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Law and Order

Law and Order is an update of some of the most recent federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that could potentially impact the automotive specialty-equipment industry. These include issues affecting small-business owners and their employees.

Purchasing Pitfalls: Avoiding Supplier Conflicts and Legal Battles

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Thursday, April 14, 2011; Presented by: Brian Akkashian and Rich Apkarian, Dickinson Wright PLLC

What is the best litigation avoidance strategy? It’s not to litigate. Your job is to focus on closing deals, customer retention and increasing ROI---not lawsuits with your suppliers. So what is the best strategy? Develop well-drafted supplier contracts, terms, agreements and related documents.

Join Brian Akkashian and Rich Apkarian, Dickinson Wright PLLC, as they discuss best practices for developing contracts with suppliers. Brian and Rich are partners at Dickinson Wright, a full service law firm with more than 285 attorneys practicing in Detroit, Las Vegas, Nashville, Phoenix, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and throughout Michigan.  Brian and Rich have a general commercial litigation and business law practice, with considerable experience litigating contract disputes between automotive suppliers and customers, counseling clients on a wide range of contract issues and drafting contracts, terms and conditions and related documents.  They represent clients of all sizes, from individuals and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

During this session, they will discuss practical advice on:
  • How to avoid legal issues and problems during contract formation with suppliers
  • How to deal with unexpected problems during the life of a contract, including increased raw material costs, and
  • How to properly terminate supply contracts and business relationships.
Download formats in this product: Windows Media Video (WMV), Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation on Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

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$19.99

Did You Know: SEMA Hot Rod Bill

 
   

There may be nothing more American than a hot rod! As the rest of the world continues to adopt elements of our unique cultural identity, there are few things left that are truly American. Classic hot rods and musclecars are 100% American made. Unfortunately, these vehicles have long struggled to find their place in the law. Too often, a lack of knowledge and experience on the part of legislators has led to bad laws that negatively impact our industry and the hobby. However, the staff and membership of SEMA and the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) can have a direct impact on safeguarding the tradition of hot rodding in America.

Law and Order

Law and Order is an update of some of the most recent federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that could potentially impact the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

Protect Your Business by Protecting Your Intellectual Property

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Any good idea or product is worth protecting—especially if it’s the mainstay of your business’ success. However, the process of protecting your intellectual property (IP) may seem daunting. To help explain the procedures and ease the complexity for SEMA-member companies, the association recently hosted a webinar entitled “Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights: Ask the Experts.” It was presented by Steve Lustig of Dickinson Wright PLLC; Robb Roby of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP; and Merritt Blakeslee of The Blakeslee Law Firm.

SEMA Members may get this content for free!

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$1.99

Law and Order

Law and Order is an update of some of the most recent federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that could potentially impact the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

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