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About the Teleseminar
Business transactions, particular mergers and acquisitions, can be done or undone in business in the due diligence period – strengths and weaknesses in a business are discovered, confirming the negotiated terms of a deal or calling them into question. When diligence is not conducted vigorously, misunderstandings about crucial financial and business facts may go uncorrected and the essential benefit of the bargain among the parties may not come to fruition. Diligence can be wide in scope – financial accounting and difficult-to-discover problems in the workforce, intellectual property violations and contractual infirmities – costly and time-consuming, but without it business transactions are subject to excessive risk and the prospect of little gain. This program will provide you with a practical guide to planning the diligence process, understanding the key areas of inquiry, and spotting red flags.
· Planning the process – information you need, where to get it, timeframe for getting it
· Financial records and statements – spotting red flags
· Legal structure of an acquisition target – ensuring authority
· Contracts with suppliers and customers – ensuring stability
· Employee and compensation issues – finding hidden pitfalls
· Trade secrets, brands, and intellectual property – ensuring what you get it protected or protectable
About the Speaker
Patrick J. Linden is special counsel in the Denver office of Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP, where his practice focuses on corporate, securities and transactional law for clients ranging from start-ups and emerging growth clients to Fortune 500 companies. He has extensive experience with public and private mergers and acquisitions and routinely represents clients in their equity and debt financing activities. He also represents private equity and venture capital funds in their investment and M&A transactions. Mr. Linden received his B.S./B.A., cum laude, from the University of Denver, M.S. in finance from the University of Denver, and his J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law.
Mandatory MCLE Credit Hours
This seminar qualifies for 1.0 MCLE Credit Hour