Steven Nelson

President & Chairman


Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company

With more than 30 years of industry experience, Steven is heavily involved in Continental Stock Transfer & Trust’s day-to-day organizational and administrative issues, and in the overall management of client initiatives. An attorney with a background in public as well as private practice, he is a member of the New York State and Federal Bars. He has practiced at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and as a federal prosecutor. Steven is a member of the Securities Transfer Association Board, and chairs its Legal Committee, which is active in promoting important changes within the industry. A magna cum laude graduate of Brandeis University, he received Law Review honors from NYU Law School.


1:45 PM - 2:25 PM

Thursday February 15, 2018

Merger Mechanics: Understanding the SPAC Business Combination

  • Legal and accounting requirements.
  • Navigating proxy statement/S-4 reporting requirements.
  • Transitioning from business combination filings through closing.
  • The practicalities of getting a deal done.
1:35 PM - 2:20 PM

Thursday February 7, 2019

Mechanics of the Redemption Process

  • Communicating with key stakeholders
  • Challenges with international deals and investors
  • Building credibility as an operating company
  • Wooing new investors with long-term strategies
2:25 PM - 3:10 PM

Thursday June 16, 2022

D&O Insurance for SPACs: Do's, Don'ts & Consequences

  • Lawsuits against SPACs are on the rise
  • When de-SPACed targets underperform and infuriate investors, who’s to blame?
  • Why should all SPACs pay for the mistakes of a few bad apples?
  • Negotiation with insurers: How SPAC management can hold down D&O costs
4:15 PM - 5:05 PM

Wednesday June 23, 2021

SPAC Incentive Structure

  • Aligning executive compensation with post-merger performance
  • Factors to consider when negotiating incentive deals
  • Issues of change-in-control (CiC)
  • Determining whether the target has appropriate compensation programs to attract and retain talent
3:20 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday February 6, 2020

Best Practices for Investor Communications

  • Fundamental regulations governing investor communications
  • Communicating with key stakeholders
  • Challenges for SPAC deals and their investors relative to De-SPACing/Business Combinations
  • Alternate deal structures and finance models for today's sponsors
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