Arbitration Clauses in Business Agreements

Tuesday January 23, 2018

After the major economic terms of any business agreement, its most important terms involve identifying and allocating risk.  One of the biggest risks in most business, commercial, or real estate agreements is the risk of dispute and costly, protracted litigation.  Arbitration agreements are one of the primary methods by which this substantial risk is limited.  Rather than the parties resorting to costly litigation, they are generally required to seek resolution of their dispute before a neutral arbiter, whose decision in the matter is final and cannot be appealed.  Though these agreements are effective mechanisms for dispute resolution and cost containment, they are also highly controversial and often subject to challenge.

Handout Materials Will be Emailed to You Prior to the Seminar

Starts 12:00 p.m.
1.0 MCLE Credit Hours


·         Framework of law governing arbitration agreements

·         Practical uses in business, commercial, and real estate transactions

·         Circumstances where arbitration is effective v. ineffective

·         Counseling clients about the benefits, risks, and tradeoffs of arbitration agreements

·         Scope of arbitration, mandatory nature, and rules used

·         Defining applicable law, arbiter selection, and method of arbitration

·         Judgment on award, review by courts (if any), interim relief

·         Issus related to confidentiality 


Shannon M. Bell, Kelly & Walker, LLC – Denver