Private Placement of Securities in Pennsylvania: A TLO Primer

Raising funds to capitalize a new venture is not for the faint of heart.  This applies whether you are a true startup business about to go to market, but can also apply if you are an experienced business person that creates special purpose entities (SPEs) to carry out discrete economic activities such as large scale commercial real estate development. 

In Pennsylvania (as in every other state), there is an overlay of state securities law that provides an additional set of considerations to the federal laws and rules promulgated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission

One thing, however, all potential securities issuers should know: compliance with the federal and state securities laws can require time, energy and resources prior to any actual sale or acceptance of investor funds.  If you intend to raise money from investors, strategic planning is necessary to ensure compliance with state and federal law

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