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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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2015 International Securities Law Firm of the Year (U.S.)||Corporate LiveWire UK||2015|
|2012 International Securities Law Firm of the Year (U.S.)||Corporate LiveWire (UK)||2012|
|Founder||SEC Law Firm||2004 - Present|
|Managing Partner||SEC Law Firm||2004 - 2015|
|Partner||Foley & Lardner||2000 - 2004|
|Partner||Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan, LLP||1998 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|OTCQX (OTC Markets)||Designated Advisor on Disclosure||2015 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Securities Regulation Committee Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1985 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1979 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1979 - Present|
|Growth Capital Conference||Co-Chair||2007 - 2013|
|MicroCap Review||Accredited investor changes could threaten capital formation||2015|
|SNN Stock News Now||SEC Adopts Equity Crowdfunding Rules||2015|
|Corporate LiveWire||Virtual Round Table, Expert Panel: Foreign Investment 2014||2014|
|MicroCap Review||Raising capital under the JOBS act. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly||2012|
|Financier Worldwide||Private stock exchanges go under the microscope||2011|
|MicroCap Review||Chinese Public Companies in the U.S.-Restoring Confidence||2011|
|New York University School of Law||Law||JD||1978|
|Franklin & Marshall College||Political Science||A.B.||1975|
|Real EstateSyndication Conference||Real Estate and Crowdfunding||2015|
|Growth Capital Expo||The Decision to Go Public and Why||2015|
|Real Estate Syndication Summit||Securities Offerings in Real Estate Offerings||2014|
|Growth Capital Expo||The Decision: Why Go Public and Why Now?||2014|
|3rd Annual Global Crowdfunding Bootcamp||How to Make Your Message Attractive to Investors: The Good, The Bad and the Ones You Should Fund||2014|
|Provisors Global Group, Los Angeles||Chinese Reverse Mergers: Challenges and Lessons Learned||2011|
|Provisors Global Group, Los Angeles||Equity Financing Alternatives for Smaller and Mid-Cap Public Companies||2011|
|Nationa Investment Banking Association||Keynote Address: Recent Regulatory Developments||2010|