7-Hour Program

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Why You Should Attend

Learn 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. Our expert faculty will teach you 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. 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.

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 (NYC & CHI), credit/indenture (NYC), employment (SF & CHI), and licensing (SF) agreements
  • The importance of boilerplate to the enforcement of contracts from a litigator’s perspective
  • Common ethical errors in contracts

Special Features

Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Who Should Attend

This program will be helpful for practitioners engaged in drafting agreements for complex business transactions.

Prerequisites:  Current or expected experience in drafting, negotiating and/or litigating corporate transactions

Intended Audience: Law firm and in-house counsel, as well as any attorney or related professionals engaged in drafting and negotiating a variety of corporate agreements

Other Prerequisite (PLI program, if necessary): None

Advanced Prep: None

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