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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

Why Operation Shell Expel Gets an F

Between January of 2000 and present, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has suspended or halted thousands of publicly traded companies under its highly publicized agenda known as Operation shell Expel.  Many were dormant penny stock issuers suspended… Read More

SEC Charges Manny Shulman and David Hirschman

On September 3, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged Manny J. Shulman and David Hirschman for their involvement in the fraudulent, unregistered sale of securities of Caribbean Pacific Marketing, Inc. (“Caribbean Pacific”), a now-defunct Florida corporation… Read More

Utah Registry Established For White Collar Criminals

Last week, the Utah legislature passed a law that will create a white-collar offender registry. Similar to a sex offender registry, it will offer a website where anyone interested can view photos of convicted white collar criminals, along… Read More

Going Public Strategies – Going Public Attorneys

Posted by Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer Going Public can involve a variety of structures depending upon each company’s specific needs.  Companies seeking to Go Public can involve an Initial Public Offering (IPO), Direct Public Offering (DPO),… Read More

What Is a Reverse Merger Super 8-K? Going Public Lawyer

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), Division of Corporate Finance  frequently notes disclosure failures of reverse merger transactions in Form 8-K also known as “Super 8-K”.  This blog post summarizes SEC staff comments in response… Read More

DTC Conspiracy Theories Continue In 2015

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog We continue to receive inquiries from management and shareholders of public companies about the Depository Trust Company (“DTC”).  Many of these people assert that there is a larger DTC conspiracy in the works.  Frequently,… Read More

SEC Targets Another Promoter In a Reverse Merger Scheme

Securities Law Blog The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) charged another promoter in connection with a reverse merger issuer.  Matthew Carley, a penny stock promoter in Montana with orchestrating a fraudulent pump-and-dump scheme involving the stock of reverse merger… Read More

What is Corporate Hijacking?

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Corporate hijackings, also known as corporate identity theft, of public shell companies has been around for more than a decade.  It is a growing method used by fraudsters to acquire control of publicly traded shell companies to use in reverse… Read More

SEC Charges 8 in Pump and Dump Scheme

On September 18, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced charges against eight individuals for their roles in an alleged pump-and-dump scheme involving a penny stock company based in California that has repeatedly changed its name and… Read More