LBS 939 (01) - Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions

Law   Franklin Pierce School of Law :: Business Law (LAW)
Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Law (01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 52121
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.
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Majors not allowed in section: LAW: JD HYBRID
Excluding the following students: Graduate Law - Online
Attributes: Law Upper Level Writing
Instructors: John Orcutt

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/17/2023 5/12/2023 MW 10:30am - 12:00pm UNHL 229