Master Series: Fundamentals of Corporate Transactions

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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. Participants acquire practical techniques for planning, drafting, and negotiating deals in the context of various transaction types. Each Master Class in this Series is structured so that participants learn by reviewing actual deal documents. Throughout each module, participants are asked to consider the big picture: the who, what, when, where, and why of the transaction.

More detail on each of the 5 Master Classes included in this Series is available below.

CLE Credit

Participants may earn up to 5 CLE credits in the State of California, Florida, New York, and Texas (1 CLE credit for each Master Class in the Series, NY: Areas of Professional Practice; CA: General Credit). Application for Florida and Texas accreditation of this program is currently pending for up to five (5) hours of CLE credit. Credit is for transitional and non-transitional attorneys in NY. This series of classes 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 corporate transactions. Put yourself in the shoes of key players-buyers, sellers, customers, vendors, consultants, and employees (and their attorneys)-by engaging with actual deal documents and disclosure forms.

Practice by doing

Complete simulations based on scenarios involving real-world transactions. As the Series progresses, so does the deal. Build your expertise on the foundation of previous Master Classes. Use real deal documents to complete your simulations.

Collaborate with an expert

Dive deeper into your deal in a one-on-one or group Virtual In-Person session with a vetted practitioner. It’s 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.

This Series Includes:

Essentials of Contract Drafting

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. 

✔ CLE Credit Available (CA, FL, NY, TX)
► From $99

This Master Class addresses the basics of corporate drafting, using a commercial contract as an example. The instructor will focus on technical skills and concepts such as the structure of a contract, the interplay of key provisions (e.g., representations and warranties, covenants, and conditions), and drafting and negotiating boilerplate language. Practical skills concepts will be discussed at length, including how to: (i) write in a clear and concise way, (ii) blackline documents, (iii) interpret editing comments, (iv) coordinate signature pages and (v) avoid common pitfalls in corporate drafting.

Objectives

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

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the various standard contract provisions and how they interrelate
  • Draft basic contract terms
  • Recognize and negotiate one-sided and neutral provisions

Simulation Exercise (Gold and Platinum Packages)

Participants are asked to review and propose revisions to a contract based on a set of facts relating to our client’s goals and concerns.

CLE Credit

Participants may earn up to 1 CLE credit in the State of California, Florida, New York, and Texas (NY: Areas of Professional Practice; CA: General Credit). Application for Florida and Texas accreditation of this program is currently pending for up to one (1) hour of CLE 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.

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.

✔ CLE Credit Available (CA, FL, NY, TX)
► From $99

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 the necessary steps and documentation to form each entity, with a particular emphasis on the corporate-friendly law of Delaware. Finally, we examine the particular nuances, best practices, and practice tips for forming a corporation, limited liability company, and a limited partnership in Delaware.

Objectives

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

  • Recognize the different types of entity structures and basic differences among them
  • Determine the appropriate structure for a given client/situation
  • Form a simple Delaware corporation
  • Draft the relevant corporate documents

Simulation Exercise (Gold and Platinum Packages)

Participants are tasked with completing the formation documents for a new entity, using precedent and checklists provided in the additional materials.

CLE Credit

Participants may earn up to 1 CLE credit in the State of California, Florida, New York, and Texas (NY: Areas of Professional Practice; CA: General Credit). Application for Florida and Texas accreditation of this program is currently pending for up to one (1) hour of CLE 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.

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.

✔ CLE Credit Available (CA, FL, NY, TX)
► From $99

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), and the distinctions and similarities between NDAs across these contexts. The materials guide participants through a variety of NDAs, discussing each of the provisions, including why they are necessary and how to best negotiate them in each context.

Objectives

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

  • Identify the circumstances in which an NDA is appropriate and in what form
  • Draft and negotiate basic terms in an NDA
  • Modify an NDA for a particular purpose

Simulation Exercise (Gold and Platinum Packages)

Participants are tasked with commenting on an NDA, from the perspective of both the discloser and recipient, and proposing revisions as necessary.

CLE Credit

Participants may earn up to 1 CLE credit in the State of California, Florida, New York, and Texas (NY: Areas of Professional Practice; CA: General Credit). Application for Florida and Texas accreditation of this program is currently pending for up to one (1) hour of CLE 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.

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 memoranda of understanding. Then you'll review and revise an LOI in connection with a realistic proposed acquisition.

✔ CLE Credit Available (CA, FL, NY, TX)
► From $99

This Master Class affords participants a deeper understanding of contract drafting in the context of a letter of intent (LOI). It explores where and how an LOI fits within the overall deal process. It then explores a standard LOI in an acquisition context, examining purpose, timing, and typical content, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of using an LOI. Finally, it introduces alternative forms that offer similar function, such as term sheets and memoranda of understanding.

Objectives

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

  • Know where to start when drafting an LOI
  • Review and revise an LOI
  • Articulate the strategic benefits and disadvantages of using LOIs

Simulation Exercise (Gold and Platinum Packages)

Participants are asked to review and propose revisions to an LOI prepared in connection with a proposed acquisition.

CLE Credit

Participants may earn up to 1 CLE credit in the State of California, Florida, New York, and Texas (NY: Areas of Professional Practice; CA: General Credit). Application for Florida and Texas accreditation of this program is currently pending for up to one (1) hour of CLE 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.

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.

✔ CLE Credit Available (CA, FL, NY, TX)
► From $99

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. The instructor will (i) review a standard diligence request list and discuss what to look for when conducting diligence (on both the acquired and acquirer side) and (ii) cover practical tips on how to best approach and organize the diligence task. This Master Class surveys various areas of diligence and spotlights issues to anticipate; particular emphasis is given to assignment and change of control provisions.

Objectives

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

  • Prepare a basic due diligence checklist
  • Organize the due diligence process
  • Perform due diligence review of a variety of documents
  • Identify and articulate common due diligence issues

Simulation Exercise (Gold and Platinum Packages)

Participants are tasked with modifying a due diligence request template to confirm to the parameters of a specific deal being negotiated by the client.

CLE Credit

Participants may earn up to 1 CLE credit in the State of California, Florida, New York, and Texas (NY: Areas of Professional Practice; CA: General Credit). Application for Florida and Texas accreditation of this program is currently pending for up to one (1) hour of CLE 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.

1 on 1 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

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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