OTC Markets - Securities & Forensic Lawyers

Operation Shell Expel in Retrospect

When Jay Clayton was sworn in as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in May 2017, he was perceived as a business-friendly choice.  While he is indeed committed to creating new opportunities for public companies and… Read More

Who Is Eligible for Regulation A + Offerings? Posted by Brenda Hamilton, Securities Lawyer

A correctly designed Regulation A Offering Program can minimize your financial risk and significantly enhance your ability to raise money, but not how you may think.  Both issuers and selling shareholders can benefit from Regulation A+.  A few… Read More

Regulation A+ -v- Form S-1 Registration By: Regulation A Attorneys

Almost three years ago, the SEC radically changed Regulation A for smaller companies desiring to raise money by going public.  This seismic shift is called Regulation A+.  In this blog post, we will explain how new Regulation A+… 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

SEC Suspends Penny Stock Issuers-Posted by Brenda Hamilton

On January 9, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced the temporary suspension of trading in the securities of three penny stock issuers: Blacksands Petroleum, Inc. (BSPE), China Education Alliance, Inc. (CEAI), DoMark International, Inc. (DOMK), and… Read More

FINRA Fines BMA Securities

On February 2, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) accepted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (“AWC”), from BMA Securities, LLC (CRD #108219, El Segundo, California). BMA Securities was censured and fined $25,000. Without admitting or… Read More

What SEC Disclosure Is Required By Section 17(b) For Investor Relations Firms?

We are often contacted by investors, stock promoters and investor relations firms about the disclosures that must be provided in promotional websites, emails and other investor relations materials. Section 17(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 requires anyone who… 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

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

OTCQB Listing, Eligibility & Quotation – Going Public Lawyers

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… Read More