ADVANCED CONTRACT ISSUES FOR IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
Live Simulcast Seminar
ITEM #:  2139242201   |   EVENT CODE:  425136    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
MEMBER PRICE
$245.00
STANDARD PRICE
$295.00
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 simulcast at no charge.

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Friday, December 17, 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 simulcast at no charge.

Advanced Contract Issues for In-House Counsel

A next-level contracts course that features an impressive faculty roster of experienced in-house counsel and private practitioners – with a team-teaching approach that leverages diverse practice experience and perspectives!

With advanced, practical guidance on –

  • Contractual Risk Transfer – Indemnity, Purchase of Insurance, Limitations of Liability
  • Indications of Interest, Letters of Intent, and Term Sheets 
  • Exclusivity, Most Favored Nations, and Other Antitrust Issues in Contracts
  • Key Considerations in Contracting with Government Entities
  • When a Contract Goes Bad, But Both Parties Still Need Each Other
  • PLUS – 3 Fast-Paced “10 Tips” Sessions on Negotiation Strategy, Ethics, and Boilerplate!

8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
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8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction
– Daniel D. Santos, Course Chair


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Contractual Risk Transfer – Indemnity, Purchase of Insurance, Limitations of Liability
This session discusses risk transfer in the context of a commercial transaction and is intended to assist in-house counsel with some of the issues that should be considered when addressing risk transfer in this context. This session addresses:

  • Risk transfer through the use of indemnity and/or hold harmless provisions, focusing on the wording of such provisions and under what conditions indemnity obligations may be triggered; 
  • The process of insuring defense and indemnity obligations through insurance requirements or the use of Additional Insured endorsements, and the rewards and benefits of risk transfer through the use of such endorsements; and 
  • Limitation of liability provisions. 

– Skip Durocher & Katie Pfeifer


10:00 – 10:20 a.m.
10 LEGAL PRACTICE TIPS
Contract Negotiation Strategy
– Robert H. Jordan & Pamela L. Stewart


10:20 – 10:30 a.m.
BREAK


10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Indications of Interest, Letters of Intent, and Term Sheets – Practical Advice for M&A and Other Deal Contexts
Topics include: 

  • Advantages and disadvantages of indications of interest, letters of intent, and term sheets;
  • Their strategic use;
  • Essential provisions;
  • When and whether they should be signed;
  • And more.

– Lance T. Bonner & Jonathan L.H. Nygren


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
10 LEGAL PRACTICE TIPS
Ethical Considerations in Contract Drafting and Negotiation
0.5 ethics credit applied for
A real-world look at contract drafting and negotiation scenarios that generate legal ethics issues…and how to anticipate and handle them effectively and ethically.
– Debra L. Hovland & Susan M. Humiston


12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


12:50 – 1:50 p.m.
Exclusivity, Most Favored Nations, and Other Antitrust Issues in Contracts
How do you spot antitrust issues in contract negotiations, evaluate antitrust risks, and achieve the client’s business goals without unacceptable risk? And how do antitrust issues affect the negotiation of contracts, especially when one party has leverage over the other?
– Richard G. Erstad & Peter J. Schwingler


1:50 – 2:10 p.m.
10 LEGAL PRACTICE TIPS
Boilerplate Provisions That Deserve Your Attention – Including Force Majeure Clauses
– Robert D. Tyler


2:10 – 2:20 p.m.
BREAK


2:20 – 3:20 p.m.
Key Considerations in Contracting with Government Entities
What are the additional compliance obligations when contracting with local, state, and federal government entities as compared to contracting with private-sector entities? Who at your client needs to know that the work being done is for a government contract (to make sure those compliance obligations are known and met)? What are the typical steps and timeline from RFP to end of project?
– Santo Cruz & Alex Hontos


3:20 – 3:30 p.m.
BREAK


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
When a Contract Goes Bad, But Both Parties Still Need Each Other
Experienced practitioners discuss a common, tricky situation – how to move forward when a contractual relationship is on the rocks, but the parties still need to work together for the foreseeable future. How might a party negotiate its way to better – or at least acceptable – terms including when it’s the party with less leverage? How do you wind up a contract over mission critical services/products?
– Kathy Bray, Marlon D. Cush & Jessie Stomski Seim
– Daniel D. Santos (moderator)

LIVE SIMULCAST
Friday, December 17, 2021
Attend online

$245 MSBA members / $245 paralegals / $295 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 6.0 CLE credits, including 0.5 ethics credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.

MEMBER PRICE
$245.00
STANDARD PRICE
$295.00
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 simulcast at no charge.

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