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Business Boot Camp I for new lawyers being held January 30-31

The Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan is holding its Business Boot Camp I November 4-5 at Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids and January 30-31, 2020 in Plymouth for new business lawyers. The two-day course serves as an expedited and informal “crash course” in topics designed to help business lawyers understand the types of situations they will face as they begin their practice.

Headlined by a list of Schulman Award-winning trainers Jeffrey Ammon from Miller Johnson, Timothy Damschroder from Bodman PLC and Daniel Minkus from Clark Hill PLC, Business Boot Camp I will help lawyers develop confidence, attract clients and impress partners. It gives attendees the opportunity to network with the trainers and other new business law colleagues while learning the secrets of successful practitioners.

A number of time-tested, proven forms and materials that can be put to use immediately with a practice will be made available to each student. Specific topics include: Choice of Entity, Forming an LLC Including Operating Agreements, Shareholder Buy/Sell and Voting Agreement, Commercial Loan Transactions, Business Valuations and Appraisals, Personal Property/Article 9/Creditors Rights, Supply Agreements and Insurance and Coverage Issues.

“We really try to cover a number of topics in a way that many new lawyers weren’t taught in law school,” said Minkus, one of the founders of the Business Boot Camp sponsored by the Business Law Section. “It’s really one of the best ways to get a head start in your practice. We encourage new business lawyers consider attending because it helps them better understand significant legal topics.

The Business Boot Camp was first established in 2001 and has been held at various locations throughout Lower Michigan. Tickets are $220 for current lawyers and $80 for law school students. Discounts are available with early registration. Business Boot Camp II will be held in November of 2020 in Grand Rapids and in January of 2021 in Plymouth.


WLAM-Wayne Trivia Night and Membership Drive to be held Oct. 24

WLAM-Wayne will host a Trivia Night and Membership Drive Thursday, October 24 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Detroit Vineyards, 1000 Gratiot Avenue in Detroit.

Tickets are $20 for members; $25 for non-members; $100 to sponsor (comes with two tickets and logo promotion).

A ticket includes trivia, the chance to win prizes, one drink and light appetizers. Trivia topics will include WLAM History, Women in the Law, and Notable Women in History.

If a member brings a new member (someone who has joined WLAM between Sept. 17, 2019 and Oct. 24, 2019), the member and new member will both receive a free wine tasting before the event. Contact Kirsten Silwanowicz, Director of Membership, Kirsten.silwanowicz@gmail.com , on or before October 23, 2019 with your name and the name of your new member to participate in the free tasting.

To register visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wlam-wayne-trivia-night-and-membership-drive-tickets-73123447199


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