Form 1-A Issuer Information UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 1-A
REGULATION A OFFERING STATEMENT
UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
OMB APPROVAL

FORM 1-A

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1-A: Filer Information

Issuer CIK
0001661166
Issuer CCC
XXXXXXXX
DOS File Number
Offering File Number
024-11123
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Submission Contact Information

Name
Phone
E-Mail Address

1-A: Item 1. Issuer Information

Issuer Infomation

Exact name of issuer as specified in the issuer's charter
Legion Capital Corporation
Jurisdiction of Incorporation / Organization
FLORIDA
Year of Incorporation
2015
CIK
0001661166
Primary Standard Industrial Classification Code
INVESTORS, NEC
I.R.S. Employer Identification Number
47-3751122
Total number of full-time employees
13
Total number of part-time employees
0

Contact Infomation

Address of Principal Executive Offices

Address 1
301 E. PINE ST, SUITE 850
Address 2
City
ORLANDO
State/Country
FLORIDA
Mailing Zip/ Postal Code
32801
Phone
407-986-4234

Provide the following information for the person the Securities and Exchange Commission's staff should call in connection with any pre-qualification review of the offering statement.

Name
James S. Byrd, Jr.
Address 1
Address 2
City
State/Country
Mailing Zip/ Postal Code
Phone

Provide up to two e-mail addresses to which the Securities and Exchange Commission's staff may send any comment letters relating to the offering statement. After qualification of the offering statement, such e-mail addresses are not required to remain active.

Financial Statements

Industry Group (select one) Banking Insurance Other

Use the financial statements for the most recent period contained in this offering statement to provide the following information about the issuer. The following table does not include all of the line items from the financial statements. Long Term Debt would include notes payable, bonds, mortgages, and similar obligations. To determine "Total Revenues" for all companies selecting "Other" for their industry group, refer to Article 5-03(b)(1) of Regulation S-X. For companies selecting "Insurance", refer to Article 7-04 of Regulation S-X for calculation of "Total Revenues" and paragraphs 5 and 7 of Article 7-04 for "Costs and Expenses Applicable to Revenues".

Balance Sheet Information

Cash and Cash Equivalents
$ 298222.00
Investment Securities
$ 0.00
Total Investments
$
Accounts and Notes Receivable
$ 17321395.00
Loans
$
Property, Plant and Equipment (PP&E):
$ 108920.00
Property and Equipment
$
Total Assets
$ 19037852.00
Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities
$ 1074522.00
Policy Liabilities and Accruals
$
Deposits
$
Long Term Debt
$ 6194806.00
Total Liabilities
$ 14622778.00
Total Stockholders' Equity
$ 4415074.00
Total Liabilities and Equity
$ 19037852.00

Statement of Comprehensive Income Information

Total Revenues
$ 2133734.00
Total Interest Income
$
Costs and Expenses Applicable to Revenues
$ -3379081.00
Total Interest Expenses
$
Depreciation and Amortization
$ 2939.00
Net Income
$ -1248286.00
Earnings Per Share - Basic
$ -0.10
Earnings Per Share - Diluted
$ -0.10
Name of Auditor (if any)
Rosenfield and Company PLLC

Outstanding Securities

Common Equity

Name of Class (if any) Common Equity
Class A Common
Common Equity Units Outstanding
16432268
Common Equity CUSIP (if any):
000000000
Common Equity Units Name of Trading Center or Quotation Medium (if any)
None

Preferred Equity

Preferred Equity Name of Class (if any)
None
Preferred Equity Units Outstanding
0
Preferred Equity CUSIP (if any)
000000000
Preferred Equity Name of Trading Center or Quotation Medium (if any)
None

Debt Securities

Debt Securities Name of Class (if any)
Corporate Notes
Debt Securities Units Outstanding
2300000
Debt Securities CUSIP (if any):
000000000
Debt Securities Name of Trading Center or Quotation Medium (if any)
None

1-A: Item 2. Issuer Eligibility

Issuer Eligibility

Check this box to certify that all of the following statements are true for the issuer(s)

1-A: Item 3. Application of Rule 262

Application Rule 262

Check this box to certify that, as of the time of this filing, each person described in Rule 262 of Regulation A is either not disqualified under that rule or is disqualified but has received a waiver of such disqualification.

Check this box if "bad actor" disclosure under Rule 262(d) is provided in Part II of the offering statement.

1-A: Item 4. Summary Information Regarding the Offering and Other Current or Proposed Offerings

Summary Infomation

Check the appropriate box to indicate whether you are conducting a Tier 1 or Tier 2 offering Tier1 Tier2
Check the appropriate box to indicate whether the financial statements have been audited Unaudited Audited
Types of Securities Offered in this Offering Statement (select all that apply)
Equity (common or preferred stock)
Debt
Does the issuer intend to offer the securities on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 251(d)(3)? Yes No
Does the issuer intend this offering to last more than one year? Yes No
Does the issuer intend to price this offering after qualification pursuant to Rule 253(b)? Yes No
Will the issuer be conducting a best efforts offering? Yes No
Has the issuer used solicitation of interest communications in connection with the proposed offering? Yes No
Does the proposed offering involve the resale of securities by affiliates of the issuer? Yes No
Number of securities offered
40000000
Number of securities of that class outstanding

The information called for by this item below may be omitted if undetermined at the time of filing or submission, except that if a price range has been included in the offering statement, the midpoint of that range must be used to respond. Please refer to Rule 251(a) for the definition of "aggregate offering price" or "aggregate sales" as used in this item. Please leave the field blank if undetermined at this time and include a zero if a particular item is not applicable to the offering.

Price per security
$
The portion of the aggregate offering price attributable to securities being offered on behalf of the issuer
$ 40000000.00
The portion of the aggregate offering price attributable to securities being offered on behalf of selling securityholders
$ 0.00
The portion of the aggregate offering price attributable to all the securities of the issuer sold pursuant to a qualified offering statement within the 12 months before the qualification of this offering statement
$ 0.00
The estimated portion of aggregate sales attributable to securities that may be sold pursuant to any other qualified offering statement concurrently with securities being sold under this offering statement
$ 0.00
Total (the sum of the aggregate offering price and aggregate sales in the four preceding paragraphs)
$ 40000000.00

Anticipated fees in connection with this offering and names of service providers

Underwriters - Name of Service Provider
Sequence Financial Specialists, LLC
Underwriters - Fees
$ 0.00
Sales Commissions - Name of Service Provider
Sequence Financial Specialists, LLC
Sales Commissions - Fee
$ 2888000.00
Finders' Fees - Name of Service Provider
N/A
Finders' Fees - Fees
$ 0.00
Audit - Name of Service Provider
Rosenfield and Company PLLC
Audit - Fees
$ 15000.00
Legal - Name of Service Provider
Byrd Law Firm, PA
Legal - Fees
$ 30000.00
Promoters - Name of Service Provider
N/A
Promoters - Fees
$ 0.00
Blue Sky Compliance - Name of Service Provider
N/A
Blue Sky Compliance - Fees
$ 0.00
CRD Number of any broker or dealer listed:
Estimated net proceeds to the issuer
$ 36955000.00
Clarification of responses (if necessary)
Assumes $20,000,000 of 2 yr bonds with 4% selling commission, 0.75% broker dealer fee, and 0.55% soliciting dealer fee and $20,000,000 of Preferred Stock with 7.00% selling commission, 1.25% broker dealer fee, and 0.89% soliciting dealer fee.

1-A: Item 5. Jurisdictions in Which Securities are to be Offered

Jurisdictions in Which Securities are to be Offered

Using the list below, select the jurisdictions in which the issuer intends to offer the securities

Selected States and Jurisdictions
ALABAMA
ALASKA
ARIZONA
ARKANSAS
CALIFORNIA
COLORADO
CONNECTICUT
DELAWARE
FLORIDA
GEORGIA
HAWAII
IDAHO
ILLINOIS
INDIANA
IOWA
KANSAS
KENTUCKY
LOUISIANA
MAINE
MARYLAND
MASSACHUSETTS
MICHIGAN
MINNESOTA
MISSISSIPPI
MISSOURI
MONTANA
NEBRASKA
NEVADA
NEW JERSEY
NEW MEXICO
NEW YORK
NORTH CAROLINA
NORTH DAKOTA
OHIO
OKLAHOMA
OREGON
PENNSYLVANIA
RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH CAROLINA
SOUTH DAKOTA
TENNESSEE
TEXAS
UTAH
VERMONT
VIRGINIA
WASHINGTON
WEST VIRGINIA
WISCONSIN
WYOMING
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Using the list below, select the jurisdictions in which the securities are to be offered by underwriters, dealers or sales persons or check the appropriate box

None
Same as the jurisdictions in which the issuer intends to offer the securities
Selected States and Jurisdictions

ALABAMA
ALASKA
ARIZONA
ARKANSAS
CALIFORNIA
COLORADO
CONNECTICUT
DELAWARE
FLORIDA
GEORGIA
HAWAII
IDAHO
ILLINOIS
INDIANA
IOWA
KANSAS
KENTUCKY
LOUISIANA
MAINE
MARYLAND
MASSACHUSETTS
MICHIGAN
MINNESOTA
MISSISSIPPI
MISSOURI
MONTANA
NEBRASKA
NEVADA
NEW JERSEY
NEW MEXICO
NEW YORK
NORTH CAROLINA
NORTH DAKOTA
OHIO
OKLAHOMA
OREGON
PENNSYLVANIA
RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH CAROLINA
SOUTH DAKOTA
TENNESSEE
TEXAS
UTAH
VERMONT
VIRGINIA
WASHINGTON
WEST VIRGINIA
WISCONSIN
WYOMING
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

1-A: Item 6. Unregistered Securities Issued or Sold Within One Year

Unregistered Securities Issued or Sold Within One Year

None

Unregistered Securities Act

(e) Indicate the section of the Securities Act or Commission rule or regulation relied upon for exemption from the registration requirements of such Act and state briefly the facts relied upon for such exemption

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

POST QUALIFICATION AMENDMENT NO. 1

TO

FORM 1-A

 

REGULATION A OFFERING CIRCULAR

UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

LEGION CAPITAL CORPORATION

(Exact name of issuer as specified in its charter)

 

Florida

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

301 E. Pine St.

Suite 850

Orlando, FL 32801

Telephone: 888-993-5346

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number,

including area code, of issuers principal executive office)

 

6799   47-3751122
(Primary Standard Industrial
Classification Code Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

 

This Offering Circular was qualified on February 26, 2020 by order of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”). This Offering Circular is being amended to (i) disclose the engagement of a Managing Broker Dealer in connection with this offering, and (ii) file the Subscription Agreement and Managing Broker Dealer Agreement attached as Exhibit 4.1 and 6.1 hereto.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEGION CAPITAL CORPORATION

 

Maximum offering of $40,000,000 consisting of Series A Corporate Bonds
and Series A Redeemable Preferred Stock

 

Legion Capital Corporation (“Legion,” or the “Company”) is offering a combined maximum amount of $40,000,000 of Series A Corporate Bonds (“Bonds”) and Series A Redeemable Preferred Membership Units in Legion Capital Corporation (“Redeemable Preferred Stock” or “Shares”) on a “no minimum/best efforts” basis (the “Offering”). The Offering will continue terminate on the earlier of 12 months from the date this Offering Circular is re-qualified for sale by the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) (which date may be extended for an additional 90 days in our sole discretion) or the date when all Bonds and Shares have been sold.

 

Sequence Financial Specialists LLC (the “Managing Broker Dealer”), a South Carolina corporation and member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), has been engaged as the managing broker dealer for the Offering. The Managing Broker Dealer is not required to sell any specific number or dollar amount of securities but will use its “reasonable best efforts” to sell the securities offered.

 

Series A Corporate Bonds

 

The Bonds offered will carry 1 year, 2 year, and 3-year maturities with annual interest rates of 4.50%, 5.75%, and 6.50%, respectively. The purchase price per bond is $1,000, with a minimum investment amount of $10,000 per Bond term. Interest payments will be payable monthly on the 1st of the month (or the next following business day thereafter in the event such date is not a business day with no additional interest accruing), following the first full month of an accepted subscription. Upon maturity, and subject to the terms and conditions described in this offering circular, the Bonds will be automatically renewed for identical terms unless redeemed upon maturity at our or your election.

 

These Bonds are secured obligations of Legion, and will be secured by a first lien on a portfolio of real estate mortgage loans (“Loans”) to be made through use of the net proceeds of this Offering will be held and managed in a single purpose limited liability company, Legion Finance, LLC (“Finance”). Legion has established Finance for the purpose of originating, holding and managing the Loans, however, Legion is the issuer of the Bonds and of the Shares.

 

Bondholders will have no right to put (that is, require us to redeem) any Bond prior to its maturity date unless in the case of a holder’s death, bankruptcy or total permanent disability, subject to notice, discounts and other provisions contained in this offering circular. See “Description of Bonds – Redemption Upon Death, Disability or Bankruptcy” and for more information. We do not intend to list our Bonds on any national securities exchange during the offering period, and we do not expect a secondary market in the Bonds to develop. As a result, you should not expect to be able to resell your Bonds regardless of how we perform. Accordingly, an investment in our Bonds is not suitable for investors that require liquidity in advance of their Bond’s maturity date.

 

The Bonds will be offered to prospective investors on a best efforts basis by the Managing Broker Dealer. “Best efforts” means that our Managing Broker Dealer is not obligated to purchase any specific number or dollar amount of Bonds but will use its best efforts to sell the Bonds. Our Managing Broker Dealer may engage additional broker-dealers, sub-agents, or selling group members, who are members of FINRA to assist in the sale of the Bonds.

 

    Price to
Public
    Managing BD fee,
Commissions
and Expense
Reimbursements(1)(2)
    Proceeds to
Issuer
 
Per 1 Year Bond     1,000       40.00       960.00  
Per 2 Year Bond     1,000       67.50       932.50  
Per 3 Year Bond     1,000       82.50       917.50  
Average between all terms (3)     1,000       63.34       936.66  
Example if $20,000,000 of Bonds sold at Average fees/expenses (4)     20,000,000       1,266,800       18,733,200  

  

(1) This includes (a) selling commissions of 1.50% on the aggregate gross sales of 1yr bonds, 4.00% on the aggregate gross sales of 2yr bonds, and 5.25% on the aggregate gross sales of 3yr bonds, (b) a Managing Broker Dealer fee of 0.50% on the aggregate gross sales of 1yr bonds, 0.75% on the aggregate gross sales of 2yr bonds, and 1.00% on the aggregate gross sales of 3yr bonds, (c) a Managing Broker Dealer fee payable in connection with the engagement of each soliciting dealer or selling group member equal to up to 1.0% on the aggregate gross sales price of the bonds, (d) a non-accountable expense reimbursement of up to 0.50% of the gross proceeds in the offering payable to Legion and (e) an accountable expense allowance of 0.50% payable to Legion.    See “Use of Proceeds” and “Plan of Distribution” for more information.

 

(2) The table above does not include (a) $15,000 of legal fees and expenses incurred by the Managing Broker Dealer payable in two equal installments, and (b) an annual asset management fee (“Management Fee”) of 1.50% of gross offering proceeds payable to the Legion for ongoing management services and expenses. We anticipate that we will pay the Management Fee for the first year from offering proceeds, and we will pay the Management Fee for subsequent year(s) from cash from operations. There is no guarantee that we will be able to pay the Management Fee from cash from operations. In such event, we will use offering proceeds to pay the Management Fee for subsequent years, to the extent available.

 

(3) The table above shows amounts payable if we sell an equal amount of bonds by term. Actual sales may vary and will increase or decrease total selling commissions accordingly.

 

(4) The table above shows amounts payable if we sell, for example, $20,000,000 of bonds at an equal distribution between bond terms. Actual sales may vary and will increase or decrease total selling commissions accordingly.

 

 

 

Series A Redeemable Preferred Membership Units

 

The Series A Redeemable Preferred Membership Units in Legion (“Redeemable Preferred Stock” or “Shares”) will be offered to prospective investors on a best efforts basis through our Managing Broker Dealer. “Best efforts” means that our Managing Broker Dealer is not obligated to purchase any specific number or dollar amount of Shares but will use its best efforts to sell the Shares. Each share of Redeemable Preferred Stock will have an initial stated value of $1,000 per share (the “Stated Value”), subject to appropriate adjustment upon certain events such as recapitalizations, stock dividends, stock splits, stock combinations, and reclassifications, as set forth in the Certificate of Designation for the Redeemable Preferred Stock. The Shares will be offered and sold publicly at a price of $1,000 per share. The minimum investment amount of Series A Redeemable Preferred Stock is $10,000. The Shares will not be certificated. The Shares rank senior to any issued or unissued common stock or membership units of Finance with respect to payment of dividends and distribution of amounts upon our liquidation, dissolution or winding up, and structurally junior to our Series A Corporate Bonds. Holders of our Series A Redeemable Preferred Stock will have no voting rights.

 

Holders of Redeemable Preferred Stock are entitled to receive, when and as declared by our Board of Directors out of legally available funds, cumulative cash dividends on each share of Redeemable Preferred Stock at a per annum rate of 7.50% of the Stated Value of such share. Dividends are payable in monthly installments on the first day of each month (or the next following business day thereafter in the event such date is not a business day with no additional interest accruing). Dividends on each share of Redeemable Preferred Stock will begin accruing on, and will be cumulative from, the first day of the month following the month in which the subscription for the Shares was completed and accepted by Legion (the “date of issuance”) and regardless of whether our Board of Directors declares and pays such dividends.

 

    Per Share     Maximum
Offering
 
Public Offering Price     1,000       20,000,000  
Selling Commissions(1)     70       1,400,000  
Additional Compensation (2)(3)     47.50       800,000  
Proceeds, before expense, to us (4)     88.25       17,650,000  

 

(1) Selling commissions will equal 7.00% of aggregate gross proceeds of the sale of the Shares.

 

(2) Additional compensation consists of (a) a Managing Broker Dealer fee of 1.25% of on the aggregate gross sales of the Shares, (b) a Managing Broker Dealer fee payable in connection with the engagement of each soliciting dealer or selling group member equal to up to 1.0% on the aggregate gross sales price of the Shares, (c) a non-accountable expense reimbursement of up to 0.50% of gross offering proceeds payable to Legion, and (d) an accountable expense allowance of 0.50% payable to Legion.

 

(3) The table above does not include (a) $15,000 of legal fees and expenses incurred by the Managing Broker Dealer payable in two equal installments, and (b) an annual asset management fee (“Management Fee”) of 1.50% of gross offering proceeds payable to Legion for ongoing management services and expenses. We anticipate that we will pay the Management fee for the first year from offering proceeds, and we will pay the Management Fee for subsequent year(s) from cash from operations. There is no guarantee that we will be able to pay the Management Fee from cash from operations. In such event, we will use offering proceeds to pay the Management Fee for subsequent years, to the extent available.

 

(4) The table above shows amounts payable if we sell, for example, $20,000,000 of Shares. Actual sales may vary and will increase or decrease total selling commissions accordingly.

 

The offering price of the Bonds and Shares has been arbitrarily determined by the Company and bears no relationship to our assets, book value, potential earnings, net worth or any other recognized criteria of value

 

We intend to sell Bonds and Shares, respectively, either through Depository Trust Company, or “DTC,” settlement or through direct settlement (via subscription agreement) with the Company. See the section entitled “Subscription Procedures” for additional information.

 

We expect to commence the sale of the Bonds and Shares, respectively, as of the date on which the offering statement is re-qualified by the SEC. There is no minimum amount of Bonds or Shares, respectively, that must be sold before we can close this offering and use any proceeds. Because there is no minimum offering amount, funds raised may not be sufficient to complete the plans of the Company as set forth in “Use of Proceeds” in this Offering Circular. See “Plan of Distribution” and “Description of Capital” for a description of our capital stock.

 

 

 

THE BONDS AND SHARES OFFERED HEREBY ARE HIGHLY SPECULATIVE AND INVOLVES A HIGH DEGREE OF RISK. INVESTORS SHOULD NOT INVEST ANY FUNDS IN THIS OFFERING UNLESS THEY CAN AFFORD TO LOSE THEIR ENTIRE INVESTMENT. SEE “RISK FACTORS” FOR A DISCUSSION OF CERTAIN RISKS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE PURCHASING ANY BONDS OR SHARES IN THIS OFFERING.

 

THIS OFFERING CIRCULAR IS NOT KNOWN TO CONTAIN AN UNTRUE STATEMENT OF A MATERIAL FACT, NOR TO OMIT MATERIAL FACTS WHICH IF OMITTED, WOULD MAKE THE STATEMENTS HEREIN MISLEADING. IT CONTAINS A FAIR SUMMARY OF THE MATERIAL TERMS OF DOCUMENTS PURPORTED TO BE SUMMARIZED HEREIN. HOWEVER, THIS IS A SUMMARY ONLY AND DOES NOT PURPORT TO BE COMPLETE. ACCORDINGLY, REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE CERTIFICATION OF RIGHTS, PREFERENCES AND PRIVILEGES AND OTHER DOCUMENTS REFERRED TO HEREIN, COPIES OF WHICH ARE ATTACHED HERETO OR WILL BE SUPPLIED UPON REQUEST, FOR THE EXACT TERMS OF SUCH AGREEMENTS AND DOCUMENTS.

 

THE U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION DOES NOT PASS UPON THE MERITS OF OR GIVE ITS APPROVAL TO ANY SECURITIES OFFERED OR THE TERMS OF THE OFFERING, NOR DOES IT PASS UPON THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY OFFERING CIRCULAR OR OTHER SOLICITATION MATERIALS. THESE SECURITIES ARE OFFERED PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION WITH THE COMMISSION; HOWEVER, THE COMMISSION HAS NOT MADE AN INDEPENDENT DETERMINATION THAT THE SECURITIES OFFERED ARE EXEMPT FROM REGISTRATION.

 

GENERALLY, NO SALE MAY BE MADE TO YOU IN THIS OFFERING IF THE AGGREGATE PURCHASE PRICE YOU PAY IS MORE THAN 10% OF THE GREATER OF YOUR ANNUAL INCOME OR NET WORTH. DIFFERENT RULES APPLY TO ACCREDITED INVESTORS AND NON-NATURAL PERSONS. BEFORE MAKING ANY REPRESENTATION THAT YOUR INVESTMENT DOES NOT EXCEED APPLICABLE THRESHOLDS, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO REVIEW RULE 251(d)(2)(i)(C) OF REGULATION A. FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ON INVESTING, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO REFER TO WWW.INVESTOR.GOV.

 

THIS OFFERING CIRCULAR DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION IN ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. NO PERSON HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED TO GIVE ANY INFORMATION OR TO MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS CONCERNING THE COMPANY OTHER THAN THOSE CONTAINED IN THIS OFFERING CIRCULAR, AND IF GIVEN OR MADE, SUCH OTHER INFORMATION OR REPRESENTATION MUST NOT BE RELIED UPON.  

 

This Offering Circular is following the offering circular format described in Part II (a)(1)(ii) of Form 1-A.

 

Offering Circular dated March 20, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

SUMMARY 1
REGULATION A+ 2
THE OFFERING 3
RISK FACTORS 9
CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS 19
DILUTION 20
PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION 20
USE OF PROCEEDS 21
TERMS OF THE OFFERING 22
BUSINESS 27
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY 29
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS 29
DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND SIGNIFICANT EMPLOYEES 32
COMPENSATION OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS 33
SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF MANAGEMENT AND CERTAIN SECURITY HOLDERS 34
INTEREST OF MANAGEMENT AND OTHERS IN CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS 34
DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL 35
MATERIAL U.S. FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSIDERATIONS 36
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 37
EXPERTS 37

 

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This summary highlights information contained elsewhere in this Offering Circular and is qualified in its entirety by the more detailed information and financial statements appearing elsewhere or incorporated by reference in this Offering Circular. This summary does not contain all of the information that you should consider before deciding to invest in our securities. You should read this entire Offering Circular carefully, including the “Risk Factors” section, our historical consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto, and unaudited pro forma financial information, each included elsewhere in this Offering Circular. Unless the context requires otherwise, references in this Offering Circular to “the Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Legion Capital Corporation.

 

SUMMARY

 

This summary highlights information contained elsewhere in this offering circular. This summary does not contain all of the information that you should consider before deciding whether to invest in the Bonds or Redeemable Preferred Stock. You should carefully read this entire offering circular, including the information under the heading “Risk Factors” and all information included in this offering circular.

 

Issuer. Legion is an Orlando, FL based holding company that operates in the areas of real estate and commercial lending, management, marketing, and other and related services. As a commercial real estate lender, Legion specializes in the acquisition, processing, underwriting, operational management and servicing of residential and commercial real estate debt instruments. Its senior management team has a combined 75 years of experience in real estate loan transactions, commercial banking, lending and analyses, regulatory compliance and real estate portfolio management. Legion has significant experience in the marketing and origination of project transactions in which to properly and efficiently evaluate suitable loans for our portfolio. Legion operates as a single segment business in multiple industries. 

  

Legion was originally incorporated as GreenSky Corporation on August 7, 2015 in Delaware and merged with Legion, a Florida Corporation on January 15, 2016. The Company is a holding company with operating subsidiaries in the areas of commercial lending, real estate and real estate services, management and marketing.

 

Legion Finance, LLC (“Finance”), is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company that was formed on December 19, 2019 to originate senior loans collateralized by residential and commercial real estate in the U.S. with a particular focus in the state of Florida. Finance is a single purpose entity and a wholly owned subsidiary of Legion, established for the sole purpose of originating, holding and managing the Loans. Finance will not have any other business purpose or operations other than to originate, hold and manage the Loans. Our business plan is to originate, acquire and manage commercial real estate loans and other commercial real estate-related debt instruments. While adopting a local-first philosophy for real estate lending opportunities, our management team brings over 75 years of combined executive management experience in real estate finance, underwriting, commercial banking, marketing, and strategic advising experience. Our management team intends to actively participate in the servicing and operational oversight of our assets rather than relinquish those responsibilities to a third party.

 

Our lending objective is to preserve and protect our capital while producing attractive risk-adjusted returns generated from current income on our portfolio. 

 

Our principal executive offices are located at 301 Pine St E, suite 850, Orlando, FL 32801. For more information, please visit www.legioncapital.com. The information on, or otherwise accessible through this website does not constitute a part of this offering circular.

  

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The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”). Under the JOBS Act, emerging growth companies can delay adopting new or revised accounting standards issued subsequent to the enactment of the JOBS Act until such time as those standards apply to private companies. The Company has irrevocably elected to avail itself of this exemption from new or revised accounting standards, and, therefore, will not be subject to the same new or revised accounting standards as public companies that are not emerging growth companies.

 

We are an “emerging growth company”, as defined in the JOBS Act, and, for so long as we are an emerging growth company, are eligible to take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies. These include, but are not limited to:

 

  Not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements in the assessment of our internal control over financial reporting;

 

  Not being required to comply with any requirement that may be adopted by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board regarding mandatory audit firm rotation or a supplement to the auditors’ report providing additional information about the audit and the financial statements;

 

  Reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation; and

 

  Exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and stockholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

 

We may remain an “emerging growth company” until as late as the fiscal year-end following the fifth anniversary of the completion of our IPO, though we may cease to be an emerging growth company earlier under certain circumstances, including if (a) we have more than $1.07 billion in annual revenue in any fiscal year, (b) the market value of our common stock that is held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million as of any June 30 or (c) we issue more than $1.0 billion of non-convertible debt over a three-year period.

 

In addition, Section 107 of the JOBS Act provides that an emerging growth company can take advantage of the extended transition period provided in Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), for complying with new or revised accounting standards. In other words, an emerging growth company can delay the adoption of certain accounting standards until those standards would otherwise apply to private companies. 

 

Intellectual Property

 

We have applied for and received a service mark for our name, Legion and Legion Capital, and an associated logo. We have no other intellectual property.

 

REGULATION A+

 

We are offering our Bonds and Shares pursuant to recently adopted rules by the SEC mandated under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012, or the JOBS Act. These offering rules are often referred to as “Regulation A+.” We are relying upon “Tier 2” of Regulation A+, which allows us to offer of up to $50 million in a 12-month period.

 

In accordance with the requirements of Tier 2 of Regulation A+, we will be required to publicly file annual, semiannual, and current event reports with the SEC after the qualification of the offering statement of which this Offering Circular is a part.

 

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THE OFFERING

 

The Bond Offering

 

Issuer Legion Capital Corporation, a Florida Corporation
     
Securities Offered   Up to $40,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Bonds with 1, 2, and 3 year maturity terms.  Sales limited by concurrent sales of Redeemable Preferred Stock in this offering.  Maximum offering amount of both securities combined equals $40,000,000. There is no minimum and no maximum for any particular offering or product.
     
Interest Rate   1 Year: 4.50% per annum
2 Year: 5.75% per annum
3 Year: 6.50% per annum
All interest computed on a 360-day year basis
     
Maturity   You may generally choose maturities for your Bonds of one, two, or three years. Nevertheless, depending on our capital requirements, we may not offer and sell Bonds of all maturities at all times during this offering.
     
Interest Payments   Interest payments will be payable monthly on the 1st of the month (or the next following business day thereafter in the event such date is not a business day with no additional interest accruing), following the first full month of an accepted subscription. Interest will accrue and be paid on a 360-day year basis.
     
Offering Price   $1,000 per Bond
     
Denomination   The minimum purchase amount is $10,000 per Bond term
     
Ranking   The Bonds will be senior secured obligations and will rank:
     
   

pari passu with respect to payment on all other senior secured indebtedness from time to time outstanding;

 

● senior in right of payment to our future indebtedness, if any, from time to time outstanding that is expressly subordinated to the Bonds;

 

● senior to all of our unsecured indebtedness to the extent of the value of the Bonds’ security interest in the collateral owned by us.

 

Security   These Bonds are secured obligations of Legion and will be secured by a first lien on all assets of Finance to be created through use of the net proceeds of this offering.
     
Use of Proceeds   We estimate that the net proceeds we will receive from this Bond offering will be approximately $18,783,333 if the Bonds were sold in equal distributions between 1, 2, and 3-year terms. Actual sales may vary and will increase or decrease net proceeds accordingly based on varied total selling commissions. Net proceeds are estimated after deducting estimated Managing Broker Dealer Fees, selling commissions and payment of the Management Fee to the Company.
     
    We plan to use substantially all of the net proceeds from this offering to originate and make secured real estate mortgage loans and acquire other senior secured real estate debt investments consistent with our lending strategies. We may also use a portion of the net proceeds to pay fees to the Company or its affiliates, for working capital and for other general corporate purposes. See “Use of Proceeds” for additional information.

 

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Liquidity   This is a Tier 2, Regulation A offering where the offered securities will not be listed on a registered national securities exchange upon qualification. This offering is being conducted pursuant to an exemption from registration under Regulation A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. After qualification, we may apply for these qualified securities to be eligible for quotation on an alternative trading system or over the counter market, if we determine that such market is appropriate given the structure of the Bonds and our Company and our business objectives. There is no guarantee that the Bonds will be publicly listed or quoted or that a market will develop for them. Please review carefully “Risk Factors” for more information.
     
Redemption Upon Death, Disability, or Bankruptcy   Within 60 days of the death, total permanent disability or bankruptcy of a Bondholder who is a natural person, the estate of such Bondholder, such Bondholder, or legal representative of such Bondholder may request that we repurchase, in whole or in part and without penalty, the Bonds held by such Bondholder by delivering to us a written notice requesting such Bonds be redeemed. Any such request shall specify the particular event giving rise to the right of the holder or beneficial holder to have his or her Bonds redeemed. If a Bond held jointly by natural persons who are legally married, then such request may be made by (i) the surviving Bondholder upon the death of the spouse, or (ii) the disabled or bankrupt Bondholder (or a legal representative) upon total permanent disability or bankruptcy of the spouse. In the event a Bond is held together by two or more natural persons that are not legally married, neither of these persons shall have the right to request that the Company repurchase such Bond unless each Bondholder has been affected by such an event.
     
    Upon receipt of redemption request in the event of death, total permanent disability or bankruptcy of a Bondholder, we will designate a date for the redemption of such Bonds, which date shall not be later than the 15th day of the month next following the month in which we receive facts or certifications establishing to the reasonable satisfaction of the Company supporting the right to be redeemed. On the designated date, we will redeem such Bonds at a price per Bond that is equal to all accrued and unpaid interest, to but not including the date on which the Bonds are redeemed plus the then outstanding principal amount of such Bond.
     
Call and Redemption Prior to Maturity   We may call and redeem the entire outstanding principal balance and accrued but unpaid interest of any or all of the Bonds at any time without penalty or premium. Bondholders will have no right to require us to redeem any Bond prior to maturity unless the request is due to death, bankruptcy or total permanent disability. “Total permanent disability” is defined as the determination by a physician, approved by us, that a holder of a Bond who is a natural person, and who was gainfully employed at the time of issuance of the Bond (or its renewal date), is unable to work on a full-time basis during a period of 24 consecutive months.
     
    In our sole discretion, we may accommodate other requests to redeem any Bond in whole or in part prior to maturity. If we agree to redeem a Bond upon the request of a Bondholder (other than in connection with death, bankruptcy or total permanent disability), we may impose a redemption fee of 6% against the outstanding principal balance of the Bond redeemed, which fee will be subtracted from the amount paid.

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Automatic Rollover   The Bonds will all automatically roll over or “renew” for successive periods on the identical terms to the original period, unless we call the Bond or the holder of such Bond(s) provides 60 days written notice to the Company, on forms and in such manner as established by the Company from time to time, of the intent of the holder to have the respective Bond not rollover to a successive period, and instead elects to have the Bond paid at original maturity in accordance with its terms. Such Notice shall be provided by certified or U.S. Mail, and postmarked at least 60 days prior to maturity of the Bond, to:
     
   

Legion Capital Corporation

301 E. Pine St. Ste. 850

Orlando, Fl. 32801

Attn: Investor Services

     
Default   In the event of a default in any obligations under the Bonds, we will have a 60 day cure period within which to cure such default prior to action being taken to enforce the provisions of the Bonds or otherwise against the Company.
     
Material Tax Considerations   You should consult your tax advisor concerning the U.S. federal income tax consequences of owning the Bonds considering your own specific situation, as well as consequences arising under the laws of any other taxing jurisdiction you may be subject to.
     
Risk Factors   An investment in the Bonds involves certain risks. You should carefully consider the risks above, as well as other risks described under “Risk Factors” in this offering circular before making an investment decision.
     
Method of Purchase   We intend to sell the Bonds through DTC settlement and through direct settlement with the Company. See “Subscription Procedures” for a description of this settlement method.

 

The Redeemable Preferred Stock Offering

 

Issuer   Legion Capital Corporation, a Florida Corporation.
     
Securities Offered   A maximum of $40,000,000 of Redeemable Preferred Stock in Legion, limited by concurrent sales of the Bonds, with a total maximum offering amount of both securities combined equals $40,000,000.
     
Offering Price   $1,000 per share
     
Denomination   The minimum purchase amount is $10,000 of Redeemable Preferred Stock
     
Dividends   Holders of Redeemable Preferred Stock are entitled to receive, when and as declared by our Board of Directors out of legally available funds, cumulative cash dividends on each share of Redeemable Preferred Stock at an annual rate of 7.50% of the Stated Value of such share.
     
Dividend Payments   Dividends are payable in monthly installments on the first day of each month (or the next following business day thereafter in the event such date is not a business day). Dividends on each share of Redeemable Preferred Stock will begin accruing on, and will be cumulative from, the first day of the month following the month in which the subscription for the Shares was completed and accepted by Legion (the “date of issuance”) and regardless of whether our Board of Directors declares and pays such dividends.
     
Voting Rights   The Redeemable Preferred Stock has no voting right.

 

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Method of Purchase   We intend to sell the Series A Redeemable Preferred Stock through DTC settlement and through direct settlement with the Company. See “Subscription Procedures” for a description of this settlement method.
     
Ranking   The Redeemable Preferred Stock ranks senior to the common stock of the Company. The Redeemable Preferred Stock ranks structurally junior to the Corporate Bonds offered within this offering circular and any other senior indebtedness that the Company may issue from time to time. The Redeemable Preferred Stock will rank pari passu with any other Preferred Stock issued by the Company from time to time.
     
Stated Value   Each share of Redeemable Preferred Stock will have an initial “Stated Value” of $1,000, subject to appropriate adjustment upon certain events such as recapitalizations, stock dividends, stock splits, stock combinations, and reclassifications, as set forth in the Certificate of Designation for the Redeemable Preferred Stock.
     
Use of Proceeds   We estimate that the net proceeds we will receive from this Redeemable Preferred Stock offering will be approximately $17,800,000. Net proceeds are estimated after deducting selling commissions and fees payable to our Managing Broker Dealer and selling group members, and payment of the Management Fee to the Company. There is no aggregate minimum amount of Redeemable Preferred Stock that must be sold before we may access investor funds.
     
    We plan to use substantially all of the net proceeds from this offering to originate and make secured real estate mortgage loans and acquire other senior secured real estate debt investments consistent with our investment strategies. We may also use a portion of the net proceeds to pay fees to our Company or its affiliates, for working capital and for other general working capital purposes. See “Use of Proceeds” for additional information.
     
Liquidity   This is a Tier 2, Regulation A offering where the offered securities will not be listed on a registered national securities exchange upon qualification. This offering is being conducted pursuant to an exemption from registration under Regulation A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. After qualification, we may apply for these qualified securities to be eligible for quotation on an alternative trading system or over the counter market, if we determine that such market is appropriate given the structure of the Redeemable Preferred Stock and our Company and our business objectives. There is no guarantee that the Redeemable Preferred Stock will be publicly listed or quoted or that a market will develop for the shares. Please review carefully “Risk Factors” for more information.
     

Redemption Upon Death,

Disability, or Bankruptcy

  Subject to certain restrictions and conditions, we will also redeem shares of Redeemable Preferred Stock of a holder who is a natural person (including an individual beneficial holder who holds our preferred shares through a custodian or nominee, such as a broker-dealer) upon his or her death, total disability or bankruptcy, within 60 days of our receipt of a written request from the holder or the holder’s estate at a redemption price equal to the Stated Value, plus accrued and unpaid dividends thereon. We will not be obligated in all cases to redeem shares of Redeemable Preferred Stock, whether upon a redemption request by a holder, at the option of the Company, or upon the death, total disability or bankruptcy of a holder. In particular, we will not redeem or repurchase any preferred shares if we are restricted by applicable law or our Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, from making such redemption or to the extent any such redemption would cause or constitute a default under any borrowing agreements to which we or any of our subsidiaries are a party or otherwise bound. In addition, we will have no obligation to redeem preferred shares upon a redemption request made by a holder if, in our sole discretion, we do not have sufficient funds available to fund that redemption.

 

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Optional Redemption By
The Company
  After one year from the date of original issuance of shares of Redeemable Preferred Stock, we will have the right (but not the obligation) to call and redeem, without penalty or premium, such preferred shares at 100% of their stated value, plus any accrued but unpaid dividends thereon.
     
Redemption Request at
the Option of a Holder
  A holder of Redeemable Preferred Stock will have the opportunity to request, once per calendar quarter, that we redeem up to 25% of such holder’s Redeemable Preferred Stock originally purchased from us at a redemption price equal to the Stated Value of such redeemed shares, plus any accrued but unpaid dividends thereon, less the applicable redemption fee (if any). As a percentage of the aggregate redemption price of a holder’s shares to be redeemed, the redemption fee shall be:
     
   

● 12% of the redemption amount if requested and granted during the first 12 months following the original issue of such shares

 

● 10% of the redemption amount if the redemption is requested and granted after the first anniversary and before the second anniversary of the original issuance of such shares.

 

● 8% of the redemption amount if the redemption is requested and granted after the second anniversary and before the third anniversary of the original issuance of such shares.

 

● 5% of the redemption amount if the redemption is requested and granted after the third anniversary and before the fourth anniversary of the original issuance of such shares.

     
   

Beginning four years from the date of original issuance of such Shares, no redemption fee shall be subtracted from the redemption price.

     
    We will not be obligated in all cases to redeem shares of Redeemable Preferred Stock, whether upon a redemption request by a holder, at the option of the Company, or upon the death, total disability or bankruptcy of a holder. In particular, we will not redeem or repurchase any preferred shares if we are restricted by applicable law or our Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, from making such redemption or to the extent any such redemption would cause or constitute a default under any borrowing agreements to which we or any of our subsidiaries are a party or otherwise bound. In addition, we will have no obligation to redeem preferred shares upon a redemption request made by a holder if, in our sole discretion, we do not have sufficient funds available to fund that redemption.

 

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Profit Participation Payment   Holders of Redeemable Preferred Stock are eligible to receive an annual profit participation payment (“Profit Participation Payment”) in an amount between 0% and 10% of the annually audited net income (“Profit”) of the Company subsidiary Finance. Holders will have no rights to participate in other profits of Legion or its affiliates or subsidiaries, only on those profits generated by the particular Loans made by the proceeds of this Offering, specifically held and managed in Finance. This Profit Participation Payment will be payable annually on or before April 15th only to current Redeemable Preferred Stockholders of record that have owned their Shares for a minimum of 9 months prior to April 15th (the “Measuring Period). This profit participation shall be allocated and paid on a pro-rata basis as determined by:
     
    (i) The pro-rata percentage of dollar amount ownership of each individual Holder measured in relation to the total group (based on dollar amount) of Redeemable Preferred Stockholders of record during the Measuring Period; and
     
    (ii) As further pro-rated and measured by the total dollar amount of Redeemable Preferred Stock held during any Measuring Period on a sliding scale ranging from $0 to $40,000,000.  
     
    The Profit Participation Payment will be anywhere from 0% of the Profit if $0 of Redeemable Preferred Stock is owned during the Measuring Period to as much as 10% of the Profit if $40 million of Redeemable Preferred Stock is owned during the Measuring Period, with the actual percentage being tied to the actual dollar amount of Redeemable Preferred Stock held in relation to the actual dollar amount of Bonds held during the Measuring Period.
     
Material Tax Considerations   You should consult your tax advisor concerning the U.S. federal income tax consequences of owning the Redeemable Preferred Stock considering your own specific situation, as well as consequences arising under the laws of any other taxing jurisdiction you may be subject to.
     
Risk Factors   An investment in the Redeemable Preferred Stock involves certain risks. You should carefully consider the risks above, as well as other risks described under “Risk Factors” in this offering circular before making an investment decision.

 

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RISK FACTORS

 

Investing in our Bonds and Shares involves a high degree of risk. You should carefully consider each of the following risks, together with all other information set forth or incorporated by reference in this Offering Circular, including, but not limited to, the consolidated financial statements and the related notes, before making a decision to buy our securities. If any of the following risks actually occurs, our business could be harmed.

 

RISK FACTORS REGARDING OUR COMPANY AND BUSINESS

 

Investments in small businesses and start-up companies are often risky.

 

Small businesses may depend heavily upon a single customer, supplier, or employee whose departure would seriously damage the company’s profitability. The demand for the Company’s product may be seasonal or be impacted by the overall economy, or the company could face other risks that are specific to its industry or type of business. The Company may also have a hard time competing against larger companies who can negotiate for better prices from suppliers, produce goods and services on a large scale more economically, or take advantage of bigger marketing budgets. Furthermore, a small business could face risks from lawsuits, governmental regulations, and other potential impediments to growth.

 

The Company has limited operating history.

 

The Company is still in an early phase and is just beginning to implement its business plan. There can be no assurance that it will ever operate profitably. The likelihood of its success should be considered in light of the problems, expenses, difficulties, complications and delays usually encountered by companies in their early stages of development, with low barriers to entry. The Company may not be successful in attaining the objectives necessary for it to overcome these risks and uncertainties.

 

The Company may need additional capital, which may not be available.

 

The Company may require funds in excess of its existing cash resources to fund operating deficits, develop new products or services, establish and expand its marketing capabilities, and finance general and administrative activities. Due to market conditions at the time the Company may need additional funding, or due to its financial condition at that time, it is possible that the Company will be unable to obtain additional funding as and when it needs it. If the Company is unable to obtain additional funding, it may not be able to repay debts when they are due and payable. If the Company is able to obtain capital it may be on unfavorable terms or terms which excessively dilute then-existing equity holders. If the Company is unable to obtain additional funding as and when needed, it could be forced to delay its development, marketing and expansion efforts and, if it continues to experience losses, potentially cease operations.

 

The Company’s management has broad discretion in how the Company use the net proceeds of an offering.

 

The Company’s management will have considerable discretion over the use of proceeds from their offering. You may not have the opportunity, as part of your investment decision, to assess whether the proceeds are being used appropriately.

 

The Company may not be able to manage its potential growth.

 

For the Company to succeed, it needs to experience significant expansion. There can be no assurance that it will achieve this expansion. This expansion, if accomplished, may place a significant strain on the Company’s management, operational and financial resources. To manage any material growth, the Company will be required to implement operational and financial systems, procedures and controls. It also will be required to expand its finance, administrative and operations staff. There can be no assurance that the Company’s current and planned personnel, systems, procedures and controls will be adequate to support its future operations at any increased level. The Company’s failure to manage growth effectively could have a material adverse effect on its business, results of operations and financial condition.

 

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The Company faces significant competition.

 

The Company faces competition from other companies, some of which might have received more funding than the Company has. One or more of the Company’s competitors could offer services similar to those offered by the Company at significantly lower prices, which would cause downward pressure on the prices the Company would be able to charge for its services. If the Company is not able to charge the prices it anticipates charging for its services, there may be a material adverse effect on the Company’s results of operations and financial condition. In addition, while the Company believes it is well-positioned to be the market leader in its industry, the emergence of one of its existing or future competitors as a market leader may limit the Company’s ability to achieve national brand recognition, which could also have a material adverse effect on the Company’s results of operations and financial condition.

 

The Company’s growth relies on market acceptance.

 

While the Company believes that there will be significant customer demand for its products/services, there is no assurance that there will be broad market acceptance of the Company’s offerings. There also may not be broad market acceptance of the Company’s offerings if its competitors offer products/services which are preferred by prospective customers. In such event, there may be a material adverse effect on the Company’s results of operations and financial condition, and the Company may not be able to achieve its goals.

  

The Company may be unable to repay the debt raised through this offering or redeem the Preferred Shares if an investor desires to be redeemed.

 

As a new company, with limited track record, the Company may face many challenges in gaining market share and achieving sustainable revenues and profitability as a company. As a result, the Company may be unable to repay the money raised through this debt offering, and that could result in a loss of principal to the noteholders. Additionally, the Company may not have the available cash, if and when needed, to redeem any of the Preferred Shares at such time as an investor or investors may desire or request redemption thereof. In such case, the result would be that investors may have their investment funds tied up longer than desired or expected as there is no market for the resale of such investments, and as a result, investors could suffer significant loss of return on investment or principal.

 

Our bonds have an automatic rollover provision and such provision is affected by federal securities laws.

 

The automatic rollover provision of our bonds must comply with federal securities laws. All offers of securities associated with such rollover provisions must registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission or must be made under applicable exemptions from registration under federal law.

 

The Company’s founders, directors and executive officers own or control a majority of the Company.

 

Additionally, the holdings of the Company’s directors and executive officers may increase in the future upon vesting or other maturation of exercise rights under any of the options or warrants they may hold or in the future be granted or if they otherwise acquire additional interest in the Company. The interests of such persons may differ from the interests of the Company’s other stockholders, including purchasers of securities in the offering. As a result, in addition to their board seats and offices, such persons will have significant influence over and control all corporate actions requiring stockholder approval, irrespective of how the Company’s other stockholders, including purchasers in the offering, may vote, including the following actions:

 

  1. to elect or defeat the election of the Company’s directors;

 

  2. to amend or prevent amendment of the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation or By-laws;

 

  3. to effect or prevent a merger, sale of assets or other corporate transaction; and

 

  4. to control the outcome of any other matter submitted to the Company’s stockholders for vote.

 

Such persons’ ownership may discourage a potential acquirer from making a tender offer or otherwise attempting to obtain control of the Company, which in turn could reduce the Company’s stock price or prevent the Company’s stockholders from realizing a premium over the Company’s stock price.

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We must manage our portfolio so that we do not become an investment company that is subject to regulation under the Investment Company Act.

 

We conduct our operations so that we avail ourselves of any and all applicable statutory exclusions of the Investment Company Act of 1940. Because registration as an investment company would significantly affect our ability to engage in certain transactions or be structured in the manner we currently are, we intend to conduct our business so that we will continue to satisfy the requirements to avoid regulation as an investment company. If we do not meet these requirements, we could be forced to alter our investment portfolio by selling or otherwise disposing of a substantial portion of the assets that do not satisfy the applicable requirements or by acquiring a significant position in assets that are qualifying interests. Any such investments may not represent an optimum use of capital when compared to the available investments we and our subsidiaries target pursuant to our investment strategy and present additional risks to us. We continue to analyze our investments and may make certain investments when and if required for compliance purposes. Altering our portfolio in this manner may have an adverse effect on our investments if we are forced to dispose of or acquired assets in an unfavorable market.

 

If it were established that we were an unregistered investment company, there would be a risk that we would be subject to monetary penalties and injunctive relief in an action brought by the SEC, that we would be unable to enforce contracts with third parties, that third parties could seek to obtain rescission of transactions undertaken during the period it was established that we were an unregistered investment company. In order to comply with provisions that allow us to avoid the consequences of registration under the Investment Company Act, we may need to forego otherwise attractive opportunities and limit the manner in which we conduct our operations. Therefore, compliance with the requirements of the Investment Company Act may hinder our ability to operate solely on the basis of maximizing profits.

 

Rapid changes in the values of our other real estate-related investments may make it more difficult for us to maintain our exclusion from regulation under the Investment Company Act.

 

If the market value or income potential of real estate-related investments declines, we may need to alter the mix of our portfolio of assets in order to maintain our exclusion from the Investment Company Act regulation. If the decline in real estate asset values and/or income occurs quickly, this may be especially difficult to accomplish. This difficulty may be exacerbated by the illiquid nature of any non-qualifying assets that we may own. We may have to make investment decisions that we otherwise would not make absent the Investment Company Act considerations. 

 

Rapid changes in the values of our other real estate-related investments may make it more difficult for us to maintain our exclusion from regulation under the Investment Company Act.

 

If the market value or income potential of real estate-related investments declines, we may need to alter the mix of our portfolio of assets in order to maintain our exclusion from the Investment Company Act regulation. If the decline in real estate asset values and/or income occurs quickly, this may be especially difficult to accomplish. This difficulty may be exacerbated by the illiquid nature of any non-qualifying assets that we may own. We may have to make investment decisions that we otherwise would not make absent the Investment Company Act considerations.

 

Our business depends heavily on our officers and directors.

 

Our future ability to execute our business plan depends upon the continued service of our CEO Jim Byrd, our President Paul Carrazzone and our CMO Shane Hackett. If we lost the services of one or more of our key personnel, or if one or more of our executive officers or employees joined a competitor or otherwise competed with us, our business may be adversely affected. We cannot assure that we will be able to retain or replace our key personnel.

 

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If we are unable to retain the members of our management team or attract and retain qualified management team members in the future, our business and growth could suffer.

 

Our success and future growth depend, to a significant degree, on the continued contributions of the members of our management team. Each member of our management team is an at-will employee and may voluntarily terminate his or her employment with us at any time with minimal notice. We also may need to hire additional management team members to adequately manage our growing business. We may not be able to retain or identify and attract additional qualified management team members. Qualified individuals are in high demand, and we may incur significant costs to attract and retain them. If we lose the services of any member of our management team or if we are unable to attract and retain additional qualified senior management teams, our business and growth could suffer. 

 

Our operating results may continue to be adversely affected as a result of unfavorable market, economic, social and political conditions.

 

An unstable global economic, social and political environment may have a negative impact on demand for our services, our business and our operations, including the U.S. economic environment. The economic, social and political environment has or may negatively impact, among other things:

 

  current and future demand for our services;

 

  price competition for our products and services;

 

Our results of operations may be negatively impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

 

In December 2019, the 2019 novel coronavirus surfaced in Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization declared a global emergency on January 30, 2020, with respect to the outbreak and several countries, including the United States, Japan and Australia have initiated travel restrictions to and from China, Korea and Europe. The impacts of the outbreak are unknown and rapidly evolving.

 

A widespread health crisis could adversely affect the global economy, resulting in an economic downturn that could impact demand for our services.

 

To date, the outbreak has not had a material adverse impact on our operations. However, the future impact of the outbreak is highly uncertain and cannot be predicted and there is no assurance that the outbreak will not have a material adverse impact on the future results of the Company. The extent of the impact, if any, will depend on future developments, including actions taken to contain the coronavirus.

 

RISKS RELATED TO REAL ESTATE AND OTHER BUSINESS LOANS AND PROPERTY OWNERSHIP

 

Real estate valuation is inherently subjective and uncertain.

 

We are heavily involved in the real estate development and ownership industry. The valuation of real estate and therefore the valuation of any collateral underlying our loans is inherently subjective due to, among other factors, the individual nature of each property, its location, the expected future rental revenues from that particular property and the valuation methodology adopted. In addition, where we invest in loans for renovation or improvement projects, initial valuations will assume completion of the project. As a result, the valuations of the real estate assets against which we will make or acquire loans are subject to a large degree of uncertainty and are made on the basis of assumptions and methodologies that may not prove to be accurate, particularly in periods of volatility, low transaction flow or restricted debt availability in the commercial or residential real estate markets. This is true regardless of whether we internally perform such valuation or hire a third party to do so.

  

Our loans and investments may be concentrated in terms of geography, asset types, and teams.

 

We are not required to observe specific diversification criteria. Therefore, our investments may be concentrated in certain property types that may be subject to higher risk of default or foreclosure or secured by properties concentrated in a limited number of geographic locations.

 

To the extent that our assets are concentrated in any one region or type of asset, downturns generally relating to such type of asset or region may result in defaults on a number of our investments within a short time period, which could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition. In addition, because of asset concentrations, even modest changes in the value of the underlying real estate assets could have a significant impact on the value of our investment. As a result of any high levels of concentration, any adverse economic, political or other conditions that disproportionately affects those geographic areas or asset classes could have a magnified adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition, and the value of our stockholders’ investments could vary more widely than if we invested in a more diverse portfolio of loans.

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Insurance on loans and real estate collateral may not cover all losses.

 

There are certain types of losses, generally of a catastrophic nature, such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, terrorism or acts of war, which may be uninsurable or not economically insurable. Inflation, changes in building codes and ordinances, environmental considerations and other factors also might result in insurance proceeds insufficient to repair or replace a property if it is damaged or destroyed. Under these circumstances, the insurance proceeds received with respect to a property relating to one of our investments might not be adequate to restore our economic position with respect to our investment. Any uninsured loss could result in the corresponding nonperformance of or loss on our investment related to such property.

  

The impact of any future terrorist attacks and the availability of affordable terrorism insurance expose us to certain risks.

 

Terrorist attacks, the anticipation of any such attacks, and the consequences of any military or other response by the U.S. and its allies may have an adverse impact on the U.S. financial markets and the economy in general. We cannot predict the severity of the effect that any such future events would have on the U.S. financial markets, the economy or our business. Any future terrorist attacks could adversely affect the credit quality of some of our loans and investments. Some of our loans and investments will be more susceptible to such adverse effects than others, particularly those secured by properties in major cities or properties that are prominent landmarks or public attractions. We may suffer losses as a result of the adverse impact of any future terrorist attacks and these losses may adversely impact our results of operations.

 

In addition, the enactment of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, or TRIA, and the subsequent enactment of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015, which extended TRIA through the end of 2020, requires insurers to make terrorism insurance available under their property and casualty insurance policies and provides federal compensation to insurers for insured losses. However, this legislation does not regulate the pricing of such insurance and there is no assurance that this legislation will be extended beyond 2020. The absence of affordable insurance coverage may adversely affect the general real estate lending market, lending volume and the market’s overall liquidity and may reduce the number of suitable investment opportunities available to us and the pace at which we are able to make investments. If the properties that we invest in are unable to obtain affordable insurance coverage, the value of those investments could decline and in the event of an uninsured loss, we could lose all or a portion of our investment.

 

We may need to foreclose on certain of the loans we originate or acquire, which could result in losses that harm our results of operations and financial condition.

 

We may find it necessary or desirable to foreclose on certain of the loans we originate or acquire, and the foreclosure process may be lengthy and expensive. If we foreclose on an asset, we may take title to the property securing that asset, and if we do not or cannot sell the property, we would then come to own and operate it as “real estate owned.” Owning and operating real property involves risks that are different (and in many ways more significant) than the risks faced in owning an asset secured by that property. In addition, we may end up owning a property that we would not otherwise have decided to acquire directly at the price of our original investment or at all, and the liquidation proceeds upon sale of the underlying real estate may not be sufficient to recover our cost basis in the loan, resulting in a loss to us.

 

Whether or not we have participated in the negotiation of the terms of any such loans, we cannot assure you as to the adequacy of the protection of the terms of the applicable loan, including the validity or enforceability of the loan and the maintenance of the anticipated priority and perfection of the applicable security interests. Furthermore, claims may be asserted by lenders or borrowers that might interfere with enforcement of our rights. Borrowers may resist foreclosure actions by asserting numerous claims, counterclaims and defenses against us, including, without limitation, lender liability claims and defenses, even when the assertions may have no basis in fact, in an effort to prolong the foreclosure action and seek to force the lender into a modification of the loan or a favorable buy-out of the borrower’s position in the loan. In some states, foreclosure actions can take several years or more to litigate. At any time prior to or during the foreclosure proceedings, the borrower may file for bankruptcy, which would have the effect of staying the foreclosure actions and further delaying the foreclosure process and could potentially result in a reduction or discharge of a borrower’s debt. Foreclosure may create a negative public perception of the related property, resulting in a diminution of its value. Even if we are successful in foreclosing on a loan, the liquidation proceeds upon sale of the underlying real estate may not be sufficient to recover our cost basis in the loan, resulting in a loss to us. Furthermore, any costs or delays involved in the foreclosure of the loan or a liquidation of the underlying property will further reduce the net sale proceeds and, therefore, increase any such losses to us.

 

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The properties underlying our loans and investments may be subject to unknown liabilities, including environmental liabilities, that could affect the value of these properties and as a result, our investments.

 

Collateral properties underlying our investments may be subject to unknown or unquantifiable liabilities that may adversely affect the value of our investments. Such defects or deficiencies may include title defects, title disputes, liens, servitudes or other encumbrances on the mortgaged properties. The discovery of such unknown defects, deficiencies and liabilities could affect the ability of our borrowers to make payments to us or could affect our ability to foreclose and sell the underlying properties, which could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.

 

Furthermore, to the extent we foreclose on properties with respect to which we have extended loans, we may be subject to environmental liabilities arising from such foreclosed properties. Under various U.S. federal, state and local laws, an owner or operator of real property may become liable for the costs of removal of certain hazardous substances released on its property. These laws often impose liability without regard to whether the owner or operator knew of, or was responsible for, the release of such hazardous substances.

 

If we foreclose on any properties underlying our investments, the presence of hazardous substances on a property may adversely affect our ability to sell the property and we may incur substantial remediation costs, therefore the discovery of material environmental liabilities attached to such properties could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.

 

We may be subject to lender liability claims, and if we are held liable under such claims, we could be subject to losses.

 

In recent years, a number of judicial decisions have upheld the right of borrowers to sue lending institutions on the basis of various evolving legal theories, collectively termed “lender liability.” Generally, lender liability is founded on the premise that a lender has either violated a duty, whether implied or contractual, of good faith and fair dealing owed to the borrower or has assumed a degree of control over the borrower resulting in the creation of a fiduciary duty owed to the borrower or its other creditors or stockholders. We cannot assure prospective investors that such claims will not arise or that we will not be subject to significant liability if a claim of this type did arise.

  

Investments in non-conforming and non-investment grade rated loans involve increased risk of loss.

 

Many of our loans and investments may not conform to conventional loan standards applied by traditional lenders and either will not be rated (as is typically the case for private loans) or will be rated as non-investment grade by the rating agencies. Private loans often are not rated by credit rating agencies. Non-investment grade ratings typically result from the overall leverage of the loans, the lack of a strong operating history for the properties underlying the loans, the borrowers’ credit history, the underlying properties’ cash flow or other factors. As a result, these investments should be expected to have a higher risk of default and loss than investment-grade rated assets. Any loss we incur may be significant and may adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition. There are no limits on the percentage of unrated or non-investment grade rated assets we may hold in our investment portfolio.

 

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OTHER RISKS RELATED TO OUR LOANS

 

Appraisals. In many cases, prior to initiating a mortgage, the Company will perform or require an appraisal of the subject property securing the mortgage on an “as improved basis” to account for the anticipated increase in value from the borrower’s proposed improvement program (or if no such program is contemplated, then on an “existing as-built basis”). Any real estate appraisal is, at best, a reasoned guess as to the market value of the subject real property as of the date of the appraisal and/or as of the date of the anticipated improvements. There is always a risk that scheduled improvements will not be completed, or that if cost overruns occur that completion will be at a greater cost and possibly subject to lien rights in favor of the persons performing such services, which could be superior to the Company’s mortgage rights. Property values fluctuate based upon a variety of economic factors and market conditions. Accordingly, the Company will operate absent any assurance that the estimated values shown within the appraisals upon which it is relying are accurate, or that they will remain accurate over the term of the mortgage. The Company may, in certain circumstances, elect to forego the conducting of an appraisal which may provide less comfort than if an appraisal is in place.

 

Loan to Value. The Company has a guideline to not advance in excess of 60% of loan to orderly liquidation value of the collateral. While this is a guideline, it is not a hard and fast rule and the Company may elect to make advances in excess of this amount in its sole discretion based upon the facts and circumstances related to a proposed loan. As a general rule, the greater the amount of monies advanced relative to the underlying value of a property, the greater the risk of loss should there be a need to liquidate the asset to satisfy the obligation. In addition, as this guideline is a based upon as rehabilitated value, the actual underlying value of a collateral at the time of closing of a Loan may be less than 60% of the Loan, and the enhancement of value is at risk based upon the ability of the owner of the property to rehabilitate or construct the property on budget, on time and in accordance with the plans and specifications of the improvement. This increases the risk of loss if the improvement is not affected in a timely manner, within budget and to specifications.

 

Balloon Payments. Most, if not all, of the mortgages the Company initiates will contain provisions that require the borrower to pay a “balloon” payment on a certain date. A balloon payment is a scheduled loan installment that more commonly represents the full amount of the outstanding debt owed at that time. In the event a borrower misses a balloon payment, is unable to procure a refinance and is additionally unable to sell the Property in a timely fashion, the Company must either exceed the term of the mortgage or foreclose on the Property. Given the current limited availability of financing in the market, typical sources of commercial financing are not as readily available as they were prior to 2008. Accordingly, borrowers may not be able to sell or refinance properties which may prolong the commitment of the Company to a mortgage and ultimately jeopardize the Investors’ capital and/or returns. In addition, as certain of the Properties may not be leased (for example, development properties or residences that are vacant during the improvement period), the Company may be forced to continue to financing holding costs until the Properties can be disposed.

 

Borrower Bankruptcy. In the event a petition under the Bankruptcy Code is filed by or against a borrower who is indebted to the Company, the Company will be prohibited from taking any action to collect or foreclose on its collateral until authorized to do so by the applicable bankruptcy court. Even though, as secured creditors, the Company will be entitled to seek, and may be awarded, relief from such a stay, there can be no assurances that such a relief will be obtained or that there will not be a substantial delay in obtaining relief from the automatic stay. In any event, the inability of the Company to foreclose promptly upon collateral held by the Company may have a material adverse effect on the Company, more specifically, on the Investors’ capital accounts and ultimate returns.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk. The Company may initiate multiple loans with common or affiliated borrowers subject to the lending guidelines outlined in this document. In this event, these could be increased risk to the Company and the Investors’ capital I the event of borrower insolvency.

 

Risk of Second Mortgage Loans. Although the Company anticipates that most of its Loans will be first mortgage loans, it is authorized to make second mortgage loans as well based upon circumstances the Company deems appropriate, and second mortgage loans advances may exceed the amount advanced and secured by first mortgage loans. There is much greater risk to second mortgage loans than first mortgage loans, inasmuch as if there is a default under the first mortgage loan, should the senior lender initiate foreclosure proceedings, in order to avoid loss of its secured loan position, the second mortgage lender may be forced to pay off the first mortgage loan in full. The value of the Property may be less than the first mortgage loan (as may be evidenced by circumstances triggering the default on the senior mortgage), which could result in loss not only of the equity of the Company in a second mortgage loan, but also possible loss of any monies it may pay to pay off the first mortgage loan. Even in the event that there is sufficient equity in a Property to exceed a first mortgage loan, the Company may lack the cash necessary to preserve its equity in its second mortgage position, or there may be insufficient liquidity generally in the marketplace to permit a sale of the Property in a manner which would enable the Company to recoup its investment in a second mortgage loan.

 

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Commercial Borrower Default. The timely repayment of commercial mortgage loans is typically dependent upon the successful operation of the borrower’s business other than on the liquidation value of the underlying real property. However, the Company’s underwriting criteria for initiating mortgages secured by real estate used for commercial purposes (examples would include nursing homes, restaurants and convenience stores) will typically consider the liquidation value of the underlying real property collateral, absent the existing business as a going concern.

 

Delays in effecting development and improvement of properties could adversely impact investor returns. The business plan of the Company assumes rapid deployment by borrowers of available funds following acceptance from subscribers as well as following sale of Properties (through reinvestment in new Loans secured by Properties). Failure to timely locate suitable Loans for investment or delays in closing on such opportunities will adversely impact operations of the Company. In addition, the cycle from acquisition through disposition is contingent in large part upon rapid refurbishment of the Properties to sale ready condition by borrowers. Delays in refurbishment timing due to unavailability of contractors and/or scope of refurbishment being greater than budgeted, could adversely impact velocity of sale of Properties and returns to the Company.

 

The Company will incur obligations to the Company and others which must be paid irrespective of the success of the Loans. The Company will incur obligations in connection with the funding of Loans, the improvement and refurbishment process and the administration of the mortgages, which will be payable irrespective of whether the Properties can be acquired, refurbished and sold at a profit. This could result in losses being incurred by the Company although the Company and its affiliates are being compensated.

  

Investment in properties may be adversely affected by legislative, regulatory, administrative, and enforcement action at the local, state and national levels. The borrowers’ cost of operation of real estate investments may be adversely affected by legislative, regulatory, administrative and enforcement action at the local, state and national levels in the areas, among others, of housing and environmental controls. In addition to possible increasingly restrictive zoning regulations and related land use controls, such restrictions may relate to air and water quality standards, noise pollution, and indirect environmental impacts, such as increased motor vehicle activity. There can be no assurances that the prior or subsequent use of the Properties will not create environmental problems. Various federal, state and local laws impose liability for releases of hazardous substances into the environment. Examples of hazardous substances include asbestos, solvents, petroleum, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and pesticides. Releases may occur due to leaks, spills, emissions, escapes and groundwater injection. Liability under the various environmental laws generally is strict, joint and several between all persons responsible for any part of a release, including the property owner, who could be held responsible for a hazardous substance even after it is removed from his property. Under such environmental laws, current or former owners of real estate which can include the Company, should it foreclose on any Properties, as well as certain other categories of parties, may also be required to investigate and clean up hazardous or toxic substances and may be held liable to a governmental entity or to third-parties for property damage and for investigation and clean-up costs incurred by such parties in connection with the contamination. Accordingly, the borrowers (or the Company should it acquire fee title to a Property) could incur liability under the various environmental laws if a release has occurred or were to occur on Properties and such liability could be significant. In addition, a release of hazardous substances at any of the Properties could adversely affect its value and marketability. There can be no assurance that the borrowers (or the Company should it acquire fee title to a Property) will have the funds necessary to effect any required environmental remediation or to pay any liability related to a violation of any environmental laws, both of which could have a material adverse effect on the financial condition of the Company. Environmental regulations may also have an adverse impact on the availability and price of certain raw materials, such as lumber.

 

Delays in obtaining necessary permits or favorable building code inspections may delay development or improvement and impact the properties and the mortgages. Delays in obtaining, or the inability to obtain, permits or favorable building code inspections necessary under applicable federal, state, or local laws may delay the purchase, improvement, or resales of Properties or prevent their purchase, acquisition or disposition, thereby affecting proceeds to be received from the Company on the mortgages.

 

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Construction and Rehabilitation Loans. Construction and improvement loans are inherently riskier that loans on existing structures and land. Invariably construction and improvement budgets are either unrealistic or unforeseen variables arise prolonging the development and increasing the costs. While funding may implement procedures to manage construction funding loans, there can be no certainty that the Company will not suffer losses on construction loans. In addition, if a builder fails to complete a project, the Company may use its contracts and expertise to complete the project, which will likely result in a substantial increase in costs in excess of the original budget and delays in completion of project. In the event the Company suffers substantial borrower defaults, or is unable to obtain new funds from Investors, the Company may be unable to fund a performing Construction Loan. In this case, a borrower may have a claim against the Company for breach of loan agreement.

 

Environmental Concerns. The real property securing mortgages initiated by the Company may be subject to the Federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”), or other federal, state or local regulations pertaining to the management and disposal of hazardous substances. Pursuant to these regulations, a contamination can give rise to a lien against the subject real property for the purposes of assuring payment of the cost of clean-up. In some states, such liens have priority over existing mortgages. Consequently, in the event the Company initiates a mortgage secured by a contaminated property, or in the event the borrower contaminates the property, this could indirectly result in liability to the Company for the cost of the clean-up. The Company will be relying upon contractual representations from the borrower as to environmental conditions, but is not expected to have independent environmental assessments made on the Properties, which could result in risk to the Company to the effect such representations prove inaccurate and/or the borrower is unable to cost effectively remediate the applicable environmental condition.

   

Geographic Concentration. The Company expects to concentrate its investments in mortgages secured by real property situated in Florida and the southeast. Real estate markets and values in these states may be subject to risks uniquely characteristic of each local economy. Consequently, dramatic recessionary influences affecting these local economies could adversely affect borrower incomes and/or real property values, potentially encumbering the Company’s ability to collect on the mortgages it owns in that area. Furthermore, a widespread natural disaster (such as an earthquake, flood, or volcanic eruption) could simultaneously damage the real properties securing the various mortgages the Company owns in that area, potentially encumbering the Company’s ability to collect on its mortgages.

 

Governmental Regulation. Decisions of federal, state and local authorities may affect the value of the real properties serving as security for mortgages initiated (examples of such decisions would include zoning changes, moratoriums, condemnations for public roadways, changes in municipal boundaries, or changes in land use plans).

 

Higher Than Normal Risk of Borrower Default. Borrowers and purchasers who are obligated under the types of mortgages the Company initiates are sometimes persons who do not qualify for conventional bank financing or who would generally be regarded to be higher risk borrowers. Consequently, conventional mortgage banking philosophy dictates that these borrowers are more likely to default on the repayment of their obligations. In the current economic and lending market, if a borrower defaults it will likely take longer for the Company to find a buyer of a foreclosed property due to the decline in the number of lenders willing to make real estate loans and the increased eligibility standards for borrowers. This in turn would have an impact on Investor returns.

 

Insurance and Casualty Loss. It is the policy of the Company to require fire and/or casualty insurance on property improvements that would be sufficient, together with the value of the underlying land, to pay off all obligations, including the subject mortgage. There are certain disasters, however, for which no insurance is available or for which insurance may be deemed to be too expensive (examples would include flood and earthquake insurance). Furthermore, the Company has no control over the borrower’s actions or the state of the property that might reduce available coverage, call for economically prohibitive premiums, or otherwise render the subject real property uninsurable. In addition, should insurance coverage lapse due to premiums not paid by the borrower, or should a policy be cancelled for other reasons, the Company may not be protected unless substitute or new insurance is in force. In this event, the Company may be required to pay the premiums to maintain such insurance. This could in turn have a negative impact on Investor returns.

 

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Limited or Inaccurate Borrower Information. There can be no assurance that the information provided to the Company will contain all relevant facts about a borrower or that the information will be accurate. Although it will be the Company’s policy to independently obtain a credit report and certain other relevant information relating to each borrower, the Company will not always be able to obtain accurate credit information or to independently verify the information supplied to it by third party providers.

 

Non-Judicial Foreclosures. In the event of a default, the Company will generally file non-judicial foreclosure proceedings against the borrower(s). Non-judicial foreclosure proceedings, which are substantially more expeditious than judicial proceedings, generally prohibit the Company from obtaining a deficiency judgment against the borrower(s), in the event the net proceeds from the sale of the subject real property securing the defaulted mortgage is less than the full amount owed to the Company.

 

Property Taxes and Other Governmental Assessments. Mortgages secured by real property are subject and subordinate to liens for unpaid real property taxes and, in some cases, to levies from local improvement districts (examples would include assessments for local road improvements or for the construction of local sewer facilities). Consequently, the Company may be liable for unpaid property taxes and governmental assessments in the event of a default. This in turn could have a negative impact on Investor returns.

 

Reduced Underwriting Standards. The Company has less stringent underwriting standards as compared to those of the Federal National Mortgage Association (“FNMA”) or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“FHLMC”) with respect to newly originated single-family loans and those of institutional lenders with respect to newly originated commercial mortgage loans. Therefore, necessarily the risk of default on loans made by the Company could be meaningfully higher than those acceptable per FNMA and FHLMC underwriting standards.

 

Value of Security Dependent upon Property Value. There is no guarantee that the Company will recover the full amount owed to the Company on each and every mortgage (including accrued interest, late charges, etc.). In the event of a default, even though the Company may have received an accurate appraisal of the subject real property as of the date of the Company’s initiation of the subject mortgage, events subsequent to the date of the appraisal could have an adverse effect on the value of the subject real property (examples would include a general downward fluctuation in local property values, neighborhood degradation, highway relocations, the borrower’s failure to properly or adequately maintain the subject real property, and damage due to uninsured disasters and losses). In the case that the Company is unable to recover the full amount owed by the borrower, Investor capital and return could be materially affected.

 

Borrower Concentration. The Company may limit its lending activity to a very small number of borrowers, which will subject to the Company to significant risk in the event of financial distress of the borrower(s).

 

Interest Ceilings Under Usury Statutes. The amount of interest which may be charged by the Company on its Loans is limited by state usury laws. Such laws impose penalties on the making of usurious loans, including restitution of excess interest and unenforceability of the debt obligation. While the Company does not intend to make Loans at usurious interest rates, there are uncertainties in determining the legality of interest rates since the interest rate being charged may be increased as a result of imposition of terms requiring payment of interest on accrued interest and this could significantly adversely impact ultimate returns to the Company.

 

RISKS RELATED TO THIS OFFERING

 

There is no minimum capitalization required in this offering. We cannot assure that all or a significant number of Bonds or Shares will be sold in this offering. Investors’ subscription funds will be used by us at our discretion, and no refunds will be given if an inadequate amount of money is raised from this offering to enable us to conduct our business. If we raise less than the entire amount that we are seeking in the offering, then we may not have sufficient capital to meet our operating requirements. We cannot assure that we could obtain additional financing or capital from any source, or that such financing or capital would be available to us on terms acceptable to us. Under such circumstances, investors could lose their investment in us. Furthermore, investors who subscribe for Bonds or Shares in the earlier stages of the offering will assume a greater risk than investors who subscribe for Bonds or Shares later in the offering as subscriptions approach the maximum amount.

 

We determined the price of the Bonds and Shares arbitrarily. The offering price of the Bonds and Shares has been determined by management, and bears no relationship to our assets, book value, potential earnings, net worth or any other recognized criteria of value. We cannot assure that price of the Bonds and Shares is the fair market value of the Bonds and Shares or that investors will earn any profit on them.

 

After the completion of this offering, we may be at an increased risk of securities class action litigation. Historically, securities class action litigation has often been brought against a company following a decline in the market price of its securities. If we were to be sued, it could result in substantial costs and a diversion of management’s attention and resources, which could harm our business.

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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

We make forward-looking statements under the “Summary,” “Risk Factors,” “Business,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and in other sections of this Offering Circular.  In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “may,” “might,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential” or “continue,” and the negative of these terms and other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements, which are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about us, may include projections of our future financial performance based on our growth strategies and anticipated trends in our business. These statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and projections about future events. There are important factors that could cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. In particular, you should consider the numerous risks and uncertainties described under “Risk Factors. 

 

While we believe we have identified material risks, these risks and uncertainties are not exhaustive. Other sections of this Offering Circular describe additional factors that could adversely impact our business and financial performance. Moreover, we operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible to predict all risks and uncertainties, nor can we assess the impact of all factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements.

 

Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance or achievements. Moreover, neither we nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any of these forward-looking statements. You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. We are under no duty to update any of these forward-looking statements after the date of this Offering Circular to conform our prior statements to actual results or revised expectations, and we do not intend to do so.

 

Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about:

 

  our business’ strategies and investment policies;

 

  our business’ financing plans and the availability of capital;

 

  potential growth opportunities available to our business;

 

  the risks associated with potential acquisitions by us;

 

  the recruitment and retention of our officers and employees;

 

  our expected levels of compensation;

 

  the effects of competition on our business; and

 

  the impact of future legislation and regulatory changes on our business.

 

We caution you not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Offering Circular.

 

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DILUTION

 

There is no dilution to our common stock shareholders under this Offering as no common equity is being offered.

 

PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

 

We are offering a combined maximum amount of $40,000,000 of Series A Corporate Bonds (“Bonds”) and Series A Redeemable Preferred Membership Units (“Redeemable Preferred Stock” or “Shares”) on a “no minimum/best efforts” basis (the “Offering”).

 

The purchase price per Bond is $1,000, with a minimum investment amount of $10,000 per Bond term. The purchase price per Share is $1,000, with a minimum investment amount of $10,000.

 

All of our Bonds and Shares are being offered on a “best efforts” basis under Regulation A+ of Section 3(b) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, for Tier 2 offerings. The offering will terminate on the earlier of 12 months from the date this Offering Circular is re-qualified for sale by the SEC (which date may be extended for an additional 90 days in our sole discretion) or the date when all Bonds and Shares have been sold.

 

Managing Broker Dealer Agreement

 

On March 13, 2020, the Company engaged Sequence Financial Specialists LLC, a registered broker-dealer, as its managing broker dealer (the “Managing Broker Dealer”), pursuant to the terms of a Managing Broker Dealer Agreement (the “Managing Broker Dealer Agreement”). Pursuant to the terms of the Managing Broker Dealer Agreement, the Managing Broker Dealer may engage one or more sub-selling agents or selected dealers. Under the terms of its Managing Broker Dealer Agreement with the Company, neither the Managing Broker Dealer nor any sub-selling agent shall have any marketing or sales obligations other than to process indications of interest forwarded to the Managing Broker Dealer or sub-selling agents by the Company or its management. The Managing Broker Dealer is not purchasing any of the Bonds or Shares being offered by the Company, and is not required to sell any specific number or dollar amount of such shares in the offering.

 

Under the terms of its Managing Broker Dealer Agreement, the Company has agreed to pay the Managing Broker Dealer a commission and fee equal to (a) selling commissions of 1.50% on the aggregate gross sales of 1yr bonds, 4.00% on the aggregate gross sales of 2yr bonds, 5.25% on the aggregate gross sales of 3yr bonds, and 7.0% on the aggregate gross sales of Shares (b) a Managing Broker Dealer fee of 0.50% on the aggregate gross sales of 1yr bonds, 0.75% on the aggregate gross sales of 2yr bonds, 1.00% on the aggregate gross sales of 3yr bonds, and 1.25% on the aggregate gross sales of the Shares, and (c) a Managing Broker Dealer fee payable in connection with the engagement of each soliciting dealer or selling group member equal to up to 1.0% on the aggregate gross sales of the bonds or Shares, as applicable. The Company has also agreed to reimburse the Managing Broker Dealer for its reasonable out of pocket legal expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, in an amount not to exceed $15,000.

 

The Managing Broker Dealer and participating broker-dealers, if any, and others shall be indemnified by the Company with respect to the offering and the disclosures made by the Company in its Form 1-A and related Offering Circular.

 

Pending the approval by the FINRA of the compensation arrangements with the Managing Broker Dealer, the Company will only offer and sell its Bonds and Shares, respectively, to potential purchasers who reside in states in which the Company has registered the offering or obtained an exemption from such registration.

 

This summary of the material provisions of the Managing Broker Dealer Agreement do not purport to be a complete statement of their terms and conditions. A copy of the Managing Broker Dealer Agreement has been filed herewith.

 

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USE OF PROCEEDS

 

We estimate that the net proceeds we will receive from this offering will be approximately $18,733,333 from Bond sales and $17,650,000 from Redeemable Preferred Stock sales (assuming $20,000,000 sold of Bond sales and $20,000,000 sold of Redeemable Preferred Stock) ($36,383,200 total) after deducting estimated selling commissions and the Management Fee to Legion. The estimated net proceeds from Bond sales represents the average selling commissions based on an equal distribution of bond sales between 1, 2, and 3-year bond terms. Actual sales may vary and will increase or decrease the total selling commissions and net proceeds accordingly.

 

We plan to use substantially all of the net proceeds from this offering to originate, acquire, and manage senior loans in the residential and commercial real estate marketplace. We may also use a portion of the net proceeds to pay fees the Company or its affiliates, for working capital and for other general corporate purposes, as described in more detail below. Our actual use of offering proceeds will depend upon market conditions, among other considerations.

 

We originate senior loans collateralized by residential and commercial real estate in the U.S. with a particular focus in the state of Florida. We also may originate or acquire other real estate and real estate-related debt assets. The allocation of our capital among our target assets will depend on prevailing market conditions and may change over time in response to different prevailing market conditions, including with respect to interest rates and general economic and credit market conditions. In addition, we also may use the net proceeds from this offering to invest in assets other than our target assets, subject to our exclusion from regulation under the Investment Company Act. Until appropriate investments can be identified, we may invest the net proceeds from this offering in money market funds, bank accounts, overnight repurchase agreements with primary federal reserve bank dealers collateralized by direct U.S. government obligations and other instruments or investments reasonably determined by us that are consistent with our exclusion from regulation under the Investment Company Act. These investments are expected to provide a lower net return than we seek to achieve from our target assets.

 

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TERMS OF THE OFFERING

 

The Bond Offering

 

We are offering Series A Corporate Bonds (“Bonds”) to the public at a price of $1,000 per Bond. Our management team has arbitrarily determined the selling price of the Bonds and such price bears no relationship to our book or asset values, or to any other established criteria for valuing issued or outstanding Bonds.

 

The Bonds are being offered at the following terms and annual interest rates with interest payments made on a monthly basis:

 

Bond Term   Annual Interest Rate  
1 Year     4.50 %
2 Year     5.75 %
3 Year     6.50 %

 

An investor can purchase a Bond under any of the above 3 options or can split the investment into one or more options at his or her choosing, provided, that, each Bond term requires a minimum investment of $10,000. The maturity dates of each Bond sold will be the last day of the month in which the subscription was accepted corresponding with the Bond term in years.

 

By way of example, if any investor purchases $10,000 of a 1 year Bond and $10,000 of a 3 year Bond on January 15, 2020, the investor would receive monthly payments of interest only at 4.50% per annum on the 1 year Bond and 6.50% per annum on the 3 year Bond, and $10,000 of principal would be due in full on January 31, 2021 and $10,000 would be due on January 31, 2023. All monthly payments will be made on the 1st day of every month, in arrears, with partial payment made for the first month if the investment is made on any day other than the 1st day of the month.

 

Interest payments will be payable monthly on the 1st of the month (or the next following business day thereafter in the event such date is not a business day with no additional interest accruing), following the first full month of an accepted subscription. Interest will accrue and be paid on a 360-day year basis.

 

Compensation We Will Pay

 

We will pay selling commissions of 1.50% on 1yr bonds, 4.00% on 2yr bonds, and 5.25% on 3yr bonds, (b) a Managing Broker Dealer fee of 0.50% on the aggregate gross sales of 1yr bonds, 0.75% on the aggregate gross sales of 2yr bonds, and 1.00% on the aggregate gross sales of 3yr bonds, (c) a Managing Broker Dealer fee payable in connection with the engagement of each soliciting dealer or selling group member equal to up to 1.0% on the aggregate gross sales price of the bonds, (d) $15,000 of legal fees and expenses incurred by the Managing Broker Dealer payable in two equal installments, (e) a non-accountable expense reimbursement of up to 0.50% of the gross proceeds in the offering payable to Legion and (f) an accountable expense allowance of 0.50% payable to Legion.

 

Set forth below is a table indicating the estimated compensation and expenses that will be paid in connection with the Bond offering.

 

    Per 1 Yr
Bond
    Per 2 Yr
Bond
    Per 3
yr Bond
    Totals if
$20,000,000
Of Bonds
were sold
 
Gross offering proceeds     1,000       1,000       1,000     $ 20,000,000  
Less offering expenses:                                
Selling Commissions     15       40       52.50     $ 716,667 (1)
Managing Broker Dealer fee     5       7.5       10     $ 150,000 (1)
Soliciting Dealer Fee     10       10       10     $ 200,000  
Non-Accountable Expense Reimbursement     5       5       5     $ 100,000  
Accountable Expense Allowance     5       5       5     $ 100,000  
Remaining Proceeds (3)     960       932.50       917.50     $ 18,733,333 (1)(2)

 

(1) These amounts represent an equal distribution of Bond sales by term. Actual sales may vary and will increase or decrease these amounts accordingly.

 

(2) The table above does not include (a) $15,000 of legal fees and expenses incurred by the Managing Broker Dealer payable in two equal installments, and (b) an annual asset management fee (“Management Fee”) of 1.50% of gross offering proceeds payable to the Legion for ongoing management services and expenses. We anticipate that we will pay the Management Fee for the first year from offering proceeds, and we will pay the Management Fee for subsequent year(s) from cash from operations. There is no guarantee that we will be able to pay the Management Fee from cash from operations. In such event, we will use offering proceeds to pay the Management Fee for subsequent years, to the extent available. The Management Fee will be automatically deferred, and not collected by Legion, during: (i) any period of uncured default in the Bonds; and/or (ii) any period of time during which distributions or dividends to holders of Redeemable Preferred Stock are deferred or not paid.

 

(3) The table above shows amounts payable if we sell, for example, $20,000,000 of bonds at an equal distribution between bond terms. Actual sales may vary and will increase or decrease total selling commissions accordingly.

 

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Automatic Rollover Provisions: The Bonds will all automatically roll over for successive periods on the identical terms to the original period, unless we call the Bond(s) or the holder of such Bond(s) provides 60 days written notice to the Company, on forms and in such manner as established by the Company from time to time, of the intent of the holder to have the respective Bond not rollover to a successive period, and instead elects to have the Bond paid at original maturity in accordance with its terms.

 

Discounts for Bonds Purchased by Certain Persons

 

We may pay reduced or no selling commissions in connection with the sale of the Bonds in this offering to:

 

Clients of an investment advisor registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 or under applicable state securities laws (other than any registered investment advisor that is also registered as a broker-dealer, with the exception of clients who have “wrap” accounts which have asset-based fees with such dually registered investment advisor/broker-dealer);

 

Registered principals or representatives of our manager broker-dealer and selling group members;

 

Our employees and officers or the Company or the affiliates of any of the foregoing entities.

 

The net proceeds to us will not be affected by reducing or eliminating selling commissions or Managing Broker Dealer fees payable in connection with sales to or through the persons described above.

 

The Redeemable Preferred Stock Shares

 

We are offering Series A Preferred Membership Units in Legion, (referred to herein as “Redeemable Preferred Stock” or “Shares”). Our management team has arbitrarily determined the selling price of the Redeemable Preferred Stock Shares and such price bears no relationship to our book or asset values, or to any other established criteria for valuing issued or outstanding Redeemable Preferred Stock.

 

The Redeemable Preferred Stock Shares are being offered with a 7.50% per annum dividend, when and as declared by our Board of Directors out of legally available funds, cumulative cash dividends on each share of Redeemable Preferred Stock. Dividends are payable in monthly installments on the first day of each month (or the next following business day thereafter in the event such date is not a business day with no additional interest accruing). Dividends on each share of Redeemable Preferred Stock will begin accruing on, and will be cumulative from, the first day of the month following the month in which the subscription for the Shares was completed and accepted by Legion (the “date of issuance”) and regardless of whether our Board of Directors declares and pays such dividends.

 

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Holders of Redeemable Preferred Stock are eligible to receive an annual profit participation payment (“Profit Participation Payment”) in an amount between 0% and 10% of the annually audited net income (“Profit”) of the Company subsidiary Finance. Holders will have no rights to participate in other profits of Legion or its affiliates or subsidiaries, only on those profits generated by the particular Loans made by the proceeds of this Offering, specifically held and managed in Finance. This Profit Participation Payment will be payable annually on or before April 15th only to current Redeemable Preferred Stockholders of record that have owned their Shares for a minimum of 9 months prior to April 15th (the “Measuring Period). This profit participation shall be allocated and paid on a pro-rata basis as determined by:

 

(i) The pro-rata percentage of dollar amount ownership of each individual Holder measured in relation to the total group (based on dollar amount) of Redeemable Preferred Stockholders of record during the Measuring Period; and

 

(ii) As further pro-rated and measured by the total dollar amount of Redeemable Preferred Stock held during any Measuring Period on a sliding scale ranging from $0 to $40,000,000.

 

The Profit Participation Payment will be anywhere from 0% of the Profit if $0 of Redeemable Preferred Stock is owned during the Measuring Period to as much as 10% of the Profit if $40 million of Redeemable Preferred Stock is owned during the Measuring Period, with the actual percentage being tied to the actual dollar amount of Redeemable Preferred Stock held in relation to the actual dollar amount of Bonds held during the Measuring Period.

 

Set forth below is a table indicating the estimated compensation and expenses that will be paid in connection with the Redeemable Preferred Stock offering.

 

    Per Share     Maximum
Offering
 
Gross offering proceeds   $ 1,000     $ 20,000,000  
Less offering expenses:                
Selling Commissions (1)     70       1,400,000  
Managing Broker Dealer fee (2)     12.50       250,000  
Soliciting Dealer Fee (2)     10       200,000  
Non-Accountable Expense Reimbursement (2)     5       100,000  
  Accountable Expense Allowance (2)     5       100,000  
Remaining Proceeds (4)   $ 89.75     $ 17,950,000 (3)

 

(1) Selling commissions will equal 7.00% of aggregate gross proceeds of the sale of the Shares.

 

(2) Additional compensation consists of (a) a Managing Broker Dealer fee of 1.25% of on the aggregate gross sales of the Shares, (b) a Managing Broker Dealer Fee payable in connection with the engagement of each soliciting dealer or selling group member equal to up to 1.0% on the aggregate gross sales of Shares, (c) a non-accountable expense reimbursement of up to 0.50% of gross offering proceeds payable to Legion, and (e) an accountable expense allowance of 0.50% payable to Legion.

 

(3) The table above does not include (a) $15,000 of legal fees and expenses incurred by the Managing Broker Dealer payable in two equal installments, and (b) an annual asset management fee (“Management Fee”) of 1.50% of gross offering proceeds payable to the Legion for ongoing management services and expenses. We anticipate that we will pay the Management Fee for the first year from offering proceeds, and we will pay the Management Fee for subsequent year(s) from cash from operations. There is no guarantee that we will be able to pay the Management Fee from cash from operations. In such event, we will use offering proceeds to pay the Management Fee for subsequent years, to the extent available.
   
(4) The table above shows amounts payable if we sell, for example, $20,000,000 of Shares. Actual sales may vary and will increase or decrease total selling commissions accordingly.

 

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Discounts for Redeemable Preferred Stock Shares Purchased by Certain Persons

 

We may pay reduced or no selling commissions in connection with the sale of Redeemable Preferred Stock Shares in this offering to:

 

Clients of an investment advisor registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 or under applicable state securities laws (other than any registered investment advisor that is also registered as a broker-dealer, with the exception of clients who have “wrap” accounts which have asset-based fees with such dually registered investment advisor/broker-dealer);

 

Registered principals or representatives of our manager broker-dealer and selling group members;

 

Our employees and officers or those of our Legion or the affiliates of any of the foregoing entities.

 

The net proceeds to us will not be affected by reducing or eliminating selling commissions or Managing Broker Dealer fee payable in connection with sales to or through the persons described above.

 

Subscription Period

 

The offering will terminate on the earlier of 12 months from the date this Offering Circular is re-qualified for sale by the SEC (which date may be extended for an additional 90 days in our sole discretion) or the date when all Bonds and Shares have been sold.

 

Subscription Procedures

 

We intend to sell the Bonds and Shares through either (i) DTC for soliciting dealers that have DTC execution capabilities once the Bonds and Shares become DTC eligible, and (ii) through direct settlement with the Company.

 

If you decide to subscribe for our Bonds or Shares in this Offering, you should review your subscription agreement. Completed and signed subscription documents shall be either mailed directly to the Company at Legion Finance, LLC, c/o Legion Capital Corporation, 301 E. Pine Street, Suite 850, Orlando, Florida 328021 or sent via electronic correspondence to invest@legioncapital.com. You shall deliver funds by either check, ACH deposit or wire transfer, pursuant to the instructions set forth in the subscription agreement. If a subscription is rejected, all funds will be returned to subscribers. Upon acceptance by us of a subscription, a confirmation of such acceptance will be sent to the subscriber.

 

Any potential investor will have ample time to review the subscription agreement, along with their counsel, prior to making any final investment decision. We shall only deliver such subscription agreement upon request after a potential investor has had ample opportunity to review this Offering Circular.

 

Right to Reject Subscriptions

 

After we receive your complete, executed subscription agreement and the funds required under the subscription agreement have been transferred to our designated account, we have the right to review and accept or reject your subscription in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason. We will return all monies from rejected subscriptions immediately to you, without interest or deduction.

 

Acceptance of Subscriptions

 

Upon our acceptance of a subscription agreement, we will countersign the subscription agreement and issue the Bonds or Shares, as applicable, subscribed at closing. Once you submit the subscription agreement and it is accepted, you may not revoke or change your subscription or request your subscription funds. All accepted subscription agreements are irrevocable.

 

Under Rule 251 of Regulation A, non-accredited, non-natural investors are subject to the investment limitation and may only invest funds which do not exceed ten percent (10%) of the greater of the purchaser’s revenue or net assets (as of the purchaser’s most recent fiscal year end). A non-accredited, natural person may only invest funds which do not exceed ten percent (10%) of the greater of the purchaser’s annual income or net worth (please see below on how to calculate your net worth).

 

NOTE: For the purposes of calculating your net worth, it is defined as the difference between total assets and total liabilities. This calculation must exclude the value of your primary residence and may exclude any indebtedness secured by your primary residence (up to an amount equal to the value of your primary residence). In the case of fiduciary accounts, net worth and/or income suitability requirements may be satisfied by the beneficiary of the account or by the fiduciary if the fiduciary directly or indirectly provides funds for the purchase of the Offered Shares.

 

In order to purchase our Bonds or Shares and prior to the acceptance of any funds from an investor, an investor will be required to represent, to the Company’s satisfaction, that he is either an accredited investor or is in compliance with the ten percent (10%) of net worth or annual income limitation on investment in this Offering.

 

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Investor Suitability Standards

 

As a Tier II, Regulation A offering, investors must comply with the 10% limitation to investment in the offering, as prescribed in Rule 251. Under Rule 251 of Regulation A, non-accredited, non-natural investors are subject to the investment limitation and may only invest funds which do not exceed 10% of the greater of the purchaser’s revenue or net assets (as of the purchaser’s most recent fiscal year end). A non-accredited, natural person may only invest funds which do not exceed 10% of the greater of the purchaser’s annual income or net worth (please see below on how to calculate your net worth).

 

NOTE: For the purposes of calculating your net worth, Net Worth is defined as the difference between total assets and total liabilities. This calculation must exclude the value of your primary residence and may exclude any indebtedness secured by your primary residence (up to an amount equal to the value of your primary residence). In the case of fiduciary accounts, net worth and/or income suitability requirements may be satisfied by the beneficiary of the account or by the fiduciary, if the donor or grantor is the fiduciary and the fiduciary directly or indirectly provides funds for the purchase of the Bonds.

 

The only investor in this offering exempt from this limitation is an accredited investor, an “Accredited Investor,” as defined under Rule 501 of Regulation D. If you meet one of the following tests you qualify as an Accredited Investor:

 

(i) You are a natural person who has had individual income in excess of $200,000 in each of the two most recent years, or joint income with your spouse in excess of $300,000 in each of these years, and have a reasonable expectation of reaching the same income level in the current year;

 

(ii) You are a natural person and your individual net worth, or joint net worth with your spouse, exceeds $1,000,000 at the time you purchase the Bonds (please see below on how to calculate your net worth);

 

(iii) You are an executive officer or general partner of the issuer or a management team or executive officer of the general partner of the issuer;

 

(iv) You are an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, the Code, a corporation, a Massachusetts or similar business trust or a partnership, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the Bonds, with total assets in excess of $5,000,000;

 

(v) You are a bank or a savings and loan association or other institution as defined in the Securities Act, a broker or dealer registered pursuant to Section 15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Exchange Act, an insurance company as defined by the Securities Act, an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, the Investment Company Act, or a business development company as defined in that act, any Small Business Investment Company licensed by the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 or a private business development company as defined in the Investment Advisers Act of 1940;

 

(vi) You are an entity (including an Individual Retirement Account trust) in which each equity owner is an accredited investor;

 

(vii) You are a trust with total assets in excess of $5,000,000, your purchase of the Bonds is directed by a person who either alone or with his purchaser representative(s) (as defined in Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act) has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that he is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment, and you were not formed for the specific purpose of investing in the Bonds; or

 

(viii) You are a plan established and maintained by a state, its political subdivisions, or any agency or instrumentality of a state or its political subdivisions, for the benefit of its employees, if such plan has assets in excess of $5,000,000.

 

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BUSINESS

 

Our Company

 

Legion is a holding company with operating subsidiaries in the areas of commercial lending, real estate and real estate services, management and marketing.

 

Our subsidiary, Finance, a Florida limited liability company was formed on December 19, 2019 to originate senior loans collateralized by residential and commercial real estate in the U.S. with a particular focus in the state of Florida. Our business plan is to originate, acquire and manage commercial real estate loans and other commercial real estate-related debt instruments. While adopting a local-first philosophy for real estate lending opportunities, our management team brings over 75 years of combined executive management experience in real estate finance, underwriting, commercial banking, marketing, and strategic advising experience. Our management team intends to actively participate in the servicing and operational oversight of our assets rather than relinquish those responsibilities to a third party.

 

Our investment objective is to preserve and protect our capital while producing attractive risk-adjusted returns generated from current income on our portfolio. Our investment strategy is to originate, acquire, and manage senior loans and to monetize real estate title, marketing, and management services affiliated with those loans.

  

We currently have 13 full-time employees. Our principal executive offices are located at 301 E. Pine Street, Suite 850, Orlando, FL 32801. For more information, please visit www.legioncapital.com. The information on, or otherwise accessible through this website does not constitute a part of this offering circular.

 

Our Lending Business

 

We typically deploy a three-tiered approach to our lending practice, as follows:

 

Legion makes a standard secured commercial loan to the project, secured by a first mortgage or lien on the asset or property. This secured loan is typically at no more than 60% loan to current appraised value, meaning we require the borrower to have at least 40% equity in the project.

 

We create revenue from the transaction in three (3) ways:

 

1. Origination fees, due diligence fees, loan servicing fees and related services provided on a fee basis.

 

2. Interest on the loan at the contracted interest rate.

 

3. Participation fees in the property or project, typically on a per unit sale basis or other form of revenue sharing or success fee.

 

We recognize revenue associated with these various service fees and participation fees at the time such fees are deemed earned in accordance with the particular loan agreement with our borrower.

 

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Investment Approach and Guidelines

 

Our investment strategy is to originate short-term, high-yielding senior loans collateralized by income producing residential and commercial real estate assets to established and qualified real estate developers and operators at reasonable loan-to-value ratios which will be vetted through our underwriting process. We intend to focus on transactions that meet our underwriting risk parameters, but do not meet the typical conforming standards of traditional banks and lenders. We intend to follow the guidelines below while originating commercial loans:

 

Lien Position: We intend to originate loans where we will have a first/senior lien position. Except in rare circumstances, we do not intend to make junior or mezzanine loans.

 

Concentration: We intend for senior secured commercial real estate loans originated by us to generally range between $250,000 and $5,000,000. We will consider loans larger than $5,000,000 in a club deal or co-invest structure. We expect no loan or co-investment will exceed 15% of our capital, unless we are in our first 24 months of active operations or our management team determines that such an investment is in our best interest.

 

Assets Classes: We intend to originate loans secured by residential and commercial properties including, but not limited to, single family, multifamily, office, hospitality, industrial, mixed-use, manufactured housing, developable land, and or any combination thereof.

 

Geography: Although our initial focus will be on Florida based loans, we may originate loans secured by assets located in the top 200 Metropolitan Statistical Areas, or “MSAs,” within the United States, which is defined as one or more adjacent counties that have at least one urban core area of at least a population of 50,000, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration as measured by commuting ties. While we intend to deploy a local-first investment strategy focusing on the state of Florida, opportunities will be evaluated in all of the top 200 MSAs. We do not intend to originate loans secured by assets in regions classified as agricultural or outside of the U.S. or its immediate territories.

   

Borrower Structure and Guarantee: We intend for the borrower of record to be a fully registered, active corporation or limited liability company. We do not intend to lend to individuals. At times, we will full or partial recourse from both the entity and its key principals to be standard for each loan.

 

Collateral: We intend to record a security interest in all real property used as collateral for the loan, as well as a UCC-1 filing on all chattel and other borrower assets.

 

Loan-to-Value and Loan-to-Cost: We do not intend for the loan-to-value, or “LTV,” of the assets securing our loans to exceed 60% of the projected value in the case of a rehabilitation or sale price in the case of a purchase transaction. On occasion we may elect to exceed the 60% LTV if we believe the transaction circumstances warrant the additional risk.

 

Term: We intend that the loans originated or purchased by the Company will have terms of 12-36 months with varied options for extension which trigger additional borrower origination fees and higher interest rates.

 

Loan Fees & Interest Income: We intend to use all loan fees, origination fees, interest income and extension fees payable to us as a means to pay the debt service obligations on the Bonds.

 

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Management Team

 

Our management team brings over 75 years of combined executive management experience in real estate finance, underwriting, commercial banking, marketing, and strategic advising experience. The Company employs a team of professionals with field experience implementing deal structuring strategies, terms, and operational efficiencies to create value.

 

Deal Flow

 

Our management team is well known in the industry and has cultivated meaningful relationships with banks, brokers and borrowers by establishing themselves as a key player for funding real estate investments which allows us to have a “first look” at these opportunities before deals are brought to the market. The deal flow network is constantly being expanded as this system is being implemented into other key markets for real estate opportunities. The principals of Legion have an intimate knowledge of our market. Deals that come into our deal flow are initially evaluated on location, asset type, collateral value, and asset quality. Deals that qualify then move through the process with strict adherence to multiple reviews in every phase of the process, including initial evaluation, due diligence, underwriting and closing. At the initial evaluation, exit strategies are discussed and defined with the borrowers and potential take out or refinance partners.

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY

 

We do not own any plants or facilities. We sublease our office space from a company owned by our Chairman and CEO, on a month to month basis as more specifically described in Footnote 13 to our Financial Statements attached to this Offering Circular.

 

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS OF LEGION

 

Results of Operations

 

During the 2017 and 2018 fiscal years, the Company grew its revenues from $942,487 in fiscal year 2017 to $6,829,833 in fiscal year 2018, and reduced its operating loss (not including preferred dividends paid) from $3,519,476 in fiscal year 2017 to $3,296,482 in fiscal year 2018.

 

For the six month periods ending June 30, 2017 and June 30, 2018 respectively, the Company had decreased revenue from $2,630,298 for June 30, 2018 to $2,133,734 for June 30, 2019, but we reduced our net loss (not including preferred dividends paid) during the same time periods, from $1,911,967 for the period ending June 30, 2018 to $1,248,286 for the period ending June 30, 2019. This improved profitability (reduced loss) is a result of our business becoming more streamlined as we focus on commercial lending and related service activities. We expect this trend to continue through the remainder of 2019 and into 2020 as we continue to grow our revenue base and gross operating profit while striving to maintain a more streamlined operating structure and attendant operating costs.

 

We experienced revenue from the sale of certain equity holdings we owned in certain projects in 2017 and 2018 of $20,000 and $1,695,182 respectively.

 

The foregoing equity sales were isolated in the sense that the Company no longer seeks to acquire an equity stake in the company it funds as a commercial lender, rather we make revenue based on interest, origination and due diligence fees, service fees and participation fees related to commercial loan transactions, therefore, we expect a trend of discontinued revenue associated with the sale of equity.

 

In 2017, our weighted average cost of funds was 10.05% per annum and in 2018 it was 8.88% per annum. In 2017 our weighted average yield on loans receivable was 13.61% per annum and in 2018 it was 11.18% per annum.

 

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Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 compared with Six Months Ended June 30, 2018

 

Gross revenue: For the six-month period ended June 30, 2019, gross revenue was $2,133,734, compared to $2,630,298 for the six month period ended June 30, 2018, a decrease of $496,564. This decrease was primarily due to decreased sales in our Dorman – Willis Motors, Inc. business for the relative periods.

 

Gross profit: The consolidated gross profit decreased by $385,338, or 26% from $1,455,572 to $1,070,234 from the six-month period ended June 30, 2018 and June 30, 2019 respectively. This decrease in gross profit was primarily due to decreased automobile sales as well as a decrease in interest income in our lending business.

 

General and administrative: The consolidated general and administrative expenses decreased by $1,040,783 to $1,612,363 for the six months ended June 30, 2019 from $2,653,146 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The decrease is primarily due to us streamlining portions of our business operations to focus on our core and most profitable and potentially profitable businesses.

 

Bad Debt Expense: Bad debt expense decreased by $223,067 to -0- for the six months ended June 30, 2019, from $223,067 for the six-month period ended June 30, 2018.

 

Loss on sale of assets: The consolidated loss on sale of assets decreased by $55,360 to -0- or 100%, for the six months ended June 30, 2019 from $55,360 for the six months ended June 30, 2018.

 

Interest expense: The consolidated interest expense increased by $342,192 or 58% to $592,530 for the six months ended June 30, 2019 from $250,338 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The increase is primarily due to the increase in the Company’s long-term debt.

 

Net loss: Net loss decreased by $663,681, or 35%, to $1,248,286 for the six months ended June 30, 2019 from a net loss of $1,911,967 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The decrease in net loss is primarily due to our streamlined business focus and operations in 2019.

 

The following table summarizes our gross revenue, operating expenses, and net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and June 30, 2018.

 

The table below sets forth line items from the Company’s unaudited consolidated Statements of Operations.

 

    June 30,
2019
    June 30,
2018
 
          (restated)  
Revenue            
Management fees   $ 148     $ -  
Automotive sales and services     1,137,760       1,446,279  
Due diligence fees     45,000       115,000  
Interest income     422,539       586,518  
Marketing fees     15,349       18,597  
Origination fees     234,370       102,613  
Other     278,568       361,291  
      2,133,734       2,630,298  
                 
Less: cost of sales                
Automotive sales and service     1,063,500       1,174,726  
                 
Gross profit     1,070,234       1,455,572  
                 
Expenses:                
Selling expenses     (113,627 )     (243,094 )
Bad debt expense     -       (223,067 )
General and administrative Expense     (1,612,363 )     (2,653,146 )
                 
Operating loss     (655,756 )     (1,663,735 )
                 
Other income (expense)                
Interest expense     (592,530 )     (250,338 )
Other income     -       57,466  
Loss on sale of assets     -       (55,360 )
                 
Total other income (expense)     (592,530 )     (248,232 )
                 
Net loss     (1,248,286 )     (1,911,967 )
                 
Less: Preferred membership units of subsidiary dividends     (396,945 )     (402,527 )
                 
Net Loss - common shareholders   $ (1,645,231 )   $ (2,314,494 )

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

As of June 30, 2019, we had a cash balance of $298,222. During the six months ended June 30, 2019, we used approximately $3,559,000 in cash for operating activities, were provided approximately $11,000 in cash from investing activities, and were provided with approximately $3,548,000 through financing activities.

 

Our primary uses of cash were for expanding our lending business by making new and increased loans, marketing and working capital. The main source of cash was from private debt issuance. The following trends are reasonably likely to result in a material decrease in our liquidity over the near to long term:

 

  Continued expansion of our lending business by loaning out our capital on short and long term illiquid transactions,
     
  Addition of administrative and sales personnel as the business grows,
     
  Increases in advertising, public relations and sales promotions as we expand operations,
     
  An increase in working capital requirements,
     
  The cost of being a public reporting company and the continued increase in costs due to governmental compliance activities.

 

We expect to finance our operations primarily through our existing cash, our operational revenues and any future financing.  We expect to use both equity and debt financing from time to time. We have no limits on the amount of leverage we may employ. In general, we intend to pay debt service from operational cash flow, but we also expect to need to raise additional capital to meet our obligations and to fully implement our business plan. Potential future sources of capital include secured or unsecured financings from banks or other lenders, and additional debt and/or equity offerings. However, there is no assurance we will be able to obtain such capital on satisfactory terms or at all. Additionally, no assurance can be given that any such financing, if obtained, will be adequate to meet our capital needs. If adequate capital cannot be obtained on a timely basis and on satisfactory terms, our operations would be materially negatively impacted.

 

Off Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We do not have any off - balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, sales or expenses, results of operations, liquidity or capital expenditures, or capital resources that are material to an investment in our securities.

  

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DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND SIGNIFICANT EMPLOYEES

 

Directors and Executive Officers

 

The following table sets forth the name, age, and position of our executive officers and directors. Executive officers are elected annually by our Board of Directors.  Each executive officer holds his office until he resigns, is removed by the Board, or his successor is elected and qualified.  Directors are elected annually by our shareholders at the annual meeting.  Each director holds his office until his successor is elected and qualified or his earlier resignation or removal.

 

Name   Age   Position
James S. Byrd, Jr.   60   Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Paul Carrazzone   61   President, Director
Douglas S. Hackett   56   Chief Marketing Officer, Director

   

James S. Byrd, Jr (Chairman& CEO) Jim is a veteran corporate and securities attorney and venture capital executive. He has built, advised and managed numerous companies, from start up to publicly trading company in his distinguished 30-year career. Extensive experience in going public and venture capital transactions and has tried cases in both State and Federal Courts, as well as in front of FINRA, the Florida Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals. Chairman, CEO and Director of numerous private and public companies, including Vice Chairman of Success Magazine, N.Y. (1998-2000). During the past 5 years, Jim has held the following positions.

 

Legion Capital Corporation – Chairman and CEO – 2015-Present

Byrd & Byrd, PL – law firm – Partner/Owner 2012-2014

James S. Byrd, PA, - law firm 2014 – Present – Owner

Engage Mobility, Inc., - mobile technology company – 2012 – 2015 – Chairman and CEO

 

Jim has been a director of the above listed companies during the past 5 years.

 

Paul F. Carrazzone (President& Director) Paul Carrazzone has over 30 years’ experience in real estate transactions. His expertise ranges from lending to leasing, and from property management to ownership/development. Mr. Carrazzone began his career in commercial banking in which he had direct responsibility on loan transactions ranging from a few million dollars to over a billion dollars. In addition to developing and managing a specialized loan portfolio, Mr. Carrazzone also was a member of the bank’s real estate loan committee. Subsequent to his years in banking, Mr. Carrazzone has been an active investor and developer in various residential and commercial real estate projects. In the past few years prior to joining Legion, Mr. Carrazzone has focused much of his consulting, underwriting, and investment expertise on real estate projects in Florida.

 

In the last five years, Paul has been engaged in the following businesses:

 

2017 – 2019 Legion Capital Corporation, first as a consultant and was appointed President as of 2019. 

2014 – 2019 Managing personal and family investments in the areas of real estate, land use, lending and related businesses.

 

Douglas S. Hackett (Director& CMO) Shane is a 25-year media, marketing and public company executive. Shane is widely renowned as a direct marketing expert having founded, built and managed multiple broadcast, technology, marketing and training companies. The current Chairman of the Board at Market Leverage, a previous Inc. 100 Advertising Firm and Fortune 5000 fastest growing company, Shane has also owned multiple radio stations and was the producer and creator of “Baseball Sunday with Joe Garagiola,” “Football Sunday” and “NBA Basketball Sunday. Shane has held the following positions in the last 5 years.

 

Legion Capital Corporation – CMO – 2015 – Present

Engage Mobility – President – 2012 – 2015

Market Leverage, LLC – marketing company – Chairman – 2012-Present

Heartland Soccer Association – Soccer Association – Director – 2012 – Present

 

Shane has been a director of the above listed companies during the past 5 years.  

 

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Family Relationships

 

There are no family relationships among any of the directors and executive officers.

 

Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings

 

Our directors and officers have not been convicted in a criminal proceeding, excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors, nor have been a party to any judicial or administrative proceeding during the past ten years that resulted in a judgment, decree or final order enjoining the person from future violations of, or prohibiting activities subject to, federal or state securities laws, or a finding of any violation of federal or state securities laws, except for matters that were dismissed without sanction or settlement. Except as set forth in our discussion below in “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions,” our directors and officers have not been involved in any transactions with us or any of our affiliates or associates which are required to be disclosed pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC.

 

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

 

To date, we have not adopted a code of business conduct and ethics for our management and employees. We intend to adopt one in the near future.

 

COMPENSATION OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

 

Executive Compensation

 

Name and Principal Position   Year
Ended
  Salary
($)
    Non-
Qualified
Deferred
Compensation
Earnings
($)
    All Other
Compensation
($)
    Total
($)
 
James S. Byrd, Jr/CEO/Chairman   2018   $ 180,000             0            0       180,000  
Douglas S. Hackett/CMO/Director   2018   $ 120,000       0       0       120,000  
Paul Carrazzone   2018   $ 180,000       0       0       180,000  

 

Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings

 

There have been no events under any bankruptcy act, no criminal proceedings, no judgments, injunctions, orders or decrees material to the evaluation of the ability and integrity of any of our directors, executive officers, promoters or control persons during the past ten years.

 

Employment Agreements

 

We have not entered into employment agreements with any of our employees, officers and directors.

 

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SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF MANAGEMENT AND CERTAIN SECURITYHOLDERS

 

Principal Stockholders

 

The following table sets forth information as to the shares of common stock beneficially owned as of December 31, 2019 by (i) each person known to us to be the beneficial owner of more than 5% of our common stock; (ii) each Director; (iii) each Executive Officer; and (iv) all of our Directors and Executive Officers as a group.  Unless otherwise indicated in the footnotes following the table, the persons as to whom the information is given had sole voting and investment power over the Bonds of common stock shown as beneficially owned by them. Beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act, which generally means that shares of common stock subject to options currently exercisable or exercisable within 60 days of the date hereof are considered to be beneficially owned, including for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of the person holding such options, but are not considered outstanding when computing the percentage ownership of each other person. The footnotes below indicate the amount of unvested options for each person in the table. None of these unvested options vest within 60 days of the date hereof.

 

Byrd & Company (James Byrd)     4,000,000  
Douglas S. Hackett     4,000,000  
Paul F. Carrazzone     2,000,000  
Total of Officers and Directors as a Group     10,000,000  

 

INTEREST OF MANAGEMENT AND OTHERS IN CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS

 

The Company leases its office under a month to month lease with a company controlled by the Company CEO, for monthly payments of $5,319 plus sales tax and parking costs.

 

In January 2017, the Company signed an office lease in California, for a monthly rent of approximately $1,800. The lease expired In September 2018. 

 

In 2018 and through June 30, 2019, the Company leased commercial property for the Dorman Willis automobile dealership at the rate of $2,500 per month, on a month to month basis. As of July 1, 2019, the Company no longer owned controlling interest in that business. 

 

Rent expense for the above leases was $110,713 and $93,737 for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. 

 

On December 28, 2016, Legion Select Venture Fund, LLC (the “Fund”), a Fund managed by James Byrd, Joseph Hilton (“Hilton”) and Shane Hackett entered into asset purchase agreement, to acquire all assets of SOS Network, Inc. 

 

As of March 21, 2017, Hilton Institute of Business, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, paid a total of $475,730 to the Fund, for 100% of the assets of the SOS business, and the Fund retained no interest in these assets. 

 

Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year End 

 

As of December 31, 2019, we have 2,503,067 million stock options outstanding in favor of BGA Holdings, LLC (managed by Joseph B. Hilton), as follows: 

 

1,503,067 million at $1 per share, fully vested, 10-year term (subject to a 5-year lock-up)

 

500,000 at $1.25 per share, not vested, 10-year term (subject to a 5-year lock-up)

 

500,000 at $1.75 per share, not vested, 10-year term (subject to a 5-year lock-up)

 

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DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL 

 

The following summary is a description of the material terms of our capital stock and is not complete. You should also refer to our articles of incorporation, as amended and our bylaws, as amended, and certificate of designations, which are included as exhibits to the offering statement of which this Offering Circular forms a part. 

 

General

 

Our authorized capital stock consists of 100,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0 and 0 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.01. As of the date of this Offering Circular, there are 16,432,268 shares of our common stock issued and outstanding and no shares of preferred stock issued and outstanding. 

 

Legion Capital Corporation Preferred Stock: Legion has 4,000 shares of Series A Redeemable Preferred Stock authorized, with a stated value of $1,000 per share. 

 

Transfer Agent 

 

The transfer agent for our Redeemable Preferred Stock is ClearTrust, LLC.

 

Limitations on Liability and Indemnification of Officers and Directors 

 

Florida law authorizes corporations to limit or eliminate (with a few exceptions) the personal liability of directors to corporations and their stockholders for monetary damages for breaches of directors’ fiduciary duties as directors. Our articles of incorporation and bylaws include provisions that eliminate, to the extent allowable under Florida law, the personal liability of directors or officers for monetary damages for actions taken as a director or officer, as the case may be. Our articles of incorporation and bylaws also provide that we must indemnify and advance reasonable expenses to our directors and officers to the fullest extent permitted by Florida law.  We are also expressly authorized to carry directors’ and officers’ insurance for our directors, officers, employees and agents for some liabilities.  We currently maintain directors’ and officers’ insurance covering certain liabilities that may be incurred by directors and officers in the performance of their duties. 

 

The limitation of liability and indemnification provisions in our articles of incorporation and bylaws may discourage stockholders from bringing a lawsuit against directors for breach of their fiduciary duty.  These provisions may also have the effect of reducing the likelihood of derivative litigation against directors and officers, even though such an action, if successful, might otherwise benefit us and our stockholders.  In addition, your investment may be adversely affected to the extent that, in a class action or direct suit, we pay the costs of settlement and damage awards against directors and officers pursuant to the indemnification provisions in our articles of incorporation and bylaws. 

 

There is currently no pending litigation or proceeding involving any of directors, officers or employees for which indemnification is sought.  

 

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MATERIAL U.S. FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSIDERATIONS

 

The following discussion is a summary of certain material U.S. federal income tax consequences relevant to the purchase, ownership and disposition of the Bonds, but does not purport to be a complete analysis of all potential tax consequences. The discussion is based upon the Code, current, temporary and proposed U.S. Treasury regulations issued under the Code, or collectively the Treasury Regulations, the legislative history of the Code, IRS rulings, pronouncements, interpretations and practices, and judicial decisions now in effect, all of which are subject to change at any time. Any such change may be applied retroactively in a manner that could adversely affect a Bondholder. This discussion does not address all of the U.S. federal income tax consequences that may be relevant to a holder in light of such Bondholder’s particular circumstances or to Bondholders subject to special rules, including, without limitation:

 

  A broker-dealer or a dealer in securities or currencies;

 

  An S corporation;

 

  A bank, thrift or other financial institution;

 

  A regulated investment company or a real estate investment trust;

 

  An insurance company;

 

  A tax-exempt organization;

 

  A person subject to the alternative minimum tax provisions of the Code;

 

  A person holding the Bonds or Redeemable Preferred Stock as part of a hedge, straddle, conversion, integrated or other risk reduction or constructive sale transaction;

 

  A partnership or other pass-through entity;

 

  A person deemed to sell the Bonds or Redeemable Preferred Stock under the constructive sale provisions of the Code;

 

  A U.S. person whose “functional currency” is not the U.S. dollar; or

 

  A U.S. expatriate or former long-term resident.

 

In addition, this discussion is limited to persons that purchase the Bonds or Redeemable Preferred Stock in this offering for cash and that hold the Bonds or Redeemable Preferred Stock as “capital assets” within the meaning of Section 1221 of the Code (generally, property held for investment). This discussion does not address the effect of any applicable state, local, non-U.S. or other tax laws, including gift and estate tax laws.

 

As used herein, “U.S. Holder” means a beneficial owner of the Bonds or Redeemable Preferred Stock this is, for U.S. federal income tax purposes:

 

  an individual who is a citizen or resident of the U.S.;

 

  a corporation (or other entity treated as a corporation for US. Federal income tax purposes) created or organized in or under the laws of the U.S., any state thereof or the District of Columbia;

 

  an estate, the income of which is subject U.S. federal income tax regardless of its source; or

 

  a trust (1) is subject to the primary supervision of a U.S. court and the control of one or more U.S persons that have the authority to control all substantial decision of the trust, or (2) has a valid election in effect under applicable Treasury Regulations to be treated as a U.S. person.

 

If an entity treated as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes holds the Bonds or Redeemable Preferred Stock, the tax treatment of an owner of the entity generally will depend upon the status of the particular owner and the activities of the entity. If you are an owner of an entity treated as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes, you should consult your tax advisor regarding the tax consequences of the purchase, ownership and disposition of the Bonds or Redeemable Preferred Stock.

 

We have not sought and will not seek any rulings from the IRS with respect to the matters discussed herein. There can be no assurance that the IRS will not take a different position concerning the tax consequences of the purchase, ownership or disposition of the Bonds or Redeemable Preferred Stock or that any such position would not be sustained.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

We have filed with the SEC a Regulation A Offering Statement on Form 1-A under the Securities Act of 1993, as amended, with respect to the Bonds and Shares offered hereby. This Offering Circular, which constitutes a part of the Offering Statement, does not contain all of the information set forth in the Offering Statement or the exhibits and schedules filed therewith. For further information about us and the Bonds and Shares offered hereby, we refer you to the Offering Statement and the exhibits and schedules filed therewith. Statements contained in this Offering Circular regarding the contents of any contract or other document that is filed as an exhibit to the Offering Statement are not necessarily complete, and each such statement is qualified in all respects by reference to the full text of such contract or other document filed as an exhibit to the Offering Statement. Upon the completion of this Offering, we will be required to file periodic reports, proxy statements, and other information with the SEC pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. You may read and copy this information at the SEC’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, N.E., Room 1580, Washington, D.C. 20549. You may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. The SEC also maintains an Internet website that contains reports, proxy statements and other information about issuers, including us, that file electronically with the SEC. The address of this site is www.sec.gov.

 

EXPERTS

 

The financial statements of Legion and its subsidiaries appearing elsewhere in this Offering Circular have been included herein in reliance upon the report of Rosenfield & Co. PLLC, an independent certified public accounting firm, appearing elsewhere herein, and upon the authority of that firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

 

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LEGION CAPITAL CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

DECEMBER 31, 2017 and DECEMBER 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

    Page No.
Independent Auditors’ Report   F-2
     
Consolidated Balance Sheets – December 31, 2018 and 2017   F-3
     
Consolidated Statements of Operations for the year ended December 31, 2018 and 2017   F-4
     
Consolidated Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity for the year ended December 31, 2018 and 2017   F-5
     
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for the year ended December 31, 2018 and 2017   F-6
     
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements   F-7 - F-19

 

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ROSENFIELD AND CO, PLLC

(888) 556-1154 | INFO@ROSENFIELDANDCO.COM
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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

To the Shareholders and Board of Directors of

Legion Capital Corporation and Subsidiaries

 

Opinion on the Financial Statements

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Legion Capital Corporation and Subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2018 and 2017, the related consolidated statements of operations, changes in shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for each of the two years in the period ended December 31, 2018, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the “financial statements”). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2018 and 2017, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the two years in the period ended December 31, 2018, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Basis for Opinion

 

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (“PCAOB”) and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits, we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

 

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

Other Matter

 

The financial statements of the Company, as of and for the year ended December 31, 2017, were restated for the matters discussed in Note 3 to the financial statements.

 

/s/ Rosenfield and Company, PLLC

 

We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2019.

 

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Legion Capital Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

    December 31,     December 31,  
    2018     2017  
          (Restated)  
Assets            
             
Current assets:            
Cash   $ 297,752     $ 2,598,709  
Other receivables     406,525       355,819  
Business loans receivable, net     9,366,197       4,244,075  
Inventory     517,037       -  
Prepaid expenses and other current asset     257,897       -  
                 
Total current assets     10,845,408       7,198,603  
                 
Property and equipment, net     120,680       13,861  
Other intangible assets     2,382       7,549  
Assets held for sale     -       387,723  
                 
Business loans receivable, net     5,317,278       2,613,552  
                 
Total assets   $ 16,285,748     $ 10,221,288  
                 
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity                
                 
Current liabilities:                
Accounts payable and accrued expense   $ 531,542     $ 64,148  
Floor plan notes payable     453,784       -  
Notes payable     5,416,563       425,000  
                 
Total current liabilities     6,401,889       489,148  
                 
Notes payable, less current portion     3,664,804       2,437,000  
                 
Total liabilities     10,066,693       2,926,148  
                 
Shareholders’ equity                
Common stock, no par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized and 16,451,268 and 14,063,721 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively     7,652,294       4,526,843  
Deferred stock compensation     (314,188 )     (314,188 )
Additional paid in capital     983,188       1,083,188  
Deficit     (8,811,022 )     (4,709,486 )
                 
Legion Capital Corporation equity     (489,728 )     586,357  
                 
Non-controlling interest - preferred stock of subsidiary     6,708,783       6,708,783  
                 
Total shareholders’ equity     6,219,055       7,295,140  
                 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $ 16,285,748     $ 10,221,288  

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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Legion Capital Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Operations

 

    For the year ended
December 31,
 
    2018     2017  
          (Restated)  
Revenue            
Management fees   $ 19,626     $ 109,167  
Automotive sales and services     2,936,804       -  
Due diligence fees     180,000       20,000  
Gain on sale of equity interest     1,796,076       -  
Interest income     1,166,164       460,342  
Marketing fees     95,786       230,000  
Origination fees     255,487       8,591  
Other     379,890       114,387  
      6,829,833       942,487  
                 
Less: cost of sales                
Automotive sales and services     2,467,162       -  
                 
Gross profit     4,362,671       942,487  
                 
Expenses:                
Selling expenses     (426,297 )     (496,683 )
Bad debt expense     (2,551,821 )     (139,617 )
General and administrative expenses     (4,090,724 )     (3,632,530 )
                 
Operating loss     (2,706,171 )     (3,326,343 )
                 
Other income (expense):                
Interest expense     (534,951 )     (193,133 )
Loss on sale of assets     (55,360 )     -  
                 
Total other income (expense)     (590,311 )     (193,133 )
                 
Net loss     (3,296,482 )     (3,519,476 )
                 
Less: Preferred membership units of subsidiary                
                 
Dividends     (805,054 )     (67,087 )
Profit Sharing     -       (45,637 )
                 
Net loss – common shareholders   $ (4,101,536 )   $ (3,632,200 )
                 
Net loss per common share – basic and diluted   $ (0.26 )   $ (0.29 )
                 
Weighted averages shares outstanding – basic and diluted     15,698,196       12,543,427  

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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Legion Capital Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity

 

    No par value
Common Stock
    Deferred
Stock
    Additional
Paid-
          Non-controlling
interest
- preferred stock
issued by
       
    Shares     Amount     Compensation     In Capital     Deficit     subsidiary     Total  
December 31, 2016 (Restated)     11,745,300     $ 1,801,000     $ (49,000 )   $ 84,000     $ (1,077,286 )   $ -     $ 758,714  
                                                         
Shares issued for cash     2,318,421       2,725,843       -       -       -       -       2,725,843  
                                                         
Stock compensation-options     -       -       (265,188 )     999,188       -       -       734,000  
                                                         
Preferred membership units of subsidiary issued for notes receivable     -       -       -       -       -       6,708,783       6,708,783  
                                                         
 Preferred membership units of subsidiary dividends and distributions     -       -       -       -       -       (112,724 )     (112,724 )
                                                         
Net loss (restated)     -       -       -       -       (3,632,200 )     112,724       (3,519,476 )
                                                         
December 31, 2017 (Restated)     14,063,721       4,526,843       (314,188 )     1,083,188       (4,709,486 )     6,708,783       7,295,140  
                                                         
Shares issued for cash     2,387,547       3,125,451       -       -       -       -       3,125,451  
                                                         
Repurchase of stock options     -       -       -       (100,000 )     -       -       (100,000 )
                                                         
Preferred membership units of subsidiary dividends and distributions     -       -       -       -       -       (805,054 )     (805,054 )
                                                         
Net loss     -       -       -       -       (4,101,536 )     805,054       (3,296,482 )
                                                         
December 31, 2018     16,451,268     $ 7,652,294     $ (314,188 )   $ 983,188     $ (8,811,022 )   $ 6,708,783     $ 6,219,055  

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

F-5

 

 

Legion Capital Corporation and Subsidiaries

Statements of Consolidated Cash Flow

 

    Year ended     Year ended  
    December 31,     December 31,  
    2018     2017  
Operating activities            
Net loss   $ (3,296,482 )   $ (3,519,476 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided (used) in operating activities                
Depreciation and amortization     10,047       8,123  
Bad debt expense     2,551,821       139,617  
Gain on sale of equity interest     (1,695,182 )     -  
Loss on sale of assets     55,360       -  
Stock compensation - option     -       734,000  
(Increase) decrease in:                
Other receivables     (452,552 )     (355,819 )
Issuance of business loans receivable     (9,080,614 )     (1,187,477 )
Repayments of business loans receivable     545,308       -  
Inventory     513,646       -  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     (241,465 )     7,412  
Increase (decrease) in:                
Accounts payable and accrued expenses     338,638       6,509  
Net cash used in operating activities     (10,751,475 )     (4,167,111 )
Investing activities                
Cash from acquisition     -       899,016  
Purchases of property and equipment     (6,599 )     (12,337 )
Proceeds from sale of assets     344,608       -  
Assets held for sale     -       (383,393 )
Net cash provided by investing activities     338,009       503,286  
Financing activities                
Proceeds from notes payable     6,454,367       1,939,500  
Change in floor plan notes payable     (358,755 )     -  
Payments on notes payable     (235,000 )     (149,500 )
Proceeds from issuance of common stock     3,125,451       2,725,843  
Repurchase of stock options     (68,500 )     -  
Preferred membership distributions - subsidiary     (805,054 )     (67,087 )
Net cash provided by financing activities     8,112,509       4,448,756  
Net increase (decrease) in cash     (2,300,957 )     784,931  
Cash - beginning     2,598,709       1,813,778  
Cash - ending   $ 297,752     $ 2,598,709  

 

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

F-6

 

 

Legion Capital Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

NOTE 1: BUSINESS

 

As of January 1, 2017, all venture funds, including Legion High Yield Mortgage Fund I, LLC, Legion Select Venture Fund, LLC, and the LLC managers thereof, were sold and are no longer subsidiaries of the Company. There was effectively no gain or loss from this transaction.

 

As of February 28, 2017, Legion Wealth Advisors, LLC was sold and transferred to Paul Pfeifer, CEO thereof, and is no longer a subsidiary of the Company. There was effectively no gain or loss from this transaction.

 

Therefore, as of March 1, 2017, the Company is no longer a Registered Investment Advisor or Fund Company, and is now a holding company with operating subsidiaries as follows:

 

  Hilton Institute of Business, LLC: Hilton Institute is a small business education, training and coaching company that teaches, coaches and mentors entrepreneurs and small business owners on how to start and grow a business, increase sales and revenues, and more effectively build and manage their business.

 

  Legion Funding, LLC. Legion Funding is a small business finance company that provides direct financing for small business and real estate entrepreneurs through a number of direct lending programs such as commission advances, factoring, unsecured and secured credit lines and other forms of direct lending and finance.

 

  Legion Management Group, LLC is a management company that provides management and consulting services to business owners in all areas of business and growth management, technology and corporate finance.

 

  Legion Marketing, LLC is a marketing company that provides marketing services to portfolio companies and business units owned by the Company, as well as to third party companies on a fee or project basis.

 

  In January 2017, the Company formed Pricepoint Finance, LLC for the purpose of financing automobile sales.

 

  In January 2017, the Company formed Pricepoint Automotive, LLC for the purpose of acquiring and operating an automotive dealership.

 

  On April 5, 2017, the Company formed Legion Title, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, for the purpose of providing title and closing services for real estate and other transactions.

 

  On September 28, 2017, the Company formed Legion Azalea, LLC as a wholly owned subsidiary to own an investment property in Florida, which was subsequently sold in 2018.

 

  In November 2017, the Company formed Legion Select Holdings, LLC to own and hold certain secured notes receivable and business assets, and certain secured notes and business interests in exchange for the issuance of $6,708,783 of preferred membership units in Legion Select Holdings, LLC. No gain or loss occurred during the acquisition of these note receivable as they were acquired at cost.

 

  In January 2018, the Company formed Hilton Blockchain Systems, LLC for the purpose of providing certain educational programs related to digital currency.

 

  In February 2018, the Company formed Legion Bellaviva, LLC for the purpose of financing a real estate development project in Central Florida.

 

  In March 2018, the Company formed Legion Transportation Group, LLC to operate and manage an automotive dealership.

 

  In May 2018, the Company formed Legion Commercial Finance, LLC for the purpose of making loans to certain real estate development projects.

 

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Legion Capital Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements of Legion Capital Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (collectively the “Company”) have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair presentation of consolidated financial position presented have been reflected herein.

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

For the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company, Legion Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries Hilton Institute of Business, LLC, Legion Funding LLC, Legion Marketing, LLC, Legion Management Group, LLC, Legion Select Holdings, LLC, Legion Title LLC, Pricepoint Automotive, LLC, Pricepoint Finance, LLC, Hilton Blockchain Systems, LLC, Legion Bellaviva I, LLC, Legion Commercial Finance, LLC, and Legion Transportation Group, LLC, have been consolidated for financial statement purposes. All significant intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

For the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company, Legion Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries Hilton Institute of Business, LLC, Legion Funding LLC, Legion Marketing, LLC, Legion Management Group, LLC, Legion Select Holdings, LLC, Legion Title LLC, Pricepoint Automotive, LLC, Pricepoint Financing, LLC, and Legion Wealth Advisors have been consolidated for financial statement purposes. All significant intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

Reporting Segment

 

We are a holding company operating in one reportable segment, lending and related services within multiple industries. Every other aspect of our business is part of that core business.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

For purposes of the consolidated statements of cash flows, the Company considers all highly liquid investments purchased with a maturity of three (3) months or less to be cash equivalents.

 

Cash accounts are insured at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation limits of $250,000 per bank. At times throughout the year, such bank balances may have exceeded the federally insured limit. As of December 31, 2017, approximately $1,500,000 of cash not insured.

 

Inventory

 

Inventory is stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value, under the first in first out method, and consists of cars and automotive parts and supplies.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect certain reported amounts and disclosures. Accordingly, actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

F-8

 

 

Legion Capital Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

 

Business Loans Receivable

 

In accordance with the guidance of ASC Topic 942, Financial Services - Depository and Lending, the Company reports loans and trade receivables not held for sale on the date of the consolidated financial statements at their outstanding principal balances, reduced by an allowance for loan losses. The allowance for loan losses was $664,901 and $139,617, as of December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

 

The primary credit quality indicators are paired to changes in overall market/industry valuations as well as changes in more specific pledged collateral valuations to evaluate a performing and non-performing business loans receivable on an individual basis. Most portfolio loans are established with significant amounts of prepaid interest and are 1-2 years in duration. Business loans receivable are considered on non-accrual or past due status on an individual basis. When an asset or investment becomes distressed due to changes in industry valuation, business valuations and ability to generate cash flow or repay debt, each distressed or non-performing asset is evaluated on an individual case by case basis for restructuring and/or liquidation, and at that time an estimated allowance is recorded.

 

The Company reviews each loan and we update our market analysis, appraisals and other valuation information at the end of each accounting period and at the end of each accounting period the Company conducts a full review of all loans and their respective valuations internally.

 

The Company’s policy on our nonaccrual loans is as follows: (a) determine whether the principal balance of the loan will not be collectible; (b) if we deem the principal to be collectible (secured by collateral and/or guarantees), then the payment is first applied to late fees and other charges; (c) any amounts in excess of late fees and other charges are then applied to any interest that would be due and any remaining amount is applied to principal; (d) if the loan is deemed to not be collectible, then the payment is applied to principal.

 

Prior to entering into an agreement to modify any of our loans, we conduct a review and analysis of the current status of the loan and underlying collateral to determine whether such loan should be considered a troubled asset prior to modification. As we are primarily an asset-based lender, the main factor we analyze is the current value of the underlying collateral and whether we still consider the loan to be collectable, in accordance with its terms presently and as modified. As a lender, we consider a modification to be a troubled debt restructuring if a material portion of the original principal of the loan is forgiven.

 

Property and Equipment

 

Property and equipment are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation or amortization. Depreciation is recorded using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the related assets, which range from three to seven years. Leasehold improvements are amortized over the shorter of the expected useful lives of the related assets or the lease term.

 

F-9

 

 

Legion Capital Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

 

Intangible Assets

 

The Company accounts for its intangible assets in accordance with the authoritative guidance issued by the ASC Topic 350 - Goodwill and Other. Intangibles are valued at their fair market value and are amortized taking into account the character of the acquired intangible asset and the expected period of benefit. The Company evaluates intangible assets, at a minimum, on an annual basis and whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable from its estimated undiscounted future cash flows.

 

The cost of internally developing, maintaining and restoring intangible assets that are not specifically identifiable, that have indeterminate lives, or that are inherent in a continuing business and related to an entity as a whole, are recognized as an expense when incurred.

 

An intangible asset with a definite useful life is amortized; an intangible asset with an indefinite useful life is not amortized until its useful life is determined to be no longer indefinite. The remaining useful lives of intangible assets not being amortized are evaluated at least annually to determine whether events and circumstances continue to support an indefinite useful life.

 

There were no indications of impairment based on management’s assessment of these assets at December 31, 2018 and 2017. Factors we consider important that could trigger an impairment review include significant underperformance relative to historical or projected future operating results, significant changes in the manner of the use of the assets or the strategy for our overall business, and significant negative industry or economic trends. If current economic conditions worsen causing decreased revenues and increased costs, we may have to recognize an impairment charge to our intangible assets.

 

Long-Lived Assets

 

The Company reviews long-lived assets (primarily comprised of property, equipment and leasehold improvement, and assets held for sale) for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. The recoverability of an asset to be held and used is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of the asset to future net undiscounted cash flows expected to be generated by the asset. If such assets are considered to be impaired, the impairment to be recognized is measured by the amount by which the carrying value of the asset exceeds the fair value of the asset. As of December 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company did not recognize any impairment on its long-lived assets.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company generates revenue from providing asset management services to clients. The Company recognizes revenue when the following criteria are met:

 

(1) There is persuasive evidence of an arrangement with a client.

 

(2) The agreed-upon services have been provided.

 

(3) Fees are fixed or determinable.

 

(4) Collection is probable.

 

A fixed percentage asset-based management fee is earned periodically for providing asset management services. These fees are generally recognized as revenue each period in accordance with the terms of the asset management contract.

 

Interest income is recognized on an accrual basis at the stated interest rate in the respective loan agreements.

 

Origination fees are paid by borrowers at closing and are recognized as a discount to the loan and recognized over the life of the loan. Due diligence and referral fees are deferred and recognized over the term of the notes receivable.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

FASB ASC 825, Disclosure about Fair Value of Financial Instruments, requires disclosure of the fair value of financial instruments when it is practical to estimate. Management believes the carrying values of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued expenses and notes payable are reasonable estimates of their fair value because of their short-term nature and interest rates.

 

F-10

 

 

Legion Capital Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

 

Equity-Based Compensation

 

The Company accounts for equity instruments issued to employees in accordance with the provisions of ASC 718 Stock Compensation (ASC 718). The computation of the expense associated with stock-based compensation requires the use of a valuation model. The FASB issued accounting guidance requires significant judgment and the use of estimates, particularly surrounding Black-Scholes assumptions such as stock price volatility, expected option lives, and expected option forfeiture rates, to value equity-based compensation. We currently use a Black-Scholes option pricing model to calculate the fair value of our stock options. We primarily use historical data to determine the assumptions to be used in the Black-Scholes model and have no reason to believe that future data is likely to differ materially from historical data. However, changes in the assumptions to reflect future stock price volatility and future stock award exercise experience could result in a change in the assumptions used to value awards in the future. This accounting guidance requires the recognition of the fair value of stock compensation in net income. Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of our estimates and assumptions, significant unanticipated changes in those estimates, interpretations and assumptions may result in recording stock compensation expense that may materially impact our financial statements for each respective reporting period.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company accounts for income taxes under the provisions of ASC 740 “Accounting for Income Taxes,” which requires a company to first determine whether it is more likely than not (which is defined as a likelihood of more than fifty percent) that a tax position will be sustained based on its technical merits as of the reporting date, assuming that taxing authorities will examine the position and have full knowledge of all relevant information. A tax position that meets this more likely than not threshold is then measured and recognized at the largest amount of benefit that is greater than fifty percent likely to be realized upon effective settlement with a taxing authority.

 

Deferred income taxes are recognized for the tax consequences related to temporary differences between the carrying amount of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for tax purposes at each year end, based on enacted tax laws and statutory tax rates applicable to the periods in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income. A valuation allowance is recognized when, based on the weight of all available evidence, it is considered more likely than not that all, or some portion, of the net deferred tax assets will not be realized. The Company evaluates its valuation allowance requirements based on projected future operations. When circumstances change and cause a change in management’s judgment about the recoverability of deferred tax assets, the impact of the change on the valuation is reflected in current income. Income tax expense has the sum of current income tax plus the change in deferred tax assets and liabilities.

 

Reclassifications

 

We have reclassified certain prior period amounts in the consolidated financial statements to conform to current period presentation.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

The Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued the following Accounting Standard Update (“ASU”) 2014-09 Revenue From Contracts with Customers, ASU No. 2016-01, Financial Instruments, ASU 2016-02, Leases, ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses, ASU No. 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows.

 

Recent accounting pronouncements that the Company has adopted or that will be required to adopt in the future are summarized below.

 

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standard Update (“ASU”) 2014-09 - Revenue From Contracts with Customers, which will supersede nearly all existing revenue recognition guidance under U.S. GAAP. The core principal of this ASU is that an entity should recognize revenue when it transfers promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services.

 

This ASU also requires additional disclosure about the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from customer contracts, including significant judgments and changes in judgments and assets recognized from costs incurred to obtain or fulfill a contract.

 

The original effective date for ASU 2014-09 would have required the Company to adopt beginning in its first quarter 2017. In July 2015, the FASB voted to amend ASU 2014-09 by approving a one-year deferral of the effective date as well as providing the option to early adopt the standard on the original effective date. The new revenue standard may be applied retrospectively to each prior period presented or retrospectively with the cumulative effect recognized as of the date of adoption. The Company does not expect its adoption of the new revenue standard will have a significant impact on its consolidated financial statements. Being an emerging growth company, the Company will adopt ASU 2014-09 in the first quarter of 2019 and apply the modified retrospective approach.

 

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Legion Capital Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

NOTE 2: SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements (Continued)

 

In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-01, Financial Instruments - Overall (Subtopic 825- 10), Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities. The provisions of the update require equity investments to be measured at fair value with changes in fair value recognized in net income. However, an entity may choose to measure equity investments that do not have readily determinable fair values at cost minus impairment. The update also simplifies the impairment assessment of equity investments without readily determinable fair values by requiring a qualitative assessment to identify impairment. It also eliminates the requirement to disclose the fair value of financial instruments measured at amortized cost for entities that are not public business entities, and eliminates the requirement for public business entities to disclose the methods and significant assumptions used to estimate the fair value for financial instruments measured at amortized cost on the balance sheet. ASU No. 2016-01 requires public business entities to use the exit price notion when measuring the fair value of financial instruments for disclosure purposes. It also requires an entity to present separately in other comprehensive income the portion of the total change in the fair value of a liability resulting from a change in the instrument-specific credit risk when the entity has elected to measure the liability at fair value in accordance with the fair value option for financial instruments.

 

The update requires separate presentation of financial assets and financial liabilities by category and form on the balance sheet or the accompanying notes to the financial statements. In addition, the update clarifies that an entity should evaluate the need for a valuation allowance on a deferred tax asset related to available-for-sale securities in combination with the entity’s other deferred tax assets. For an emerging growth company, the amendments in the update are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The adoption of this ASU is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements. The Company will adopt ASU No. 2016-01 on the January 1, 2019 financial statements and the interim periods during the year ending December 31, 2020.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), Conforming Amendments Related to Leases. This ASU amends the codification regarding leases in order to increase transparency and comparability. The ASU requires companies to recognize lease assets and liabilities on the balance sheet and disclose key information about leasing arrangements. A lessee would recognize a liability to make lease payments and a right-of-use asset representing its right to use the leased asset for the lease term. For an emerging growth company, the amendments in the update are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020. The adoption of this ASU is not expected to have a material effect on the Company’s financial statements. The Company will adopt ASU No. 2016-02 on the December 31, 2020 financial statements and the interim periods during the year ending December 31, 2021.

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326), Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. The amendments introduce an impairment model that is based on expected credit losses (“ECL”), rather than incurred losses, to estimate credit losses on certain types of financial instruments (ex. loans and held to maturity securities), including certain off-balance sheet financial instruments (ex. commitments to extend credit and standby letters of credit that are not unconditionally cancellable). The ECL should consider historical information, current information, and reasonable and supportable forecasts, including estimates of prepayments, over the contractual term. An entity must use judgment in determining the relevant information and estimation methods that are appropriate in its circumstances. Financial instruments with similar risk characteristics may be grouped together when estimating the ECL. The ASU also amends the current available for sale security impairment model for debt securities whereby credit losses relating to available for sale debt securities should be recorded through an allowance for credit losses. For an emerging growth company, the amendments in the update are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021. The amendments will be applied through a modified retrospective approach, resulting in a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the beginning of the first reporting period in which the guidance is effective. The Company is currently planning for the implementation of this accounting standard. It is too early to assess the impact this guidance will have on the Company’s financial statements. The Company will adopt ASU No. 2016-13 on the December 31, 2021 financial statements and the interim periods during the year ending December 31, 2022.

 

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments. The amendments in this ASU clarify the proper classification for certain cash receipts and cash payments, including clarification on debt prepayment or debt extinguishment costs, settlement of zero-coupon debt instruments, contingent consideration payments made after a business combination, proceeds from the settlement of insurance claims, and proceeds from the settlement of corporate-owned life insurance policies, including bank-owned life insurance policies, among others. For an emerging growth company, the amendments in the update are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The adoption of this ASU is not expected to have a material effect on the Company’s financial statements. The Company does not believe that there are any other new accounting pronouncements that have been issued that might have a material impact on its financial position or results of operations. The Company will adopt ASU No. 2016-01 on the December 31, 2019 financial statements and the interim periods during the year ending December 31, 2020.

 

F-12

 

 

Legion Capital Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

NOTE 3: ADJUSTMENTS TO PRIOR YEAR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

The accompanying financial statements for 2017 have been restated to correct an error in which two companies, Pricepoint Automotive, LLC, and Pricepoint Financing, LLC, were omitted from the consolidation of Legion Capital Corporation and subsidiaries in 2017. The effect of the restatement was to increase assets and liabilities by $781,367 and $1,498,926, respectively. Additionally, accumulated deficit and the net loss increased by $717,559.

 

The accompanying financial statements for 2017 have been restated to write off amounts due from an unrelated party. The net effect of this write off decreased assets by $362,729, and increased both the accumulated deficit and net loss for the year in the amount of $362,729.

 

The accompanying financial statements for 2017 have been restated to reverse a write off of an amount due from an unrelated party. The net effect of this reversal increased assets and reduced both the accumulated deficit and net loss for the year in the amount of $276,674. In addition, the Company had stock options valued at the grant date, December 27, 2017. The valuation of the options decreased from $2,828,158 to $999,198 of additional paid in capital and the stock compensation expense was reduced from $2,828,158 to $734,000.

 

The accompanying financial statements for 2017 have been restated to write off amounts due from an unrelated party. The net effect of this write off was to decrease assets and increased both the accumulated deficit and net loss for the year in the amount of $171,958.

 

The accompanying financial statements for 2017 have been restated to correct an error to write off notes receivable deemed to be uncollectible. The net effect of this write off decreased assets and increased both the accumulated deficit and net loss for the year in the amount of $22,985.

 

The December 31, 2016 shares of common stock outstanding changed from 11,799,500 to 11,745,300 to correct an error.

 

Set forth below is a comparison table showing the differences between the original and restated financial information for the respective periods.

 

    As Originally           As Restated  
    2017     Change     2017  
Balance Sheet:                  
                   
Total assets     10,962,882       (741,594 )     10,221,288  
                         
Total liabilities     2,623,552       302,596       2,926,148  
                         
Additional paid in capital     2,891,058       (1,807,870 )     1,083,188  
                         
Accumulated deficit     (5,738,603 )     1,029,117       (4,709,486 )
                         
Statement of Operations:                        
                         
General and administrative expenses     (5,568,460 )     1,796,313       (3,772,147 )
                         
Net Loss     (4,661,317 )     1,141,841       (3,519,476 )

 

NOTE 4: LIQUIDITY AND GOING CONCERN

 

The Company has sustained recurring losses and negative cash flows from operations. Over the past year, the Company’s growth has been funded through a combination of debt and equity financing. As of December 31, 2018, the Company had approximately $298,000 of unrestricted cash. The Company continues to obtain debt and equity financing as well as grow its portfolio of notes receivable and therefore believes that, as a result, it currently has sufficient cash and financing commitments to meet its operating and funding requirements over the next year. However, the Company has experienced and continues to experience negative cash flows from operations, as well as an ongoing requirement for substantial additional capital investment. The Company expects that it will need to raise substantial additional capital to accomplish its business plan over the next several years. The Company expects to seek to obtain additional funding through a bank credit facility or private equity. There can be no assurance as to the availability or terms upon which such financing and capital might be available in the future.

 

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Legion Capital Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

  

NOTE 5: BUSINESS LOANS RECEIVABLE

 

Business loans receivable of $14,401,594 are secured, along with annual interest at rates from 8% to 25%, with maturity dates through December 2020. The balance of the allowance for credit losses as of December 31, 2018 and 2017 was $664,901 and $139,617, respectively. The following table summarizes the maturity dates: