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Director and Officer Fiduciary Duties & Liability (Telephone)
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The landscape of estate and trust planning for unmarried couples – whether of the same or opposite sex – and same-sex couples has been remade after the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Obergefell finding a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Estate plans presently in place for same-sex couples who now marry may make little sense and have adverse tax and practical consequences.

When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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MCLE Accreditation
Nebraska Activity #122031, 1.0 hour CLE

The decisions of directors and officers of private companies are closely scrutinized. The shareholder or owner base is smaller in private companies and the decisions directors and officers make are often more impactful on the fortunes of its owners.  Both classes of agents – directors and officers – are subject to a range of fiduciary duties, some of which may be heightened or even diminished by agreement. Duties of care and loyalty, and the corporate/organizational opportunity doctrine, can be the basis of litigation when shareholders or members of an organization dispute the business of financial decisions of directors and officers.  Understanding the scope of these duties and how they may be modified are essential for effective management and the entity’s success. This program will provide you with a practical guide to the fiduciary duties of private company directors and officers, how they apply across business entities and transactions, and how these duties can be modified.

  • Fiduciary duties of directors and officers of private companies – C Corps, S Corps and LLCs
  • Duties imposed by law, the company’s founding documents, or particular transactional circumstance
  • Duty of care, duty of loyalty, and the corporate/organizational opportunity doctrine
  • What duties can be waived or modified under law – and which cannot?
  • Conflicts of business interests, resolution, and drafting modifications
  • Special issues involving minority-interest stakes in closely held companies
  • Indemnification and other sources of liability limitation for officers and directors

Thomas W. France is a partner in the Tysons Corner, Virginia office of Venable, LLP, where his practice focuses on corporate transactions, securities law, financial and banking regulatory matters.  He has substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of equity and debt, franchise transactions, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations.  Mr. France received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Oregon State University and his J.D., cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law.

To Register:Cost $89.00

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  • Click “Login to add to cart” button at the bottom of the program page
  • This will take you to the log in page, FIRST time users will need to create a user name and password that is separate and distinct from any information you may have used for the Nebraska State Bar website
  • Please be sure to use the attorney name and contact information of the person who is to receive the CLE credit
  • Once completed click “Update & Proceed to Payment”
  • The final step is to click “Submit Payment”
  • At this point you will receive an email confirmation of the purchase
  • The day before the Program you will receive the dial in information and program materials
  • We will submit the program participation information to the Nebraska State Bar Association within 48 hours of the program completion

If you need additional information on your CLE credits please contact:
Sara Weber, Nebraska State Bar Association
(402) 475-7091 ext # 131;

Nebraska State Bar Association, 635 S. 14th St., Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 475-7091; Toll Free (800) 927-0117; FAX (402) 475-7098