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Advising Online Businesses: Privacy, Domain Issues, Liability, Tax, Contractual and E-Commerce Compliance

Note: CPE credit is not offered on this program

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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This CLE course will provide counsel with guidance on the legal issues concerning online businesses addressing concerns that arise from compliance with privacy requirements in addition to directing companies on matters related to domain acquisition, theft, and squatting. The panel will direct corporate attorneys on managing fraud and securing e-commerce transactions.


The demise of brick and mortar businesses has conversely seen the rise of online companies providing both goods and services. With the growing establishment of e-commerce, counsel must prepare to advise companies operating or maintaining a website on unforeseen legal liabilities.

The foundation governing structure for any website or online concern will be robust terms and conditions. This agreement creates contractual terms between the company and the customer. Corporate counsel will need to be prepared to address both general issues of compliance with national and international privacy laws, as well as set forth the terms of governance, dispute resolution processing, and any limitations on liability in addition to other issues.

Beyond the creation and maintenance of proper terms and conditions, counsel must be prepared to advise online companies of issues that arise regarding acquiring and protecting their domain and similar IP disputes which may arise. Entrepreneurs will need assistance navigating the legal issues associated with social media and how to properly promote their companies within legal restrictions and transparency requirements. Finally, both startups and legacy online commerce clients require advice on traversing the complicated world of tax collection and submission of sales taxes.

Listen as our panel provides the necessary details to represent clients who have moved their company to an online presence and practical advice for those companies to ensure legal compliance at every level.



  1. Terms and conditions
    1. Governing law
    2. Dispute resolution
    3. Limitation of liability
  2. Privacy issues
  3. Domain names
    1. Acquisition
    2. Domain squatting
    3. Other IP concerns
  4. Social media and advertising
  5. Sales tax collection and submission


The panel will review these and other essential matters:

  • What are the basics of terms and conditions needed for an e-commerce business?
  • How and when must an online company comply with federal and international privacy laws?
  • What should a business due to acquire and maintain its domain and other IP?
  • What online companies need to do to comply sales tax requirements


Arora, Harsh
Harsh Arora

Kelley Kronenberg

Mr. Arora concentrates his practice on business litigation and complex domestic and international corporate transaction...  |  Read More

Chester, Jim
Jim Chester


Mr. Chester's experience spans more than twenty years of business law (business formation, governance, business...  |  Read More

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