Welcome to our Securities Law Blog. The Bradshaw Law Group focuses on all aspects of the issuance of securities and the practice of securities law and periodic reporting required by the Securities & Exchange Commission.

The Securities Law Blog focuses on many topics, including:

  • Taking Your Company Public
  • Drafting Form 10, S-1, S-3, and S-8 Registration Statements
  • Conducting Reverse Mergers
  • Structuring Registered Public Offerings
  • Maintaining Compliance with the Over-the-Counter Markets such as OTCBB, OTCQB and OTCQX
  • Maintaining Compliance with NASDAQ, and the New York Stock Exchange
  • Maintaining Compliance with FINRA, the SEC and DTC
  • Drafting Private Placement Memoranda
  • Fulfilling the Reporting Requirements of the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • 1934 Act Reporting Requirements
  • Satisfying the Current Information Reporting Requirements of OTCMarkets.com
  • Operating as Ongoing public companies to Small and Mid-Size Public Issuers, Private Companies Going Public, Officers, Directors and Shareholders of Publicly-Traded Companies
  • Public companies going private
  • Title III Crowdfunding
  • Regulation D private placements
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

The Bradshaw Law Group is a boutique corporate and securities law firm with offices in New York City and Irvine, California.  Our experience in working with small to mid-size publicly traded companies is only exceeded by our ability to adapt. As the economic and regulatory landscape changes, we do as well. Our securities law firm is constantly evolving in order to stay abreast of regulatory changes and trends in the industry. The corporate finance landscape is perpetually changing and our securities attorneys adapt just as quickly. We provide our valued clientele with the most cutting edge corporate legal services at all times.

As a business law firm, we devote our practice to providing quality, efficient and cost-effective services for both entrepreneurs and startups as well as established companies. Our legal team is well-versed in all aspects of business formation and transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and venture capital transactions. We also provide guidance on the complex application of securities law and regulatory compliance. This Securities Law Blog is updated with posts by our attorneys and staff highlighting changes in the area of Securities Law.  Keep an eye on our securities law blog to stay up to date!



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Insider trading is the sharing of information around a securities transaction to a select or small group of people. Vital information is usually given to a select group of people within the company (insiders) and then those insiders share it with a select group of people outside the company. Insider trading creates an unfair advantage…

What is the SEC?  The SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) is a large independent agency of the United States federal government created after the Wall Street Crash of 1929. The crash brought on financial ruin for financiers and businessmen, and caused America’s GNP to drop by 15%. The stock market crash was the first fall…

The SEC charged Parallax for releasing misleading information about its Covid-19 diagnostic product to boost its stock price. On July 7th, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced its charge[1] against Parallax Health Science Inc (“Parallax”), a public company traded on OTCMKTS (PRLX), with its former CEO Paul R. Arena and CTO Nathaniel T….

SEC Charge Against GadGuido. On June 30, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) charged[1] Bay Area finance employee Mounir N. Gad for leaking non-public information to his friend Nathan E. Guido, conducting three insider trades. In total, Guido obtained $51,700 illicit profit, $11,000 of which he sent to Gad. Without admitting or denying…

What is a Private Company? A private company is also known as a privately held company, is a company that does not offer its trade to the public stock market.  What a private company does do, is offer shares of their company privately by ownership, traded, or exchanged privately. Can the SEC Investigate a Private…

According to the SEC, “This law regulates investment advisers. With certain exceptions, this Act requires that firms or sole practitioners compensated for advising others about securities investments must register with the SEC and conform to regulations designed to protect investors.” The Investment Advisers Act of 1940 was passed to prevent another stock market crash. Passed…

Violating the Anti-touting Provision.  On July 14th, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged[1] Blotics Ltd.(Blotics), a website operator based in the UK, for violating the anti-touting provision of the federal securities law. Blotics operated a once-popular digital asset securities offering platform, Coinschedule.com (“Coinschedule”), accessible to US investors from 2016 to 2019. The website charged…

The SEC Charged a Touted Real Estate Investor with Orchestrating Unregistered Offering with a Fraudulent Nature Unregistered offering by touted real estate investor.  On June 29, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Committee (the “SEC”) charged[1] Matthew J. Skinner for issuing unregistered securities in four fraudulent schemes through Empire West Equity Inc. and four other entities…

Failing to Register as a Broker-Dealer On June 29, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged[1] Neovest (“Neovest”) Inc. for failing to register with the SEC as a broker-dealer. While Neovest circumvented the related regulations broker-dealers must conform to, it replicated confidential and sensitive information of its customer to a third party without any…

AFWL Charged for Foreign Bribery and Violating the Books and Record Provision. On Jun 25, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged[1] Amec Foster Wheeler Limited (AFWL) for bribing officials at a Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras to obtain a contract from which AFWL unjustly profited approximately $17.6 million. AFWL also violated the book…

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