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Drafting, Analyzing and Negotiating Complex Commercial Contracts
Professors Dienelt and Segal
J.D. Seminar 160 | 2 credit hours
This seminar is designed to assist students in developing the core drafting, analytical and negotiating skills needed by lawyers who deal with complex commercial contracts. Students will review different types of complex contracts, including franchise, merger/acquisition, and joint venture agreements. Legal and commercial background will be provided in each area to permit students to see the critical interplay among substantive law, business objectives and the development of transactional documents. Throughout the course, students will be actively involved in drafting and negotiation exercises. These exercises are designed to help students develop critical skills and to portray the dynamic mix of business and legal judgments that lawyers must make frequently. Because of the dynamic nature of the course, class attendance and participation are mandatory.
Students may not receive credit for both this seminar and Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Real Estate Documents: Real Estate Contracts, Loan Documents and Leases Seminar or Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Transactional Documents.
Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory and all enrolled and waitlisted students must attend the first class in order to be enrolled.