LBS 939 (01) - Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Law (01/20/2021 - 05/14/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 52592
This course introduces students to U.S. law associated with buying and selling businesses (commonly referred to as mergers & acquisitions (?M&A? law). The course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the legal aspects of M&A transactions. The course covers: transaction mechanics; the appraisal remedy; successorship to assets (including asset transferability and buying assets from financially-troubled or bankrupt companies); successorship to liabilities (including liability avoidance strategies and successor liability); acquisition documents; due diligence; the role U.S. securities laws play in M&A transactions; board and shareholder duties; and national security issues surrounding foreign acquisitions of U.S. corporations. A solid understanding of M&A law is core to students wishing to practice as business lawyers or intellectual property lawyers. Buying and selling companies is fundamental to almost every business in the world.
Instructors: John Orcutt

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/20/2021 5/14/2021 TR 11:00am - 12:15pm UNHL 205