Corporate Practice Skills
This is a skills-based course whose aim is to provide students with an overview of the nuts and bolts of doing a U.S. securities law offering. The course will be taught from the perspective of a junior transactional associate at a law firm and will walk students through the different stages from diligence to closing, which are involved in executing a securities law deal. Stages that will be covered are: (i) the diligence process; (ii) structuring the deal; (iii) documenting and negotiating the deal; (iv) handling mark-ups; (v) obtaining ancillary necessities, such as required licenses, necessary consents, debt ratings, stock exchange listings or clearance, and auditor comfort; (vi) going to the printers; and (vii) organizing closings. At each stage of the deal, students will explore their role as junior associate and what their expected responsibilities will include.