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About the Teleseminar
When business transactions go bad – either because they fail on their own terms or they never reach the closing table – there are often recriminations, accusations of bad-faith conduct and threats of litigation. The parties negotiating these transactions are subject to certain standards of conduct which, if violated, give rise to liability. Various theories of liability exist, including breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, negligent or fraudulent misrepresentation, and interference with a business expectancy. This program will provide you with real-world guide to the standards of conduct governing the negotiation and execution of business transactions, the circumstances in which litigation and liability most commonly arise, and how to mitigate that risk when putting deals together for your clients.
- Sources of fiduciary standards in negotiating, drafting and closing business transactions
- How fiduciary standards are commonly breached in transactions
- Role of business torts, including negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation, interference with a business expectancy
- Risks of litigation and practical remedies – damages, rescission, specific performance
- Special duties in closely held businesses, including misappropriation of company opportunities
About the Speaker
Thomas W. France is a partner in the Tysons Corner, Virginia office of Venable, LLP, where his practice focuses on corporate transactions, securities law, financial and banking regulatory matters. He has substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of equity and debt, franchise transactions, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations. Mr. France received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Oregon State University and his J.D., cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Mandatory MCLE Credit Hours
This seminar qualifies for 1.0 MCLE Credit Hour
(Instruction Level: Intermediate)*Live Teleseminar programs are not live credit programs. Supreme Court Commission on CLE rules allow SC Bar members to use Alternatively Delivered programming to obtain up to 6.0 hours of MCLE each reporting period. For FAQ’s please click here.