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 […]
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James E. Grimes Named Chief ALJ at SEC
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 […]
What is Blue Sky Law?
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 […]
SEC Investigation Not a Covered Claim for Hertz
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.
Luckin Coffee Agrees to Pay $180 Million Penalty to Settle Accounting Fraud Charges
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 & […]
SEC Charges Founder, Digital-Asset Issuer With Fraudulent ICO
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, […]
Accredited Investor Definition
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 […]
What is Securities Law?
Mark J. Astarita is a nationally recognized securities lawyer who represents financial professionals and their firms in securities investigations, arbitrations, and litigation across the country. If you have a question relating to the securities laws, contact him at email@example.com or 212-509-6544. Securities law refers to the body of law that […]
Attorney Barred From Appearing Before SEC
The Securities and Exchange Commission barred a New York-based attorney from appearing or practicing before it and acting as an officer or director of a public company after finding that he made false and misleading statements in corporate filings. Pursuant to Section 4C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 […]