SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 14, April 9, 2009

Don't Lose Your Business to a Poorly Drafted Contract

Contracts are the life-blood of your business. They protect your interest or, if poorly drafted, allow your company to be exposed to unnecessary risk. In these troubled economic times and, in a global economy in which goods are shipped across the world, it is important that you understand the basic elements of a contract and have an opportunity to ask threshold questions. Your feedback will, in fact, help determine the contract topics that are most important to SEMA members.

Tune in to SEMA's Thursday, May 7 webinar, “Protecting Your Products With Contracts: Contract Law 101,” to learn the necessary steps to protect your business.

What: “Protecting Your Products with Contracts: Contract Law 101”
When: Thursday, May 7, 10:00–11:00 a.m. (PDT)
Presenters: Elizabeth McNulty, Dan Rodman and Josie Mollica, Snell & Wilmer LLP
This session is sponsored by SEMA's Street Performance Council (SPC).

In preparation for this webinar, SEMA would like to know what you want the legal experts to cover. You may have questions such as:

  • What constitutes performance under the contract?
  • What are the obligations of the buyers and sellers?
  • Should we have a license agreement?
  • How do you address product liability issues in a contract?
  • Are we indemnified for actions of others in the distribution chain?
  • What state is the choice of law?
  • Will my company be issuing express or implied warranties?

All questions suggesting topics of discussion should be submitted using the survey tool within the registration process. At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to participate in a live Q&A session with the presenters. You will gain more knowledge on significant types of contracts and agreements needed for your business without having to pay a roughly $1,500 legal bill.

About Snell & Wilmer LLP
Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 425 attorneys practicing in eight offices throughout the western United States and Mexico. Elizabeth McNulty and Dan Rodman both specialize in product liability and commercial litigation matters. Josie Mollica’s practice focuses on business and finance, including mergers and acquisitions.

Follow this link for more information on the SEMA Webinar Program and to view a list of all upcoming sessions.

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