Due Diligence: Investigation, Reliance and Verification

This treatise offers a scholarly and practical examination of due diligence investigations, reliance and verification in securities offerings, negotiated transactions and investment services. Among other things, the work explores: (i)  fundamental concepts such as the legal and regulatory regime, the reasonableness standard, the sliding scale of reasonableness, the relevance of context and  red flags, (ii) judicial, regulatory and other authoritative or informative guidance regarding the kinds of due diligence investigations and reliance that may be deemed reasonable across a diverse range of contexts, and (iii) real-world challenges faced by, among others, issuers, underwriters, boards of directors, investment professionals, legal counsel and subject matter specialists. This work is designed to help readers develop their scholarly understanding and applied skills in the field of due diligence.

$495/572 pages/one volume. Copyright 2018.  ISBN: 978-0-9897576-5-2. In stock.


Due Diligence in Negotiated Transactions: Applied Skills and Exercises 

This text focuses on applied due diligence skills in the context of negotiated transactions such as purchase and sale agreements, mergers, joint ventures, and similar settings. It is designed to assist transactional professionals in: (i) understanding basic due diligence concepts applicable to negotiated transactions, (ii) developing and enhancing applied due diligence skills in that context, and (iii) negotiating economic terms and other contractual provisions using the knowledge gained through due diligence.This work is designed to help practitioners understand due diligence principles in the context of negotiated transactions, minimize the risks of post-closing disputes and position themselves to defend their due diligence if challenged.

$250/203 pages/one volume. Copyright 2020. ISBN: 978-0-9897576-6-9



Due Diligence: Law, Standards and Practice 

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This treatise offers both a scholarly and practical examination of the subject matter and is designed to help business principals, professionals, and practitioners understand and comply with due diligence law, standards and practice. The work spans a range of contexts in which due diligence issues arise including securities offerings, negotiated transactions, and investment advisor/investment steward relationships. It begins with a detailed explanation and analysis of foundational due diligence concepts such as reasonableness, context,   tailoring,   reliance, verification and the standards of the street.  It then summarizes essential regulatory, judicial and other guidance regarding the interpretation and application of those concepts in frequently encountered real world settings. Finally, it explores a host of specific due diligence challenges faced by issuers, underwriters, boards of directors, investment professionals, legal counsel, and subject matter specialists, including those arising in public offerings, private placements, asset backed securities issuances, corporate governance and investment management.

$995/830 pages/one volume. Copyright 2016.  ISBN: 978-0-9897576-2-1. This treatise is currently on back-order.

Due Diligence in Business Transactions

“All but the most seasoned acquisition professional will find some topics addressed in this book that he or she has never considered. This volume of material the author addresses is truly staggering.” —The M&A Tax Report

This desk book presents a complete overview of the due diligence process and gives [professionals] the tools they need to conduct more thorough and efficient due diligence investigations.

Due Diligence in Business Transactions provides detailed guidance on: who makes up the due diligence team and what roles these various experts play; how to limit your risk of liability for inadequate or incomplete due diligence; what the courts say about “reasonable due diligence ” under the federal securities laws; creating a “data trail ” to document the investigation; techniques that can help you uncover more and better information; the special requirements of international and intellectual property due diligence; and how the due diligence investigation process varies for different types of companies. Chapters analyze due diligence on environmental issues, real property and personal property, debt instruments, employee benefits, insurance and liability coverage, international issues, and intellectual property, as well as due diligence considerations in light of heightened national security. The book features over 100 forms and checklists that can also be found on the accompanying CD-ROM.

Due Diligence in Business Transactions includes in-depth coverage of the case law and statutes governing due diligence and shows you what to do—and what to watch out for—every step of the way.

$899/Book #00629; loose leaf, two volumes, 1,290 pages and one CD-ROM; published in 1994, updated twice annually. ISBN: 978-1-58852-066-1

Your purchase price includes the cost of all previous updates and any updates that may be issued within three months of your order.  1290 pages/2 volumes/Order Now

Due Diligence, A Scholarly Study (second edition)

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 This is  the first due diligence textbook designed specifically for use in law school, business school and other graduate and post graduate level university classrooms, including executive education programs. The text covers all the areas of the Center’s recommended classroom syllabus including:Introduction to Due Diligence

  • Due Diligence Context
  • Due Diligence Under the Federal Securities Laws
  • Judicial and Other Proceedings Involving Due Diligence Issues and the Due Diligence Defense
  • FINRA, SIFMA, CFS, General Industry and SEC Guidelines
  • Emerging Developments and Trends

$995/425 pages/one volume. Copyright 2013; ISBN: 978-0-9897576-0-7.  This treatise is currently on back-order.

Representing High-Tech Companies

Due diligence of companies involved in high tech industries presents special challenges. Representing High-Tech Companies addresses a range of legal issues in this dynamic field. Whether you are building a technology practice from the ground up or want to represent your existing clients more effectively, this book will provide useful tools and insights.

Topics include: financing and documenting joint ventures and early-stage strategic partnerships; devising workable nondisclosure agreements; managing an intellectual property portfolio; minimizing litigation risk for public technology companies; designing employment contracts and benefit plans in a highly competitive industry; handling securities laws, import/export controls, and other aspects of the regulatory scheme; and many other “hot button” legal issues facing technology-driven businesses. The book features more than 65 forms and checklists, and a high-tech glossary of industry terms, phrases, and acronyms.

Book #00648; loose leaf, one volume, 1,508 pages; published in 1999, updated twice annually.
ISBN: 978-1-58852-085-2;  
1508 pages/1 volume.  Order Now

Occasional Scholarly Papers Series

The Center for Advanced Due Diligence Studies welcomes submissions of scholarly and practical work related to due diligence and related investment practices, governance, and ethics. In selecting work for the OSPS, we seek both shorter and substantive research papers, essays, analyses, and other articles that explore one or more aspects of due diligence and related fields.  The Center is especially interested in works that contribute to the body of scholarly research and that enhance the understanding of core due diligence concepts among educators, transaction professionals, underwriters, policy makers and other relevant constituencies. Only original, previously unpublished work will be considered for the OSPS.

To submit a research paper for consideration for our Occasional Scholarly Paper Series (“OSPS”), please CONTACT US.