Seminars offer information on taking companies public and real estate opportunities

November 2, 2013 by  

To ease the confusion often experienced by business owners who need to decide whether or not to take their company public, a seminar next week is aiming to bring clarification to the subject.

Taking place at 7:30 am on Thursday, November 7, the session will present the drawbacks and benefits to both public and private options.

John Carson, president and chief executive officer of Irvine Sensors Corporation, will discuss his work as a private defense company that has been both public and private, and give the pros and cons of each option.

Information will also be given on the requirements for becoming a public company and the considerations investors have for them. A question-and-answer session will be held after the panel discussion.

Other panelists include J. Brit Stephens of D.A. Davidson & Co., and Jason R. Wisniewski and Larry Ward of Dorsey & Whitney.

The seminar will be held at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 600 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, which is only about a quarter of an hour’s drive from Irvine.

There’s also a chance to relax after the seminar with a Wine, Cheese and Real Estate lunch and learn at 1:00 pm the same day. It is to take place at California Wine & Cheese, 2901 West Coast Highway in Newport Beach. Speakers include retired members of the armed forces.

Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Alicia Clark at (949) 554-7078. Business card printing will no doubt be useful for both events.