Distribution Symposium 2012

Avoiding the Legal Landmines in Distribution

Thursday, September 13, 2012 in St. Louis, MO at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The symposium will focus on current legal challenges facing companies in their distribution of products and services, whether through distributing, licensing, or another distribution method.

Program

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Registration

2:00 p.m.

In-House Counsel Roundtable
A unique opportunity to hear in-house counsel discuss their experiences with some of today's hot distribution topics.

Panelists
Amy Hinderer, Tacony Corporation
Barry Katz, Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Daniel Lett, Bunzl North America
Joan Zwit, BP America Inc.

Moderator
John R.F. Baer, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

3:00 p.m.

Panel I: The Current Landmines in Distribution
Current issues, recent developments, and challenges facing the distribution of your products and services, including bankruptcy and insolvency, gift cards and loyalty programs, and advertising.

Panelists
Daniel R. Garner, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
David A. Lander, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Mary Ann Wymore, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Moderator
Dawn M. Johnson, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

4:00 p.m.

Panel II: Distribution Opportunities for Your Business
From the viewpoint of a multi-national company acquiring a domestic company, the panel will explore different distribution models.  Key issues in pre-acquisition due diligence, as well as structuring and domestic and international integration of the new affiliate's existing distribution system, will be discussed.

Panelists
David Ressinger, SD Retail Consulting
Hélène Urvoaz, Energizer
Mark Siebert, iFranchise Group, Inc.
Robert Lockwood, Emerson

Moderator
Beata Krakus, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

5:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

3.0 General Missouri CLE Credits
2.5 General Illinois CLE Credits Available

Questions? Contact Jessie Fenton via email at jlf@greensfelder.com or via phone at (314) 335-6835.

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