Businesses of all types and sizes throughout the United States, Mexico and beyond bring their disputes to Gardere's litigation team and receive practical, responsive, boutique-style attention in return. Our clients have access to the firepower and value of a well-known and highly-regarded Firm's capabilities and interdisciplinary strengths.
Gardere has a national and international energy practice formed around our Energy Industry Team, which is a multidisciplinary group of approximately 80 attorneys with diverse backgrounds, experience and skills specific to the energy industry. Our team includes attorneys who have served as in-house counsel for major energy companies, providing a depth of insight into our clients' needs, issues and concerns. We understand and regularly practice in virtually every sector of the energy, and we represent a wide variety of industry participants from multinational corporations to individuals.
From our offices in the United States and Mexico, our International Practice helps clients operate in today’s global economy. We have more than 30 professionals operating as a boutique within an Am Law 200 law firm and are able to provide focused service with the resources of a large firm. We understand that clients who are engaged in the global marketplace need lawyers who can operate seamlessly across multiple jurisdictions. Our international experts are multi-lingual, are culturally fluent and intimately familiar with various legal systems across the world, especially those in Latin America. Whether you need help with commercial transactions, regulatory matters, customs and import regulations, immigration matters, M&A and joint ventures, international disputes, or international tax planning, Gardere’s international team is here to assist you.
We represent domestic and foreign private funds in all aspects of fund formation, fund operations, platform and add-on acquisitions, and portfolio company operations. Our team has a reputation for being the go-to-lawyers for private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds and family offices. We are known for our vast deal experience, the efficient way we staff and manage our work, and the way we maintain our relationships. We get deals done with sophisticated, strategic, and practical advice tailored to the needs of our clients.
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The SEC recently posted to its website a slide deck (PDF) from a staff presentation at the Forums on Auditing in the Small Business Environment. The slides describe, among other things, some of the issues that the SEC frequently encounters in periodic filings made by smaller reporting companies.
When commenting on the periodic reports of smaller reporting companies, the SEC generally requests:
The SEC identified the following nine areas as “frequent” comment areas for smaller reporting companies:
The slides describe, on a high level, the issues often encountered by the SEC in each of the above comment areas. Those comment areas are non-exclusive, and the slides indicate that the SEC tailors its comments to the reporting company, including its current circumstances, industry developments and other factors.
OUR TAKE: Smaller reporting companies, while eligible for scaled disclosure in some areas, remain subject to complex reporting rules and SEC scrutiny. The SEC typically reviews the periodic filings of each reporting company (including smaller reporting companies) once every three years, and some companies are subject to more frequent review. For this and other reasons, smaller reporting companies, and persons who wish to acquire control of a smaller reporting company by reverse merger or otherwise, would be well-advised to become familiar with the reporting rules applicable to smaller reporting companies and seek experienced counsel and accountants to avoid compliance issues and liability.
The publications contained in this site do not constitute legal advice. Legal advice can only be given with knowledge of the client's specific facts. By putting these publications on our website we do not intend to create a lawyer-client relationship with the user. Materials may not reflect the most current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. This information should in no way be taken as an indication of future results.
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