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Bundle: How to Draft a Contract + Merger and Acquisition Contracting Basics


8:25        Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:55        Welcome and Introductions

9:00        Context of Drafting

10:30      Break

10:45      Gathering and Organizing Information

12:15      Lunch Break

1:00        Drafting Techniques and Strategies and 7 Negotiable Elements of Indemnification

2:30        Break

2:45        Handling Alternative Dispute Resolution, Gender and Amendments

4:15        Adjourn


8:25        Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:55        Welcome and Introductions

9:00        Merger and Acquisition Contracting Basics

Learn from examples drawn from "real" forms used in recent M&A deals, including the 2022 hostile acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk, Microsoft's 2023 acquisition of Activision, Take-Two Interactive Software's 2022 acquisition of Zynga, and many others.

The purpose of this program is to explain why M&A practice is challenging, to highlight key issues, to introduce transactional lawyers to the jargon and provisions commonly used in M&A practice, and to enable them to talk the talk in negotiations and draft appropriate provisions to protect the interests of their clients.

This program includes two 10-minute breaks.

12:20      Adjourn


Contracts expert Lenné Espenschied shares the "how to" on drafting contracts and the "know how" on negotiating and drafting M&A agreements more confidently!


  • Lenné Eidson Espenschied

    Lenné Eidson Espenschied has earned her status as one of the two most popular contract drafting speakers in the U.S. by continually striving for excellence and providing innovative, practical skills-based training for transactional lawyers.

    Lenné practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia, for 25 years, focusing on corporate and transactional representation of technology-based businesses. She is the author of two books published by the American Bar Association: Contract Drafting: Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice (ABA Fundamentals, 3rd Ed. 2019) and The Grammar and Writing Handbook for Lawyers (ABA Fundamentals, 2011).

    Her passion is helping lawyers acquire the skills they need to be successful in transactional practice.

    Click here for more information about Lenné.

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Feb 27 - Feb 28, 2024
8:25 AM EST - 12:20 PM EST
North Carolina Bar Center 8000 Weston Parkway Cary, NC 27511 919.677.0561

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Duration 2 Days

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