American Bar Association
Mergers and Acquisitions: Legal Project Management Task Force

ABA Section of Business Law

Mergers and Acquisitions:
Legal Project Management Task Force

Mission Statement

The objective of the Task Force is to develop legal project management (LPM) tools and techniques designed specifically for M&A lawyers, tools to assist them in running transactions more smoothly and efficiently. It is hoped that such tools and techniques will enable M&A lawyers integrate LPM into their day-to-day practices to more effectively meet client needs.

Our Task Force members are drawn from around the globe and from academia, consulting firms, in-house legal departments and law firms. The Task Force meets in person three times a year: at the Stand Alone Meeting of the Mergers & Acquisition Committee (usually held in January/February), at the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section and at the Annual Meeting of the Business Law Section in the Fall. In addition, working groups of the Task Force convene regularly via conference calls in connection with specific projects.

The work of the Task Force resulted in the ABA’s publication in April 2016 of a book entitled: Using Legal Project Management in Merger and Acquisition Transactions – A Guidebook for Managing Deals Efficiently and Effectively (see Related Publications below). The book features various checklists and other LPM tools that can be downloaded from the web and customized to suit a particular transaction.

If you have comments for improving the materials found in the Guidebook, suggestions for new LPM tools, or would like to become involved in the activities of the Task Force, please email one of the Task Force Co-Chairs.

Related Publications

    Using Legal Project Management in Merger and Acquisition Transactions

    Using Legal Project Management in Merger and Acquisition Transactions

    ISBN: 978-1-63425-468-7 Product Code: 5070698 March 2016, 158 pages, 7×10, Paperback To meet the increasing demands for transparency and efficiency in the deal process and predictability of legal costs in M&A, this new Guidebook contains tools to help M&A lawyers streamline and manage transactions, ...

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Kalogerou, Byron
White, Dennis

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