Law 745 - Acquisition Financing Transactions


Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

John Hilson



General Course Description:

From the client's initial call requesting a confidentiality agreement and term sheet, through the due diligence process and the preparation and negotiation of a commitment letter, up to the documentation and final steps required to close the financing, this course will provide an overview of modern financing transactions, focusing on leveraged buyout transactions. The goal will be to provide the student with insight relative to the experience of a new lawyer in a law firm who is assigned to a secured financing transaction and enable the student to become familiar with the structure, analysis, negotiation, and documentation of such financings. Students will negotiate a non-disclosure agreement, will analyze the enforceability of a letter of intent, will prepare a due diligence memorandum, and will prepare a commitment letter relative to the proposed financing after receiving input from the client and opposing counsel.

There will be no final examination. The final grade will be based upon the student's written work and his or her class participation.  Law 250- Secured Transactions would be helpful, but is not required.

Course Information:


​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
John Hilson 13F 745 LEC 1 MW 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM 4.0 No No
  Law 250 would be helpful but is not required for Law 745.


Previous Course Offerings:


​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
John Hilson 11F 745 LEC 1 TR 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 4.0 No No
  Law 250 would be helpful but is not required for Law 745.
John Hilson 12F 745 LEC 1 MW 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM 4.0 No No
  Law 250 would be helpful but is not required for Law 745.


Categories: Admin & Govt Reg - Clinical Courses; Bankruptcy; Business Law Specialization – JD - Bankruptcy Track; Business Law Specialization – JD - General Business Track; Business Law Specialization – JD - Mergers and Acquisitions Track; Business Law Specialization – JD - Securities Regulation Track; Business Law Specialization – JD - Taxation Track; Business Law Specialization – LLM - Bankruptcy Track; Business Law Specialization – LLM - General Business Track; Real Estate & Property Law; Skills Courses;