Don't Get Sued When Going Independent

Don't Get Sued When Going Independent
Scott Matasar
05/06/11 4 PM EST
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The decision to leave your wirehouse firm and go independent is one of the most important you’ll make in your career. Even under the best of circumstances, it can be stressful and fraught with uncertainty, and a key mistake may get you sued on your way out the door. But, there are many things you can do to reduce that risk in your transition.

At this webinar, you'll learn:

  • Appropriate steps you can take to prepare for your departure
  • The impact and effect of the Protocol for Broker Recruiting
  • Proper procedures for handling client data in a transition
  • What the restrictive covenants in your contract really mean
  • How to handle contact with clients in the weeks before and after the transition
  • What to do if you still owe your firm upfront money when you leave

Guest speaker Scott Matasar is a partner at Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, one of the oldest and largest firms in Ohio, with nearly 200 attorneys. Based in Cleveland, the firm represents large publicly held corporations, privately held businesses and individuals in all major practice areas such as Corporate/M&A, Commercial Finance, Litigation, Securities, Real Estate and Intellectual Property.

Matasar, who is one of the firm's most experienced securities litigators, was recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star for three consecutive years, is a graduate of Columbia University and Boston University School of Law, and is a member of the FINRA arbitrator panel for Northeast Ohio.

 

 


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Our firm moved to successful independence in Aug 2008. This was a helpful update on the process that should prove valuable as we build the practice. Thanks.

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