Private Equity Investing and the Law

This course will take a student through a typical private equity transaction, with a focus on the valuation of the investment and negotiation of the deal terms (embodied in a letter of intent) and the definitive agreement. The course will emphasize an active dialogue among students regarding a private equity case study, including defining valuation metrics, discussing the importance of defining key risks and rewards associated with a particular transaction and discussing and negotiating key deal points. The goal is to provide a student with an overview of private equity investing, with an emphasis on the lawyer's role in the negotiation of a private equity transaction and also provide an understanding of career opportunities both as a lawyer and as a principal at a private equity firm.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday 1:15 - 3:15 pm TNH 3.124
Wednesday 1:15 - 2:05 pm TNH 3.124
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 5/14/15 8:30 am A-Z
2.138

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed

Textbooks

  • Working With Contracts - Charles M. Fox
      Practising Law Institute , edition: 2nd
      ISBN: 1402410603   (required)
  • Working with Contracts - Charles M. Fox
      Practising Law Institute , edition: 2nd
      ISBN: 978-1402410604   (required)

Faculty

Sherman, Arthur H. Sherman, Arthur H.