On August 8, 2017, the State of Michigan Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau (“Bureau”) entered a Cease and Desist Order (“Order”) against Woodbridge Mortgage Investment Fund 4, LLC (“Woodbridge 4” or “Respondent”). Respondent Woodbridge 4 is a Delaware-organized limited liability company formed in or around 2015. Woodbridge 4 is one of several mortgage funds offered by the California-based Woodbridge Group of Companies, LLC (“Woodbridge”), the successor firm to Woodbridge Structured Funding, LLC.
In connection with the Bureau’s Order, State of Michigan securities regulators made the following findings of fact concerning their investigation into Woodbridge 4:
- The Bureau determined that Woodbridge 4 offered and sold “First Position Commercial Mortgages” (“FPCMs” or “Notes”) to investors in Michigan that fell within the definition of a security;