July 2018 Archives - Going Public Lawyers

SEC Charges Howard Appel in Stock Manipulation Scheme

On  July 27, 2018 The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Howard Appel with manipulating the stocks of three microcap companies while on supervised release following his criminal conviction for a prior securities fraud. According to the SEC’s complaint,… Read More

Yao Li Settles Insider Trading Charges

On July 24, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that Yao Li, a senior executive at a Silicon Valley fiber optics company agreed to settle charges that he made nearly $200,000 in illicit profits by trading on… Read More

SEC Charges John Paulsen for Aiding & Abetting Pay-To-Play Scheme

On July 26, 2018, the Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed a civil injunctive action against John A. Paulsen, a former managing director and fixed income research analyst at a registered broker-dealer, for aiding and abetting a pay-to-play… Read More

SEC Amends Smaller Reporting Company Definition

Last month, the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to its definition of a “Smaller Reporting Company” which increases the number of companies that are allowed to provide reduced disclosures to comply with their SEC Reporting Requirements. The effective date of… Read More

OTC Markets OTCQB, OTCQX, OTC Pink Quotation, Listing and Disclosure

Public companies with shares traded on OTC Markets OTC Link® ATS are organized into three unique market places. In part, the trading market depends upon whether the issuer is required to comply with the SEC Reporting Requirements. The… Read More

Form 8-A and Form 10 Registration Statements

Form 10 and Form 8-A Registration Statements under the Securities Exchange Act Simultaneously or subsequent to the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) for an initial public offering (IPO) or direct public… Read More

How to Go Public Using Form S-1 – Going Public Lawyers

Using a Form S-1 Registration Statement to Go Public Private companies that go public commonly use a registration statement (“Registration Statement”) on Form S-1 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) to go public…. Read More

Can I Use Regulation A+ Be For a Shelf Offering?

Regulation A also known as Regulation A+ provides an existing exemption from registration for smaller issuers of securities. Regulation A+ offerings can be used in combination with direct public offerings and initial public offerings as part of a Going Public Transaction.  One key benefit of Regulation A+ is that companies using… Read More

Use of Proceeds In Form S-1 Registration Statements – Form S-1

Companies going public with Form S-1 have several options in how to structure their transaction when registering securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).  Form S-1 enables issuers to raise capital using the registration statement or register… Read More

Form S-1 Summary Information- Securities Attorney 101

Form S-1 is the most commonly used registration statement statement filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). This blog post addresses the summary information section of Form S-1. The requirements of the section are located in Items 501 and… Read More