Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Meeting 2019

Mergers & Acquisitions Committee Meeting
January 25-26, 2019
Laguna Beach, CA
Montage Laguna Beach

Meeting Agenda

The 2019 Meeting Agenda is a work in progress. Most attendees will arrive on Thursday, January 24, 2019 and depart on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Please refer to the final 2018 agenda for the general flow of the event. Subcommittee Meeting times and locations are subject to change.


Registration is now open. You are encouraged to read this page in its entirety first to be aware of registration fee inclusions. If you are registering on behalf of someone else, be sure that you communicate this information to anyone traveling to Laguna Beach to avoid any confusion.

Breakfasts & Lunches

Registration fees cover the costs of breakfast and lunches (no more lunch tickets!) on Friday and Saturday, for the primary registrant. You must purchase breakfast and lunch passes for any guests traveling with you that will join us at group breakfasts and lunches*. The 2019 registration rates are as follows:

  • Committee Member – $445 (includes lunches!)
  • Non-ABA Member – $520 (includes lunches!)
  • Law Student – Free

*The costs for guests of primary registrants to join group breakfasts and lunches are as follows:

  • 2-day Guest Breakfast Pass – $100 (Guest breakfasts are not included in the Registration Fee)
  • 2-day Guest Lunch Pass – $170 (Guest lunches are not included in the Registration Fee)

Register online | Register by mail/fax

Please note, the ABA recently launched a new Website which requires that Members create new accounts and passwords to place orders. If you encounter difficulty trying to register for the meeting on line, don’t stress! We know it needs work. Please complete the paper form and return it to the ABA Service Center Via Secure Fax: 312-988-5850. For data privacy reasons, please do not email credit card information to staff members. Please allow up to 7 business days for processing. Meanwhile, you may book a room at the Montage by advising the hotel that you have registered for the meeting and will follow up with your 10-digit order number upon receipt.

Ticketed Dinners

We rely heavily on the generosity of meeting sponsors to offer ticketed dinner events at greatly reduced prices. We will advise all meeting registrants when dinner locations are announced and tickets are available for purchase for the following nights:

  • Friday, January 25, 2019 – To be announced
  • Saturday, January 26, 2019 – To be announced

CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds will be granted for all written requests received by Friday, January 11, 2019. Refunds will not be granted after this date; however we will gladly accept substitutions for those unable to attend. Submit all refund requests to Quiana Nesbit at


The Montage Laguna Beach | The $295 group rate is now sold out!!  While the hotel may have a few rooms on some nights available at significantly higher rates, no more rooms will be added at the group rate.  Please contact the Montage 24-hour Reservations Department at 949.715.6000 for assistance if you are still interested in booking a room at a premium rate (currently over $700/night and not available on some nights at any rate), but please note that ABA staff will not be able to rate-adjust any rooms booked at higher rates back to the group rate.

Alternatively, you may wish to consider booking a room at one of these properties near the meeting.  While there is no group contract or special group code at either of these hotels, their Websites recently listed available rooms at reasonable rates (mid $200s to mid $300s, depending on the hotel:

The Ranch at Laguna Beach
31106 Coast Hwy
Laguna  Beach, CA  29651
Distance .8 miles/2 minutes

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA  92629
5.9 miles/11 minutes


Meeting sponsorships are available! Please contact Julia Passamani at 312.988.5220 for more information.

Travel Discounts

The preferred airport for Montage Laguna Beach is Orange County (SNA-John Wayne) – 13 miles from the resort.

ABA members are eligible for discounted airfare through Egencia.

Car Rental
ABA members save on car rental through Hertz.

Meeting Questions

Contact Mark Page at 312.988.5635 with any meeting questions.