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In-Person Live | Bundle: How to Draft a Contract + Merger and Acquisition Contracting Basics


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!

INCLUDED SESSIONS

  • 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.


DETAILS
In-Person Live
Tuesday–Wednesday, February 27–28, 2024
Day 1: 8:25 AM–4:15 PM
Day 2: 8:25 AM–12:20 PM

AGENDA
Click here to view the full program agenda.

IN-PERSON LIVE LOCATION
North Carolina Bar Center, 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary

HOTEL INFORMATION
Contact hotels directly for reservations at the special NCBA room rate. Rates are based on availability and rooms may sell out.

Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary
Nightly Rate: $174 single/double
Reservations: Click here or call 919.677.1840 (Corporate Account Code: 2691626)

TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 120 Sage Commons Way, Cary
Nightly Rate: $114 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday–Thursday)
Reservations: 919.678.0005 (Ask for the NCBA corporate rate)

SPEAKER

  • Lenné Eidson Espenschied, Lenné Espenschied Continuing Legal Education, Saint Simons Island, GA

PLANNED BY
NCBA CLE Department

APPROVED CREDIT
North Carolina: 9.00 MCLE Hours

PROGRAM PRICING
See pricing below.