An introduction to corporate restructuring practice, including how restructuring practice groups are organized, the roles of the key players, the types of restructuring transactions distressed companies may consider, and overviews of Chapter 11 cases and 363 sales.
Designed for law students to provide insight into several major legal practice areas of interest in private practice.
A discussion of two advanced M&A concepts found in acquisition agreements—materiality scrapes and sandbagging. This track covers drafting and negotiating tips, buyer and seller perspectives, and market trend information for both provisions.
Strategies for planning and drafting briefs throughout a litigation, including opposition, reply, summary judgment, and appellate briefs.
How to draft key sections of your brief persuasively, structure and present arguments and facts clearly, and prepare supporting motion documents.
How to brief persuasively, present your facts effectively, cite check and bluebook citations, and strategies for preparing to appear before a judge.
Drafting tips and strategic considerations for specific key motions, including motions to dismiss, preliminary injunctions and TROs, discovery motions, and motions for leave to amend.
How and why emerging companies raise venture capital. This track covers the main VC funding stages, documents associated with each stage, the structure and role of VC firms, and their relationships with clients.
An introduction to the main deal documents in a securities offering and the role, scope and process of conducting due diligence for various types of securities offerings.
Introduces summer associates to corporate practice, with a focus on M&A, securities, and restructuring work. It also includes an introduction to important financial concepts for corporate practice.
Introduces summer associates to civil litigation practice, including discovery, privilege, doc review, depositions, and motion practice. It also provides an introduction to restructuring practice and the financial aspects of litigation.
Key strategies, rules, and procedures for taking a corporate deposition, including guidance on drafting the corporate deposition notice, deposition prep, conducting the deposition, and common mistakes to avoid.
The basics of taking a deposition. This track includes how to notice or subpoena a deposition, draft a deposition outline, and select documents to use in the deposition; plus effective questioning techniques and strategies for dealing with a difficult witness or opposing counsel.
An introduction to different types of securities and securities offerings, including an overview of the IPO process, greenshoe options, follow-on offerings, and shelf registrations and takedowns.
Covers due diligence for venture finance deals and the main economic and control rights negotiated in venture finance term sheets, plus how to make key calculations such as cap tables, pro forma cap tables, prices per share, pro rata rights, note conversions, dividends, and liquidation preferences.
Provides a representative sample of the business acumen content Hotshot offers. This track includes courses drawn from the Accounting & Finance and Excel & Data Analysis topics.