This is the outstanding content presented during the first, all virtual, Advanced Business Law Institute in November 2020 as part of the MSBA Legal Excellence Week.
Annual Case Review for Business Lawyers
A thorough review of Maryland state business and commercial cases, as well as relevant and interesting decisions from other jurisdictions.
Timothy Faith, Faith At Law, LLC and Brian Field, Venable
Negotiating and Drafting Indemnification Provisions
Marshall Paul and Swata Gandhi, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP, Jason E. Balog Miles & Stockbridge
What Business Lawyers Should Understand about Valuations
Helpful insights for business lawyers to consider regarding valuation issues both in the context of transactions as well as any subsequent litigation. Will include:
Jeffrey Kinderman, SC&H Group
Current issues under Maryland state and federal law. Lawyers and clients unknowingly stumble into the world of Security regulation. Faculty present a primer on identifying traps for the unwary with Maryland State Securities Regulations and Federal Security Laws. Examples of traps for the unwary include:
Penny Somer-Greif, Baker Donelson and Gregory Lawrence, Lawrence Law, LLC
Negotiating and Drafting Net Working Capital Adjustments and Earnout Provisions
The Buyer and the Seller see Net Working Capital Adjustments differently and what is included and not included can substantially affect the proceeds expected and or received. The same is true about Earnouts. The presenters will look at the nuances in networking capital and earnout provisions and how they might impact the negotiation of the transaction, as well as certain closing and post-closing issues (including potential litigation issues).
Christopher Helmrath, SC&H Group and Matthew Gorra, DLA Piper
Drafting Opinion Letters
A general program on opinion writing including governance and issues which must be considered by business lawyers who do not regularly write opinions, including:
Anne-Therese Bechamps and Hirsh M. Ament, Venable, LLP, Edward J. Levin, Gordon Feinblatt LLC
Letters of Intent
A review of key aspects of negotiating and drafting letters of intent and how they can impact the transaction.
William Goldberg, Lerch, Early & Brewer
Evaluating Franchise Agreements
A panel discussion concerning the major issues involved in buying or selling a franchise business operation.
Jordan Halle, Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP and David Ross, Ross Law Firm LLC