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Tuesday, October 1 | 2:30-3:30pm

Don’t Cut and Paste: Best Practices in Contracts

Contracts happen almost every day. Do you know what you’re signing? A few words can save you from big future headaches. Join expert transportation attorneys who have experienced the best—and the worst—of transportation contracts. Learn best practices for carrier-broker agreements, carrier-shipper agreements, independent contractor agreements, employment contracts, arbitration agreements, indemnification clauses, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and data protection requirements. Let technology work for you and keep up with the times. We give you the insider tips so you do not get caught with an expensive “cut and paste” job.

Attend this session to learn: 

  • Understand how and why contracts apply to your business
  • Learn tips of the trade and hear from legal experts on warning signs
  • Gain insight into contract best practices and key clauses that can save you if things go south

About the Presenters

Kristen M.J. Johnson is a transportation attorney at a boutique transportation law firm, Taylor & Associates. She practices a full range of business litigation and arbitration, including freight claims, contract and tort disputes, appeals, and government investigations. She advises clients on risk management, case and witness preparation, regulatory response and compliance programs, and critical strategy. Kristen is a former Fulbright Scholar and a thought leader, active in her industry and community. She is a member of Women in Trucking, the Transportation Lawyers Association, and the Conference of Freight Counsel. When she is not practicing law, she advocates for children and those in need. She is on the Board of Directors for Friends of the Children, Tampa Bay, and is the co-founder of Pretrial Rights International.

Sarah McKenna is a transportation attorney at Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, a national law firm, in its Louisville, Kentucky office. She practices general civil litigation focusing her practice on tort and insurance defense. Her experience includes commercial motor vehicle accidents and automobile negligence, premises liability, as well as product liability and breach of warranty matters. In her representation of national motor carriers, she has experience handling cases from rapid response post-accident investigations through trial and the various stages between. Sarah has extensive experience in pretrial, expert witness and dispositive/Daubert motion strategy, all targeted to leverage a favorable outcome at mediation or trial. She is a member of Women in Trucking and various bar associations. She is on the Board for Lawyers Mutual Insurance of Kentucky.

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