Form S1 Registration Statement - Securities & Forensic Lawyers

What is a Direct Public Offering? Going Public Attorneys

Most small private companies are unable to find an underwriter prior to going public.  A direct public offering (“Direct Public Offering”) provides a viable solution to these companies. Using a Direct Public Offering  can allow the company to sell its shares… Read More

SEC Issues Form S-3 Registration and Annual Report C&DIs

On November 2, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Division of Corporation Finance released two new compliance and disclosure interpretations (“C&DIs”) addressing eligibility to use Form S-3 registration statements and submission of annual reports to the SEC…. Read More

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

Cry Me A River – DTC Chills & Global Locks – Going Public Attorneys

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (“DTCC”), through its subsidiaries, provides clearing, settlement and information services for securities.  DTCC’s subsidiary, the Depository Trust Company (“DTC”), was created to improve efficiencies and reduce risk in… Read More

Securities Law & Going Public Attorneys

  Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and quantities of regulations with which… Read More

Three SEC Stop Orders, One Mystery? Going Public Attorneys

On May 11, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) instituted administrative proceedings against two penny stock companies, Visual Acumen, Inc., and First Xeris Corp. (FXER).  The purpose of the actions was to establish grounds for imposing stop… Read More

Brenda Hamilton Featured By Intuit About Direct Public Offerings and Going Public

Intuit Inc., a provider of small business software solutions, including QuickBooks, tackles accounting, taxes, budgets, and personal finances with TurboTax. Quicken featured an interview with  Securities Attorney Brenda Hamilton.* Brenda Hamilton practices Securities Law focusing on Direct Public Offerings… Read More

Offering Proceeds And Going Public – Going Public Lawyer

  A Going Public Lawyer helps the company comply with the expansive disclosures required in registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Proper disclosure is critical during the going public process.  SEC disclosures are most often… Read More

What Documents Do Going Public Attorneys Review?

Proper disclosure is critical during the going public process.  SEC disclosures are most often prepared by the company’s going public attorney. The securities laws require that companies provide expansive disclosures in registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange… Read More

How Soon Will The SEC Review A Form S-1 Registration Statement?

The Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reviews filings and provides companies going public with comments on filings to ensure that its disclosure requirements are being met. This is particularly common for a… Read More