How to Craft Strong, Enforceable Settlement Agreements

Learn about the overlooked do’s and don’ts of crafting enforceable settlements agreements and how to convert the risks, delays, and expenses of lawsuits into favorable solutions for your clients.

Program Description

With the majority of legal disputes (nearly 96%) being resolved in settlement, crafting strong, enforceable settlement agreements is critical.  Most attorneys prepare to negotiate their case, but few get ready to write an effective settlement agreement that optimally addresses all of the issues between the parties and comports with statutory requirements.

Learn about the overlooked do’s and don’ts of crafting enforceable settlement agreements and how to convert the risks, delays, and expenses of lawsuits into favorable solutions for your clients. The program will discuss:

  • Principles to follow to ensure an optimal drafting process and results, including substantive terms required for enforceable agreements;
  • New and relevant statutory and case law every attorney should keep in mind, as well as legal requirements for various settlement agreements;
  • Issues regarding enforceability – both during and after execution;
  • How to avoid potential traps during the preliminary settlement agreement and negotiation process;
  • Practical tips specific to settlement agreements following mediation;
  • The mystery behind boilerplate miscellaneous provisions included in settlement agreements, whether they are necessary and when, and points of caution;
  • How to identify desirable nonmonetary terms for the settlement, such as indemnity and confidentiality clauses and clearly enforceable payout schedules; and
  • Ethical issues faced during the settlement agreement process


Speakers:
Brian Kabateck, Kabateck, LLP
Destiny Brown, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
Jason Kelly, Browne, George, Ross, LLP

Location:
Los Angeles County Bar Association
1055 W. 7th Street, Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Time:
Registration: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Program and Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

CLE Credit:
1 Hour of General CLE Credit

Parking:
Parking available in the building and will be $12 with validation.

Prices:

CLE+ Member without Meal

Free

CLE+ Member with Meal

$35.00

Government/Non-profit Attorneys

$35.00

Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section Members (Live or Webcast)

$55.00

LACBA Members (Live or Webcast)

$70.00

All Others (Live or Webcast)

$105.00



When
3/10/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where
Los Angeles County Bar Association 1055 W 7th St. Suite 2700 Los Angeles, CA 90017


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Program


Tuesday, 21 January 2020

 
CLE+ Members can purchase the meal by selecting this option. Additional charges apply.
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1/21/2020 12:00 PM

ILC
Insolvency Law Committee
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1/21/2020 12:00 PM

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