Presenting…the Chinese edition of the book!

We had so much demand for a Chinese version of my book, Reverse Mergers: Taking a Company Public Without an IPO (Bloomberg Press, 2006), the publisher arranged for translation and publication in Chinese. Given that about 20% of all reverse mergers last year involved a Chinese company, this certainly makes sense! I am very excited ...

And yet more comments…

As the dog days of August sadly wind down, someone had to rain on the party. A law professor and former SEC staffer has suggested that the Rule 144 holding periods should not be reduced as per the SEC proposal. He believes investors will be less protected even though capital formation will be enhanced. Of ...

Interesting New Comment to SEC Proposals: Reduce the Regulation S Holding Period 1

I noticed that a lawyer has posted a comment to the SEC proposal to change the holding periods for Rule 144 suggesting that Regulation S also be amended to reduce the holding periods there to six months from one year. As many of you know, Regulation S was passed originally to ease the process of ...

Tip of the Week – Which Lawyer Do You Need When?

I find that many actual and prospective law clients have different views of when and how lawyers should get involved in possible reverse merger and self-filing transactions, whether on behalf of a company going public or the public shell company. Allow me to humbly offer my thoughts following the near completion of 21 years of ...

Market's Down; RM Blog's Up!

Thanks, thanks, thanks! August 6, 2007 was the second highest one-day total number of visits to this blog since we started back in November. That’s in the middle of the summer and there have certainly been more important weeks for the RM world than this one. Of course we are all worried about the direction ...

Sorry about the downtime!

To faithful blogees (several of whom emailed me): Unfortunately the blog was “frozen” by the operator temporarily due to technical issues, which have obviously been resolved. As my long-time office administrator constantly reminds me, we are maybe a little too dependent on all the technology in our lives, which is great until it stops working! ...

Marty Dunn Departing the SEC

It does seem I’m covering a lot of action at the SEC these days, hopefully we’ll get back to talking about the reverse merger business once the new proposals are passed. In any event, the SEC announced on August 6 that Deputy Director of Corporation Finance Martin Dunn is stepping down to join a law ...

Marty Dunn Departing the SEC

It does seem I’m covering a lot of action at the SEC these days, hopefully we’ll get back to talking about the reverse merger business once the new proposals are passed. In any event, the SEC announced on August 6 that Deputy Director of Corporation Finance Martin Dunn is stepping down to join a law ...

Life Outside RM

As I sit overlooking a magnificent beach enjoying breakfast, I thought I would bring you the latest from the Maui News: 1. Seaweed is beginning to be a problem. 2. Cars are driving too fast. 3. In a report from China, products (non-odorous) are being made from panda poop. Every once in awhile it’s important ...