How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2015

Hosted By: Practising Law Institute

​Why you should attend

The IPO market is as hot as ever. Given the continued 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.

Hear from an experienced faculty, including attorneys, an underwriter, and a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, who will analyze the nuts and bolts of an initial public offering. 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
  • Due diligence and liability considerations
  • Key parts of the underwriting agreement
  • Comfort letters and accounting requirements
  • The SEC’s role i​n the IPO process
  • Restrictions on offering period communications
  • Corporate governance and executive compensation issues
  • Unique issues for particular kinds of offerings

Who Should Attend

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.