Earnouts are a popular tool for bridging valuation gaps between buyers and sellers – but they frequently prove to be a source of costly post-closing disputes. Come hear a panel of three leading transactional lawyers share insights on when earnouts make sense, how to effectively structure and negotiate an earnout, and how to avoid the pitfalls that can lead to big post-closing headaches. Join:
Michael Friedman, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Aaron Gruber, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Sean Kearney, Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Jessica Pearlman, Partner, K&L Gates LLP
Answering these questions:
When does an earnout make sense?
What are the factors to consider in effectively structuring an earnout?
What are the potential pitfalls in negotiating and drafting earnout provisions?
What provisions are effective in reducing the potential for post-closing disputes?
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