Eric Jackwin (3L, pictured far left) and Robert Talbert (3L, pictured far right) penned the winning Seller's agreement at the 2015 Transactional Law Meet in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Southeast Regional Rounds. Professors Donna Litman (pictured center) and Leslie Cooney co-coached the team.
The students represented the Seller in an M&A (Merger and Acquisition) setting and drafted the key provisions affecting the purchase price for a $65 million asset purchase agreement, with an earn-out provision for another $30 million. The team worked diligently for over two and one-half months on their draft agreement and responsive mark-up of the buyer’s agreement in preparation for in-person negotiations.
Eric Aaronson (3L) and Kyle Roberts (3L), President and Treasurer of the Transactional Law Practice Group, and Jessica Donner (2L) and Shantanu Patel (2L) were members of the practice teams. They drafted responsive mark-ups and represented the Buyer in practice negotiations.
The teams were fortunate to be able to consult with Matthew Miller (’97) of the Greenberg, Traurig firm and Alan Aronson and Hank Raattama of the Akerman firm. Professor Douglas Flemons, from the Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences met with the travel team and practice team members to discuss team building and other strategies.
Alums Anthony Abiuso (’14) and Kenneth Louie (’13) and Susan Stephan, Director of Development and Adjunct Professor, provided invaluable feedback to the travel team and the practice teams during their practice negotiations.