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United States: A Holiday Gift for M&A Brokers: Congress Passes New Exemption from Securities Broker Registration

United States: A Holiday Gift for M&A Brokers: Congress Passes New Exemption from Securities Broker Registration

By: Eden L. Rohrer and Jessica D. Cohn

On December 23, 2022, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2617, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023,” following Senate passage on December 22.   President Biden is expected to sign the legislation before December 30.  Among the routine federal funding provisions, the bill includes a holiday surprise “policy rider” on qualifying mergers and acquisitions brokers (“M&A brokers”) in Division AA, Title V, Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales and Brokerage Simplification (“Title V”), effective 90 days after enactment. (H.R. 2617, 117th Cong. Div. AA, Title V, § 501 (2022)).

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