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12/9/2016
Advanced Google Search for Lawyers (Webinar)

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The Ethics of Bad Facts: The Duty to Disclose to the Tribunal (Telephone)

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Understanding and Reviewing Franchise Agreements, Part 1 (Telephone)
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Though franchises often seem to clients like vehicles to assured success, they are nonetheless risky ventures. The task for lawyers advising clients about franchises is to counsel them about setting reasonable expectations and help them understand the practical implications of the franchise agreement. This is no easy task because these agreements a complex arrangement of restrictions, fees, operational requirements, intellectual property protections and reporting periods.

10/18/2016
When: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

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MCLE Accreditation
Nebraska Activity #128568, 1.0 hour CLE
***Because these seminars are provided through a third party, NSBA dues-paying members are NOT ABLE to use their 2 free ethics credits for these seminars.***

Though franchises often seem to clients like vehicles to assured success, they are nonetheless risky ventures. The task for lawyers advising clients about franchises is to counsel them about setting reasonable expectations and help them understand the practical implications of the franchise agreement. This is no easy task because these agreements a complex arrangement of restrictions, fees, operational requirements, intellectual property protections and reporting periods. But understanding how these agreements work – and the range of what’s negotiable and what’s not – is essential to client success. This program will provide you with a real world guide to the framework of franchise law, practical due diligence of franchise opportunities, and reviewing and negotiating the most important provisions of franchise agreements.

Day 1 – October 18, 2016:

  • How to read a franchise agreement – spotting key provisions and red flags
  • Phases of franchise review – due diligence, negotiation of agreement, and lease work
  • Setting and counseling clients about realistic franchise expectations
  • Practical guide to reading/understanding a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
  • Framework of franchise law and relationship of federal/FTC regulations to state regulation


H. Michael Drumm is the founder and member of a Drumm Law, LLC in Denver, Colorado, where he has an extensive franchise, trademark and business transactional practice. He works with franchisors across industries nationwide helping them draft, file and renew their franchise Disclosure Documents and franchise agreements. He has a specialty representing craft breweries to help them trademark their brands and protect their intellectual property. He has been repeatedly honored by Franchise Times magazine as a “Legal Eagle” and has been designated by the International Franchise Association as a “Certified Franchise Executive.” Mr. Drumm received his BSBA from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law



To Register:
Cost $89.00

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  • Click on above link
  • 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; sweber@nebar.com

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