Practising Law Institute
Practising Law Institute, 1177 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA

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Event Date Tue Apr 19 EDT (in 3 months)
Location Practising Law Institute
1177 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
Region Americas

This program provides a comprehensive examination of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and the various business, legal, SEC reporting and accounting considerations that must be addressed in each phase of the SPAC’s finite, but fast paced and complex life cycle. Discussion will begin with how SPAC transactions are used as a vehicle for private companies to raise capital and become publicly traded. The pros and cons of a SPAC transaction versus a traditional IPO will be reviewed. Discussion will then proceed through the life cycle of a SPAC, starting with the SPAC’s sponsors and their formation of the SPAC legal entity, which is essentially a shell corporation with no operations, through the SEC registration process where the shell corporation becomes a public company in an IPO transaction that then searches for a private company acquisition target, resulting in the acquisition target becoming the publicly traded company. Our expert faculty will address the various legal, accounting and SEC reporting challenges in each phase of this unique life cycle.

What You Will Learn
• The business purpose and rise in use of SPACs
• Legal issues in SPAC formation
• SPAC IPO transaction process
• Accounting and SEC reporting considerations
• Identification of an acquisition target
• SEC reporting for the acquisition process
• Accounting for the acquisition transaction
• Accounting and SEC reporting after the acquisition
• SEC enforcement and litigation developments

Who Should Attend
SEC reporting professionals, including lawyers and corporate legal staff, professionals involved in the preparation and review of financial statements, partners of public accounting firms and their staff, investor relations professionals, and audit committee members


2022 Speakers

Adam Brown
National Assurance Managing Partner – Accounting, BDO USA LLP

Caitlyn M. Campbell
Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Joseph Fede, CPA
Senior Manager, Withum

Michael J. Oates
Partner, Withum

Jonathan H. Talcott
Partner and Chair, Securities Practice Group, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Robert Trinchetto
Partner-Northeast Region ARAS Leader, BDO USA LLP