basic understanding of what a security is the basics of what a security is, how it’s covered by law as well as what the securities attorneys can do.
Securities are used by companies for raising funds to fund their business. Security can include a variety of ways of raising capital such as selling equity (stock) or borrowing money or bonds, mortgages and many more.
Securities lawyers are the legal officials who help oversee the process. They make sure that whatever the company does in order to raise money is done above board. It is essential that the company’s rules are well understood by them as well as state and federal.
Lawyers for securities can be employed by government agencies like that of the Securities and Exchange Commission (or SEC) to monitor the use of securities in companies. These lawyers are called transactional lawyers which means they assist with the laws governing transactions. These lawyers rarely go to the courtroom.
It’s an extremely stressful job since firms want their work done quickly, but there are a lot of details, too. Below is a video that provides further information about the securities attorneys and the work they do.