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Welcome to the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Website

ABA Section of Business Law


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 will all be conducting meetings and moving forward on projects of interest to members of the group at the upcoming Spring Meeting of the Section in New Orleans, details of which are contained under Programs, Meetings and Events below. For CLE materials relating to programs sponsored by our committee the meeting, see here. For other committee and subcommittee materials relating to the meeting, see the Programs Subcommittee page here

The latest issue of Deal Points (Winter 2017) is here and includes an article by Rita-Anne O’Neill on the use of escrows and holdbacks in carveout transactions in the What’s New & Trending section and an article by Jingyi Li Blank on due diligence as a tool to understand Chinese buyers, as well as the usual short descriptions of and/or excerpts from upcoming publications or other M&A Committee work product and other subcommittee or task force content that should be of interest to Committee members.

Women in M&A scholarship program: The Women in M&A Task Force has launched a new initiative aimed at female law students, starting with an invitation to female 1Ls at Harvard Law School to apply for an all-expense-paid trip to our meeting during the Business Law Spring Meeting in New Orleans from April 6 – 8, 2017. For further details see the materials posted under Women in M&A scholarship program on the Women in M&A Task Force website here.

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 last 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!

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, are on the Market Trends Subcommittee page here.

For materials relating to the Committee's recent and historic 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 recent and upcoming meetings) see the Programs Subcommittee page here.

The following are our upcoming meetings:

  • 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.

Business Law Section Annual Meeting

September 14, 2017 - September 16, 2017
Our committee will be meeting at the Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. The meeting is not yet open for registration and additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
 
Section Events

    Tax Basics for the Business Lawyer

    05/25/2017-05/25/2017

    Very few business decisions can be made without regard to tax issues, whether it be planning, structuring or implementing a strategy. Our panel of tax lawyers will survey the significant tax issues that arise in three main areas: choice of entity, including employment taxes, taxation of investment and ...

    2017 Business Law Section Annual Meeting

    09/14/2017-09/16/2017
    Sheraton Grand Chicago
    Chicago

    ** PLEASE START HERE FOR REGISTRATION AND TO ADD TICKETED EVENTS (LUNCHES/DINNERS) TO YOUR EXISTING REGISTRATION** TO ADD EVENTS TO AN EXISTING REGISTRATION: Click on Register Now, which will prompt you to log-in with your ABA credentials. After logging in, click on View Registration. ...

    2017 Business Bankrupcty Committee Meeting

    10/08/2017-10/10/2017
    Paris Las Vegas
    Las Vegas

    PLEASE START ON THIS PAGE FOR REGISTRATION AND TO ADD TICKETED EVENTS TO YOUR REGISTRATION: LUNCHES CHAIRS/VICE-CHAIRS DINNER (INVITATION ONLY) - ** COMING SOON ** IF YOU ARE ADDING EVENTS TO AN EXISTING REGISTRATION: Click on Register Now, which will prompt you to log-in ...

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 April 4, 2017

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