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CALIFORNIA CORPORATE & SECURITIES LAW

Standardized Options – Who’s Your Daddy?

A securities call option is a derivative security representing the right, but not the obligation, to acquire an underlying security.  When the person selling an option is also the issuer of the underlying security, then there is no question that that person is also the issuer of the option.  See Section 2(a)(4) of the Securities Act of 1933…

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“Time Cools, Time Clarifies” – The CSL’s Cooling Off Statute

The Corporate Securities Law of 1968 does not provide for a general “cooling off” period in which a purchaser of securities may cancel the transaction for any reason.  However, the Department of Corporations in 2000 sponsored legislation, SB 1837 (Figueroa), that added Corporations Code Section 25508.5 establishing a seven calendar day cooling off period with…

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