Faiyaz Dean provides legal services related to a variety of issues associated with securities. As an attorney at Dean Law Corp, a law firm with offices in Seattle and Vancouver, Faiyaz Dean works with clients located in throughout North America, as well as international clients based in other areas of the world. Among his many areas of expertise are initial public offerings, or IPOs.
When a privately held company decides to become publicly traded, the initial sale of company stock is known as an IPO. There are a number of reasons why a company might decide to go public. One of the major reasons is the fact that becoming publicly traded can raise cash for the company.
Trading on the open market also makes the company more liquid. If a holder wants to get rid of his or her stock, that can be done easily. As a result of this increased flexibility, the company is able to offer stock ownership plans to employees, for example. In addition, going public opens doors when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. The company can offer stock as part of the agreement.