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Attorney's Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions: Avoiding Common Mistakes

Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes in mergers and acquisitions to ensure a smooth transaction.

Mergers and acquisitions are complex and highly detailed transactions. The M&A process is one that requires careful planning, competent professionals assisting each company, and an understanding of the deal dynamics involved in the negotiations. If the process is not structured properly, mistakes can lead to numerous types of post-closing disputes, less than favorable terms that would have otherwise been attainable and even premature termination of the transaction. This topic will provide buyers' and sellers' counsel with the tools to identify the most common pitfalls and the ways to avoid them and explore the most common process mistakes, the roles of the various parties and the importance of a good communication plan.

Runtime: 101 minutes
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Agenda

M&A Process

  • Getting Process Right
    • Decision to Buy/Sell
    • Hiring Advisors
    • Presale Preparation/Due Diligence
    • NDA
    • Chemistry Meetings
    • Letter of Intent
    • Due Diligence
    • Purchase Agreement
    • Due Diligence Contingency Period
    • Closing
    • PostClosing
  • Understand Roles/Lanes
  • Communication Plan

Substance Issues of M&A Transactions

  • Goals and Objectives of Buyer and Seller
  • Correct Structure
    • Asset vs. Stock
    • All Appropriate Parties
    • All Assets and Interests to Achieve Goals
    • Unintended Consequences

Anticipating and Avoiding Common Mistakes

  • What Is a Mistake and Who Is Responsible?
    • Who Is Responsible for What?
    • Making Improper and IllAdvised Assurances
  • From Whose Point of View?
    • Lawyer/Professional Mistakes
  • Deal Mistakes: Items or Matters Which Frustrate or Harm the Transaction by Making Deal Terms Change or Result in Termination
    • We Will Review a Number of Challenges From Real World Situations Ranging From Misunderstanding of Complicated Financial Term Definitions to Missing a Technical Notice Requirement
    • We Will End With Strategies to Apply When a Mistake Arises
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  • HI CLE 1.5
     
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  • IA CLE 1.75
     
  • Attorney's Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions: Avoiding Common Mistakes is accredited under the regulations of the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education. It is planned that this program will provide up to a maximum of 1.75 hour(s) of unmoderated credit towards the mandatory continuing legal education requirements under the Iowa rule. Please note: you can receive a maximum of 6 hours of unmoderated activities per calendar year.
     
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  • PA CLE 1.5
     
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  • RI CLE 2.0
     
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  • TN CLE 1.68
     
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  • VA CLE 1.5
     
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  • VT CLE 1.5
     
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  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • GA CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MO CLE 1.8
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • NY CLE 2.0
     
  • OR CLE 1.5
     
  • UT CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MO CLE 1.8
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • NY CLE 2.0
     
  • OR CLE 1.5
     
  • UT CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Benjamin D. LaFrombois

Benjamin D. LaFrombois

Von Briesen & Roper, S.C.

  • Shareholder with von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, commercial real estate development, the financing of property, real and personal, and issues relating to lease negotiation
  • Routinely advises clients with respect to company‚Äôs strategic needs, particularly focused on mergers and acquisitions
  • In addition to an M&A practice, is engaged in advising lending institutions on deal structure as well as leading teams that address and draft for complex lending situations
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on a wide variety of business and corporate legal topics
  • J.D. degree, Chicago-Kent College of Law; B.S. degree, Liberty University
  • Can be contacted at 920-233-4704 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 405731
Published 2019
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