Andrew Merken

Andrew Merken

Burns & Levinson LLP

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What you need to know about the New SEC Rules on Crowdfunding

On Oct. 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted new rules that will enable some private companies to use the Internet for crowdfunding campaigns seeking up to $1 million per 12-month...more

12/15/2015 - Crowdfunding Filing Requirements FINRA Funding Portal JOBS Act SEC

Top Takeaways from the SEC's New Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules

On August 5, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final rules requiring most public companies to make pay ratio disclosures pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The...more

9/24/2015 - Cost-of-Living Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation Median Employee Pay Ratio Regulation S-K SEC

SEC Proposes “Clawback” Rules for Incentive-Based Executive Compensation

On July 1, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) proposed new rules that would direct securities exchanges to establish listing standards requiring listed issuers to adopt so-called “clawback” policies relating to...more

8/14/2015 - Clawbacks Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation Incentive Compensation Rule 10D-1 SEC

SEC Proposes New Pay-Versus-Performance Disclosure Rules

On April 29, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed new rules that would require most publicly traded companies to describe in detail the relationship between their financial performance and their...more

5/29/2015 - CEOs Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation Form 10-K Pay-for-Performance Regulation S-K SEC Total Shareholder Return (TSR) XBRL Filing Requirements

Pay-Versus-Performance: SEC's Proposed Rules

On April 29, the SEC proposed rules that would require most publicly traded companies to describe in detail the relationship between their financial performance and executive compensation actually paid. HIGHLIGHTS...more

5/29/2015 - Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation Form 10-K Pay-for-Performance SEC Securities Total Shareholder Return (TSR) XBRL Filing Requirements

New SEC Rules Allow Private Companies Access to Larger Amounts of Capital (Regulation A+)

Many companies should be able to take advantage of new SEC rules that will permit them to sell up to $50 million of securities to investors in a 12-month period without “going public.” TWO TIER SCHEME - Rules...more

4/25/2015 - Asset-Backed Securities Investors Popular Private Offerings SEC

SEC Rules Expand Access to Capital via Larger Private Offerings (Regulation A+)

On March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued new rules that will enable private companies to raise as much as $50 million in a 12-month period through private offerings of securities exempt from...more

4/24/2015 - JOBS Act New Regulations Private Offerings Registration Requirement Regulation A SEC Small Offering Exemptions

Focus Newsletter - December 2014

In this issue: - ABC's of a Product Recall - Amazing Clients® Lumenpulse Inc. - A Bright Future for a Company That Is Lighting Up the World - Delaware Corporate Law Becomes More User-Friendly -...more

12/17/2014 - FDA Food Recalls Product Recalls

Crowdfunding: SEC Proposes to Exempt From Registration Internet Offerings Up to $1 Million

Late in 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed new rules that would, if approved, authorize the use of the Internet for so-called crowdfunding campaigns seeking up to $1 million per 12-month period from...more

1/23/2014 - Crowdfunding Internet Investors JOBS Act Registration SEC Startups

SEC Proposes "Pay Ratio" Disclosure Rates

On September 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a new rule proposal that would, if approved, require each affected public company to disclose the ratio of the median total annual compensation among...more

10/21/2013 - CEOs Disclosure Requirements Executive Compensation Pay Ratio Regulation S-K SEC

Securities Law Update - SEC Amends Rules on Advertising, Solicitation and "Bad Actors" for Certain Private Offerings and Proposes...

On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved new rules that, beginning September 23, 2013, will under specified circumstances eliminate the bans on “general solicitation and general advertising”...more

8/2/2013 - Advertising Bad Actors JOBS Act Private Offerings Private Placements Regulation D Rule 144A Rule 506 Offerings SEC Securities Act of 1933

SEC Gives Guidance on Use of Social Media under Regulation FD

Over the last several months, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has provided the public with two new interpretive guides regarding the use of social media by public companies, investment companies and their...more

6/29/2013 - Investment Companies Investment Funds Netflix Public Disclosure Publicly-Traded Companies Regulation FD SEC Social Media

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