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2020 Indispensable Skills in the Pandemic Era: Advanced Contract Drafting & Negotiation

Total Credits: 2.0 MCLE, 2.0 Kansas Credit

Practice Area:
Business & Corporate |  Civil Practice & Procedure |  General Practice |  Government Practice |  Intellectual Property |  Real Property
Access for 1 year(s) after program date.




Sharpen your skills and hone your competitive abilities in negotiation and contract drafting. This program will explore the interplay between achieving superior results in deal-making and documenting process results quickly and effectively.  


  • Practical advice on negotiation and drafting as combined skill sets to achieve superior transactional outcomes
  • Specific examples of ways to approach recurring issues that have both legal and business dimensions
  • Detailed discussion of key provisions that are pivotal in well-drafted agreements
  • Strategies and techniques in allocating risk to protect your client
  • Dealing with strengths and weaknesses on your side – and on the other side as well
  • Discussion of truly helpful resources – partnering with outside counsel to achieve higher levels of efficiency and excellence
  • Thinking beyond the documents – building relationships for the long term to maximize value

Speakers:  Marc L. Kuemmerlein, Sprint, Farmland Foods, and Bryan Cave and Mark A. EllisKutak Rock, Omaha, NE

Moderator: Shawna Bligh, Department of Natural Resources, Jefferson City



Marc Kuemmerlein's Profile

Marc Kuemmerlein Related seminars and products: 2

Kutak Rock

Marc Kuemmerlein has practiced in both the law firm and in-house settings.  His focus has been general corporate law with two national law firms.  He has served as vice president and general counsel to companies with annual revenues over $11 billion from both domestic and international operations.  His activity has included advising Boards of Directors, CEOs and executive management groups, as well as operations teams.  He has been president and a member of the board of directors of the Mid-America chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.  He has been “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over 20 years. He graduated from the University of Kansas Law School, where he served on the Law Review, and he is an alumnus of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.   

Mark A. Ellis's Profile

Mark A. Ellis Related seminars and products: 2

Kutak Rock

Mark Ellis is a graduate of West Point and the Creighton University School of Law.  He is a Colonel in the Judge Advocate General Corps (Retired). Mr. Ellis focuses on M&A, federal securities law matters, complex commercial agreements, private and public offerings of debt and equity securities, complex commercial agreements, corporate governance and general corporate matters.


Thu, Nov 12, 2020 - 02:00pm to 03:40pm CST

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