Operating successfully requires effort from various areas of business such as accounting, information technology, investing and human resources. Companies also benefit from the insight of a professional familiar within their industry, including the laws, restrictions, and other regulations to keep … Read More
Your firm is notified that the SEC is coming. It spends weeks reviewing all policies and procedures and participating in a mock SEC exam, to help the registrants’ employees prepare. But what other steps should be taken to help achieve … Read More
When considering a merger, acquisition, or divestiture, significant responsibility rests with a company’s managers and board of directors. Much is at stake for the firms, employees, and shareholders or members involved. Minimizing and mitigating company risk is essential toward achieving a successful transaction and affecting a seamless transition.… Read More
You’ve reached the stage of the merger and acquisition process where you’ve completed the due diligence process and are ready to put pen to paper.
This is when every paragraph, sentence, and word should be reviewed by experienced professionals to successfully draft contracts for the sale of companies. In most cases, the purchaser and their legal advisors are already at work preparing the first version of the purchase agreement.… Read More
Dedicated to investor protection and still fully operational nationwide, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections Examinations (“OCIE”) announced that examinations will continue via online and virtual correspondence, in their most recent updated announcement on March 23, 2020.
MetLife, Inc. has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $10 million in order to settle charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) that it violated the books and records and internal accounting controls provisions of the federal securities laws.
Blockchain of Things (“BCOT”), a technology company, has agreed to settle charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for conducting an initial coin offering (ICO) without registering it as a securities offering or qualifying for any registration exemptions. The settlement requires BCOT to agree to a cease and desist order, pay a $250,000 civil fine, return funds to any investors who file a request, and register the tokens as securities.