Tag Archives: Irwin Stein

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Stockbrokers (Apologies to John Huston and Mel Brooks) [Guest Post]

Guest Post By Irwin Stein, Esq. Ask a lot of people who are under 30 years of age and they will likely tell you that stockbrokers are evil charlatans who “caused” the 2008 market meltdown and the recession that followed. These young people cannot wait until all stockbrokers and other intermediaries are replaced by smartphone apps and automated systems that

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Underwriting Stock and the Art of Legal Stock Price Manipulation [Guest Post]

Guest Post By: Irwin Stein, Esq.  There is a synergy in the stockbrokerage world upon which few people focus but without which the entire system of that capital formation as we know it might suffer. When a stockbrokerage firm sells its customers shares in an IPO both the firm and the customers want the same thing; they want the shares to

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Funding from Public Investors – Reg. A or Reg. D? [Guest Post]

Guest Post by: Irwin Stein, Esq.    Venture capitalists and angels fund a very small group of companies each year and the companies have little control over who gets funded and who does not. Many start-ups and smaller companies are looking to public investors. This has been made easier by the JOBS Act. After the stock market crashed in 1929, Congress

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