Securities Law governs financial instruments such as stocks, mutual funds, and bonds. This guide primarily focuses on federal law in this area, with a focus on the most essential sources and strategies.
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This comprehensive treatise covers covers all aspects of regulating the securities industry, including registration requirements, IPOs, liability, blue sky laws, tender offer, takeovers, proxy regulation and much more.
This treatise features broad coverage, discussing topics such as: Dodd-Frank; Sarbanes-Oxley, PCAOB, and corporate governance; public offering process; Rule 144A and private placements; registration and reporting under the Exchange Act; JOBS Act; Reg A+; pay ratio, pay-versus-performance, and clawback provisions; asset-backed securities; crowdfunding; and much more.
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