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In celebration of Women’s History Month and in the spirit of women helping other women succeed, CWE is hosting a series of “HELP! Clinics” throughout the month of March. These workshops are tailored to address common problems WBEs face or points of confusion when navigating the supplier diversity world.

This webinar will be led by representatives from Harvard Law School’s Transactional Law Clinic. They will present an overview of mergers & acquisitions, give a general overview of the structure of transactions, detail important laws in the state of MA, and discuss other “big ticket” tax and employment law issues. This session will be great for anyone who thinks they may merge with another company, be acquired, or acquire another company, in the near future. It will help attendees understand critical components of these commons business transactions that often get overlooked. This information will be particularly helpful in learning key aspects of these proceedings that may impact your certification.

About the clinic:

The Transactional Law Clinics of Harvard Law School (“TLC”) is a clinical program of Harvard Law School and provides free or low cost legal services to a variety of Massachusetts clients. TLC is staffed by five Massachusetts licensed attorneys and Harvard Law School students. We provide legal services in a variety of transactional areas, including, business and non-profit formations; general business, corporate and non-profit legal advice; contract drafting, review and negotiation; commercial leasing; real estate; arts, entertainment and intellectual property matters, etc. You can find more information regarding TLC here: https://clinics.law.harvard.edu/tlc/. Prospective clients can apply for legal assistance from TLC by filling out an online intake form here: https://clinics.law.harvard.edu/tlc/for-clients/apply-for-services or phoning our intake line at 617-998-0101.

Who will be joining us:

  • Noel Roycroft, Esq.
    • Attorney, Deputy Director and Clinical Instructor, Harvard Transactional Law Clinics
    • Noel Roycroft has been with TLC since 2018, and is currently the Deputy Director. Before coming to Harvard, Noel was an associate in the corporate department of Ropes & Gray, LLP and a member of the firm’s asset management group where she focused her practice on representing investment products, their boards, and managers in transactional, regulatory, and compliance matters. Noel was also previously a fellow and associate counsel with the national office of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Prior to gaining her law degree, Noel worked in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where she was Chief of Staff to a Committee Chair and State Representative. She holds a B.A and J.D. degree, as well as a graduate certificate in non-profit management.
  • Carmen Halford.
    • Attorney, Clinical Instructor, Harvard Transactional Law Clinics
    • Carmen joined TLC in 2021. Beforehand, Carmen worked as a transactional associate at the New York firm Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C. where she concentrated her practice on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and general corporate matters. Prior to that position, Carmen was a global transactions associate at the New York office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Carmen obtained her J.D. from Harvard Law School and also holds a B.A. in International Studies with a minor in Chinese Studies. Prior to her legal studies, Carmen worked in the marketing department of CBS Interactive (China) in Beijing.
  • William Harris, J.D. Candidate Class of 2023
    • Student Advocate, Harvard Transactional Law Clinics
    • Will Harris is a second-year law student who began working as a student advocate at the TLC in 2022. After graduating from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2019, Will spent a year working at a legal aid clinic in Chicago. After his first year of law school, Will worked as a summer associate at a boutique commercial litigation firm, and next summer, he will work as a summer associate at Kirkland and Ellis LLP in Chicago. Will is eager to begin his career as a corporate lawyer after graduation.
  • Georgianna Eck, J.D. Candidate Class of 2023
    • Student Advocate, Harvard Transactional Law Clinics
    • Georgianna Eck is a 2L student in the TLC this semester. Georgianna is a graduate of the University of Delaware. This summer, she will be working as a Summer Associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York. She is interested in working in mergers & acquisitions.

Open to all WBEs!