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5 July 2007 SEC proposes consolidation of Regulation S-B rules into Reg. S-K

27 June 2007 SEC proposes reducing holding periods under Rule 144

15 Dec. 2006 SEC again extends Section 404 compliance date for non-accelerated filers

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The SEC Rules was established in 2001 to assist America’s small public companies, and the professionals who advise them, in complying with the rules, regulations, reporting and filing requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission.  More than a web site, The SEC Rules is a conduit to a network of experts on accounting, financial reporting, auditing, internal control system implementation and evaluation, IPO’s, repeat and/or secondary offerings, private placements, federal and state securities laws.

The SEC Rules was founded by Jeffrey M. Brinn, CPA, an SEC accounting and reporting expert with 25 years of experience in the field.  He has been integrally associated with 12 successful IPO’s and has consulted on scores of periodic filings over the last two decades.   A frequent speaker on SEC accounting and reporting topics, he is a former chairman of the New York State Society of CPA’s SEC Practice Committee. He founded and for six years chaired the NYSSCPA’s SEC/FASB Annual Conference.

Mr. Brinn is a licensed CPA in New York and North Carolina.  He is a member of the AICPA, the NYSSCPA (and its Nassau County Chapter) and the NCACPA (and its Charlotte Chapter).  In addition to managing the operations of The SEC Rules, Mr. Brinn is the quality control partner in a PCAOB registered firm, consults to SEC registrants and registered accounting firms, and designs and presents SEC training seminars to registered firms.

Mr. Brinn also provides expert testimony in litigation involving accounting, auditing, financial reporting and SEC Enforcement Division matters, serving as both plaintiff’s and defendant’s expert.  Mr. Brinn was the defendant’s expert in a 2004 Enforcement Division proceeding, where the initial ruling was for the defendant.  (

Over the past 25 years of his accounting, auditing and consulting practice, Mr. Brinn has developed an extensive network of SEC accountants, attorneys and other consultants, with whom he has worked.  Today, these professionals continue to provide formal and informal advice and assistance on a wide range of SEC matters.