April 2015 Archives - Going Public Lawyers

Short Sales Q & A – Securities Lawyer 101

Posted By Brenda Hamilton, Securities Lawyer Short Sales Q & A A short sale transaction can be part of a legitimate trading strategy. It is often endorsed for its beneficial effects on the securities markets, which include increasing… Read More

Rule 144 Q & A – Going Public Lawyers

The Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) requires the sale of a security to be registered under the Securities Act, unless the security or transaction qualifies for an exemption from registration. Rule 144 of the Securities… Read More

Private Placement Memorandums Q & A – Going Public Lawyers

A Private Placement Memorandum (“PPM”) is also referred to as a confidential offering circular or memorandum.  PPM’s are used by private companies in going public transactions and by existing public companies to raise capital by selling either debt or… Read More

Regulation A+ Offering Circulars On Form 1-A

On March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted amendments to Regulation A pursuant to the mandate of Section 401(a) of the JOBS Act. These amendments included revamping Form 1-A for Regulation A offerings. Amended A+ was… Read More

Massachusetts Adopts Emergency Crowdfunding Exemption

The Massachusetts Division of Securities has adopted an emergency intrastate crowdfunding exemption. The new exemption was developed to stimulate job growth for small Massachusetts companies by removing restrictions and allowing greater access to capital with fewer restrictions. The Massachusetts… Read More

FINRA Proposes New Rules For Algorithmic Trading Strategies

FINRA is proposing new rules that will impact algorithic trading strategies. If an individual performs a trade on another person’s behalf, that associated person is required to register with FINRA as an equity trader. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority… Read More

Cashflowbot.com Operator Charged In Ponzi Scheme

On April 14, 2015, the operator of a website at Cashflowbot.com was charged in a ponzi scheme. According to the SEC charges, the perpetrator of the ponzi scheme raised money from more than 3,000 investors between January 2012 and… Read More

SEC Issues Trading Suspensions of 25 Issuers

On April 10, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced the temporary suspension of trading in the securities of the following issuers, commencing at 9:30 a.m. EDT on April 10, 2015, and terminating at 11:59 p.m. EDT… Read More

OTC Markets OTC Pink Sheets Q & A – Going Public Lawyers

Posted By Brenda Hamilton, Securities Lawyer In May of 2014, the OTC Markets Group approved new listing requirements for companies seeking quotation of their securities on the OTCQB® Venture Stage Marketplace.  To be quoted on the OTCQB® issuers must have… Read More

What State Laws Apply To Regulation A+ Offerings?

On March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted amendments to Regulation A pursuant to the mandate of Section 401(a) of the JOBS Act. Amended Regulation A known as “Regulation A+”, expands and modernizes former Regulation… Read More