Neal A. Jacobs Appointed As Course Planner and Chair of Business Divorce Panel for PBI

Neal A. Jacobs Appointed As Course Planner and Chair of Business Divorce Panel for PBI

Seminar to be held on December 1, 2021 commencing at 9 AM. 

Seminar to Focus on Shareholder, Member and Partner Relations, Litigation and Resolution Strategies

Learn the 6 Cardinal Rules of Business Divorce Work!


Neal Jacobs the founder and Managing Attorney of the Jacobs Law Group (JLG) has again been selected by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute to be the Course Planner and Chair for this seminar that has historically received great reviews from corporate, transactional, employment and litigation attorneys. Mr. Jacobs brings together an exceptional group of diverse seasoned professionals, accountants, attorneys and valuation professionals to address many of the important legal, business and practical aspects of these owner disputes and buyouts.

Mr. Jacobs has handled business divorce cases nationwide including cases in PA, DE, NJ, NY and CA; not to mention working on international business matters.

Mr. Jacobs unique background of 35 years of litigating and trying cases, doing corporate deals, getting over $100,000,000 dollars in liquidity for minority shareholders, and actually running a company not in the legal field gives him a unique perspective as to the legal, business and practical issues that will come up in a business divorce.

The 6 Cardinal Rules of Business Divorce Work: Mr. Jacobs distills his expertise and experience into understandable practical lessons:


1. Everything is personal.

2. Legal rights are only one part of the analysis.

3. Leverage is key.

4. Liquidity is paramount.

5. You can’t reason with “crazy”.

6. You have to be ready and willing to try your case.


Samuel First, Chair of Employment & Labor Practice

Samuel M. First, Chair of JLG’s Employment and Labor department, is a Co-Presenter. For nearly three decades, Mr. First has represented employers, senior-level executives and professionals in all aspects of labor and employment law. He also has extensive experience advising clients in business/shareholder disputes and other business transactions. Through the use of real-life examples, Mr. First will present on critical and complex employment-related issues that arise during, and dramatically impact, business divorce cases. These issues include, but are certainly not limited to, workforce retention and reduction, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, trade secrets and confidential information, executive compensation, equity (restricted stock, options, etc.), along with various other employment-related matters.



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