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August 11, 2021

Updated ABA guide helps lawyers work smarter, faster in M&A and joint venture deals

CHICAGO, Aug. 11, 2021 — For every deal lawyer who wants to drive efficiency and value for increasingly sophisticated and demanding clients, “Using Legal Project Management in Merger and Acquisition and Joint Venture Transactions, Third Edition,” published by the American Bar Association Business Law Section, outlines each step of the M&A process.

From “Pre-deal,” to “Deal” to “Post-closing,” this recently published guide offers insight to effectively plan, manage and execute M&A deals. With contributions from leading transactional lawyers, this third edition contains eight new tools: Limited Auction Checklist; Deal Cycle Capture Tool; Section 363 Sale Checklist; Checklist for Negotiating M&A Escrow Agreements; Checklist for Representation and Warranty Insurance; Post-closing Reference Guide; Post-acquisition Integration Checklist; and Cataclysmic Event Due Diligence Questionnaire.

To help lawyers work faster, smarter and keep pace with today’s dynamic legal marketplace, this resource provides comprehensive tools to meet rigorous demands, without overlooking important matters or compromising the quality of legal service. The edition includes:

  • A significant expansion in scope into the realm of international joint ventures
  • Guidance on using legal practice management in your firm to increase organizational and communications framework to execute and streamline the process of M&A and joint venture transactions
  • A companion website containing enhanced downloadable checklists, forms and tools for easy customization to your practice needs

The guide was edited by Byron S. Kalogerou and Dennis J. White. Kalogerou is a partner at McDermott Will and Emery in Boston, founder and chair of the firm’s Life Science Industry Group and he leads the Boston Corporate practice. White is senior counsel in the business law group at Verrill Dana LLP in Boston.

Title:                “Using Legal Project Management in Merger and Acquisition and Joint Venture Transactions, Third Edition

Publisher:        Business Law Section

Pages:              332 pages

Product Code: 5070795

ISBN:               978-1-64105-992-3

Size:                 7 x 10

Binding:           Paperback

Price:               $94.95

Orders:            800-285-2221 or

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


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