FINRA - Securities & Going Public Lawyers

FINRA Amends Regulation NMS

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority  has adopted amendments to its rules related to the operation of the Regulation NMS Plan to Address Extraordinary Volatility following a trading pause or regulatory halt.  FINRA Rule 6121.01 (Resumption of Trading in Securities… Read More

IHUB Pushes Back to COR Clearing Subpoena in Calissio Case

We last wrote about the complex litigation involving Calissio Resources Group (CRGP) in February.  It arose out of a controversy surrounding the company’s payment of a special dividend of $0.011 a share in August 2015.  At the time… Read More

COR Clearing Subpoenas Retail Shareholder Trade Information

  Last fall, we wrote about a highly unusual cash dividend paid by penny stock Calissio Resources Group, Inc. (CRGP).  The payment process was so badly botched it resulted in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) U3 trading… Read More

Bungled Calissio Resources Dividend Sparks FINRA Halt and Clearing Firm Lawsuit

For penny stock enthusiasts looking for a little late-summer entertainment, the issues surrounding an extremely large special dividend distributed by Calissio Resources Group, Inc. (CRGP) have proved to be of unusual interest.  On June 16, 2015, the company… Read More

Disclosure Obligations in Regulation A+ Offerings

The Anti-Fraud Provisions And  Regulation A+  On March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules amending Regulation A. The new rules are often referred to as Regulation A+. These rules are designed to facilitate smaller companies’ access to… Read More

Regulation A+ Q & A – Regulation A+ Lawyers

Regulation A+ Lawyers Explain Regulation A+ With Q&A Series Regulation A+ expands existing Regulation A. Existing Regulation A provides an existing exemption from registration for smaller issuers of securities. Regulation A+ offerings can be used in combination with… Read More

What is a Sponsoring Market Maker? Going Public Attorneys

  The last step in a going public transaction is for the company to receive a stock trading or ticker symbol from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”).  For a company to obtain its ticker symbol, a sponsoring market maker (“Sponsoring Market… Read More

FINRA Proposes New Rules For Algorithmic Trading Strategies

FINRA is proposing new rules that will impact algorithic trading strategies. If an individual performs a trade on another person’s behalf, that associated person is required to register with FINRA as an equity trader. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority… Read More

FINRA Fines LaSalle Securities For Private Placements

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission require that broker-dealers perform adequate due diligence before letting a registered representative recommend private placements made pursuant to Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933,… Read More

Does FINRA Approve Going Public Transactions? Going Public Attorneys

By The Going Public Attorneys – The Financial Institution Regulatory Authority (FINRA) plays an important role in going public transactions.  While filing a registration statement on Form S-1 will make a company reporting with the Securities and Exchange Commission,… Read More