Simulated Legal Negotiation


Simulated Legal Negotiation 

Please join us for this unique opportunity – Put yourself in the driver’s seat as you watch legal teams simulate the real-world of negotiating the deal including the good bad and the ugly. Watch as counsel for each of the seller and the buyer “face-off” in this action packed negotiation. Learn some secrets of the legal negotiating process and what goes on behind the scenes.  Our panel will include: Herb Fineburg (Seller), Joanne Murray (Buyer) and John Pauciulo (Moderator).

Our panel comprises:  

John Pauciulo Member – Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

John Pauciulo represents and advises clients with respect to corporate, securities, and real estate matters. John has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating, and documenting complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions, real estate acquisition and development projects, and private placements of securities. John also advises clients in disputes among business owners including business divorce matters, buy-outs and freeze-outs.

John is the chair of the firm’s Financial Transactions Group and is also a member of the firm’s Business Counseling and Regulated Substances groups.

Herb Fineburg, Shareholder & Managing Partner, Philadelphia office at Offit Kurman, LLC

Mr. Fineburg is recognized as one of Philadelphia’s most respected business lawyers whose substantial knowledge of tax law provides clients with strategic and cost-saving benefits in connection with commercial transactions, taxation and wills, trusts and estates matters. Mr. Fineburg has assisted businesses and individuals with the organization of their finances, business and real estate affairs, and the structure of their assets A graduate of Washington University, Mr. Fineburg received his law degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M) from the New York University School of Law, Graduate Division.  



Joanne Murray, Partner – Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP

Joanne helps to guide entrepreneurs and closely-held businesses through the new entity formation process and to structure, negotiate and implement business transactions such as asset and stock acquisitions, mergers, financing transactions, real estate purchases and leases, and business separations. She also assists her business and nonprofit clients with negotiating a wide range of contracts, such as software licenses, consulting agreements, employment agreements and non-disclosure agreements. She works with business owners to develop, document and implement their business succession plans, including preparing buy-sell, partnership and LLC agreements.

Program produced by XPX Philadelphia.

Updated: Oct 12, 2021

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