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What Is an Initial Public Offering (IPO)?

An initial public offering involves the sale of securities by an issuer or a person controlling the issuer to members of the public. Generally, any offering that is not exempt under the private offering exemption of the Securities Act of 1933 (Regulation D) is a public offering.

Steps to an Initial Public Offering

There are several steps that must be taken before making a public offering. The following is a basic layout of what must be done:

Do I Need an Attorney to Make a Public Offering?

Yes. If your company is considering making a public offering, consultation with a corporate attorney is essential. The formalities of planning an IPO make the process both extremely complex and technical. Speaking with an experienced attorney will ensure that you do not violate any SEC regulations as well as maximize your IPO's viability.

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Last Modified: 10-25-2011 03:12 PM PDT

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