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2022 Basics of Business Law

This program is developed for attorneys who are new to the practice of business law, as well as for more experienced attorneys seeking an update on recent legal developments.

Sessions include overviews of entities, formation and governance, plus valuable instruction in related areas like tax, employment, intellectual property and securities laws.

Attendees also learn about the basics of a business transaction and receive tips to leverage technology to further their practice of business law.


  • Legal Entity Choice
  • Basics of Business Taxation
  • Corporation Organization and Operations
  • Issue Spotting: Overview of Common Intellectual Property (IP) Issues for Non-IP Attorneys
  • Merger & Acquisition Transactions
  • Basics of Private Placements
  • Basics of Employment Law
  • Tech Tips for Lawyers to Make Your Practice More Efficient

In-Person Live or Live Webcast
Friday, October 7, 2022
Event start time varies based on delivery method. Click on the event at the bottom of the page for exact start times.

Click here to view the full In-Person Live program agenda.
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North Carolina Bar Center, 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary
Click on the In-Person Live event at the bottom of the page for hotel information.


  • Benjamin R. Holland, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC, Charlotte
  • April E. Kight, Schell Bray PLLC, Greensboro
  • Stephen F. Later, Robbins May & Rich LLP, Pinehurst
  • Katie A. Lawson, The Law Office of Katie A. Lawson PLLC, Durham
  • Douglas W. "Doug" Meier, NK Patent Law PLLC, Raleigh
  • Brandy B. Milazzo, Ascension Law, Charlotte
  • Catherine Sanders Reach, North Carolina Bar Association, Cary
  • Jeffrey R. "Jeff" Wolfe, Schell Bray PLLC, Greensboro

NCBA Business Law Section

  • Elizabeth M. "Lizzie" Snow, Robbins May & Rich LLP, Pinehurst (Planner)
  • Andrew D. Steffensen, Schell Bray PLLC, Greensboro (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.50 MCLE Hours

1.00 Technology Training

Individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or within a COVID-19 quarantine/isolation period (as defined by the CDC at the time of the event) should not attend NCBA/NCBF events in person. Should a registrant for an in-person CLE event begin to experience COVID-19 symptoms or fall within a COVID-19 quarantine/isolation period, they will be provided with a digital registration upon request.

Masks remain optional at NCBA/NCBF in-person events, and we encourage all attendees to use good health and safety practices. The NCBA/NCBF does not provide notification of potential exposure following in-person events.

See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.