University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Mergers & Acquisitions

This course will introduce students to U.S. mergers & acquisitions ("M&A") law and provide a fundamental understanding of the legal aspects of corporate M&A transactions. This course will cover the following topics: (a) business considerations for conducting M&A transactions; (b) the different forms of M&A transactions; (c) M&A mechanics; (d) M&A documentation; (e) legal duties of the board of directors, senior executives and controlling shareholders; (f) federal securities regulations; and (g) basic tax and accounting consequences.



A solid understanding of M&A is core to students who wish to practice as business lawyers. The buying and selling of companies is a fundamental concept to almost every business in the world. Students will be pushed to understand both the business and legal concepts involved in M&A transactions.