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Basics of Acquisition Agreements 09/09/2013 - 11/17/2013

This course is an overview of how acquisition agreements work. It will provide aspiring and practicing deal lawyers with an understanding of the deal process and their role in it.

Presented by The American Law Institute-CLE American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education

Overview

This course is an overview of how acquisition agreements work. It will provide aspiring and practicing deal lawyers with an understanding of the deal process and their role in it.

What will be covered

The course will have four modules. Each module includes video lectures and a LawMeet® - an interactive exercise that involves posting a video response to a real world problem presented by a client or partner, followed by peer and expert review. Click here to see how a LawMeet® works. The first module will be available no later than September 9, 2013:

1) The Why and How of Acquisitions opens 9/9/2013

A discussion of the economic and strategic motivations for acquisitions and the role lawyers play. Overview of the steps for completing acquisition transactions.

  • Video lecture
  • LawMeet® exercise (due Sep. 22 at 11:59pm PST)
  • Expert videos from Paul Halpern (Versa Capital) and Henry Nassau (Dechert)

2) Anatomy of an Acquisition Agreement opens 9/30/2013

An introduction to the provisions of an agreement and their interplay.

  • Video lecture
  • LawMeet® exercise (due Oct. 6 at 11:59pm PST)
  • Expert video from Henry Nassau (Dechert)

3) Indemnification opens 10/14/2013

An in-depth look at the primary "battleground" in the negotiation of an acquisition agreement.

  • Video lecture
  • LawMeet® exercise (due Oct. 20 at 11:59pm PST)
  • Expert video from Elazar Guttman (Kirkland & Ellis LLP)

4) Due Diligence opens 10/28/2013

Why it matters. How it works. Common issues.

  • Video lecture
  • LawMeet® exercise (due Nov. 3 at 11:59pm PST)
  • Expert video from Elazar Guttman (Kirkland & Ellis LLP) and Andrew Kaufman (Kirkland & Ellis LLP)

How will it work?

The course is open to everyone. It is online, accessible to anyone with internet access. It is powered by ApprenNet's innovative technology. Unless you want to receive CLE credit for your participation, the course is free. Simply click here to join the course.

Each topic will be addressed through a mixture of video lectures and interactive exercises called LawMeets®.

Who will teach the course?

The instructors for this course include Professor Karl Okamoto (Drexel), Jay Finkelstein (DLA Piper), Elazar Guttman (Kirkland & Ellis LLP), James Hutchinson (Goodwin Procter LLP), and Andrew Kaufman (Kirkland & Ellis LLP).

Who are the experts?

The instructors will be joined by a panel of experts that include senior practitioners from international law firms and corporate counsel's offices and law faculty from around the country.

Can I get CLE credit for participating?

Yes. We are an approved CLE provider in Pennsylvania and California. New York also recognizes our courses. We will provide certification of completion to participants who would like to apply on their own outside of Pennsylvania and California. Each module costs $99 and consists of 2 credit hours. The entire course costs $299 for 8 credit hours. Click here for more information on how to receive CLE credit. If you are not seeking CLE credit, the course is free.

More information?

Read the Frequently Asked Questions, or contact us at contact@lawmeets.com.

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