Common Legal Problems that Small Businesses and Non-Profits Run into and How to Prevent Them

Legal Area:        Business Employment Intellectual Property Patents Trademarks
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $30.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        12/31/2021
Information:        LAST CHANCE $15

** Available on-demand any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through Session End Date above **

The life cycle of a small business brings different challenges. This informative CLE program will review - and offer possible solutions to - various common legal problems that impact small businesses (and non-profits) at the start up and growth stages in a company's life cycle. Topics will include hiring and retention of employees, organization matters, trademark, intellectual property protection, real estate basics, and dispute management. This seminar will also examine governance fundamentals for non-profits. This course features streaming video and audio (as well as downloadable MP3 audio) presentations from a live CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on January 27, 2017.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

    • Legal Concerns for New Stage / Startup Entities

    • Choice of Entity

    • The Complexities and Benefits of Establishing a Corporation

    • The Pros & Cons of LLCs

    • Partnerships v. Sole Proprietorships

    • Intellectual Property Protection

    • Trademarks, Trade Secrets & Nondisclosure Agreements

    • The Hiring and Retention of Employees

    • Legal Concerns for Scaling / Growing Enterprises

    • Real Estate Basics and Dispute Managment

    • Legal Concerns for Non-Profits

    • How to Help Your Organization Succeed and Protect it From Unnecessary Litigation

    Speaker: Terry Bruner, who is an attorney with the firm of Terry Bruner Law Office, PLLC. He has practiced law at the firm of Stanley & Cook, PLLC, and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Terry counsels real assets developers on closing complex government-insured multifamily housing transactions. He assists businesses to organize and position themselves for growth as well as to protect their intellectual property. Mr. Bruner received his law degree with honors from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He earned an M.Phil. degree from Cambridge University (England). More information may be found on his firm's website.


    This course is approved for CLE credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238).  Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation requirements.

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