Spring 2014 Course Schedule

Venture Capital/Private Equity (LAW-874-001)

Meets: 02:00 PM - 03:50 PM (TH) - Room 627

Enrolled: 10 / Limit: 15

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This course will cover the essential elements of representing private equity funds, entrepreneurs, and senior management in venture capital, growth equity, and leveraged buyout transactions. Emphasis will be placed on structuring and documenting equity arrangements that are characteristic of venture capital and other private equity transactions, understanding issues that commonly arise in negotiating acquisition agreements, and tax planning to minimize taxes and maximize the value of an enterprise on exit. Basic financial and accounting principles will be discussed. Prerequisites: Business Associations (Law 611) and Federal Personal Income Tax (Law 647)

Textbooks and Other Materials

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(1) Structuring Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Entrepreneurial Transactions, Levin and Rocap, 2013 Edition Note: Students must purchase 2013 Edition. A very substantial discount has been arranged for purchases through the American University Book Store. (2) Accounting and Finance for Lawyers in a nutshell, 5th Edition.

First Class Readings

Structuring Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Entrepreneurial Transactions- All of Chapter 1 (skim subparagraphs 4(c)-(e) of para. 107) Accounting and Finance for Lawyers- Appendix B (Time Value of Money)


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