Business Law Newsletter

March 2012

Register for the Business Law "Lifecycle of a Business" series

Join the Business Law Section Council for a four-part series on the "Life Cycle of a Business." These programs will address the broad spectrum of legal and practical issues confronted by businesses at each stage of development.

Designed for both experienced business lawyers as well as new practitioners, this series will focus on establishing, operating and concluding Massachusetts business entities. Learn about getting your client's business off the ground.

Lifecycle of a Business Part 1: Live program
Forming a Business & Protecting Assets
Wednesday, March 21, 5-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Topics include: Choosing a type of business entity -- pros and cons of various business entities and factors to consider in deciding which type to recommend to your business client; and protecting the product -- Intellectual property basics to help protect the product or service your business client is selling.

Lifecycle of a Business Part 2: Live program
Land Use/Permitting & Business Financing
Wednesday, April 25, 5-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


Topics include: Real property issues including leasing, selling and purchasing commercial property as well as permitting issues for your business clients.

Lifecycle of a Business Part 3: Live program
Employment & Business Litigation Matters
Tuesday, May 15, 5-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Topics include: Preventing and handling employment problems -- drafting employee handbooks, wage claims and independent contractor issues, wrongful termination and discrimination claims, and negotiation severance agreements; and commercial litigation -- traps for the unwary in contracts and business matters.

Lifecycle of a Business Part 4:Live program
Mergers & Acquisitions & Bankruptcy
Wednesday, June 6, 5-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Topics include: Mergers and acquisitions - learn the basics and must-know traps in selling or merging your client's business; and bankruptcy - learn about the options for ending the business, when is bankruptcy appropriate and what other possibilities are available.

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Unable to come to Boston? These programs are available as real-time Webcasts. When registering, participants can choose to attend virtually from a home or office computer. If you choose to attend the programs via real-time Webcast, space is limited. Registrants will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

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