2020 Annual Business Law Institute Out of Stock


Co-sponsored by the Business and Taxation Law Sections of the Colorado Bar Association




Online registration will close at 5pm MT on Friday, September 4th. After this time, you will need to call our offices to register for the live conference.
Co-sponsored by the Business and Taxation Law Sections of the Colorado Bar Association
Fully virtual, join us from wherever you are for four mornings of presentations on topics of interest to all business lawyers. Put on your most comfortable clothes, grab your coffee, click on your device, and tune into live remote webcasts covering common, critical, and current issues you must know how to handle. Get advice from a prolific entrepreneur on what your clients are looking for from you. Hear how it is more important than ever for you and your clients to double down on your diversity and inclusivity efforts. Some of your favorites are on the agenda, too, such as what you do that litigators love, and esteemed economic forecaster, Dr. Richard Wobbekind, on recovering from Covid-19.  Seatbelts are recommended as Dr. Wobbekind unravels this year’s economic whirlwind and considers the big questions.    
This year’s Business Law Institute has never been more affordable and accessible. Take advantage of this convenient and pertinent 2020 Institute arising out of our challenging and unprecedented Covid-19 times.       
Convenient live remote morning webcasts cover common, critical and current issues of interest to all business lawyers.
Curated agenda includes data privacy, choice of entity, employee ownership, legislative, case law and secretary of state updates, start up and in-house counsel issues, Covid-19 impacts, diversity and inclusiveness, and litigators’ perspectives
Faculty includes distinguished and knowledgeable practitioners, a prolific entrepreneur, esteemed litigators and a nationally recognized economic forecaster.



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Virtual Check in; Visit Your Sponsors
Introductions and Welcome
Extended by Matthew T. Faga, Esq., Markus Williams Young & Hunsicker LLC, and Chair, Executive Council, Business Law Section, Colorado Bar Association
9:00 – 10:15am
Data Privacy, Cybersecurity, Technology, Ethics and Business Lawyers [0.5 Ethics Credit]
- Security issues and challenges
- How to keep client data private
- Client confidentiality and ethics
Nancy Cohen, Esq., Cohen|Black Law
Louie Gratz, Founder/CEO, Entice Technology, Inc., Denver  
Steven M. Kaufmann, Esq., Deputy Attorney General for Consumer Protection, State of Colorado Department of Law
Aloke S. Chakravarty, Esq., Snell & Wilmer
Moderated by Camila Tobón, Esq., Davis Graham & Stubbs
On-line Chat Break
10:20 – 11:20am
Choice of Entity When Forming a Business
Presented by Amy Fliam, Esq., Burns Figa & Will
On-line Chat Break   
11:25am – 12:25pm
Converting to employee-owned may be a good choice in today’s business climate.  
Learn from a member of the Governor’s Commission on Employee Ownership how you can:
- Support baby boomer-owned businesses to develop succession or transition plans
- Support currently distressed businesses
- Use business models that prioritize workers and workplace engagement
- Build equity and income security for marginalized communities and communities of color
- Build more resilient business models
- Use alternatives to traditional exits to private equity, acquirers, family members, or IPO.
Presented by Jason Wiener, Esq., Wiener | PC, a public benefit corporation, and Member, Colorado Commission on Employee Ownership
See You Wednesday - Visit Your Sponsors!
Virtual Check-in; Visit Your Sponsors
Welcome Back!
Extended by Stephanie Block-Guedez, Esq., Davis Graham & Stubbs,  and
Secretary, Executive Council, Colorado Bar Association Business Law Section  
9:00 - 10:00am
Essential Updates for the Business Lawyer
Legislative Update - Victoria L. Bantz, Esq. Burns Figa & Will    
Case Law Update – Trevor Crow, Esq., Crow Legal LLC
Colorado Secretary of State Update – Carla Hoke, Esq., Legal Analyst, Business and Licensing Division, Colorado Secretary of State’s Office
On-line Chat Break
Dead on Arrival: Avoiding Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your Client’s Startup
Presented by Jack A. Donenfeld, Esq., Donenfeld Law, A Legal Professional Association, and Co-Founder and General Counsel, Boomtown Accelerators, Boulder, CO
On-line Chat Break
11:10am – 12:10pm
Advising Your Business Clients Through Covid-19 Issues
Top Employer Concerns Related to Reentry
Presented by Brett C. Painter, Esq., Davis Graham & Stubbs  
Exculpatory Provisions, Including Force Majeure, Impossibility, Impracticality, Frustration of Purpose, and other Hot Button Contractual Issues
Presented by Brad Hamilton, Esq., Jones & Keller
Insurance Coverage or Not
Presented by Damian J. Arguello, Esq., Colorado Insurance Law Center
See You Thursday - Visit Your Sponsors!
Virtual Check-in; Visit Your Sponsors
Welcome Back!
Extended by Mark A. Larson, Esq., Larson Law LLC, and Vice Chair, Executive Council, Colorado Bar Association Business Law Section and Jessica Brown, Esq., Gibson Dunn, Denver, CO, and President, Colorado Bar Association
What Business Lawyers Do That Litigators Love
Kenzo Kawanabe, Esq., Davis Graham & Stubbs
Heather Perkins, Esq., Faegre Drinker
Larry Pozner, Esq., LS Pozner PLLC
Lucas T. Ritchie, Esq., Moye White LLP
On-line Chat Break
10:20- 11:20am
Recession Calls for You and Your Business Clients to Double Down on Diversity
Presented by Caren Ulrich Stacy, CEO and Founder, Diversity Lab and James J. Sandman, Esq., former Managing Partner, Arnold & Porter, President, Legal Services Corporation, General Counsel, District of Columbia Public Schools  
On-line Chat Break
11:25am 12:25pm
Featured Presentation
An Economic Discussion of the COVID 19 Economic Recovery in the Years Ahead
As Executive Director of the Business Research Division, nationally recognized Dr. Wobbekind develops an annual consensus forecast of the Colorado economy, which he has done since 1988. The Business Research Division also produces a quarterly Leeds Business Confidence Index for Colorado and a quarterly new business formation and economic indicators report in conjunction with the Colorado Secretary of State. Additionally, he performs various strategic analyses and economic impact assessments of the Colorado economy.
Presented by Dr. Richard L. Wobbekind, Associate Dean for Business and Government Relations and Senior Economist, and Faculty Director of the Business Research Division, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado
See You Friday - Visit Your Sponsors!
Virtual Check-in; Visit Your Sponsors
Welcome Back!  
Presented by Holly Shilliday, Esq., McCarthy & Holthus, LLP, and Treasurer, Executive Council, Colorado Bar Association Business Law Section  
Going In-House: Lawyers as Business Leaders
- The differences and challenges of transitioning to in-house from a law firm
- The various legal and non-legal roles of in-house counsel
- How inside and outside counsel can work together best
- Working with various stakeholder groups (C-Suite, Board, employees, and shareholders)
- Opportunities for lawyers to lead business initiatives inside a corporation
Laura Alms, Esq., Network Counsel, Verizon
Lucky Vidmar, Esq, Associate General Counsel, Head of IP Litigation, Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs (CELA), Microsoft, Redmond, WA
Brent R. Wadman, Esq., Partner, Messner Reeves LLP
Moderated by Alex Fader, Esq., Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Salt Blockchain, Inc.
On-line Chat Break; Visit Your Sponsors!
Businesses, the Cares Act and Other Relief Legislation
Presented by John W. Kellogg, Esq., Moye White LLP
On-line Chat
Advice to Attorneys from a Startup Founder, Entrepreneur and CEO
Howard Mann is the founder of Alternate Health and the Co-Founder of DC Netcast Media Group Inc. Making a name for himself in online business and technology, Mr.Mann has developed numerous annuity-based membership platforms, social networks, television and video production, animation and merchandising, branding and direct marketing projects. He is a keen investor and developer of entertainment and media assets, having launched innovative projects ranging from social media and gaming to developing, licensing and syndicating various pay-per-view programs and DVD, magazine and related multi-media properties. As a pioneer in the online gambling industry, Howard operated, managed and divested an early stage software and licensing firm that grew to a tremendous success internationally. Mr. Mann is the former Director of New Business Development for World Gaming PLC, and the former Director of Product Development and Marketing for PlayStar PLC. Howard has also made numerous appearances as a commenter and correspondent on a variety of news media programs.
Presented by Howard W. Mann, CEO and Founder, Alternate Health, and Co-Founder, DC Netcast Media Group, Inc.
With Host William S. Wenzel, Esq., Red Road Legal, PC
12 Noon
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