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Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Transactional Documents
J.D. Seminar 160 | 3 credit hours
This seminar focuses on the drafting and negotiation aspects of commercial transactions, including real estate transactions, corporate transactions and sports transactions. Representative transactions will include entity formations, land and improved property acquisitions, sponsorship agreements and hotel acquisitions. The major emphasis will be on developing an understanding of how transactional documents are created, negotiated, revised and finalized. This seminar is intended to be "hands-on" with all students having the opportunity to experience being a transactional attorney in simulated negotiations and drafting sessions. Documents from actual transactions will be utilized to demonstrate how all the elements of a transactional document fit together in a commercial transaction. In addition, this seminar will feature periodic guest speakers to discuss current issues relating to transactions, such as entertainment/sponsorships, sports, and/or real estate development. Over the course of the semester, each student will be required to draft a number of transactional documents. Given the interactive nature of the class, attendance and class 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 Corporate Transactions Seminar or Drafting, Analyzing and Negotiating Complex Commercial Contracts.
Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory. Enrolled and waitlisted students must attend the first class meeting to be enrolled in the course and waitlisted students must continue to attend classes until they are either enrolled or until the final determination of their waitlist status is made.