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248.5 sec. 001 - Mergers & Acquisitions (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Adam B. Badawi  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    MW 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
    Location: Law 132
    From January 13, 2020
    To April 28, 2020

Course Start: January 13, 2020
Course End: April 28, 2020
Class Number: 31924

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 71
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 81
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

This course introduces students to the law of mergers and acquisitions and the financial and theoretical issues that they present. The principal focus of the course will be on the corporate law and securities regulation aspects of these transactions, the business incentives of the parties to the transactions, and the lawyer's role in documenting and negotiating these deals. We will also discuss ancillary legal matters, such as tax and antitrust.

The course will study merger agreements, the litigation that can result from them, and ways to avoid that litigation. Students will explore mergers and acquisitions transactions as attempts by the transaction parties to attain business goals and will learn how legal rules and documentation constrain and create opportunity for the parties’ ability to achieve their objectives. Current topics and policy debates will be discussed throughout.

It is strongly suggested that students take Business Associations prior to taking this course.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Business Law

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  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice
    CLAIRE A. HILL, Brian Jm Quinn, Steven Davidoff Solomon
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    ISBN: 9781642425802
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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