Shakespeare said, "All the world's a stage;" in this session we are all players. This program will be your stage, and you will have a part in this two part drama involving both the acquisition of a business enterprise and a subsequent litigation when the parties’ expectations go awry. Here’s the plot of the drama: Through participating in a live negotiation exercise, attendees will gain insights into high-level negotiating strategies and tactics. Through engaging in a workshop, attendees will learn to create leverage in order to increase the likelihood of optimal negotiation outcomes. By viewing a mock mediation staged by the faculty members, attendees will decide where the line is between bluffing and dishonesty. When presented with an impasse, attendees will be given tools to get the negotiations back on track. With input from faculty members, attendees will get feed-back on negotiation styles and exit with pragmatic take-aways for use in future real life negotiations.