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November 6, 2014

Hawley Troxell Presentations: Growing The Private Company

Topics and Presenters

Passing the Baton: Business Transition Planning Jon Bauer & Chelsea Porter

The final test of greatness in business owners is how well they choose a successor

Presented at 3:00 pm & 4:30 pm


How to Best Use a Patent Strategy in Your Early Stage GrowthPhil McKay

Patents 101: What – How – Why

Presented at 3:00 pm & 5:15 pm


Developing an Executive Protection PlanMatt Bradshaw & Gabe Hamilton

Protecting the personal assets of executives

Presented at 3:00 pm & 4:30 pm


Trends in Executive CompensationCydni Waldner & Jason Melville

Cash and equity based executive compensation options

Presented at 3:45 pm & 4:30 pm


Taxation in Mergers and Acquisitions Dustin Liddle & Nick Taylor

Tax consequences and structural options in asset and stock deals, and mergers

Presented at 3:45 pm & 5:15 pm


Getting the Best Service and Value From Your Law FirmThomas ChandlerNick Miller & Susan Olson

How to determine and manage the relationship

Presented at 3:45 pm & 5:15 pm

October 23, 2014

Boise Urban Bocce Leauge (BUBL) Tournament

Throughout the months of October, 12 teams, from 12 different companies, have been competing for to participate in this tournament.

On October 23rd, these teams will meet one last time to decide a winner.

October 22, 2014

Girl Develop It: IP 101 Presentation

Attorney Allison Parker will be presenting to Girl Develop It for their IP 101 meeting.

October 9, 2014

The Idaho Foodbank: A Chef’s Affaire

“As The Idaho Foodbank’s signature gala event, A Chefs’ Affaire provides an opportunity for friends of the Foodbank to come together and contribute to a single cause while they enjoy one of the Treasure Valley’s truly exceptional evenings. Along with a six-course plated fundraiser, A Chefs’ Affaire offers much more: It brings together a live auction, silent auction, raffle, live music, wine and beer tastings, and other entertainment, all packed into one singular evening”…..

Click HERE to read more!

October 7, 2014

Boise Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala

Join us for the Boise Chamber of Commerce 131st Annual Gala, Featuring Dara Torres, a 5-time Olympian, Winner of 12 Medals, and Author.

October 6, 2014


Now in its 12th year, Serving Up Wishes is a unique fundraiser that partners Make-A-Wish® Idaho and Boise State University to make wishes come true for Idaho’s wish children. Approximately 90 Boise State University student-athletes and coaches representing every NCAA sport take part in this high energy, fun-filled night of non-stop entertainment.

 Over 400 participants enjoy this event each year. In 2013, the event raised enough funds to grant nearly 50 wishes for Idaho’s children and their families.

 During the evening, Boise state student-athletes showcase their many talents to the delight of the event guests. The evening includes a delicious sit down dinner along with a presentation from a wish child and his or her family, followed by a live auction.

Make-A-Wish Idaho grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Idaho chapter celebrated its 28th year in 2014 and serves the entire state of Idaho granting up to 80 wishes each year.

 With the help of generous donors and more than 200 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Idaho has granted more than 1,100 wishes to children in Idaho.

 Sponsorship opportunities still available! Advanced purchase of a table sponsorship or individual tickets required to attend this event. For more information, please contact Make-A-Wish® Idaho at 345-9474.

October 4, 2014

Idaho Humane Society: See Spot Walk

Join us in our support for the Idaho Humane Society on a 1 Mile Fun Walk in the park with contests, activities, food, vendor booths, and more.


October 4, 2014

81st Annual IHA Convention

Attorneys Tom Mortell, Steve Berenter, and Cydni Waldner will be presenting at the Idaho Hospital Association in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Click HERE for more information!


October 2, 2014

Comprehensive Employment Law Seminar

John Olson and John Ashby will be a part of the presenting staff. This seminar will discuss an unpredictable economy and a rapidly changing body of laws mean that, more than ever, it’s essential to make sure you and your clients are staying ahead of trends and developments in employment law. Large and small businesses are facing more applicants for fewer positions, and the penalties for cutting corners or misclassifying employees are costly. Our speakers are ready to answer your questions and help you and your clients navigate complex issues, avoid expensive litigation, and build a successful workforce. Click HERE to see more!

  1. Hiring Strategies and Decisions
    1. Establishing clear job descriptions and qualifications
    2. Screening, testing, and interviewing: dos and don’ts
    3. Social media information in hiring
    4. Compliance with immigration laws
  2. Hot Topics in Wage and Hour Compliance 
    1. Misclassification issues
      1. Employee vs. independent contractor
      2. Exempt vs. non-exempt according to the FLSA
    2. Upcoming changes to the FLSA exemptions
    3. Are unpaid internships a thing of the past?
    4. Current case law
  3. ADA and FMLA Updates and Considerations 
    1. ADA updates
    2. FMLA updates
    3. Overlap and interaction of FMLA and ADA and other leave policies
  4. Technology in the Workplace: Complications and Considerations
    1. Mobile devices and unmonitored access: security and privacy
    2. Social media issues: account ownership, concerted activity, and legislation
  5. Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace 
    1. Current issues in employment discrimination: sexual orientation, pregnancy, and more
    2. Preventing and responding to harassment
      1. Is it quid pro quo, hostile work environment, or just obnoxious behavior?
      2. Formal complaint procedures
      3. Training and investigations
  6. Employee Discipline and Termination 
    1. Effective discipline policies at all stages of action
    2. Termination best practices
      1. Legal considerations, e.g. WARN Act, OWBPA, and contracted employees
      2. Severance agreements and waivers of employee rights
    3. Proper documentation: avoiding litigation

September 29, 2014

CWI Opening Doors Benefit

We are a proud sponsor of CWI and Idaho education.


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