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"Top Legal Issues You Should Know When Doing Business Internationally Featuring Latin America" 

Date:       Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Time:       12:00 noon - 2:00 PM (11:30 AM registration and networking luncheon)
Location: Mississippi Room (second level)
Fee:          $35 -- Space is limited - registration required

Speakers:   Jalesia McQueen and Salim Awad, Partners, McQueen Awad, LLC 

McQueen Awad is a business law firm located in St. Louis, serving clients in Missouri and Southwestern Illinois. Their expertise includes international transactions involving distribution, supply and representative agreements, compliance with imports and customs regulations.

This program will explore the key legal factors to be considered when exporting. Take the mystery and confusion out of negotiating and drafting international sales contracts as well as complying to U.S. laws for international transactions. Some topics that will be covered include: 
  • Sales and distribution agreements
  • Drafting, negotiation and litigation strategies/dispute resolution 
  • U.S. law compliance for international transactions 
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Legal considerations in Latin America / Key opportunities and challenges.

There will be a Q & A and the opportunity of speaking with the presenters at the end of the program.

Who Should Attend:
Exporters, importers, sales managers, and anyone who needs to understand the elements, risks and opportunities of international sales agreements and other important legal matters when doing business abroad.  

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please contact us via e-mail at, or by phone at (618) 650-3851/2452.

Looking forward to your participation!

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