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M&A Deal Process

Online Class material is 100% online, accessible by all standard web browsers. Use your desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone--your progress will by synced across all devices.
On-Demand The class is fully asynchronous. Do the work at your own pace, turn in your assignment when you're ready, and get instant feedback via model answers and video review sessions.
Interactive Learn with dynamic, interactive modules that keep you engaged in active learning using a variety of learning modes.
Experiential Includes practical assessments throughout the class, plus a capstone assignment where you apply your skills in the context of a real-world matter.

Class Content


This class is designed to provide a deeper understanding of the overall M&A process, from inception to closing of a deal. The class starts by providing an overview of the practical steps, key considerations, and documentation that are involved at each stage of the deal process, and then leads participants through preparing a closing checklist with an emphasis on learning how to identify relevant considerations and documentation. Particular focus will be given to the junior associates and in-house counsel role in the process; to exemplify, participants will work through a short exercise in which they are asked to assume the role of a junior associate in preparing and coordinating the closing checklist, taking into account the various considerations discussed in the group session.

Manage an M&A deal with confidence--from inception to closing. You'll learn about every stage of the deal process, including practical steps, key considerations, and documentation. Then you'll prepare a comprehensive closing checklist for a real-world transaction.

Level: Basic/Foundational

This class is suitable for attorneys at any level who have a general interest in M&A but have not had extensive practical experience in this practice area.


Upon completion of this Master Class, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the various stages and components of the M&A deal process and be able to meaningfully contribute to each stage
  • Prepare a comprehensive closing checklist for a private M&A transaction
  • Manage the logistics of the deal process

Simulation Exercise

Participants will prepare a closing checklist using a form precedent and the information gleaned from the initial scenario. Considerations will include who the respective parties are, our client’s goals, and initial facts regarding the contemplated structure of the proposed acquisition.

CLE Credit

2 CLE Credits is available for each course.


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Step 1: Learn

Learn at your own pace, absorbing lessons in short, easily digested segments led by experienced practitioners.

Step 2: Do

Apply what you've learned to solve real-world client scenarios, using transaction documents derived from actual deals.

Step 3: Review

Deepen your learning in virtual review sessions with an experienced practitioner. Review model answers and ask questions.

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