Mergers and Acquisitions

The course examines merger and acquisition issues generally, with a specific focus on issues of special importance to banks, insurance companies, brokerage firms and other financial services institutions. Included are: structuring of mergers and acquisition, terms of acquisition documents, fiduciary duties of directors, various regulatory prohibitions and difficulties presented to mergers in the financial services industry, including the successor federal banking law to the Glass-Steagall Act and various state law issues; capital implications of mergers including the most efficient way to combine reporting entities; issues involving pricing and negotiating a merger or acquisition; and mechanical issues involved in mergers, including the transfer of customer accounts, additional registration of account executives and officers and directors, valuation issues, state approvals, and licensing of the surviving company.

Course Information
Course #: LAW 813
Program: LLM
Area of Study: Financial Services Law and Compliance
Credit Hours: Three credit hours.