Securities Lawyer 101 Blog The going public attorneys at Hamilton & Associates Law Group have provided private companies with their going public solutions for more than ten years. We will design and implement the going public structure most beneficial to your company. We have represented more than 300 market participants in securities law matters and going public transactions. Private companies… Read More
Securities Lawyer 101 Blog One of the most efficient ways to achieve public company status is by using a Direct Public Offering. We will assist you with your Direct Public Offering using a registration statement. Direct Public Offerings can be structured a variety of ways. A company can use a Form S-1 registration statement to register securities on its own behalf in… Read More
Securities Lawyer 101 Blog The securities attorneys at Hamilton & Associates Law Group have provided many private companies with their going public solution. The registration statement lawyers will design and implement the going public structure most beneficial to your company. Hamilton & Associates has represented more than 300 market participants in securities law matters and going public transactions. Private companies going… Read More
Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Traditionally, private companies become publicly traded by registering an offering under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Reverse Mergers involve backdoor going public transactions that are often plagued with bad actors. Where public shell is used, reverse merger attorneys perform due diligence before completion of the going public transaction. Many reverse merger companies have dodgy histories… Read More
Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Many foreign issuers seek to access the U.S. markets as part of their financing strategy. Foreign issuers that do not wish to become subject to the SEC’s reporting requirements have a number of options in their going public and financing transactions including private placements of debt securities and Rule 144A offerings. For foreign issuers that choose to… Read More
Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Rule 506(c) under the JOBS Act fundamentally changes the way unregistered offerings may be conducted. While the rule imposes stringent requirements, these requirements are manageable for issuers putting effective compliance strategies into place. Because of the JOBS Act and new Rule 506(c) issuers are now able to use general solicitation and advertising in Rule 506 (c) offerings so… Read More
Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Since the JOBS Act was signed into law in April 2012, market participants and observers have anticipated the release of the regulations governing equity crowdfunding. On October 23, 2013, the SEC released Regulation Crowdfunding. Many small business owners and advocates believe equity crowdfunding will make access to capital easier for startups and small businesses and fundamentally… Read More
Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Pump and dump schemes, false financial statements, Ponzi schemes and other types of white collar crimes cost investors billions of dollars each year. These schemes are often facilitated through offshore banks and financial institutions. These types of practices are the target of new civil and criminal rules that provide for bounties of between 10 and 30 percent of any… Read More
Hamilton & Associates was founded by Brenda Hamilton, a securities attorney. Since our inception, our securities lawyers have provided services in all aspects of securities law including SEC registration and reporting, going public transactions, corporate finance and SEC defense. Our securities lawyers have represented more than 300 market participants in going public, corporate finance and securities law matters. Additionally, our securities lawyers have… Read More
Brenda Hamilton, our law firm’s founder and a securities lawyer has counseled clients in legal and compliance matters involving securities and financial transactions including underwritten and direct public offerings, equity and debt offerings, corporate legal and compliance matters and restructurings, go public direct transactions and disclosures, corporate identity theft and hostile takeovers. Brenda Lee Hamilton as a securities lawyer assists… Read More
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Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Section 3(a)(11) of the Securities Act is generally known as the “intrastate offering exemption.” The exemption is sometimes used by small issuers in going public transactions prior to filing a registration statement on Form S-1. The intrastate exemption facilitates the financing of local business operations if certain requirements are met. To qualify for the intrastate offering exemption,… Read More
Once the SEC staff declares your company’s Securities Act registration statement effective, the company becomes subject to Exchange Act reporting requirements. These rules require your company to file annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K with the SEC on an ongoing basis. If your company qualifies as a “smaller reporting company”… Read More
If a company files a registration statement such as on Form 10 under Section 12 of the Exchange Act, it becomes an SEC reporting company and the company becomes subject to the same annual, quarterly, and current reporting obligations that result from Securities Act registration. In addition, the company’s shareholders and management become subject to various requirements discussed below upon… Read More
Securities Lawyer 101 Blog On March 4, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”)announced the temporary suspension, pursuant to Section 12(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), of trading in the securities of Global Earth Energy, Inc. (“Global Earth”), a Nevada corporation commencing at 9:30 a.m. on March 7, 2014, and terminating at 11:59 p.m…. Read More
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (or JOBS Act) (the “JOBS Act”), enacted in 2012, is intended, among other things, to reduce barriers to capital formation, particularly for smaller companies. Among other things, the JOBS Act requires the SEC to adopt rules amending existing exemptions and creating new exemptions that permit companies to raise capital without SEC registration.
Securities Lawyer 101 Blog On March 5, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the largest-ever monetary sanction for Rule 105 short selling violations as a Long Island-based proprietary trading firm and its owner agreed to pay $7.2 million to settle charges.
Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Offers and sales of securities must be either registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) or be exempt from registration. Section 4(a)(5) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended exempts from the registration statement requirements offers and sales of securities to accredited investors when the total offering price is less than $5 million…. Read More
Since its beginning, Hamilton & Associates Law Group, P.A. and its founder Securities Lawyer, Brenda Hamilton have assisted clients with forensic analysis of securities transactions.
Their experience includes short sales, trading schemes, corporate hijackings involving public companies and stock ticker symbols, domestic and international money laundering matters, shell companies and reverse merger transactions.
The firm is recognized for its experience and skill in internal and corporate investigations involving microcap stocks and white collar crime. Since 2010, the firm has participated in matters involving more than 200 publicly traded corporations with investor losses exceeding an estimated $1,000,000,000. Read More