May 23, 2018

New edition of ABA book includes new, enhanced tools to streamline the M&A process

CHICAGO, May 23, 2018 — The American Bar Association recently released the second edition of the book, “Using Legal Project Management in Merger and Acquisition Transactions,” a resource guide and toolbox for deal lawyers who seek to more effectively plan, manage and execute M&A transactions.

The guidebook answers clients’ demands for value by helping lawyers to work more efficiently and provide clients greater predictability through basic project management tools from scoping to after-action assessments.

Organized into “Pre-Deal,” “Deal” and “Post-Closing” phases, the guidebook includes:

  • Valuable guidance on using legal project management to implement an organizational and communications framework that enables deal attorneys to better plan, manage and execute M&A transactions
  • Four billing and budgeting tools, including a menu of alternative fee arrangements for M&A transactions
  • Various checklists, forms and tools you can download from a companion website and customize to implement legal project management in your deal practice.

The new edition of the guidebook includes five new tools:

  • Multi-Jurisdictional Transaction Checklist
  • Carveout Transaction Checklist
  • Post-Acquisition Integration Checklist
  • M&A Deal Magnitude and Complexity Tool
  • Budgeting Tool

About the editors: Byron Kalogerou is a partner at McDermott Will and Emery in Boston. He focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, finance and joint ventures and alliances. Dennis White is senior counsel in the business law group at Verrill Dana LLP in Boston. His practice focuses on transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and sales of distressed companies, as well as on corporate governance. Kalogerou and White serve as co-chairs of the ABA Business Law Section’s Task Force on Legal Project Management in M&A Transactions established by the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee.

Title:                “Using Legal Project Management in Merger and Acquisition Transactions,       Second Edition
Publisher:        ABA Publishing/Business Law Section
Pages:              224
Product Code: 
ISBN:               978-1-64105-169-9
Size:                 7 x 10
Binding:           Paperback
Price:               $89.95
Orders:            800-285-2221 or

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Katrina Krause at If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Katrina Krause, ABA Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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