Business Law Section

The Business Law Section serves as a focal point for members interested in meeting other business lawyers, exchanging practice information on handling business transactions, and enhancing professionalism in the practice of business law.  Annual section dues are $30 in addition to being a member of the Richmond Bar Association.  JOIN


CLE Seminar and Reception

The “Jason Bourne” of Ethics Issues:  “Who Is My Client?”

Date:  Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Chase down client “identity” to attain “supremacy” over many ethics issues that depend on client identity and avoid an unpleasant “ultimatum”  — your “legacy” is at stake!  Managing your entry into and exit from a lawyer-client relationship is critical.  A lawyer’s professional duties attach even before a client becomes a client and extend even when a client stops being a client.  But you can only manage that if you get and maintain clarity regarding who that client is, and in many cases, isn’t.  There are many challenging “client identity” scenarios that have implications for both you and your client or clients.  Clients often need counseling about the ramifications of the “client identity” on confidentiality, privilege, conflicts, and file ownership. It is the lawyer’s job to provide that counseling and get clarity on the very fundamental issue of “who is my client?” This CLE will focus on the ethics issues that spring from client identity, chase down some of the client identity scenarios that challenge business lawyers, and provide some strategies to deal with them.
Time:   4:30 – 4:45 p.m. Introductions
4:45 – 5:45 p.m. CLE program
5:45 – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception
Cost: $35 for Section Members
$50 for Non-Section Members

Location:  Vagabond, 700 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219
Speaker:  Kelly Faglioni, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP in Richmond, VA

MCLE Credit:  It is anticipated that this program will be approved by the Virginia MCLE Board for 1.0 hours of MCLE Ethics credit


Business Law Practice Tips

Following are links to a series of practice tips for members of the RBA Business Law Section. If you have any suggestions for future topics or matters, please share them with David Ruby, the Chairman of the Section.

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Dec-2014|Virginia LLC Update: Bankruptcy Court Refuses to Impose Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty on a Manager of a Virginia LLC
Dec-2014|Virginia Corporate Law Update: Federal Court Rules in Favor of Virginia Corporation in Public Company Merger Litigation
Oct-2013|Is that Interest Coupled or Naked?”
Sept- 2013|Perfecting a Security Interest in an LLC Membership Interest in Virginia
May-2013|The Power Paradox: Minority Shareholder Dissolution
Apr-2013 |Trademark License Rejection in Bankruptcy
Mar-2013|Unintended Consequences of Consequential Damages Waivers
Oct-2012|Directors’ and Managers’ Ability to Limit or Exclude Liability
Sep-2012|Fairfax County Judge Orders Judicial Dissolution in the Face of Minority Shareholder Oppression
Aug-2012 |Buyer Beware: Reliance Disclaimers During Due Diligence
Jul-2012|Individual Shareholder Derivative Suits and Judicial Dissolution
Apr-2012|Loss Causation and Class Certification After Halliburton
Mar-2012|Shareholder Inspection Rights and “Proper Purpose” in a Social Entrepreneurship Context
Jan-2012|Drafting: A Solution for theConsistently Inconsistent Use of Shall