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Welcome to the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Website

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Welcome to the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Website

General Information

Welcome to the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Website. Our M&A subcommittees, taskforces and working groups all conducted successful meetings and moved forward on projects of interest to members of the group at the recent Annual Meeting of the Section in Boston. For CLE program materials relating to that meeting, see here. For other committee and subcommittee materials relating to that meeting, see here.

The latest issue of Deal Points (Fall 2016) is here and includes articles by Paul Koenig of SRS Acquiom on the treatment in M&A agreements of attorney-client privilege related to pre-closing communications and by John Hughes on the evolving framework for assessing merger price in the search for fair value in the light of recent Delaware Court of Chancery rulings, including DFC Global.

Joel Greenberg, Rick Climan and Claudia Simon of our Committee recently gave a highly successful webinar presentation entitled Negotiating the M&A Deal: A Potpourri of Practical Pointers as part of the Section’s In the Know series. The program materials and audio are here. Earlier in the year Ashley Hess, Tatjana Paterno and Tania Djerrahian of our Committee gave a highly successful webinar presentation entitled Roadmap of an M&A Transaction as part of the Section’s Business Law Basics series and the program materials are here - look out for Part 2 of the program later in the year!

Members continue to appreciate the contributions of our M&A Jurisprudence Committee of timely articles and memoranda on topics of interest. The M&A Lawyers Library, which contains the cumulative work of that group, can be accessed in the following Section. The Deal Point Studies, available only to members of the Committee, have been updated for transactions occurring in 2014 and are on the Market Trends Subcommittee page here.

For materials relating to the Committee's CLE programs, past issues of Deal Points and some other committee materials see under Committee Resources below. For our other committee and subcommittee materials (including those for upcoming meetings) see the Programs Subcommittee page here.

The following are our upcoming meetings:

  • January 27-28, 2017 - Annual Standalone Meeting at the Montage Laguna Beach, CA (not yet open for registration)
  • April 6-8, 2017 - Business Law Section Spring Meeting at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, LA (for registration details see under Programs, Meetings and Events below)
  • September 14-16, 2017 - Business Law Section Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and The Gleacher Center, Chicago, IL (not yet open for registration)

M&A Lawyers' Library

The M&A Lawyers' Library is a service of the M&A Jurisprudence Subcommittee of the M&A Committee. This collection of timely articles and memos on topics of interest to the M&A practitioner, available only to members of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Subcommittees and Task Forces  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Business Law Section Spring Meeting

April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
Our committee will be meeting at the Business Law Section Spring Meeting at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, LA. Click on the link above for registration and further details - additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
 
Section Events

    International Purchase and Sale of Goods - What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

    12/13/2016-12/13/2016

    In todays increasingly global marketplace, more and more companies are buying and selling goods internationally. This program will provide an essential overview of how to accomplish and finance international purchases and sales of goods. Topics covered will include the United Nations Convention on Contracts ...

    Antitrust Essentials for Business Lawyers: Gun-Jumping, No-Poaching Agreements and Other Antitrust Don'ts

    12/15/2016-12/15/2016

    A panel of experienced antitrust practitioners from the United States and Canada will discuss the antitrust essentials and key developments that business lawyers need to know when their clients are collaborating with competitors or going forward with a

    2017 Banking Law Committee Meeting

    01/05/2017-01/07/2017
    The Ritz-Carlton
    Washington

    **THIS PAGE IS THE STARTING POINT FOR REGISTRATION AND TO ADD TICKETED EVENTS (LUNCHES/DINNERS) TO YOUR REGISTRATION** TO ADD EVENTS TO AN EXISTING REGISTRATION: Click on Register Now, which will prompt you to log-in with your ABA credentials. ...

Committee Resources

Deal Points - Fall 2016
Deal Points - Fall 2016 (EPUB)
Annual Survey of Judicial Developments Pertaining to Mergers and Acquisitions
Past Issues of Dealpoints Newsletter
2016 Annual Meeting CLE Program Materials - Boston
2016 Spring Meeting CLE Program Materials - Montreal
2015 Annual Meeting CLE Program Materials - Chicago
2015 Spring Meeting CLE Program Materials - San Francsico
2014 Annual Meeting CLE Program Materials - Chicago
2014 Spring Meeting CLE Program Materials - Los Angeles
2013 Annual Meeting CLE Program Materials - San Francisco
2013 Spring Meeting CLE Program Materials - Washington DC
2012 Annual Meeting CLE Program Materials - Chicago
2012 Spring Meeting CLE Program Materials - Las Vegas
Program Materials from the 2011 Winter Stand-Alone Committee Meeting
Program Materials from the 2010 Business Law Section Spring Meeting
Program Materials from the 2009 ABA Annual Convention
Program Materials from the 2009 Business Law Section Spring Meeting
Archive of the February 12, 2009 Program on the BCE Transaction
Program Materials from the 2008 Fall Committee Meeting
Program Materials from the 2008 ABA Annual Convention
Program Materials from the 2008 Business Law Section Spring Meeting
Program Materials from the 2007 ABA Annual Convention
Program Materials from the 2007 Business Law Section Spring Meeting
Program Materials from the 2006 ABA Annual Convention
Program Materials from the 2006 Business Law Section Spring Meeting
Committee Treatises and Other Publications
Current and Past Issues of The Business Lawyer
Update on New York Powers of Attorney
Index to the Annual Survey of Developments in M&A Law
ABA Legal Opinions Resource Center
(Additional resources are posted under the Programs and International Subcommittee tabs above)

Listserve

In order to send a message to the listserve, send a message to the email address below. You must be a member of the Committee to successfully send a message to the listserve.

BL-MA@mail.americanbar.org

In order to access the listserve archive, please click here.


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Leadership

Chair:

Whittaker, Scott
More About the Committee

Vice-Chairs:

Chu, Wilson
Griffin, James
Hughes, John
Muller, Jennifer

Committee Roster  

Modified by Graham Hunt on September 27, 2016

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