Practical resource for attorney representing businesses.
This handbook is a guide for attorneys assisting new and existing business clients through the complexities of the modern business environment. It covers some of the trickiest issues businesses have to deal with today. Topics discussed include the federal and state regulation of securities; distribution agreements with emphasis on the issues that commonly arise between the supplier of goods and the distributor, dealer, or reseller; franchising considerations; antitrust law; employment agreements involving restrictive covenants; and intellectual property. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on securities law and force majeure contract provisions is also discussed.
Chapter 1 — Federal Regulation of Securities
Timothy M. Sullivan, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP,Chicago
Chapter 2 — State Regulation of Securities
Celiza P. Bragança,Bragança Law LLC, Skokie
Chapter 3 — Distribution Agreements
Robert N. Kamensky and Matthew E. Misichko, Thompson Coburn LLP, Chicago
Chapter 4 — General Franchising Considerations
Joseph W. Sheyka, DLA Piper (U.S), LLP, Chicago
Chapter 5 — Overview of Antitrust Law For the Corporate Practitioner
Edwin G. Harvey,Thompson Coburn LLP, St. Louis
Chapter 6 — Employment Agreements Involving Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets
John F. Kennedy, Richard Y. Hu, and Allison E. Czerniak, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Chicago
Chapter 7 — Intellectual Property Issues
R. Mark Halligan, FSB FisherBroyles, Chicago