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What is the SEC’s FAST Act Modernization and Simplification of Regulation S-K?

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The Securities and Exchange Commission voted in March to adopt several amendments in Regulation S-K that are designed to both modernize and simplify the disclosure requirements for investment companies, public companies, and investment advisers. The object is to make it easier for them to access and analyze material information while doing away with unnecessary… Read More »

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The Risks of Trading Based on the Use of Social Sentiment Investing Tools

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In a recent Investor Alert, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) warn investors against the potential risks of using social media as the basis for trading and the perils of social sentiment investment tools. What are Social Sentiment Investing Tools? Social… Read More »

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Reasons You Need an Attorney for Your Florida Business Mergers and Acquisitions

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Mergers and acquisitions attorneys help clients find necessary funding and provide legal guidance with drafting, negotiation, and contract performance in the sale or merging of two or more companies. Your merger may require approval of the majority of your company’s shareholders in the event it will have a large impact on either the company… Read More »

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What are EDGAR Filings in Florida?

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EDGAR is the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, which is an online program through the United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). EDGAR is used to perform automated tasks like collecting, validating, indexing, accepting, and forwarding of submissions from companies and other entities that are required to file forms with the SEC. The… Read More »

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SEC Votes to Consider Expanding “Testing the Waters” Process for Potential Issuers

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Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission held a vote to determine whether or not to expand its current “test-the-water” rules that would allow prospective stock issuers more time to interact and engage with their potential investors. Under the original plan, only emerging growth companies, or EGCs, could enjoy this option, while companies that have… Read More »

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Are Non-Compete Clauses Enforceable in Florida?

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Companies who have non-compete clauses drawn up assume they will always be enforceable, while people who are presented with them want to know whether or not they are bound by the terms. In certain situations, the answer to both of these questions is yes. Depending on the terms of the non-compete agreement, the courts… Read More »

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Choosing the Right Entity for Your Florida Business

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When you are forming your Florida business, you have to choose what type of entity works best for your individual needs. Since everyone’s needs differ, there is no definitive answer that will serve everyone. Factors that influence decision making usually involve topics like personal liability and taxes. Choosing the right business entity can feel… Read More »

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4 reasons your business should require noncompete agreements

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On behalf of Law Office of Clifford J. Hunt, P.A. posted in business formation and planning on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Understandably, many employers are hesitant to require employees to sign noncompete agreements. Some employers think that noncompete agreements are unnecessary in their market and will waste the business’s time and money to create…. Read More »

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SEC to review rules for proxy process at public forum

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On behalf of Law Office of Clifford J. Hunt, P.A. on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The Security and Exchange Commission frequently handles issues that stir up controversy between investors and companies. Of these issues, one of the most contentious is corporate democracy. Later this month, the SEC will hold a roundtable to review its… Read More »

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Different business structures have different tax requirements

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On behalf of Law Office of Clifford J. Hunt, P.A. posted in business formation and planning on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Taxes are a part of life for Florida residents and the same holds true for business entities that operate in the state. Just as individuals may be taxed on their earnings, many businesses… Read More »

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