Scottsdale and John Hurry Push Back – FINRA Assault on Small Broker Dealers

On December 17, 2018, John Hurry broker dealer, Scottsdale Capital Advisers Corporation sued the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), for breach of contract in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  Scottsdale and its sister company,… Read More

SEC Files Subpoena in Possible Market Manipulation Scheme

The SEC filed a subpoena enforcement action against three penny-stock companies and their CEO – Cherubim Interests, Inc., PDX Partners, Inc., Victura Construction Group, Inc., and Patrick Jevon Johnson – seeking an order directing them to comply with… Read More

SEC Charges Taiwan-Based Insurance, China United with Fraudulent Market Manipulation Scheme

A Taiwan-based insurance company, China United Insurance Service, Inc. and one of its former managers have agreed to settle fraud charges brought by the SEC relating to a scheme to manipulate the company’s trading volume. The complaint alleges that,… Read More

SEC Obtains Judgment Against Former CEO John Place

On November 9, 2018, the SEC obtained a judgment against John Place, a former CEO of a brokerage consulting business who was charged by the SEC in August for his role in a multimillion dollar transition management fraud…. Read More

SEC Obtains Asset Freeze Against Former CEO Charged with Misappropriating Investor Funds

The SEC announced on December 14, 2018 charges against Thomas Laws, the former CEO of Santa Fe Gold Corporation, for the misappropriation of investor funds. The SEC also obtained an asset freeze against Thomas Laws. The SEC’s complaint, unsealed… Read More

SEC Sues Orange County Investment Adviser, Craig Arsenault for Defrauding Clients

On December 14, 2018 the SEC charged Craig Arsenault, a California investment adviser with misappropriating client funds and misleading his clients about how their money was invested and how their investments were performing. The SEC is seeking an… Read More

SEC Obtains Final Judgment Against Gregory Webb, a Chicago Tech Executive

The SEC has obtained a final judgment against Gregory Webb, the former Chairman and CEO of a company purportedly in the homeland security business. In October 2011, the SEC charged  Gregory E. Webb, the Chairman and CEO of InfrAegis,… Read More

2018 Regulation A+ Q&A

Since Regulation A+ was adopted in 2015, it has gained notable market acceptance.  Regulation A+  provides an  offering that can be used in combination with direct public offerings and initial public offerings as part of a Going Public Transaction allowing the issuer to avoid the… Read More

Regulation A + and Secondary Trading

The Securities & Exchange Commission’s amendments to Regulation A went into effect on June 19, 2015 and are now over three years old.  The amendments known as Regulation A+ have gained market acceptance not only by the OTC… Read More

Form S-1 Filing in 2018 – Securities Lawyers – Going Public

  The Form S-1 filing remains widely used by companies seeking to raise capital and go public even after the enactment of Regulation A+.  The Form S-1 filing is the most commonly used registration statement form.  The flexibility of… Read More