Legal Services

Trade and Professional Associations

For nearly a century, Kerr Russell has served trade associations, professional societies, charitable foundations, and other not-for-profit organizations as their trusted partners in a multitude of legal contexts.

Kerr Russell’s multidisciplinary practice affords our trade and professional association clients the broad perspective and specific legal advice necessary to resolve virtually any legal issue they may face.  We deliver practical, workable solutions and alternatives to legal challenges that are as creative and unique as the associations we represent. A hallmark of our trade and professional associations practice is our reputation as consensus-builders.  We are known for our ability to foster collaboration and diffuse situations and issues that may prove internally divisive.

Our attorneys advise trade and professional associations on general legal matters in addition to legal matters unique to their professions, industries, or missions.  We counsel trade and professional associations on corporate organization and governance, tax issues, intellectual property matters, executive and employee relations, financing, regulatory matters, technology, contracts, litigation, print and online publishing, and media relations.  We prepare organizational and compliance documents and draft and negotiate all types of contracts, including employment contracts, vendor and subcontractor purchase agreements and health and benefit contracts.  We also assist with corporate record keeping, and updating and monitoring policies and procedures to ensure compliance and minimize risk.

Should disputes arise, our attorneys are skilled in effective dispute resolution techniques.  We have successfully resolved disputes through mediation, arbitration and facilitation, and when necessary, our experienced litigators marshal formidable advocacy on behalf of our clients in state and federal courts. 

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