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Author: Chris Rohde

Chris Rohde

Chris serves as Associate Corporate Counsel at WealthForge where he advises on an array of areas, including both federal and state securities laws, broker-dealer law, general corporate law matters, and cybersecurity.
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Broker-Dealer Real Estate Opportunity Zones

Do You Need to Use a Broker-Dealer for an Opportunity Zone Fund?

The latest real estate-based tax-deferral investment strategy, opportunity zone funds, has only begun to impact the market. As ...
Chris Rohde February 8, 2019 0

1031 Exchange Impact Investing Opportunity Zones

The Difference Between Opportunity Zones and 1031 Exchanges

2018 tax reform laws have created a new investment category: Opportunity Zones. Qualified Opportunity Funds join an increasingly ...
Chris Rohde January 10, 2019 0

Fintech Issuers Subscription Automation

2 Technology Tools Securities Attorneys Can Recommend to Issuer Clients

Last month, WealthForge hosted a round table in Richmond, VA with local business and securities attorneys to discuss the emerging ...
Chris Rohde September 11, 2018 0

Investors Regulation FINRA SEC

How JOBS Act 3.0 Will Affect Alternative Investment Markets

The omnibus bill (The JOBS Act 3.0), as described by Representative Jeb Hensarling in an op ed for the Wall Street Journal, ...
Chris Rohde July 23, 2018 0

Reg D SEC Compliance Issuers 506b

What Constitutes a Pre-existing Relationship in a 506(b) Offering?

Regulation D, Rule 506(b) provides safe harbor for issuers selling unregistered securities as long as the following requirements ...
Chris Rohde June 29, 2018 0

Investors Regulation Broker-Dealer Compliance Issuers

Why Do I Need to Work with a Broker-Dealer?

As an issuer, you may be thinking why would I want or need another person involved in my offering? You already have your team, ...
Chris Rohde June 14, 2018 2

Regulation SEC Securities ICO

SEC Shifts Focus to Capital Formation

On February 6, 2018, SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar spoke at the University of Richmond School of Businessas part of its Robins ...
Chris Rohde March 8, 2018 0

Securities Compliance Issuers

Why You Should Worry About Blue Sky Filings

On the federal level, when you sell a security in the United States, you must either register that security or sell it under a ...
Chris Rohde February 12, 2018 1

SEC Securities ICO

Are ICOs Securities?

  With the advent of Initial Coin Offerings (“ICO”), the question of whether they are securities continues to plague the ...
Chris Rohde December 5, 2017 0

1031 Exchange Taxes

Proposed Tax Changes Will Not Eliminate the 1031 Exchange

  Within the last few weeks the Republican leadership in both the House and Senate released their tax plans. In light of this, we ...
Chris Rohde November 17, 2017 0
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