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Meet the Experts Speaker Series: The Pros, Cons, and Pitfalls of Dual Class Stock


September 19, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT

Menlo Park, CA

2018 was an exciting year for companies going public, with 30% of Unicorn IPOs issuing dual-class shares and 34.2% of tech companies going public with them. 2019 is following a similar trend as prominent IPOs like Pinterest, Zoom Video, and Fastly all went public with dual-class shares.

The nature of this trend may seem complicated, so Woodruff Sawyer is hosting its first Meet the Experts speaker series for General Counsels, CFOs, and C-Level executives. Join us to learn what you need to know and connect with our experts.

In our first event we will focus on Dual Class Stock issues, discussing:

  • Why you should consider dual class stock (or not)
  • Dual class design considerations
  • The pitfalls of dual class stock

Featured Speaker

Sarah Solum headshot

Sarah K. Solum
A founder of Davis Polk’s Northern California Office, Sarah Solum is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department. She advises on public and private corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings and convertible and other debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, SEC disclosure and corporate governance.


Mark Borges

Mark A. Borges
Mark A. Borges is a principal with Compensia, Inc., a management consulting firm providing executive compensation advisory services to compensation committees and senior management of knowledge-based companies.


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