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Anthony Cove '18, Maxwell Radley '18, and Andrew Rivera '18 are headed to New York City to vie for the 2018 National Transactional LawMeet championship.
The trio from Albany Law, advised by Professor Edward De Barbieri, was one of two teams to win the Region 1 competition, held at Widener University Commonwealth Law School on February 23, 2018. In all, 16 teams from eight regions—the top performing regional teams from each side of the case—advanced to the national meet, which will be held at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP on April 6.
It was Albany Law School's first time ever at the Transactional LawMeet, which is billed as "the premier interscholastic competition for law students interested in transactional practice."
This year's case involves the acquisition of capital stock of a U.S.-based company by an overseas affiliate. Over the past two months, Cove, Radley, and Rivera drafted an acquisition agreement, prepared mark-ups of their opposing team's draft, conducted conference calls to discuss the $2.25 billion transaction, and finally, at the regional competition, negotiated the contours of the deal.
Leading up to the National LawMeet, the Albany Law team will conduct two more conference calls and submit revised drafts and mark-ups.