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248.5S sec. 002 - Mergers & Acquisitions (Summer 2021)

Instructor: Steven Davidoff Solomon  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Hybrid

Meeting:

    MTuWThF 09:00 AM - 12:40 PM
    From July 01, 2021
    To July 16, 2021

Summer Quarter: 3
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Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 22
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 44
As of: 09/01 10:35 AM


This course introduces the fundamentals of and critical topics in mergers and acquisitions law, as well as the financial and transactional issues that they present. The principal focus of the course will be on the key drivers of M&A activity, the business incentives of the parties to the transactions, and the documentation and negotiation of the deals. Tax, antitrust, securities and other regulatory issues will play a role as well.

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.
In addition to case law, this course will spend a fair amount of time reviewing, analyzing and drafting deal documents (or portions of such documents). Students will analyze and learn to understand how core provisions of an acquisition agreement are negotiated to create value for and allocate risks among the parties.

Because this is intended to be a capstone course, Business Associations (Law 250) or its equivalent is recommended for this class.

This course will meet in-person on campus on July 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th, and 9th in Warren (room 295).

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

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  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law Theory & Practice
    Hill
    Edition: 2nd 2019
    Publisher: West Academic
    ISBN: 9781642425802
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.westacademic.com/Mergers-and-Acquisitions-Law-Theory-and-Practice-6
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $233.75
    Price Source: user provided

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