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Overview of an M&A Transaction

This Master Class introduces participants to the concept of M&A in broad terms, using a practical, experiential approach. Participants learn the different structures available for an M&A transaction, gain familiarity with the criteria for selecting a structure, and test those criteria against real-world scenarios.


M&A Deal Process

This Master Class provides a deeper understanding of the overall M&A process, from inception to closing of a deal. Using a practical, experiential approach, the Class covers the practical steps, key considerations, and documentation involved at each stage of the deal process.


Drafting and Negotiating Asset Purchase Agreements

This Master Class introduces participants to specific terms typically negotiated in an asset purchase, including assignment and change of control. Participants also learn to recognize pro-buyer and pro-seller terms and understand the relationships between different terms.


Drafting and Negotiating Stock Purchase Agreements

In this Master Class, participants explore the differences between a stock purchase and an asset purchase, with particular focus on operative provisions and representations and warranties. Using an actual stock purchase agreement, participants learn about key provisions and drafting considerations.


Drafting and Negotiating Merger Agreements

In this Master Class, participants explore the specific considerations involved in structuring a merger transaction. Using actual merger agreements and statutes, participants learn about regulatory, statutory, corporate governance, and tax issues that are specific to the merger context.


Basics of Contract Drafting

This Master Class addresses the basics of corporate drafting, using a commercial contract as an example. It focuses on technical skills and concepts such as basic contract structure, the interplay of different key provisions, and drafting and negotiating "boilerplate" language.


Forming Corporations and Other Entities

In this Master Class, participants are introduced to various entity forms, form characteristics, relative advantages and disadvantages, and method of formation. We then dive deeper into practical issues such as documentation, formation steps, best practices, and practice tips. 


Drafting and Negotiating Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)

In this Master Class, participants learn the specific terms typically negotiated in the context of a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) and gain familiarity with the contexts in which NDAs are typically used (including acquisitions, employment arrangements, partnerships, and joint ventures). 


Drafting and Negotiating Letters of Intent (LOIs)

This Master Class affords participants a deeper understanding of contract drafting in the context of a letter of intent (LOI). Using a practical, experiential approach, it explores purpose, timing, and content, as well as similar forms, such as term sheets and memoranda of understanding.


Transactional Due Diligence and Disclosure Schedules

In this Master Class, participants learn how legal due diligence affects how a deal is structured and, alternatively, how a definitive transaction structure affects due diligence. Using an experiential approach, the Class covers standard due diligence request lists and practical tips on how to approach due diligence.


Master Series

Master Series: Fundamentals of Mergers & Acquisitions

Overview

This Master Series exposes attorneys to basic and intermediate concepts in M&A (the buying, selling, and combining of different companies, their assets, and their businesses), using a practical, experiential approach.

Master Classes Included

  • Overview of an M&A Transaction
  • M&A Deal Process
  • Drafting and Negotiating Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Drafting and Negotiating Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Drafting and Negotiating Merger Agreements

Master Series: Fundamentals of Corporate Transactions

Overview

This Master Series exposes attorneys to basic concepts involved in documenting and negotiating corporate transactions and their foundational components using a practical, experiential approach.

Master Classes Included

  • Basics of Contract Drafting
  • Forming Corporations and Other Entities
  • Drafting and Negotiating Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)
  • Drafting and Negotiating Letters of Intent (LOIs)
  • Transactional Due Diligence and Disclosure Schedules

Your Experience

Dynamic Video Modules

Learn at your own pace and place. All you need is an internet connection. Absorb lessons in short, easily digested segments, led by experienced practitioners.

Immersive Simulations

Apply what you've learned in real-world client scenarios, using transaction documents derived from actual deals.

As simulations progress, build upon elements you mastered in earlier modules.

V.I.P. Sessions

Deepen your learning in one-on-one Virtual In-Person sessions with a vetted practitioner. Receive feedback on simulation assignments.

Like working with a law firm partner dedicated solely to accelerating your professional growth.

Instructors

Our instructors are practitioners with outstanding professional and educational qualifications and demonstrated achievement in their field. All have significant Big Law experience.

Julie Ryan

Julie Ryan

Partner, Acceleron Law Group, LLP Head of Experiential Learning at AltaClaro (xAkin Gump, xClifford Chance)
Stephen B. Kaplitt

Stephen Kapplitt

Principal, Kaplitt Legal Consulting (xWeil Gotshal, xCadwalader)

Marilyn Sonnie

(Retired) Partner, Jones Day

Philip Colbran

(Retired) Partner, Chadbourne
Helen Choi

Helen Choi

Lecturer, USC Gould School of Law (xCadwalader, xDebevoise)
Robert Rugani

Robert Rugani

Partner and Co-Founder, Acceleron Law Group, LLP (xSidley Austin, xMorgan Lewis, xBrobeck)

Greg Stoller

Partner, Abrams Fensterman (xWSGR, xWeil Gotchal)

Greg McLaughlin

Senior Counsel, IBM Global Services

Success Stories

Morgan

Gabriel Gutierrez

Associate, GHP Abogados (Costa Rica)

[AltaClaro’s Intensive course] hit the right mark between being challenging and yet manageable for someone who is working while taking the program…”

Morgan

Wai Zee

General Counsel, WeWork (Asia)

There is definitely a big need for this … Senior partners at firms are not spending enough time [on training] and most professional education out there is superficial.”

Ryan Nayar

Legal Counsel, Centrica

As an experienced practitioner who has worked in both AmLaw 100 and public company, in-house environments, the training AltaClaro provided helped supplement my knowledge of corporate law.”

Anu Jaya Naidu

Senior Counsel / The Offsite General Counsel

After taking this course, You could come into a firm on day one, start diving into the documents, and be able to provide meaningful input to the deal team. While [other courses] focus on the theoretical or updates in the law, this focuses on the practical and gives you a toolkit to jump start or refresh your practice.”

Morgan

Morgan Chaney-Alexandria Kearse

Corporate Counsel, Affinity Solutions

Each instructor takes the time to work through the material with you so that you can understand the actual practice of law and not just the theory. The one-on-one sessions provide a unique chance to delve deeper into questions with your instructor that are tailored to your individual strengths and weaknesses.”

Samarth C.

Samarth Chaddha

NYU School of Law, LL.M ‘17

I learned from experienced practitioners and the one-on-one sessions gave me an opportunity to take a deep dive and simulate real world tasks…”

Zulaihat

Zulaihat N.

New York Law School, JD ‘16

Through the AltaClaro Intensives Training Program in Corporate Transactions, I developed practical legal skills that went far beyond the legal training provided in law school...

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Comparison

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Bite-sized video modules Varies
Self-assessment quizzes Varies Varies Varies
Simulations
One-on-one sessions (real-time feedback)
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Global, virtual community
Dicussion board
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AltaClaro Master Classes

Bite-sized video modules
Self-assessment quizzes
Simulations
One-on-one sessions
CLE credit*
Anytime, anywhere access
Global, virtual community
Discussion board
Money-back guarantee
Avg cost per instruction hour
$99/hr

Online practical skills course providers

Bite-sized video modules
Varies
Self-assessment quizzes
Varies
Simulations
One-on-one sessions
CLE credit*
Anytime, anywhere access
Global, virtual community
Discussion board
Money-back guarantee
Avg cost per instruction hour
$100-$200/hr

Online CLE course providers

Bite-sized video modules
Self-assessment quizzes
Varies
Simulations
One-on-one sessions
CLE credit*
Anytime, anywhere access
Global, virtual community
Discussion board
Money-back guarantee
Avg cost per instruction hour
up to $400/hr

Bar Association CLE courses

Bite-sized video modules
Self-assessment quizzes
Varies
Simulations
One-on-one sessions
CLE credit*
Anytime, anywhere access
Varies
Global, virtual community
Discussion board
Money-back guarantee
Avg cost per instruction hour
$100-$400/hr

Bootcamps

Bite-sized video modules
Self-assessment quizzes
Simulations
One-on-one sessions
CLE credit*
Varies
Anytime, anywhere access
Global, virtual community
Discussion board
Money-back guarantee
Avg cost per instruction hour
$300/hr