About Curt Sahakian

Curt Sahakian is an author, business strategist and lawyer. A leading proponent of the "partnering" concept, he is the founder of the Corporate Partnering Institute - a think-tank dedicated to promoting growth and competitive advantage for businesses.

During his professional career, Sahakian has participated in countless business transactions in industries that range from advertising, biotech and computers to securities, software and telecommunications.

He is the author of a number of highly regarded publications, including
Corporate Partnering. A How-To Handbook

Key Partnering Checklists
Due Diligence Checklists
Customer Partnering, A Guide to Key Practices
The Executive Partnering Kit
The One Page Strategy Sheet
The Delphi Method
Business Applications of Propaganda
Shareholder Buy/Sell Agreements, Key Practices and Common Provisions

He is also author of the ground breaking CPI Legal Fee Guidelines, published by the Corporate Partnering Institute. The CPI Legal Fee Guidelines function for the legal engagements not unlike the guidelines commonly used by auto mechanics to determine reasonable fixed prices for auto repairs based upon the expected number of hours the repair should take. The CPI Legal Fee Guidelines help law firms provide fixed price services and also provide clients a reasonable basis on which to negotiate fixed fee prices for business related legal services.

Prior to forming the Corporate Partnering Institute, Curt Sahakian was Vice President and General Counsel of Resource Information Management Systems, Inc., a leading provider of claims processing systems to the healthcare and insurance industries

He has also served as Vice President of Business Development for artificial intelligence pioneer Dynaquest Corporation, as General Manager of Winthrop Financial Group, Inc., a multi-million dollar equipment leasing company, and as a member of the MIT Enterprise Forum's Entrepreneurial Services Committee.

A distinguished graduate of the John Marshall School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review, he is a member of the Illinois Bar Association.



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Curt Sahakian
Attorney at Law
Chicago, Illinois

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