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  • Legal Alert - Securities Law - SEC Adopts Amendments to Exchange Act Rule 15c2-11 - February 2021
    02/13/2021

    On September 16, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC” or the “Commission”) adopted amendments to Rule 15c2-11 (the “Rule”) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), which governs the publication of quotations for securities in a quotation medium other than a national securities exchange, i.e., over-the-counter (“OTC”) securities. Among other matters, the amendments require information about issuers to be current and publicly available for broker-dealers to quote their securities in the OTC market; narrow reliance on certain exceptions from the Rule’s requirements, including the piggyback exception; add new exceptions for the quotations of securities that may be less susceptible to fraud and manipulation; and remove obsolete provisions.

  • Legal Alert - Securities Law - SEC Adopts Amendments to Rules Governing Exemptions from Registration - January 2021
    01/27/2021

    On November 2, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted a number of significant amendments to the rules under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), which govern the manner in which securities may be sold without registration under the Securities Act. The amendments will be effective commencing on March 15, 2021.

  • Legal Alert - Securities Law - Revisions to SEC MDA Rules - December 2020
    12/23/2020

    On November 19,  2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted significant amendments to the financial disclosure rules under Regulation SK of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).

  • U.S. News-Best Lawyers® (2021)
    11/05/2020

    U.S. News - BestLawyers® recognized Phillips Nizer LLP as one of the nation's "Best Law Firms" for 2021. The annual rankings are presented in three tiers. A total of eleven areas of the firm's practice were recognized nationally and in the New York City metropolitan area.  The rankings were announced on November 5, 2020.

  • Legal Alert - SEC Adopts Amendments to Shareholder Proposal Rules
     
    10/20/2020

    On September 23, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), adopted amendments to Rule 14-8 under the federal proxy rules, which govern the manner in which shareholders may seek to include a proposal in a company’s proxy statement to shareholders. Rule 14a-8 requires companies that are subject to the federal proxy rules to include certain shareholder proposals in their proxy statements, subject to certain procedural and substantive requirements.       
      
    The amendments will apply to any proposal submitted for an annual or special meeting to be held on or after January 1, 2022.  The amendments also provide for a transition period with respect to the ownership thresholds that will allow shareholders meeting specified conditions to rely on the current $2,000/one-year ownership threshold for proposals submitted for an annual or special meeting to be held prior to January 1, 2023.

  • Securities Law and Practice Legal Alert - Amendments to SEC Accredited Investor Definition
    08/31/2020

    On August 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), adopted  amendments to the definition of “accredited investor” in Rule 501 of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) to add new categories of qualifying natural persons and entities and to make certain other modifications to the existing definition. According to the SEC, the amendments are intended to update and improve the definition to identify more effectively investors that have sufficient knowledge and expertise to participate in investment opportunities that do not have the rigorous disclosure and procedural requirements, and related investor protections, provided by registration under the Securities Act.

  • Legal Alert: SEC Adopts Amendments to Financial Disclosures about Acquired and Disposed Businesses
    06/29/2020

    In May 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted major changes (the “Amendments”) to its rules and forms relating to the historical and pro forma financial statements and information that must be provided by public companies in connection with business acquisitions and dispositions. 
     
    The Amendments are effective on January 1, 2021. Voluntary early compliance with the Amendments is permitted in advance of the mandatory compliance date provided that the Amendments are applied in their entirety from the date of early compliance.

  • Legal Alert - New SEC Mining Disclosure Regulations
    05/28/2020

    Major changes to SEC Disclosure Rules For Mining Companies Will Become Mandatory in 2021.  In October 2018, the Securities and Exchange SEC (“SEC”) adopted major changes (the “New Mining Disclosure Rules”) to the SEC’s disclosure regulations for public mining companies.  Registrants have been permitted to comply with the New Mining Disclosure Rules on a voluntary basis since 2019, but they will become mandatory for fiscal years beginning on or after January 21, 2021.  For mining company registrants that have not already begun to comply with the New Mining Disclosure Rules on a voluntary basis, it is not too early to become familiar with the new Rules.
     

  • U.S. News-Best Lawyers® (2019)
    11/01/2018 | U.S. News - BestLawyers® (2019)

    U.S. News - BestLawyers® recognized Phillips Nizer LLP as one of the nation's "Best Law Firms" for 2019. The annual rankings are presented in three tiers. A total of ten areas of the firm's practice were recognized nationally and in the New York City metropolitan area.  The rankings were announced on November 1, 2018.
     

  • Super Lawyers® (2018)
    09/13/2018

    Seventeen Phillips Nizer attorneys were announced on September 13, 2018 as selected for inclusion on the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Attorneys represented a cross-section of several practice areas and industry teams.