Reverse Merger - Going Public Lawyers

How to Spot a Penny Stock Scam

Have you ever played a penny stock?  Or invested in one you believed or hoped was real, perhaps even the Next Big Thing?  If so, you probably know the roads in Pennyland are full of potholes.  Many of… Read More

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

Private companies seeking to raise capital often file a registration statement on SEC Form S-1 or Form 1-A of Regulation A in connection with their going public transaction. Once a Form S-1 is effective, the company becomes subject to the SEC reporting requirements. The… Read More

Why Does a Company Go Public? 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 issuers… Read More

Going Public Question and Answer – Securities & Going Public Attorneys

Going public is a big step for any company. Companies can go public and become listed on National Securities Exchanges like NASDAQ or the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) or they can have their shares quoted on the… Read More

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

Going public  using Form S-1 or Form 1-A allows issuers to chose from a variety of offering structures. Private companies seeking to raise capital often file a registration statement on SEC Form S-1 or Form 1-A of Regulation in connection with their… Read More

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

Beware of Lawyers Bearing Gifts – Custodianship Shells and Reverse Mergers

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) says it doesn’t like over-the-counter shell companies especially when reverse mergers are involved, and would like to see them gone from the marketplace.  To that end, its Enforcement Division cooked up an… Read More

What Is An Unregistered Broker? – Going Public Lawyers

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) is pursuing unregistered broker or broker dealer activity which runs rampant in the penny stock markets particulary in transactions involving reverse merger companies. Often these unregistered broker-dealers claim to be exempt… Read More

Attorney Adam Tracy & the Nefarious World of Custodianship Shells

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) says it doesn’t like over-the-counter shell companies, and would like to see them gone from the marketplace.  To that end, its Enforcement Division cooked up an initiative it called  “Operation Shell-Expel”.  It… Read More

Operation Bermuda Short In Retrospect

Many penny stocks have bad histories, or are associated with questionable players.  Only last December, convicted felon Edward Durante was civilly and criminally charged in a securities fraud and manipulation scheme he’d embarked upon immediately after leaving prison… Read More