Opportunities to widen your network and absorb deep business and legal insight.

Current Trends in M&A Deals

15 January 2019


  • Foley & Lardner LLP
    111 Huntington Avenue
    Suite 2600
    Boston, MA 02199


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast & Networking
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Presentation
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Q&A

Contact Information

Kayla Huven


With growth and globalization on the checklist of most of today’s businesses, the pace of M&A activity is both rapid and robust. Yet, the challenges that result from these transactions are many, especially when it comes to cross-border deals. There is no doubt that it is crucial for dealmakers to stay up to date on the latest trends and forecasts.

To that end, Foley & Lardner has teamed up with industry giant, Marsh USA Inc., to present an insightful panel discussion on hot topics in M&A deals.

We invite you to join us for a networking breakfast and an informative presentation.

Topics Include

Representations and Warranties Insurance and Other Ways to Manage Deal Risks Through Insurance

This discussion will cover current trends in M&A insurance, including the growing market for representations and warranties insurance, tax insurance, and other contingent liability insurance solutions.

Presented by:
Craig Schioppo, Managing Director, Marsh Transactional Risk Practice Leader
Mark McTigue, Senior Vice President, Marsh Transactional Risk Practice-Tax Insurance

As the Transactional Risk Practice leader, Craig is known as an authority in the insurance of financial and transaction risks, including M&A insurance, tax insurance, and insurance programs addressing regulatory, environmental, and litigation risks.

Mark is an expert in the field of transactional risk insurance for tax – a solution used to insure the conclusion of a tax opinion or backstop / replace the subject matter of a tax indemnity. He has been in the tax community serving as an advisor, consultant, banker and sales executive for 24 years.

Indemnification Provisions and Escrow Agreements

This discussion will include the use of indemnification and escrow provisions in transactional documents, including baskets and caps, duration of obligations, carveouts, and third-party claim considerations.

Presented by:
Susan Pravda, Partner, Managing Partner/Boston Office
Foley & Lardner LLP

Susan focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, initial public offerings, and related securities transactions. She serves as chief strategic talent acquisition partner for the firm and is a managing director of Foley Ventures LLC, a venture capital fund.

We are looking forward to seeing you at this timely and informative program.

Please feel free to direct inquiries regarding this event to Kayla Huven at khuven