Jay Shepulski




Jay Shepulski is an audit partner in Withum's Financial Services Group with over 20 years of public accounting experience. Jay provides audit, accounting and business advisory services to domestic and international clients in both publicly traded and privately held sectors.

Jay specializes in leading complex audit engagements at middle-market companies and investment firms across various industry sectors, including venture capital, private equity and broker-dealers.

Jay also has in-depth knowledge and experience related to registration and reporting under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; interpretation and implementation of regulations governing filing requirements; researching and resolving SEC issues through communications with the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance; and navigating the evolving issues and requirements of the public reporting landscape. Jay has been involved with numerous initial public offerings (IPOs), which raised in excess of 5 billion dollars. The majority of these IPOs were Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC's) sponsored by the investment community. Jay is the leader of the Firm’s SPAC practice.


10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Thursday February 15, 2018

Navigating the Registration Statement Process

  • Initial S-1 registration statement filing process.
  • Pricing and closing of the IPO.
  • Independent registered public accountant’s involvement in the process.
  • Important items and pitfalls that sponsor groups should consider.
10:55 AM - 11:15 AM

Thursday February 7, 2019

Navigating the Registration Statement Process

11:05 AM - 11:25 AM

Thursday February 6, 2020

Navigating the Registration Statement Process

  • Regulatory exceptions and exemptions
  • The latest on setting up deals
  • Addressing how much capital to raise
  • Extra SEC requirements for protecting investors
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