Sam Houghton, of HoughtonPA, is a business attorney and entrepreneurial consultant based in Lakeland, Florida. Mr. Houghton has overseen the successful investment into, and purchase and sale of, more than 50 small market businesses. With a background in supply-chain management consulting and financial analytics, Mr. Houghton is legal counsel and advisor to those select entrepreneurs throughout the United States who possess process-oriented minds and who value the advice of others. He regularly lectures on private equity, succession planning, crowdfunding, and other business-related topics and is a member of the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA). His writings have appeared in a number of websites and publications, including Accredited Investor Markets™ and Seeking Alpha™. Educational Commentary from Mr. Houghton can be found at www.houghtonpa.com. Mr. Houghton holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance, along with a minor in Economics, from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Florida.