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Securities Law Blog

The Securities Law Blog provides commentary and news on the latest securities law developments impacting established and emerging growth publicly-traded issuers and investment banks, as well as entrepreneurs and venture-backed private entities. Our blog closely follows SEC rulemaking in several key areas including public and private securities offerings, shareholder activism and equity investment, and mergers & acquisitions.

The authors of this blog are members of the Corporate/Securities practice of Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.  Since our founding, this firm has been distinguished by responsive, independent and client-focused legal services provided by lawyers with a profound commitment to the companies they serve. This blog is an outgrowth of this representation of our clients in a wide range of capital market transactions.

Showing 4 posts from March 2017.

Greenlight Pushes General Motors into Small-Cap Realm of Legal Issues with Proposal to Split GM’s Common Stock into Two Separate Classes

Greenlight’s proposal - rejected by GM – argues for a dual-class common stock structure at GM consisting of dividend shares and capital appreciation shares to appeal to different investors in order to invigorate demand for the company’s shares. Read More ›

Bring Business to Texas and Fairness in Disclosure Act

Texas’ proposed “Bring Business to Texas and Fairness in Disclosure Act” would require certain investors and proxy advisory firms to comply with new disclosure requirements when dealing with publicly traded Texas-based companies. Read More ›

SEC to Vote on Two-Day Trade Settlement

Proposed Amendment Shortens Settlement from Three to Two Business Days Read More ›

SEC to Hold Investor Advisory Committee Meeting on Thursday, March 9

The public meeting will be live streamed on the SEC website and agenda includes the current hot topic of unequal voting rights of shares. Read More ›