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Form S-1 Filing Requirements, Filing Form S-1, S-1 Offering, S-1 …

Private companies often file a registration statement on SEC Form S-1 in connection with their going public transaction.  The most commonly used registration statement form is Form S-1. All companies qualify to register securities on a Form S-1 registration statement. Private companies going public should… Read More

SEC Detects William Gennity and Rocco Roveccio Defrauding Customers

On September 28, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged William Gennity and Rocco Roveccio with making unsuitable recommendations that resulted in substantial losses to customers and hefty commissions for the brokers. One of the brokers agreed to… Read More

Former Equifax Executive, Jun Ying Charged With Insider Trading

On March 14th the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Jun Ying, a former chief information officer of a U.S. business unit of Equifax with insider trading in advance of the company’s September 2017 announcement about a massive data… Read More

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

What is a NYSE Designated Market Maker? Posted by Brenda Hamilton

One of the most important decisions for a company going public is to choose the right market for listing the company’s shares. This is true for initial public and direct public offerings. The New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”)… Read More

When is a Foreign Private Issuer Required to File Form 6-K?

Foreign Private Issuers that are subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, (the “Exchange Act), must provide periodic reports to the Securities & Exchange  Commission. These include an annual report on Form 20-F… Read More

Form F-1 and Foreign Private Issuer Disclosures

A foreign private issuer going public can register an offering of securities under the Securities Act of 1933 (Securities Act) or may register a class of equity securities under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act), or… 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

How Do I Register A Direct Public Offering?

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Private companies seeking to go public often use a direct public offering (“Direct Public Offering”).  Unlike an Initial Public Offering (“IPO”), a Direct Public Offering allows an issuer to sell its shares directly to investors without… Read More

What is Form 10 Information? Going Public Attorneys

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Form 10 is a Registration Statement used to register a class of securities pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”).  This blog post addresses common questions we receive… Read More