The National Association of Purchasing Management - San Fernando Valley proudly presents:
Getting to "YES" With Your Lawyers
Have you ever experienced the frustration of being "in the middle" as your lawyer and your supplier's lawyer exchange contract language back and forth? Does it sometimes take days/weeks/months to finalize your contract? Is the final stumbling block to resolution typically either the Limitation of Liabilities clause or the Indemnity clause? If you've answered "yes" to any (or all) of these questions, come to our August 8th dinner meeting for insight into working more effectively with your legal department. Leslie Marell, former in-house attorney and current private practitioner, will discuss how to engage with your legal department to expedite the legal review and contract finalization. Leslie will talk about the most common mistakes business people make when dealing with their lawyers and gibe you tips and techniques to form a good working relationship with your legal department.
About Our Speaker:
Leslie S. Marell has been practicing business and commercial law for over 25 years. She has extensive legal experience counseling companies in the areas of business contracts and corporate matters, purchasing and sales, computer and technology law, real estate, and day to day legal matters.
Ms. Marell represents companies in a diverse range of industries such as electronics and computer products, medical equipment, ore and chemical mining, food services, construction and real estate. She works with manufacturers, retailers, distributors and independent sales representatives who range in size from Fortune 100 companies to sole proprietorships as well as trade associations such as the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), Electronic Representatives’ Association (ERA) and the Manufacturers’ Agents National Association (MANA). Oftentimes, Ms. Marell serves as general counsel to her clients who do not require, or choose not to employ, a full-time lawyer in-house.
In addition to her private practice, Ms. Marell has presented seminars and workshops throughout the country since 1990 to thousands of purchasing, sales, and marketing professionals. She has given in-house presentations on topics addressing contractual issues in Business Law, Contract Law, and Intellectual Property Law to companies such as Apple Computer, Applied Materials, Eastman Chemical, Goodrich, Hewlett Packard, John Deere, Texaco, Unum Insurance, Unocal, and Verizon. She is a frequent speaker at the Institute of Supply Management, the Electronics’ Independent Sales Representative’s Association, Manufacturer Agents’ National Association (MANA), and local trade associations.
Ms. Marell’s workshops are a blend of lecture, dynamic coaching, crystal clear communication, anecdotal humor, and audience participation including role playing and real case studies. For more information about her seminars to the purchasing community on contracts and purchasing law, visit http://purchasingseminars.com/contracts.html
Ms. Marell has published articles on contract law, business law, and intellectual property law; co-authored Purchasing Handbook – A Guide for the Purchasing & Supply Professional published by McGraw-Hill; and authored periodic legal columns for MANA, ERA, and Inside Supply Management magazines.