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5 July 2007 SEC proposes consolidation of Regulation S-B rules into Reg. S-K

27 June 2007 SEC proposes reducing holding periods under Rule 144

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Going Public – The American Dream We Can Help You Make It A Reality!

Will your company be the next Google?  Even if not, it may well capture the imagination of an underwriter.  If it does, one of the most significant events in your company’s life, and yours, will unfold, with a life and a timetable all its own.   The stress of going public has been compared to getting married, finding a job and buying and selling a house, combined.  There are endless details to attend to, five distinct groups of professionals to coordinate, two regulatory authorities to satisfy, and an ever ticking clock, bringing your financial statements one day closer to being stale, every twenty-four hours.

Going public is a process: from the letter of intent to being declared effective; from the comment letter to the comfort letter; from the beauty contest to the road show; from the first all-hands meeting to the closing, from the drafting of the document to the editing of the EDGAR proof, from the quiet filing to the Rule 424 prospectus, from the red herring to the green shoe.

 THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE! 

Our expertise and experience in these critical areas will be invaluable: from consultation on the value of your company to projecting your dilution after a repeat offering; from help in choosing an underwriter to avoiding poison-pill terms in the letter of intent; from answering the SEC’s comment letter to satisfying the lead underwriter’s counsel’s request for comfort; from aid in drafting the prospectus as a marketing tool to excluding material for which comfort cannot be given; from getting started to getting you effective. 

IF YOUR COMPANY IS GOING PUBLIC OR YOU ARE CONSIDERING IT:

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Back Door Listing                         Best Efforts                                 Blue Sky Laws                              Book Building                             Bridge Financing                           Bring-Down Letter                           Burn Rate                                    Carve-Out                                  Comfort Letter                         Comment Letter                           Cram-Down                               Demand Rights                             Direct Offering                             Down-Round                                       Dry Powder                                     Due Diligence                                Earn-Out                                      Exit Strategy                                  Final Prospectus                            Firm Commitment                    Floatation Cost                          Friendly Hands                         Green-Shoe                                     Gross Spread                                  Gun Jumping                                 Hot Issue                                     Indications                           Laddering                               Lehman Formula                        Letter of Intent                            Lock-Up                                     Over-Allotment                             Piggy Back Rights                    PIPE                                      Primary Offering                          Private Placement                       Quiet Filing                                 Quiet Period                                   Red Herring                          Regulation D                            Repeat Offering                       Reverse Acquisition                    Rights Offering                            Road Show                                  Roll-Up                                        Rule 144A                          Secondary Offering                      Seed Capital                              Series A Preferred                       Shelf Offering                                Soft Metrics                              Sticky Deal                                   Tag Along Rights                         Term Sheet                       Tombstone                             Tracking Stock                          Under-Booked                  Unseasoned Stock                        Up-Round                                Waiting Period