LAWS 505 - Mergers & Acquisitions
 
(2 cr.) This course will examine the purchase and sale of business entities through a presentation and discussion of the acquisition process. It will introduce the student to acquisition transactions through an examination of the reasons for acquisitions, the types of acquisitions, the structure of acquisition transactions, the documentation and negotiation of the principal agreements and documents to effect an acquisition transaction and certain corporate governance matters related to the approval of acquisitions. The course will focus on private company transactions but will also consider matters regarding public company transactions. This examination will also include a presentation and analysis of the purchaser and the seller issues frequently encountered in the acquisition process. This course is designed to explain to the student the lawyer?s role in an acquisition and to promote an understanding of the theory and the practice of law as it applies to the purchase and the sale of business entities. Prerequisite: LAWS 205; Every Year, All
 
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