CONTRACT LAW: CREATING, INTERPRETING & LITIGATING CONTRACTS IN MINNESOTA
In-Person Replay Seminar
ITEM #:  2528902003   |   EVENT CODE:  277091    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
STANDARD PRICE
$325.00
DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT, IF APPLICABLE.
This seminar is not currently available for online purchase

SAINT CLOUD

Thursday, October 24, 2019

8:30 AM - 4:10 PM   |   Check-In:  8:15 AM

Rinke Noonan Law Firm

1015 W St Germain St

Saint Cloud, MN 56303

Contract Law: Creating, Interpreting and Litigating Contracts in Minnesota

Expert Analysis of Difficult Issues and the Most Current Law


Essential for Every Litigator and Transactional Attorney
Using real-world scenarios, the latest caselaw, and a wealth of experience, our faculty provides the in-depth analysis you need to improve every aspect of your contract practice. Topics include:

  • Getting Injunctive Relief for Covenants Not To Compete
  • How Contracts Are Dealt with in Bankruptcy
  • The Effect of Choice of Law Clauses
  • When to Apply the Rules of the Uniform Commercial Code
  • Ethical Considerations in Contract Law
  • And much more!

Special Bonus!
All attendees receive, for FREE, a hard copy of Minnesota CLE's Minnesota Contracts Deskbook containing 18 informative chapters on everything from “Elements of a Contract” to “Contracts for Cloud Based Services”!

Schedule times below are for the live seminar. Please refer to DATES & LOCATIONS for individual replay start times.

8:30 – 8:50 a.m.
CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:50 – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction
– Michael C. Flom; Gray Plant Mooty; Minneapolis

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
SCENARIO 1:  Rich Old Grandpa Snazzy
Grandpa Snazzy’s interactions with his relatives, Earl and Earlie, may or may not provide recourse against his estate. This session examines:

  • Elements of a Contract
  • Types of Contracts
  • Statute of Frauds
  • Capacity

– Katie A. Kranz; Eckberg Lammers; Stillwater
– Thomas R. Loonan; Eckberg Lammers; Stillwater
– Arleen A. Nand; Greenberg Traurig; Minneapolis
– Martin S. Fallon, moderator; Maslon; Minneapolis

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
BREAK

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
SCENARIO 2:  The Firm
Navigate the challenges of employment law with Andrews, Baretta & Chao as it requires an attorney to enter into a post-employment covenant not to compete. What effect will recent Minnesota Supreme Court rulings have on the firm’s decision whether to pursue injunctive relief? This session examines:

  • Illegality
  • Formation
  • Assignment and Delegation
  • Conditions and Breach
  • Injunctions and Other Equitable Relief

– Kip R. Peterson; Waycrosse, Inc.; Wayzata
– Kevin S. Sandstrom; Eckberg, Lammers P.C.; Stillwater
– Carrie L. Zochert; Berens Miller, P.A.; Minneapolis
– Martin S. Fallon (moderator)

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Ethical Considerations in Scenarios 1 & 2
0.5 ethics credit applied for
Parties need to be free to contract according to their own best interest. They also need to be free from being obligated unless they specifically intend to be obligated and they understand those obligations. Get practical instruction for balancing these ethical and practical considerations.
– Michael C. Flom

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)

1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
SCENARIO 3:  Marcy Riene, Queen of Cuisine
Marcy Riene, Queen of Cuisine, cooks up a lot of issues with her catering, a defective oven and a bankrupt business. This discussion will cover:

  • Discharge by Accord and Satisfaction
  • Consumer Transactions
  • Bankruptcy

– Karl J. Johnson; Briggs & Morgan, PA; Minneapolis
– Martin S. Fallon

2:30 – 2:40 p.m.
BREAK

2:40 – 3:00 p.m.
Developing a Plan
Thinking the drafting task through in advance and developing a plan for preparing the contract document (or assessing the contract you receive from another party’s attorney) are key components of effective contract writing. “Thinking things through” involves understanding what the parties intend, the context in which the contract will be written and used, and preparing an outline.
– James E.Snoxell; Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.; Maple Gove

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
SCENARIO 4:  The Highly Toxic Agreement
Rosie Glough is the sole proprietor of a small Minnesota business that manufactures a specialty paint with a toxic by-product. Her agreement with a Wisconsin small waste disposal company is the framework for a discussion of:

  • Impossibility or Frustration of Purpose
  • Choice of Law
  • Interpretation and Construction
  • Remedies

– Rachel L. Dougherty; Minnesota Dept. of Administration – State Procurement; Saint Paul
– Eric R. Sherman Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Minneapolis
– Mark E. Utz Wendland Utz, Ltd.; Rochester
– Michael C. Flom (moderator)

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Ethical Considerations in Scenarios 3 & 4
0.5 ethics credit applied for
What if Rosie confides to her attorney that she plans to dump toxic waste at an unauthorized site in Minnesota? This ethical dilemma, and ethical issues commonly involved in bankruptcy cases, form the final discussion for the day.
– Michael C. Flom

IN-PERSON LIVE PRESENTATION
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street & Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

IN-PERSON REPLAYS
Schedule times for replays may differ from those for the live program. Start times are as indicated below. Please register at least one week in advance to secure your copy of the course materials on the day of the seminar.

Minneapolis – 9/9/19 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street and Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center

Brainerd – 10/4/19 (Check-In 9:00; Replay 9:15)
Brainerd Public Library
416 South Fifth Street

Duluth – 10/25/19 (Check-In 8:30; Replay 9:00)
Pier B Resort; 800 West Railroad Street
Pilot House Boardroom

Saint Cloud – 10/24/19 (Check-In 8:15; Replay 8:30)
Rinke Noonan Law Firm
1015 West Saint Germain Street

In-Person Live:  $295 MSBA members / $295 paralegals / $355 standard rate
In-Person Replay:  $265 MSBA members / $265 paralegals / $325 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 standard CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.

All attendees receive, for FREE, a hard copy of Minnesota CLE's Minnesota Contracts Deskbook containing 18 informative chapters on everything from “Elements of a Contract” to “Contracts for Cloud Based Services”!

Can't attend? You may purchase the hard copy of the Minnesota Contracts Deskbook for $159 (plus tax and handling) by calling Minnesota CLE at 651-227-8266 or 800-759-8840. The electronic version (LinkedLaw) may be purchased online for $125 (plus tax).

STANDARD PRICE
$325.00
DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT, IF APPLICABLE.
This seminar is not currently available for online purchase
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