Part I: Philosophy of a Business' Legal Counselor (Or, What I Wish I'd Learned in Law School)

(2639 Ratings)

Produced on: January 11, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Law schools make it a point to teach legal doctrine, but generally do not equip new lawyers with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully support business clients. These skills involve applying legal knowledge in a tangible way.  

 

This course, led by attorney Todd Kulkin, is designed to be an introduction to the philosophical base from which successful business lawyers can effectively counsel their business clients to protect themselves and grow without breaking.  

 

Learning Objectives: 

I.     Obtain a resource: a step-by-step flow-chart for new business counseling 

II.    Re-learn intake for new business clients, to improve issue spotting and increase business retention  

III.   Familiarize yourself with different types of business models 

IV.   Identify major liability issues stemming from each model 

V.    Understand how to counsel clients based on their distinct business model

Faculty

Todd Kulkin

Law Offices of Todd Kulkin

Todd Kulkin specializes in providing legal advice to small/medium sized businesses, start-ups, and non-for-profit organizations. He started his legal career at a large New York law firm. While working for that firm, his time was split between two practice areas: general liability defense and providing corporate and regulatory advice to major corporations. He uses his experience as a civil defense litigator to advise clients about their liability posture and how to mitigate. He left the firm to start his own practice in 2012 and, since then, has expanded his expertise to intellectual property and socially responsible entrepreneurship. Todd graduated with Honors from Brandeis University and with a J.D. in Financial Transactions from University at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Law.

 

An animal lover, Todd sits as Director of Corporate Relations for Mighty Mutts & Meows: a no-kill, 501c3, all volunteer animal rescue organization in New York City.

 

Reviews

DR
Douglas R.

Outstanding lecture, savvy presenter

DC
Doug C.

Excellent presenter! I enjoyed listening and the content was very good as an introduction to the more substantive issues. I plan to take additional classes in this series.

CC
Claire C.

Great presentation!

KR
Kenneth R.

Very different type of CLE. Very engaging practical approach. One of the best CLEs!!!!

FM
Fred M.

Really good presenter. I like all of his presentations.

LF
lance f.

again, love Todd, love the way he covers topics

KS
Kenneth S.

very clear

CS
Christine S.

Hands down, to date, the best program I've watched on Lawline. Looking forward to finishing the series.

BK
Briana K.

This speaker was very good. I appreciated his client stories and his delivery

HE
harold e.

Good overview

EH
Elizabeth H.

Recommend for in-house counsel

PA
Paul A.

Excellent presentation, very informative

CH
Corey H.

Great program - I love the practical insights.

JI
Jennifer I.

Good introductory program focusing on practical issues that arise in working with business clients.

RV
Ron V.

The course was well organized and contained information and insights useful even to those currently in the business law transaction practice.

RR
Rhonda R.

The presenter is very enthusiastic about business law.

WL
Willa L.

Mr. Kulkin is very articulate and the course was informative. One of the best I've seen.

RS
Rebecca S.

I really appreciate the practical nature of this class.

EG
Erik G.

The entire series was great. Practical and easy to follow.

CB
Carrie B.

Speaker appeared very knowledgeable and comfortable with the subject matter.

PL
Patricia L.

Energetic, thorough overview of business agreements & plans for legal counseling - I look forward to Mr. Kulkin's next courses!

EM
Erin M.

This was an entertaining presentation with an engaged presenter. Very good!

RH
Richard E H.

Very useful introductory overview.

SR
Stephen R.

Strong, engaging

CW
Charles W.

Good Overview

RC
Robert C.

Nice program.

KC
Kimberly C.

Listened to part 5 of series first. Nice that they are a series but also independent/stand alone works too!

MW
MICHAEL W.

GREAT JOB!

MK
Mayer K.

Thanks.

PB
Peter B.

thank you.

SS
Stephen S.

Mr. Kulkin was very informative and easy to listen to. And I enjoyed his sense of humor.

JN
Josh N.

A good introduction

PP
Phil P.

great instructor. Nice to have a program that isn't focused on NY Lay

WH
William H.

Bingo. Super presentation. As a retired Army JAG, I often told young JA's that anyone can say "no," but that the best Army lawyers found legal ways to make the commanders' ideas happen. That wasn't always possible, but more often than not it was. Military leaders and business entrepreneurs are similar, and they understandably want to have lawyers clear the road, not block it.

DH
Donna H.

I wish I could mark it higher. This is so useful - even for seasoned attorneys.

CH
Carolyn H.

Great presenter

MM
Mary M.

Very interesting and useful

RS
Robert S.

very valuable content

LG
Laura G.

I really enjoyed this course. The instructor was knowledgeable and had a sense of humor.

LD
Louis D.

Excellent presentation on business models.

DW
Donald W.

good solid advice. that they should teach in law school!

DS
Della S.

This was a very informative lecture with practical information!

BS
Bryan Luke S.

Instructor was excellent.

SR
Stephanie R.

Thought presenter was excellent. Engaging, animated, interesting.

CM
Charles M.

Good course

SS
Shellie S.

Outstanding presenter with excellent content.

GK
George K.

Mr. Culkin is possessed of a surprising wealth of knowledge and a pretty charismatic style. I really enjoy his programs.

JF
James F.

Good presentation.

EP
Ellen P.

Very interesting examples.

DS
Dinetah S.

This was really clear and helpful!

BC
Brent C.

Good intro to the broader topic.

MS
Max S.

Excellent and engaging presentation.

SH
Steven H.

Solid presentation.

DK
Don K.

interesting

TF
Thomas F.

Presenter was very entertaining; well done by him.

WW
Warren W.

Great overview on business models and related legal processes.

RB
Robin B.

Great presentation. Fantastic speaker. I teach business law, and I learned a lot of great information.

CM
Christopher M.

Todd is a great presenter. All of his courses are organized in a logical and informative manner without be overwhelming.

AS
Assly S.

Good humor and even though I have been a practicing business attorney for many years I learned somethings and some new perspectives from this.

BD
Benjamin D.

good

AP
ANDREW P.

This is excellent for starting attorneys.

JW
Jeffrey W.

Great presentation. Always enjoy Todd's CLE lectures - informative and insightful. Enjoy them so much, in fact, I hired him.

SS
Sandra S.

Very useful for any lawyer, not just a transactional lawyer! Very engaging presenter!

CC
Caroline C.

Great tutorial for a newbie lawyer cousneling businesses.

RK
Ra'Shaun K.

Great Lecture!

MS
Melissa S.

The faculty was well informed, lively and engaging.

SW
Steven W.

excellent

EB
Erik B.

That instructor was incredible!

BC
Brett C.

Really wonderful insight on the "Dr. No J.D." kind of lawyering, which is something that more lawyers should focus on, including myself.

EH
Edward H.

This is lawline's best presenter. Very knowledgeable!

JM
Jeffrey M.

Good course, especially applicable for new lawyers!

ND
Nicholas D.

Great presenter.

AT
Alan T.

He is a good presenter and brings an interesting, thoughtful approach to his programs.

JB
June B.

He is so easy to listen to and very informative.

BN
Brian N.

Great program. Very informative and kept the discussion interesting. Practical information and law.

EF
Elizabeth F.

I can't wait for Part II! Mr. Kulkin provides useful, practical tools for attorneys to better serve clients.

ES
Eric S.

Great presentation. I've been a general counsel at two entities and this may be a basic presentation, but it is all crucial stuff for the business attorney to understand.

WH
William H.

Todd Kulkin is a very good speaker. Entertaining presentation of what could otherwise be dull material.

CW
Catherine W.

I love everything about this course and the presenter! I love the way he thinks! I love his voice and the way he organizes the information! Listening to him is a joy, and so effective. Totally worth my time. Lawline, offer more CLEs from Mr. Kulkin please!

GE
Gregory E.

Very well done.

TF
Thelma F.

Enjoyed speaker and his great presentation.

DH
David H.

I like Mr. Kulkin's style.

CP
Colleen P.

Good cle

LR
Lawrence R.

Thorough, well done

TG
Tom G.

A lot of common sense but good ideas to remember.

BA
Bernadette A.

Great overview of various business models. Good practical advice

AH
Allen H.

Good Communicator

RS
Robert S.

Well presented

AP
Adrienne P.

good information - easy to listen to...

MG
Meri G.

He is a great speaker

TJ
Terrie J.

Great course, engaging speaker. Definitely enjoyed the presentation!

SH
Steven H.

strongly recommend this one - and probably any other Todd Kulkin lecture. Practical and very appropriate for commercial attorney with small, med, large clients. Great One!

AS
Antonia S.

Great! Informative. Engaging presenter.

GS
Gary S.

Knowledgeable and funny

JC
Joseph C.

look forward to rest

RA
Ron A.

Very good topic and presentation

DE
Dawn E.

Excellent!

TG
Thomas G.

very good

LG
Loren G.

Excellent overview of the subject matter!

JS
James S.

Todd Kulkin was very good. He laid out the course outline then followed it in a very engaging way. As a result, I plan to take the other parts of his course.

SC
Stephen C.

excellent program

CA
Christina A.

The speaker was entertaining and fresh.

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