Transactional practice CLE focuses on business formation

Business attorneys can gain the information, tools and tips they need to successfully handle the formation of business entities at the upcoming TennBarU Transactional Practice CLE program, Oct. 22 in Nashville. The six-hour seminar -- sponsored by the TBA's Young Lawyers Division -- will offer an overview of different business entities, with an emphasis on what entities are best for various clients and business plans. The course also will feature a tax attorney discussing the implications associated with various business entities, a presentation on mergers and acquisitions -- including the ethical considerations that arise in M&A work -- and a panel discussion about the conflicts of interests business attorneys may face.

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Date: 2009-10-19

Opinion Number: 09-167


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