Programs

The Business Counselor Institute has prepared and presented a wide range of programs on West Legal Ed Center including several videos prepared for the Beyond the Bar training initiative and the following webinars (available on demand):

Planning and Launching New Businesses

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Business Plans (11.2015)
  • Leadership (06.2015)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Launching a New Business
  • Business Plans
  • Founders’ Relationships and Agreements

Formation and Operation of Business Entities

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws (07.2015)
  • Admission of Non-Corporate Owners (03.2015)
  • Business Owner Termination (12.2014)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Selecting Form of Business Entity
  • Pre-Incorporation Agreements
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Organizational Meetings and Actions
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Shareholders’ Agreements

Governance

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Governance Counseling (04.2016)
  • Counseling Corporate Officers (08.16)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Governance Counseling
  • Counseling the Board of Directors
  • Counseling Board Committees
  • Working with the Executive Team

Compliance

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Compliance Programs (04.2016)
  • Compliance Audits (09.2015)
  • Risk Assessments (10.2015)
  • Contract Management (01.2016)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Compliance Programs
  • Compliance Audits
  • Risk Assessments
  • Records Retention Programs
  • Contract Management

Finance

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Counseling the Finance Function (05.2016)
  • Equity Financing (05.2016)
  • Debt Financing (05.2106)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Counseling the Finance Function
  • Offering Documents and Procedures
  • Equity Financing
  • Debt Financing
  • Venture Capital Financing
  • Commercial Debt Financing

Human Resources and Employment

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Employee Handbooks and Policies (06.2016)
  • Counseling the Human Resources Function (09.16)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Counseling the Human Resources Function
  • Agreements and Procedures for New Employees
  • Employee Handbooks and Policies
  • Independent Contractors
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employee Confidentiality and Innovations Agreements
  • Employee Noncompetition and Nonsolicitation Agreements
  • Recruitment and Hiring
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Discipline and Termination
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Workplace Privacy and Safety
  • FLSA/Wage and Hour Rules

Product Development and Commercialization

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Supply Chain Management (11.2014)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Product Development
  • Counseling the Research and Development Function
  • Counseling the Purchasing Function
  • Counseling the Manufacturing Function
  • Counseling the Sales and Distribution Function

Technology Management and Transactions

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Technology Management (12.2015)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Technology Management
  • Intellectual Property Audits
  • Trade Secret Protection Programs

Globalization

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • International Joint Ventures (03.2016)
  • Evaluating Foreign Markets (08.16)
  • Globalization (11.16)
  • International Business Plans (11.16)
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (12.16)
  • Foreign Branches and Subsidiaries (12.16)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Globalization

Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Joint Ventures (05.2015)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures

Going and Being Public

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Public Offering Work for Small Law Firms (04.2015)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Going and Being Public

Acquisitions and Divestitures

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Buying and Selling Businesses
  • Negotiating a Letter of Intent for an Acquisition
  • Conducting a Due Diligence Investigation
  • Closing Procedures

Business Restructuring and Termination

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Workouts and Business Bankruptcies
  • Counseling Companies in Crisis

Law Firm and Department Management

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Conflicts of Interest (01.2015)
  • Fees and Fee Arrangements (02.2015)
  • Law Firm Management (04.2016)
  • Law Firm Training and Professional Development (09.16)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Becoming a Business Counselor
  • Business Development Presentations
  • Establishing and Maintaining the Attorney-Client Relationship