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The Deal Lawyer’s Weapons in the War on COVID-19

 
Author(s): Samuel C. Thompson
Practice Area: Antitrust, Corporate & Securities, Tax
Date: Jul 2020
ISBN: 9781402436857
PLI Item #: 303573

The Deal Lawyer’s Weapons in the War on COVID-19 covers the basic legal and economic principles a deal lawyer is likely to face in advising clients on issues arising out of the COVID-19 crisis.

The book will help lawyers who work in general business law and those who focus on M&A law, quickly identify many of the business law issues that arise as a result of COVID-19 in areas including: benefits adopted by the CARES Act (e.g., the Paycheck Protection Program), financial assistance adopted the Federal Reserve Board, corporate and securities laws, antitrust laws, Federal income tax, regulation of cross-border transactions, valuation of companies, contract drafting, and bankruptcy.   

Written by expert in the field Samuel C. Thompson, Jr., this is a companion piece to the author’s other PLI title, Mergers, Acquisitions and Tender Offer

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Samuel C. Thompson, Jr. joined Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law in July 2007 as a professor of law and director of Penn State’s Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions. The Center examines corporate, securities, tax, antitrust, and other legal and economic issues that can arise in mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

Before joining Penn State, Sam was a professor of law at the UCLA School of Law and director of the UCLA Law Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions. Sam formerly served as dean of the University of Miami School of Law and has been a professor and distinguished visiting professor at the University of Virginia School of Law and the Jacquin D. Bierman Visiting Professor of Taxation at Yale Law School. He started his teaching career at the Northwestern University School of Law. His teaching and scholarly interests focus on all areas of M&A as well as corporate tax and international tax. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Business Planning for Mergers and Acquisitions, a law school casebook that is in its third edition.

Sam has, throughout his career, held a number of legal positions, including: head of the tax department of Schiff Hardin LLP in Chicago; tax policy advisor, on behalf of the U.S. Treasury Tax Assistance Office, to the South African Ministry of Finance in Pretoria, South Africa; Attorney Fellow in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s M&A office; consultant on merger and acquisition issues to the Federal Trade Commission; professor in residence at the European Commission’s Antitrust Merger Taskforce in Brussels; and consultant, on behalf of the International Monetary Fund, to several Caribbean countries regarding the potential harmonization of their Takeover Laws. On several occasions, Sam has testified about tax policy before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. Sam has his (1) J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law; (2) LL.M., in Taxation, from the NYU School of Law; (3) M.A. in Business and Applied Economics jointly from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Economics and the Wharton School; and (4) B.S. from West Chester University.
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