Mergers & Acquisitions Transaction Practice

Course Catalog Number: 
5291
Course Credits: 
2
Course Type: 
Lecture
Graduation Requirements: 
Professional Skills
Experiential Learning
Course Priority: 
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority

This course will offer an experiential learning opportunity in that all students will observe and perform many "lawyering" tasks normally entrusted to legal counsel who work on complex corporate and financing transactions. These tasks often require execution of instructions from a client or senior lawyer. Some require bilateral bargaining and judicious compromise. Some require collaboration or teamwork.

The course will be cast primarily in the setting of a proposed acquisition of a "target company", as a going concern, by a so-called "private equity" investment firm. Students will be exposed to, and will engage by simulated participation in, the legal and practical dynamics by which transactions in this milieu are created, including:

  • Negotiation of terms and bargaining over allocation of risks and uncertainties.
  • Disclosure processes and protocols, for fulfillment of one party's appetite for information and the other's protective needs.
  • Choice of transaction structure.
  • Preparation of contract documents and drafting techniques.
  • Dealing with "stakeholder" needs.

Course Offerings 2017-2018

Term Class #
Spring Term 2017-2018 25798
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Course Offerings 2016-2017

Term Class #
Spring Term 2016-2017 27392
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Course Offerings 2015-2016

Term Class #
Spring Term 2015-2016 29266
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