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Fall 2017
5241 Advanced Finance Transaction Drafting - GINSBURG- 25939

Professor(s): Richard Ginsburg (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 5:30p-7:30p  T  Location: 213  BLB

Course Outline: The purpose of this course is to prepare students for their first year of general corporate practice, whether in an in-house, law firm, or solo practice setting, by completing a simulated financing transaction. The course will focus on how secured transactions law, bankruptcy law and corporate law influence the structuring and documenting of a typical secured bank loan. Students will work through a hypothetical transaction that be the focal point of the entire semester. The class will begin by discussing alternative capital structures and how bank loans are used to finance acquisitions, growth and working capital needs. We will then analyze and draft credit and security documents, and learn how specific contract provisions are important to both borrowers and lenders. We will analyze all stages of finance transactions, and discuss the often divergent strategies and goals of lenders and borrowers. The fundamentals of negotiating critical provisions of a leveraged finance transaction will be stressed, with emphasis on private equity investors and their finance sources. The professor will relate many of his experiences in global finance transactions and share provisions from actual loan documentation to demonstrate how those fundamentals are applied in actual transactions. Although the course will be of particular interest to those pursuing a corporate or commercial law career, the concepts are applicable to any transactional practice.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 8/16/17

Course Notes:


Prerequisites: Yes  Secured Financing and Business Organization

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Take home exam      

This course will have:
Exam: YES

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course: No

Course Materials (4/3/2017 9:49:57 AM)

Book(s) Required