May 4, 2006

Get Ready for the 2006 M&A Boot Camp!

We have posted our schedule for this summer’s “M&A Boot Camp,” which is free for any member of It includes:

Conducting Due Diligence: Through the Eyes of the Associate (Monday, June 19th)

Deborah Bentley Herzog and Mike Woodard of McGuire Woods will start us off by teaching us the basics of what you need to know about conducting due diligence, with an emphasis on what issues and traps associates should seek to spot and resolve.

International Deal Considerations (Monday, June 26th)

Elizabeth (“Libby”) Kitslaar and Phil Stamatakos of Jones Day will walk us through the special issues that you will face in a cross-border deal. Learn the essentials of what an international deal is all about, including how to best work with lawyers from other countries and other practice pointers unique to the international deal.

The Role of Investment Bankers (Monday, July 10th)

Kevin Miller of Alston & Bird LLP – a former in-house investment banking lawyer – will talk about the role of investment bankers in the M&A process, including tips on how to maximize their effectiveness and minimize disappointments.

Selling the Venture-Backed Company (Monday, July 17th)

Phil Torrence and David Parsigian of Miller Canfield LLP will teach us about “everything you need to know” to understand the basics of the issues typically present in a sale of a venture backed company with multiple class of stock and varying liquidation preferences.