Law Blog Tag: securities issuers

Proper Use of S-8 Registration Statements

November 17, 2009 in Form S-8, SEC Guidance

A Form S-8 registration statement is popular with small business issuers because it becomes effective immediately upon filing and allows for incorporation by reference, two benefits not always available to smaller public companies. A Form S-8 registration statement can be used by Issuers to register securities to be offered to employees under certain employee benefit plans.