When you become a small business's "go-to" attorney, you need to be comfortable advising your client on a variety of business issues. You may begin the relationship by simply assisting during entity selection and formation, but once a client trusts your legal guidance, it is not uncommon for a business to seek you out for further advice. This practical program will prepare you to counsel owners on an assortment of legal situations encountered during the life of a business. Expand your expertise and prepare for the most common questions. Register today!
Be prepared to answer common questions small business owners seek legal advice on.
Confidently advise clients on employee benefits and hiring documents.
Prevent illegal debt collection practices while effectively working to collect unpaid accounts.
Compare the business entity options that small business owners have.
Know cost-effective techniques to protect a business's intellectual property, such as a business name or website domain.
Identify whether or not a business has nexus in a state: is there a physical or indirect presence?
Be prepared to advise business owners on how to plan for the future while protecting heirs and beneficiaries.
Recognize how to dissolve a business by appropriately filing with local, state, and federal agencies.
Avoid unethical situations by ensuring your fees and charges are adequate and fair.
Erik Halverson is the managing attorney with Halverson Law Group, a business counsel firm for transaction and litigation matters. Mr. Halverson has a niche focus in the cannabis industry, representing many of the largest retail and producers in the state of Washington. He has been an active leader in groundbreaking cannabis related projects, speaking engagements, and industry shaping. Mr. Halverson earned his B.A. degree from the University of Washington and his J.D. degree from Seattle University School of Law.
Matthew Johnson is a member of Estorga Johnson Law Firm PLLC. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and Penn State University - Dickinson School of Law. While at Penn State, Mr. Johnson developed his legal skills by competing in mock trial and being a published member of the Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs. He also interned for former 285th District Court Judge Richard Price. Upon graduating law school, Mr. Johnson made San Antonio his home. Prior to joining Estorga Johnson Law Firm PLLC, he spent time at a San Antonio law firm where he practiced in the area of family law before moving on to serve as general counsel for a San Antonio healthcare company. Mr. Johnson provides expertise and experience in the areas of business, health, and real estate law; as well as providing outside general counsel services. He is a member of the San Antonio Bar Association and State Bar of Texas sections: Health Law, Business Law & General Counsel. Mr. Johnson earned his B.A. degree from Texas A&A University and his J.D. degree from Penn State University - Dickinson School of Law.
Brian R. Miller is an attorney with The Miller Law Firm, P.A. in Greenville, where he focuses his practice in the areas of corporate law, family law, and estate planning. He is a licensed title insurance producer in South Carolina. Mr. Miller serves as an outside/in-house counsel to local corporations who need legal services provided in the most cost-effective manner. He earned his B.A. degree from Marquette University and his J.D. degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.
Julie Negovan is of counsel in Griesing Law LLC’s commercial litigation practice group. Her practice focuses on construction, energy, health care, class actions, mass torts, and complex commercial litigation. In addition, she has extensive e-discovery experience, including project management, litigation holds, forensics, and production. Ms. Negovan received an A.A.S. degree from Broome County Community College; her B.S. degree from SUNY Binghamton University; and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law. She is admitted to The Florida Bar, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
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