SEC Proposes Rules Relating to Net Worth Standard for Accredited Investors

On January 25, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") proposed new rules under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), as required by Section 413(a) of the "Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act" ("Dodd-Frank"). The proposal excludes the value of a person's primary residence for purposes of determining whether the person qualifies as an "accredited investor" on the basis of having a net worth in excess of $1 million. A copy of the SEC's Proposing Release is available here.

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