A public offering occurs when an entity sells equity shares and/or financial instruments to the public to generate revenue tor further investment or business expansion. The common financial instruments involved in public offerings include common or preferred shares as well as other assets that can be traded. Investment bankers handling the transaction assist the issuing company in establishing the offering price. The sale of securities to more than 35 people is considered a public offering, requiring a the filing of registration statements. The US Securities and Exchange Commission approves all registrations of corporate securities’ public offerings.
At PEARSON BUTLER Law, our securities attorneys have over forty years of experience helping clients obtain capital through public offerings or registering already outstanding restricted shares for resale. We work with clients from around the world, ranging from start-ups looking for capital to reporting companies that require additional funding for growth.
Our attorneys help clients cut through the regulatory red tape to raise capital through various means, including initial public offerings under the Securities Act of 1933 and secondary offerings under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. We also advise clients in structuring registrations whereby shareholders can register and resale their shares without having to wait for the standard holding period under Rule 144.
Other Securities Law Services Available
At PEARSON BUTLER Law, our securities lawyers assist clients them in the following areas:
- Blue Sky Compliance
- Business Transactions and Contracts
- Corporate Governance
- DTC Eligibility
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Over-the-Counter Markets Compliance
- Private Placement
- Public Offerings
- Reverse Mergers
- Rule 144 Opinion Letters
- SEC Reporting and Compliance
Contact a Securities Attorney
For more information on public offerings, contact a securities attorney at PEARSON BUTLER Law who can help with public offerings, private placement, DTC eligibility, securities arbitration, securities transactions, or recovery of investment losses by calling 801.495.4104.