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SEC Small Business Advisory Committee Meets Wednesday

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s advisory committee on small and emerging companies is holding its next open meeting this Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Speakers include the CEO of Nasdaq, the CEO of WR Hambrecht & Co and the CEO and the NYSE Euronext. An august assemblage for sure! Topics that are announced include capital formation,

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Let’s Adjust Reverse Merger Seasoning Restrictions

I remain determined in my quest for the major stock exchanges to consider some alterations to the reverse merger “seasoning” requirements instituted in November 2011.  As we know, these restrictions were added primarily in response to allegations of fraud in a number of Chinese companies that went public through reverse mergers. The rules add a

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Judge Holds Self in Contempt

It’s good when the man in robes is true to his word. According to the ABA Journal online, Michigan judge found himself in his own hot water recently when a cellphone went off in his courtroom. It turned out it was his new phone, and he hadn’t yet figured out how to set it to

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Law School 3rd Year: Another Option?

Lots of discussion in recent months centering around NY’s considering allowing law students to sit for the bar exam after two years of law school, and then commence their careers if they pass. As we know law school applications are way down and a major reason for that is the substantial cost of the three-year

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With New SEC Chair, Rules Soon?

  Mary Jo White was sworn in as the new Chair of the SEC on April 10 following the unanimous consent of her appointment by the US Senate.  Like her predecessor, Ms. White prefers to be called Chairman. Chairman White has quite the agenda before her. Dodd-Frank rulemakings. Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act rulemakings. Getting

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Welcome to Our New Home!

I’m thrilled to be launching this new blog, something I’ve been planning for quite a long time. After blogging about reverse mergers and related topics for so long, in this new home I’m expanding my commentary to include entrepreneurship, the US and world economy and stock markets, the small and microcap markets, the US Securities and Exchange

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Nasdaq Proposes Mandatory Internal Audit Function

At the end of March, the Nasdaq Stock Market proposed requiring a permanent internal audit function at all Nasdaq-listed companies to ensure that financial controls are adequate. This is already a requirement of companies listed on the “big board” of NYSE Euronext. As we know, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, passed in the wake of

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Smallcap World Still Struggling

According to the DealFlow Report, the first quarter of 2013 has remained weak in financings for smaller public companies. IPOs, venture deals PIPEs and reverse mergers all declined. Follow-on public offerings, however, did go up. Liquidity is the word of the day as investors would rather know that they can immediate trade the shares they

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