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SEC Adopts Rule Amendments to Improve Municipal Securities Disclosure

The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to enhance transparency in the municipal securities market. The adopted amendments to Rule 15c2-12 of the Securities Exchange Act will focus on material financial obligations that could impact an issuer’s liquidity,… Read More

Americrude Charged by SEC – Posted by Brenda Hamilton, Securities Attorney

On March 8, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Americrude, Inc. a Dallas-based oil-and-gas company and two of its executives with defrauding investors out of at least $950,000 through a string of fraudulent oil-and-gas securities offerings. The… Read More

Electronic Transaction Clearing -ETC- Charged With Repeatedly Putting Customer Assets At Risk

On March 19th the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Electronic Transaction Clearing (ETC), a registered broker-dealer headquartered in Los Angeles, has agreed to settle charges that it illegally placed more than $25 million of customers’ securities at risk… Read More

KPMG Charged with Audit Failures

On Aug. 15, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that KPMG has agreed to pay more than $6.2 million to settle charges that it failed to properly audit the financial statements of an oil and gas company,… 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

Section 12 – Termination of Registration and Trading Suspensions

Securities Law Blog SEC proceedings for registration revocations and trading suspensions have become somewhat common in the microcap markets since the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) started its Operation Shell Expel initiative.  Proceedings under Section 12(j) are frequently initiated… Read More

The Exchange Act Lawyer’s Role In Going Public Matters

Securities Lawyer 101 Form 10 registration statements and Exchange Act reporting are required by Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Securities Exchange Act”) under certain circumstances. Exchange Act reporting follows going public transactions when the issuer files a… Read More

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) grants broad authority to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to oversee the securities industry. The SEC’s authority includes the power to register, regulate, and overseebrokerage… Read More