Letter From The President Of The Minnesota Chapter Of The Association of Corporate Counsel (MNACCA)

2008-10-01 01:00

To The Readers Of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel:

The Minnesota Chapter has ushered in the fall season with some great programming and unique opportunities for our members and in-house guests. Remember, if you are an in-house attorney, you don't need to be a member to attend our CLEs and other events.

The Fifth Annual Legal Sampler on September 9 was a great success. Participants were given the opportunity to attend CLE seminars on the topics of product liability, blogging policies, doing business in Canada and indemnification of corporate officers. We want to thank our sponsors, Blake Cassels & Graydon, Bowman and Brooke, Fredrikson & Byron, and Halleland Lewis.

On September 20 MNACCA volunteers partnered with Hearts and Hammers, a private nonprofit organization that provides exterior painting and home improvement assistance for seniors and the physically disabled. Twenty of our members took a break from the practice of law and scraped, painted and landscaped a home in northeast Minneapolis. Then on September 23 MNACCA volunteers took time out of their busy days to staff a pro bono legal clinic for small business owners.

Upcoming Events

Networking Social , Thursday, October 2, 5:30-8:00 p.m., The Metropolitan, 5418 Wayzata Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN 55416. This event is free and open to all in-house attorneys. Special thanks to 2008 Bronze Sponsor Stroz Friedberg, LLC. Contact Chapter Administrator Betsy Handlson at mnacca@acc.com to sign up.

Lunch & Learn: Performing Due Diligence in M&A - Connecting the Dots Between Due Diligence and the Transaction

Tuesday, October 7, 12:00-1:30 p.m., at The Metropolitan, 5418 Wayzata Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN 55416. Network over lunch and stay for a 1 hour CLE. This seminar addresses the due diligence process for mergers and acquisitions with a focus on connecting due diligence to the overall transaction. Joe Kinning, partner at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, will discuss how due diligence can affect structuring the acquisition agreement, terms of the acquisition agreement, relevant case law and achieving overall corporate objectives. Mr. Kinning will provide a sample due diligence request list. See the event posting at www.acc.com/chapters/minn.php. Or contact Betsy Handlson at 651-771-1218 or mnacca@acc.com.

ACC Annual Meeting , October 19-22, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, WA. Informed. In-house. Indispensable - this describes the ACC member. This meeting is designed to keep you ahead of the game, providing top-notch services to your clients, and on the road of professional success. More than 40 Minnesota Chapter members are already registered for what promises to be another successful Annual Meeting that is packed with over 100 CLE programs and an abundance of networking opportunities. If you are a generalist or a specialist, new to in-house or a seasoned practitioner, working in a small law department or big, and regardless of the nature of your industry, there is a wealth of opportunities for you. More information on this conference is available at http://am.acc.com/.

If you aren't already a member of ACC and you want to know more about us, contact our chapter office at mnacca@acc.com to get a complimentary user ID and password. Then visit the ACC website at www.acc.com and check out the Virtual Law Library. You'll soon discover why ACC has over 25,000 members. If you have any questions about our chapter, please contact our Chapter Administrator, Betsy Handlson, at 651-771-1218 or mnacca@acc.com.


Teresa Johnson