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Public Offering Legal Center

IPO Law The Complete Going Public Handbook – Finance attorney Frederick Lipman untangles the complexities of the going public process to describe with insight and detail every step necessary for making a company publicly traded. Inside you will find the pros and cons of going public, the ins and outs […]

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Variable Annuities Under Scrunity

SEC Notes Explosive Growth and Fee Issues, Shareholders Sue Over Fees By John M. Baker, Esq. Variable annuities typically do not get a great deal of attention from the SEC’s upper levels, but they were the subject of a speech by Investment Management Director Paul Roye before the National Association […]

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SEC Adopts Auditor Independence Rule Amendments

  Identifies services which are inconsistent with independence By John M. Baker, Esq. On November 21, 2000 the SEC finalized and posted its release adopting rule amendments regarding auditor independence, which the Commissioners voted to adopt on November 15. Revision of the Commission’s Auditor Independence Requirements, Release Nos. 33-7919, 34-43602, […]

Private Placements

Rule 17d-1 No Action Letter Released

Aggregation of Orders Addressed By John M. Baker, Esq. The SEC’s Division of Investment Management recently issued a letter clarifying its position on the application of Rule 17d-1 to aggregated transactions in private placement securities. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., SEC No-Action Letter (July 28, 2000). As described below, the […]

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Massive Investment Banking Settlement

“These cases reflect a sad chapter in the history of American business — a chapter in which those who reaped enormous benefits from the trust of investors profoundly betrayed that trust. These cases also represent an important new chapter in our ongoing efforts to restore investors’ faith in the fairness […]