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With a balanced focused on the upper as well as lower ends of the middle market, our panelists share the latest insights on what's-trending and what's-next in winning, negotiating, and executing private equity deals in a competitive market highlighted by increasing pool of nimble and cash-flush buyers, easy credit, rising secondary buyouts, and unpredictable tax reform. more »
Session 1: Update: Confidentiality Agreements, Term Sheets, and Other Preliminary Agreements - In today's fast-paced, hotly-competitive market, getting off on the right foot increasingly means the difference between a Gold Medal dive or an unintended belly-flop. Explore the latest developments in confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, and other preliminary agreements that will help lock in your deal with maximum speed and leverage.
Session 2: Heading for the Exit: Pre-Sale Considerations to Maximize Seller Leverage - Recent examples of successful sales where having spent time and money in advance to mitigate potential buyer risks and costs helped ensure success, often at multiples of the up-front costs. more »
Listen to a discussion about recurring thorny ethical issues that have value in M&A transactions. Who is my client? How do I minimize the risk of losing the attorney-client privilege in the deal? Do I owe any ethical duties of candor to opposing counsel (i.e., the difference between lying and puffing)? more »
It is said that transactional lawyers only learn to practice law after they graduate from law school, and it is true that there have traditionally been few offerings in the “how” of practicing transactional law in law school. But it is also true that many practicing transactional lawyers believe they no longer need to read cases to practice, and instead rely upon forms handed down to them by their mentors. Explore some of the “encrusted boilerplate” often contained in form agreements many transactional lawyers use, without any conception of what some of this encrusted boilerplate actually means, as interpreted by the courts in recent case law. more »
Session 1: How Representation and Warranty Insurance is Changing the Game - The “Insured Deal” is here to stay. Go beyond the basics and drill-down into provisions that should be negotiated and practices that should evolve when an insured deal is in play.
Session 2: Special Issues in Acquisitions of Venture-Backed Companies - Why is a VC-backed target different, and how do those differences impact the process pursued and provisions negotiated? Examine critical and complicated issues that commonly arise in acquisitions of VC-backed companies, including complex waterfalls, blurring of management incentives with purchase price, disproportionate allocation of indemnity risk among stockholders/stakeholders, and fiduciary duties of VC-nominated directors.
Session 3: More Cake: Advanced Issues in Carve-Outs and Divestitures - An in-depth discussion of advanced issues in carveout transactions, including preparing your sell-side client for a divisional sale, advising your buy-side client on separation issues, navigating multi-jurisdictional carveouts and negotiating transition services, including data from the ABA Merger and Acquisitions Committee’s Carveout Deal Points Study. more »
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is incentivizing a new pattern of investment that will likely have profound implications for companies, particularly with respect to M&A. In plain English that deal lawyers will appreciate, gain practical tips on structuring and negotiating the deal to maximize (or not get blind-sided by) the changing landscape brought on by Tax Reform. more »
Hear a wide-ranging discussion, viewed from the standpoint of both the minority ownership and the majority ownership, on planning for, implementing and, as necessary, resolving disputes related to, situations involving minority ownership stakes. Review recent developments in this area as well as current best practices in dealing with issues that range from orderly process to confrontation. more »
Session 1: Deal Driver Differences Between Private Equity and Strategic Players - Does private equity really do deals differently than strategic players? Explore “why” and “how” private equity behaves differently from strategics, and how those differences are manifested in their approach to deal making, particularity the deal points that they negotiate.
Session 2: Trending Issues in Negotiation of Indemnification Provisions - Risk allocation continues to be one of the most important and nuanced subjects in structuring private target M&A transactions. Review recent trends and developments in the indemnification arena and learn what practitioners need to know today and tomorrow. more »
This eCourse explores best practices for conducting internal investigations—when your compliance program has an issue, hear how to address it in a way that best protects the company and various stakeholders. more »
There is no “one-size fits all” compliance program. Each compliance program begins with a deep understanding of the business and risk environment. Program design considers the end business user and creates a structure that is mapped to different risks and regulations through a compliance framework that shares common themes irrespective of the type of business or subject matter.
Join us online for this six-part series that walks through the legal and regulatory framework, core principles, and key components of a successful compliance program. more »
When it comes to ethics in negotiations, it's anything but anything-goes. Could a tiny white lie here and a teeny puffing there mean the difference between getting the deal done and getting disbarred? This presentation addresses these questions and more as the speakers ask, "Are you smarter than a first-year associate?" more »
Session 1: Trending Issues in Negotiation of Indemnification Provisions - Risk allocation continues to be one of the most important and nuanced subjects in structuring private target M&A transactions. Review recent trends and developments in the indemnification arena and learn what practitioners need to know today and tomorrow.
Session 2: Encrusted Boilerplate in M&A Agreements: Rethinking the Common Wisdom - It is said that transactional lawyers only learn to practice law after they graduate from law school, and it is true that there have traditionally been few offerings in the "how" of practicing transactional law in law school. But it is also true that many practicing transactional lawyers believe they no longer need to read cases to practice, and instead rely upon forms handed down to them by their mentors. Explore some of the "encrusted boilerplate" often contained in form agreements many transactional lawyers use, without any conception of what some of this encrusted boilerplate actually means, as interpreted by the courts in recent caselaw. more »
This eCourse outlines the basic structure of a compliance program and the regulatory framework used to develop a program. Learn how to analyze the regulatory framework and build a program that works for the company’s risk environment. more »
This eCourse explores how to conduct an effective risk assessment using a given regulatory framework and compliance program data. This framework is applicable to any subject matter from Anti-Corruption to Privacy. more »
This eCourse explores key elements of effective policies and procedures. How to draft them, what makes them effective, and how to update them. It also provides insight into modern trends, including best practices for drafting a Code of Conduct. more »
Investments in small businesses require counsel to consider various federal and state securities compliance issues in connection with such a transaction. Walk through the various securities laws considerations and filing requirements that arise when your client decides to invest in a small business organized as an LLC or an LP. more »