Gersten Savage LLP Holds Small-Cap Conference in Vancouver

    April 23 event to cover critical trends for emerging public companies

    NEW YORK and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 18 /CNW/ -- The law firm
of Gersten Savage LLP will hold a conference in Vancouver focusing on changing
trends for small and micro-cap companies.  Participants in the conference will
include representatives from the American Stock Exchange and Endeavour
    Governance, Capital and Markets: Perspectives for Emerging Companies will
be held on Monday, April 23, 8:30 to 11 a.m., at the Four Seasons Hotel, 791
West Georgia Street, Vancouver.
    Featured speakers will be partners Jay Kaplowitz, Arthur Marcus, and
David Danovitch and attorney Kristin Angelino of Gersten Savage; Kevin Ernst,
managing director, the American Stock Exchange; and Gordon Keep, managing
director for corporate finance, Endeavour Financial, a specialist, independent
investment bank focused on the natural resources industry.
    The conference will address critical issues for small and micro-cap
companies in the areas of corporate governance and disclosure, capital-raising
and the public markets.
    "Small and micro-cap companies have made a strong resurgence in the past
two years.  Indications are that 2007 is going to be another robust year for
the small-cap sector, with returns again outpacing medium and large-cap
companies," said Jay Kaplowitz, founding partner of Gersten Savage, which has
an extensive corporate finance and securities practice and advises small-cap
    Added partner David Danovitch, "The next 12 months represent an ideal, if
not critical time, for small and micro-cap companies.  The conference, which
is part of the Gersten Savage Small Cap Series, will address how small and
micro-cap companies can solidify their current standing and position
themselves for the future."
    Companies wishing to attend the conference should contact Raffelina
Cipriano at Gersten Savage, 212-752-9700,

    About Gersten Savage LLP
    Gersten Savage LLP, founded in 1977, is considered one of New York City's
top five independent law firms.  A full-service firm, Gersten Savage's
practice groups cover corporate, finance, tax, litigation, bankruptcy, real
estate, and intellectual property in the United States and throughout the
world.  The firm is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
    Gersten Savage represents issuers and broker dealers on matters ranging
from private placements, public underwritings, regulatory compliance, and
merger and acquisitions.  The firm also represents principals in the
establishment of hedge funds and off-shore financing entities.  In addition,
the firm represents start-up companies, established public and private
enterprises, domestic and offshore investment partnerships, and registered
investment advisors. Its international and tax planning division is able to
provide a full range of legal services to its clients is enhanced by
intellectual property, bankruptcy and real estate expertise.  The firm's
clients span a broad range of industries, including investment banking, e-
commerce, consumer products, insurance, health-care, manufacturing, importing,
mining, oil and gas, distribution, and retailing.

    About The American Stock Exchange
    The American Stock Exchange(R) (Amex(R)) has a long history in the U.S.
equity market. Today, the Amex lists traditional and innovative products and
offers trading across a diverse range of equities, options and exchange traded
funds (ETFs), including structured products and HOLDRS(SM).
    The Amex lists approximately 600 companies. When the Amex pioneered the
first ETF in 1993, it launched a whole new investment category that has grown
to over $380 billion in assets. With more than 200 listed ETFs, the Amex
remains the center of ETF development and the global market leader in ETF
listings. The Amex is also a leading listing venue for structured products and
one of the largest options exchanges in the U.S., trading options in nearly
2000 classes.
    Amex's new state-of-the-art trading system, AEMI(SM), supports Amex's
hybrid market structure, a fusion of automated execution and
specialist/auction market designed to meet the future needs of all Amex
    While its market structure benefits companies of every size, the Amex
specializes in providing an efficient market and customized services for small
and mid-sized companies striving for enhanced visibility and institutional
    To explore investing and listing at the American Stock Exchange, visit

For further information:

For further information: Michelle Manoff of Rubenstein PR, 
+1-212-843-8051,; or David Danovitch of Gersten 
Savage LLP, +1-212-752-9700, Web Site:

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