M&A Deal Process

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'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

This Master Class provides a deeper understanding of the overall M&A process, from inception to closing of a deal. It begins by providing an overview of the practical steps, key considerations, and documentation involved at each stage of the deal process, and then leads participants through preparing a closing checklist with an emphasis on learning how to identify relevant considerations and documentation. Particular focus will be given to the junior associate and in-house counsel role in the process.

Objectives

  • Upon completion of this Master Class, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the various stages and components of the M&A deal process and be able to meaningfully contribute to each stage
  • Prepare a comprehensive closing checklist for a private M&A transaction
  • Manage the logistics of the deal process

Simulation Exercise

Participants will prepare a closing checklist using a form precedent and the information gleaned from the initial scenario. Considerations will include who the respective parties are, our client’s goals, and initial facts regarding the contemplated structure of the proposed acquisition.

CLE Credit

Participants may earn up to 1 CLE credits 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 to tackle the legal and business challenges that arise in mergers and acquisitions. Put on the shoes of key players—target, acquirer, shareholder, management, employee and others—by engaging with actual deal documents and disclosure forms.

Practice by doing

Complete simulations of a real-world acquisition as it progresses from inception to closing. Build your expertise on the foundation of the prior Master Classes. Draft and mark up real deal documents to address your simulated client’s needs.

Collaborate with an expert

Dive deeper into your deal in a Virtual In-Person session (a one-on-one or group meeting with a vetted practitioner)—like working with a law firm partner whose sole mission is to support and accelerate 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

A La Carte

$149
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  • Short Engaging Videos
  • Interactive Assessments
  • Real-World Simulation Exercises
  • Simulation Review/Feedback
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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.

AltaClaro

Short engaging videos
Interactive Assessments
Experiential learning with mock transactions & matters
1-on-1 feedback sessions availables
Online student/instructor community with interactive discussion boards

Online practical skills course providers

Short engaging videos
Varies
Interactive Assessments
Varies
Experiential learning with mock transactions & matters
Varies
1-on-1 feedback sessions availables
Online student/instructor community with interactive discussion boards

CLE Providers

Short engaging videos
Interactive Assessments
Varies
Experiential learning with mock transactions & matters
1-on-1 feedback sessions availables
Online student/instructor community with interactive discussion boards

Bootcamps

Short engaging videos
Interactive Assessments
Experiential learning with mock transactions & matters
1-on-1 feedback sessions availables
Online student/instructor community with interactive discussion boards