Practical Considerations in Acquisition Practice or Little Things They Don't Tell You in Law School

Photograph: Bradley Haddock.Bradley Haddock, '80, presented a lunch presentation, "Practical Considerations in Acquisition Practice or Little Things They Don't Tell You in Law School" on Tuesday, March 5, 2012. His visit was hosted by the Business and Transactional Law Center.

According to Haddock, "Business acquisitions are one of the most enjoyable aspects of my practice. They require the lawyer to combine and use all of your legal knowledge, understand how each area intersects and affects the transaction, and coordinate and integrate the legal issues with other disciplines."

Bradley Haddock received his law degree from Washburn University School of Law in 1980, where he served as the Executive Editor of the Washburn Law Journal.

Prior to forming his own firm and teaming with Biggs Law Group, LC, in 2009, he was the Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Koch Chemical Technology Group, LLC ("KCTG"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., the largest privately held company in the United States. During his distinguished career at Koch, Brad served as lead counsel for several key businesses, including Koch's refining, chemicals, and asphalt businesses, and the group of 10 global manufacturing and engineering businesses that became KCTG. While at Koch, he led or significantly participated in more than 65 domestic and international acquisitions.

Brad has served as a member of the board of directors of the American Arbitration Association since 2005. He is also a qualified member of the American Arbitration Association's Roster of Neutrals. During his tenure at Koch, Brad was an active member of the Association of Corporate Counsel. He has received an AV (5.0 out of 5.0) rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating available for legal expertise and ethics.

His practice areas include Business Law, Commercial Transactions, Competition Law, Compliance Programs and Training, Corporate Formation and Governance, Arbitration and Mediation, Intellectual Property Portfolio Management and Licensing, Intellectual Property Arbitration and Litigation, Domestic and International Mergers and Acquisitions, Risk Assessment and Management, and Software Development and Licensing.

More information is available at Haddock Law Office and Biggs Law Group.