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Legal Series – IPOs: How to Do the Deal

Live Webcast Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
Legal (CLE)Recording

Join us for this Knowledge Group Webinar. After a long drought, looks like the IPO market may heat up in 2012. This 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 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:

– IPOs and your clients – Legal Considerations
– What to look out for an IPO deal
– What to stay away from an IPO deal
– How to find brokers who are willing to sell IPO shares
– How to make strategic transactions
– Examine the requirements of going public
– JOBS Act – Overview and Key Considerations
– Helpful Tips / Areas to Consider within public company
– Up-to-the-minute updates and implementation framework issues

Agenda

SEGMENT 1:
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:
      • The banker’s experience in your industry including its research capabilities.
      • The banker’s network of buyers.
      • 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.

SEGMENT 2:
Bob Jacobson, Principal, Risk Advisory Services, Consulting Leader – West Region,
McGladrey LLP

Getting The Most From Your IPO

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

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
  •  

SEGMENT 1:
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:
      • The banker’s experience in your industry including its research capabilities.
      • The banker’s network of buyers.
      • 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.

SEGMENT 2:
Bob Jacobson, Principal, Risk Advisory Services, Consulting Leader – West Region,
McGladrey LLP

Getting The Most From Your IPO

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

Richard Salute, CPAPartner and Capital Markets Practice DirectorJ.H. Cohn LLP

Richard J. Salute, CPA, serves as the Firm’s Capital Markets and SEC Practice Director. As an expert with more than 35 years of experience in SEC matters, Rich has been the key accounting and finance professional in numerous initial public offerings, and has represented clients that trade securities on the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ, and other over-the-counter markets.

Prior to joining J.H. Cohn, Rich spent nearly 30 years at Andersen Worldwide managing complex audits for both public and private companies. During his tenure there, he was responsible for providing clients with strategic planning services, as well as consultation with regard to corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and process evaluation. Rich’s clients included large multinational companies and entrepreneurial start ups. In addition to his client responsibilities, he started three businesses for Andersen – the Enterprise Group (New York Metropolitan area), the Technology Practice (New York office) and the Bankruptcy and Corporate Recovery Practice (nationwide).

Rich is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Rich graduated from Adelphi University, cum laude, and later taught in Adelphi University’s Master of Business Administration program.

Bob JacobsonPrincipal, Risk Advisory Services, Consulting Leader McGladrey LLP

Bob Jacobson is a principal in the risk advisory services practice and is the West region consulting leader, responsible for continuous alignment of market demands with the evolving needs of our growing clients in the West. In this role, Bob will oversee more than 100 West region consultants in the areas of risk advisory, technology and financial advisory. Bob formerly served in a variety of leadership positions within the firm, including national consulting principal and risk advisory service line leader. Bob has overseen a variety of matters related to the growth, profitability, quality, risk containment and management of the business consulting services practice across the firm. Bob joined McGladrey in 2002 as the leader of the upper Midwest economic unit’s risk advisory consulting practice, managing numerous Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), internal audit, enterprise risk management (ERM) and risk advisory clients.


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Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

Prerequisite:
   NONE

Course Code:
   124245

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   

Total Credits:
    2.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

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.

To help clients think and act across national boundaries, J.H. Cohn is an independent member of Nexia International, a global network of independent accountancy, tax, and business advisors and the tenth largest provider of audit and advisory services worldwide. The Firm has offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and California. For more information, visit our website atwww.jhcohn.com

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Website: https://mcgladrey.com/

Richard J. Salute, CPA, serves as the Firm’s Capital Markets and SEC Practice Director. As an expert with more than 35 years of experience in SEC matters, Rich has been the key accounting and finance professional in numerous initial public offerings, and has represented clients that trade securities on the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ, and other over-the-counter markets.

Prior to joining J.H. Cohn, Rich spent nearly 30 years at Andersen Worldwide managing complex audits for both public and private companies. During his tenure there, he was responsible for providing clients with strategic planning services, as well as consultation with regard to corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and process evaluation. Rich’s clients included large multinational companies and entrepreneurial start ups. In addition to his client responsibilities, he started three businesses for Andersen – the Enterprise Group (New York Metropolitan area), the Technology Practice (New York office) and the Bankruptcy and Corporate Recovery Practice (nationwide).

Rich is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Rich graduated from Adelphi University, cum laude, and later taught in Adelphi University’s Master of Business Administration program.

Bob Jacobson is a principal in the risk advisory services practice and is the West region consulting leader, responsible for continuous alignment of market demands with the evolving needs of our growing clients in the West. In this role, Bob will oversee more than 100 West region consultants in the areas of risk advisory, technology and financial advisory. Bob formerly served in a variety of leadership positions within the firm, including national consulting principal and risk advisory service line leader. Bob has overseen a variety of matters related to the growth, profitability, quality, risk containment and management of the business consulting services practice across the firm. Bob joined McGladrey in 2002 as the leader of the upper Midwest economic unit’s risk advisory consulting practice, managing numerous Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), internal audit, enterprise risk management (ERM) and risk advisory clients.

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