September 2014 Archives - Going Public Lawyers

What is the Section 4(a)(5) Accredited Investor Exemption?

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… Read More

The SEC’s XBRL Interactive Data l Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog The use of eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) interactive data is intended to improve the accessibility of financial information to investors by making the information inexpensive and easier to use.  XBRL interactive data uses a standardized… Read More

What Is a Smaller Reporting Company? Going Public Lawyer

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Complying with the Smaller Reporting Company Rules The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted a system of disclosure rules for issuers who fall into the category of a smaller reporting company.   The… Read More

Will Going Public Help Me Raise Capital? Going Public Attorneys

Securities Lawyer 101 – Going Public Blog A private or public company can raise capital in a variety of ways. Traditional sources of capital for companies include loans from financial institutions such as a bank, or from friends and… Read More

The Going Public Attorney & Due Diligence – Going Public Attorneys

A company’s going public lawyer must conduct proper due diligence in order to draft required disclosures during the going public process.  These expansive disclosure requirements apply to private companies going public.  During the going public process, companies must generally provide expansive… Read More

What is a Shelf Registration Statement? Going Public Bootcamp

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog A shelf registration statement allows an issuer to register a public offering even when there is no present intention to sell all the securities being registered. Shelf registration statements are often used in going… Read More

What Is Required In a Form S-1 Registration Statement?

Securities Lawyer 101 Form S-1 registration statements are the most commonly used registration statement form.  It allows issuers to register various types of offerings and the form can be used by both public and private companies engaged in going… Read More

Section 15-d Reporting l Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Upon completion of a going public transaction, an issuer that has registered equity or debt securities in an initial or direct public offering registered on Form S-1 under the Securities Act of 1933, as… Read More

Oh the Places You Will Go When Going Public

Oh the Places You’ll Go – Understanding the Going Public Process The going public process involves a myriad of rules and regulations that issuers must consider before structuring their transactions. While going public offers many benefits, it also… Read More

What is a Form 8-A Registration Statement? Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Form 8-A is a shortened type of securities registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, (the “Exchange Act”) that registers a class of an issuer’s securities.  Form 8-A requires disclosure of general… Read More