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Pros & Cons of Using A Reverse Merger To Take Your Company Public,
& Why This Technique is Enjoying a Renaissance

 A MasterClass by the New York Capital Roundtable

February 11, Held in New York City
February 26, Held in San Francisco
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Earn CLE Credits
Chaired by David N. Feldman, Managing Partner, Feldman Weinstein LLP,
along with a group of expert speakers

Featuring Muriel Siebert, Chairwoman, Muriel Siebert & Co. Inc.

Keynote Speaker in New York

Designed to Meet the Needs of Investors, Lenders, CEOs
Investment Bankers, & Professionals Who Advise Them 
Schedule | Faculty | Registration | Location | AudiotapesCLE Credits

At times maligned and populated by unsavory promoters, the "reverse merger" method of going public has recently undergone an image change. In the years following an SEC crackdown on the technique which drove out most of the questionable players, going public through a merger with a "shell" has become much more popular and accepted within the Wall Street community.  And following the market crash of 2000, it is even more in demand as successful companies ready to benefit from being public face a stubbornly closed IPO window.

In this special MasterClass Symposium, David Feldman, a leading attorney in the reverse merger area, along with a group of expert speakers, will teach you the basics, as well as some of the tricks, to a successful transaction. You will learn about the history of reverse mergers and the penny stock market, as well as the major changes that occurred in 1992 when the SEC passed Rule 419 restricting reverse mergers.

You will also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of this technique, the challenges obtaining market support for your newly public company, and some of the legal issues and traps for the unwary. In addition, you'll hear about the importance of financing these mergers, recent trends, and some other ways to get public without an IPO.

Don't miss this chance to hear about this cutting edge financial tool and to learn of several important new developments in the reverse merger area.

When You Leave This MasterClass, You'll Know:
History of reverse mergers and the penny stock market
How the SEC changed everything in 1992 and the aftermath
The impact of the 2000 market crash on reverse mergers
Advantages and disadvantages to entrepreneurs and stockholders
Challenges of obtaining market support
Legal issues and traps for the unwary
Impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on microcap companies
Valuation and due diligence issues
Importance of financing contemporaneous with the merger
Post-merger issues and challenges
New trends including asset "strip outs" and Rule 419 shells
A few other ways to get public without an IPO
And much much more
Chaired by -
David N. Feldman, Managing Partner, Feldman Weinstein LLP
Hosted by -
Burt Alimansky, Managing Director, Alimansky Capital Group Inc.
& Chairman, New York Capital Roundtable
Speakers Include:
Mark Davis, Deloitte & Touche (NY/SF)
Dennis Depenbusch, CEO, Catalyst Lighting Group Inc. (NY/SF)
Timothy Keating, Keating Investment (NY/SF)
Keith Lippert, CEO of Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates Inc. (NY/SF)
Steve Mayer, Goldstein, Golub & Kessler (NY)
Muriel Siebert, Chairwoman, Muriel Siebert & Co. Inc. (NY Keynote)
John Petersen, Partner, Petersen & Fefer (SF)
Peter Turecek, Managing Director, Kroll Associates Inc.(NY/SF)
08:00 - 08:30 Registration, breakfast & networking
08:30 - 08:45 Welcome-- Burt Alimansky
08:45 - 09:00 Audience-- Introductions 
09:00 - 10:00 Chairman's Overview--History of Reverse Mergers and Rule 419
10:00 - 11:00 Panel-- How do you find a shell?
11:00 - 12:00 Advantages and Disadvantages; Sarbanes; Legal Traps, etc
12:00 - 01:00 Luncheon
01:15 - 02:15 Panel-- Special Valuation and Due Diligence Issues
02:15 - 02:45 Coffee Break 
02:45 - 03:45 Panel-- Post-Merger Issues and Challenges
03:45 - 04:45 Panel-- Case History
05:00 Adjournment

New York:

Harvard Club of New York
27 West 44th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
Midtown Manhattan

San Francisco:

Practising Law Institute Conference Center
685 Market Street (between Third and Annie Streets)
Monadnock Building
Ph 415/498-2821

Can't attend but want to hear the program? You can buy the audiotapes along with the handouts for $495. To purchase, please use this link.
CLE Credits are pending for this program.

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