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money icon Duration - 6 Month, 8-10 hours/week
calender icon Course fee: - INR 63000

This course is recognized by the National Skill Development Corporation, a PPP under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of the Government of India. You will receive a certificate cobranded by NSDC and Skill India on successful completion.

Who should take this course?

  • Commerce, accounting, finance, economics or taxation students who are still in college looking for an extra source of income
  • Graduates or experienced professionals from commerce background (BCom/ MCom) looking for a remote job option without leaving the comfort of home or who are forced to work from home, but has access to a computer and stable internet connection
  • Any graduate or experienced professional earning less than 1 lakh per month who wants to earn more
  • Even chartered accountants / company secretaries who are looking for jobs / clients or who intend to advise Silicon Valley startups, foreign corporations which intend to establish presence in the US or multinational companies, or international expansion of their current employer or Indian clients can take it up 

What will you learn from this course?

  • You will learn how to perform entity incorporation, conversion, winding up, investment and joint venture contracts, general corporate contracts, ESOPs, corporate governance, record-keeping around financial transactions and mortgages, everyday compliance under corporate and securities laws, which is of high relevance for clients when they engage remote freelancers. You will also learn about tools such as CARTA. 
  • The tasks covered will be pursuant to various federal securities laws and various state corporate laws in the US. 
  • By learning how to perform these tasks, you will learn to remotely cater to legal departments of US corporations, US tech startups and US law firms and lawyers. 
  • You will also learn how to develop your outreach by creating profiles on different freelancing platforms and develop the ability to write effective proposals. 

Who will be your potential employers or clients

  • Entrepreneurs in the US or outside looking to incorporate entities in the US, convert business structure from one form to another, wind down business, manage everyday record-keeping and compliance, or make other standard changes; 
  • US corporate law firms and solo practitioners who want to stay competitive and offer more cost-effective solutions for their clients 
  • Corporate legal departments in the US which need assistance of remote paralegals for regular corporate filings and maintain records; 
  • Registered agents in the US providing usual incorporation and filing services and CPA firms

What is unique about this course?

  • This course aims to impart a wide range of corporate law and compliance skills to the participants, which would enable them to take up remote freelance work on US corporate law directly or through various freelancing websites on the internet and will instill in them the required confidence to generate global clientele over the internet. 
  • We will also guide you in developing your online presence as a Corporate Law Paralegal through various freelancing platforms such as Upwork, Fiverr, People Per Hour, etc. and through social media networks such as Linked In, Facebook, etc. 
  • By the end of this course, you can expect to have secured enough skills to be able to take up paralegal work assignments from small and medium sized companies in the US as well as law firms / CPA firms in the US looking to outsource work.
  • You will also be equipped to help small entrepreneurs outside the US establish a presence in the US by incorporating entities.
  • The course is tough and intensive, you will not be awarded the certificate unless you complete the required number of assignments. You will have to invest 4-5 hours per week in developing your skills, in addition to the classes on this course.
  • You will have interactive classes with high-quality discussions which will be taken by the experts of this course. You can get all the doubts resolved in the classes or even outside the classes through course groups and email.
  • You will get personal attention and coaching from our trainers who will be assigned to you, and have access to a dedicated course anchor who will help you with submissions or any guidance or issues you may have as you progress through the course.
  • You will receive in-line feedback for the assignments you submit, which will improve your performance to a significant extent. 
  • You will have access to other doubt clearing mechanisms also, in addition to the online classes such as a discussion forum where queries are responded to within a period of 48 hours, a WhatsApp group that will include your peers and batchmates as well as the course anchor, evaluator and support team from Skill Arbitrage. 
  • You will be trained in writing for six writing assignments during the term of the course and if these are of publishable quality, these shall be published on the iPleaders blog which sees a footfall of more than a million visitors a month.

Specific learning objectives

  • You will learn about the American legal system and court structure to be able to use it in guiding clients
  • You will learn how to find the Corporations Code or the Corporations Laws of different states in the US
  • You will learn who the different corporate sector regulators are in the US
  • You will learn to distinguish between different types of business entities in the US and learn how to identify the right form of entity for a specific purpose
  • You will learn which forms of entities are most commonly used in the US
  • You will learn how to choose the right state to incorporate an entity in the US if you are a non-resident
  • You will learn how to incorporate a US entity in the states of Delaware, California, New York, Texas and Florida
  • You will learn how to convert  a Limited Liability Company (LLC) to a Corporation
  • You will learn how to convert one type of corporation into another
  • You will learn how to change the state in which your business is operating in the US
  • You will learn about which are the basic registrations required after incorporating an entity in the US and how to secure these registrations
  • You will learn about the different types of officers appointed in a US entity and what their roles and responsibilities are
  • You will also learn about the eligibility requirements to be appointed to these officer positions and the manner of appointment
  • You will learn about the available decision making levels in a US entity 
  • You will also learn how the Directors or officers of a US entity can resign and what formalities need to be completed for their resignation
  • You will also learn how the Directors of a US entity can be removed and what formalities are required to be completed for their removal
  • You will learn about the different types of securities commonly used by US entities and the procedure for their issuance
  • You will learn about different types of share transactions such as buyback, transfers, splits etc. and the procedure for completing these transactions
  • You will learn about the compliance and record keeping requirements in relation to share issuances and other transactions as well as the movements in the capital of the company
  • You will learn the formalities required to be completed by an issuer of securities under the Blue Sky regime
  • You will learn about the different ways in which US entities can raise debt
  • You will learn about how US entities can issue debt securities
  • You will also learn about how US entities can give and take inter-corporate loans
  • You will learn about different types of investors and the stages in the investment process
  • You will learn about the various incentives available for investment in different US states and how you can avail these incentives
  • You will learn how you can support Indian entrepreneurs in executing a Delaware flip.
  • You will learn about different types of merger and acquisition transactions
  • You will learn about the merger process and how to support law firms and help companies with drafting an agreement of merger
  • You will learn about the US Bankruptcy process and how to support law firms engaged in providing bankruptcy related services to companies
  • You will learn about how US Companies can list on NYSE and NASDAQ stock exchanges
  • You will learn the methods of takeover of a US entity and also how to draft documents in relation to the takeover process
  • You will learn how to ensure compliance with US laws in relation to corporate governance
  • You will learn about the annual compliance requirements for a US company
  • You will learn about the different types of corporate litigation in a company and how you can support law firms handling such litigation cases

List of skills you will learn through weekly exercises

  • How to brief a client about the legal systems in the US and the US corporate regulators
  • How to advise a client on the best structure from the available structures or forms of business
  • How to advise a client on the best US state to incorporate based on the business
  • How to form a Limited Liability Company in Delaware, California, New York, Nevada and Wyoming;
  • How to incorporate a Corporation in Delaware, California, New York, Nevada and Wyoming;
  • How to convert from other forms of business entities to a Limited Liability Company
  • How to convert from other forms of business entities to a Corporation
  • How to draft Partnership Agreements for a GP, LP, LLP
  • How to draft operating agreement for an LLC
  • How to draft by-laws for a C-Corporation
  • How to elect to become an S-Corporation
  • How to close business in one state and commence operations in another state
  • How to get an individual tax identification number and an employer identification number
  • How to appoint directors and officers in a Limited Liability Company as well as a Corporation
  • How to carry out the appropriate procedure for resignation and removal of directors and officers in a US corporation
  • How to help with the implementation of different policies in a US corporation
  • How to help with the contract management process i.e. review of contracts and ensuring execution and legalisation - notary and apostille
  • How to work with contract management databases
  • How to prepare Annual Reports / Annual Statements of Information for US entities
  • How to help with the filing and record keeping work in relation to the issue of shares
  • How to assist in the administration of a stock option scheme
  • How to format, redline and assist with the execution of term sheets and other transaction documents such as share purchase agreements, share subscription agreements and investor rights agreements
  • How to ensure compliance with Blue Sky regulations
  • How to assist with other types of share transactions such as share buybacks, share splits etc.
  • How to assist with completing records of borrowings and execute debt related agreements
  • How to draft board and shareholder resolutions and unanimous written consents, convening committee, board and shareholder meetings
  • How to assist investors in availing investor tax credit
  • How to assist with drafting a plan of merger and convening of shareholders meetings and drafting resolutions for approval of merger
  • How to help non-US entities in establishing a presence in the US and guiding them on the ongoing formalities
  • How to help with convening meetings of shareholders in the event of a corporation going for insolvency
  • How to help a foreign law firm advising a US entity on listing procedures
  • How to help with ensuring AML / FINRA compliance and insider trading related compliance
  • How to help a foreign law firm advising a US entity on takeover / acquisition of shares, preparation of bear hug letters etc.
  • How to help a law firm with different types of corporate litigation
  • How to create your profile on various freelancing platforms and submit proposals for projects

What kind of assignments will you get?

Here is just a glimpse of the kind of assignments you will get:

  • Shalaka Renewables Limited, an Indian company engaged in renewable energy projects is looking to establish two subsidiary entities in the State of Delaware and California. The subsidiary entities will be engaged in purchasing industrial equipment. They have approached you for guidance on what are the available business forms or structures in these states and which one works better for them. 
  • Sushant Sharma, an NRI, has recently incorporated an LLC in the state of Delaware. The company is in the business of developing augmented reality (AR) technology. He has now negotiated an investment transaction with Bloomingdale Ventures, for USD 3 mn. However, the investor has requested that he convert the LLC to a C-Corporation. Advise the client on what will change for him with the change in structure. Also list out the steps in the process. 
  • James Figuiredo and Jose Fernandes, both Brazilian nationals, are looking to incorporate an LLC in the State of Wyoming. James is a marketing wizard while Jose is a technical genius. Both understand that their contribution to the business will be equal and therefore intend that they hold equal ownership in the entity. They want that for marketing decisions, James' decision will be final while for technical matters, Jose's decision will be final. For other matters, they are asking for your guidance as to which decisions should be unanimously taken by the Board and which ones should be allowed to be taken by any one of them as Directors. James, being the more experienced one will be the President, while Jose will be the CEO. Draft appropriate operating agreement for the LLC. 
  • Sheila Quadri, a Mexican national, has incorporated an LLC in California. She now intends to set up C-Corporation in Delaware which will own the Californian LLC. However, she doesn't want to put herself as the owner of the C-Corporation, but still wants to control the decisions taken in the entity. Advise her on how this objective can be achieved and also on how the C-Corporation will acquire the LLC.
  • Anand Basu and Rajeev Desai, Indian Nationals have incorporated an C-Corporation in California, where they and their wives are the shareholders. However, they have now identified that the State of Delaware is a better place for them to carry out their business. Is it possible for them to "shift" their entity from California to Delaware? What do they need to do in order to achieve this? 
  • Emilia Jones, an Australian founder of a chain of educational institutions operating in Australia now wants to have a presence in the US in the State of Texas. She is looking for the institution to be established as a company without any capital. However there will be a few investors who have agreed to contribute a specific amount for the development of the institution. Based on this information, please recommend a suitable business form or structure which Emilia can adopt, for her institution in the US. Also advise the procedure to set it up.
  • James Taylor, a UK based businessman has a Limited Liability Company in the State of Delaware. At the time of incorporation, James and John, his cousin, were the only two shareholders of the company. Later, John sold his stake to James and exited the company. James brought in a new investor by the name of Barry and sold 25% of his holdings to Barry. Barry is also looking to exit the company now, but is looking to retain half of his shares. James has approached you to list out all  documents which are required to be completed for these transactions. He has also informed you that:
    • No share transfer forms have been executed
    • No resolutions have been completed
  • List out the documents for James and create the missing documents.
  • Zamboree! is a startup making play kits for kids. Currently, the business is being carried out in the form of a partnership. There are three founders of the business: Zack, Zachary and Zara, who are siblings. They are now looking to incorporate but they are not sure of which positions they should occupy in the incorporated entity. The intention is that there is no imbalance of power in favour of any one sibling. Make a note for them stating about the roles of different officer positions in a US LLC and a C-Corporation and the powers and responsibilities of each of them.
  • Creative Mode Developers LLC (Creative), a Delaware entity, comprises a team of game developers specialised in creating various biomes for different kinds of games. Over a span of 2 short years, their business has grown significantly. They pitched their startup to Netherland Ventures Limited, a BVI based company, who have preliminarily agreed to invest in Creative. The investors however, are looking for a Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE) to be executed in return of the money that they will invest. The investor will be issued preferred stock of the company at an agreed price. Draft the operative clauses of the Agreement related to financing and dissolution events for this transaction.
  • SYMT (Speak Your Mother Tongue) Private Limited is an Indian company training kids of NRIs to speak their mother tongue. Considering that it has a significant customer base in the US, it has now decided to set up a holding company in Delaware and raise money from wealthy NRI investors there. It is considering executing a Delaware flip by using a Delaware C-Corporation. Explain the founders when a Delaware flip can be executed and list out the steps to implement the flip. Also inform the founders about the issues that might arise while implementing this.

Training Methodology

24/7 online access to all materials - study at your convenience

Access to basic study material through online learning management system, Android and iOS app. Recordings of all classroom sessions will be available.

Hard copy study material covering important chapters

Hard copy study material modules to be couriered to your address in India.

Practical Exercises

2 practical exercises every week, followed by written feedback.

Live Online Classes to Teach Specific Work

There will be a live video-based online class to teach you specific US corporate law work performed by paralegals. You can ask questions, share your screen, get personal feedback in this class. Every week there will be approx. 1-1.5 hours of class to teach you the work and give you feedback. There will be recordings available in case you miss a class.

Convenient Class timings

Classes are held after regular work hours. Typically classes are kept on Sundays or 8-9 pm on other days.

Live Doubt Clearing

You can ask questions in class, or on the learning management system when you read a chapter. You can also schedule a one-on-one session with evaluators to perform exercises or write articles.

Money-back guarantee

If you take this course, follow it diligently for a month, do all the exercises but still do not find value in it, or not able to understand or follow it or not find it good for any reason, we will refund the entire course fee to you. It is a 100% money-back guarantee with only one condition, you must pursue it properly for a month. If you don’t find it valuable after that, get your entire money back.

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Client Opportunities & Recruitment Support where required

  • Many employers, law firms and companies are happy to recruit our high performing students. If you do well in your exercises and classes, we can help you to get jobs, internships and assessment internships in good law firms, with renowned lawyers as well as in various companies.
  • Our team helps our students in building their profile on LinkedIn and freelancing platforms to increase their reach to the potential recruiters or clients.
  • Our experts guide the students on how to crack any interview.
  • On-demand, we provide mock interviews for our students looking for jobs.
  • We share multiple internship/recruitment opportunities every week on our Whatsapp group.
  • We help our students to get internships not only at law firms and chambers, but also with rising startups in diverse sectors.
  • Our mentorship helps students to avoid running in the rat race behind the regular job openings; rather we help them design their own path based on their personal interests.
  • We share multiple and diverse client opportunities with our pool of practicing advocates on a daily basis. Our references have helped several advocates really scale up their practice. 
  • We have a freelancing team which helps you develop your profile on Upwork and Fiverr and also guide you on sending proposals for various jobs on these platforms.
  • We have an Upwork agency where, if you have diligently completed your assignments in the course, you stand a chance to work on actual client assignments under the guidance of a Co-founder and earn money while working on those assignments.

Online Faculty and Guest Faculty

Divya Seth,

Corporate/M&A Associate at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a dual qualified attorney in New York & India

Suprotik Das,

NYU LLM, Dual-qualified attorney (New York and India, lives in New York), Ex-Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, works for the management team of a SPAC, specializes in TMT, IP and Technology-focussed PE and VC transactions, and M&A.

Neha Rastogi,

CA + LLB, India and New York qualified lawyer, Associate at Ruchelman P.L.L.C will take some guest lectures on US tax laws and compliance

Svetlana Kamyshanskaya,

Attorney and Startup Advisor, Primum Law Group, San Francisco, having 20+ years of experience

Priyanka Sinnarkar,

based in Italy, expert in Skill Arbitrage courses, LLM from Queen Mary Univ. of London, ex-Senior Paralegal at Noble Finance Solutions Limited, UK

Rishee Rhudra,

Corporate Lawyer with approx 2 years of experience of working in the law practice industry of working as a legal counsel of Delhi International Airport Limited.


The American Legal System and Corporate Sector from a compliance perspective

ringIcon What you need to know about US Law for performing compliance work

Legislation - Acts, Rules, Regulations,
Case law
Common law
Contract law
How to find the Corporations Codes of different States
- Model Business Corporation Act

Securities laws
- Securities Act, 1933
- Securities and Exchange Act, 1934
- Sarbanes Oxley Act, 2002
- Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
- Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act

ringIcon US Court system and hierarchy of courts at federal and state level

US Federal Court System
US State Court System
District Courts, Trial Courts and Courts of Appeals
The US Supreme Court
The Jury System
The US Department of Justice
The Attorneys General

ringIcon Who are the Corporate Sector regulators in the US and how do they work?

US Federal Trade Commission
Internal Revenue Service
Securities and Exchange Commission
Secretaries of States
- Division of Corporations of Relevant States

Registering an entity in the US and Conversions

ringIcon How to choose the right form of business organization

Which forms enable limited liability and perpetuity of existence
What are the factors to consider while choosing the right form
- LP
- GP
- C-Corporation
- S-Corporation
- Non-stock corporations

What are publicly held corporations?
How to choose the right state for forming a company if you are a non-resident
Entity types depending upon sectors
- Mutual Water Companies
- Wasting Asset Corporations

ringIcon How to register a corporate entity

LLCs, C-Corporations, S-Corporations
Requirement to hire a registered agent
Reserving a name
Submitting incorporation documents
Which officers do you need to identify
What are the constitution documents and how to draft them
- Partnership Agreement for an LP
- Statement of Partnership Existence
- LLP Agreement
- Operating Agreement
- Articles of incorporation / organisation
- By-laws

Obtaining EINs, foreign qualifications and DBA certificates

Partnership Agreement for an LP
Certificate of Limited Partnership
Statement of Partnership Existence
LLP Agreement
Operating Agreement
Articles of incorporation / organisation
Certificate of Incorporation
By-laws of a C-Corporation
By-laws of an S-Corporation
By-laws of a Non-Stock Corporation

ringIcon Conversions of forms of business entities and change of states

How to convert from an LLC to a corporation
How to convert from one type of corporation to another
Can you change the state of an LLC from one state to another? How?


Plan of conversion
Board / Stockholder Resolutions / Unanimous consents for approving the plan of conversion

ringIcon Basic registrations, formalities and approvals required after registering an entity

Getting Federal Tax ID for company
Getting individual tax id 
Opening a banking account
Getting a certificate of good standing
Prepare certificates of incumbency and signature authority as requested by banks, customers and other outside third parties
Working with Secretaries of States, Divisions of Corporations, Corporation Commissions and similar agencies


Form SS-4 - For securing the EIN of an entity
Certificate of incumbency

ringIcon Overview of Taxation

Taxation of different business structures
Pass through taxation 
Personal taxation of founders
Types of taxes - federal and state
How are central and local taxes paid
How to file tax returns
What to do if your entity is forfeited by the FTB in California

Officers, decision making and governance in US companies

ringIcon Typical officer positions in a US company and modes of appointment

Board of directors
Vice President
Female directors
Directors from underrepresented communities
Provisional Directors
Eligibility criteria
Modes of appointment

ringIcon Decision making mechanisms in different types of entities

Meetings of the board of directors
Modes of convening and holding meetings
How are decisions taken at board meetings
Interested directors
Annual Shareholders / Stockholders meetings and decisions at such meetings
Proxy voting 
Filing and record-keeping requirements
How to prepare PoAs and proxy documents
How to prepare committee, board and shareholder resolutions, maintain minutes and unanimous consents

ringIcon Liabilities and powers of directors and officers

Liabilities in terms of corporations codes
Liabilities in terms of other statutes
Directors’ liability insurance in the US

ringIcon Resignation and removal of directors and officers

- Can a resignation be irrevocable?
- How to draft clauses in the by-laws relating to resignation of Directors
- How can officers resign?
- Filing and record keeping requirements in relation to resignation

- Removal of Directors in case of classified boards
- Can an entire board be removed?
- Filing and record keeping requirements in relation to removal

ringIcon Corporate governance in listed and unlisted entities

Who are the stakeholders in a corporate entity?
Which laws contain provisions relating to corporate governance?
- Federal and State Corporate Laws
- Securities Exchange Act
- Sarbanes Oxley Act
- Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act
- Listing Rules
- Third Party Best Practice Guidelines

Assist with implementing and maintaining compliance related policies and processes, including supporting policy trainings
Corporate day-to-day responsibilities including scheduling, note-taking, and project management (maintaining several legal task dockets).
Liaising with marketplace and business development teams to compile shareholder documentation for review; reviewing and summarizing shareholder documentation to inform trade structure.

ringIcon Contract and records management

Serving as a contact point for various types of agreements and contracts
Overseeing the signature process, execution and legalisation of contracts, ensuring apostille and authentication where required
How to work with contract databases
How to manage databases for multiple entities around the world - Global entity management system (GEMS)

ringIcon Annual compliance requirements

Prepare government filings for US and non-US subsidiaries, including acting as a key contact in the preparation and filing of annual US state reports.
Annual Statement of Information 
Franchise Tax filing

Changes in capital, share transactions and borrowing transactions

ringIcon Types of securities and changes in capital

Classes or series of shares and stock and how to issue shares of different classes 
- Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS)
- Preference Shares
- Redeemable shares
- Convertible shares
- Fractional shares
- Share Options
- Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) 

Compliance and record keeping requirements for issue of shares
Share option administration using software
Variations in rights of holders of different classes of stock
What is a capitalisation table and how to create and maintain one
“Fully diluted basis” shareholding
Increasing authorised shares
Sub-division of capital
Convertible Note investments
How to draft a Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE)
Formatting, redlining and finalizing transaction documents including transfer notices and share transfer agreements; maintaining legal document templates folder and updating document templates as necessary.
Blue Sky Filing Regime
- Registration requirements under federal and state laws
- Private placement exemption under Rule 506(b)
- Private placement memorandum and other disclosures

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Commercial transactions involving share issuances: ESOPs, investments, M&A, exits, buyouts, etc. 
Issue of shares or stock
Share transfers
Share splits
Share or stock consolidation
Share buybacks
Compliance and record keeping work for share transactions
Maintaining shareholder lists
Uniform Electronic Transactions Act and paper equivalent stock certificates

ringIcon Borrowing transactions and issue of debt securities

Borrowing powers of a corporate entity
Issue of debt securities
Provision of security for borrowing 
Basic security documents and how to read and keep a record of them
Inter-corporate loans
Filings and record-keeping requirements

Funding methods and investment process

ringIcon Types of investors

Strategic vs. Financial investors
Angel investors
Private Equity investors
Venture Capital investors
Who are impact investors?

ringIcon The investment process

Stages in the investment process from pitch to receipt of funding 
Decision to invest and due diligence
Finalisation of deal structure, deal terms 
Term Sheet
Closing and execution of transaction documents
- Share Subscription Agreements
- Share Purchase Agreements
- Shareholders Agreements / Investors Rights Agreements

NVCA model legal documents
Decision-making post investment
Convertible notes 
SAFEs (Simple Agreement for Future Equity)
Information covenants, board advice by the investors, introduction to networks etc.
Mechanics of VC and/or PE investment transactions and their closings
- preparation of stock certificates and ledgers (including use of Carta or similar web-based equity tracking system), 
- assist in assembling and preparing legal opinion, backup materials, 
- assist in preparation and filing of Reg D and state Blue Sky securities filings, 
- general coordination of closing mechanics.

ringIcon Incentives for investment in different states

Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act)
- Emerging growth companies
- Exemptions for small companies

Delaware Angel Investor Tax Credit

ringIcon Investment in Indian owned US entities and the Delaware Flip

What is the Delaware flip?
When is the Delaware flip used?
How is a Delaware flip executed?
Can there be any issues which arise in this process?

Mergers and acquisitions

ringIcon Different types of M&A transactions

Merger of parent corporations and subsidiaries
Merger of domestic corporations
Merger of domestic and foreign corporations
Merger of domestic corporation and other associations
Exchanges of interest
Sale of Assets

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Agreement of merger or consolidation / Plan of merger
Amendment to any such agreement
Certificate of merger or consolidation
Approval by the stockholders
Share exchange
Amending the required certificates of incorporation
Mechanics of M&A transactions and their closings, 
- organizing and creating inventory of due diligence documentation (including navigating virtual due diligence/data rooms), 
- assistance preparing disclosure schedules, 
- manage and coordinate closing deliveries (including preparing and maintaining closing checklists, 
- coordinating notarized signatures, coordinating with other legal assistants and attorneys, 
- preparing and assembling closing certificates and signature pages), 
- preparing electronic closing binders.

Foreign Corporations

ringIcon Requirements for companies incorporated outside US establish presence and undertake business activity in the US - obtaining a foreign qualification

ringIcon Requirements and filings for US companies incorporated outside the state to undertake business activity in the state

ringIcon Filing certificate of incorporation and details of registered agent as well as officers with the Secretary of State

ringIcon Notification requirements for changes in constitution, management, etc.

ringIcon How can foreign corporations withdraw from the state?

US Bankruptcy and insolvency

ringIcon The US Bankruptcy code (Title 11, USC)

Voluntary Bankruptcy - filing by the debtor
Involuntary bankruptcy
Joint cases
Appointment of Trustee
Administration of bankruptcy
- Meetings of equity shareholders
- Filing of proof or claim of interest
- Waterfall - determining secured interests, tax liability, administrative expenses
- Turning over the property to the estate
- Liquidation
- Ancillary and cross border cases

ringIcon Bankruptcy reorganizations, restructuring

Appointment of a trustee
Signing of certificates by the trustee
Reorganisation with other entities
Rights of dissenters
“Pre-pack” process

Capital markets and listing

ringIcon Different methods to list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

Initial Public Offering
Direct Floor Listing
Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC)
Transfer from other stock exchanges
Quotation listing
Reg. S Issuances
144A issuances
Upgrade for an OTC trading company
Regulation of intermediaries
- Banking Secrecy Act and managing AML filings
- Broker regulation and filings with FINRA

ringIcon Listing process

Choose the market
- NYSE American
- NYSE Arca
- NYSE Bonds
- Eligibility criteria for listing on that specific market (quantitative and qualitative listing standards)

Reserve ticker symbol
CUSIP number
Draft and handle director and officer questionnaires
Submit original listing application
Select Designated market maker
Important filings for listed company work

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Continued listing criteria
- No. of Stockholders
- Trading Volume
- No. of publicly traded shares

Disclosures and reporting material information
- Completing filings on EDGAR
- Preparation and filing of DocuSign’s 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, proxy statement - DEF 14A and other public company and regulatory filings, 
- working in collaboration with attorneys, accounting and finance and other professionals
- Prepare and file Forms 3, 4 and 5; manage Section 16 compliance tracker; assist in administering 10b5-1 trading plan compliance

Corporate Governance Standards
Agencies, depositories, trustees
Suspension and delisting

ringIcon How to list on the NASDAQ

Choosing a market tier
- NASDAQ Global Select
- NASDAQ Global
- NASDAQ Capital

Eligibility criteria for listing
Corporate Governance requirements
- Using NASDAQ’s corporate services

Takeovers (including hostile takeovers)

ringIcon Regulations governing public company acquisitions in the US

Securities Act, 1933
Securities Exchange Act, 1934
- Tender Offer Rules

Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act
State Laws
- General Corporate Law
- Anti-takeover laws

ringIcon Methods to obtain control and process

Cash tender offers
- Recommended
- Hostile

Exchange Offers
One step statutory mergers
Process of cash tender offers
- Execution of merger agreement
- Cash tender offer
- Statement by target’s board
- Shareholders surrender their shares
- Short form merger

Process of exchange offer
Process of one step statutory merger
- Approval of proxy statement by SEC

Disclosure requirements

ringIcon Hostile Takeovers

Why are hostile bids not common?
Structure of hostile bid
Mechanism of a hostile bid
- Private letter of preliminary offer
- Public ‘Bear hug’ letter
- Direct tender or exchange offer

Defences for a hostile takeover
- Poison Pill
- Staggered Board
- Pac Man

Corporate litigation

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Contractual breaches
IPR disputes
Shareholder litigation
- Shareholder derivative lawsuits
- Securities Class Action litigation
- Securities fraud actions

M&A litigation

Navigating through various platforms to get corporate paralegal opportunities

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Course Plan


RS. 63000

incl. of all charges

Printed study material (by courier)

2 practical exercises/ Drafting exercises per week (24 weeks)

6  writing assignments 

1-2 online live class/week 

Get digital access to entire study material

Access on LMS, Android & iOS app

Instructor feedback on assignments

Doubt clearing on WhatsApp, LMS & classes

Instructor led course with online live classes

Online exams (give exams as per your convenience on given time slots)

Certificate (by courier)

CV enhancement

Coaching for professional networking

Internship & job support

Interview preparation support

Networking with students & alumni

Freelancing support

Content access for 3 years

Doubt clearing within 24 hours

Top performers are recommended for jobs and client opportunities