Drafting and Negotiating Stock Purchase Agreements

Prices starting at: $149

"I developed practical legal skills that went far beyond the legal training provided in law school."


"[It] gave me an opportunity to take a deep dive and simulate real world tasks."

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Overview

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. The instructor uses an actual stock purchase agreement (“SPA”) to exemplify key provisions and drafting considerations, and highlights contrasts with asset purchases where significant. Participants practice drafting and negotiating various provisions clearly and precisely, taking into account buyer and seller concerns. Practice tips for redlining and commenting on drafts are also discussed in context.

Objectives

Upon completion of this Master Class, participants are able to:

  • Identify and explain to a client the differences between an asset purchase and a stock purchase, including pros and cons
  • Recognize pro-buyer and pro-seller language
  • Draft and negotiate basic terms in an SPA

Simulation Exercise (Gold and Platinum Packages)

Participants are provided with a buyer-revised APA and asked to revise it based on precedent to make it more buyer-friendly and/or neutral and to convert it to SPA form. In performing the exercise, participants must consider the overall context of the proposed transaction, the relative bargaining power of the parties, and the underlying business issues.

CLE Credit

Participants may earn up to 1 CLE credit in the State of California and New York (NY: Areas of Professional Practice; CA: General Credit). Credit is for transitional and non-transitional attorneys in NY. This class is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. Financial Aid may be available for qualifying participants.

Absorb the fundamentals

Learn a transactional approach to tackling the legal and business challenges that arise in mergers and acquisitions. Put yourself in the shoes of key players-target, acquiror, shareholder, management, employee and others-by engaging with actual deal documents and disclosure forms.

Practice by doing

Complete simulations based on scenarios involving a real-world acquisition as it progresses from inception to closing. As the modules progress, so does the deal in the scenario. Build your expertise on the foundation of previous modules. Use real deal documents to complete your simulations.

Collaborate with an expert

Dive deeper into your deal in a one-on-one, Virtual In-Person session with a vetted practitioner. Like working with a partner who's solely dedicated to supporting and accelerating your growth as a deal lawyer.

More than just a course

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 yur professional growth.

Class Instructors

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

Chris Wilkinson

Partner, Employment Law Group at Orrick

Scott Rodin

Client Partner at Korn Ferry

Joel Barras

SVP & Managing Counsel, Employment at Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Michael Mancusi

Financial Services Partner at Arnold & Porter

S. Jeanine Conley

Shareholder at Littler Mendelson

Michael Thom

Managing Director & Chief Administration Officer, MUFG Americas

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...

Pricing

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Short Engaging Videos
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Short Engaging Videos
Interactive Assessments
Real-World Simulation Exercises
Simulation Review/Feedback

Standard a la carte

Short Engaging Videos
Interactive Assessments
Real-World Simulation Exercises
Simulation Review/Feedback

Standard a la carte

Short Engaging Videos
Interactive Assessments
Real-World Simulation Exercises
Simulation Review/Feedback

Standard a la carte

Short Engaging Videos
Interactive Assessments
Real-World Simulation Exercises
Simulation Review/Feedback

Institutional

Law Firms, Schools, In-House Law Departments > 5 members

  • Master Class Videos
  • Master Class Quizzes
  • "Practical Matter" Simulation Excercises
  • Group Sessions
  • Private Sessions
  • Course Customization

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