William A. McComas, Esq. is a partner at the Maryland law firm of Bowie & Jensen, LLC. He concentrates on assisting entrepreneurs, investors, and companies of all sizes in acquiring, financing, commercializing, and protecting emerging technology. He represents companies in complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances, financings, venture-capital investments, the management and disposition of technology, and general corporate matters. Mr. McComas earned his bachelor’s degree from Brown University, and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He is a speaker and panelist at many forums for business, technology, and industry professionals, and he has written and testified extensively on policies involving the convergence of technology, business, and law. Mr. McComas is a frequent columnist for publications such as The National Law Journal, Baltimore Business Journal, and The Daily Record, among others.
Handling the Sale of a Business
CLE Credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)
In this seminar, we will deepen our understanding of mergers and acquisitions for mid-market, privately-owned businesses. Veteran transactional lawyer Bill McComas will cover every stage of an acquisition, from drafting a teaser summary to financing, to business valuation, due diligence, structuring the agreement, and closing the transaction.
This course is co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association.
Key topics to be discussed:
• Enhance your knowledge of the overall buying and selling process
• Preparing the letter of intent and evaluating finance options
• Conducting due diligence and identifying common issues
• Master the skill of structuring purchase agreements, including stock and asset purchase agreements
Date / Time: February 14, 2019
• 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
• 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
• 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
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Section I. Vital First Steps of an Acquisition
a) Drafting a teaser summary
b) Creating a non-disclosure agreement
c) Drafting a letter of intent
d) Conducting due diligence
Section II. Financing Options
Section III. Tax-Saving Structures and Strategies for Attorneys
Section IV. Structuring and Drafting the Acquisition Agreement
a) Stock and equity purchase agreements
b) Asset purchase agreements
c) General considerations