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Lance Jon Kimmel is the founding and managing partner of SEC Law Firm, which represents growth companies around the globe and the regulated professionals who serve them. Mr. Kimmel’s practice focuses on public and private securities offerings, going public transactions, SEC reporting, corporate governance, representation of companies before the SEC and stock exchanges, mergers and acquisitions, and SRO compliance for investment bankers, auditors and other service providers. He handles capital raising at every level, from seed capital to initial public offerings, from reverse mergers to PIPEs, from equity credit lines to bank credit facilities. Mr. Kimmel is actively involved in alternative public offering strategies, including reverse mergers for domestic and Chinese companies in the United States, and working with private and public companies going public or dual listing internationally in the U.K., Canada and Germany.


His clients reflect the spectrum of 21st century business, from manufacturing to medical devices, from biotechnology to green technology, from financial services to the entertainment industry, from real estate to consumer goods.


As one of the most frequently quoted securities attorneys in America, Mr. Kimmel has contributed his insights to NPR Marketplace, Dow Jones, Sky Radio, the Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg Forum and Financier Worldwide, among other mainstream and financial broadcast and print media around the world.  Mr. Kimmel has written numerous articles and speaks often on current legal issues in the corporate finance and corporate governance arenas in the U.S., Europe and China.  He co-chairs the Growth Capital Conference in Los Angeles, serves on the Securities Regulation Committee of the American Bar Association, served as a national coordinator of the SEC’s Small Business Forum, has given testimony to the SEC’s Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies on reform proposals to ease the burdens of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for smaller reporting companies, and has been keynote speaker at the National Investment Bankers Association. 


SEC Law Firm has been named 2015 International Securities Law Firm of the Year (U.S.) by Corporate LiveWire in the UK and is listed in the 2015 Financier Worldwide Corporate Advisor Handbook. The firm is an approved Designated Advisor on Disclosure (DAD) for the OTCQX stock market.


Practice areas


  1. M & A: 25%
    38 years
  2. Securities Offerings: 25%
    38 years
  3. Contracts: 20%
  4. Administrative Law: 10%
    38 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 


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SEC Law Firm

11693 San Vicente Blvd Ste 357
Los Angeles, CA, 90049-5105


NYCurrently registered 197907/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 International Securities Law Firm of the Year (U.S.)Corporate LiveWire UK2015
2012 International Securities Law Firm of the Year (U.S.)Corporate LiveWire (UK)2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderSEC Law Firm2004 - Present
Managing PartnerSEC Law Firm2004 - 2015
PartnerFoley & Lardner2000 - 2004
PartnerAlschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan, LLP1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
OTCQX (OTC Markets)Designated Advisor on Disclosure2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationSecurities Regulation Committee Member2007 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1985 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Growth Capital ConferenceCo-Chair2007 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
MicroCap ReviewAccredited investor changes could threaten capital formation2015
SNN Stock News NowSEC Adopts Equity Crowdfunding Rules2015
Corporate LiveWireVirtual Round Table, Expert Panel: Foreign Investment 20142014
MicroCap ReviewRaising capital under the JOBS act. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly2012
Financier WorldwidePrivate stock exchanges go under the microscope2011
MicroCap ReviewChinese Public Companies in the U.S.-Restoring Confidence2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Franklin and Marshall CollegePolitical ScienceA.B.1975
University of EdinburghN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Real EstateSyndication ConferenceReal Estate and Crowdfunding2015
Growth Capital ExpoThe Decision to Go Public and Why2015
Real Estate Syndication SummitSecurities Offerings in Real Estate Offerings2014
Growth Capital ExpoThe Decision: Why Go Public and Why Now?2014
3rd Annual Global Crowdfunding BootcampHow to Make Your Message Attractive to Investors: The Good, The Bad and the Ones You Should Fund2014
Provisors Global Group, Los AngelesChinese Reverse Mergers: Challenges and Lessons Learned2011
Provisors Global Group, Los AngelesEquity Financing Alternatives for Smaller and Mid-Cap Public Companies2011
Nationa Investment Banking AssociationKeynote Address: Recent Regulatory Developments2010