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Second Annual West Coast

10 Leading Experts Offer Insights
Into Best Practices For Doing Reverse Mergers

Earn CLE Credits

Thursday, February 17, 2005

8 am - 4 pm

The Commonwealth Club of California
San Francisco

Chaired by David N. Feldman, Managing Partner, Feldman Weinstein LLP

Designed to Meet the Needs of Middle-Market Investors, Lenders,
CEOs, Investment Bankers, & Professionals Who Advise Them

Faculty | Schedule | Registration | Location | Audiotapes | CLE Credit

When You Leave This MasterClass, You'll Know:

  • Advantages & disadvantages of reverse mergers
  • Legal issues & traps for the unwary
  • A full update on current SEC rulemaking action expected in early this year
  • Issues in forming vs. purchasing a public shell
  • An update on trends in financing, in particular through Private Investments in Public Equities (PIPES)
  • An update on current valuation, due diligence, PR, IR, & post-merger market support issues
  • What actions is the SEC considering that will affect PIPEs investing?
  • And much much more...

In recent years, going public through a merger with a public "shell" has become much more popular and accepted within the Wall Street community. And a very limited IPO market has made reverse mergers more and more attractive for companies that can benefit from being publicly held.

In this special Second Annual West Coast Reverse Merger Summit, David Feldman, recognized as the leading attorney in the reverse merger area, along with a group of expert speakers and SEC representatives, will talk about new trends and developments (including pending new SEC regulation in this area), the costs, and pros and cons of acquiring a shell vs. forming one yourself, trends in financing, including PIPE (private investment in public equity) transactions, an introduction to SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies) and how they work, an update on due diligence, valuation and investor relations issues, and much more more.

Whether you have done many reverse mergers.or none, if you are interested in this area, you cannot afford to miss this event!

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Chaired By

  • David N. Feldman, Managing Partner, Feldman Weinstein LLP

Hosted By

  • Burt Alimansky, Managing Director, Alimansky Capital Group Inc. & Chairman, Capital Roundtable


  • Marc I. Abrams, Partner, Singer Lewak Greenbaum & Goldstein LLP
  • Timothy J. Keating, Keating Investments LLC
  • John D. Kuhns, Chairman, Kuhns Brothers Inc.
  • Keith L. Lippert, Founding Partner, Lippert/Heilshorn Associates
  • Richard Rappaport, CEO, WestPark Capital Inc.
  • Deborah A. Salerno, Managing Member, DAS Consulting LLC
  • Peter J. Turecek, Managing Director, Kroll Inc.
  • Mark S. Shayne, Managing Director, Empire Valuation Consultants LLC

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07:30 - 08:30
08:30 - 08:45
08:45 - 09:15
09:15 - 10:15

10:15 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:45

11:45 - 12:45
01:00 - 01:45
01:45 - 02:30
02:30 - 03:00
03:00 - 04:00


Registration, Breakfast, & Networking
Host's Welcome & Participant Introductions
First Keynote--Pros & Cons of Reverse Mergers Today
Second Keynote--Update on recent trends & their implications,
including new SEC rulemaking activity
Coffee & Networking Break
First Panel--Buy vs. Build? Rising Prices of Trading Shells &
Benefits of Forming New "Blank Check" Companies
Luncheon & Networking
Second Panel---Latest Due Diligence & Valuation Issues
Third Panel--Latest PR, IR and Post Merger Market Support Issues
Coffee & Networking Break
Fourth Panel--Trends In Financing – All PIPEs, All The Time?
Adjournment & Networking

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Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA

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CLE Credits

CLE Credits are available for this program.

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