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Center sponsors event on doing business in Latin America

EDWARDSVILLE – The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at SIUE is planning a luncheon program, “Top Legal Issues You Should Know When Doing Business Internationally Featuring Latin America”

The event will be Tuesday, July 22, from noon to 2 p.m. (11:30 a.m. registration and networking luncheon) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Morris University Center-Hickory/Hackberry rooms (second level).
Fee is $35 and registration is required

Speakers are Jalesia McQueen and Salim Awad, partners of McQueen Awad, LLC, a business law firm located in St. Louis, serving clients in Missouri and Southwestern Illinois. Their expertise includes international transactions involving distribution, supply and representative agreements, compliance with imports and customs regulations.

This program will explore the key legal factors to be considered when exporting. Take the mystery and confusion out of negotiating and drafting international sales contracts as well as complying to U.S. laws for international transactions. Some topics that will be covered include:
• Sales and distribution agreements
• Drafting, negotiation and litigation strategies/dispute resolution
• U.S. law compliance for international transactions
• Intellectual property protection
• Legal considerations in Latin America / Key opportunities and challenges.

There will be a Q & A and the opportunity of speaking with the presenters at the end of the program.

The session is designed for exporters, importers, sales managers, and anyone who needs to understand the elements, risks and opportunities of international sales agreements and other important legal matters when doing business abroad.

To register, please refer to the attached form and fax it to (618) 650-2647 or via e-mail at You can also visit

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