SOURCE: American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education

American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education

February 26, 2014 10:49 ET

Hear Current and Former SEC Officials at ALI CLE's Standout Program on Regulation D Offerings and Private Placements

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - February 26, 2014) - American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) is pleased to announce its upcoming program Regulation D Offerings and Private Placements, that will take place on March 13-15 at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This program comprises two and a half days of advanced educational sessions specially designed for the securities practitioner as well as anyone engaged in an effort to raise capital for new businesses. Topics for discussion include the fundamentals of, and alternatives to, private placements; how to handle a broken offering; the lawyer's due diligence obligations; expanding FINRA regulation; and exit strategies and resales of restricted and control securities. To give registrants the most updated information, there will be special sessions on crowd funding and Rule 506(c).

"This program is consistently among ALI CLE's most successful continuing education efforts because it takes a practical approach to the planning, implementation, and closing of private placements through discussion of problem situations frequently encountered," says planning chair Alan Berkeley, of K&L Gates LLP.

The course of study boasts a diverse and esteemed faculty including Sebastian Gomez, New Chief of the Office of Small Business in the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC, and the Honorable Denise Voigt Crawford, former Commissioner of the Texas State Securities Board and former President of the North American Securities Administrators Association.

"Much of what lawyers have understood about private placements was upended in 2012 by the JOBS Act, which many have called the most radical amendment to federal securities regulation since the Securities Exchange Act of 1934," explains ALI CLE course attorney Kevin O'Connor. "The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted rules, pursuant to the JOBS Act, to permit general solicitation and public advertising in private offerings limited to accredited investors and it has accommodated crowd funding for small investments entirely outside the accredited investor regime. Further, the JOBS Act has provided a new exemption, called 'Regulation A+,' for offerings up to $50 million. This course is essential for all attorneys looking to learn the latest and most essential information in this rapidly-evolving area."

Regulation D Offerings and Private Placements offers more than 13 hours of CLE credit, including one hour of ethics, as well as up to 16 CPE credit hours in Business. To register or obtain further information, click here.

About American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) 

ALI CLE is the continuing legal education group of the American Law Institute. ALI CLE, a non-profit organization, is committed to the work of promoting continuing professional education for lawyers throughout the United States and to creating standards to ensure quality and relevance in CLE programs. ALI CLE is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the legal profession, furthering a tradition of unparalleled service to lawyers. For more information go to

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