First-Year Associates: Corporate

The basics of M&A and securities offerings. Introduces associates to deal structures, diligence, closings, registered and unregistered offerings, finance concepts, and other important aspects of corporate practice.

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    M&A Practice

    What is M&A practice? What do deal lawyers do? This course will help you understand this practice area, whether you want to be an M&A lawyer or not.

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    Deal Process Overview

    Learn about the overall M&A deal process, from setting up the deal team to the post-closing.

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    Deal Structures

    Understanding deal structures is critical for anyone involved with M&A deals. This course explains the three main deal types: asset acquisitions, stock acquisitions and mergers.

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    Principal Acquisition Agreements

    Acquisition agreements used in M&A deals have a lot in common, but there are also important differences. This course covers the main provisions to help give a general understanding of them all.

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    Due Diligence for M&A Deals

    A primer on the due diligence process in M&A deals, including what due diligence is, its impact on a deal and tips for conducting a diligence review.

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    M&A Closings

    This course explains the closing process from start to finish, covering things such as the closing checklist, typical closing documents and post-closings.

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    Publicly Traded Securities

    A summary of the most common types of securities bought and sold in the financial markets, including debt, equity and hybrid securities.

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    Due Diligence for Securities Offerings

    An introduction to the due diligence process in a securities offering, including what due diligence is and why it matters, the scope of diligence based on the type of offering and how diligence reviews relate to Sections 11 and 12 of the 1933 Act.

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    Closing a Registered Securities Offering

    A discussion of the closing process for debt and equity securities offerings, including the responsibilities of the parties, preparing a closing checklist and typical closing documents.

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    Introduction to Financial Statements

    An introduction to the four main financial statements, with examples of how the statements are affected by different business transactions.

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    Financial Concepts in M&A Practice

    The key financial concepts in M&A practice, including valuations, the main financial provisions in M&A agreements and general tax and accounting issues.

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    Valuation is one of the most fundamental concepts in corporate finance. This course describes the different measures of a company’s value, and the various techniques used to value businesses and their assets.