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Mergers and Acquisitions
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Type

LEC

Credits

2/3 cr.

Prerequisites

BA/Corps or taking BA/Corps or Corps IL

Student Year

2L/3L

Description:

This class will cover the theory behind, the Federal and state law governing, and the practice of, Mergers and Acquisitions. Our main focus will be what a transactional lawyer would want and need to know as to why mergers and acquisitions might occur and how and why companies or shareholders would embrace or disfavor them, how the transactions are documented and how disclosure requirements are met, and what the present cases say.

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Sections

Spring 2015: Mergers and Acquisitions

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Type

LEC

Credits

3

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

Readings and First Day Assignment

The materials for this class will be made available on the class's TWEN site. The material includes draft chapters of a forthcoming textbook on Mergers and Acquisitions to be co-authored by Hill, Quinn and Davidoff Solomon, as well as other readings.  You will be provided with the address and login information for the site before the first class.


Your assignment for the first day is to read Leo E. Strine Jr., Documenting the Deal: How Quality Control and Candor Can Improve Boardroom Decision-Making and Reduce the Litigation Target Zone, available at

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2514520

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Spring 2014: Mergers and Acquisitions

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Type

LEC

Credits

2

Student Year

2L/3L

Syllabus

Available on Inside.Law Access restricted resource icon

Details:

This course will delve into the substantive work of practitioners in an M&A transaction. Students will gain knowledge of common M&A terms, the main deal documents and material negotiating points surrounding an M&A transaction. We will discuss transaction structures and types of acquirers, valuation concepts and drafting techniques, private equity M&A and leveraged buy-outs, introductory public company M&A concepts and material topics related to venture financings. We will also discuss recent and ongoing transactions. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with the main issues facing practitioners through every phase of an M&A deal and deal documentation from inception to closing.

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Spring 2013: Mergers and Acquisitions

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Type

LEC

Credits

3

Student Year

2L/3L

TWEN

lawschool.westlaw.com... courseid=149736

Details:

(see course description, above)

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