Due Diligence for the Transactional Paralegal

Due Diligence for the Transactional Paralegal

CLE Hours: 
1.5
CLE Credit: 
Substantive
Course Level: 
Intermediate

The due diligence process provides the transactional paralegal an exciting opportunity to investigate the facts about a transaction, piece of property, business, or individual, to perform legal research, to use verbal and written communication skills, and to expand their knowledge of the matter at hand. This session will cover the due diligence process conducted by paralegals for real estate, financing, merger & acquisition, and other types of transactions. It will discuss the purposes of due diligence, the parties involved, and the types of property concerned. It will review various types of searches and reviews, with a special focus on real estate reviews. 

Upon completion of this session, participants will have a working knowledge of the legal, financial, and operational purposes for due diligence reviews. Attendees will be familiar with the roles played by buyers, sellers, lenders, borrowers, and others in the due diligence process. They will also understand the methods of gathering, organizing, and presenting the results of due diligence assessment.

Instructor(s): 
Eva M. Merrell, ACP