Why you should attend
At this perennial favorite, our expert faculty will teach you the basics of drafting and negotiating corporate agreements - from how the provisions of an agreement fit together, to the fundamental drafting and negotiating principles common to all corporate agreements. You will learn how to reduce your client’s goals to a complete, clearly written and enforceable agreement, and how to identify what issues are most likely to come up in a negotiation of that agreement. You will gain an understanding of why and where the tough issues usually arise during the drafting phase, as well as what you can do to effectively, and creatively, solve those issues - and thereby free yourself from a dependency on forms. Plus you will obtain a litigator’s perspective on how to draft contracts with enforcement in mind, and learn about common ethical issues in drafting corporate agreements. This program is essential for practitioners who draft agreements in complex business transactions.
What you will learn
- Key terms of standard transactional agreements and how they are organized
- When and how to use letters of intent, confidentiality and standstill agreements
- The wide range of M&A agreements, both public and private
- Special agreements including equity, and employment (SF & CHI) and credit/indenture (NYC) agreements
- The importance of boilerplate to the enforcement of contracts, from a litigator’s perspective
- Common ethical errors in contracts
Who should attend
Corporate attorneys in private practice and in-house counsel who have, or want to assume, primary responsibility for drafting agreements in complex business transactions.
San Francisco Seminar Location
PLI California Center, 685 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105. (415) 498-2800
San Francisco Hotel Accommodations
The Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California 94105. Call (800) 917-7456 seven days a week from 6:00 am to 12:00 am (PDT) and mention you are attending this program at Practising Law Institute to receive the preferred rate. For online reservations, go to www.sfpalace.com/pli to receive the preferred rate.
Due to high demand we recommend reserving hotel rooms as early as possible.
PLI's live programs are approved in all states that require mandatory continuing legal education for attorneys, except Arizona. Please be sure to check with your state for details.
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