Business & Transactional Practice

As a lawyer in Business and Transactional Practice, you would be required to have a background in areas such as contracts, the law of business organizations, securities regulation, antitrust, and bankruptcy, and you would have to have developed skills in interviewing, drafting, and negotiation. As a transactional lawyer, you would be structuring transactions, drafting and negotiating agreements and other documents, and counseling your client in order to help your client achieve its business objectives within the law and the lowest cost.  You would also need to prepare and file documents required by state and federal law.  Your work would involve transactions such as the sale or lease of goods or services, licensings, financings, secured transactions, securities offerings, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, payment systems and bankruptcy.

General Courses

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Corporate and White Collar Crime
  • Corporate Contests
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Tax Transparency
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Insurance Law                                                      
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Internet Law
  • Interviewing and Counseling
  • Introduction to Federal Taxation
  • Introduction to Taxation of Business Entities
  • Labor Law I and II
  • Land Use Planning
  • Law & Entrepreneurship
  • Law of Investment Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Negotiating & Drafting Partnership Agreements
  • Negotiation & Mediation
  • Regulation of Financial Institutions
  • Regulatory State (First Year Elective)
  • Sales
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Secured Transactions
  • Securities Regulation 1933 Act
  • Securities Regulation 1934 Act
  • Tax Policy Seminar
  • Taxable Acquisitions

Practical Writing Courses

  • Legal Writing 3 (LW3): Transactional 
    • 2nd Year students only. Students must complete this course or LW3: Litigation before taking a Practical Writing course.
  • Administrative Practice
  • Business Planning
  • Contract Drafting
  • Drafting Business Transactions
  • Drafting International Commercial Instruments
  • E-Business
  • In-House Counsel
  • International Commercial Arbitration

Research Paper Courses

  • Advanced Insurance Law
  • Retirement Policy
  • Securities Litigation
  • Selected Topics in Securities Law

Clinics and Externships

  • Federal Tax Clinic
  • Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic
  • DLA Piper
  • Law & Entrepreneurship Externship
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General (Consumer Protection)
  • Quaker Chemical Corporation
  • SAP
  • Security and Exchange Commission Externship
  • Stradley Ronon
  • University Counsel
Business & Transactional Practice