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Featured Article - Lehman Principal Protected Notes Arbitrations - arbitration claims arising from the marketing of Lehman Principal Protected Notes are on the rise as investors seek recover from other firms and brokers for their losses. Analysis of the issues and the claims by Mark J. Astarita, Esq.

Featured Books - Securities Law in a Nutshell and Broker-Dealer Regulation in a Nutshell are excellent introductions to the law that affects your business. If you are an Investment Advisor, you might be interested in Investment Adviser Regulation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance and The Law

Registration of Investment Advisors - what you need to know to start an advisory firm

Guide to Broker-Dealer Registration - an updated version of the SEC's original guide is now online.

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Securities Law Blogs

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Introductory Materials

Introduction to the Federal Securities Laws

Introduction to the Blue Sky Laws (State Securities Laws)

Introduction to Securities Arbitration

Introduction to the Initial Public Offering Process

Introduction to Private Placements

Introduction to Insider Trading


Amazon.com makes it easy to order books online, and we have compiled what we believe to be the most useful books for the brokerage legal and compliance officer in the Compliance and Law Department at the SECLaw.com Bookstore.

The Law of Securities Regulation - from West Publishing, an excellent introduction and overview of the securities laws. This is a "hornbook", books written for law students to introduce a new subject. Excellent reference material for layman, compliance officer or an attorney seeking an introduction to the subject. With full citations, attorneys can quickly locate the major cases on a particular topic and obtain additional information.

Securities Regulation in a Nutshell (6th ED) - This book summarizes the essential background and current status of each major area, while keeping details and citations to a minimum. It includes references to the relevant statutes, SEC rules and releases, and other governmental materials, as well as to "leading cases."

Statutes and Rules

The Securities Act of 1933
and the '33 Act Rules and Forms

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
and the 34 Act Rules and Forms

Investment Company Act

Investment Advisor's Act

Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970

Public Utilities Holding Company Act  

National Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996 

The Regulators








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