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The University of Texas School of Law 11th Annual Mergers & Acquisitions Institute Conference

15 October @ 10:30 am - 16 October @ 11:30 pm


This program examines the latest deal trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A; includes nationally and internationally recognized speakers, and provides invaluable networking opportunities with leading M&A lawyers and corporate development officers in Texas and the Southwest.

The panel “Corporate Carveouts and Divestitures” will take place on Friday, October 16 and will discuss the complexities involved in preparing for an auction and understanding auction dynamics; allocating assets, liabilities and other resources; addressing financial statement and other accounting issues; negotiating TSAs; dealing with employee matters, including retirement plan assets, stock options and bonuses; challenges with respect to attorney-client privilege; and other tricky issues.

Michael Peters – Partner, Locke Lord Edwards

Barbara Papas – Managing Director, The McLean Group
Sal Fira – Partner, Grant Thornton LLP
David Rex – General Counsel and Managing Director, Prophet Equity LP
Paul Shim – Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP


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15 October @ 10:30 am
16 October @ 11:30 pm


The Ritz-Carlton
1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, VA 22102
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