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Partner Joseph Kish Discusses Strategies for Dealing With Problem Parties at The Chicago Bar AssociationDate: April 4,2013 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Location: The Chicago Bar Association 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604 Presented by: Commercial Litigation MCLE Credit: 2.75 IL MCLE Credit
The seminar will be a discussion of strategies for dealing with difficult parties and opposing counsel in civil litigation. The panel will address motions for sanctions, motions to bar, contempt, discovery disputes, spoliation, malicious prosecution, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 11 and 37, 28 U.S.C. § 1927, and Illinois Supreme Court Rules 137 and 219. Attendees will get an overview of the issues as well as useful practice tips.
Partner Joseph Kish Shares "Trade Secrets" of Employee Loyalty for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (webcast)February 12,2013 Noon - 1 pm CST Learn more about the event here.
Employee loyalty can make or break a business in today's economy. In this session, learn more about trade secrets, the mechanisms that employers can use to protect them, and what options are available when an employee decides to leave a position. Hear a discussion about the latest updates in the laws regarding trade secrets, non-compete agreements and Intellectual Property protection in employment law.
Synergy Law Group's Joseph Kish Named 2013 Illinois Super Lawyer
Joseph L. Kish, a Partner at Synergy Law Group, was named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list as a top attorney in Illinois for 2013.
Fewer than five percent of the state's attorneys earn a Super Lawyer designation, which is based on peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are chosen annually after a rigorous multi-phased selection process that includes statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.
Kish has extensive trial and appellate experience in federal and state courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution experience involving mediation and arbitration. His areas of expertise include complex commercial and financial litigation, class actions, intellectual property litigation, including trademark, copyright, and trade secrets, restrictive covenant litigation, and employment litigation.
Licensed in the state and federal trial and appellate courts in Illinois and California, and the District of Colorado, Kish is faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, editor and author of the Experts chapter for Business and Commercial Litigation 2012 (IICLE). He earned his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.
Kish has been listed under the Business Litigation practice area in the upcoming Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as well as on the Super Lawyers website.
For more information on Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, visit SuperLawyers.com.
Kristen Baracy Tapped as a Panelist for The Reverse Merger Conference
Kristen Baracy will add her insights to the "SEC Regulations: Seasoning Rules for Newly Public Companies" session at the The Reverse Merger Conference 2012 taking place on June 5th at the W New York Union Square in New York City. Now in its 8th year, The Reverse Merger Conference is the premier event for investors, bankers and other professionals in the business of alternative IPO transactions, covering topics surrounding the latest issues relating to reverse mergers, self-underwriting, and other alternative routes to the public market.
Arthur Mertes Leads MBBI M&A Panel
On the 31st, Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries (MBBI) held the 'May 2012 Conference' at the Fountain Blue Banquet and Conference Center in Des Plaines, IL. The conference was designed for professionals serving the Merger and Acquisition advisory market and investors interested in buying small and middle market companies. Panel discussions included such topics as Venture Capital and Angel Investing, Deal Structure Benchmarks, and The Economy's Impact on Middle Market M&A.
Arthur Mertes' Benchmarking M&A Deal Structures Panel examined deal structures that have been used in the past year and discussed which are the most common by industry and deal size. The panel also included M&A attorneys from Kennedy Law Group and Burke Warren MacKay & Serritela, P.C
The Featured Key Note Speaker was Karin O'Connor, Managing Director of Hyde Park Angels and President of Perimeter Advisors, who spoke on "The Art and Science of Angel and Venture Capital Investing."
Joseph Kish Presents at 15th Annual Labor and Employment Law Update
Joseph Kish will discuss "The Developing New World of Non-Compete Agreements" on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at the UBS Tower and Conference Center in Chicago. The event runs from 9:00a — 4:30pm. Register to attend at Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Synergy Law Group Selected as Official Legal Sponsor of Excelerate Labs
Synergy Law Group is proud to announce its role as the official "law firm sponsor" for Excelerate Labs' Class of 2012. Synergy will provide legal support and counsel to Excelerate's ten start-up companies.
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