Introducing M&A Bootcamp 2013 Webinar Series by Financial Poise and Accredited CLE Partner West LegalEdcenter

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Introductory programming on mergers and acquisitions for the non-seasoned professional

Financial Poise, a division of DailyDAC, LLC, specializing in providing continuing education to business owners, accredited investors, attorneys, and other trusted advisors and West LegalEdcenter, a Thomson Reuters business, introduce “M&A Bootcamp 2013 Webinar Series” to the CLE programming line-up.

Back by popular demand, this series will take the non-seasoned M&A professional–junior lawyers, junior investment bankers, and C-level executives–through an introductory program on the basic fundamental concepts of mergers and acquisitions. Panelists will explain what basic deal documents look like and discuss some of the most common points of contention they run into when representing buyers and sellers.

“We are excited to welcome back speakers from Kirkland & Ellis and Jones Day,” said Amanda Florip, a director with Financial Poise. “We're also introducing a number of non-lawyers to our panel who will bring a whole different perspective to the conversations around M&A.”

The first episode of the “M&A Bootcamp 2013 Webinar Series”, “Fundamental Concepts Part I” will premiere on March 1, 2013. If you are new to the world of M&A you don’t want to miss this discussion on basic M&A transaction structures, shareholder approval, indemnification, and more. The expert panel will include:

-- Gerald Nowak, partner at Kirkland & Ellis
-- Kevin Hororka, partner at Crowe Horwath
-- Robert khedouri, entrepreneur and private investor
-- Stephen Gillette, partner at Jones Day

“Fundamental Concepts Part II”, the second episode of the series, will be held on March 8th. During this webinar, panelists will discuss the basic fundamentals from earn-out provisions and intellectual property issues, to employment and financing issues. The expert panel will include:

-- Daniel Mitz, partner at Jones Day
-- Gerald Nowak, partner at Kirkland & Ellis
-- Kevin Hororka, partner at Crowe Horwath

The third episode of the series, titled “Process,” is scheduled for March 15th. This episode will cover basic deal documents such as, confidentiality agreements, letters of intent and term sheets, as well as, take a look at the closing and post-closing tasks. The expert panel includes:

-- Craig Mordock, partner Jones Day
-- David Distel, partner O’Keefe
-- Keith Crowe, partner at Kirkland & Ellis

On March 22nd, the fourth episode of the series, “Special Issues in Special Transactions,” will take place. The Expert panel will focus on specific issues that arise with transactions involving the acquisition of a distressed business, an IP heavy business, and a professional service firm. Speakers include:

-- Bennett Spiegel, partner at Jones Day
-- Jon Friedland, partner at Levenfeld Pearlstein
-- Keith Crowe, partner at Kirkland & Ellis

The final episode of the “M&A Bootcamp 2013” series, “Buyer v. Seller Perspectives – Negotiating the Deal” will be held on March 29th. This webinar will bring together all that was discussed in the prior episodes of this series. Panelists will battle it out through a mock negotiation session that will highlight key concepts discussed in earlier episodes.
The expert panel includes:

-- Gerald Nowak, partner at Kirkland & Ellis
-- Ken Polin, partner at Jones Day
-- Michael St. Peter, partner at Levenfeld Pearlstein

To register for any or all of the “M&A Bootcamp 2013” webinar episodes, please visit

About West LegalEdcenter
The cost-effective source for online and in-person legal training and CLE, West LegalEdcenter keeps attorneys up-to-date on the law and compliant with state requirements. Taught by the most prestigious names in the legal field, West LegalEdcenter covers both the core substance of law as well as hot topics in every practice area. For more information, visit

About Financial Poise
Financial Poise, a division of DailyDAC, LLC, produces educational webinars for three core audiences: business owners and C-level executives, Accreditd Investors, and their respective attorneys and other trusted advisors. Each webinar is developed and executed exclusively by professionals who are top performers in their respective fields of expertise. For more information, visit

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