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Law School for the CFO by The Nashville CFOLC

Law School for the CFO Thursday, January 9, 2020 7:15 AM - 9:45 AM

When: January 9, 2020
7:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Where: Baker Donelson
1st Floor Event Facility
211 Commerce St #800
Nashville, Tennessee  37201
United States
Contact: Jennifer Langley
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Program Description:

It’s the advice you need, without the hourly fees.

Join us for ‘Law School for the CFO,’ an informative session on the legal topics today that directly affect the health of your business. Our legal experts will deliver a series of 15-minute vignettes packed with practical and actionable advice to help you avoid unintentional pitfalls and risks.

Legal Updates on Hot Topics Include:

  • Update on Labor and Employment Developments – Martha Boyd
  • Trends in Middle Market M&A – Bruce Doeg
  • Best Practices on  Using Outside Counsel – Allen Roberts
  • What Do You Need to Know about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and How Does it Affect Your Business? – Alisa Chestler
  • Wayfair Decision – Steve K. Wood




Martha Boyd, Shareholder, Baker Donelson

To start, Martha assists managers in running the company by creating legalese-free employee handbooks and employment policies that employees can actually understand and follow. She also advises businesses on their obligations regarding employee leaves of absence, such as absences under the FMLA and military leave laws. She counsels clients on responding to harassment claims, and investigates those claims when an outside investigator is desirable.

Martha guides managers through discipline and discharge, walking them through the process of ensuring that disciplinary action is supported and can be defended later on if necessary. She trains managers and first-line supervisors in a variety of topics through interactive sessions, including discrimination, harassment, and workplace violence, and provides real-life examples that they can relate to so that the training is meaningful and engaging. She helps business leaders understand employee and independent contractor worker classification and provides advice for wage and hour compliance. She also advises businesses on the use of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements for employees, and how or when those agreements should be leveraged in light of a particular labor pool.

Martha has also performed human resources due diligence in a number of corporate acquisitions. When representing acquiring parties, she reviews all HR policies and practices, identifying potential risk for liability so that the acquiring party can factor that risk into the transaction. Gaining the familiarity required to provide this service necessarily puts Martha in the position of being able to help prepare the new company's policies – whether those policies come from the acquired company, the acquiring company or a combination of both – and ensure they reflect best practices.

A U.S. Army veteran who served in Baghdad, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Martha also has a robust government contracts practice, advising companies that are competing for and executing contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies.


Bruce Doeg, Shareholder, Baker Donelson

Mr. Doeg has held numerous Firm leadership positions, including Chief Strategic Officer, Business Department Head and Nashville office managing shareholder.

Mr. Doeg serves as outside corporate and board counsel for companies across numerous industries, including technology, life sciences and manufacturing. He combines technology, LPM, KM and other approaches with his 29 years of deal experience to provide innovative solutions. His experience includes public and private capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, technology agreements, strategic alliances, corporate and commercial agreements, health care information technology, executive and employee compensation issues, corporate governance and business law advice. Mr. Doeg also has formed and represented venture and seed capital funds. Mr. Doeg started his legal career as a corporate litigator in Wilmington, Delaware. He has authored numerous articles and is a frequent speaker on business and technology law topics.


Allen Roberts, Shareholder, Baker Donelson

Allen Roberts focuses his practice on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and public and private equity and debt offerings, including public securities offerings and private placements of convertible debt, preferred stock, common stock and warrants.

Within health care, Mr. Roberts has extensive experience over the last 15 years in the behavioral health industry. Within this space, he has represented both publicly traded and private-equity funded companies, including inpatient/intensive outpatient psychiatric centers and inpatient and outpatient alcohol and drug treatment centers. In particular, Mr. Roberts has provided assistance to behavioral health companies in mergers and acquisitions, private equity financing and corporate and regulatory issues.


Alisa Chestler, Shareholder, Baker Donelson

Alisa Chestler concentrates her practice in privacy, security and records management issues; health care and insurance regulatory compliance; and corporate transactions matters.


Steve Wood, Shareholder, Baker Donelson

Mr. Wood focuses his practice in the areas of federal and state income taxation, estate planning and administration, business law, including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, and tax-exempt organizations.

Prior to his law career, Mr. Wood was a member of the tax practice of a national accounting firm and is a certified public accountant.


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CFO Leadership Council members may attend this program for free. Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program at a one-time cost of $60.

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.


More Information

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Jennifer Langley, Southeast Regional Director, at


Cancellation Policy

If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please contact Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the program.


CPE Information

 Instructional method: Group-Live
 Recommended CPE Credits: 2  Credits in
Business Law
 Experience Level: Basic

 Prerequisites/advance preparation: None

The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID 109063). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website:



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