Bond In-House Counsel CLE Series: Doing Business with Distressed Suppliers & Customers 

January 8, 2009

Program Overview
Program is live in our Syracuse office and transmitted via videoconferencing to our regional offices in Eastern and Western New York, New York City and on Long Island. Bond's technology allows real time interaction between the attendees in our regional offices and the speaker appearing in Syracuse.

Please note that since this conferences take place in Bond offices (with the exception of the Rochester location), seating is limited. Therefore, early registration is recommended.

Lunch is included and will be served from 11:30 a.m. to Noon. Program begins at Noon.

CLE Credit
1.5 CLE Credits (Eligible for MCLE credit for newly-admitted attorneys)
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York. Each program has been designated as providing the listed number of credits in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board.

11:30 a.m. - Noon
Registration and Lunch

Noon to 1:15 p.m.

  • Rights and remedies under UCC Articles 2 and 9
  • Does a recession qualify as a force majeure?
  • Protecting your interests when you learn that your customer is "sliding" into bankruptcy
  • Rights and remedies that are available once your customer has entered bankruptcy
  • Contract enforcement concerns for collection
  • Various causes of action to consider and prove
  • Conflict of terms in quotations and purchase orders -- battle of the forms


RONALD C. BERGER is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo (B.A., magna cum laude, 1974) and State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1977).

Mr. Berger is Chair of the firm's Business Law Department and a business and corporate attorney who advises clients on a variety of corporate and commercial law matters, including corporate finance and mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. He has lectured on a variety of corporate and commercial law subjects in programs sponsored by Syracuse University, bar associations and local industry groups. Mr. Berger is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 20091 and Super Lawyers®2.

PHILIP I. FRANKEL is a graduate of Tulane University (B.A., cum laude, 1975) and Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., 1978).

Mr. Frankel is Chair of the firm's Economic Recovery and Opportunity Advisory Group and the Small Business Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on contractual negotiations and intellectual property concerns. Mr. Frankel is an experienced drafter and negotiator for the preparation of employment contracts, corporation and business documents, stock purchase agreements, and copyright and trademark licenses. His practice also encompasses registration and enforcement of domestic and international trademarks for clients seeking worldwide protection. Mr. Frankel has also been involved in litigation involving the obtainment and protection of intellectual property rights. He has extensive experience in computer issues, software and technology licensing and matters involving the Internet, and domain name disputes.

CHARLES J. SULLIVAN is a graduate of St. Lawrence University (B.A., cum laude, 1989) and the University at Buffalo Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1992).

Mr. Sullivan advises clients on a variety of business and commercial law matters. He represents clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, business formations, contract negotiations and financing transactions. Mr. Sullivan is also a member of the firm's Business Restructuring, Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group, and provides representation to both creditors and business debtors. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of business and bankruptcy law topics.

1 Copyright 2008 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
2 Copyright New York Super Lawyers 2008.