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Presenter: Jaspal Singh Hare and 4 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Arlington, TX

Hilton Arlington
Arlington, TX 76006
Phone: 817-640-3322

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:15 - 5:30 pm

Engineering Business Law
                                                                        J. Sheedy

   Understanding forms of business organizations
      • Corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies,
         sole proprietorships
   Complying with regulations governing design firms
   Understanding tax issues for business organizations
   Understanding employment law issues

Professional Liability Law                                                              R. Schellhammer

   Reviewing the grounds for professional liability claims
   Identifying who can bring a claim
   Examining common sources of professional liability claims
   Reviewing defenses to liability claims
   Determining damages
   Participating in dispute resolution: arbitration, mediation, litigation
   Obtaining Insurance coverage for professional liability claims

Handling Ethical Issues in Professional                                                N. LeBoeuf
Engineering Practice

   Promoting health and welfare vs. managing risk:
      complementary or conflicting duties?
   Protecting the environment: meeting or exceeding
      legal requirements
   Watching the bottom line: identifying and balancing economic
      pressures in design and construction
   Integrating new technologies: identifying and balancing
      the benefits and risks

Contract Law Primer for Engineers                                                   C. Kennemer

   Reviewing the necessary elements of any contract
   Understanding contract “legalese”
      • Determining performance
      • What constitutes a breach of contract?
      • What are damages and remedies?
      • Liability-shifting contract provisions: warranties,
         guarantees and indemnities
   Making changes to contracts

Understanding the Investigatory and Disciplinary                     R. Schellhammer
Practices of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers

   Understanding the Board’s disciplinary powers
   Reviewing prohibited practices and grounds for disciplinary action
   Investigatory procedures
   Disciplinary hearings
   Administrative and other penalties and enforcement

Intellectual Property Essentials for Engineers:                                         J. Hare
Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets

   Securing ownership of your designs through patents,
      trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
   Leveraging your intellectual capital through licenses,
      franchises, and other technology agreements
   Policing intellectual property rights and preventing infringement
   Resolving intellectual property disputes

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers

This seminar offers 7.5 PDHs,
including 1.0 ethics hour, to
Texas professional engineers.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.5 PDHs, including 1.0 ethics hour, to Texas professional engineers. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Texas.

Professional engineers seeking continuing education credits in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Jaspal Singh Hare

Spencer Fane, Dallas
Mr. Hare focuses on patent litigation, patent prosecution, IP licensing, and trademark matters. He has represented clients in a wide variety of matters including but not limited to district court actions involving patents and trade secrets, licensing disputes, International Trade Commission actions, portfolio vetting, inter parties review proceedings, and patent prosecution. Matters have involved a wide range of technologies, e.g., computer hardware and software, oil and gas exploration and production; semiconductor manufacturing and design; cellular telephony (IS-95, CDMA-2000, GSM, WCDMA, WiMax, and LTE); GPS; speech and video coding, encryption; Voice over internet protocol; wireless LANS; and oil and gas exploration and production. Mr. Hare is of counsel with Spencer Fane LLP, a full-service business law firm. He is based out of Spencer Fane’s Dallas offices.

Cara Kennemer

Underwood Law Firm, Fort Worth
Ms. Kennemer’s practice focuses on construction law and business litigation, with an emphasis on design professional malpractice defense and commercial and residential construction litigation. She has given presentations to members of the Texas Bar Association and professional organizations on various construction matters and has authored papers on construction contract issues, mechanic’s liens and payment collection. Ms. Kennemer was selected as a 2016 “Top Attorney” in Construction Law by Texas Monthly Magazine and is actively involved in the Construction Law Sections of the Texas, Dallas and Tarrant County bar associations. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and a J. D. degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Nicole LeBoeuf

LeBoeuf Law, Dallas
Ms. LeBoeuf is a civil trial lawyer with active experience in both state and federal courts, as well as arbitration. She is also an arbitrator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Ms. LeBoeuf regularly represents Dallas law firms and individual attorneys in a variety of matters. She has extensive experience in the representation of business owners and companies in complex and multi-party lawsuits concerning such matters as employment discrimination, deceptive trade practices, breach of contract, fraud, defamation, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy and other business-related claims. Ms. LeBoeuf especially enjoys trying cases to juries. She regularly speaks to attorneys, engineers and other professionals regarding their ethical obligations; teaches trial and deposition skills to young lawyers; and is a guest lecturer at the University of Texas Naveen Jindal School of Management.

Richard Schellhammer

Underwood Law Firm, Fort Worth
Mr. Schellhammer focuses his practice on construction law and business litigation, with an emphasis on design professional malpractice defense and commercial and residential construction litigation. He actively participates in the alternative dispute resolution process and has served as a mediator and arbitrator in disputes with varying levels of controversy. Mr. Schellhammer is also a frequent speaker on construction matters and has authored papers on construction contract issues, mechanic’s liens and risk allocation among design professionals and contractors. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Council and the Dallas Bar Association Construction Law Section. He received a B.A. degree in History form the Virginia Military Institute, a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from American Technological University and a J.D. degree from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law.

Jack Sheedy

Scheef & Stone, Dallas
Mr. Sheedy has more than 43 years of experience handling complex business litigation matters, including engineering contract cases and liability cases. He is also a registered patent attorney. Mr. Sheedy has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute, an M.B.A. degree from Duquesne University and a J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. His representative experience includes serving as litigation counsel for Fortune 300 Company Joy Manufacturing Company, vice president and general counsel for Curtis Mathes Corporation, and vice president and general counsel for Del Taco Restaurant Corporation. Mr. Sheedy’s clients benefit from his extensive and unique background in engineering, business and law.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $269.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $269.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $249.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.