Lance Jon Kimmel

Lance Jon Kimmel

Practice areas:

Securities offerings, Mergers and acquisitions, Contracts and agreements, Corporate and incorporation, Limited liability company (LLC), Administrative law

About me

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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Contact info

11693 San Vicente Blvd Ste 357
Los Angeles, CA, 90049-5105

State Status Acquired Updated
CA Active 1985 08/24/2016
NY Currently registered 1979 07/10/2016
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
Work experience
Title Company name Duration
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
Publication name Title Date
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
School name Major Degree Graduated
New York University School of Law Law JD 1978
Franklin & Marshall College Political Science A.B. 1975
Edinburgh University N/A N/A N/A
Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
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

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