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TARGET PRACTICE AREAS: Business Law
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These telephone seminars are presented by national speakers who are experts in their areas of practice often ABA Section chairs, authors of books in their areas of practice, and heads of practice groups.
Businesses frequently pool their resources – capital, expertise, marketing power – in joint ventures to grow in existing or new markets, leveraging their individual strengths by partnering with companies with complementary strengths. Joint ventures come in many varieties, including contractual strategic alliances, entity-based ventures, and other hybrid forms. Keys to long-term stability and success in these ventures include carefully planning the immediate and future contributions of each party, allocating management control and access to information, clearly defining property ownership, dispute resolution, and transfers of interests in the JV. This program will provide you with a practical guide to planning and drafting joint ventures, including financial and tax considerations, decision-making authority and transfers of interests in the JV, ownership of jointly developed property, and dispute resolution.
Day 1 – April 6, 2017:
- Joint ventures in business – planning and drafting considerations
- Framework of considerations – formality, capital, tax issues, management control, exits
- Types of joint ventures – contractual strategic alliances v. shared entities v. hybrids
- Choice of entity – incorporated entities v. LPs and general partnerships v. LLCs
- Decision-making, access to information, deadlocks and resolution
Day 2 – April 7, 2017:
- Contributions – capital, marketing and distribution, expertise, intangible assets
- Economics – allocation of profits and losses, and distribution policies
- Transfers of JV interests – rights of first offer/refusal, restrictions on transfers, dissolution
- Ownership of jointly developed property – development of intellectual property and ownership of property
Peter J. Kinsella, Perkins Coie, LLP – Denver
Allen Sparkman, Sparkman Foote, LLP – Houston and Denver
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