David Feldman is a Partner at Richardson & Patel LLP in New York City. Today we'll be discussing Nasdaq's recent proposal to require listed companies to establish an internal audit function. We will also be talking with David about some of his personal and client experiences in the world of entrepreneurship. David is also a highly acclaimed writer and is considered one of the country's leading experts on alternatives to traditional initial public offerings, including reverse mergers, in which a private company becomes publicly traded through a merger with a publicly held "shell" company. His book on the subject, "Reverse Mergers and Other Alternatives to a Traditional IPO" (Bloomberg Press) was published in 2006. In 2011, TheStreet.com labeled the book the "seminal text" on reverse mergers.
David's latest book, "The Entrepreneur's Growth Startup Handbook: 7 Secrets to Venture Funding and Growth Success" (John Wiley & Sons), was published in May 2013. A Wharton School graduate, David is the former Chair of Wharton's worldwide alumni association board. He is a frequent public speaker, seminar leader and counsel on issues unique to small and midcap companies. He has appeared on Bloomberg TV and National Public Radio and been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Law Journal, The Deal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, CFO magazine and others.
David is also a contributor to An Issuer's Guide to PIPEs (Bloomberg Press, 2009) and PIPES: A Guide to Private Investments in Public Equity, Revised and Updated Edition (Bloomberg Press, 2005). Aviva Spectrum is the premier provider of Internal Audit, SOX compliance, and Risk Management Services in the West Coast. Our goal in creating long-term, strategic partnerships with our clients is to establish efficient internal controls systems simply and effectively that in turn build core strength and efficiency in your corporate structure.