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LIVE! Business/Corporations
Registration fees are $80 per course for NALA members, and $105 for non-members. Fees vary for courses presented in two parts.

The audio portion of the presentation is conducted via telephone conference call. This is a toll free call.

For groups, more than one participant per site, is $80 for one NALA member or $105 for one non-member registrant plus $45 for each additional person. Participants must register in order to receive Certificates of Attendance and CLE credit. Registrations of groups are handled through NALA Headquarters. Contact Mariah Williams at

CLE credit toward maintenance of the CP credential is available for completion of NALA Campus LIVE! programs. The maximum credit available is two hours per course.

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Basic Business Organizations
Kelly A. LaGrave, ACP
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
11 am - 12:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 4006


Tuesday, December 8, 2015
11 am - 12:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 4086

This presentation offers a broad and basic view of the fundamentals of business that every paralegal should understand. The presenter will discuss sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, profit and nonprofit corporations, and limited liability companies. The advantages and disadvantages of each type of organization are explained, and guidance on how to form each type is offered, including specifics about required state and IRS filings.
Kelly A. LaGrave has been a legal assistant since 1984 and works in the Business and Corporate practice group at Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith law firm, Lansing, MI. She specializes in the areas of business formations, terminations, and mergers and acquisitions. She has a BA in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University, and holds ACP credentials in Intellectual Property, Real Estate, and Contracts Administration/Contracts Management. She has served NALA in many capacities and currently serves as NALA’s President.
John W Mashni, Attorney
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time
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Conference ID – 4013

The course will provide an introduction to mergers, stock sales, and asset sales from the corporate perspective.  The course will provide theory in addition to specific case studies, and will focus on identifying the component parts of each type of transaction.  

John currently practices law at Foster, Swift, Collins & Swift, P.C. and his practice includes corporate law, employee benefits, tax law, securities law, intellectual property law, estate planning, and entertainment law. John currently loves to help entrepreneurs and start-ups in for-profit and nonprofit endeavors. In addition, John has a unique relationship with the entertainment industry, as he ran a production company and worked on numerous film and video projects. John has attended film school and worked as a director, director of photography, audio engineer, and visual effects artist.

John has extensive experience in the film, television, music, and publishing industries, and he loves working with creative individuals who have a vision to share and a story to tell.

John has particular skill in assisting 501(c)(3) organizations, as he has served on the board of multiple nonprofits and is keenly aware of the multitude of issues for tax-exempt organizations.

John brings a unique perspective to the practice of law with his experience as an entrepreneur, business owner, and manager. Prior to earning his law degree, John worked as the manager of a media department for a large leadership development company. In that capacity, he supervised and coordinated audio, video, web, and print projects for tens of thousands of customers. John also ensured that all marketing materials complied with FTC guidelines and federal law.

His legal skill, paired with his understanding of entrepreneurship, provides him with invaluable insight to assist clients.
John is focused on serving his community and he loves to devote any free time he has to his role on the Board of Directors for Soundsgood Ministries, a non-profit organization that uses multimedia and concerts to reach youth across the nation and then equip those individuals to develop and nurture their own communities.