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Civil Trial Law: 5.00
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This 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 earned his A.B. degree, summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College and his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
KENNETH P. KULA is a trial attorney with Buether Joe & Carpenter LLC. He has more than 20 years of experience representing individuals and companies in complex litigation involving intellectual property, such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Mr. Kula also practices in the areas of technology law and general litigation. He has represented clients, as plaintiff and defendant, and has tried both bench and jury trials in state or federal court in various courts throughout the United States. Mr. Kula has served as an adjunct professor at Washburn University School of Law, where he taught courses on patent law and intellectual property. He is active in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and will be teaching at its upcoming Building Trial Skills program at Southern Methodist University. Mr. Kula also served as an ethics investigator for his local bar association. He has been invited to speak by various organizations on a variety of topics, including intellectual property litigation, copyright law and the construction industry, ethics, and electronic discovery. Mr. Kula is admitted to practice law in Texas, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. He has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and before various federal district courts. Mr. Kula is, or has been, a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and various state, city and other local bar associations. He earned his B.S. degree from St. John Fisher College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Washburn University School of Law.
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.