Business Organization More Critical Than Business Operation: Critical Investigations Every Attorney Should Do When Litigating Small Businesses

$95.00

CLE credits earned: 1 GENERAL (or 1 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

When contacted by potential corporate litigation clients, attorneys may often be tempted to assume the client knows and understands the distinct legal nature of different corporate entities (including the client’s own). This CLE will examine the importance of investigating and confirming the company’s corporate structure and how a failure to do so just might lead to trouble both in the litigation and increase the lawyer’s own potential liability.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

• Understanding the different corporate structures, and the rights/obligations that come with each.
• How each corporate structure might open or close off potential causes of action.
• How the failure to follow the appropriate requirements might increase exposure for the client.
• How a lawyer’s failure to fully understand the true nature of the relevant corporate entity might increase a lawyer’s own potential liability.

Date / Time: May 21, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 24 hours after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: May 21, 2020

Phil Mohr is a trial lawyer. Although he will search for creative legal and business solutions for his clients, his more than two decades of trial experience for both publicly traded and privately held companies in state and federal courts throughout the country have taught him that some cases simply have to be tried to verdict.
Representing companies that have both been wronged and accused of wrongdoing, Phil has honed his trial skills in cases involving complex business litigation (including fraudulent transfer and equitable subordination cases in the Delaware bankruptcy courts), commercial torts (including unfair trade practices, fraud and misappropriation of trade secrets), and shareholder derivative suits. Phil has particular experience guiding clients through the North Carolina Business Court and is the author of North Carolina Business Court Report, an online resource in which Phil shares his insights and knowledge of the Court and explains how recent court decisions may impact companies doing business in North Carolina.
Employing a strong work ethic and a comprehensive knowledge of his client’s business and industry—all while keeping legal costs in check—Phil’s clients have achieved successful results at every stage of litigation from verdicts to favorable pre-trial resolutions (when appropriate).

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    Live Video Broadcasts

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Section I. Understanding the different corporate structures, and the rights/obligations that come with each. 2:00-2:15

Section II. How each corporate structure might open or close off potential causes of action.
2:15-2:30

Section III. How the failure to follow the appropriate requirements might increase exposure for the client. 2:30-2:45

Section IV. How a lawyer’s failure to fully understand the true nature of the relevant corporate entity might increase a lawyer’s own potential liability. 2:45-3:00