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Securities, Mergers, and Acquisitions in Wisconsin

Product ID: AE0243_SUB
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-442-3

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Whether your business clients want to increase their enterprises through acquisitions, merger, or stock sales, you’ll be prepared to advise them with help from Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions in Wisconsin, You’ll find that it’s packed with relevant case law and time-saving checklists, cautions, caveats, sample language, and practice tips.

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Whether your business clients want to increase their enterprises through acquisitions, merger, or stock sales, you’ll be prepared to advise them with help from Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions in Wisconsin, You’ll find that it’s packed with relevant case law and time-saving checklists, cautions, caveats, sample language, and practice tips.

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328 pp.; 3rd ed. 2016
(Includes 2018-19 supplement and 2020-21 supplement)

  • Get a summary of federal securities regulations and the myriad rules and case law affecting their implementation
  • Learn the nuances of the Wisconsin Securities Law - a.k.a. “Blue Sky Laws”
  • Review what’s required before and during a takeover, and how best to protect the interests of your clients
  • Have the important information at hand on the types of mergers allowed among corporations, LLCs, and LLPs
  • Have a broad overview of the ins-and-outs of buying and selling a small business, with a unique master checklist to provide further guidance

The 2020-2021 supplement includes a number of changes such as:

  • Adoption of amendments to the “accredited investor” definition
  • Changes to the Form 10-K filing requirements
  • Adoption of amendments to Rule 14a-8, revising some procedural requirements pertaining to shareholder proposals included in public company’s proxy statements
  • An overview of 2021 crowdfunding regulations aimed at expanding the utility of Regulation Crowdfunding for companies looking to raise capital from investors
  • Additional considerations for whether to buy a business given the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic

The 2018-19 supplement includes a number of changes such as:

  • An updated discussion reflecting the repeal of 17 C.F.R. § 230.505, the amendment of 17 C.F.R. § 230.147, and the adoption 17 C.F.R. § 230.147A.
  • Newly added sections discussing enforcement of Regulation FD relating to websites and social media, including a recent issue involving Elon Musk.
  • An updated discussion of exemptions under Regulations A and D.
  • Discussions of recent Second Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding liability under the Exchange Act.
  • A discussion of the intersection between the newly created Wisconsin benefit corporation and securities law.

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By Victor Reckmeyer on 11/21/2019

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Practice guides from Wisconsin Bar Association should have sample forms. This book does not. One star.

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By Victor R on 11/21/2019

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Practice guides from Wisconsin Bar Association should have sample forms. This book does not. One star.