2021 BUSINESS LAW INSTITUTE
Live Webcast Seminar
ITEM #:  2035902101   |   EVENT CODE:  PENDING    |   CREDIT STATUS:  PENDING
MEMBER PRICE
$495.00
STANDARD PRICE
$595.00
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.

ONLINE

Monday, May 3, 2021 - Tuesday, May 4, 2021

8:55 AM - 4:30 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.

2021 Business Law Institute

A Comprehensive Update for Business Law Attorneys

Important Updates
The Business Law Institute is the best way to make sure you are up-to-date on new cases, legislation and regulations impacting your business clients. Among the developments this year is the new Corporate Transparency Act that requires disclosures to be made by most small businesses – or face heavy fines. And don’t miss the popular case update, the anticipated developments coming from federal legislation and the Biden administration, and the survey data from the Minnesota Secretary of State.

30+ Seminar Sessions
The Institute features more than 2 dozen helpful sessions – and this year you are able to watch or re-watch all sessions from the Institute throughout the next year. Check out the schedule to see the topics of greatest interest to you.

Emphasis on Business Purchase and Sale and Important Contract Drafting Matters
The Institute features a wide array of topics but also pays special attention to two key business attorney tasks – the purchase or sale of a business and business contract drafting. Check out our great lineup of topics at this year’s program.

Cross-Over Topics for the Business Attorney
This year we’ve included what we call “cross-over” topics – important matters beyond pure business law – but important for the business attorney to know. This year’s topics include employment law for the business attorney, bankruptcy for the business attorney, intellectual property for the business attorney and more.

BONUS BENEFIT – The New Minnesota Business Forms Deskbook and eFormbook – Free for All Attendees at the Institute!
As a special bonus, our just-published Minnesota Business Forms Deskbook and eFormbook – with 500+ pages of forms and explanations – will be mailed to all conference attendees after the Institute.

Day 1 – Monday, May 3, 2021


8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE


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


9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
PLENARY SESSIONS

2021 Business Law Case Update
– Faris A. Rashid & X. Kevin Zhao

New Corporate Transparency Act – Reporting Requirements for Small Businesses (And Penalties for Non-Compliance)
– Lisa Holter Ankel & Bibi Black

2021 Business and Economic Outlook
– Cody J. Lindman & Madeline M. Strachota


11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
BREAK


11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION A

101
Purchase & Sale of a Business – Key Pre-Deal Matters: Letters of Intent, Non-Disclosure Agreements and Due Diligence

– Rochelle L. Hauser & Sarvesh Desai

102
The Employment Law That Business Attorneys Need to Know – Reviewing Key Areas

– Melissa Raphan & Trevor Brown

103
Evaluating Risk in Purchase and Sale of Goods and Services Contracts – What’s Worth the Fight?

– Heather L. Marx & Kristi Adair Zentner


12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION B

201
Purchase & Sale of a Business – The Purchase Agreement: Purchase Price Adjustments, Price Allocations, Earn Outs, and Tax Implications

– Jonathan L.H. Nygren & Kate Sherburne

202
Do You Know About the Tax? Understanding the Tax Implications and Benefits for Selecting Business Entities

– Kathleen E. (Splett) Pfutzenreuter & Benjamin A. Wagner

203
The Fiduciary Duty of Shareholders, Members, Partners to One Another and to the Entity

– Allison M. Plunkett & J. Patrick Plunkett


2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
BREAK


2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION C

301
Purchase & Sale of a Business – The Purchase Agreement: Reps & Warranties, Indemnity, and Limitation of Liability

– Mark D. Williamson

302
Best Tips for Drafting Buy-Sell Agreements for LLCs, Corporations or Partnerships

– Donald C. Willeke

303
Understanding Financial Matters – Valuing the Closely Held Business

– Cody J. Lindman & Madeline M. Strachota 


3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
BREAK


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION D

401
Too Close for Comfort: Conflicts of Interest in Representing Closely-Held Entities

1.0 ethics credit applied for
–  Eric T. Cooperstein

402
The Business Attorney's Guide to Non-Competes and Non-Solicitation Agreements – How to Represent Either Side

– Hal J. Spott

403
IP for the Business Lawyer – Identifying and Protecting Your Client’s Intellectual Property

– James L. Young


Day 2 – Tuesday, May 4, 2021


8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
JOIN ONLINE


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


9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
MSBA BUSINESS LAW SECTION ANNUAL MEETING


9:15 – 11:00 a.m.
PLENARY SESSIONS

The Top 10 Canons of  Contract Interpretation – Neglect Them at Your Own Peril
– Zachary J. Crain & Pharaoh J. Lewis

The Minnesota Secretary of State Report – Results of the Business Survey, Current Data and More
– Secretary of State Steve Simon 

The Biden Administration, Federal Developments, Stimulus Funding and More
– Ilisa Halpern Paul

The New Minnesota Business Law Deskbook and eFormbook
– J. Patrick Plunkett


11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
BREAK


11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION E

501
Planning the Exit – Estate and Succession Planning for the Business Owner

– Wade R. Wacholz

502
Reviewing a Commercial Lease – Taking Out the “Poison Pills”

– Justin P. Weinberg

503
Bankruptcy Options for Struggling Businesses: An Overview of Chapters 7, 11, and Subchapter V of the Bankruptcy Code from a Company’s Perspective

– Kesha L. Tanabe


12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION F

601
Drafting Service Agreements – Including Sample Contract Language

– James E. Snoxell 

602
Delaware Update and When to Form Under Delaware Law

– Michael D. Allen

603
Understanding Financial Matters – Reading Balance Sheets and Income Statements

– Kay A. Biga


2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
BREAK


2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION G

701
Purchase and Sale of a Business – Getting the Real Estate Matters Right

– Thomas L. Bray

702
A Primer on Representing Architects, Accountants, Lawyers, Medical Professionals and Others Under the Minnesota Professional Firms Act – the Essentials You Must Know

– Paul M. Floyd

703
Top Ten Issues for Businesses to Consider When Contracting for Information Technology

– Michael R. Cohen


3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
BREAK


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION H

801
Elimination of Bias: Interrupting Bias While Surviving and Thriving in Challenging Times

1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
– Joan Bibelhausen & Robert Schuneman

802
10 Tips for Better Remote Practice from Home or Anywhere

– Patrick M. Spott

LIVE WEBCAST
Monday-Tuesday, May 3-4, 2021
Attend online

REPLAYS
There are no replays.

$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 11.5 CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit for session #401 and 1.0 elimination of bias credit for session #801. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 11.5 credits.

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MEMBER PRICE
$495.00
STANDARD PRICE
$595.00
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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