Drafting and Negotiating Merger Agreements

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 Master Class exposes participants to the specific considerations involved in structuring a merger transaction. Participants examine key drafting considerations for a merger and how they might differ from an asset or stock purchase context. This Class also introduces merger-specific considerations such as regulatory, statutory, corporate governance, and tax issues by examining actual statutory language and merger agreement provisions.


Upon completion of this Master Class, participants are able to:

  • Identify and explain to a client the relevant statutory requirements for consummation of a merger
  • Apply diverse legal and regulatory considerations in determining the appropriate structure
  • Draft and negotiate basic terms in a Merger Agreement

Simulation Exercise

Participants will be provided with a merger agreement and tasked with revising it based on precedent to reflect a client’s specific concerns, and counseling the client as to regulatory and other actions that need to be taken.

CLE Credit

Participants may earn up to 1 CLE credit in the State of California and New York (NY: Areas of Professional Practice; CA: General Credit). Credit is for transitional and non-transitional attorneys in NY. This class is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. Financial Aid may be available for qualifying participants.


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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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