) worked as a corporate development executive and venture capitalist in Silicon Valley during Dotcom 1.0. So, I’ve done a few different things. I often describe myself as a businessman trapped in a lawyer’s body.

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3 General Credits

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  1. What is a “security?”
  2. Overview of the U.S. securities regulatory landscape
  3. The Securities Act of 1933 and other federal securities laws
  4. State “Blue Sky” laws, including the interplay between them and federal securities laws
  5. Regulation of private and public offerings
  6. The lawyer’s role in securities offerings, including tips for advising clients who are issuing securities
  7. Key private offering exemptions, including Regulation A, Regulation D Rule 506(b), and Regulation CF
  8. Disclosure and documentation requirements, including when you need a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM)