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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 in Corporate Governance.

Practice Pointer for OTC Quoted Companies: The SEC Wants to Know Why You Don’t Meet NYSE/Nasdaq Corporate Governance Standards

The SEC staff frequently comments during its review process about the lack of an established corporate governance structure, such as board member independence and board committee composition, by OTC quoted issuers, even if not required by SEC and national securities exchange rules. Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›

Stock Ownership Guidelines Are Making Their Way Down To Small-And Micro-Cap Issuers

Boards of directors of small- and micro-cap issuers should consider adopting stock ownership guidelines to align the interests of its directors with the interests of stockholders and further promote the company’s commitment to sound corporate governance. Read More ›