Emerging Growth Company - Securities & Going Public Lawyers

FAST Reduces Form S-1 Rules & Creates Resale Exemption

Last month, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST Act became law. The FAST Act is primarily a transportation bill but there are changes to the federal securities laws which should assist in the capital raising process… Read More

Crowdfunding Portals & Platforms 101

The JOBS Act includes provisions to allow intermediaries known as “Crowdfunding Portals” or “Crowdfunding Platforms” to assist companies with raising capital using the internet.  Crowdfunding Portals will serve as attractive capital raising centers for private companies seeking to go public in… Read More

When is a Form S-1 Confidential?

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”) allows an “emerging growth company” to submit a draft of its registration statement and exhibits to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on a confidential basis. … Read More

Raising Capital and Going Public Guide 2014

There are two primary sets of federal securities laws that come into play when a company wants to offer and sell its securities and go public. These are the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”), and the Securities Exchange Act of… Read More

Confidential Submission of Draft SEC Registration Statements

Draft registration statements may be submitted to the SEC if certain conditions are present. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”) allows an “emerging growth company” to submit a draft of its registration statement and exhibits… Read More

The Emerging Growth Company & Confidential Submission of Draft Registration Statements

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog In order to qualify for many of the benefits created by Title I of the JOBS Act, an issuer must qualify as an Emerging Growth Company. The JOBS Act created a new disclosure standard… Read More

Foreign Issuers Embrace U.S. IPO Markets

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog As the number of U.S. companies launching initial public offerings (“IPOs”) by filing registration statements increased throughout 2013, foreign issuers joined in.  While their numbers are still relatively small compared to their U.S. counterparts,… Read More

SEC Chairman Mary Jo White Addresses SEC Disclosure Requirements

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog On October 15, 2013, Mary Jo White, new chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), delivered a speech before the National Association of Corporate Directors.  She chose to discuss possible changes in SEC… Read More

The JOBS Act l Rule 506

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (“JOBS”) Act was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012. The JOBS Act  required the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to issue final regulations regarding… Read More

Emerging Growth Company – Going Public Attorneys

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”), which was intended to help smaller and emerging growth companies raise capital in the U.S. markets. The JOBS Act amends, and adds… Read More