One of our benefits as a MANA member is an annual half hour consultation with an attorney known to us as being experienced and knowledgeable about the manufacturers’ agency business and laws that govern rep/principal relationships.
The purpose of this short consultation is to enable you to get a quick answer to a general legal question. It is not intended for you to get specific legal advice or services such as a contract review or even a contract clause review.
The attorney with whom you speak will make the decision as to whether the consultation falls under the no-charge member benefit category or under a fee for service category. If the attorney believes the service is one for which you should be invoiced, he should notify you and allow you to make the decision as to whether to proceed or not. Part of this notification would include the hourly rate and an estimate of the amount of time involved.
The attorneys on the list are known to MANA as being experienced and knowledgeable about the manufacturers’ agency business and laws that govern rep/principal relationships. We ask that you limit your no-charge call to one attorney only on the list. If you call one of these attorneys and they are in court or for whatever other reason are unable to speak to you in a reasonable period of time, you may then try another on the list.
These attorneys are not under any agreement with MANA; each member’s dealings with any of them is on an individual basis, arranged between the member and the attorney he/she selects.
MANA does not guarantee or warrant the services provided by these attorneys or their qualifications. You are responsible for performing your own due diligence before selecting one of them.
MANA reserves the right to add or remove an attorney’s name from the list as it deems appropriate in its sole discretion.
MANA members can access the attorney list in the MANA member area of the website.