This course covers the legal aspects of modern corporate finance transactions, with a focus on the core ways in which capital is raised for the purpose of creating, expanding, and acquiring businesses. The course will take students through the various stages common to all corporate finance transactions, such as structuring, due diligence, and documentation. Students will become familiar with, and work on drafting and negotiating aspects of, indentures, credit agreements, underwriting agreements, prospectuses, security agreements, and other documents used in transactions such as the issuance of investment-grade or high-yield debt, leveraged buyouts, bank financings, and equity financings (including IPOs). The course thus provides an opportunity to acquire substantive knowledge and advanced legal skills applicable in a wide range of transactional practice settings. Grades will be based on written assignments, in-class exercises, and class participation.