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CALIFORNIA CORPORATE & SECURITIES LAW

Questions About Third-Party Confirmations Of Accredited Investor Status

Countless memoranda and alerts have been issued about the SEC’s adoption of rule amendments eliminating the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in Rule 506 and Rule 144A offerings.  Congress ordered the SEC to adopt these amendments as part of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act.   Issuers that wish to engage in general solicitation take “reasonable…

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California’s Oversight Of Accountants

Yesterday, Broc Romanek wrote in his blog about the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s announcement of settled disciplinary actions against three accountants.   In California, accountants are regulated by the California Board of Accountancy. California’s Board currently regulates over 81,000 licensees, which the Board claims is the largest group of licensed accounting professionals in the nation.  One would expect…

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Restatements Reported To California Board On Downward Trend Overall

On June 30, 2002, President Bush signed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act into law (for a trip down memory lane, you can read Broc Romanek’s post reporting that momentous event here).  Less than a month later, Governor Gray Davis signed AB 270 (Correa) into law.  AB 270, one of several California laws enacted in the wake of…

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