To die without a Will in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Jun 6, 2016 By: Jessica Zaiken

When a person passes away, the family and court system will usually look to that person’s will to determine what to do with the property and possessions that they left behind.

Litigating the Meaning of Contract Language? Consider Retaining an Expert – Part II

Jun 6, 2016 By: Ken Adams

This is part two in a two-part series that explains how to reduce the chances of the confusion that results when a judge or litigator without a grounding in the subject analyzes ostensibly ambiguous contract language.

Litigating the Meaning of Contract Language? Consider Retaining an Expert – Part I

May 31, 2016 By: Ken Adams

(Editor’s Note: This is part one in a two-part series that explains how to reduce the chances of the confusion that results

Private settlements of mass tort cases: The good and the bad

May 24, 2016 By: Paul D. Rheingold

Until recently, mass tort settlements were treated on an analogy to class action settlements. The later envisions a very active role of a supervising judge in approving the terms of the settlement.

Spotting Potential Antitrust Issues Before Finalizing Joint Venture Terms: Part II

May 24, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Before agreements are finalized and commitments are made, companies putting together a joint venture should ask and answer a series of fundamental questions.

Spotting Potential Antitrust Issues Before Finalizing Joint Venture Terms: Part I

May 19, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Before agreements are finalized and commitments are made, companies putting together a joint venture should ask and answer a series of fundamental questions.

The Department of Labor Issues Controversial New Persuader Rule, and its Reach Extends Beyond Just Union Organizing Campaigns

May 18, 2016 By: Kathleen J. Jennings

On March 23, 2016, the Department of Labor released a rule requiring companies to disclose when they seek advice from outside consultants on a variety of matters involving employees.

Creating and maintaining practice tools for effective drafting of engagement letters

May 16, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Generally, the attorney-client relationship is established by express agreement when the client consults with the lawyer regarding a legal problem or need and the lawyer agrees to accept the matter.

Dealing With Records Fundamentals: What Is a Corporate Record?

May 12, 2016 By: Ed Dietel

Lawyer advising his or her corporate client who “asks what constitutes a corporate record?”

Helping Your Clients Raise Equity and Debt Financing

May 6, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Next week the Business Counselor Institute will be presenting two programs on West Legal Ed Center to wrap up its Financing Boot Camp Series.

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