How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2014

Hosted By: Practising Law Institute

With the recent filing of the Twitter IPO, the IPO market is as hot as ever. Given the uptick in activity, this program is extremely timely. In almost any market, however, understanding the IPO process is an essential skill for both legal and business advisors.

An experienced faculty, including attorneys, an underwriter, and a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, will analyze the nuts and bolts of an initial public offering. Hear from issuers (either domestic or foreign), underwriters, their respective counsel and the SEC. The speakers will guide you through the initial public offering process and highlight issues presented by new regulations and the current state of the market.

What you will learn

  • Timetable and responsibilities of parties
    Preparatory work and corporate clean-up
  • Drafting necessary disclosure documents
  • Key parts of the underwriting agreement
  • The important accounting requirements and issues
  • Restrictions on offering period communications
  • The SEC’s role in the IPO process
  • Corporate governance issues and best practices
  • Unique issues for particular kinds of offerings

The program is designed for both in-house and outside counsel, as well as executives, accountants and others interested in gaining an in-depth view of the process of preparing an initial public offering.