A security is an instrument that evidences the holder's ownership right in an organization. The most common instruments are stocks and bonds.
Securities law are the laws and regulations governing the financial instruments mentioned above. The rules are designed to prevent fraud, insider trading, and market manipulation. There is a focus on promoting transparency via reporting and enforcement.
How a securities attorney can help
Securities attorneys play a core role for companies looking to issue or manage securities, and for individuals looking to protect their investments or seek recovery from fraud.
Securities attorneys typically work on the following type of matters: