Business Torts: How Transactions Spawn Litigation Part 2 (Telephone)
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This program will provide transactional attorneys with a practical guide to common business torts discuss how they arise in the life cycle of a transaction or in employment explain key elements of each tort and provide best practices for shielding your clients form liability or asserting their rights.

12/7/2017
When: Thursday, December 7, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

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MCLE Accreditation
Nebraska Activity #150030, 1.0 hours CLE (Distance Learning)

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 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
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.

To Register:Cost $89.00

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If you need additional information on your CLE credits please contact:
Amy Prenda, Nebraska State Bar Association
(402) 475-7091 ext # 131; aprenda@nebar.com