April 2017 Archives - Going Public Lawyers

FINRA Expels Fox Financial Firm

Fox Financial Management Corporation (CRD® #134277, Carrollton, Texas), Brian Murphy (CRD #4743164, Frisco, Texas) and James Rooney Jr. (CRD #1857754, Carrollton, Texas) were expelled from FINRA® membership and fined $100,000. Murphy was fined $25,000, barred from association with… Read More

FINRA Senior Helpline Celebrates 2nd Anniversary With $4.3 Million

On April 20, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced that FINRA’s Securities Helpline for Seniors®,  their senior helpline, marked its second anniversary with $4.3 million in voluntary reimbursements to callers since its launch on April 20,… Read More

SEC Charges Matthew Fox with Securities Fraud

On April 19, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged Matthew Fox of Plano, Texas and his company, Wayne Energy, LLC, with securities fraud arising from a failed offering of interests in a joint venture formed to… Read More

SEC Issues Rule 147 Intrastate Crowdfunding Guidance – Posted by Brenda Hamilton

In October of last year, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), adopted final rules (1) amending Rule 147, also known as Intrastate Crowdfunding and Rule 504 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”),  and… Read More

SEC Charges Justin Meadlin of Hyaline Capital Management

On April 17, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged a New York-based investment adviser, Hyaline Capital Management, LLC, and one of its founders, Justin Meadlin, with disseminating false information to prospective investors and clients in order… Read More

What is a NYSE Designated Market Maker? Posted by Brenda Hamilton

One of the most important decisions for a company going public is to choose the right market for listing the company’s shares. This is true for initial public and direct public offerings. The New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”)… Read More

SEC Announces Temporary Trading Suspension of Sunshine Capital

At 9:30 a.m. EDT on April 12, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission  announced the temporary suspension of trading in the securities of Sunshine Capital, Inc. (“SCNP”), of Hollywood, Florida, terminating at 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 26,… Read More

SEC Announces Temporary Trading Suspension of Bingo Nation

At 9:30 a.m. EDT on April 13, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the temporary suspension of trading in the securities of Bingo Nation Inc. , of Las Vegas, Nevada and terminating at 11:59 p.m. EDT on… Read More

SEC Charges Lucita Zamoras with Operating a Fraudulent Promissory Note Scheme

The SEC’s complaint, filed in federal court in the Northern District of Illinois, alleges that Lucita Zamoras solicited investors for a promissory note program and subsequently misappropriated the investors’ funds. From at least October 2009 through December 2013,… Read More

SEC Charges Michael Shumway with Securities Fraud

On April 8, 2017,  the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced securities fraud charges against Michael Shumway, a former corporate secretary and treasurer of two Utah water companies for misappropriating and fraudulently selling corporate shares. The SEC’s complaint,… Read More