As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 5, 2022

 

                                                                                                                 Registration No.  333-

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

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FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

Under

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

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ECO INNOVATION GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada 85-0842591

( State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

________________________

16525 Sherman Way, Suite C-1

Van Nuys, CA 91406

(800) 922-4356

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area

code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

________________________

 

Eco Innovation Group, Inc.

2022 Stock Incentive and Equity Compensation Plan

(Full title of plan)

________________________

 

Julia Otey-Raudes

16525 Sherman Way, Suite C-1

Van Nuys, CA 91406

(800) 922-4356

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number,

including area code, of agent for service)

________________________

 

Copy to:

Independent Law PLLC

Alan T. Hawkins, Esq.

2106 NW 4th Pl

Gainesville, FL 32603

(352) 353-4048

________________________

 

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer     Accelerated filer  
       
Non-accelerated filer     Smaller reporting company  
       
        Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act  

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  

 

 
 
 

 

PART I

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS

 

The document(s) containing the information specified in Part I will be delivered to participants of the Eco Innovation Group, Inc. 2022 Stock Incentive and Equity Compensation Plan as specified by Rule 428 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). In accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) and the instructions to Form S-8, such documents are not being filed with the Commission either as part of this Registration Statement or as prospectuses or prospectus supplements pursuant to Rule 424 under the Securities Act.  Such documents and the documents incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement pursuant to Item 3 of Part II of this Form, taken together, constitute a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act.

 

Part II

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.

 

The following documents, previously filed by the Company with the Commission, are incorporated herein by reference:

 

  (a) The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on April 26, 2022;

  

  (b) Our Current Reports on Form 8-K filed on January 14, 2022, January 26, 2022, April 4, 2022, and May 2, 2022;

 

  (c) The description of the Company’s Common Stock contained in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 8-A filed with the Commission on April 27, 2022, pursuant to Section 12 of the Exchange Act, including any amendment or report filed with the Commission for the purpose of updating such description.

 

All documents filed by the Company pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, after the date of this Registration Statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, are deemed to be incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the respective dates of filing of such documents (such documents, and the documents enumerated above, being hereinafter referred to as “Incorporated Documents”).

 

Any statement contained in an Incorporated Document shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed Incorporated Document modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.

 

Item 4. Description of Securities. 

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

 

Nevada Revised Statutes Sections 78.7502 and 78.751 provide us with the power to indemnify any of our directors and officers. The director or officer must have conducted himself/herself in good faith and reasonably believe that his/her conduct was in, or not opposed to, our best interests. In a criminal action, the director, officer, employee or agent must not have had reasonable cause to believe his/her conduct was unlawful.

 

 

 
 
 

 

Under Revised Statutes Section 78.751, advances for expenses may be made by agreement if the director or officer affirms in writing that he/she believes he/she has met the standards and will personally repay the expenses if it is determined such officer or director did not meet the standards.

 

Our amended and restated articles of incorporation  provide that our officers and directors shall be indemnified and held harmless to the fullest extent legally permissible under the laws of the State of Nevada against all expenses, liability and loss (including attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines and amounts paid or to be paid in settlement) reasonably incurred or suffered by them in connection with any civil, criminal, administrative or investigative action, suit or proceeding related to their service as an officer or director. Such right of indemnification shall be a contract right which may be enforced in any manner desired by such person. We must pay the expenses of officers and directors incurred in defending a civil or criminal action, suit or proceeding as they are incurred and in advance of the final disposition of the action, suit or proceeding, upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of the director or officer to repay the amount if it is ultimately determined by a court of competent jurisdiction that he is not entitled to be indemnified by us. Such right of indemnification shall not be exclusive of any other right which such directors or officers may have or hereafter acquire.

 

Our amended and restated articles of incorporation provide that we may adopt bylaws to provide at all times the fullest indemnification permitted by the laws of the State of Nevada, and may purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any of officers and directors. The indemnification provided in our amended and restated articles of incorporation shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be a director, officer, employee or agent, and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors and administrators of such person.

 

Our amended and restated bylaws provide that a director or officer shall have no personal liability to us or our stockholders for damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director or officer, except for damages for breach of fiduciary duty resulting from (a) acts or omissions which involve intentional misconduct, fraud, or a knowing violation of law, or (b) the payment of dividends in violation of Nevada Revised Statutes Section 78.3900.

 

The foregoing is only a general summary of certain aspects of Nevada law, the Registrant’s amended and restated articles of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws, and the insurance dealing with indemnification of directors and officers, and does not purport to be complete. It is qualified in its entirety by reference to the detailed provisions of Nevada law, the Registrant’s amended and restated articles of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws, and the insurance policies.

 

 

Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed.

 

Not applicable. 

 

 
 
 

 

Item 8. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.   Description
  3.1     Articles of Incorporation (incorporated by reference from our Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed on September 17, 2020)
         
  3.2     Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (incorporated by reference from our Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed on September 17, 2020)
         
  3.3     Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (incorporated by reference from our Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed on September 17, 2020)
         
  3.4     Bylaws (incorporated by reference from our Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed on September 17, 2020).
         
  3.5     Second Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of Eco Innovation Group, Inc., as filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada on December 20, 2021. (incorporated by reference from our current report on Form 8-K filed on December 21, 2021)
         
  3.6     Third Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of Eco Innovation Group, Inc., as filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada on April 1, 2022. (incorporated by reference from our current report on Form 8-K filed on April 4, 2022)
         
  3.7     Certificate of Designation of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 23, 2021)

 

5.1* Opinion of Independent Law PLLC
   
10.1 Eco Innovation Group, Inc. 2022 Stock Incentive and Equity Compensation Plan (incorporated by reference to 8-K of the Company filed on May 2, 2022).
   
23.1* Consent of TAAD LLP, Independent Registered Accounting Firm.
 
23.2* Consent of Boyle CPAs, Independent Registered Accounting Firm
   
23.3* Consent of Independent Law PLLC (included in Exhibit 5.1).
   
24.1 Power of Attorney (included on signature page).
   
107* Filing Fee Table

 

  Filed herewith

 

 
 
 

 

Item 9. Undertakings.

 

(a) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

 

(1)    To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:

(i) To include any prospectus required by section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of this Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in this Registration Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement.

(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement; provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) of this section do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement.

 

(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

(b) The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(c) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

 
 
 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Van Nuys, California, on May 5, 2022.

 

 

    Eco Innovation Group, Inc.
       
    By: /s/ Julia Otey-Raudes
      Julia Otey-Raudes
      Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 
 
 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENT, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Julia Otey-Raudes as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and re-substitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement on Form S-8, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in connection therewith, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or their or his substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue thereof.

 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated:

 

Signature   Title   Date
         
/s/ Julia Otey-Raudes  

Chief Executive Officer and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  May 5, 2022
Julia Otey-Raudes        
         
/s/ Julia Otey-Raudes  

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Accounting officer)

  May 5, 2022
Julia Otey-Raudes        
         

 

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