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Legal Series - IPOs: How to Do the Deal
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After a long drought, looks like the IPO market may heat up in 2012. This live webcast -- IPOs: How to Do the Deal is a course to give you a comprehensive yet concise understanding of all things legal and IPO’s.

In this LIVE Webcast, some of the business industry’s great minds share their ideas giving you a set or tools for your war chest to help you get the deal done!

This course will cover the following hot topics:

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124245
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for Legal Series - IPOs: How to Do the Deal LIVE Webcast :

Agenda  (click here to view more)

Richard Salute, CPA, Partner and Capital Markets Practice Director,
J.H. Cohn LLP

IPOs and your clients – Legal Considerations
  • • If the Company is considering doing an IPO, one of its first steps should be to assemble a qualified team of advisors including and most especially experienced securities counsel.
What to look out for an IPO deal
  • • An IPO is a tactical response to a strategic need. As a result going public should respond to the company’s needs for capital, public currency (using shares of the Company for compensation purposes, acquisitions, etc.) and public awareness.
What to stay away from an IPO deal
  • • Advisors including bankers, lawyers and accountants who do not have good track records doing IPO’s.
How to find brokers who are willing to sell IPO shares
  • • The selection of the investment bank to represent you in an IPO should include:

    • 1. The banker’s experience in your industry including its research capabilities.
    • 2. The banker’s network of buyers.
    • 3. The experience of the banker in supporting new issues after an IPO.
  • • Generally companies will find these bankers through their network of advisors, for example their attorney or accountant or their outside directors?
How to make strategic transactions - Up-to-the-minute updates and implementation framework issues.
  • • One of the key attributes of a successful company is transparency. In addition, when there are quality people and strong processes in an organization, the results tend to be provided to the public timely and they are usually consistent with expectations.

Bob Jacobson, Principal, Risk Advisory Services, Consulting Leader – West Region,
McGladrey LLP

Getting The Most From Your IPO
  • 1. Examine the requirements of going public.
    • a. Benefits and Opportunities
    • b. Drawbacks and Continued Obligations
    • c. Be A Public Company First – What Are The Core Areas to Consider
    • d. Common Issues and Challenges
    • e. Increase Scrutiny and Formality
  • 2. JOBS Act – Overview and Key Considerations
    • a. Key Provisions at a Glance
    • b. Emerging Growth Company
    • c. Changes to the IPO Process For the Emerging Growth Company
  • 3. Helpful Tips / Areas to Consider within public company
    • a. Accounting and Finance
    • b. Governance and Internal Controls over Financial Reporting
    • c. IT Readiness and Strategic Considerations
    • d. Taxes
    • e. Internal Audit
  • 4. Bringing it all together

J.H. Cohn LLP
Richard Salute, CPA
Partner and Capital Markets Practice Director
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McGladrey LLP
Bob Jacobson
Principal, Risk Advisory Services, Consulting Leader – West Region
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Who Should Attend?

- Attorneys; Corporate, M&A, Capital Markets & All Related Practice Areas
- In-house Counsel
- Risk Officers
- Directors & Officers
- IPO Consultants
- Valuation & Finance Executives Seeking to Improve Their Knowledge of the Deals

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event for IPO attorneys looking to bump up their game. Learn about:

- IPO & the Law
- Current Regulatory Environment
- Significant Related Cases
- Rainmaking – Get clients now!
- What deals are on the horizon
- What deals have been done and what we can learn from them
- Analysis of deals gone wrong
- Live Q&A

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The Knowledge Group, LLC is producing this event for information purposes only. We do not intend to provide or offer business advice. The contents of this event are based upon the opinions of our speakers. The Knowledge Congress does not warrant their accuracy and completeness. The statements made by them are based on their independent opinions and does not necessarily reflect that of The Knowledge Congress' views. In no event shall The Knowledge Congress be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages as a result of any information gathered from this webcast.

















Legal Series - IPOs: How to Do the Deal
LIVE Webcast
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One of the leading accounting and consulting firms in the United States, J.H. Cohn LLP specializes in audit, accounting, tax, and business consulting services for public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations. Since 1919, the Firm's philosophy has remained constant: to provide a highly personalized approach to each client, with intelligent guidance and solutions driven by technical and industry expertise that positively affect client profitability and growth. J.H. Cohn has cultivated a reputation for strategic insight, proactive leadership, unwavering integrity, and a genuine concern for clients and their businesses.

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