This is a survey course that examines the basic legal aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions, which are among the most dynamic and complex strategic activities firms undertake. Students will study federal and state laws governing M&A transactions, and consider relevant legal, policy and business issues from the perspectives of the key affected stakeholders: the target company, the acquiring company, shareholders, management, employees and others. The focus of the course is on transactional rather than litigation issues. Accordingly, considerable attention is devoted to working with key M&A documents.
Grades will be determined by performance on an objective final exam.
This class is taught via lecture. The examination will be administered on an open book basis. The exam will consist solely of objective questions