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Business Torts: How Transactions Spawn Litigation, Part 1 & Part II (teleseminar)
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This program will provide transactional attorneys a practical framework for understanding the range of torts that may be alleged against them or their clients and discuss real-world defenses and methods to avoid litigation and liability.

12/6/2017 to 12/7/2017
When: 12/06/2017 - 12/07/2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781


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BUSINESS TORTS: HOW TRANSACTIONS SPAWN LITIGATION, PART 1 & PART 2, 2 CLE hours
 

Business, real estate and commercial transactions and negotiations are fraught with potential tort liability for attorneys and their clients.  Whether out of disappointment at losing a deal or as a negotiating tactic or legitimate belief, counter-parties, competitors and third parties can easily allege tortious interference with existing or prospective business relationships.  There is also the risk of breaching the duty of good faith and fair dealing in transactions or misusing proprietary information obtained in negotiations in a failed deal. Recruiting a star employee from a competitor can also give rise to a host of torts that might diminish or eliminate the value of the hire.  This program will provide transactional attorneys a practical framework for understanding the range of torts that may be alleged against them or their clients and discuss real-world defenses and methods to avoid litigation and liability.  

Day 1 – December 6, 2017:

 
Understanding business torts and liability for transactional attorneys 
Intentional interference with an existing contractual relationship – and the “business privilege” of competitors 
Interference with a prospective contract or transaction – what’s an “expectancy”? 
Fraudulent misrepresentations – how does an attorney spot “intent”?
Negligent misrepresentation, including contributory negligence and the economic loss rule


Day 2 –  December 7, 2017:

 

Implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing – what it means for contract negotiations
Contract terms involving discretion v. explicit terms 
Misdeeds by clients in contract negotiations 
Misappropriation of trade secrets disclosed in contract negotiations
Usurpation of business opportunities and the organizational opportunity doctrine
Torts in recruiting and hiring key employees away from competitors

 


Speakers:

Shannon M. Bell is a member with Kelly & Walker, LLC, where she litigates a wide variety of complex business disputes, construction disputes, fiduciary claims, employment issues, and landlord/tenant issues.  Her construction experience extends from contract negotiations to defense of construction claims of owners, HOAs, contractors and tradesmen.  She also represents clients in claims of shareholder and officer liability, piercing the corporate veil, and derivative actions.  She writes and speaks on commercial litigation, employment, discovery and bankruptcy topics.  Ms. Bell earned her B.S. from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from the University of Denver.

 

  

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