†Drafting and Negotiating Merger and Acquisition Transactions (21665). 2 units, credit/fail. The class will focus on understanding the structure and basic provisions of an acquisition agreement, highlighting the differences between the ABA Model agreement and “real-world” agreements. The class will focus on drafting and negotiation skills and students will practice drafting skills by working with a hypothetical purchase agreement. Students will then be divided into Buyer and Seller teams and participate in a simulated negotiation for the hypothetical transaction. Students will be guided by experienced M&A practitioners and investment bankers who will serve as guest coaches for the simulated negotiation. Preference given to J.D. students. Enrollment limited to sixteen. S.S. Adler.
Note: There are no prerequisites for this course. Priority will be given to students who list this course as their first preference among the experiential course selections.