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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.

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New York State Updates State Securities Regulations

New Rules Modernize Securities Filings and Eliminate Pre-Offer Filing Requirements, Now Consistent with Federally Set Timelines Read More ›

Main Street Loan Facilities (June 8th Update)

On June 8, 2020, the Federal Reserve released additional guidance on the Main Street Lending Program, completely replacing earlier set of FAQs (April 30, 2020 and May 27, 2020) with new FAQs and revised term sheets.  Read More ›

Main Street Loan Facilities

On May 27, 2020, the Federal Reserve released additional guidance on the Main Street Lending Program, completely replacing an earlier set of FAQs (April 30, 2020) with new FAQs and issuing model loan documents.  This post reflects the new guidance. Read More ›

Main Street Loan Facilities

In recently released FAQs (April 30, 2020), the Treasury Department (“Treasury”) announced a new third loan facility under the Main Street Lending Program — the Main Street Priority Loan Facility (the “Priority Loan Facility”). In addition, the new FAQs revise the terms of the two previously announced loan facilities — the Main Street New Loan Facility (the “New Loan Facility”) and the Main Street Expanded Loan Facility (the “Expanded Loan Facility” and, collectively, the “Main Street Loan Facilities”). The FAQs include new and revised term sheets (the “Term Sheets”) for the Priority Loan Facility, the New Loan Facility and the Expanded Loan Facility and are outlined in the client alert Read More ›

Paycheck Protection Program Loans Capped at $20 Million per Single Corporate Group

In new guidance issued on April 30, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) stated that businesses that are part of a “single corporate group” may not receive Paycheck Protection Program (”PPP”) loans exceeding $20 million in the aggregate for the “single corporate group.”  This cap is effective immediately with respect to any PPP loan that has not been fully disbursed by April 30, 2020. This client alert explains the new guidelines and related considerations. Read More ›

Liquidity

As businesses in the current environment are looking for ways to conserve or obtain liquidity, we have set forth below some avenues to liquidity, one or more of which might be applicable to your business. Read More ›

June 30 is Coming - What Filer Are You?

The SEC has established four categories of filers with varying public float thresholds that are determined as of June 30 for reporting companies with calendar-fiscal years. Read More ›

Fast Act Anomoly

Accelerated Filers do not benefit from the FAST Act Read More ›

SEC Proposes Amendments to Modernize and Expand Eligibility for Intrastate Securities Offerings

Proposed Rule 147 amendments would establish a new Securities Act exemption for intrastate offerings of securities by companies doing business in-state, including offerings relying upon newly adopted and proposed crowdfunding provisions of state securities laws. Read More ›

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