LA Law Library Business Series: Know Before You Sign On the Dotted Line: Reading & Negotiating Business Contracts. Co-presented with Bixel Exchange

New and growing businesses must enter into a variety of contracts, with landlords, suppliers, and clients, to name a few. Learn how to read common “boilerplate” contractual language and negotiate contractual terms to your advantage.

Class covers:

  • Contract law basics 
  • Essential terms of a commercial lease: what is negotiable and what is non-negotiable
  • Essential terms of a contract for goods or services 
  • “Typical” contracts negotiated by business people
  • Caveat emptor: how to avoid problematic contracts

Presented by G. Mark Santa-Anna:
Attorney Mark Santa Anna is a Southern California native. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree (International Relations & Spanish) from the University of Southern California (USC) and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in June 1992. His legal experience is complemented with extensive insurance industry training and education as well as a diverse entrepreneurial background, including owning and operating his own successful law practice for several years.

Although Mr. Santa Anna was raised in Southern California, he has lived abroad in Venezuela, Spain, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his family and seeing the world and meeting its peoples. He is bilingual (Spanish, spoken and written) and volunteers his time and services at several pro bono venues and events as well as participating on a number of committees and organizations in the greater Los Angeles area.

Registration fees: FREE - sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library through the generous support of Pacific Western Bank.
Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

Photography / Videography:
If you register for this class, you may be photographed or recorded. By registering for this class you are giving the LA Law Library your consent to photograph, videotape, record and broadcast your picture, likeness, voice and statements.  

No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.




Bixel Exchange and LA Law Library are production partners for this event. 

March 06, 2018 at 12pm - 2pm
LA Law Library - Main Downtown Library
301 W 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States
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