Samuel Raboy

Samuel is a partner in Ice Miller’s Business Group in New York. Sam represents financial sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as strategic buyers, in a wide range of transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, restructurings, growth equity financings and other investments. Sam has extensive experience representing buyers and sellers in public and private mergers and acquisitions, including joint ventures and equity co-investments, and regularly counsels clients on general corporate matters and corporate governance.

Samuel Raboy is licensed to practice law in the state of New York.


Brian Schultz

Brian Schultz is a partner in Ice Miller’s Business Group and focuses his practice on the tax implications of structuring and implementing complex corporate transactions, including global mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, divestitures, restructurings and bankruptcies, private equity and real estate fund formations and investments, global securities offerings, asset securitization and cross-border financing.

Brian has significant experience in domestic and international tax planning, corporate mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, domestic and international joint ventures and global capital market transactions. He advises clients on general tax aspects of financial instruments and derivatives and in global tax planning and cross-border structures.

Outside the office, Brian is an avid runner and regular participant in New York Road Runners’ races.


Chelsea Abramowitz

Chelsea is an attorney in Ice Miller’s Business Services Group. She frequently represents corporate clients in private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, equity restructurings and corporate governance matters. She serves a broad range of clients, including public and private companies, private equity firms and start-ups in a variety of industries.

Chelsea earned her juris doctor from Fordham University School of Law, where she was an editor for the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal and a member of the Dispute Resolution Society ABA Mediation Competition Team. She held legal internships with two New York law firms and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.

This program is approved for CLE and CPD credit in the following states: Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Illinois, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.


This program is pending CLE credit in the following states: Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming and Wisconsin.


This program is pending CLE and CPD credit for self-application by the attorney or for reciprocal CLE credit in the following states: Alabama,Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Québec, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Washington.


We do NOT provide CLE for: Virginia or Mississippi.


This program is appropriate for newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys.

Letters of Intent in M&A Transactions for In-House Counsel


Event Description

The Letter of Intent (LOI) is the skeleton of an M&A transaction and is frequently negotiated and executed by in-house counsel.  The negotiation of the LOI is a critical first step in the transaction and can set the foundation for efficiency in negotiations.


Join us at 12pm ET / 9am PT on Thursday, March 14 for the next edition of our IHC Fundamentals Series as Sam Raboy Brian Schutlz, and Chelsea Abramowitz from Ice Miller LLP will cover negotiating LOIs, including key legal and business terms, potential efficiencies and market trends.


Discussion topics include:

  • Level of detail to include in an LOI and how an LOI can manage transaction costs
  • Tax structuring at the LOI stage and sources and uses
  • Key business and legal points to include in an LOI, including indemnification and conditions to closing
  • Management, employment and corporate governance terms
  • Critical earnout terms and provisions
  • Reps and warranty insurance trends
  • Current market trends in LOIs and purchase agreements

Who should attend

All levels of in-house counsel, M&A professionals, private equity professionals, and other legal or operations involved in the negotiation of M&A Letters of Intent.


There is NO COST to attend this LIVE program!

This program is FREE thanks to our gracious sponsor, Ice MillerLegal solutions tailored to you. If you can’t make it to the live program, the recording will be available for viewing via our paid CLE library, In-House Connect On-Demand!


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