Private Equity Investing and the Law

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
WED 1:15 - 2:05 pm TNH 3.126
FRI 1:15 - 3:15 pm TNH 3.126

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final May 12, 2014 8:30 am A-Z in 2.138


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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Working with Contracts *
Charles M. Fox
Practising Law Institute , edition: 2nd
ISBN: 978-1402410604


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