CLE Opportunity: Legal Writing in Business


Friday, May 12, 2017

9 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

The symposium takes place on Friday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Rm 101) at the Law School and is open to the Villanova Community and the public. The Legal Writing in Business program will offer lawyers insights and practical advice in drafting business documents and completing business deals successfully. Speakers include highly experienced business lawyers.

This program is approved for 3 substantive CLE credits by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board.  




Schedule of Events

Registration and continental breakfast - 9 a.m.

Welcome - Mark C. Alexander, Arthur J. Kania Dean, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Panel 1: Tone in Transactional Writing - 10:10 a.m.

Mary Ann Robinson '79, Professor, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Break - 10:45 a.m.

Panel 2: Practitioners Discuss Legal Writing in a Round Table Format - 11 a.m.

Samuel J. Arena, Jr. '83, Chair, Fidelity & Surety, Stradley Ronan

Michelle Tan-Torres '13, Associate Counsel, Quaker Chemical Corporation

Paul Quinones '01, Executive Director & Corporate Counsel, Development, Incyte Corporation


Panel 3: Legal Drafting Horror Stories - 11:45 a.m.

Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Professor, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law


Lunch - 12:30 p.m.

Panel 4: Adding Value to the Deal: Recognizing Business Issues - 1:15 p.m.

Tina Stark, Professor in the Practice of Law (retired), Emory University School of Law