M&A Boot Camp
The DealLawyers.com "M&A Boot Camp" is for anyone new to M&A, as well as anyone that seeks a refresher on one or more of the areas that are integral to getting a deal done. Catch any of the following valuable programs either the day they are posted - or afterwards!
Each program will run between a half hour and an hour Ė and is in a podcast format (in other words, there is no specific time for you to listen-in; just check it out anytime on the date indicated below). No registration is necessary - and there is no cost - for DealLawyers.com members. So try a no-risk trial to DealLawyers.com today!
Cynthia Krus of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan will start us off by teaching us the basics of what you need to know about M&A, with an emphasis on due diligence practices and the various ways on how a transaction can be structured.
Delaware Law Considerations (6/22/05)
John Grossbauer and Mark Morton of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP have practiced for several decades in Delaware and have always had their finger on the pulse of the Delaware courts. Learn the essentials of what boards must do to fulfill their fiduciary duties when faced with M&A issues, including how to best structure deals to avoid problems and what defenses are permissible.
Disclosure Issues (7/11/05)
Dennis Garris of Alston & Bird LLP - the former Chief of the SECís Office of Mergers & Acquisitions - will teach us about what disclosures are required to be made in a public company merger, from tender offers to exchange offers to going private transactions.
Negotiating Tactics (7/26/05)
Wilson Chu of Haynes and Boone LLP is well-known from his annual study on negotiation trends, as well as his insights in "The Deal Guys Blog," and will share his insights about how to get up-to-speed quickly and become a master negotiator, a crucial skill for any deal lawyer.
Accounting Issues (8/15/05)
Howard Dicker of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP will teach us about "everything you need to know" to understand the basics of the accounting issues typically present in a M&A deal. After Sarbanes-Oxley, itís more important than ever for lawyers to grasp the accounting principles at work in every transaction.