Ethics for Transactional Lawyers -Audio Webcast

March 2018
           
Ethics for Transactional Lawyers
 
 
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Program Description
 
Representing a client in a business, commercial or real estate transaction can get ethically complicated very quickly.  There is the question of who you represent.  In a closely held company, with multiple shareholders or members, this can be problematic if the officer or manager from whom you are taking instructions thinks you represent that person and not the entity.  The client may offer you the opportunity to buy into a transaction, which puts your role as lawyer in tension with your role as stakeholder.  There are also substantial ethical issues involved in negotiations, whether the party on the other side of the transaction is represented by legal counsel or not. This program will provide you with a real world guide to the ethics of representing clients in business, commercial, and legal transactions.
- Ethics of representing clients in transactions
- Representation – who is your client? The company’s board or its owners? Do they know that?
- Counter-parties – how do you negotiate on behalf of your client with unrepresented parties?
- Business with clients – can you buy into (or be given) a stake in a client’s business or a transaction?
- Serving on a client’s board of directors – how do you separate your legal role from your fiduciary obligation?
- Negotiations – how do ethics rules limit your flexibility to negotiate?
 
Faculty:
 
Sue C. Friedberg is a partner in the Pittsburg office of Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC.  She is associate general counsel of the firm and responsible for guiding its attorneys in meeting the standards of ethical law practice. She supervises the firm's conflicts of interest review process and new business intake functions, and provides counsel for the firm as a business entity.  Earlier in her career, she focused on corporate finance, securities law, and general business transactions.  Ms. Friedberg earned her B.S., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pittsburg School of law.
 
William Freivogel is the principal of Freivogel Ethics Consulting and is an independent consultant to law firms on ethics and risk management.  He was a trial lawyer for 22 years and has practiced in the areas of legal ethics and lawyer malpractice for more than 25 years.  He is chair of the Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct. He maintains the Web site “Freivogel on Conflicts” at www.freivogelonconflicts.com.  Mr. Freivogel is a graduate of the University of Illinois (Champaign), where he received his B.S. and LL.B
 
 
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Each Audio Webcast has been submitted for 1 (or 2) General CLE Credit(s). Courses with an Ethics Component have been submitted for Ethics Credits accordingly.
 
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Each program will run from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. M.T. (60 minutes each).
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Registration Fees
Non Member $89.00
CBA Member $59.00
CLE ELITE Pass Holders $0.00
  • General Credits: 1.00
  • Ethics Credits: 1.00
Start Date - End Date
March 19, 2018
Start Time - End Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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