Thursday, January 27, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:35 PM
LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live simulcast at no charge.
This course will provide strategic considerations and practical tips for attorneys who represent both buyers and sellers. Explore the latest hot topics in mergers and acquisitions and gain valuable insights from experienced business attorneys about:
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
M&A Market Update from the Investment Banker and Private Equity Perspectives
A panel of investment bankers and private equity professionals will discuss their perspectives on the current M&A market. Learn the latest trends and best practices for collaborating with these professionals to effectively close the deal.
– Andy Cantwell, James M. Frommelt & Adam Webb
– Mark D. Williamson (moderator)
10:00 – 10:05 a.m.
10:05 – 10:50 a.m.
A Guide to Representations and Warranties Insurance in Mergers and Acquisitions
The current trend in M&A transactions by privately held companies is the use of representations and warranties insurance to mitigate the unknown risks in the acquired company. Both strategic acquirers and private equity buyers have gotten increasingly comfortable using such insurance for their acquisitions, which provides meaningful benefits to both the buyer and seller in an acquisition. In this session, a transactional risk insurance broker will provide an overview of representations and warranties insurance, its benefits, the scope of coverage and exclusions, costs and alternatives as well as other key issues.
– Jeffrey A. Arnesen & Roy G. Locke
10:50 – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Purchase Price Adjustments – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Hear from a panel that includes the views of an accountant, deal lawyer, and litigator on how to avoid and plan for the possibility of a dispute. This session will explore various approaches to take when preparing and negotiating purchase price adjustment provisions.
– Peter C. Magnuson, John D Potter & Keith P. Radtke
12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Using Earn Outs and Rollover Equity in M&A Transactions
Earn outs and rollover equity have become increasingly effective tools for bridging financing and valuation gaps between sellers and buyers. This session will discuss how earnouts, seller financing and rollover equity can be used, either alone or in tandem, to get deals done in a challenging marketplace.
– Zachary J. Crain & Kaitlin F. Eisler (Katie)
1:45 – 1:50 p.m.
1:50 – 2:35 p.m.
Special Considerations and Trends with the Purchase and Sale of a Small Business
This session will provide an overview of the special considerations involved in purchasing and selling a small business. Also, learn the challenges and best practices in small business transactions.
– Rochelle L. Hauser & Sarvesh Desai
2:35 – 2:45 p.m.
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
A Toolkit for Handling Data Privacy and Cyber Security Issues in M&A Transactions
Most, if not all, business merger or acquisition transactions raise information technology or privacy and data security considerations. Unreported data breaches and other privacy and data security concerns have disrupted several major M&A deals in recent years. This session will provide tips and best practices for deal attorneys to manage these risks throughout the life of the deal. Learn the questions and processes that an organization might undertake as part of its due diligence to ensure enough time and thoroughness take place to evaluate the target company’s privacy and data security standards and history.
– Sten-Erik Hoidal & Asmah Tareen
3:30 – 3:35 p.m.
3:35 – 4:35 p.m.
M&A Legal Updates and Key Trends for 2022
This panel of experienced M&A attorneys will provide a legal perspective on the current trends and issues in M&As as well as their predictions for what lies ahead in 2022.
– Timothy R. Duncan, James S. Fuller & Leigh-Erin Irons
– Alyssa J. Hirschfeld (moderator)
Thursday, January 27, 2022
$245 MSBA members / $245 paralegals / $295 standard rate
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Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.25 standard CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.25 credits.