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Merger and Acquisition Contracting Basics

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.

12:07      Adjourn

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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.


  • 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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Certificate of Completion and Archived Video: Your certificate of completion and archived video will be available approximately two weeks of the program date and can be found in your CLE account. MCLE credit is available to registrants only on the day(s) of the live event. This archived content is offered solely for review purposes and is not a substitute for live attendance.

May 7, 2024
Tue 8:55 AM EDT

Duration 3H 12M

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