Law Blog Category: 15c2-11 Application

State Crowdfunding Using Intrastate Offerings and Rule 147

OTC Market Group Has Modified Its Alternative Reporting Standard

SEC Suspends Trading On 61 Shell Companies

The OTCQX And OTCQB Are Finally Recognized As “Established Public Markets” By The SEC

OTC Market Groups Has Modified Its Alternative Reporting Standard Effective January 3, 2013

SEC Suspends Trading for Record Number of Shell Companies

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today suspended the trading in 379 dormant shell companies. This is the most trading suspensions in a single day in the history of the SEC. The trading suspensions are part of an SEC initiative tabbed Operation Shell-Expel by the SEC’s Microcap Fraud Working Group. Each of the companies was a dormant shell that was lacking any and all public disclosures. That is, each of the companies failed to have adequate current public information available either through the news service on OTC Markets or filed with the SEC via EDGAR.

Why Rule 419 Companies May Revitalize the Small-Cap Market

Are Rule 419 Companies poised to be the next big thing in the small-cap sector?

Recently, the small-cap and reverse merger market has diminished substantially. Operating businesses are wary of completing reverse mergers, and PIPE investors are harder to come by. The reasons for this are easily identifiable.