2022 Business Law Institute Out of Stock


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




Join fellow business attorneys for two days of education and networking, in person in Downtown Denver or online  . Learn about legislation that passed in 2022, and important changes coming for your business practice in 2023. Enjoy breakouts on litigation, bankruptcy, and succession planning for business attorneys. Professor Richard Wobbekind will be back to present on the state of Colorado’s economy. And for the first time since 2019, we’ll honor a legend with the Cathy Stricklin Krendl Business Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award.
- UCC changes coming in 2023
- Drafting business documents dealing with cyber assets
- Ethics and EDI credits
Home studies will be available approximately 2-3 weeks following the live program.
For your own safety, the safety of others, and in an effort to provide everyone with the most rewarding in-person meeting and event experiences possible, we request that you attend this event only if you have been fully vaccinated. Mask wearing is up to personal preference and comfort level. Masks may be required in some clinic settings. Please be cognizant and understanding of others’ preferences and courteous to all attendees.
Depending on CDC and/or state or local health guidelines, a rise in COVID-19 cases, or other circumstances that may threaten the well-being of our attendees, CBA-CLE reserves the right to convert to a fully virtual event.
If disability accommodations or special assistance are needed, please contact us at clereception@cobar.org. Requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the scheduled program.
The program will be submitted for CLE accreditation in Colorado. If you need to seek accreditation in another state, please review the process and requirements for that individual state. CBA-CLE staff can provide a Uniform Certificate of Attendance, and it is the attendee’s responsibility to complete the accreditation outside of Colorado.
Thursday, September 8, 2022
8:30 – 9:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:05 am
Opening Remarks
Extended by Ben Skeen, Esq., Program Attorney, CBA-CLE, and Lucas T. Ritchie, Esq. Moye White, LLP, Executive Counsel Chair, Business Law Section, Colorado Bar Association(Pre-recorded remarks)
9:05 – 9:55 am
Essential Updates for the Business Lawyer
- Legislative Update
Presented by Tyler Mounsey, Director of Legislative Affairs, Colorado Bar Association
- Case Law Update
Presented by Trevor Crow, Esq., Doida Crow Legal LLC
- Colorado Secretary of State Update
Presented by Carla Hoke, Esq., Legal Analyst, Business and Licensing Division, Colorado Secretary of State’s Office
9:55 – 10:45 am
The Duty of Competence in the New Normal
The panel will discuss the ethical duty of competence and how lawyers can satisfy it when the legal profession or their practices change.
Presented by Kendra Beckwith, Esq., Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP ; and William Hauptman, Esq., Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP
Submitted for 1 Ethics Credit
10:45 – 11:00 am
Stretch Break
11:00 – 11:50 am
Litigation Panel: How Business Lawyers can set up Litigators for Success
Learn how to advise clients, prepare a file, and keep notes so that if a case ends up in litigation, your client’s litigation attorney will have everything they need to succeed.
Presented by Speakers TBD
11:50 am  –  1:10 pm
Lunch on your Own
1:10 – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions
Breakout A
Corporate Transparency Act Update
The latest updates on the Corporate Transparency Act, and what they mean for corporate attorneys.
Presented by Victoria “Tory” Bantz, Esq., and Craig Stoner, Esq., Burns Figa & Will
Breakout B
Psychedelic Business Preview
Through ballot initiatives, more states are beginning to legalize the sale and possession of psychedelics, including psilocybin or “magic mushrooms.” Learn about Oregon’s regulatory structure, and what Colorado’s future market might look like.
Presented by C. Adam Foster, Esq., Foster and Jones, Denver, CO
2:05 - 2:55 pm
Breakout Sessions
Breakout C
Securities Defense Strategies: What to Watch For and How To Proceed
- Flash points in SEC and state enforcement actions
- Strategies for responding to SEC and state inquiries and investigations
- Anticipating common issues
- Understanding when to disclose an investigation
Presented by Paul Vorndran, Esq., Jones & Keller, P.C.
Breakout D
Consumer Privacy Act Update
- Attorney General's Office's roll out of the Colorado Privacy Act in 2023
- Litigation considerations arising from the Act
- Advising businesses on their duties under the Act
Presented by Gregory Szewczyk, Esq., Ballard Spahr, LLP, Jill Szewczyk, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, Colorado Attorney General’s Office, and Christopher Wood, Esq. Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP; additional faculty TBD
2:55– 3:10 pm
Networking Break
3:10– 4:10 pm
What Lies Ahead for the Colorado Economy That Will Impact You, and How to Advise Your Clients?
A Discussion of Significant Changes Since the Last Institute, Projected Future Changes, and What Is Shaping Them
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
4:10 – 4:30 pm
Presentation of the Cathy Stricklin Krendl Business Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award
4:30 pm-6:00 pm
Networking Reception
Sponsored by JAMS
Friday, September 9, 2022
8:30 – 9:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:05 am
Opening Remarks
Extended by Mark Larson, Esq., Larson Law, LLC, Immediate Past Executive Counsel Chair, Business Law Section, Colorado Bar Association
9:05 – 9:55 am
Employment Law Update for Business Lawyers
Stay up to date on the latest changes in employment law.
Presented by Rachel Ellis, Esq., Livelihood Law LLC; and Christopher L. Ottele, Esq., Husch Blackwell LLP
9:55 – 10:45 am
Crypto and the UCC: Changes on the Horizon
The UCC is about to undergo one of its most significant overhauls in history, to include references to crypto assets, such as bitcoin and NFTs. Prepare for the coming changes to Article 2, Article 9, and other sections of the UCC.
Presented by Alexander Fader, Esq., SALT Blockchain, Inc.; Stephen A. Keen, Esq., Perkins Coie LLP; and William S. Wenzel, Esq., Red Road Legal, PC
10:45 – 11:00 am
Stretch  Break
11:00 – 11:50 am
Business Pathways for Diverse Populations
The Business Pathways program at Mi Casa has been providing business planning advice and strategies to diverse populations throughout the Denver area. This presentation will be based on lessons learned from that program, and will provide you with tips to competently represent diverse business clients.
Presented by Frances Williams, Senior Director of Pathways, Mi Casa Resource Center
Submitted for 1 EDI Credit
11:50 am – 1:10 pm
Lunch on your Own
1:10 – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions
Breakout E
Uniform Voidable Transfer Act Update
Discover what’s on the table as Colorado considers adopting an updated version of the Uniform Voidable Transfer Act.
Presented by Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr., Esq., Burns Figa & Will; and Holly Shilliday, Esq., McCarthy & Holthus, LLP
Breakout F
Cyber Assets Sales Agreements
Learn valuable practice and drafting tips for clients looking to sell or purchase cyber assets, including non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Presented by Kevin Chen, Esq., Homaik Law, LLC
2:05 – 2:55 pm
Breakout Sessions
Breakout G
Bankruptcy for Business Lawyers
Bankruptcy can touch any client, whether they be a struggling business, a lender, or a provider of good or services to a bankrupt business. Learn common issues that your business clients might come across in the context of a bankruptcy, and learn what you can handle on your own, and what needs to be referred out.
Presented by Matthew T. Faga, Esq., Markus Williams Young & Hunsicker, LLC; and Keri L. Riley, Esq., Kutner Brinen Dickey Riley, P.C.
Breakout H
Succession Planning for Businesses
If we learned anything from the recent Denver Broncos ownership saga, it is that closely held businesses need a solid succession plan. Estate planning specialist Richard Hess and business guru Steve Mulligan will guide you through the steps of preparing a succession plan for business clients.
Presented by Richard M. Hess, Jr., Esq. and Steven T. Mulligan, Esq., Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC
2:55 – 3:10 pm
Stretch Break
3:10 – 4:00 pm
Fee Agreements, Fee Disputes, Fee Collections
Learn the tricks of drafting an effective fee agreement, and how to ethically manage fee disputes with clients.
Presented by Nicole M. Black, Esq., Cohen|Black Law and Janie Cox, Esq., Burns Figa & Will, P.C.
Submitted for 1 Ethics Credit
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    $520.00 USD
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