Drafting and Negotiating Merger and Acquisition Transactions (30216). 2 units. 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 and M.L. Gibson.
Note: There are no prerequisites for this course, but students are encouraged to take Business Organizations either prior to or concurrently with this class. Priority will be given to students who list this course as their first preference among the experiential course selections.