Guzik is a recognized authority and thought leader on matters relating to the JOBS Act of 2012 and the ongoing SEC rulemaking, including Regulation D Rule 506 private placements, Regulation A+, and investment crowdfunding. He has been consulted by Congressional members, state legislators and the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy on matters relating to the JOBS Act and state securities matters. He is a frequent blogger on his blog, The Corporate Securities Lawyer Blog, addressing developing corporate and securities laws issues. In 2015 he was elected as President and Chair of the Crowdfunding Professional Association, the leading industry group for JOBS Act advocacy and outreach.
In 2014 he published two major commentaries on JOBS Act rulemaking in The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation: the first article, entitled “Regulation A+ Offerings – a New Era at the SEC,” discussing the SEC’s proposed regulations implementing JOBS Act Title IV Regulation A+ (also accepted for publication in the Fall 2014 issue of the Texas Journal of Business Law); the second article is entitled “SEC Crowdfunding Rulemaking under the JOBS Act – An Opportunity Lost?” addressing deficiencies in the SEC’s proposed Title III investment crowdfunding regulations. Mr. Guzik also authors a regular column on Crowdfundinsider.com, The Crowdfunding Counselor, addressing JOBS Act issues affecting entrepreneurs, small and emerging companies, investors and Internet-based funding portals. His articles have been cited in national business publications on issues relating to federal securities regulation, including The Economist, Forbes, Bloomberg’s Businessweek and Equities.com
Mr. Guzik has also been a regular speaker on federal securities matters, including JOBS Act legislation. In January 2014 Mr. Guzik was invited to lead a Title III Investment Crowdfunding Roundtable in Washington, D.C. addressing proposed SEC rulemaking. The Roundtable was sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy and attended by financial industry leaders, and SEC and Congressional staff. Recently he was invited to speak at a Webinar with Congressman Patrick McHenry, a key sponsor of the JOBS Act, addressing opportunities and challenges created by the JOBS Act legislation and ongoing SEC rulemaking. He has also been invited to participate as a speaker and panelist at a Crowdfunding Roundable in May 2014 sponsored by the MIT Sloan School of Management, and was part of a panel discussing JOBS Act Regulation A+ at the Angel Capital Association’s 2014 Summit.
Mr. Guzik is also a founding member of The Heritage Foundation Securities Regulation Working Group, focusing on federal regulatory issues affecting small businesses and emerging growth companies, including ongoing JOBS Act and Dodd-Frank SEC rulemaking. He also serves as an inaugural member of the Advisory Council of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), of which he is a member.
He received a B.S. degree in Industrial and Labor relations from Cornell University and is a graduate of Stanford University Law School. He is admitted to practice in both New York and California.