FINDING THE RIGHT LAWYER FOR AN S1
An S1 registration and S1 form is a prospectus like document and requires the opinion of a Lawyer to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Many companies who are attempting to go public on their own or take their company public as a do it yourself project often have 8-10 rounds of comments from the SEC based on the way they wrote the S1 versus the way a Lawyer writes it. I highly recommend that if you are going to get a Lawyer to give their S1 opinion, they should draft your S1 for you.
There are a lot of “template” like services who take similar S1s from your industry and attempt to file this as your business with various risks and disclosures. For the most part, these are often companies that claim to do all of your edgar filings, forms, and legal work for you, but generally are no better than if you took the time to draft it yourself as you end up with the same number of comments in the review period.
The best way is to choose the right Lawyer for an S1 to draft it and give their opinion. S1 lawyers and US Securities Lawyers generally should be engaged directly. Many of the fly by night go public experts and go public pro’s often claim to use their inhouse Lawyer, and ask for you to deposit the funds with them to pay the legal fees. This doesn’t guarantee that you will get the professional legal help they claim to sell, often you end up taking months longer before they drafted the documents and not the Lawyer, as a way for them to skim extra profits for themselves instead of paying the full legal fees that it would cost if the Lawyer did write it.
The Form S1 document is more than just a form, it requires audit sign-offs, legal opinions, management declarations, and therefore, it is a legally binding commitment to the securities and exchange commission when submitted. All information on the form needs to be verified as true for your own good, and should be drafted by a Lawyer who understands your liabilities and is there to protect you versus trying to list you quickly and possibly face the consequences of future issues rendering your company listing as unusable.
As an expert team of professionals who take companies public, we have decided to change our pricing model this year to show the transparency our organization promotes. For $10,000 we assist the company in going public, we draft business plans, due diligence materials and work hand in hand with the Lawyers. As a firm, you engage directly the Law Firm we recommend, who has a duty to be loyal to you as their client. In addition, we co-ordinate the Auditor, Filings, Transfer Agent, Market Maker, DTC, OTC Market payments, and all related providers to OTC Listings
Our recent clients have managed to file in just 2 months and list in 4 months for a total cost of $35,000. Not all clients projects are the same, but the average cost of listing including the fees to OTC Markets are $45,000 to $50,000.
If you are going to build a public company, you need a team to work with, doing it yourself or relying on service providers who are always trying to hide how they made money off you. We can save you money in your going public process, get the job done quickly, and ensure the quality of service exceeds that of any other go public professional or IPO broker.
We can set-up a telephone conversation so we can discuss the best way to work together and save costs. If you already have an auditor or pieces, we can help you work more effectively with what you already have. We have often inherited clients from various Swiss financial groups, go public, and other firms who list companies on the OTC Markets and helped finish the job. Therefore, if you find yourself in a challenging situation as well, please call and or email us to see if we can help you.