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Branches of Corporate Law

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Branches of Corporate Law
« on: August 05, 2008, 07:41:02 PM »
I realize that this is kind of a broad category, but I really don't know where this topic would fit, and I think that it probably would interest a lot of people who post here.

My questions relate to corporate law, and I am hoping that some of you can shed some light for me.  I am a business major, and a lot of the business stuff that most people can't stand to learn about is pretty interesting to me; I am hoping to specialize in a type of corporate law, but I don't really know what kind.  What are some of the specialty areas of corporate law, and what exactly would they concern?

I am interested specifically in mergers and acquisitions- is there a type of attorney who specializes in this, or does this fall under a more broad category; also, would a mergers and acquisitions specialist be highly sought after in the area I would like to settle in (Nashville/Lexington/Louisville)?  Any help or information would be appreciated.

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Re: Branches of Corporate Law
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 06:49:28 AM »
Depending on the size and the market of the firm, M&A can be its own practice, or part of a larger general securities practice. Many firms now subdivide their corporate practice by industry (healthcare, technology, oil & gas, etc.). My firm has a general corporate finance department that does a bit of everything, but each partner tends to informally run a certain practice area on his own. For example, the UK partner I work with does predominantly CIS deals, but he will do every type of corporate deal imaginable - IPO's, tenders, M&A, private placements, etc.

You can learn a lot from a firm's website, but it's also a good idea to ask these questions when you are on an interview.