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Spring 2023
6237 Doing Deals - MOLL/ MAIERSON- 12918

Professor(s): Ryan Maierson (ADJUNCT)
Douglas Moll (FACULTY)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  M  Location: 312 

Course Outline: This two-hour class will take students through the life cycle of private and public company mergers and acquisitions from the perspective of a practicing lawyer. Using actual deal documents, we will analyze how the business agreement between the parties gets translated into contract terms, as well as the role of the M&A lawyer in advising, negotiating and documenting the transaction. The course will be co-taught by Professor Douglas Moll and Ryan Maierson, a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP. Completion of a Business Organizations or Corporations course is a prerequisite to enrollment.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)   The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Quota = 40.


Prerequisites: Yes  Completion of Business Organizations or Corporations

First Day Assignments: Materials will be distributed at various times during the semester. The first packet of materials will be available here:

Class syllabus: Will be handed out on the first day of class.

For the first class: Please read pages 1-49 in the packet (which should be the whole packet)

Packet

Final Exam Schedule: 05/08 4-6pm      

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:


Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No (no more than 1/3 of the class sessions have the instructor separated from all students via technology)

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

No book required for this course

No book is required for this class. Packets will be distributed via email.