By Alison Pear

“FOR THE PROTECTION OF INVESTORS, the federal government passed the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require companies engaged in public trading of their securities to make key information publicly available. These disclosures are available online through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR filing system. EDGAR filings are very valuable sources of information for attorneys. Even those whose work is unrelated to investing can use EDGAR to find out about companies and the people who run them….”

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