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South Texas College of Law Houston team goes to semifinals at Transactional LawMeet in Dallas

STCL Houston students Jackson Gayle, Jennifer Pammit, and Lionel Sims were Region 6 semifinalists at the spring 2017 Regional Transactional LawMeet, an interscholastic competition that offers future business lawyers firsthand experience with negotiation and deal-making.

This year’s competition was based on a case involving the sale of the brewing, bottling, and wholesale distribution operations of Kombucha Hoocha Ltd. to a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Beverage Brands Inc. During the two months leading up to the live negotiations, students prepared by drafting and editing a 70-page acquisition agreement, interviewing clients, and marking up opposing teams’ drafts.

“In my opinion, this spring’s problem was more challenging than those in previous competitions, and our team worked extremely hard and performed excellently in both the drafting and negotiation phases of the competition,” said Professor David East, director of STCL Houston’s Transactional Practice Center. “The team was complimented on their professionalism not only by the judges but also by the teams with whom they negotiated. I’m very proud of them.”

East assembled the team with help from Debra Berman, director of the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution. Partners from leading law firms, business general counsels, and other esteemed legal practitioners served as judges for the LawMeet.