Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST
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New York Life 
801 North Brand Blvd
3rd Floor (Room 350)
Glendale, CA 91203

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There is a parking structure adjacent to the New York Life building on Monterey Road - $5 per hour.

Alternate parking lot located at 368 Arden Ave (east of Central Ave) - flat rate of $5 all day.

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Narges Sandoval 
SCORE Los Angeles

Basic Contract Law for Small Business

Whether business owners know it or not, the day-to-day conduct of every business is governed by dozens of contracts. Some are written, others oral; some are complex, others not. Nonetheless, contracts — promises given in exchange for other promises, to act in a certain way, or to pay money — order the day-to-day world of business.

This workshop briefly discusses how a contract can be formed, then explores two questions that all business owners confront:

  • How should I approach the contracts I receive?
  • What type of contracts should I have in place to protect my business?
Othe topics to be covered include:
  • What Makes a Contract
  • What's the Deal
  • What to Look for when Reading a Contract
  • Common Business Contract Issues
  • Business Structure
  • Employment & Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Buyout Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Staying Out of Court: Preventive Law Approaches 

Presenter:  Lisa Miller Esq.

Lisa Miller is a civil litigator and chief executive officer of Lex Law Corp. She pursues civil litigation in state and federal courts and administrative settings and has obtained victories in all forums. She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and all state courts of California and New York.

Ms. Miller is also an experienced arbitrator and administrative judge for professional and business licenses, financial industry conflicts, personnel matters, code enforcement, animal control, cannabis, and other matters. She has heard cases in both northern and southern California.

A lecturer and author, Mrs. Miller speaks and writes on ethics and technology, 1st Amendment, and administrative law. The American Bar Association will be publishing Mrs. Miller’s authoritative administrative law practice guide, “Winning Ways”, in 2019. The Wall Street Journal and the American Bar Association have referenced her ethics articles and she has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times. As sole author, her educational piece on crypto currency and attorney ethics was the cover story for the December 2018 issue of the Los Angeles Lawyer magazine published by the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

She is a visiting lecturer at several universities in the European Union, teaching international dispute resolution, international intellectual property, and American Legal Theory.