Legal Briefing hosted by BODMAN PLC

February 13, 2019
5:30 PM EST - 7:00 PM EST

201 W. Big Beaver Road - Suite 500
Troy, MI 48084
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A Service Level Agreement (SLA) is an agreement or contract between an organization and their service provider that details the obligations and expectations of the relationship. Working with a service provider has many benefits, but to get the most out of this relationship an SLA should be put in place. The SLA functions as a blueprint of the service the provider will provide and can protect your organization's assets and reputation.

Please join us for our next Legal Briefing hosted by BODMAN PLC to learn about service level and service credit content in vendor agreements.

Presenters: Jonathan Burleigh and Kyle Traver

About Jonathan Burleigh

Jonathan Burleigh is Chair and a founding member of Bodman’s Enterprise Procurement Group (EPG). Jonathan facilitates increased efficiency, reduced risk and reduced legal spend for his clients in the commercial contracting and transactional space. Over the past eleven years, Jonathan has negotiated thousands of agreements with a multitude of vendors representing billions of dollars in spend. This level of experience (EPG negotiated more than 1850 contracts in 2017) provides familiarity with many of the vendors commonly utilized by his clients.  

Jonathan’s practice centers around a service-oriented, team approach to deliver effective and flexible legal support for the corporate procurement and sourcing functions of his commercial clients.  This approach provides clients with cost certainty, reduced transactional times and reduced risk through improved contractual terms.  By working closely with his clients’ procurement/sourcing departments, business teams and internal counsel, Jonathan works to close commercial transactions efficiently while helping clients understand and evaluate the important legal issues without hindering the client's business goals.

Before joining Bodman, Jonathan had a career in corporate sales, acting both as a National Account Director (including several Fortune 100 clients) and as a National Sales Manager. Jonathan’s background in corporate sales is concentrated in the areas of information technology and transportation and logistics. Jonathan was also involved in international trade in Russia and the former Soviet republics and has traveled extensively in those areas, both performing consulting services and facilitating the set-up of new businesses.

Jonathan is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. His activities in law school included acting as an associate editor of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, involvement as a member of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Moot Court Board of Advocates and serving as a member of the Dean’s Tutorial Society for Legal Writing.


About Kyle Traver

Kyle Traver is a member of the Enterprise Procurement Group. He represents business clients in connection with the drafting and negotiation of a broad range of commercial contracts, including vendor contracts for goods and services.

While in law school, Mr. Traver served as an intern in the legal department of a Fortune 500 company where he reviewed and edited corporate contracts, performed legal research, and drafted memoranda on domestic and international legal issues. He served as associate editor of the Western Michigan University Cooley Law Journal and as vice dean of the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity. He earned certificates of merit in several academic areas and completed a 40-hour civil court mediation training program.

As an undergraduate management student, Mr. Traver won the Business Administration Award and the Wall Street Journal Award for academic excellence. He was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma international honor society.

Mr. Traver is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (Business Law, Insurance and Indemnity Law, Arts, Communications, Entertainment & Sports, and Young Lawyers sections).


$0.00 ISM Members - No Charge

$35.00 Future ISM Members & Guests