Law Firm Program: Anatomy of a Business Transaction I (7360)

This course examines the many business, structural, corporate, and governance issues involved in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other business transactions. These issues are addressed in written client advice, drafting assignments and in-class presentations that will provide the principal basis for grade evaluation.

The vehicle for examining these issues is a hypothetical transaction involving the sale of a significant line of business by a public corporation, either to a third party or possibly to the corporation’s controlling shareholder.

There is no textbook for the course. Instead, course materials will consist of articles and practice notes, relevant forms and documents used in comparable transactions, and client memos and advice. Course materials will be posted on (or linked through) TWEN. In addition, students will have access to and use of the practice materials collected and posted on the Practical Law Company website. There will not be a final examination.

Course Details

  • Credits: 3