Craig Butler
The Lebrecht Group APLC

9900 Research Drive
Irvine, CA 92618, United States
Phone: (949) 635-1240
Fax: (949) 635-1244
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Finance & Banking
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Law

The Permanent One Year Ban

An oxymoron? It may appear that way unless you are the subject of an SEC investigation. The regulatory defense practice area at our firm has seen a significant uptick in activity over the last few years, which was inevitable…more
 /  Securities Law

FINRA Rule 6490: A Fix That Needs Fixing

FINRA Rule 6490 was approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 1, 2010, with the stated purposes of adopting rules to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, promote just and equitable principles…more
 /  Securities Law

Bull’s-eye: Regulators Are Hunting, Is Your Company A Target?

As an attorney that works with many smaller public companies, and the providers that service them, I have a good feel for what concerns smaller public companies. Unlike in years past, many smaller public companies are feeling…more
 /  Securities Law

Can Your Company Afford to Become (Stay) a Public Company?....... Can It Afford Not To? (Part 2)

This article is the second in a series of two articles. This second article takes a look at the costs for a private company to go public and then the cost of being a public company, so companies considering going public to take…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Can Your Company Afford to Become (Stay) a Public Company?....... Can It Afford Not To?

This article is the first in a series of two articles that will analyze the financial costs to be a public company, and the financing opportunities that public companies have over private companies. The impetus for both…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Direct IPO v. Reverse Merger: A Detailed Examination

In the middle of last year I authored a two-article series entitled Can Your Company Afford to Become (Stay) a Public Company?..... Can It Afford Not To? (see The Isolated Offering June 2010 and August 2010 editions) wherein I…more
 /  Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Shell Transactions Revisited

With so many shells available and the number of interested private vend-in companies growing why aren’t more shell transactions closing? …more
 /  Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Rule 144’s Impact on Shell Companies: One Year Later

For shareholders of companies that are, or ever were, shell companies, and which are not currently Exchange Act reporting companies, the amendments to Rule 144 in February 2008 have been devastating. Could a change be…more
 /  Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law
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