Indemnification, Liquidated Damages, Reps and Warranties, NDAs, Non-Competes and More!
Managing risk is an everyday reality for transactional attorneys, but you can't afford to let your drafting mistakes expose the client to costly disputes. This course focuses on all the wrong ways to draft dangerous provisions in common business contracts, so that you can avoid these traps the next time they come up in your practice. Get practical strategies for reducing drafting errors in your business agreements - register today!
Avoid common pitfalls involving e-contracts and digital signatures.
Dive deep into indemnification, limitation of liability, and liquidated damage mistakes.
Learn what you need to watch out for when incorporating insurance into your risk management strategy.
Draft better NDAs and non-competes - get strategies for deterring breach and ensuring enforceability.
Explore drafting techniques for reps and warranties, good, bad, and ugly!
Learn what you should - and shouldn't - do when a deal goes south.
Overcome common challenges in contractual negotiations.
Identify and avoid errors that frequently arise in preliminary sections of business agreements.
Negotiation Strategies and Agreement Review
Preliminary Contractual Concerns
E-Contracts and E-Signatures - Avoiding Common Perils
Indemnification and Liquidated Damages
Limitation of Liability and Insurance Landmines
Confidentiality, Non-Solicitation and Non-Compete Agreements
DAVID J. CHARLES is a shareholder in Rees Broome, PC, and a member of the firm’s business and tax group. He has been advising clients on a broad range of business and corporate matters for nearly 20 years, including entity formation, capital structures, mergers and acquisitions, and aligning corporate strategies with business goals. Mr. Charles has substantial experience structuring business transactions, negotiating financial and legal deal terms and drafting related documents. He has advised clients on more than 100 mergers and acquisition transactions involving both public and private companies operating in a variety of industries, such as information-technology, defense, energy, e-commerce and aviation services. Prior to joining Rees Broome, PC, Mr. Charles was a partner with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s corporate and securities group. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Johns Hopkins University; and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University.
JON L. FARNSWORTH is a partner at Spencer Fane LLP, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He utilizes his MBA/JD degree to counsel clients, particularly privately-held companies, through complex business transactions, brand protection and technology matters. Mr. Farnsworth uses a common-sense, practical approach to simplify and navigate tricky legal issues. He is a recovering litigator who builds on a wealth of experience, including multiple trials and appeals, to help advise clients about the realities and pitfalls of litigation. He is the former chair of the Technology Law Section at the Minnesota State Bar Association, recipient of the LegalCorps Volunteer of the Year Award, and is consistently recognized by SuperLawyers as a top technology transactional attorney. His clients range from entrepreneurs to established enterprises with international brand recognition. Mr. Farnsworth received his B.A. degree in political science, with honors, and B.A. degree in history, magna cum laude, from Gustavus Adolphus College. He also received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from St. Thomas School of Law and his M.B.A. degree from St. Thomas Opus College of Business.
ROBERT NUTT, MBA, JD is the practitioner at the Law Office of Robert Nutt, where he helps business owners grow companies and create jobs. Mr. Nutt advises clients throughout the organizational lifecycle, proactively addressing contract issues and responding to a wide variety of legal needs. Mr. Nutt enjoys distilling business agreements into plain English. He has an extensive background in management consulting, where he had the privilege of working with Booz Allen & Hamilton, META Group and KPMG. Mr. Nutt has been sworn into the Supreme Court of Virginia, allowing him to practice in all Virginia Courts; as well as, the Supreme Court of the United States, allowing him to practice in all federal courts. Despite competency in litigation, Mr. Nutt strongly believes in keeping his clients out of the courtroom and focused on growing healthy businesses. He earned his B.B.A. degree from James Madison University, his M.B.A. degree from James Madison University and his J.D. degree from Regent University School of Law.
JOHN A. SNOW is a shareholder with Parsons Behle & Latimer. Mr. Snow’s practice consists of general civil litigation, including commercial, professional malpractice, construction, and insurance coverage and defense. He is a member of the Utah State Bar; the Litigation Section of the Utah State Bar; Construction Law Section of the Utah State Bar; the State Bar of Nevada; the American Bar Association; Litigation Section, Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee (Utah State Bar); Model Jury Instruction Committee for the State of Utah (Commercial Transactions Subcommittee); and member of the United States District Court for Utah (Technology Advisory Committee). Mr. Snow has been designated in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of legal malpractice law, commercial litigation and construction law for more than five years. He has been designated in Utah Business magazine’s Utah Legal Elite in the specialties of civil litigation and construction law. He has also been designated as a Super Lawyer in the Mountain States in Super Lawyer Magazine and ranked in Chambers USA. Mr. Snow earned his B.A. degree from Brigham Young University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Arizona State University.
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