797 B - Business Change of Control Transactions
This course will be held September 24-December 3.
In this course, students will be exposed to the legal, financial and transactional issues involved in buying and selling both public and private companies, with an emphasis on practical considerations, financial analysis and actual business practice. Real life transactional scenarios will be utilized to develop problem solving skills with students taking roles as attorneys and investment bankers for various key parties to these transactions. An objective of the course is to develop an understanding of the issues facing both attorneys and investment bankers and the value of their collaborative representation of mutual clients.
The final exam will be take-home and submitted as a team of one to three students, with overall team performance having significant impact upon individual grades. The instructors believe that some exposure to corporate law and accounting will be helpful to students but not essential to understanding the subject matter. Enrollment is limited to 40 students.
This course will be co-taught by Donald B. Gardiner, formerly a partner at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey and Managing Director of the Bank One Capital Markets, Inc., and a 1965 graduate of Duke Law School; and by George H. Bennett, Jr., formerly Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Cardinal Health, Inc., currently in private practice, and a 1978 graduate of the Moritz College of Law.
The course materials listed above are for informational purposes only and should not be considered final. Students must check with the Registrar for a current list of closed courses.