The Florida Bar

Securities Law

December 13, 2022

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:

  • Convertible Notes
  • Fund Formation
  • Initial Coin Offerings
  • SAFE Documents
  • SEC Documents
  • Securities Regulations
  • Seed Financing
  • Series Financing
  • Stock Purchase Agreement
  • Subscription Agreement
  • Term Sheets

Changes may occur in this area of law. The information provided is brought to you as a public service, and is intended to help you better understand the law in general. It is not intended to be legal advice regarding your particular problem or substitute for the advice of a lawyer.