Securities Registration

Corporate stock. Interest in a limited partnership. Bonds and debentures. These are all types of securities. But the definition of a security can be very broad and include many others.

There are federal and state laws that regulate how securities can be advertised or sold. The laws are intended to protect investors, and running afoul of them - even inadvertently - can leave you open to civil and criminal charges.

Here, we examine some securities basics. Remember, these guidelines are no substitute for the advice of an attorney.

View this chapter on Securities Registration.