The Business Law Society (BLS) and the Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA) recently brought six transactional attorneys, including several TJSL alumni, together to share what it is that they do on a daily basis in their law practices. The panelists at the September 25th event included Eric Bernsen '12, Joshua C. Pearson, Lacy J Lodes '08, David B. Gibbs '12, Jeremy M. Evans '11 and TJSL Adjunct Professor Danielle Barger, who teaches in the Solo Practice Concentration.
“This panel was very important because most students are not sure exactly what it means to be a transactional attorney,” said BLS President Jeremy Elias (3L). “All of the panelists were candid with their answers and were excited to their share experiences with everyone. The networking reception that followed allowed members to have more in depth conversations with our panelists, professors and other students. There was an incredible turnout for both the panel and the networking reception, and both organizations look forward to putting on future events.”
Lawyers perform a variety of roles in a transactional context, including the following: advising on the laws applicable to the transaction and on the appropriate structure that should be adopted to manage and minimize the legal and commercial; risks involved; drafting contracts and other documents; helping clients with the commercial negotiations; and helping clients with the management and execution (i.e. successful completion) of the transaction.
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