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About the Teleseminar

Businesses frequently pool their resources – capital, expertise, marketing power – in joint ventures to grow in existing or new markets, leveraging their strengths by partnering with companies with complementary strengths.  Joint ventures come in many varieties, including contractual strategic alliances and formal entity-based ventures.  Keys to long-term stability and success in these ventures include understanding the current and future contributions of each party, access to information and decision-making authority over time, 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 2 – March 27, 2014:

  •   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 – development of intellectual property and ownership of property  

About the Speakers

Joel R. Buckberg is of counsel in Nashville office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., where he has more than 30 years’ experience in corporate and business transactions.  His practice focuses on corporate and asset transactions and operations, particularly in hospitality, franchising and distribution.  He also counsels clients on strategic planning, financing, mergers and acquisitions, system policy and practice development, regulatory compliance and contract system drafting. Prior to joining Baker Donelson, he was executive vice president and deputy general counsel of Cendant Corporation.  Mr. Buckberg received his B.S. from Union College, his M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University, and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Peter J. Kinsella is a partner in the Denver office of Perkins Coie, LLP, where he has an extensive practice advising businesses of every size on technology and commercial transactions, and joint ventures.  Prior to joining his firm, he worked for ten years in various legal capacities with Qwest Communications International, Inc. and Honeywell, Inc.  Mr. Kinsella has extensive experience structuring and negotiating data sharing agreements, complex procurement agreements, product distribution agreements, OEM agreements, marketing and advertising agreements, corporate sponsorship agreements, and various types of patent, trademark and copyright licenses.  Mr. Kinsella received his B.S. from North Dakota State University and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Mandatory MCLE Credit Hours

This seminar qualifies for 1.0 MCLE Credit Hour   



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