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Drafting Professional and Personal Services Agreements (teleseminar)
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This program will provide you with a practical guide to drafting services agreements in business.

When: 03/09/2018
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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An 800 number connects you to nationally recognized practice leaders who will speak on important issues and emerging trends in the law. You can also pose your own questions to the speakers. Written materials and other details are emailed in advance to pre-registrants.


Companies are increasingly focused on their “core competencies,” outsourcing all other functions – sales, bookkeeping, IT, customer and product support, warranty work – to professional service providers and their companies.  Drafting agreements to capture this work is unlike drafting a conventional employment agreement.  It requires a sophisticated understanding of the service, benchmarks for performance and ongoing reporting, the creation and use of highly confidential business information, and much more.  The underlying agreement must carefully create the complex interactions of all of these elements for the client to get the benefit of its bargain.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to drafting services agreements in business. 


·       Drafting services agreements for “hard” and “soft” services

·       Scope of services provided, modification of services, and relationship to fees

·       Performance standards and timeliness of delivery of services

·       Types of fee structures and common traps

·       Ensuring ownership of key files, records, “know how,” customer lists, and trade secrets

·       Issues related to sub-contracting, designation of agents, and assignment of the contract

·       Conflicts of interest, limitation of liability, and indemnification 




Joel R. Buckberg is of counsel in Nashville office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., where he has more than 30 years’ experience in corporate and business transactions.  His practice focuses on corporate and asset transactions and operations, particularly in hospitality, franchising and distribution.  He also counsels clients on strategic planning, financing, mergers and acquisitions, system policy and practice development, regulatory compliance and contract system drafting. Prior to joining Baker Donelson, he was executive vice president and deputy general counsel of Cendant Corporation.  Mr. Buckberg received his B.S. form Union College, his M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University, and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.


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