A Rule 10b5‐1 plan is a written securities trading plan that is designed to comply with Rule 10b5‐1(c) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Any person or entity executing pre‐planned transactions pursuant to a Rule 10b5‐1 plan that was established in good faith at a time when that person or entity was

Maybe still the single best measure ever adopted in order to facilitate capital formation, the shelf registration statement provides an issuer with the most flexibility to take advantage of windows of opportunity and to access the capital markets quickly and efficiently.  We discuss eligibility to use a shelf registration statement, the shelf registration process, and

This practice note discusses 10 practice points that can help you, as counsel to underwriters or initial purchasers, skillfully navigate the task of reviewing and negotiating comfort letters. A comfort letter is a letter delivered by an issuer’s independent accountants to the underwriters or initial purchasers that provides certain assurances with respect to financial information

This First Analysis article discusses the amendments adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on May 21, 2020 in connection with financial statement disclosures on business acquisitions and dispositions as required by Regulation S-X’s (17 C.F.R. §§ 210.1-01 – 12-29) Rule 3-05 (Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired or to be Acquired (Rule 3-05)), Rule

The staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance issues comment letters relating to registration statements and periodic report filings. This note examines the issues raised in SEC staff comment letters for IPOs relating to the valuation of equity awards issued to employees at a value that may be considered less than

PIPE transactions were created to be an effective capital raising approach for public companies when there were few, if any, other satisfactory financing alternatives. While there are now a number of other confidentially marketed securities offering methodologies, for the reasons discussed in this article, PIPE transactions may be the most efficient or only alternative for

This market trends article identifies cybersecurity risk disclosures that offer detailed discussions on the potential reputational, financial, or operational harm resulting from cybersecurity breaches and the potential litigation or regulatory costs, policies, and procedures in addressing cybersecurity risks. This article concludes with practical advice on how to prepare and enhance the required disclosures on cybersecurity

An “at-the-market” (“ATM”) offering is an offering of securities into an existing trading market for the securities at a price or prices related to the then-market price of the securities. ATM offerings are continuous offerings, and provide issuers with a flexible way to raise modest amounts of capital with minimal market impact, at a low

This market trends article identifies disclosures related to U.S. Tariff Policies that offer detailed discussions on the actual and potential effects for the particular registrants and concludes with recommendations on how to enhance disclosures relating to the effects of U.S. Tariff Policies. The company name, its industry, and the type of filing are also provided

This article, published in the Lexis Practice Advisor Journal, discusses capital markets and securities law in the time of COVID-19, which started in late 2019 and impacted the whole world in a matter of months, and explains how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) responded to address the effects of the pandemic, particularly on