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Corporate Transactions: Negotiating the Deal and Drafting the Documents
Professors Griffith and Wiedemann
J.D. Seminar 294 (cross-listed) | 3 credit hours
The core of a corporate practitioner’s work is the practical application of corporate and securities law concepts to further client objectives. This course will allow you to apply knowledge you have gained in studying corporate, contract and securities law to the practical aspects of advising mid-sized and larger corporations. You will draft and negotiate documents for corporate formation, funding, public stock offerings, and business combinations. This practical approach is designed to give you the legal writing and negotiating skills you will need to be a strong corporate lawyer. Several sessions will cover discrete topics related to events in the life of the corporation, with emphasis on crafting the right solution for the client. Many of the classes will involve “real time” drafting and negotiating sessions for the documents you have written.
Prerequisite: Corporations. Recommended: Prior or concurrent enrollment in Securities Regulation.
Students may not receive credit for this course and Business Planning Seminar.