Civil Trial Law: 6.00
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including - Civil Trial Law: 6.00This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for certification and recertification continuing legal education requirements for paralegals and legal assistants. Certification areas: civil trial law.
JOHN COLLEN is a partner with SmithAmundsen LLC, where his practice areas include bankruptcy and creditors' rights and commercial litigation. He has more than 25 years of experience handling Chapter 11 reorganizations, out of court work-outs, creditors' rights litigation, and transactions involving troubled business entities. Mr. Collen handles these matters on behalf of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, shareholders, receivers, trustees, landlords, and asset buyers. His clients operate in a variety of industries, including real estate, retail, manufacturing, printing and graphics, airlines, toys, telecommunications, broadcast, health care, music, transportation, entertainment, floor covering and power generation. Mr. Collen serves as an adjunct professor of law in the Bankruptcy LLM Program at St. John's University Law School in New York, and is a member of the American College of Bankruptcy. He received his A.B. degree, summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College and his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
JAMES E. SNOXELL chairs the Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd. Business Law and Nonprofit Organizations Department and works primarily with the firm's business and nonprofit organization clients by advising about business and corporate law issues, assisting nonprofit organizations with their special legal concerns and needs, helping with business acquisitions and sales, advising clients about and drafting contracts, working to prevent and resolve employment law problems, helping protect client's intellectual property rights, advising about business continuation, ownership succession and personal estate planning needs, and helping with select real estate law matters. Mr. Snoxell has been selected thirteen times as a Minnesota Law & Politics Super Lawyer (2001, 2002, 2004, and 2006 through 2015). He frequently speaks at various Minnesota Continuing Legal Education and occasionally at National Business Institute programs, including, most recently, Minnesota CLE’s Conducting a Business Review and Business Contract Drafting as part of that organization's "The Ongoing Business" seminar, February 9, 2017; Minnesota CLE’s 2016 Better Contract Drafting seminar; 2016 Minnesota Contracts Deskbook seminar; 2015 Minnesota Closely Held Business Conference; and 2015 Drafting and Reviewing Contracts seminar. Mr. Snoxell is the author of a chapter in Minnesota Contracts Deskbook, 3rd ed. published by Minnesota Continuing Education in 2016; Establishing and Documenting Governance and Operational Documents and Policies, published in 2012 by Execsense, Inc.; two chapters in Representing the Ongoing Business Deskbook published by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education in 2015 and updated in 2015; and the Minnesota Mechanic's Lien Practice Manual published by Butterworth Legal Publishers in 1987 as a reference book for real estate attorneys in the Minnesota. He earned his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Minnesota Law School after graduating with honors from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Mr. Snoxell is admitted to represent clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Minnesota Supreme Court, Minnesota's state appellate and district courts, the Federal District Court for Minnesota, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Tax Court. He is also a member of several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Ramsey County Bar Association, American Association For Justice, and Minnesota Association For Justice.
KAREN TOBIN is an attorney with SmithAmundsen LLC. Her exposure as a corporate liaison to three outside law firms in dealing with company formations, commercial lease negotiations, and working with governmental organizations relating to planning and development of real estate, intrigued her so much that she decided to become an attorney herself. Today, Ms. Tobin is a knowledgeable and respected attorney, assisting small and mid-sized companies in the areas of business formation, reorganization, and corporate maintenance. Ms. Tobin has immeasurable experience in maintaining business entity client files for corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. She routinely assists clients in the formation of new business entities; raising of capital through Regulation D and Regulation A; preparation of private placement memoranda and associated agreements; and is very familiar with the filing process of the Illinois Secretary of State, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Ms. Tobin has in-depth knowledge and experience with not for profit corporate formation and qualification of tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service for both 501 (c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations. She is instrumental in qualifying organizations for Women Business Enterprise Certification, Minority Business Enterprise Certification, and Disadvantaged Business Certifications, as well as annual recertification’s. Ms. Tobin has experience in small claims contract litigation, shareholder dispute settlement negotiation, and litigation involving breaches of fiduciary duty and fraudulent conveyance. Prior to her legal career, Ms. Tobin served as development director for a commercial and residential development company. She was directly responsible for the initial start-up of new residential and commercial developments, commercial leasing efforts, and monitoring advertising and promotional efforts. Included in her responsibilities were site selection, pro-forma analysis and due diligence, rezoning, as well as proposal submissions to the city of Chicago of Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) in the planned unit development process. Ms. Tobin received her B.S. degree from Indiana University and her J. D. degree from Loyola University School of Law.