358.01 Structuring Venture Capital and Private Equity Transactions

In the world of venture capital and private equity, there is no difference between a good business person and a good lawyer. They both must know capitalization structure and law, and they both must know tax and accounting.

Many never achieve this mastery, and those who do only get there after many years of practice. This course helps the law and business student drive to the top of their game sooner and more effectively than their peers from other institutions.

The goal is to focus on the formation of deals. We look at the business reasons that parties come together, we look at the business reasons that deals fail to meet expectations, and we look at the business reasons that deals work. This is especially important in private equity and venture capital deals, where exit strategies have to be anticipated from the very outset of a deal.

Fall 2018

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
W.H. "Kip" Johnson III
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.358.01.F18
Email list: LAW.358.01.F18@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - JD-LLM-LE
Course Areas of Practice