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Legal Series: M&A in the Legal Industry – How to Do the Deal
   LIVE Webcast  


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As experts have predicted, the first half of 2012 saw an upturn in mergers and negotiations in the legal industry. Domestic and international law firms are taking advantage of the opportunities and making strategic acquisitions to strengthen and widen their existence in their target market. As M&A activity continues to evolve in this challenging economic environment, it’s getting more complicated and difficult to execute and to manage successfully. It is therefore essential for companies, senior management and their attorneys to have an innovative and forward thinking solutions to get the deal done.

The Knowledge Group is producing Legal Series: M&A in the Legal Industry – How to Do the Deal LIVE Webcast to help law firms and other affected companies in developing solid legal M&A strategies. Our panel of key experts and thought leaders will go beyond the basics by discussing the significant elements of M&A transactions along with planning tools and strategies. This course is a must attend for M&A and related attorneys, CFOs, Senior Executives, Finance Directors, Senior Business Analysts, and other related professionals.

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124239
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for Legal Series: M&A in the Legal Industry – How to Do the Deal LIVE Webcast :

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Andrew Hedley , Hedley Consulting,

  • Building the Merger Business Case
    • • Understanding the Strategic Context
    • • Articulating the Client Dimension
    • • Creating a Compelling Proposition

Steve Miller, Head of US Integration ,

  • • Recent Trends in Legal Dealmaking: Industry pressures for doing deals and recent transaction rationales.
  • • Laying the Foundation: Overview of the integration timeline and leading practices
  • • Doing the Deal Right: Top 10 integration best practices

Hedley Consulting
Andrew Hedley

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Steve Miller
Head of US Integration
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Who Should Attend?

- M&A and Related Lawyers
- Finance Executives
- Directors and Officers Senior Business Analysts
- General Counsel
- In-house Counsel
- Business Consultants
- Merger & Acquisition Specialists
- And Other Related Professionals with M&A-Related Functions

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event to anyone interested in learning the strategies to manage their firm’s M&A activity.

- Detailed guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from key regulators & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

Enroll in this course today by clicking the “Register” button below. Advanced registration is recommended as space is limited and significant discounts apply for early registrants.

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Please note, the event date is firm although it may be subject to change. Please click here for details.
The Knowledge Group, LLC is producing this event for information purposes only. We do not intend to provide or offer business advice. The contents of this event are based upon the opinions of our speakers. The Knowledge Congress does not warrant their accuracy and completeness. The statements made by them are based on their independent opinions and does not necessarily reflect that of The Knowledge Congress' views. In no event shall The Knowledge Congress be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages as a result of any information gathered from this webcast.





















Legal Series: M&A in the Legal Industry – How to Do the Deal
LIVE Webcast

Event Sponsors / Speaker Firms:

Hedley Consulting is recognised as a leading boutique strategy consultancy to the legal sector. From its base in the UK, it serves an international client base, from global law firms to significant regional players.

With extensive experience of advising on the merger or acquisition option, it works with firms to identify, evaluate, negotiate and implement opportunities. Hedley Consulting acts for both senior and junior parties as well as, increasingly, on a joint-engagement basis to facilitate negotiations and to develop the business model for the new firm, ensuring that it takes the best from each antecedent organisation as well as being informed by current best practice.

This can be high-level, amounting to no more than a few days of strategic advice, or of a retained-advisor nature, guiding a firm through the entire process, depending on the specific situation, objectives and requirements of each client.

KPMG International Cooperative (KPMG International) is a Swiss entity. Member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International and operate in 153 countries with close to 145,000 people, including more than 7,900 partners. KPMG International does not provide client services. KPMG LLP is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International. We trace our origin back to 1897 and since 1994 have been a limited liability partnership registered in the state of Delaware. With more than 22,000 people, including more than 1,700 partners, we are a leader among professional services firms. We provide services from 89 offices covering clients in all 50 states. Our high performing people mobilize around our clients, using our expertise and insight to cut through complexity and deliver informed perspectives and clear solutions that our clients and stakeholders value. Our client focus, commitment to excellence, global mindset, and consistent delivery build trusted relationships that are at the core of our business and reputation.

Media Partner:, a premium service provided by LLC, started in 2009, ranks law firms through research and evaluation to identify the most respectable and dedicated law teams in the United States. Our goal is to provide our users with a new way to locate and contact an attorney or a law firm while providing firms a way to get their image out and into the open. We advertise and provide access to the best law firms around the country and in specific areas and also list a directory showing many opportunities for a client to get in touch with legal help.


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