Contracts expert Lenné Espenschied shares the "how to" on drafting contracts and the "know how" on negotiating and drafting M&A agreements more confidently!
DAY 1: HOW TO DRAFT A CONTRACT
This "how-to" CLE program is relevant to all lawyers who draft contracts of any sort. This program begins with a discussion of the legal context of drafting, revealing outside forces that may dictate the way specific terms of the agreement are drafted or interpreted.
Attendees also spend time examining the meaning and implications of common performance and boilerplate provisions, including specific drafting techniques and strategies that contract drafters can implement immediately to draft legal documents with confidence.
Get ready to learn how to draft better indemnification provisions, allocate risk among the parties, mark up a prior draft to fit the current transaction, make seemingly minor edits to shift risk from one party to the other, use the right words to create the intended legal consequences, minimize risks associated with drafting in "the cloud" using web applications like Google Docs and iCloud, and much more!
- Context of Drafting
- Gathering and Organizing Information
- Drafting Techniques and Strategies and 7 Negotiable Elements of Indemnification
- Handling Alternative Dispute Resolution, Gender and Amendments
DAY 2: MERGER AND ACQUISITION CONTRACTING BASICS
Get up to speed fast with this merger and acquisition (M&A) basics CLE program, which introduces 83 words and phrases M&A lawyers use to negotiate with other lawyers and 35 forms of common provisions.
Learn the difference between a direct merger, a forward triangular merger and a reverse triangular merger. Learn about specific kinds of risk unique to M&A transactions — like completion risk, mis-valuation risk and value-shift risk — and learn tried and true techniques for shifting these risks to the other party. Learn how a merger agreement is typically structured, what issues are covered in each section, and what dozens of words and phrases like "within the collar," "Buyer Power Ratio" and "social issues" mean, and how they factor into negotiating strategies.
We walk through the articles of a typical merger agreement, covering each concept within the context of the provision where it usually arises. Learn exactly what you need to know to negotiate and draft M&A agreements more confidently.
In-Person Live and Live Webcast
Tuesday–Wednesday, February 27–28, 2024
Event start time varies based on delivery method. Click on the event at the bottom of the page for exact start times.
IN-PERSON LIVE LOCATION
North Carolina Bar Center, 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary
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- Lenné Eidson Espenschied, Lenné Espenschied Continuing Legal Education, Saint Simons Island, GA
NCBA CLE Department
North Carolina: 9.00 MCLE Hours
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