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Introduction to IPOs (Initial Public Offerings)

This class is designed to provide a deeper understanding of the overall transaction process focusing on public offerings and specifically IPOs, from inception to closing of a deal. The class starts by providing an overview of the practical steps, key considerations, and documentation that are involved at each stage of the deal process, and then leads participants through the regulatory restrictions applicable to each period in the offering process through closing. Particular focus will be given to the role of the junior associate in the process.

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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the initial public offering (or IPO) process and typical working group;
  • Differentiate between the different periods and the activities for each period;
  • Review and comment on a registration statement;
  • Advise a client on pre-IPO publicity; and
  • Assemble basic documentation for a private placement.

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Step 1: Learn

Learn at your own pace, absorbing lessons in short, easily digested segments led by experienced practitioners.

Step 2: Do

Apply what you've learned to solve real-world client scenarios, using transaction documents derived from actual deals.

Step 3: Review

Deepen your learning in virtual review sessions with an experienced practitioner. Review model answers and ask questions.

Class Content Overview

Level: Basic-Intermediate

This class is suitable for attorneys who have a general interest in Capital Markets and IPOs but have not had extensive practical experience. **A general understanding of Capital Markets transactions and/or prior completion of AltaClaro’s Overview of Capital Markets is recommended.

Course Details

2 CLE Credits is available for each course.

You are a junior associate working for a leading law firm. The firm represents an investment bank serving as the underwriter on an IPO being conducted by a fintech company that has developed a platform that enables users to easily send and receive crypto currencies. The company has had several successful funding rounds over the years and has achieved over $1 billion in revenue. Now, the company’s shareholders want to monetize their shareholdings and take the company public. The senior associate on the deal has asked you to review the draft prospectus summary.

Instructors Who Practice What They Teach

Our vetted instructors are global practitioners with outstanding professional and educational qualifications and demonstrated achievement in their fields. All have 10+ years Big Law experience.

In addition to their accomplishments as practitioners, our instructors are also passionate about teaching. We carefully interview instructor candidates to assess personality, domain expertise and effectiveness in the classroom. Our instructors must maintain a 4.5 out of 5 rating from students.


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Class material is 100% online, accessible by all standard web browsers. Use your desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone--your progress will by synced across all devices.


The class is fully asynchronous. Do the work at your own pace, turn in your assignment when you're ready, and get instant feedback via model answers and video review sessions.


Learn with dynamic, interactive modules that keep you engaged in active learning using a variety of learning modes.


Includes practical assessments throughout the class, plus a capstone assignment where you apply your skills in the context of a real-world matter.

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