2024 BUSINESS LAW INSTITUTE
Institute
ITEM #:  1046212401   |   EVENT CODE:  505473
MEMBER PRICE
$495.00
STANDARD PRICE
$595.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

MINNEAPOLIS

Monday, May 6, 2024 - Tuesday, May 7, 2024

8:45 AM - 5:00 PM   |   Check-In:  8:15 AM

Minnesota CLE Conference Center

600 Nicollet Mall # 370

3rd Floor, City Center

Minneapolis, MN 55402

2024 Business Law Institute

The Event of the Year for Minnesota Business Attorneys – Essential Updates, Timely Education and a Great Time with Colleagues and Friends!

This year’s Institute will feature important plenary sessions along with many breakouts on different topics for you to design a CLE experience to meet your individual needs and areas of interest. Whether you are new to the Institute in 2024, a returning participant, or a senior business attorney, there will be relevant and timely content for everyone.

  • 6 Updates: Stay up to date with the Annual Business Law Case and Legislative Updates, the Secretary of State Report, along with changes in employment, data privacy and cybersecurity, and corporate headquarters in Minnesota.
  • 2 Sessions on CTA: Learn all about the NEW Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Requirements and have your questions about the Corporate Transparency Act answered.
  • 11 Breakouts Tracks and 30+ Sessions: Tailor your curriculum with the most useful topics for your practice. We have many new sessions along with core topics focusing on Business Basics, Contracts, M&A/Purchase and Sale, Finance, Securities, Tax, LLCs, Closely Held Businesses, In House and Corporate Attorneys and many more!
  • Helpful Written Materials and Resources
  • 13 Total Credits: Earn up to 13 hours of credit while enjoying outstanding education and connecting with colleagues and friends from around the state!
  • 2 Special Credits: Satisfy 1.0 ethics and 1.0 elimination of bias credits.
  • 2 FREE NEW Study Guides: Attendees will receive a copy of the Summary GuideTM to Minnesota’s New Cannabis Laws and the Corporate Transparency Act Legal QuickSheetTM.
  • And So Much More!
Day 1 – Monday, May 6, 2024


8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
2024 Business Law Case Update
– Faris A. Rashid & X. Kevin Zhao


10:00 – 10:10 a.m.
BREAK


10:10 – 11:00 a.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION A

001
Drafting Considerations for Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation and Other Restrictive Covenants

– Christopher A. Amundsen, Katie M. Connolly & Andrew L. Peterson

002
The Current State of the M&A Market

– James M. Frommelt, Joel V. Grebenick & Adam Webb
– Mark D. Williamson (moderator)

003
Nexus/Schmexus: I’m an Employer Just Letting My Employees Work Remotely. Why Are They Trying to Tax Me? Can They Do That?

– Kenneth S. Levinson & Miriam A. Sahouani


11:00 – 11:10 a.m.
BREAK


11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION B

101
Key Considerations for Drafting ADR Agreements – Business and Litigation Perspectives

– Thomas F. Berndt

102
Purchase Price Adjustments – Key Provisions and Common Pitfalls

– Peter C. Magnuson, John D. Potter & Keith P. Radtke

103
7 Essential Tax Issues Every Business Attorney Should Know

– Benjamin A. Wagner


12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK
Lunch provided by Minnesota CLE

12:10 – 12:55 p.m.
LUNCH PRESENTATION
The Future of Law and Business in the Twin Cities – How Law Firms, Offices, Retail, Restaurants, Hotels, and Entertainment Venues Are Transforming After the Pandemic

– Charles E. Caturia, Jake Vernon & Jonathan Weinhagen
– Justin P. Weinberg (moderator)


1:00 – 1:50 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION C

201
Securities Compliance for Start-Ups and Small Businesses

– J. Patrick Plunkett

202
Using Earnouts and Rollover Equity to Get the M&A Deal Done

– Zachary J. Crain & Kaitlin F. Eisler (Katie)

203
Planning the Exit: Succession in the Family-Held Business

– Michael P. Sampson


1:50 – 2:00 p.m.
BREAK


2:00 – 2:50 p .m.
BREAKOUT SESSION D

301
Financing Your Small Business in the Current Economic Climate of Higher Interest Rates

– Zachary J. Robins

302
Choice of Entity and Business Formation – Governing Laws, Structures and Key Governance Issues

– Wynne C. S. Reece

303
Drafting the LLC Operating Agreement

– Peter J. McElligott & Allison M. Plunkett


2:50 – 3:00 p.m.
BREAK


3:00 – 3:50 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION E

401
Federal Securities Laws: The Latest Developments

– Liz M. Dunshee & Amy C. Seidel

402
IP for the Business Lawyer – Identifying and Protecting Your Client’s Intellectual Property

– James L. Young

403
Using LLCs to Own and Operate Real Estate (Including Liability and Tax Issues)

– Allison M. Plunkett & J. Patrick Plunkett


3:50 – 4:00 p.m.
BREAK


4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION F

501
Putting Securities Law Updates into Action:  A Fresh Look at Company Disclosures and Policies

– David H. Sampsell, Amy L. Schneider & Nicole H. Strydom
– Liz M. Dunshee & Amy C. Seidel (moderators)

502
Your Client Is Being Sued – So What Now? A Step-by-Step Approach to Handling Business Litigation

– Thomas J. Radio

503
Ethics: Conflicts of Interest in Representing Closely-Held Businesses

1.0 ethics credit applied for
– Aram V. Desteian & Casey D. Marshall


5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The Annual Institute Reception and Special Celebration!
Join your friends and colleagues for tasty refreshments, plus in-person conversation and networking! And, join us for a Special Retirement Celebration of Bibi Black!



Day 2 – Tuesday, May 7, 2024


8:05 – 8:35 a.m.
CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


8:35 – 8:55 a.m.
ANNUAL MSBA BUSINESS LAW SECTION MEETING


8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION


9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
2024 Secretary of State Report
– Secretary Steve Simon


9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
2024 Business Law Legislative Update
– Bibi Black & Kimberly A. Lowe


10:00 – 10:10 a.m.
BREAK


10:10 – 11:00 a.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION G

601/701
Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting (BOI) and the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) – What Lawyers Need to Do & Open Forum for Q&As

– Bibi Black, Alex Frescoln & Kimberly A. Lowe

602
How In-House Counsel (And All Business Lawyers) Can Enhance Their Practices with AI Now

– Mark D. Stignani

603
M&A Tax Due Diligence Core Concepts

– Libby McAllen & Sunil Taneja


11:00 – 11:10 a.m.
BREAK


11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION H

601/701  (continued)
Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting (BOI) and the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) – What Lawyers Need to Do & Open Forum for Q&As
– Bibi Black, Alex Frescoln & Kimberly A. Lowe

702
How to Advise Boards When Working with Financially Distressed Vendors, Customers and Clients

– Steven R. Kinsella

703
FCPA & ESG Due Diligence: Keeping in Mind Potential Corruption Risks and Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues

– Michael Duran, Emily Faber-Densley & Marci Winga Fabrega
– Erich O. Grosz (moderator)


12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK (on your own)


1:00 – 1:50 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION I

801
HQ Update – The Ways in Which Professional Talent Drives (and Constrains) Minnesota's Headquarters Economy

– Myles Shaver

802
10 Things General Counsel Want Their Outside Lawyers to Know

– Neil P. Ayotte, Kathy Bray & Spiwe L. Jefferson
– Miguel Alexander Pozo (moderator)

803
Top 5 Issues in Advising the Ongoing Private Business

– Jennie A. Clarke, Bradley J. Schmidt & Nathan R. Snyder


1:50 – 2:00 p.m.
BREAK


2:00 – 2:50 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION J

901
Minnesota Employment Law Update

– Tracey Holmes Donesky & Kelly Maxwell

902
Drafting to Avoid Ambiguity in Contracts – Kind of, Maybe, Sort of

– Rachel L. Dougherty

903
Key Issues to Address When Advising Online Businesses

– Rachel E. Soffer


2:50 – 3:00 p.m.
BREAK


3:00 – 3:50 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION K

1001
Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Legal Update

– Brad Hammer & Carissa Maher

1002
The 4 Most Important Ways to Minimize Risk in a Commercial Contract – Indemnification, Limitation of Liability, Insurance and Waivers (with Sample Language)

– Bryan C. Keane & Damon E. Schramm

1003
10 Things Budding Minnesota Cannabis Business Owners Need to Know – Strategic Planning, Financial Management, Marketing Strategies and More!

– Leili Fatehi


3:50 – 4:00 p.m.
BREAK


4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Elimination of Bias: Understanding the Needs of and Working with Disabled Clients and Disabled Attorneys
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
– William D. Goren

LIVE IN-PERSON
Monday & Tuesday, May 6-7, 2024
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street & Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

ONLINE REPLAY
Thursday & Friday, May 30-31, 2024
Attend online
Online replay includes all plenary and breakout sessions. A moderator will be available to answer questions by email.

$495 MSBA members / $495 paralegals / $595 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 13.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit for session #503 and 1.0 elimination of bias credit for the Day 2 afternoon plenary. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 13.0 credits.

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