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.


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
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