Commercial Drafting: Acquiring a Business

This seminar deals with the role of the lawyer in transactional work and the functions of a contract in a transactional setting. The seminar is a practical exercise built around the acquisition of the assets of a business from initial negotiations through closing. Students assume many of the usual roles of junior lawyers in transactional practice, including drafting substantive portions of the acquisition agreement and many collateral documents involved in a typical transaction. The course assists students in sharpening drafting skills, gaining insight into how commercial agreements of all types perform, and learning to recognize and develop solutions to business problems that arise in the process of doing a deal. Students in the seminar attain drafting and business analytical skills that can be utilized in all types of commercial transactions.

Important: A student may enroll in only one Advanced Legal Writing course each semester. Further, a student may not repeat any advanced Legal Writing course (all sections of Commercial Drafting and I.P. Drafting count as the same course). None of the drafting courses satisfies the writing requirement.

Credits: 3

Type: SEM

Does this course satisfy the writing requirement? No

Does this course satisfy the skills requirement? Yes

Does this course have a waitlist? Yes

When is this course offered? Fall and Spring semesters

Pre- or co-requisites: Corporations