Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education

Free CLE: Commercial Leases, Photography Law
One Minnesota Credit Applied For, each program (two credits available)

This CLE program took place in the past. Please visit my CLE page for information on upcoming programs.

Minnesota Commercial Leases
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 9:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Photography Law: Can I take a picture of that?
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM

Community Meeting Room
Lower Level, Como Lakeside Pavilion
1360 North Lexington Parkway
St. Paul, Minnesota 55103

In addition to these free programs, we will be offering a 5-credit ethics and bias video replay program for only $99. For information on that program, please visit this link.

CLE credit has been applied for as follows:

9:00 Registration
9:05 Opening Remarks
9:10 Minnesota Commercial Leases, live lecture, 1 hour
10:10 Closing Remarks

10:15 5-credit ethics and bias program.

3:20 Photography Law, live lecture, 1 hour
4:20 Closing Remarks

Program Description

Negotiating & drafting commercial leases (Live program by William Seeley): Whether you are representing a landlord or tenant, negotiating and drafting the commercial lease is a crucial contract document. The lease lays out the ground rules spelling out which party pays for which leasehold costs, such as base rent, taxes, insurance, repairs, capital improvements and management fees. Other lease provisions set the legal basis for the Tenants right to freely assign a lease to another party; or the Landlord's rights during and after an eviction proceeding. This presentation is designed to give you some examples of lease language and practice pointers in drafting and enforcing commercial leases. Sixty Minutes.

Photography Law: Can I Take A Picture of That? (Live program by Randall Holbrook):The course looks at recent case law dealing with the rights of all photographers and videographers to record or photograph places or events. Sixty Minutes

About the Speakers

William S. Seeley, Attorney at Law: Graduated Hamline Law School in 1980. Licensed in Minnesota from 1980 to present. B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College, majoring in speech communications. Member of Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association. Former Editor-in-Chief, Hamline Law Review. Adjunct Faculty, Carlson School of Management , University of Minnesota, 1981 - 2009 . Taught courses in International Business Management, Cross-Cultural Business Negotiations and Strategic Management Former Peace Corps Volunteer in India (1966-68); widely traveled in China , India , Japan , South Korea , France and U.K. From 1990 to present, President and attorney with Seeley Legal Services, P.A., practing law in the areas of personal injury law; corporate counsel and business litigation; family law; estate planning and probate law. Formerly Associate Attorney with the Eastlund, Solstad and Hutchinson, Ltd law firm from 1980-90, focusing on commercial litigation, contracts, environmental law, lease negotiations, personal injury. You can visit his website at

Randall Holbrook is a Senior Research Attorney with Legal Research Center, Inc. His work currently focuses on legislative and regulatory monitoring and analysis across all fifty states. Randy graduated cum laude from Hamline University School of Law, where he was on the staff of the Law Review. Randy started his legal career as a judicial law clerk, and has also worked as an attorney in private practice and as corporate counsel. He is also an adjunct instructor of commercial law at Art Institutes International-Minnesota.

Como Lakeside Pavilion is located in Como Park, on the west side of Lake Como, on Lexington Parkway. From Interstate 94, take Lexington north 2.3 miles. From Minnesota Highway 36, take Lexington south 1.9 miles. Free parking is available in the two large lots near the Pavilion. There is additional free parking nearby in the lot on East Como Boulevard, and elsewhere in the park. Enter the building through the main cafe entrance on the parking lot level and take the elevator to the lower level. The location is accessible to persons with handicaps. Outside food and beverages are not permitted, but coffee and a wide variety of food and beverages are available from Black Bear Crossings upstairs.

This program is free of charge. Pre-registration is not required, but to make sure we have enough course materials, an RSVP to is appreciated. Between the two free programs, we will offer a five-hour Ethics and Bias program for only $99.

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at or call me at 612-378-7751. If you need to contact me the day of the program, my cel phone number is 651-285-5474.

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