Our courses are designed to be flexible and self-paced. For example, the average time to completion for the Fundamentals of Mergers & Acquisitions course is two (2) months. However, individual pace may vary.
If you sign up during the Early Enrollment Period, the course fee is $999 (or you can choose a 3-month payment plan at $399/month).
If you sign up during the regular enrollment period, the course fee is $1,199 (or you can choose a 3-month payment plan at $466/month).
1. All curriculum materials and resources used in the course, including more than five (5) hours of bite-sized instructional videos, 25+ quizzes, five (5) simulation exercises (based on real-world client scenarios), and supplemental learning resources, including sample documents and worksheets.
2. Five (5) hours of V.I.P. sessions—live one-on-one video calls with an experienced M&A practitioner—to review your simulations, get real-time feedback and deepen your learning. All sessions are scheduled at a mutually convenient time.
3. Access to our discussion board, an exclusive community with expert mentors and fellow students.
4. All taxes and fees.
Please note: If you do not complete the entire course (and earn your Course Certificate) within 6 months, your registration will expire and you will need to pay to re-enroll for the course.
Yes. For those taking the course for CLE credit, financial aid assistance is available for up to 75% of selected course fees for all attorneys based upon attorney income verification, as follows:
Income up to $15,000: 75% discount
Income $15,000 - $30,000: 50% discount
Income above $30,000: no discount
We have built this program by leveraging the most innovative thought leadership in education design and the expertise of accomplished legal practitioners. We expect to exceed your expectations.
Our Guarantee: AltaClaro will offer you a complete refund if you cancel within 30 days after your date of purchase, provided that you have completed at least one out of the five modules in the program (including the videos, quizzes, simulation and V.I.P. Session for the relevant module).
The course is designed to provide 20+ hours of meaningful learning, divided into 4-5 modules. However, you get to learn at your own pace and decide when you will complete those hours. Each simulation exercise is designed to be completed in 90 minutes or less.
Our curricula are developed through collaboration with our team of experiential learning experts and senior attorneys who actively practice in the field to ensure that each course covers everything you will need (e.g., to confidently participate in an M&A transaction), as well as information that helps deepen your understanding of the subject matter. Our curricula are designed to cover both the how and the why of the given practice area, and provide a unique blend of the theoretical and practical aspects.
Upon completion of the simulation exercise at the end of each modules, you will have an opportunity to schedule a 60-minute, one-on-one Virtual In-Person session with an experienced M&A practitioner. All sessions are conducted through our video conferencing technology. Appointments can be made as late as 24 hours in advance, depending on an instructor’s availability. You will need to upload your completed simulation exercise to schedule a V.I.P. session. Your instructor will review your work product and provide you with technical feedback during the session as if he/she was is your mentor partner at a hypothetical law firm. Your instructor will also keep you accountable and help ensure that you complete the course.
We will provide certificates of completion to all students who complete the program, including all simulations and V.I.P. sessions.
All of our courses take place entirely online. All you need is an internet connection.
Some basic knowledge of corporate transactions is helpful, but beginners are welcome!
Absolutely! Many of our students have been sponsored by their employers. Most companies and firms are very happy to invest in their employees' learning and development. Check with your employer to find out if they can subsidize your fee (e.g., from an annual learning budget).
Once you complete the course, you'll have lifetime access to it, including the online community. Whenever our course development team updates the curriculum, you'll see it too. Lifelong learning guaranteed.
Each module contains a simulation exercise that challenges you to apply what you have learned in a real-world scenario within a contemplated transaction. As the modules progress, so do the scenarios, allowing you to apply the knowledge and skill you develop from each at different stages of the transaction. Each simulation should take you no more than 1 to 1.5 hours to complete, depending on the level of depth involved. They are designed to be meaningful exercises to get you practice ready. Of course, the more time you put into completing them, the more return you will realize on your investment.
No. To make the most of your V.I.P. session with one of our experienced practitioners, the course has been designed to require completion of the simulation at least 24 hours in advance of a V.I.P. session. This lead time will also allow your instructor to review your answers and provide you even more meaningful and personalized feedback.
No. Of course, using the V.I.P. sessions is highly encouraged, as they will provide you in-depth feedback on your work and invaluable reinforcement of the knowledge you have gained. You may, of course, choose which exercises you would like to get feedback on.
Our instructors are required to meet our minimum qualifications, including having at least 10 years’ experience as a lawyer with at least 5 years’ experience in the relevant practice area. Experience at a large law firm (or equivalent) is also required. Each instructor must complete a thorough interview process with us. Once selected, our instructors must complete our training programs. Instructors are reviewed and evaluated on a regular basis.
Sure. The videos are amazing—bite-sized, dynamic and filled with excellent practical tips, hypotheticals and engaging visual aids. But we certainly hope that you will take advantage of the quizzes, simulation exercises, V.I.P. sessions and additional course materials.
Yes, depending on the state you are licensed in. Currently, application for New York and California accreditation of this program is currently pending for up to five (5) hours of CLE credit (NY: Areas of Professional Practice; CA: General Credit). If you have selected to take the course for CLE credit, one (1) credit can be earned for completing the instructional videos for each Module. To receive credit for each module, you must: 1) watch the entire set of videos, 2) obtain the CLE code (which is announced randomly during one of the videos), 3) complete the affirmation document provided at the conclusion of the video (inserting the relevant CLE code), and 4) complete the survey for the module. Credit is for transitional and non-transitional attorneys.