Open Door Speaker Series

- RWU Law | Bristol Campus | Bay View RoomRSVP Required

Juggling – How Effective Transactional Lawyering Keeps Deals Together


Featuring Guest Speaker Michael A. Voccola '97
Corporate Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Procaccianti Companies, Inc.

Far too few people understand and appreciate the knowledge, abilities and value of transactional lawyering.  To be effective you must know far more than the law.  Transactional lawyers contribute to complex acquisitions and dispositions by knowing the intricacies of such deals.  We will discuss the complicated issues involving the purchase, financing and rebranding of a typical but hypothetical hotel, touching on topics from purchase agreements, due diligence, franchise agreements, overall deal structure and more.  This discussion is intended to demonstrate the critical role of a qualified attorney in such transactions.  As one’s skills are honed, one becomes a valued and sought-after resource  to manage the expectations of clients, lenders, investors, franchisors and others – “The Juggler”.

This interactive OPEN DOOR event will guide you through this experience in “How Effective Transactional Lawyering Keep Deals Together.”  Michael A. Voccola, Corporate Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Procaccianti Companies, Inc. and RWU Law alum (1997), lives this complex role as counsel for the second largest privately-owned hotel owner and operator in the United States. He was one of the first students to attend Roger Williams University School of Law and has taken a leading role in supporting the school and its students. Come prepared to engage with a fascinating deal: You will receive a simple fact sheet in advance.

Speaker followed by light refreshments.

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