Sara Hanks

Sara Hanks, co-founder and CEO of CrowdCheck, is an attorney with over 30 years of experience in the corporate and securities field. Sara brings a wealth of legal expertise in securities law and start-ups to the emerging marketplace for crowdfunding and online capital formation. CrowdCheck provides due diligence, disclosure and compliance services for online capital formation, helping investors get the information they need to avoid fraud and make informed investment decisions, and helping entrepreneurs and intermediaries avoid liability.

by Sara Hanks

RegCF Funds: Acquisitions and Strategies

In today’s article, we will explore the differences between Regulation A (Reg A) and Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) regarding their disclosure requirements for companies raising funds. […]

March 20, 2024

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Protecting shareholder rights: Can transfer agents save democracy?

In today’s article, we’ll talk about the key role of transfer agents in protecting shareholder rights and corporate governance. Especially when it comes to potential […]

January 31, 2024

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Reg S vs online offerings: key issues

In the complex sphere of securities, the SEC’s Regulation S holds significant importance, but it is frequently misunderstood by many in the industry. Therefore, having […]

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Subsidiaries using RegCF

Subsidiaries using RegCF: introduction This came up no less than three times last week, so I figured it was worth a blog post. Subsidiaries can […]

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Communications and publicity by issuers prior to and during a Regulation CF (RegCF) Offering

The idea behind crowdfunding is that the crowd — family, friends, and fans of a small or startup company, even if they are not rich […]

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Form C-AR filing time again!

Hi everyone; a reminder that we are just over a month away from the deadline to file Form C-AR by May 1.* We wanted to […]

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RegA and RegCF issuers: time to count your shareholders!

RegA and RegCF have been around for a few years now and we are finding that some of our clients, especially those that have made […]

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If you aren’t current in your Reg A reporting, you could still be violating securities laws even if qualified by the SEC

It’s 1-SA filing season again for Regulation A filers, and time to make some observations about the consequences of not filing. We have encountered more […]

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Foreign issuers using Reg A and Reg CF

This post was originally written by our KorePartners at CrowdCheck. View the original article here.    For some reason, this issue has been coming up […]

May 4, 2022

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Rule 145: An Issue for Crowdfunding Company Exits

Startup investors all hope for a great “exit.” Most startups, of course, will never get to that point, but for the successful ones, the principal […]

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Reg A and Reg CF Issuers: Time to Count Your Shareholders!

Reg A and Reg CF have been around for a few years now and we are finding that some of our clients, especially those that […]

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How a Member of the Crowd Made Crowdfunding Easier

A while back, one of our favorite start-up clients called me and asked me to speak to a potential investor. Paul Efron, a resident of […]

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Foreign Issuers Using Regulation A and Regulation CF

For some reason, this issue has been coming up a lot lately. Our usual response to the question “Can non-US issuers make a Regulation A […]

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SEC Proposes Relief for “Finders”

I have long (oh so long) been one of those urging the SEC to give some clarity with respect to the status of “finders.” See here for […]

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The SEC proposes expanding the “accredited investor” definition

The SEC has proposed amending the definition of “accredited investors.” Accredited investors are currently defined as (huge generalization here) people who have net worth of $1 million […]