Every lawyer and executive needs to be an effective contract negotiator--now you can learn the essentials from top attorneys. Using a commercial contract, you'll learn essential concepts such as contract structure, interplay of key provisions, "boilerplate" language, and practice tips from real-world negotiations.
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Apply what you've learned to solve real-world client scenarios, using transaction documents derived from actual deals.
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Forming Corporations and Other Entities
Whether you're in-house, an executive, or you have corporate or HNW clients, you need to know the essentials of entity formation. You'll learn the differences between entity forms, advantages and disadvantages, formation processes/procedures, and best practices. Then you'll practice by drafting formation docs for a new entity.
Drafting and Negotiating Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)
Master the NDA--one of the most common agreements in the business world. You'll learn key provisions, typical contexts, and how to draft and negotiate an NDA effectively and efficiently to limit risk without over-engineering. Then you'll practice revising an NDA as both discloser and recipient.
Drafting and Negotiating Letters of Intent (LOIs)
Get adept at using LOIs to efficiently and effectively negotiate deals of all types. You'll learn the purpose, timing, format, advantages and disadvantages, and key elements of LOIs, term sheets, and MOUs. Then you'll review and revise an LOI in connection with a proposed acquisition.
Transactional Due Diligence and Disclosure Schedules
Due diligence is a key piece of every corporate transaction. You'll learn how deal structure affects DD (and vice versa), what's in a standard DD checklist, issues to look for on both sides of the transaction, and practical tips on organizing and executing. Then you'll practice by modifying a DD template in the context of a simulated deal.
Overview of an M&A Transaction
Learn big-picture M&A concepts such as typical deal structures (SPA, APA, Merger) and key criteria for selecting a structure (including corporate, tax, and liability issues), then apply your new knowledge to real-world scenarios by drafting a client memo for a proposed transaction.
Drafting and Negotiating Asset Purchase Agreements
Negotiate and draft an asset purchase agreement like a veteran. You'll learn to draft an APA from the LOI or term sheet, including key provisions and typical pro-buyer and pro-seller terms. Then you'll practice what you learned by converting a term sheet to an APA.
Drafting and Negotiating Stock Purchase Agreements
Negotiate and draft a stock purchase agreement like a veteran. You'll learn the differences between an SPA and APA, the key provisions (e.g., operative provisions and reps & warranties) and common drafting techniques. Then practice what you learned by converting a seller-friendly APA to a buyer-friendly SPA.
Drafting and Negotiating Merger Agreements
Negotiate and draft a merger agreement like a veteran. You'll learn the regulatory and statutory considerations that affect the deal structure, as well as the key provisions involved. Then you'll practice what you learned by revising a merger agreement based on real-world client concerns and the business/regulatory context.
Workplace Anti-Harassment Laws
Taught by expert attorneys from Reavis Page Jump LLP, a law firm at the forefront of the #MeToo movement, this training arms employees with expert guidance and tactical tips to prevent unlawful harassment and discrimination, and mitigate the harms and risks inherent when it occurs.
Equal Pay 360˚ with Chris Wilkinson
Orrick Partner Chris Wilkinson guides you through the equal pay landscape: global, federal, and state/local. Learn affirmative defenses that protect your bottom line and proactive measures that further your culture. Then practice with a real-world simulation.
✔ CLE Credit Available
Anatomy of an Internal Investigation with Michael A. Mancusi
Arnold & Porter Partner Michael A. Mancusi presents this Master Class in internal investigations. Learn how to conduct an effective investigation of insider abuse, data breach, kickbacks, fraud, and other issues to protect your client or company.
✔ CLE Credit Available
Anatomy of Litigation Finance
Commercial litigation finance is hot. Lawyers and C-suite executives need to be up to speed on this important risk/financial management tool. Dave Kerstein, Esq. of Validity Finance teaches you the ins and outs, equipping you to decide when and how to deploy this tool for your own organization.
Master Series: Fundamentals of Mergers & Acquisitions
Learn M&A from A to Z with this Master Series in Mergers & Acquisitions. Starting with an overview, you'll continue by diving into the process of buying and selling companies and assets, then you'll explore the three most common types of transactions in depth. Along the way, you'll practice by drafting real deal documents based on real-world scenarios. Includes 5+ hours of instruction plus quizzes and simulations.
✔ CLE Credit Available (CA, FL, NY, TX)
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
Learn practical, fundamental corporate transactional skills with this Master Series. Starting with contract drafting essentials, you'll continue by exploring entity formation, NDAs and LOIs (two of the most common transactional documents that lawyers review and draft), and then you'll finish with a deep dive into the due diligence process. Along the way, you'll practice by drafting real deal documents based on real-world scenarios. Includes 5+ hours of instruction plus quizzes and simulations.
Master Classes Included
- Essentials 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
Our instructors are practitioners with outstanding professional and educational qualifications and demonstrated achievement in their field. All have significant Big Law experience.
Gabriel GutierrezAssociate, 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…”
Wai ZeeGeneral 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 NayarLegal 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.”
Anupama J. NaiduSenior Counsel / Kalantar Business Law Group
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 Chaney-Alexandria KearseCorporate 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 ChaddhaNYU 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 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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*CLE credit available for most Master Classes. Financial aid may also be available. See individual Master Classes or our FAQ for more details.