The First SEC-Qualified Token Offering Raises $23M

Muneeb Ali, the founder of Blockstack PBC, released a blog post this week reporting that his company has raised $23 million in public token offerings. This is significant because Blockstack PBC was the first crypto company to gain… Read More

SEC Questions Starbucks’ Accounting Policies

Starbucks’ stock fell today after news broke that the Securities and Exchange Commission sent a letter questioning the way that Starbucks recognizes its revenue. New accounting guidelines were implemented at the end of 2018 that is affecting many… Read More

Leading Vaping Company Juul Warned About its Practices

According to CNBC, the FDA has slammed vaping company Juul for illegal marketing practices and is threatening fines and seizures against the company. Juul has been claiming that its vapes/e-cigarettes are healthy alternatives to cigarettes, but it turns… Read More

Infamous Former Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli Sues Investor from Prison

Martin Shkreli, who gained infamy in 2015 for buying the drug Daraprim, an antiparasite that costs pennies to make, and raising its price to $750 per pill, then later doing all sorts of crazy things, is back at… Read More

SEC Charges ICO Research Provider with Failing to Disclose it was Paid to Tout Digital Assets

The Russian entity ICO Rating is an online presence that shares information about ICOs (initial coin offerings), which have grown alongside the rapid rise of cryptocurrency in the past few years. ICO Rating settled with the SEC for… Read More

Going Public Gatekeepers Targeted in Form S-1 Scheme

In 1933, while the United States was still reeling from the effects of the market crash of 1929 and the subsequent Great Depression, a new Congress determined to create federal legislation regulating the offer and sale of securities…. Read More

Securities Offering Exemption – SEC Concept Release

SEC Concept Release on Harmonization of Securities Offering Exemptions In the wake of the stock market crash of 1929, the public had lost confidence in the entirely unregulated U.S. markets. Congress sought to restore it by creating a… Read More

Regulation A Offerings – Blue Sky Requirements

Regulation A, also known as Regulation A +, provides an exemption from registration for sales of up to $50 million in a 12 month period. The exemption provided by Regulation A + offers numerous benefits to issuers seeking… Read More

Regulation A+ 2019 Q&A – Securities Lawyer 101

Regulation A provides an  exemption from registration that can be used in combination with a Rule 506 private placement, a direct public offering and/or initial public offering by a private company or company seeking to go public. Since Regulation A was… Read More

Regulation A Investor Bulletin Issued by SEC

Regulation A Not Giving Warm Fuzzies to the SEC In April of this year, NASDAQ submitted a proposal related to the Regulation A Offering Exemption which would require any Company listing on NASDAQ in connection with an offering… Read More