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NASD Proposed More IPO Purchase Restrictions

 Free-riding and Withholding Interpretation being replaced? By John M. Baker, Esq. NASD Regulation posted the second amendment to its SEC rule filing on proposed Rule 2790, Restrictions on the Purchase and Sale of Initial Equity Public Offerings. Proposed Rule 2790 is intended to replace the existing Free-Riding and Withholding Interpretation, […]

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GAO Report on Blue Sky Revenue Released

Blue Sky Filings Become a Cash Cow By John M. Baker, Esq. Blue sky filings are quite the cash cow, according to a recent General Accounting Office report. Expenditures and Revenues of State Securities Regulatory Agencies, No. GAO/GGD-00-189R (Aug. 15, 2000). For example, in 1999 the 46 jurisdictions reporting usable […]

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  INTERNET OFFERINGS CAN RESULT IN A DOUBLE WHAMMY: AN IPO BY INEXPERIENCED BROKERS IN A COMPANY WITH NO FUNDAMENTALS By now, you’re probably aware of Spring Street Brewing’s successful initial public offering completed last year. The company conducted a self-underwriting almost entirely on the Internet and then commenced trading of its securities on its Internet World […]

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Lease/Back, Buy/Back Agreements

Lease/Back and Buy/Back Agreements Constitute Securities By Mark J. Astarita, Esq.   The Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) announced that on August 2, 2000, it filed a civil lawsuit with an application for a temporary restraining order against Phoenix Telecom, L.L.C. (“Phoenix”) and Jerold Benjamin Clawson (“Clawson”) and other emergency […]

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Internet IPO

Internet Offerings – Is Spring Street the Start of Something Big? By Mark J. Astarita, Esq. By now most readers are aware of the initial public offering successfully completed by Spring Street Brewing last year, where the company conducted a self underwriting almost entirely on the Internet, and then commenced […]