Whether you are a real estate practitioner knee-deep in deal negotiations or a construction attorney scoping out a project, it is important to understand how to tailor AIA industry documents to meet your client needs. Documents B101, A201, and A133 are ubiquitous in the world of construction. However, like many things prepared by an industry committee, one size does not fit all and these documents require your attention and most likely – your amendment. In fact, portions of these documents need revision if your perspective is other than that of an architect. Owners may seek greater protection from missteps and a more exact description of their expectations; construction managers may need flexibility to address the realities of complicated construction projects, as well as assurance of payment. In this program, we will suggest appropriate modifications to portions of these documents, varied based on your party perspective.
The successful sale of assets often hinges on the negotiation and drafting of a properly detailed asset purchase agreement. Whether you are representing the buyer or the seller, you need to be able to pinpoint when your client is taking on too much liability, assess the viability of the transaction, and negotiate and draft an agreement that results in the best possible outcome with the lowest margin of risk.
To make a deal work, it is essential that you take the time to draft the necessary purchase agreement provisions that clearly delineate the assets and liabilities, carve out or weigh in the risks and anticipate post-deal problems, and can avoid disputes or minimize litigation down the road to lead to a faster and more lucrative closing.
As a director of a nonprofit board, you may very likely face tricky ethical issues if also asked to provide pro bono legal services to the organization. Do you know how to resolve a potential ethical conflict between your role as a fiduciary and your role as an attorney?
Whether you are currently serving on a nonprofit board or are considering such service, you must attend this program to learn about the conflicts that can arise and how to resolve them if they do! In addition to offering practice tips and a checklist of what to consider before accepting a position as director, the faculty will also explore how to set the confines of representation and ensure protection of the attorney-client privilege.
More than five decades ago – just after the first national environmental law was passed, ALI CLE and ELI began offering the first national CLE on the subject. Now in our 52nd year, we are still at it: helping lawyers understand the key current environmental law issues that their clients need them to know.
Although we’re staying online again in 2022, you can still get the latest developments in natural resources (air, water, species), climate, chemical, energy, and environmental justice; and what’s happened a year into a new Congress, a more conservative Supreme Court, and under the Biden-Harris administration, as well as what the future holds. Our national faculty will keep you current and alert you to changes in the many facets of environmental law affecting your practice and your clients.