SHAREHOLDER DISPUTES IN CLOSELY-HELD BUSINESSES – PREVENTING, MANAGING AND RESOLVING
Live Webcast Seminar
ITEM #:  2034762101   |   EVENT CODE:  339233    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
MEMBER PRICE
$195.00
STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

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Monday, January 25, 2021

9:00 AM - 4:25 PM

LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

Shareholder Disputes in Closely-Held Businesses

Preventing, Managing and Resolving


Learn key developments, insights and strategies for resolving disputes!
Join both transactional attorneys and litigators as they present a definitive review, discuss substantial developments, and offer practical tips for preventing, managing and resolving shareholder disputes.

Highlights include: 

  • 5 ways to minimize shareholder disputes from the beginning
  • 7 creative solutions to shareholder conflicts 
  • "business divorce" cases everyone should know
  • 9 key strategies for litigating shareholder disputes
  • And much, much more!

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
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9:00 – 9:15 a.m. 
Welcome and Introduction
– Janel M. Dressen & Terri Krivosha


9:15 – 10:05 a.m.
5 Ways to Minimize Shareholder Disputes from the Beginning
Learn how transactional attorneys can help business owners plan and prevent future disputes on the front end.
– Allison M. Plunkett & J. Patrick Plunkett


10:05 – 10:10 a.m.
BREAK


10:10 – 11:10 a.m.
Dissecting the Terms of a “Business Divorce” and Negotiating the Deal
Explore the basics of “business divorce” agreements and how they can be a catalyst to protect clients from future catastrophic situations. Then, learn strategies for negotiating a “business divorce” agreement by observing a transactional lawyer and litigator negotiate a settlement.
– Terri Krivosha & Jennifer M. Robbins


11:10 – 11:20 a.m.
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11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
7 Creative Solutions to Shareholder Conflicts
In addition to litigation, this session will discuss other ways in which shareholder disputes can be resolved, such as mediation and arbitration. Join our esteemed panel as they provide helpful and practical advice for resolving disputes.
– Senior Judge Ivy S. Bernhardson, Judge Richard B. Solum (ret.) & Judge Edward T. Wahl
– Terri Krivosha (moderator)


12:20 – 12:50 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


12:50 – 1:35 p.m.
6 “Business Divorce” Cases Everyone Should Know
Two of the trial lawyers for the plaintiff in the Lunds case will provide “from the trenches” learnings from high-profile shareholder dispute cases in Minnesota. Learn key takeaways and practical tips from the Lunds case and other significant cases that you cannot afford to miss. 
– Shannon M. Awsumb  & Janel M. Dressen


1:35 – 1:40 p.m.
BREAK


1:40 – 2:25 p.m.
9 Key Strategies for Litigating Shareholder Disputes
Whether you want to litigate a shareholder dispute or just keep your clients out of hot water, as a business advisor, learn the essentials – nine key strategies to effectively litigate shareholder disputes. Join Rich Ostlund, experienced business litigator, and colleague Peter McElligott as they provide case assessment and strategic insights from many years of practice managing shareholder disputes across a broad spectrum of cases and clients. Learn how to advise clients, and how to either avoid escalation of these disputes or how to succeed in litigation when that is inevitable.
– Peter J. McElligott & Richard T. Ostlund


2:25 – 2:35 p.m.
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2:35 – 3:20 p.m.
Business Valuation for Shareholder Disputes
In this program, seasoned valuation experts Rick Berning and John Heidebrecht will teach lawyers the basics of how to approach valuing a business for shareholder disputes and shareholder oppression matters for the IRS, for a Buyer and for a minority shareholder. This presentation will assist any attorney dealing with corporate valuations for shareholder disputes by giving them a foundation in the valuation techniques, relevant case law and best practices for valuing businesses.
– Richard C. Berning & John H. Heidebrecht


3:20 – 3:25 p.m.
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3:25 – 4:25 p.m.
Ethics: Who Do I Represent? The Close Corporation Attorney-Client Privilege Trap
1.0 ethics credit applied for
Privilege challenges continue to arise in shareholder disputes where an attorney represents both the corporation and its majority shareholders. Learn the troubled legacy of Evans v. Blesi and the Minnesota Courts, and how this case continues to present a trap to closely-held corporations and their counsel.
– Aram V. Desteian & Casey D. Marshall

LIVE WEBCAST
Monday, January 25, 2021
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$195 MSBA members / $195 paralegals / $245 standard rate

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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 6.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.

MEMBER PRICE
$195.00
STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

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