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Business Law for Paralegals - Webinar (Recorded)

  • Webinar

  • 65 Minutes
  • November 2023
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
  • ID: 5892982

Gain an understanding of the business compliance requirements that are needed for the proper business entity for your clients and business.

One of the crucial decisions business clients make is choosing the type of business entity for their new business. There are many advantages and disadvantages to consider and the entity type choice will have significant impacts on the organization, governance, and compliance necessary for the business. Once the company has been formed, there are further important issues businesses will face.

This program will help identify and differentiate the various types of business entities and will also help you identify the process and important factors involved so you and your attorney will be able to select the proper form of business entity for your business client to succeed and thrive. The topic also explains the various areas of compliance businesses face. This program will also provide information regarding navigating ethical landmines that might arise in advising businesses. method required for analyzing the race and gender of applications received and how this relates to the hiring process. This topic is critical to ensure understanding of some of the important issues faced with business clients.


Business Formation and Organization
  • Review of Business Objectives and Goals
  • Comparison of Advantages and Disadvantages of Business Entity Types
  • Factors Involved in Choosing an Entity Type
  • Tax Classification of Business Entities
  • Drafting Organizational Documents
Business Compliance Requirements
  • Identifying Business and Entity Type-Specific Registration Requirements
  • B. Maintaining the Integrity of the Business Entity
  • Doing Business Outside the Business Entity’s State of Formation
  • Existing Federal Rules and Regulations and Current Legislation
Ethical Considerations for Paralegals
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law
  • Identifying Who Is the Client
  • Conflicts of Interest


  • Brenna C. Dickey, RP
  • Brenna C. Dickey, RP,
    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

    • Paralegal in the Business Department of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
    • Member of MNGD's Business Forms Task Force
    • Brenna is a PACE® Registered paralegal in Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP’s business department, assisting the firm’s clients and attorneys with corporate formation and maintenance, transaction due diligence review, and mergers and acquisitions; Brenna joined Miller Nash in 1998; before joining Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP she worked as an in-house litigation paralegal for Hilton Hotels Corporation
    • Frequent speaker and writer of various publications related to the area of business
    • Membership of the Oregon Paralegal Association and National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc.
    • Named the Oregon Paralegal Association's Outstanding Member of the Year and been awarded OPA's President Award twice, and served for six years as OPA's Corporate Specialty Group Chair; served on NFPA's Bylaws Committee and has served as NFPA's Governing Documents Co-Coordinator
    • B.A. degree in political science, University of Oregon; B.A. degree in journalism (news editorial), University of Oregon; post-graduate paralegal certificate, University of California, Los Angeles
    • To learn more about Brenna and her practice, please review her bio at: http://www.millernash.com/professionals/xpqProfDet.aspx?xpST=ProfessionalDetail&professional=1156&op=ceYZ&ajax=no

  • Lisa M. Dembiczak
  • Lisa M. Dembiczak,
    Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

    • Paralegal in the Seattle Office of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
    • Handles ongoing corporate maintenance for the firm’s corporate clients; she assists the firm's attorneys with the formation and dissolution of domestic and foreign corporations and limited liability companies, and provides support on business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions; Lisa also has experience with securities compliance filings and the administration of service of process for corporate clients
    • B.A. degree, Washington State University; paralegal certificate, University of Washington
    • To learn more about Lisa and her practice, please review her bio at: http://www.millernash.com/lisa-m-dembiczak/

Who Should Attend

This live webinar is designed for This webinar is designed for paralegals, legal assistants, associates and other legal professionals.