Spring 2020
5297 Commercial Finance Transactions - RANSOM/NICHOLS- 24627

Professor(s): Todd Ransom (ADJUNCT)
Jeff Nichols (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  TH  Location: 111  TUII

Course Outline: This course will immerse students in practical business and legal concepts inherent in commercial financing transactions and demonstrate how those issues manifest themselves in the financing documents drafted by lawyers. Students will learn the provisions of financing documents, and, importantly, learn the legal and business issues behind the provisions. The tools and concepts taught in class lectures will be implemented by students in practice through negotiation and drafting of a commercial loan utilizing real world current forms of a syndicated credit agreement and term sheet. This course will provide the basic foundational legal and business concepts related to commercial loan agreements that practicing attorneys wish all first year attorneys were already familiar with.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 1/6/2020

Course Notes:   Quota=15
Professor Jeff Nichols information is listed below:


Professor Ransom information is listed below:




First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 04/30 6-8pm      

This course will have:
Exam: Yes

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

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (10/17/2019 2:03:18 PM)

Book(s) Required

Students will be assigned portions of The LSTA's Complete Credit Agreement Guide, Second Edition, by Michael Bellucci and Jerome McCluskey (“LSTA”) and various supplemental readings.