A securities lawyer is a legal professional who specializes in securities law, which governs the issuance, sale, and trading of securities, such as stocks, bonds, and other financial instruments. Securities lawyers assist clients in navigating the complex regulations and legal requirements related to securities offerings, compliance, and enforcement. Here are […]
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Introduction The United States securities laws have played a crucial role in regulating the financial markets, protecting investors, and ensuring the integrity of the securities industry. These laws have evolved over time in response to various financial crises, fraudulent activities, and market manipulations. This essay will explore the history of […]
The Investment Advisers Act of 1940 The Act regulates investment advisers – firms and individuals compensated for advising others about securities investments. The Act requires such advisers to register with the SEC and conform to regulations to protect investors. Since the Act was amended in 1996 and 2010, generally, only […]
We are certain that Judge Grimes will be an excellent Chief ALJ, but we found it interesting, given the fact that the SEC ALJs rule in favor of the SEC in almost all of their cases that the SEC thought that including the word “impartial” in the title “SEC impartial Office […]
The term Blue Sky Law refers to the laws and regulations of the individual states regarding the registration of securities, brokerage firms and investment advisers. While the most well known securities laws are the federal laws, each state has its own rules and regulations. The blue sky laws of each […]
Make sure your insurance policies explicitly cover a governmental investigation. Hertz was covered for the class action but not the SEC investigation arising from the same events.
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged China-based company Luckin Coffee Inc. with defrauding investors by materially misstating the company’s revenue, expenses, and net operating loss in an effort to falsely appear to achieve rapid growth… Read the Full Press Release Have a securities law question? Call Sallah Astarita & […]
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a digital-asset entrepreneur and his company with defrauding investors in an initial coin offering (ICO) that raised more than $42 million from hundreds of investors. The SEC‘s complaint alleges that from August 2017 to April 2018, Eran Eyal, founder of UnitedData, Inc. d/b/a Shopin, […]
Under the federal securities laws, a company may not offer or sell securities to investors without registration with the SEC. However, there are a number of registration exemptions that ultimately expand the universe of potential investors. Many exemptions require that the investment offering be made only to persons who are […]
Mark J. Astarita is nationally recognized security lawyer, admitted to practice law before all state and federal courts in the States of New York and New Jersey as well as the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Astarita graduated cum laude from New York Law School and has practiced law primarily […]