U.S. Federal Securities Law Aspects of Merger and Acquisition Transactions (Portfolio 315)

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Tax Management Portfolio, U.S. Federal Securities Law Aspects of Merger and Acquisition Transactions, No. 315, analyzes the application of federal securities law to merger and acquisition transactions.


The Portfolio covers the relevant provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the regulations and case law thereunder. It explains how these federal securities laws apply to both the purchaser and the seller in a variety of M&A transactions, as well as the liability arising from the failure to comply with these laws.


The Worksheets include copies of certain of the key rules and forms promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission that are discussed in the Portfolio.


This Portfolio may be cited as North, 315 T.M., U.S. Federal Securities Law Aspects of Merger and Acquisition Transactions.


Brian S. North, Esq.

Brian S. North is a shareholder in the Philadelphia and New York offices of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, where he is a member of the firm's Corporate Section. Mr. North's practice includes advising public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. He is currently Co-Chair of the Securities Practice Group and has represented clients in a wide variety of industries. Mr. North earned his law degree in 1976 from Villanova Law School, where he was a member of the Villanova Law Review and received a B.A. degree in history in 1973 from The George Washington University.

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