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What Happens If I Ignore an SEC Subpoena?

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The United States Securities and Exchange Commission is the federal agency charged with the regulation and oversight of the securities markets, public companies and securities professionals.(…)

” >SEC Enforcement Division is getting tougher on financial firms, investors, and issuers. When you are served with an SEC subpoena, you know that they are not fun to deal with. But you must deal with it. Even if you don’t know or didn’t commit a […]

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SEC Proposes to Enhance Proxy Voting Disclosure by Investment Funds and Require Disclosure of “Say-on-Pay” Votes for Institutional Investment Managers

The Securities and Exchange Commission today proposed amendments to Form N-PX to enhance the information mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and certain other funds report about their proxy votes. The proposed rulemaking would require funds to tie the… Read the Full Press Release Have a securities law question? Call Sallah Astarita […]

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Forms 3, 4 and 5

What is a Form 3? The federal securities laws require certain individuals (such as officers, directors, and those that hold more than 10% of any class of a company’s securities (“insiders”) to report purchases, sales, and holdings of their company’s securities by filing Forms 3, 4, and 5. When a […]

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EDGAR – The SEC Public Company Database

EDGAR—The Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system is a database system used by the SEC that requires all public companies and certain individuals to submit required, time-sensitive documents to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The database is a trove of information regarding public companies, their financials, quarterly filings, […]

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Can a Non-Citizen Be An Accredited Investor?

There is no residency or citizenship requirement in the definition of an accredited investor. Many entities and individuals are accredited investors. Rule 501 of Regulation D defines the term. For individuals, accredited investors include: Any director, executive officer, or general partner of the issuer of the securities being offered or sold, or any director, executive officer, […]