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Drafting and Negotiating Effective Letters of Intent for M&A Transactions

 

Learn how to draft letters of intent that will have a clear focus on business acquisitions of privately held companies.

Business attorneys handling an acquisition are often asked to prepare a letter of intent as a first step in the transaction. This topic is intended to provide you with a better understanding of how to draft effective letters of intent. The material will focus on letters of intent for business acquisitions of privately held companies. Topics will include: deciding whether to use a letter of intent, drafting effective letters of intent, key provisions to include, differences for stock and asset acquisitions, and recent court decisions involving letters of intent. The speakers will provide and discuss specific examples of provisions from letters of intent and will recommend drafting techniques to help ensure your client's interests are served by the letter of intent you prepare. The target audience for this information is attorneys with an intermediate level of experience in business acquisitions.

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Erich W. Merrill, Jr.

Erich W. Merrill, Jr.

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

  • Partner at Miller, Nash, Graham & Dunn LLP, Portland, Oregon
  • 34 years of experience in representing clients in business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions for privately held businesses
  • Past president of the Business Law Section of the Oregon State Bar, served as leader of his firm's Corporate and M&A team
  • Listed in Best Lawyers of America, and is a SuperLawyer
  • J.D. degree, Harvard Law School
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 503-205-2504
Meghan E. Williams

Meghan E. Williams

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

  • Partner at Miller, Nash, Graham & Dunn LLP, in the Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington offices
  • Focuses on all aspects of business law, including corporate mergers and acquisitions, governance, and corporate financing transactions
  • President of the Clark County Section of Washington Women Lawyers; member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Corporate Counsel Section
  • Washington SuperLawyer
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Suffolk University Law School; B.S. degree in environmental studies, with distinction, University of Colorado - Boulder
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 360-619-7029
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