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Securities Regulation Keyed to Coffee
A.S. Goldmen& Co., Inc. v. New Jersey Bureau of Securities
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From its sole office in New Jersey, A.S. Goldmen& Co., Inc. sought to underwrite the initial public offering (IPO) ofImatec, Ltd. (Imatec) and requested to register the offering in New Jersey, among other states. Such registration was granted by some states, but the New Jersey Bureau of Securities (Bureau) (Defendant) took part in a Consent Order with Goldmen, allowing him to engage in unsolicited sales from New Jersey while making it illegal for him to solicit members of the public to buy stock of Imatec in the secondary market. Goldmen only solicited sales from persons outside of New Jersey and the Bureau, thinking Goldmen was in violation of the Consent Order and the securities laws, issued a cease and desist order. A declaratory judgment action was brought against the Bureau in federal district court by Goldmen, claiming that the New Jersey Securities Act, N.J.S.A § 49:3-60 (§ 60) violated the federal Constitution’s dormant Commerce Clause. Golden argued that § 60, which makes it illegal for any unregistered (unless exempt from registration or federally covered) security to be offered and sold in New Jersey, was being applied to the sale of securities made from New Jersey to out-of-state individuals where the securities met the requirements of sale. Goldmen’s motion for summary judgment was granted by the district court, and the court of appeals granted review.
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