Corporate Finance

Law 236






The course will consist of a broad overview of the corporate finance area of law. Topics to be covered will include capital raising in the form of senior debt and related loan and credit agreements, mortgages, security agreements and related documentation used to evidence and secure senior debt; capital raising in the form of equity derived from a public offering of common stock and the related registration statement and prospectus; an overview of asset securitization; leasing transactions and related issues; letters of credit ( stand-by and direct pay); capital raising by governmental entities and certain private entities through the use of municipal tax-exempt finance and private activity bonds; interest rate derivatives and their use in corporate finance; and legal opinions and their use in corporate finance transactions.
The class will include several negotiation sessions where students or teams of students will represent a side of a corporate transaction and negotiate terms of the related agreements. In addition to lectures, during class the students will identify, analyze and resolve usual and customary issues arising in the corporate finance transactions to be covered.


Even if taken concurrently, Secured Transactions and Securities Regulation are recommended but not required.  Corporate Finance will supplement those classes.

R. Hazlett

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