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Litigating Force Majeure & Alternative Doctrines CLE -- 24/7 On-demand Recording & Complimentary Podcast

SKU: 297451 $179.00 $149.00 Rossdale Savings:: $30.00

Learn the latest on Litigating Force Majeure & Alternative Doctrines with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, online access to complete course & reference materials, and attend this on-demand seminar. YOU MAY LISTEN FROM ALMOST ANY TYPE OF COMPUTER OR IPOD. ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE.

Litigating Force Majeure & Alternative Doctrines CLE

90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Includes Online Access to complete Course/Reference Material & Complimentary Podcast.

Register for CLE & MCLE credit - specific credit hours are listed at the bottom of this page.


Given recent challenges in the economy and trillions of dollars of losses from Covid-19, there is an immediate need for attorneys to litigate force majeure & alternative doctrines. Companies, clients, and governments need to assess their rights & remedies. Attorneys must be fluent in representing businesses, governments, and individuals, with cutting-edge legal issues involving losses, impracticability, impossibility, commercial & insurance litigation, force majeure, & alternative defenses. The course will focus on contract disputes, force majeure, and contract liability. Registration includes online access to course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the numerous topics and techniques discussed in the program.


a. Cutting-edge Contract & Insurance Litigation

b. Evaluating Contract Liability

c. Representing Policy-holder Claims

d. Prosecuting Novel Causes of Action

e. Challenging Force Majeure

f. Winning on Alternative Defenses

g. Avoiding Critical Pitfalls

h. Arguing Insurance Clauses

Interactive Question & Answer Session

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Jim Chester is a Partner at Klemchuk LLP, where he focuses on technology and business law for innovation-based entrepreneurs and dynamic companies. His experience spans more than twenty years of business formation, governance, business & technology transactions, intellectual property registration and enforcement, licensing agreements, ecommerce, international business transactions, import/export regulatory compliance and trade agreements. Mr. Chester is a national authority on buying and selling technology businesses, global technology transactions, and providing strategic legal counsel for innovators and industry disruptors. He has taught at numerous law schools on Entrepreneurial Law. He has also published a textbook on “Chester’s Guide to International Business Law” and number articles and chapters published in several industry books. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Chester is also an entrepreneur. He has founded or co-founded multiple companies, including ENGAGE (a co-working space for attorneys), CASES, LLC (providing registered agent services), OWL Suites (online office space platform similar to Air BnB), and invented a popular spice blend. Mr. Chester holds a AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell, has been included in SuperLawyers, among others.

2. David Marmins is a Partner at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, where he Co-chairs the firm's Retail Industry team. He concentrates his practice on complex civil litigation. While handling a variety of high stakes disputes, he has developed a specialty in litigation related to commercial real estate and the retail industry. This focus gives him a unique understanding of how to solve problems that arise among owners, developers, managers, landlords, tenants, builders, and contractors. Clients hire him to resolve construction and leasing contract disputes, environmental nuisance and toxic tort matters, construction payment and defect claims, easement and right-of-way disputes, and various other disagreements over land use and ownership. He has extensive experience handling banking and related lending matters. He has amassed a string of significant victories at trials, on appeals, and in arbitrations. Mr. Marmins has written extensively on Covid-19, ranging from risks of re-opening retail & business space, to how force majeure impacts contracts & leases. Mr. Marmins has been recognized as a SuperLawyer by his peers.

3. David Shargel is a Partner at Bracewell LLP, where he focuses his practice on business litigation. He is also a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Task Force, advising clients on various issues related to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including matters related to the government’s stimulus loan programs. In that role, he has advised lenders and borrowers on documenting and other aspects of the loan programs offered under the US Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Mr. Shargel has extensive experience representing clients in complex commercial disputes and arbitrations. Selected for inclusion in SuperLawyers, Mr. Shargel has built his practice representing clients in a wide range of business sectors and circumstances. His experience includes litigating contract disputes, shareholder disputes, business valuation, insurance coverage and fraud. He also handles real estate, construction and employment disputes as well as matters involving constitutional law such as under the Commerce and Due Process clauses. Additionally, as co-head of the firm’s ePractice Department, Mr. Shargel assists firm attorneys with eDiscovery best practices and guidance, as well as case-specific discovery strategy and management. He began his career as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

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Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits

Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *

Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**

California State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits

Connecticut for 1.5 CLE Credits

District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***

Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits

Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Hawaii State Board of CLE for 1.5 CLE credits

Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

Iowa Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE Credits

Kentucky Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits

Louisiana Supreme Court Commission on MCLE for 1.5 MCLE credits

Maryland (CLE credits are not required)***

Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**

Michigan (CLE credits are not required)***

Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Missouri Bar for 1.8 MCLE Credits

Montana Commission of CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

New Hampshire for 1.5 CLE credits ****

New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (per Rule 201:4)

New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

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Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE Credits

Puerto Rico for 1.5 CLE credits (Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico)

Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE credits

South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)***

Tennessee Commission on CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Texas State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

Vermont Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits

Additional States - call customer service at (888) 626-3462

* Members of the Alaska Bar Association may report 1.5 CLE credits for participating in this course as it has been approved by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions for 1.5 CLE credits.

** The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.

*** States that do not require CLE are indicated above. Rossdale does not apply for CLE in these states as CLE credit is not required.

**** The New Hampshire does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Continuing Legal Education requirement. Pursuant to NH Supreme Court Rule 53, this activity may be counted for up to 1.5 CLE hours.

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You will receive an on-demand download of the seminar, accompanying materials, and information to report the CLE credits as soon as you register with a credit card or when we process your check.

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