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Overview of Capital Markets

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 course introduces participants to some of the essential concepts in Capital Markets and related securities laws. It provides a pragmatic approach to the legal and practical issues that arise in capital markets offerings, including transaction management, securities law framework, documenting the deal, and other considerations. Throughout the course, participants are guided to consider relevant issues from the perspectives of the client and key participants: issuer, underwriter, investors and others. Participants will review the relevant rules and practice elements in the context of real-world examples. Although the course examines both public and private offerings, the emphasis is on negotiating a private capital markets transaction.

Level: Basic-Foundational

This class is suitable for attorneys who have a general interest in Capital Markets but have not had extensive practical experience.

**A general understanding of legal entities and contracting basics and/or prior completion of AltaClaro’s Essentials of Contract Drafting and Forming Corporations & Other Entities is helpful but not required.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize capital markets terminology and concepts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how capital markets transactions are structured
  • Identify and ensure compliance with relevant securities laws
  • Review terms for a basic capital markets transaction
  • Assemble basic documentation

Simulation Exercise

Students are presented with a start-up client looking to raise additional funding to cover the hiring of engineers and ongoing operating expenses. Students are asked to work on the following tasks: (1) Determine the best way to structure the financing; (2) Identify any relevant securities laws issues; and (3) Prepare a timeline/document checklist.

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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