The BYU LawMeets Transactional Team competed in the LawMeets Regional Competition in Denver, Colorado on Friday, February 26. In the Western Region, BYU Law tied for first in the drafting component and placed third in negotiations. The team consisted of Chris Hotton, Trevor Fugate, Natalie Lambert, and John Sellers. Professor Curtis Anderson assisted the team as a coach and advisor.
The teams were asked to work through a transactional problem involving the merger/acquisition of a company. One side represented the company selling a subsidiary and the other side represented the company acquiring the subsidiary. The structure of the competition had two components, drafting a term sheet proposal for the transaction and then meeting together at regionals to negotiate each side’s proposal. There were two rounds of negotiations.
“This is an exciting step forward for BYU Law in the LawMeets competition, the largest transactional law competition in the country,” Hotton said.