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ICLE's most comprehensive practice book on Michigan privately held companies. Covers advising corporations and LLCs, including planning, formation, dissolution, and a comprehensive discussion of succession planning, Includes 70+ forms and checklists.

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Effective attorney fee agreements are part of every profitable law practice. Get sample fee agreements and practice commentary for 13 types of matters, plus chapters on ethical requirements, practical issues in fees and billing, and collecting your fees.

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We recommend this book if you are handling the purchase, sale, or merger of a Michigan business. It covers all stages of an acquisition, with comprehensive forms and explanations. Also covers special considerations in the sale of a distressed business.

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Popular handbook covering the 22 most common areas of Michigan practice, from real estate to divorce, employment, probate, debt collection, ADR, and more. Each chapter summarizes the law, gives practical guidance, and includes sample forms.

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Provides forms with commentary in 15 areas of business practice, with overviews of each area. The strength of the book is the quality, selection, and practical nature of the forms, as well as the commentary pulling each subject area together.

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Help your clients protect their most valuable intangible business assets. Covers unfair competition, trade secrets, fraud, business defamation, noncompetes, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder derivative suits, and claims involving computer technology.

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Save time and start the case right with bullet-point summaries and complaints for more than 70 causes of action. Find primary authority, related claims, and affirmative defenses for tort, employment, business tort, contract, and real estate actions.

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The most authoritative source on Michigan contract principles that provides practical advice for dealing with contract drafting and litigating issues.

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Understand the damages you can recover in Michigan civil cases, including wrongful death, employment, civil rights, breach of contract, business tort, and real estate cases. Also covers attorney fees, interest, and restitutionary remedies.

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Shows you how to form and operate limited liability companies in Michigan, including tax issues, when to use LLCs, how to draft operating agreements, mergers, and professional LLCs. Written by a primary drafter of the Michigan LLC Act.

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Covers creating, perfecting, and enforcing security interests under Michigan's Article 9 of the UCC. Explains how to determine lien priority, and includes a chapter on other Michigan statutory liens on personal property (such as tooling and vehicles).

On-Demand Seminars
Presented 02/05/13 | Webcast |
Stay current with this essential business law update. Learn how caselaw and legislation, including changes to the Durable Power of Attorney Act, affects your clients. Get expert advice on drafting non-compete and earn out clauses.

Presented 06/07/13 | Electronic Materials
Get materials with the latest updates, advice, and tools you need to be successful in the demanding world of business law. Gain a solid understanding of even the most complex issues facing practitioners and get solutions that work for your clients.

Presented 07/09/14 | On-Demand Webcast
Learn the ins and outs of key advertising contracts, copyright and trademark ownership in advertising deals, comparative and false advertising issues, and the ground rules for using search engines to drive business to a company's website.

Presented 08/19/15 | On-Demand Webcast
Corporate and institutional clients increasingly value electronic data as their most precious asset. You need to advise them on how to protect that data from cyber-attacks and themselves from liability.

Presented 04/11/13 | On-Demand Webcast
Learn to address the unique needs of your startup business clients in two of the most challenging areas - forming the business and funding it. Get the tools to address critical drafting, capitalization, tax, interpersonal, and fundraising issues.

Presented 07/06/15 | On-Demand Webcast
Your business clients are actively promoting their business and brand on social media. Help them maximize their online reputation while avoiding exposure to copyright and trademark infringement and protecting their own intellectual property.

Presented 02/11/14 | On-Demand Webcast
Review the latest developments in federal tax law and learn how they will impact your clients. Gain a better understanding of the tax implications of health care reform.

Presented 12/10/13 | On-Demand Webcast
Gain insight into correcting a property tax assessment using a MCL 211.154 petition and the new Tax Tribunal practice protocols. Review the latest uncapping developments and the State Tax Commission’s revised transfer of ownership guidelines.

Presented 11/05/13 | On-Demand Webcast
Get up-to-the-minute guidance on the Michigan Corporate Income Tax, from filing requirements to apportionment issues. Answer questions about pending legislation about offers in compromise.

Presented 02/07/13 | Webcast |
Stay current with this essential business law update. Learn how caselaw and legislation, including the new Michigan CIT, affects your clients. Get expert advice on drafting triggering events and permitted transfers clauses in operating agreements.

Presented 05/15/15 | On-Demand Webcast
Counsel clients on the best way to raise capital, contracting with out-of-state and international workers, and negotiating nondisclosure agreements. Draft a founders' agreement tailored to its valuation, founder contributions, and business strategy.

Presented 06/06/14 | Electronic Materials
Get materials with the latest updates, advice, and tools you need to be successful in the demanding world of business law. Gain a solid understanding of even the most complex issues facing practitioners and get solutions that work for your clients.

Presented 09/25/15 | Electronic Materials
Get updates, strategies, and tools to succeed in the demanding world of business law. Take away expert advice on avoiding oppression claims, proper tax structuring and more, and tackle even the most complex issues facing business practitioners today.

Presented 11/29/15 | On-Demand Webcast
Adapt your practice to the recent significant changes to Michigan's Nonprofit Corporation Act. Advise clients on nonprofits' newfound flexibility. Respond to the latest developments in director and officer liability, asset sales, and removing directors.

Presented 12/24/13 | On-Demand Webcast
Sharpen your contract-drafting skills. Learn best practices for creating warranty, representation and indemnification clauses for a successful contract. Avoid errors and be confident that your contracts say exactly what you intend them to say.

Presented 05/14/13 | Webcast |
Hear about the ten hottest copyright-related developments impacting entertainment lawyers. From copyright restoration to notice provisions, get expert advice on how cases and trends will impact your entertainment clients.

Presented 05/29/15 | Electronic Materials
Become an essential advisor to your clients with expert advice on critical issues affecting new businesses. Get comprehensive materials and recordings from select sessions from this one-of-a-kind program.

Presented 11/06/15 | On-Demand Webcast
Holding business interests in trust has its advantages but can also create a tax disaster. Avoid losing S corporation status, advise trustees, and plan for a smooth transition from the business owner to other family members or key employees.

Presented 09/25/13 | Webcast |
Be your corporate clients’ best asset by mastering online business, technology deals, and their connected legal issues. Build your knowledge to increase your business development opportunities.

Presented 02/04/15 | On-Demand Webcast
Crowdfunding is poised for exponential growth as entrepreneurs bypass traditional funding sources and connect directly with consumers who support the creator's vision. Experts share best practices to help your clients crowdfund their next projects.

Presented 10/15/15 | On-Demand Webcast
Business lawyers must be able to identify IP issues early and often for their clients - from company name selection to the eventual valuation and sale of the business. Get the tools you need to advise your clients on their best course of action.

Presented 02/11/14 | On-Demand Webcast
Michigan's leading business law practitioners share their extensive knowledge, experience, and sample forms in this annual update. Don't miss this opportunity to get current on the most recent developments in business law practice.

Presented 07/30/13 | On-Demand Webcast
Learn about Michigan business court procedures and effectiveness so far and anticipate future developments. Explore the effort to establish business courts, the business dockets that preceded the new law, and the statute itself.

Presented 07/30/15 | On-Demand Webcast
Noncompetition agreements are alive and well in Michigan, though they continue to present challenges and hazards. Know what works, what is likely to produce litigation, and how to assess whether your client will benefit from this type of protection.

Presented 06/04/15 | On-Demand Webcast
Supply agreements are a key component of most business relationships in the manufacturing sector. Whether you represent a manufacturer or supplier, you need to negotiate these contracts and produce great results.

Presented 09/10/13 | On-Demand Webcast
Learn the important role of lawyers on non-profit boards, including ongoing obligations and ethical concerns. Understand the ins and outs of board service to choose an organization that is a good fit for your personal and professional goals.

Presented 04/11/13 | On-Demand Webcast
Protect your business client's intellectual property at every stage - formation, conducting ongoing business, and buying or selling a company. Learn drafting techniques and how to counsel clients about common trademark, patent, and copyright issues.

Presented 06/05/14 | On-Demand Webcast
Get tips for running your small business law practice from leading attorneys and hear how they started their own successful practices. Learn secrets for getting clients, working with administrative staff, top billing software, and fee structuring.

Presented 02/12/13 | On-Demand Webcast
Social media and the workplace continues to be a tricky area of law. In this webcast, you’ll hear recent decisions impacting social media policies, what key provisions should be included in your clients’ policies and the most common drafting problems.

Presented 10/21/14 | On-Demand Webcast
Learn how and when to tax an LLC as an S Corp. Understand the relevant statutory provisions and required procedures, avoid common pitfalls, and draft an operating agreement that covers your clients in this special situation.

Presented 07/31/14 | On-Demand Webcast
Tune in to hear from litigation experts as they discuss the primary factors for evaluating the value of a commercial contract case, and strategies for managing your client’s expectations of the costs of litigation.

Presented 04/14/15 | On-Demand Webcast
Help employers avoid common mistakes in paying overtime. Navigate collective actions, distinguish independent contractors from employees, and determine when a worker is exempt from overtime pay.

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