Live Seminar

Business Contracts A to Z

Seminar

Date:

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78151ER

Location:

Wingate by Wyndham Helena

2007 North Oakes

Helena, MT 59601

$349.00

$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • MT CLE - 6.00

CPE for Accountants

  • CPE for Accountants/NASBA - 7.00

Other

  • Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals - 6.00
  • NALA - 6.00
  • NFPA

Program Description

Update Your Contract Law Knowledge

Reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts can be one of the most important and tedious aspects of a business attorney's practice. Are you confident in your abilities to draft and negotiate legally sound contracts in your client's favor? This seminar will review the latest tips and techniques for writing contracts so you can remain up to date. Don't miss this opportunity to advance your contract drafting skills. Register today!

  • Review key contract terminology and definitions of essential legal elements.
  • Know how master agreements can be affected by subsequent agreements.
  • Understand how operating agreements are different based on the business entity.
  • Negotiate indemnification provisions in business agreements.
  • Learn how to protect intellectual property and trade secrets to avoid theft of confidential information.
  • Identify and employ remedies for breach of contract issues.
  • Recognize how bankruptcy can affect contracts and specifically the assumption or rejection of terms.
  • Recognize and avoid unethical conduct during contract drafting and negotiating.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for attorneys. It may also benefit accountants and paralegals.

Course Content

  1. Essential Legal Elements
  2. Drafting Business Contracts (with checklists)
  3. Indemnification Provisions in Business Agreements
  4. Competition Issues and Non-Compete Clauses
  5. Breach of Contract
  6. Bankruptcy's Effect on Contracts
  7. Contract Ethics

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 *

Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals – Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals: 6.00 *

National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. – NALA: 6.00 *

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants/NASBA: 7.00 *

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Essential Legal Elements
    9:00 - 9:30, Written and Presented by Michael A. Monson in Helena and Missoula.
    1. Common Terminology and Definitions
    2. Master Agreements
      1. How Subsequent Agreements Affect Master Agreements
    3. Choice of Forum and Law
    4. Statute of Limitations
  2. Drafting Business Contracts (with checklists)
    9:30 - 10:45, Written and Presented by Michael A. Monson in Helena and Missoula.
    1. Terms and Conditions
    2. Representations and Warranties
    3. Dispute Resolution Provisions
    4. Boilerplate Provisions
    5. Drafting Shareholder and Operating Agreements
      1. Sole Proprietorship
      2. Partnership
      3. Corporations
      4. LLC
    6. Drafting Purchase and Sale Agreements
  3. Indemnification Provisions in Business Agreements
    11:00 - 11:45, Written and Presented by Michael A. Monson in Helena and Missoula.
    1. Purpose
    2. What Types of Agreements Should One Utilize an Indemnification Provision in
    3. Drafting of Agreements
    4. Statute of Limitations
    5. Where Does Common Law Indemnification and Contributions Fit in
    6. How to Negotiate
    7. Third Party Action in Premises Liability Claims
  4. Competition Issues and Non-Compete Clauses
    12:45 - 1:30, Written and Presented by Michael A. Monson in Helena and Missoula.
    1. Non-Compete Clauses: Drafting and Enforcement
    2. Confidential Information
    3. Trade Secrets and Intellectual Property
  5. Breach of Contract
    1:30 - 2:30, Written and Presented by Adrian Miller in Helena and Missoula.
    1. Enforceability Issues
    2. Addressing Disputes
    3. Calculating Damages
    4. Successful Remedies
  6. Bankruptcy's Effect on Contracts
    2:45 - 3:30, Written and Presented by Adrian Miller in Helena and Missoula.
    1. Requirements of Assumption
    2. Standards for Rejection
  7. Contract Ethics
    3:30 - 4:30, Written and Presented by Michael A. Monson in Helena and Missoula.
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Confidential Information of a Client
    3. Scope of Representation
    4. Conflicts of Interest

ADRIAN MILLER is a partner in the law firm of Sullivan Miller Law. Her areas of practice include commercial litigation, condemnation, environmental litigation and regulation, zoning and other land use issues, and oil and gas pipeline regulation and litigation issues. She grew up in Fort Benton, and attended the University of Montana before later graduating with a degree in sociology from Montana State University. She earned her J.D. degree from Hofstra Law School in New York, graduating summa cum laude. Ms. Miller has been in practice since 2010 and is licensed in Montana and North Dakota state and federal courts.

MICHAEL A. MONSON is an attorney in the law firm of Holland & Hart LLP, where he is a member of the firm's business group. Mr. Monson represents clients in an array of business transactions, commercial finance matters and entity formations; including LLC's, partnerships, and corporations. His practice also includes tax and estate planning matters. Mr. Monson has an accounting background as well. He is a certified public accountant with a nonactive license. Mr. Monson earned his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Montana State University and his J.D. degree from the University of Montana School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Montana and the American and Yellowstone County bar associations.

 

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

MT CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
Approved for 6.0 hours of CLE credit by the Montana Commission on Continuing Legal Education, including 1.0 hour of ethics.


Montana CLE Credit for Paralegals

MT MPA: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
Approved for 6.0 hours of CLE credit by the Montana Commission on Continuing Legal Education, including 1.0 hour of ethics.


National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc.

N LA: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., for 6.0 hours, including 1.0 ethics, of continuing legal assistant education credit required to maintain the CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) credential.


National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

N NAS: 7.00 Includes - Business Law: 6.00, Regulatory Ethics: 1.00
NBI, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. This program is designed to qualify for 7.0 hours (based on 50 minute credit hour) of continuing professional education credit for accountants. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at (800) 930-6182.

This is a basic to intermediate level program presented in a group live setting. Accountant should have a basic understanding of business contracts. Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. Define key contract terminology and essential legal elements. 2. List two key provisions to include in operating agreements. 3. Explain the goal of the indemnification provisions in business agreements. 4. List at least two ways to protect intellectual property and trade secrets to avoid theft of confidential information. 5. Recall two effective negotiation strategies that help avoid bad deals. 6. Identify two remedies for breach of contract issues. 7. Explain how bankruptcy can affect contracts and specifically the assumption or rejection of terms. 8. Describe unethical situations during contract drafting and negotiating. Field(s) of Study -- Business Law; Regulatory Ethics.

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc.

N PAR:
NBI, Inc. is a NFPA approved CLE provider.


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