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IU McKinney Transactional LawMeet Team Makes Strong Showing


Josh Burress and Caitlin BrandonIU McKinney 3Ls Caitlin Brandon, Joshua Burress, and Keaton Miller did well at the 2014 National Transactional LawMeet. The team won their Regional Meet in February and advanced to the Nationals, which took place on April 3 and 4 at the New York offices of Sullivan & Cromwell, a firm known internationally for merger and acquisitions transactions.

(At left are Josh Burres and Caitlin Brandon.)

“Our team made an extremely strong showing,” said Professor Cynthia Adams, the team’s faculty advisor. In the finals of the competition, Brandon, Burress, and Miller represented a small pharmaceutical company in a complicated stock purchase transaction. The IU McKinney team came in second place for their contract draft and in fifth place in the negotiations.

Caitlin Brandon and Keaton Miller“The judges, all experienced transactional lawyers, were extremely complimentary of our team’s performance in the rounds with more than one judge expressing amazement at the level of our team’s negotiating skills and depth of understanding the complex issues,” Professor Adams said. “One judge commented that our team ‘surpassed the skills expected from their firm’s fourth or fifth year associates.’”

(At right are Caitlin Brandon and Keaton Miller.)

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