Mergers & Acquisitions | L4441

This course investigates the legal framework and strategies for structuring mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”). The class will be taught in the “modern learning” format to help students develop practical skills that will improve their readiness upon graduation for the practice of law in diverse business contexts. Among other topics, the course will address structuring various acquisition transactions, negotiating terms of the deal, drafting deal documents, conducting due diligence, advising boards on fiduciary obligations, interpreting relevant state law and federal securities laws, and exploring litigation to thwart potential business combinations. Throughout the course, students will engage in a variety of research, drafting, interviewing, counseling, and advocacy exercises. Through those exercises, group reflections on various assignments, and class discussions of other assigned readings, students will enhance their ability to think critically about a variety of M&A issues from both transactional and litigation perspectives.

Prerequisites: Corporations
Credit Hours: 4
ULW: This course does satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement. (ULW)

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