Continuing Legal Education

TELESEMINAR: Joint Ventures in Business, Part 1 – A National Perspective [LIVE REPLAY]

March 26, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1.00 MCLE hours


Businesses frequently pool their resources – capital, expertise, marketing power – in joint ventures to grow in existing or new markets, leveraging their strengths by partnering with companies with complementary strengths. Joint ventures come in many varieties, including contractual strategic alliances and formal entity-based ventures. Keys to long-term stability and success in these ventures include understanding the current and future contributions of each party, access to information and decision-making authority over time, dispute resolution and transfers of interests in the JV. This program – which was originally presented on December 17, 2013* – will provide you with a practical guide to planning and drafting joint ventures, including financial and tax considerations, decision-making authority and transfers of interests in the JV, ownership of jointly developed property and dispute resolution. Part 1 of 2.


  • Joint ventures in business and real estate – planning and drafting considerations
  • Types of joint ventures – contractual strategic alliances v. shared entities
  • Framework of considerations – formality, capital, tax issues, management control, exits
  • Choice of entity – incorporated entities v. LPs and general partnerships v. LLCs
  • Decision-making, access to information, deadlocks and resolution


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Program Speaker:
Peter J. Kinsella, Perkins Coie, LLP, Colorado


*Attorneys may not receive credit for viewing the same program more than once within a 12 month period.


Peter J. Kinsella is a partner in the Denver office of Perkins Coie, LLP, where he has an extensive practice advising businesses of every size on technology and commercial transactions, and joint ventures. Prior to joining his firm, he worked for ten years in various legal capacities with Qwest Communications International, Inc. and Honeywell, Inc.  Mr. Kinsella has extensive experience structuring and negotiating data sharing agreements, complex procurement agreements, product distribution agreements, OEM agreements, marketing and advertising agreements, corporate sponsorship agreements, and various types of patent, trademark and copyright licenses. Mr. Kinsella received his B.S. from North Dakota State University and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.