<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" sc="https://px.ds.linkedin.com/collect/?pid=5277500&amp;m=gif">

Overview of M&A Transactions

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 introduces participants to the concept of M&A in broad terms. It starts by examining what constitutes an M&A transaction and what drives typical M&A deals. The instructor will use examples of recent M&A deals to illustrate these concepts. The class then moves on to the practical aspects of identifying and differentiating between the different structural alternatives available for an M&A transaction, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each in a given context, including corporate, tax, liability, and other considerations.

Learn big-picture M&A concepts such as typical deal structures (SPA, APA, Merger) and key criteria for selecting a structure (including corporate, tax, and liability issues), then apply your new knowledge to real-world scenarios by drafting a client memo for a proposed 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 are able to:

  • Identify and differentiate between structural alternatives for an M&A transaction
  • Articulate the considerations in selecting a structure for a given transaction
  • Apply these considerations to determine appropriate structure in context

Simulation Exercise

Participants will prepare a brief memo to the client outlining the available structural alternatives for a proposed acquisition and briefly summarizing the relevant considerations. Participants then apply these considerations to recommend a structure for the client, given the circumstances provided.

CLE Credit

2 CLE Credits is available for each course.


The AltaClaro Difference

Effective Learning with ROI--Backed by Education Science

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.

Instructors Who Practice What They Teach

Success Stories

Find Out More

Interested in this Class?

Our master classes are delivered in an experiential "bootcamp" framework. Students participate in small cohorts that go through the learning materials, assignments, and live review sessions together with experienced practitioner-instructors.

We serve law firms of all sizes, universities, individual professionals, and groups of professionals (in-house departments, networks, and associations). Find out more about how we can help you.

law firms

Law Firms

Rapidly upskill associates with effective, efficient practical skills training.
Find Out More


Give your students an edge with marketable practice skills.
Find Out More


Explore new practice areas and build in-demand practice skills.
Find Out More