Business Boot Camp 1: Basic Training for Every Business Lawyer—Grand Rapids

Starts:  Nov 3, 2016 08:30 AM (ET)
Ends:  Nov 4, 2016 04:30 PM (ET)

Individual Registration
November 3-4, 2016 online or mail form PDF pre-register by September 30 and SAVE $20.

Law Student Registration: $80
Must register by mail form to receive this rate.

Firm Registration (up to 15 participants): online or mail form PDF

Required for all firm registrations—please e-mail Daniel Minkus with a list of attendees which includes name, e-mail address and session to be attended.

Are You Ready for Business?

This award-winning, two-day program will help you:

  • Develop confidence, attract clients, and impress partners
  • Meet the lawyers doing the deals you want to do
  • Learn the secrets of Michigan’s most successful business practitioners—our faculty describes the work they do day in and day out
  • Take home time-tested, proven forms and explanatory materials you can put to use immediately

Two Dates, Two Locations!
November 3-4 in Grand Rapids
January 30-31 in Plymouth

Basic Training for Every Business Lawyer

Business practice is varied and complex. Your success requires broad knowledge, the right tools, and knowing the right people. Sign up for the award-winning course that has given hundreds of Michigan business lawyers an advantage. Learn the ropes from experts at Michigan’s top firms. Take home practical tools you can put to use immediately. In just two days you will receive grounding in eight key areas of business practice with guidance from the leaders who handle them every day.

Choice of Entity
Jeffrey S. Ammon (Miller Johnson), William Kingsley (UHY Advisors)
factors to consider • nuts &bolts • tax considerations • practical advice to clients

Forming an LLC Including Operating Agreements
Daniel H. Minkus (Clark Hill PLC)
formation • drafting • capital structure • management • tax

Shareholder Buy/Sell and Voting Agreements
Justin G. Klimko (Butzel Long PC)
whom do you represent? • funding • transfer restrictions • ethical considerations

Commercial Loan Transactions
Colleen M. Shevnock (Dickinson Wright PLLC)
loan documents • Article 9 issues

Business Valuations and Appraisals
Jeffrey M. Risius (Stout Risius Ross)
how to work most effectively with business valuation professionals • understanding alternative methods of valuation • how to critically review a valuation report • perils & pitfalls

Effective Employment Agreements and Employment Law
Jeffrey J. Fraser (Miller Johnson)
best practices • termination & severance issues • employment issues generally

Supply Agreements
Daniel W. Linna Jr. (Michigan State University College of Law), Tricia A. Sherick (Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP)
terms & provisions in sales contracts • understanding Article 2 • provisions in commercial transactions

Insurance & Coverage Issues
Michelle T. Czapski (Bodman PLC), Jay Sawmiller (Johnston Lewis Associates, Inc.)
understanding different types of policies • recognizing different types of coverage • subrogation & indemnity issues

Directors of Training

West Michigan—Grand Rapids

Jeffrey S. Ammon
Miller Johnson
Grand Rapids

Metro Detroit—Plymouth

Timothy R. Damschroder
Bodman LLP
Ann Arbor

Daniel H. Minkus
Clark Hill PLC



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187 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


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(248) 953-9022