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Spring 2021

Course Description
This course will explore the law of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). It will cover the history and key drivers of M&A activity, deal structures and regulation under state and federal law in the United States, valuation and appraisal, key aspects of the deal-making process, fiduciary duties, and other emerging issues in transactional legal practice. This course builds on the basic Business Associations course. It is intended both for students anticipating a career in transactional legal practice as well as for students seeking to develop a general understanding of issues in M&A transactions.
Text: Hill, Quinn, and Davidoff Solomon, Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice (West, 2d ed. 2019)

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-25-2021 - 04-27-2021   W  2:00 PM-3:40 PM F309

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: Business Associations
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: 2-3 hour in class final combining multiple choice and essay questions.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Basic
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Claire A. Hill, Brian JM Quinn, Steven Davidoff Solomon
    Publisher: West Academic
    Edition: 2nd
    ISBN: 9781684670147
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: There is a course page on Blackboard. A Syllabus is posted there. The casebook is Claire Hill, Brian Quinn & Steven Davidoff Solomon, Mergers and Acquisitions Law: Theory and Practice (2d ed. 2019). On Wednesday we will cover casebook Chapter I, pages 1-28 and begin Chapter II, pages 31-46.

    Textbook Type Hardcover
    Textbook Requirement Required
    Textbook Name Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice
    Textbook Publisher West Academic
    Textbook Author Claire A. Hill, Brian JM Quinn, Steven Davidoff Solomon
    Textbook Edition 2nd
    Textbook ISBN 9781684670147

    Chapter 1[5909] watermarked.pdf
    Chapter 2[5908] watermarked.pdf