Tip of the Week: Best IPO Alternative?

I am often asked to recommend the best type of shell for a reverse merger where the company has determined that a shell merger makes the most sense. Also of course we often examine whether a “self-filing” may be preferential to a shell merger. Which is the way to go? There is no simple answer, ...

Our Litigious Society

I first wrote some great client litigation “war stories” here and then realized, of course, that even if I work to mask the parties and matters, attorney-client privilege for the most part prevents me from doing so.  Instead I will simply offer some commentary on our crazed litigious country. In the UK, the loser in a lawsuit must ...

If You Throw Enough Mud(dy Waters) at Chinese Companies, Will Some Stick?

The newest Reverse Merger Report continues to focus on the series of complaints and class actions against Chinese companies in a number of cases driven by research firm Muddy Waters Research. In at least two instances, Muddy Waters issued negative reports about Chinese companies while also admitting they may be shorting the stock (ie betting ...

Great Panel in Boston

Yesterday I was again humbled to share a panel with John Borer of Rodman & Renshaw and Dave Bukzin of Marcum LLP in Boston to talk about reverse mergers and other IPO alternatives. Thanks to Marcum and sponsors of the morning for putting it together. Headlines from the morning? Educating folks outside of New York ...

See You in Boston on Wednesday? 1

I am joining industry luminaries David Bukzin of Marcum LLP and John Borer of Rodman & Renshaw for the second in a series of complimentary breakfasts on reverse mergers that we have been putting on. The first was in New York and attended by over 150 folks! On Wednesday morning we are in Beantown at ...