- Seattle, WA, US US
As an attorney and president of his own securities law firm, Faiyaz Dean offers more than 10 years of legal experience. Committed to providing the quality services of a major law corporation, Faiyaz Dean specializes in helping companies from around the world enter the U.S. market by assisting with registration statements and initial public offerings. Taking a company public is not just about selling stock. It also serves as a way to advertise success. An initial public offering, or IPO, is the sale of stock in a private company to the public, and it provides the company with access to new capital to promote further growth and success. IPOs increase a company’s liquidity, which allows it to attract better talent and grant stock options. IPOs also provide the currency needed to acquire other businesses for expansion purposes. Going public is not an option for every company. Before starting the process, companies should make sure they meet the minimum requirements for an IPO and the IPO strategies and goals are appropriate. When it is the right choice, companies must set up strong management teams to handle the IPOs. A company’s financial reporting systems may require updating, and an investment banker may be necessary. A lawyer generally drafts the IPO prospectus and files the registration statement. Companies also have to price IPOs and complete the offerings to become official public companies.