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How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2020

In almost any market, understanding the initial public offering process is an essential skill for both legal and business advisors. Hear from an experienced faculty, including attorneys, underwriters, and accountants, on the key elements of an IPO. The speakers will guide you through the offering process and highlight issues presented by new regulations and the current state of the market. They will discuss specific fact patterns that arise during the IPO process and how to practically address them.

Fenwick partner Robert Freedman, co-chair of the firm's Capital Markets & Public Companies practice, and corporate partner Amanda Rose will participate in this panel highlighting "Liability, Due Diligence and the Underwriting Agreement​." Topics include:

  • IPO readiness
  • Timetable and responsibilities of parties
  • Drafting disclosure documents
  • Negotiating the underwriting and lock up agreements
  • Accounting, internal control and comfort letter requirements/li>
  • The SEC’s role in the IPO process
  • Communication dos and don'ts
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