LBS 939 (01) - Mergers and Acquisitions

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2018 - Law (01/16/2018 - 04/27/2018)
Class Size:   45  
CRN: 54000
This course will introduce students to U.S. mergers & acquisitions ("M&A") law and provide a fundamental understanding of the legal aspects of corporate M&A transactions. This course will cover the following topics: (a) business considerations for conducting M&A transactions; (b) the different forms of M&A transactions; (c) M&A mechanics; (d) M&A documentation; (e) legal duties of the board of directors, senior executives and controlling shareholders; (f) federal securities regulations; and (g) basic tax and accounting consequences. A solid understanding of M&A is core to students who wish to practice as business lawyers. The buying and selling of companies is a fundamental concept to almost every business in the world. Students will be pushed to understand both the business and legal concepts involved in M&A transactions. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Prerequisites: Business Associations (may be taken concurrently). Students who have not satisfied the prerequisite, but have a business-related background, may seek a waiver from the professor.. Course format: lecture. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: John Orcutt

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/16/2018 4/27/2018 MW 3:00pm - 4:30pm UNHL 205