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SEC Expands Rule 504 of Regulation D & Rule 147

On October 26, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted final rules that amend Rule 504 of Regulation D and Rule 147. According to the SEC, these new rules modernize how companies can raise money to… Read More

OTC Markets 101 – The Basics of Listing

Posted by Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer OTC Markets Group (“OTC Markets”) requires companies seeking quotation of their securities on the OTCQB® Venture Stage Marketplace (“OTCQB”) have an initial and ongoing $0.01 per share minimum bid price,… 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

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

Do State Blue Sky Laws Apply To Regulation D Offerings?

    Issuers are sometimes unaware of the state laws that apply to offerings that are exempt under the federal securities laws. The purchase or sale of a security be subject to a registration statement under the Securities… 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

DTC Imposes Corporate Action DTC Eligibility Fee

On December 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) published a notice that it was soliciting comments for a proposed rule change submitted by The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) filed a pursuant to section 19(b)(3)(A) of the… 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