Most entrepreneurs ultimately seek to go public, which increases the company’s access to cash, and enhances the status of the company. However, the decision to go public is not an easy one, and doing so requires careful planning, and the right groups of advisers.
The NASDAQ has an excellent overview of the initial steps to going public at its website titled IPO Journey: First Steps to Going Public.
Mark Astarita is a nationally recognized securities attorney, who represents investors, financial professionals and firms in securities litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters, including SEC and FINRA investigations and enforcement proceedings.
He is a partner in the national securities law firm Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC, and the founder of The Securities Law Home Page - SECLaw.com, which was one of the first legal topic sites on the Internet. It went online in 1995 and is updated daily with news, commentary and securities law related links.