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Course Description

Critical Elements of Business Law will help you understand the four major areas of law that get organizations into trouble. This concise, yet practical, summary of the principles of employment law, contract law, intellectual property, and shareholder responsibilities can help you reduce your liability exposure and know when it is crucial to call your attorney for further advice.


Jennifer Elder, CPA, CFF, CIA, CMA

Jennifer H. Elder, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, is the president and founder of The Sustainable CFO. She has a background in accounting and finance that spans more than 25 years. She has a Master of Science in Organizational Management and Leadership. Jennifer is also a faculty member at Antioch University New England in the Green MBA program.

Jennifer has worked with organizations around the country ranging in size from 2 to 60 employees, from start-ups with $0 in revenue to mature organizations with $172 million in revenue, in a variety of industries, including real estate, construction and development, manufacturing and distribution, software and hardware development, angel investing, professional services, and nonprofits.

She has a passion for helping businesses succeed. She loves tackling challenges and finding unique solutions to difficult problems. Defining issues, breaking them down into understandable parts, and developing simple and effective solutions is something she sees as fun. Jennifer also believes strongly in the benefits of sustainability—where being environmentally and socially responsible overlap with business success. The tangible benefits of implementing sustainable strategies can be seen in reduced energy costs, reduced operating costs, improved stakeholder relations, new market opportunities, and employee retention.

Jennifer is a frequent contributing author and speaker for such organizations as Western CPE, TriplePundit LLC, Maryland Association of CPAs, National Association of Home Builders, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Course Specifics

Apr 20, 2017

Compliance Information

Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the various types of intellectual property.
  • Identify the four elements of a contract.
  • Define the primary areas of employment law.
  • Recognize the responsibilities of duty of care and duty of loyalty.

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