March 2017 Archives - Going Public Lawyers

SEC Adopts T+2 Trade Settlement Rule

On March 22, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted the T+2  amendment which shortens the standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer securities transactions.  Currently, the standard settlement cycle for these transactions is three business days, known as… Read More

SEC Charges Jerry Miller in Petrotech Oil Fraud

On March 13, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Jerry Miller in connection with Petrotech Oil and Gas, Inc.. According to the SEC allegations, Miller is the principal of a Florida-based consulting firm to several microcap issuers…. Read More

What is the Transfer Agent Direct Registration System (DRS)?

The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) offers a service to transfer agents known as the Direct Registration System (“DRS”).  DRS allows transfer agents to provide shareholders with the ability to hold their shares in book-entry form with the transfer agent… Read More

SEC Charges Lek Securities – Posted by Brenda Hamilton

On March 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced fraud charges against Lek Securities and Avalon FA, a Ukraine-based trading firm in connection with a layering scheme. According to the SEC, Avalon FA, Fayyer and Pustelnik manipulated the… Read More

Alex Kon Challenges SEC Administrative Law Judges

The SEC’s Use of Administrative Law Judges After Dodd Frank Following passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) began making greater use of its in-house administrative judges to hear enforcement cases.  Between… Read More

SEC Eases Access to Exhibits in SEC Filings

  On March 1, 2017 the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved amendments related to SEC filings. The new amendments make it easier for investors and other market participants to find and access exhibits in registration statements and… Read More

SEC Uses Satellite Imagery to Charge Desarrolladora Homex

Anyone who thinks that the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) is behind the times should check out the SEC’s latest action against Mexico-based home building company Desarrolladora Homex S.A.B. de C.V.  The SEC used satellite imagery to help… Read More

New SEC Approves Ease Access to Exhibits in SEC Filings

On March 1, 2017, the SEC voted to adopt rule and form amendments that impact SEC Filings. The SEC’s new rules make it easier to locate and access exhibits in registration statements such as Form S-1 and periodic… Read More

SEC Staff Issues Guidance and Investor Bulletin on Robo-Advisers

On February 23, 2017 the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) published information and guidance concerning robo-advisers for investors and the financial services industry on the fast-growing use of robo-advisers, which are registered investment advisers that use computer… Read More

James P. Toner Jr Settles Fraud Charges – Posted by Brenda Hamilton

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 14, 2017 announced that James P. Toner Jr, a purported real estate investment manager has agreed to pay more than a half-million dollars to settle charges that he pocketed investor… Read More