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. Our experience includes direct public offerings… Read More
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 an initial public offering,… Read More
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 public using an SEC… Read More
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 and undisclosed liabilities… Read More
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. These include private placements of debt securities and Rule 144A offerings. For foreign issuers that choose to go public in the… Read More
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 with 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 long as sales are… Read More
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 change the capital raising… Read More
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 recovery…. Read More
Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Rule 144 of the Securities Act provides a safe harbor from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) for resales of restricted and control securities if specified conditions are met. One of the requirements of Rule 144 is that the issuer have current public information available to the public… Read More
We are often contacted by investors, stock promoters and investor relations firms after the SEC or DOJ brings an action against stock promoters. We are asked a myriad of questions about the disclosures that must be provided in promotional websites, emails and other investor relations materials.
On August 27, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced that the national securities exchanges and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) filed a proposal to establish a national market system plan to implement a 12-month pilot program to widen tick sizes for certain stocks with smaller capitalization.
Securities Law Blog On August 26, 2014, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced charges against Michael Anthony Dupre Lucarelli. Lucarelli is charged with 13 counts of criminal insider trading over his alleged scheme to trade on announcements in impending news releases in the days before they were made public.
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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