Unregistered Securities - Securities & Going Public Lawyers

Michael Andre Jones Charged for Fraudulent Offering and Sales of Unregistered Securities

On August 22, 2016 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that, on August 19, 2016, the SEC filed a settled civil action in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Michael Andre Jones, alleging that he conducted… Read More

SEC Files Suit Against Promoter of ZeekRewards

  On December 4, 2015 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed suit against Trudy Gilmond for her participation in the unregistered offer and sale of securities through Rex Venture Group LLC d/b/a ZeekRewards.com, an internet-based combined Ponzi… Read More

Keeping A Close Watch On Equity Crowdfunding

With equity crowdfunding now legal, we can expect to see the Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”) keeping a close watch for unregistered broker dealers and funding portals. In an administrative proceeding a few weeks ago, the SEC ordered… Read More

Donald Lester and His Private Firm Charged with Fraud

On October 16, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed fraud and other charges against Donald Lester and his private equity firm, Rubicon Alliance, LLC (“Rubicon”). According to the SEC’s fraud complaint, from about January 2010 through December… Read More

SEC Wins Summary Judgment Against Allen Smith

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on October 8, 2015 that Judge Paul Barbadoro of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire entered summary judgment in favor of the SEC on its claims… Read More

SEC Charges GenAudio and CEO With Fraudulent Stock Offerings

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a civil injunctive action on September 25, 2015, in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado relating to the fraudulent offer and sale of stock in GenAudio, Inc. The SEC… Read More

Anthony Knight Barred, Enjoined, and Fined for Unregistered Securities

On Thursday, September 3, 2015, United States District Court Judge Denis R. Hurley of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued an order and judgment imposing relief against Defendant Anthony Knight, the… Read More

SEC Charges Robert Milligan With Securities Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on September 18, 2015 charges against Robert DeWayne Milligan, who was president of a California-based business known as America’s Natural Energy (“ANE”), for engaging in the fraudulent offering of unregistered securities…. Read More

When Private Placements Go Public – Going Public Attorneys

Rule 506 of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) provides for a private placement exemption from federal securities registration which is increasingly being used by companies seeking to raise capital prior to going public. While… Read More

SEC Sanctions 10 Issuers for Form 8-K Failures

On November 5, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced enforcement actions against 10 companies for failing to file Current Reports on Form 8-K disclosing financing deals and other unregistered securities sales that diluted their shareholders… Read More