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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Impact on Estate Planning and Ancillary Planning Areas - Part 1

President Trump signed into law on December 22, 2017 the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act making massive changes to business, personal, estate tax rules. Every aspect of planning will be affected: asset protection, charitable giving, planning for itemized deductions, choice of entity, employee reimbursement plans, trust income tax planning, the structure of trusts (grantor vs. non-grantor, ING, SLATs, DAPTs, etc.), and more. This is said to be the most sweeping tax legislation since the 1986 tax act. It...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Ethics of Social Media: What Attorneys Need to Know

Social Media has changed the way the people interact and share information in ways that seemed unthinkable a few years ago. This CLE course will explain the types of social media that exist and how they can be ethically used in your practice or as marketing for your practice. Finally, the course will discuss avoiding ethical pitfalls when using social media. Learning Objectives: I. Understand the types of social media in existence and how to use them in an ethical manner. II. Explore how to buil...

Ethics Credits
1.4
Price$75

Persuasive Legal Writing: Be Heard on Paper

Legal writing is at the core of any legal action and effective, persuasive writing is a critical skill. This CLE course will help to improve your legal writing skills by reviewing the principles of persuasive legal writing, and how to build and structure a strong legal argument, incorporating the standard of review with a strong focus on the statement of facts.

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Building Blocks of Mediation

Courses in Mediation Training tend to run between 32 and 40 hours. It would be an impossible task to try to summarize these courses in just a few hours. This CLE lecture will give the listener an overview in mediation theory through some of the terms (i.e. building blocks) that are often employed in the mediation process. In addition, a description of the work of an Ecclesiastical Court known as the Beth Din will be outlined. Such a Court employs both mediation and arbitration techniques to re...

General Credits
2.1
Price$100

PAY OR PLAY: How to Make it Meaningful

“Pay or Play” is an important point in any negotiation for services in the Entertainment Industry. But is getting “pay or play” as part of the deal the beginning or end of the negotiation over that point? This CLE explores the myriad other issues which need to be addressed as part of “pay or play”, and looks at some of the cases and a sample agreement to give context to the importance of this presentation.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Offensive & Defensive Strategies in E-Discovery

Discovery in complex litigation is becoming more and more challenging as electronic data is sometimes the only source of relevant information in a case. Many State and Federal Courts Scheduling Orders require parties to provide detailed information about clients' computer and data systems at the onset of litigation including identification of computer systems, formats of production, claw back provisions and preservation strategies. Many attorneys are uncomfortable with this new Electronic vers...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Hot Button Issues in Firearm Law

Firearms are the only items that are readily accessible in the vast majority of states yet are highly controlled in a few States mostly limited to the Coasts. In addition, Firearms are the only items listed in the Constitution that one has a Constitutional right to possess. However, misuse of firearms or the possession or sale of the wrong types of firearms can have life changing consequences on the owner, possessor or seller of the firearm. New York has a very complex statutory scheme regu...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Trust Owned Life Insurance (TOLI)

Life insurance policies, especially those owned by trusts (TOLI) are facing a crisis. 45% of life policies purchased between 1982 and 2003 were non-guaranteed universal life policies. Of those polices 23%-25% are projected to lapse prematurely. Premature lapse undermines estate plans, harms those relying on the proceeds from those policies, and potentially triggers suits against trustees who have not managed TOLI properly. Unless reviewed and restructured, many universal life policies will exp...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Charitable Planning: Evolving Perspectives

Whatever happens with Tax Reform charitable giving is evolving in dramatic ways. This CLE program will help guide counsel on how to advise clients in light of the many social, legal, and other changes affecting charitable giving.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Crowdfunding: Meeting Humanitarian Needs

Substantial sums of money have been raised by crowdfunding websites. Yet, there seems to be little law, and even less guidance, for those using this fundraising approach. This CLE program will identify some of the legal and tax issues and give advisers background to understand the crowdfunding phenomena and knowledge to help those clients creating or using crowdfunding campaigns for humanitarian purposes.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Non-Tax Considerations of Estate Planning

Estate planning has been transformed in large part by the dramatic increase in the estate tax exemption. Regardless of whether Tax Reform is enacted or whether it doubles the gift and estate tax exemption as proposed, very few decedents pay an estate tax. Practitioners need to address a wide range of non-tax factors to help clients and remain relevant. This CLE program will focus on many non-tax factors (not just income tax basis step-up maximization) that practitioners should consider.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Getting the Deal Done: A Discussion of Common Pitfalls Facing Dealmakers When Negotiating Film and TV Deals

Recent high-profile cases demonstrate that even among the most experienced dealmakers, failing to pay sufficient attention to the details of some of the most common agreements can result in cratered deals, strained relationships and expensive disputes. With so much at stake, producers, writers, directors and financiers need to know when they are exposing themselves to these unnecessary risks. But how? This CLE program will focus on some of the biggest legal and business traps facing dealmake...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Complexities of Multijurisdictional Practice: Deciphering Rule 5.5

Many, if not most lawyers, engage in multijurisdictional (MJP) practice from time to time. For example, a criminal defense lawyer might be asked to represent a client in a state where she is not licensed. Or perhaps a lawyer is asked to travel to a state where he is not licensed to negotiate a contract. Some lawyers, those who practice immigration law for example, regularly engage in MJP. This is an increasingly important topic because MJP will only become more common in the future, especi...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Trust Yourself: A Basic Guide to Using Trust Accounts for Legal Fees

This CLE presentation, intended for newer practitioners, covers some of the basics of using trust accounts for legal fees. Lawyers, especially those with high volume practices who accept smaller flat fees for cases, often want to avoid depositing upfront fees into their trust accounts. This presentation discusses when unearned fees paid upfront can be deposited directly into the operating account and weighs the pros and cons of doing so. It also addresses where to look to find the applicabl...

General Credits
1
Price$50

1031 Exchanges: Rules to Succeed & Common Pitfalls

1031 Exchanges are a useful tool for investors, attorneys, title agents, and real estate agents. This CLE course will give attendees an overview to 1031 Exchanges, in addition to touching on all basic rules, regulations, benefits and other concepts necessary for a successful 1031 Exchange. Attendees will learn how utilizing a 1031 Exchange can not only help defer capital gains taxes on investment and commercial properties, but how it can be used as a tool to reinvest wealth and grow their inve...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Title Insurance Claims

This CLE presentation explores recent caselaw from around the country related to title insurance coverage and closing liability. Attorney Kent Lewis will also discuss what attorneys need to know about Email Compromise Fraud including what red flags to look for, what to do if it happens to you and the position Errors and Omission insurance carriers are taking regarding coverage for losses related to Email Comprise Fraud.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Issues in Art Collecting: Practical Planning for Art Collectors & Their Advisors

Art is unlike many other occupations. It combines the creative passions of inspiration and personal vision with the business acumen of marketing and salesmanship. For this reason, it is an incredibly difficult asset to incorporate into a financial and tax plan that is comprehensive. This CLE course will provide a complete overview on how to strategically approach the ideal disposition for their collection. Geared for both collectors and advisors, the course will review collection practices and...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Disqualification by Reason of Vicarious Conflict of Interest

In an increasingly mobile society, one in which lawyers generally expect to spread their careers over several law firms, the rules governing professional conduct generally require allowing such commerce without strangling careers on the one hand, while accounting for clients’ ongoing expectations of confidentiality on the other. In this CLE program, noted real estate law author and practitioner Dov Treiman discusses when the disqualification of one attorney in a firm effects a disqualificati...

Ethics Credits
1.3
Price$75

Real Estate Implications of the Health Hazards of Tobacco Smoke

Landlord Tenant author and practitioner Dov Treiman lays out the legal implications of smoking, particularly secondhand smoke as it relates both to regulated and unregulated multifamily housing throughout New York State, with an eye towards the issues peculiar to New York City. In this one hour installment, Mr. Treiman covers: Real Property Legal Consequences of the Four Levels of Cigarette Smoking New York City Administrative Code §17-501 New York State Laws of 1989, Chapter 244 Tr...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Recollections of the Last Surviving Prosecutor: 70 Years Since Nuremberg

The trials at Nuremberg, where twenty two major Nazi criminals were prosecuted, was a pivotal historical event that had tremendous impact on international criminal law in the decades since. The trials, which sentenced twelve of the defendants to death, coincided with the larger global issue of how and when to prosecute crimes of aggression, who should prosecute these crimes and how to determine which crimes are actionable. This riveting CLE course, is led by none other than Benjamin Ferencz, who...

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

Immigration Law: Hot Topics & Survey For The General Practitioner

Immigration law basically determines who may enter the United States, how long they may stay and when they must leave. Immigration law is under the control of Congress. Presidential power is limited to policies on refugees. Courts will not become involved in immigration issues unless constitutional rights are involved. Immigration policies are implemented by granting or denying visas. Visas are issued by U.S. Consulates abroad. There are two principal types of visas: immigrant and noni...

General Credits
1.7
Price$75

What You Need to Know about Negotiating Retail and Restaurant Leases

The smaller tenant is “clout challenged” when it comes to dealing with landlord’s onerous, one-sided lease forms. Sending a 300 comment memo will not advance tenant’s cause—in fact, may well backfire; tenant (unfairly) being branded as a troublemaker. And that goes for legal counsel, too! The objective of this CLE program is to discuss strategic analysis of the lease form and isolate those very significant legal and business provisions which have the greatest impact on the retail and re...

General Credits
1.7
Price$100

Current Developments in Employment Law: FMLA, DBL, WC, ADA, NYPFL - How Does All This Work

As more and more businesses attempt to address the needs of their employees in balancing work and family, the paid family leave act has come under additional scrutiny. This CLE course will explain everything an employer needs to know including eligibility, employer responsibilities and compliance. The course will also address strategies for avoiding liability and how to coordinate paid family leave with New York State’s rules on disability, workers compensation and the New York’s Paid Family Lea...

General Credits
2.1
Price$100

School Discipline Basics for Attorneys

This CLE course will provide an overview of the laws applicable to the discipline of general education students and of students with disabilities (IEPs and 504s). The course is for school attorneys, parent attorneys, disability attorneys, educators, school board members, and attorneys in other practice areas who have an interest in school law and legally compliant student disciplinary procedures. In this guide to discipline of students you will learn about the laws that govern student discipli...

General Credits
1.3
Price$75

Ethical and Effective Social Media for Lawyers

As social media has become entwined with our personal and professional lives, attorneys must be aware of their ethical obligations with respect to the many social media platforms that are being used. It is not uncommon for attorneys to share information on a regular basis by blogging, having a website, commenting on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. When using these platforms and communicating this information attorneys must be sure they are not committing any ethical violations.

Ethics Credits
1.6
Price$75

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Fiduciary relationships are not limited to trustees and executors. Fiduciary relationships – and fiduciary duties –can be found in the corporate setting, in employment and in many varied business relationships. Sometimes the fiduciary relationship is not obvious. Yet where an individual is found to have a fiduciary’s obligations, the extent of those obligations and the limitations on what the fiduciary can and cannot do are significant. The fiduciary relationship realigns the legal rights and...

General Credits
1.8
Price$100

Beyond the Printed Page: An Overview of Licensing Comic Book Properties to the Film, Television Industries

Guardians of the Galaxy; Wonder Woman; Riverdale; The Tick; Deadpool — comic book properties dominate film, television, mobile apps, and videogames. They are the driving force behind the hottest toys and apparel for the holidays. Comic book properties are also ripe for being turned into unlicensed derivative works, such as fan-art and fan-merchandise, often giving rise to infringement suits. This CLE will introduce lawyers to key issues involved in the audiovisual and merchandise licensing of...

General Credits
1.3
Price$75

From Panel to Publisher: Representing Comic Book Creator Clients

Comic books are not just for kids anymore — they are the foundation of many of the best-selling properties driving today’s motion picture and television industry revenues. The comic book industry and its ancillary markets continue to flourish, with new trends in digital publishing and derivative licensing. This CLE program features top attorneys in the comic book publishing industry and tracks recent trends in comic book business and legal practice. It is designed to help lawyers under...

General Credits
3
Price$150

You're Fired! How to Minimize Risk and Avoid Litigation

Whether your reasons for firing an employee are based on work performance, restructuring, or for another reason, following the proper termination procedures are imperative to avoid legal ramifications. This CLE program will discuss: The purpose and benefits of progressive discipline. How to ensure consistency with company policies Pitfalls of incomplete or dishonest employee performance reviews

General Credits
2
Price$100

Trademark Basics for Corporate Counsel

Look behind any new product launch, co-venture, or marketing campaign - and you're likely to find valuable trademarks. Indeed, the acquisition, protection and licensing of trademark rights is often mission-critical. While most companies have counsel that specialize in trademark law, to do their jobs well, non-IP practitioners need to understand the area too. Join Frankfurt Kurnit's Catherine M. C. Farrelly and Donna A. Tobin for a CLE presentation explaining trademark essentials in plain Engli...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Recent Developments with Practical Estate Planning Implications

The estate planning world is focused on the uncertainty of repeal (or not) which has profound impact on what planning might be appropriate. But practitioners should not overlook the stream of new developments that might impact clients now. This CLE program will provide a practical practice oriented review of new developments including the following: Estate tax repeal – what it means to planning. Portability new Relief - Rev. Proc. 2017-34 provides significant lenience to make a lat...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Recognizing and Removing Bias from the Legal Profession

Have you been hearing about implicit bias and wondering what that means and if it affects you? Do you question whether the legal profession truly upholds justice and fairness for all? Maybe you’re just wondering what all the hullabaloo is about. In any case, this CLE is for you. Together we will explore the origins of bias, define implicit and explicit bias, look at ways that bias has impacted the legal profession, and define the causes of action arising from bias.

Ethics Credits
1.1
Price$50

Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession: Recognition, Understanding and Intervention

Presented by seasoned attorney and acclaimed author on intervention Mick Meagher, Esq., this CLE course offers insight into identifying the signs of addiction within the accepted guidelines and how to define addiction and addictive behaviors. The course will review the disease process of addiction, the warning signs to look for and how addiction impacts the lives of substance abusers both personally and professionally.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts (“SLATs”): A Key Planning Tool

SLAT planning can provide tremendous planning benefits for many married clients. With proper tailoring for the current environment, a useful default estate and financial planning strategy is to employ non-reciprocal spousal lifetime access trusts (“SLATs”). This can provide a flexible framework for a wide range of clients and can achieve an array of planning goals. The technique can be adapted for modest estates needing life insurance trusts, to ultra-high net worth clients requiring more aggres...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

35 Tips for Attorney Professionalism

The Model Rules, as adopted, are quite clear in their mandates for attorneys, describing the responsibilities that attorneys must accept and the prohibitions by which they must abide. They elucidate quite definitely the What of ethical requirements, but are understandably light on the practical How of complying well and effectively, especially in the day-to-day details of practicing law. This CLE Program is created and presented by a 40+ year veteran of practice in a wide variety of rol...

Total Credits
2.2
Incl. 1.1 Ethics
Price$100

Trusts: Planning and Drafting for Divorce

Trusts are one of the most powerful tools for planning to minimize the risk to assets in a future divorce. However, in order to achieve optimal results for clients, trusts must be drafted and administered in a manner that provides protection. Traditional trust drafting often falls far short of providing the safeguards clients want. What provisions should be used in drafting trusts to achieve better results? What trust planning techniques can be used in different client situations to achieve gr...

General Credits
1
Price$50

High Rent Luxury Deregulation in New York City: A Brief History

This CLE course will examine the history of Luxury Deregulation in NYC with a focus on the recent Altman case decision and where the current state of the laws stands on this important legislation for both landlords and tenants.

General Credits
1.7
Price$75

Technology, Ethics, and Estate Planning Practice Management

This CLE program will discuss how estate planners can use technology, sometimes in creative ways, to enhance their practice, add efficiencies and cost savings, and provide better protection from problems. How can document generation software enable you to create more robust documents at less cost and permit you to provide better service and planning to your clients. How can you adapt common tools such as calendar and billing systems to provide better communication with your clients, and better...

Ethics Credits
1.3
Price$75

Estate Planning, Guardianship and Medicaid Eligibility

An Estate Planning and Elder Law Primer for practitioners who do not practice in the areas of Estate Planning and Elder Law. Learn the ins and outs of Asset Protection, Estate Tax Planning, the importance of Advance Directives, Probate, Special Needs Planning and Medicaid planning.

Total Credits
1.8
Incl. 0.8 Ethics
Price$100

Life Time Trusts and the Surrogate's Court: Revocable Trusts; Decanting and Ethics

The many advantages of revocable trusts have made them a go-to as a vehicle for estate planning. But as with all legal remedies, the decision whether to implement them should be determined on a case by case basis. This CLE course will offer a complete overview of revocable trusts including the process, costs, eligibility, jurisdiction, surrogate court litigation and the overall pros and cons of revocable trusts in estate planning.

Total Credits
2.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$125

Identifying Bankruptcy Red Flags

For anyone forced to declare bankruptcy, the experience is emotionally and psychologically devastating. And while many bankruptcy clients end up in financial straits because of irresponsible behavior or faulty business decisions, there are an equal number who are simply confronted with situations they do not have the means to deal with such as illness or unemployment. Bankruptcy attorneys must be attuned to their clients states, both financial and emotional, in order to develop a productive,...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Serving Rural Clients Using Technology

Did you know there are thirty counties in Nebraska that have three or fewer attorneys? Did you know that eleven of those counties have zero attorneys? This is a huge problem in rural areas across the country. This lack of “access to justice” prevents many individuals and families from protecting their rights and utilizing the justice system. This CLE program will review how these barriers arise, what tools to use to serve rural clients, and detail some of the speakers own stories, both success...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

The Ethics of Deception

As lawyers, the most profound ethical issues we face generally arise not so much where the choice is between “good” and “bad,” or “right” and “wrong,” but, instead, where the issue compels us to choose between two (or sometimes more) competing “goods” so that by choosing the one we necessarily abandon the other. Indeed, as we see in this program, the core ethical values of our profession force these decisions because they impose fundamentally conflicting duties upon us, and compel us, theref...

Ethics Credits
1.9
Price$100

The Basics of Estate Administration

The realm of estate administration is often accompanied by a variety of important and complex considerations. Designed to provide an overview of the estate administration, Attorney Jill Miller will guide attendees through an estate's life cycle while revealing the fundamental steps and action items for each phase. Ms Miller covers a wide range of topics including the necessary steps that should be taken at a decedent's death, proper document preparation to ensure a will is admitted to probate an...

General Credits
1.7
Price$100

Hot Topics in Copyright Law

This CLE program will focus on the current state of copyright law. Listen to a star-studded panel from Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz's IP Litigation Group as they present a rundown of the latest developments. Topics include: Copyright ownership of film, video and other content Defending small copyright claims Copyright ownership of graffiti and other “street” art Star Athletica and ownership of cheerleader uniform designs and other fashion executions Recent cases affecting copyrig...

Total Credits
3
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$150

Managing Construction Risks

Property damage, personal injury, schedule delays, liens and unanticipated costs. Construction projects involve risks, and managing those risks is essential to the successful completion of every project. Join Tannenbaum Helpern construction attorneys and an industry expert for a discussion, including real-world examples, of essential tools that owners can use to anticipate, allocate, control and minimize construction risk. The discussion will cover essential contract provisions, importa...

General Credits
1.4
Price$75

Practicing Law Defensively: Professional Responsibility and Irresponsibilty

Presented by Thomas F. Liotti Esq, this CLE course is primarily directed to attorneys involved in criminal and civil litigation. Entertaining and filled with anecdotes that will surprise even the most seasoned attorneys, the course is focused on ethical violations by members of the judiciary and how understanding both the legal parameters of improper conduct and deep knowledge of the backgrounds, politics and possible agendas of the judges you stand before, the attorneys you argue against and...

Ethics Credits
3
Price$150

A Legal Guide to Social Media Advertising around the Globe

Truth in advertising becomes even more complicated when social media is thrown into the mix. In this format, what exactly constitutes advertising, and what are the rules that advertisers muse adhere to? This CLE course will offer a detailed look at advertising in the social media age and include discussions of transparency, sponsorship, endorsements, user-generated content, and affiliate marketing. The course will provide an overview of FTC guidelines and case studies describing how those gui...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Legal Issues of Social Media & Advertising in the US and Around the Globe

Social media has opened vast new avenues for advertising through channels that can cross the globe in a matter of keystrokes. But with these new opportunities come the rules and regulations that guide the type of advertising permissible, whether it relates to advertising text and images or usability and transparency. This CLE course will explore the ins and outs of social media advertising including issues of jurisdiction when advertising overseas, referral based advertising and the ub...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Your Witness: The Art of Direct Examination

Today, a great deal of time and emphasis are placed on CCTV footage and DNA testing. And yet, cases – both Civil and Criminal – are about real people and real witnesses. Their stories and positions are told through their testimony – and through their direct examinations. While by no means exhaustive, this CLE program will guide the practitioner in crafting, planning, and preparing powerful testimony.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Estate Tax Repeal Is Not a Temporary or Permanent Certainty: How to Plan Now

The future of the gift, estate and GST tax system is uncertain. The Trump administration might repeal the estate and GST tax (although it is not clear that there is an intent to repeal the gift tax), provide for a capital gains tax on death (and perhaps a capital gains tax on gift), provide for a carryover basis at death, or some other variation of these. Many estate planners have suggested that clients put most planning on hold pending the outcome. Other advisers have suggested completing low...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Workers’ Comp: Its Synthesis and How to Run a Successful Boutique Comp Practice

Workers’ compensation is widely underestimated in its complexity. In fact, at the foundation of the law is not a lawsuit as many believe, but rather an administrative, no fault claims process. Its importance lies in that it remains an employees’ exclusive remedy against an employer for indemnity and medical benefits resulting from a work-related injury. This CLE course will explain New York Workers’ Compensation Law and the different case types, client management styles and an evaluati...

General Credits
1.3
Price$50

Tax Aspects of International Estate Planning

The United States is reported to be the world’s greatest financial and tax havens. Investors from around the world are purchasing real property and assets in the United States. Additionally, U.S. citizens and residents deploy their capital around the world for investment and personal reasons. This CLE seminar will familiarize attorneys with the basic tax issues involved in international estate planning.

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

3D Printing: Legal Protection for 3D Objects and Product Designs

3D printing is changing the way everything, from household items to computers, is being manufactured. But how to you trademark something that anyone can create? This CLE course will explain the ins and outs of legal protection for 3D objects and how artists, product designers and manufacturers can assert legal protection for their designs. The course will explain the restrictions on copyright protection, the challenges posed by the newest technologies and restrictions on trademark protection a...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cybersecurity Compliance Issues: What You Need to Do and How You Can Do It

Cybersecurity is a leading concern – if not the number one concern – for general counsel and compliance officers. This CLE program is presented by Tannenbaum Helpern’s Andre R. Jaglom and David R. Lallouz and Baker Tilly’s Russell J. Sommers. They will discuss the regulatory environment for businesses in the financial services sector versus other industries, examine industry cybersecurity standards, discuss how to conduct cybersecurity audits, address lawyers' ethical responsibilities for info...

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

Ethical Issues Facing In-House Counsel

This informative CLE course will provide a complete overview of professional responsibility issues that may arise for in-house counsel on a day-to-day basis. The course will explain the rules that govern privileged information, e-discovery, contact with former employees and potential conflicts of interest. The course will include problem-solving techniques to resolve critical problems that often arise.

Ethics Credits
1.7
Price$75

Powering Up: Video Game Law for Attorneys

With incredible graphics and lifelike presentation, videogames have captured our imagination - and a lot of our free time. But for people in the game business, it's not all about death matches or spawning Pokémon. Behind every new title is an important architecture of law and contracts. What do lawyers in the video game business need to know? Topics include: What laws apply to the video game business? Which game elements are protectable? Who owns what: developer agreements, distribu...

General Credits
1.3
Price$75

The Challenges to Property Tax Exemptions for Nonprofit Entities

Non-profit organizations provide tremendous services both to local communities and the federal government. They employ hundreds of thousands of workers, purchase goods and services and utilities, pumping untold millions into the local economy, and paying taxes while providing communities with health care, employment training, disaster relief, food for the homeless, counseling and much more. But what does it take to obtain non-profit status and how does that status impact tax exemptions?...

General Credits
1.8
Price$75

Five Reasons to Read Your Construction Contract

You have agreed on the price. You have agreed on the scope of work. Now what? Well, you still need to memorialize your agreement into a written a contract that includes the acceptance and the shifting of certain risks. This does not mean you should just sign whatever is presented to you though. This CLE course will outline the specific areas to study in a contract including indemnity clauses, order changes and notice requirements, payment requirements, delay damages and dispute resolution.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Nuts and Bolts of Florida Contracting Licensure

Yes, you need to be licensed to perform construction contracting in Florida. What does this entail? Who needs to be licensed? What happens if you are not licensed? This CLE course will explain the contractor licensing process in Florida as well as explain who requires licensing, who does not and the consequences for contracting without a license.

General Credits
1
Price$50

What Attorneys Need to Know About Miller Act Payment Bond Claims

If you are a prime contractor, subcontractor, or supplier on a federal construction project, you NEED to understand the Miller Act and know what your rights are. This includes preserving your rights to payment against the Miller Act payment bond and defending, in the case of the prime contractor, any claim that may be asserted against the bond. This CLE course will explain how the Miller Act preserves your rights to payment under its bond and how to defend that right, particularly agai...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Cyber Risk Management: Legal Data Breach Live

Intended to allow attendees to actually experience a series of cyber security incidents, this CLE program will re-enact a data breach with direct interaction with the perpetrator. The course will explain how to perform a comprehensive risk assessment, identify causes and evaluate costs of a data breach and explain applicable State and Federal Regulations. The course will review the role of cyber insurance, education, and response planning as well as navigating a real-live cyber breach. To...

General Credits
1.8
Price$100

The Inter-Firm Privilege and the Disciplinary Process: How to Protect Your Communications and Not Get Disciplined

It’s been a season of firsts for New York lawyers. In recent months a New York appellate court issued a landmark decision recognizing, for the first time, that certain communications between lawyers in a law firm may be protected by the attorney-client privilege (known as the inter-firm privilege). Additionally, the New York Court System adopted uniform rules for imposing attorney discipline, which is expected to bring some much-needed consistency to a process that has been known to change d...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

FLSA Final Rule on Overtime: How to Ensure Compliance

Not only can the FLSA be very tricky, but in addition, the Department of Labor has now issued its long awaited Fair Labor Standards Act Final Rule. The last time that the FLSA was revised was back in 2004 and things have been the same for employers since that time. The Final Rule makes significant changes in which of your employees will now qualify to be “exempt” and therefore not entitled to overtime. More significant though is the fact that many of your employees who were previously treated as...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Intellectual Property Considerations in Business Transactions

This CLE Course focuses on the myriad ways intellectual property issues arise in business transactions. The course addresses key IP clauses in M&A agreements (including royalties, ownership, restrictive covenants, and employee issues) and licensing matters (including scope, quality control, assignment, and termination), touching on trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. This course also explores the impact of recent legislative developments and case law in the intellectual propert...

General Credits
1
Price$50

What to Say When You Receive a “Help Me!” Call: What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Defending Criminal Matters

Even if your practice never leads you to the courtroom, every attorney is bound to receive a middle-of the-night “help me!” call from a relative, friend, or acquaintance saying “I’ve been arrested! What should I do?” This CLE Course will arm you with the answers to that question. Join William McDonald, chair of the Criminal Defense department at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick in Long Island, New York, for a primer on how to advise clients about arrests, breathalyzers, and search warrants in t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Domestic and International Cross Border Practice of Law

This CLE is designed to alert attorneys on the issues and possible pitfalls related to practicing law in jurisdictions (US or foreign) in which he or she is not licensed. It is designed to alert them as to what to consider before undertaking such representation in a variety of circumstances, some of which will occur from time to time in any practice and some of which involve more out of the ordinary circumstances. The CLE goes through a number of scenarios in which cross border issues arise an...

General Credits
1.4
Price$50

Employment Eligibility Verification: Form I-9 Compliance

This CLE program will provide an introduction to an employer’s obligations with regard to employment eligibility verification, including when and how to complete Form I-9, document review, and retention requirements. Other topics covered include eVerify and how to avoid claims of discrimination.

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law: A Guide to the International Student Client

This CLE program is designed for practitioners working with international students as they attend school and prepare for life in the U.S. after graduation. Topics covered will include Maintaining student status and related issues; Employment Authorization Options for Graduating F-1 Students; Introduction to Relevant Nonimmigrant Categories for the international student looking to remain in the U.S. and Paths to Permanent Residency.

General Credits
1
Price$50

What Every Lawyer Should Know About Immigration: An Overview of U.S. Immigration Law

This CLE program will provide a basic outline of U.S. immigration law, including nonimmigrant (temporary)visas, lawful permanent resident status, eligibility for U.S. citizenship, employer compliance and employer sanctions, and the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Special Education 101: The Basics of Special Education Law

Special education law is a fascinating area of civil rights law. This CLE course will allow you to develop your knowledge in this area via an easy-to-understand format which walks you through the process of obtaining a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for a child with disabilities. Beginning with a brief history of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this course highlights the important areas of the federal statutory law, federal caselaw and accompanying New York St...

General Credits
2.6
Price$125

Everything Is a Negotiation: Strategies and Ethical Considerations for Attorneys

All too often, traditional negotiation strategies result in blown up deals, protracted litigation, and destroyed relationships. Since we all negotiate every day, the stakes are far too high to rely on tired tactics that don’t work. Some people believe that effective negotiators are born, not made, but this presentation will prove them wrong. Join Joe Campolo, a law firm managing partner and business owner, as he shares the alternative negotiation strategies he relies on to solve problems and g...

Total Credits
1.8
Incl. 0.7 Ethics
Price$75

Finding, Keeping and Preventing Problems with Clients is as Easy as A,B,C

This unique CLE program by New York Tort lawyer and radio host Kenneth Landau will offer attorneys in all areas of practice over 100 Tips on Finding, Keeping and Avoiding problems with clients. You will learn how to educate clients about how you can be of help to them in resolving or preventing their legal problems. Best strategies for encouraging consultations, giving seminars and billing will also be covered. You will also learn the ten reasons why clients hate lawyers and how to...

General Credits
1.7
Price$75

"Ambush Marketing" and the Olympic Games: Drawing the Lines for Advertisers, Official Sponsors, and Rights Holders

Events like the Olympics, FIFA World Cup, and Super Bowl also feature competition among brand marketers and rights holders - specifically, the high-stakes battles between non-sponsoring brands and official event sponsors. How can brands reference these events? What event symbols may marketers safely use without permission? How can official rights holders and exclusive sponsors protect their investment? Frankfurt Kurnit's Christopher Chase will provide a rundown of the laws governing ambush mar...

General Credits
1.3
Price$75

Bankruptcy Law for Family Attorneys

This CLE course is designed to explain bankruptcy, the process and issues for the Family Law Practitioner. It is an essential beginner course for anyone who wants to learn about bankruptcy law and in particular how it relates to Family cases. The course includes a description of the various chapters, how to file a bankruptcy, the issues and a detailed account of bankruptcy petition and how it affects a divorce case. The course also provides strategies to use Bankruptcy law to benefit their cl...

General Credits
2.1
Price$100

Introduction to Family Law in New Jersey

This CLE course is designed to introduce and describe, in detail, how to practice family law in New Jersey. It is an absolute necessity for newly admitted attorneys or lawyers who want to learn how to practice family law and what to expect. The course describes the structure, process and practice tips for abuse and neglect cases, domestic violence, non-dissolution, child support and divorces. The course provides strategies to successfully represent clients in all aspects of family law and incl...

General Credits
2.1
Price$100

Avoiding Ethical Violations and Malpractice Suits

In this CLE course, ethics expert and legal malpractice attorney Daniel Abrams shares his views on how lawyers can protect themselves and minimize their chances of being sued for malpractice or being subject to other ethical headaches. Mr. Abrams covers the primary reasons why lawyers are sued, what plaintiffs’ legal malpractice lawyers are looking for in a lawsuit, the stages of a representation where lawyers are most likely to get into trouble, what clients to avoid, and other practical step...

Ethics Credits
1.3
Price$75

Healthcare Arbitration Agreements: Developments in the Law, and Hurdles to Enforcement

Binding arbitration agreements between nursing homes and their residents have faced consistent hostility from courts and legislatures. Although the law in this area is rapidly evolving, for the moment, these agreements are fully enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act. This CLE presentation will provide an overview of arbitration agreements in the nursing home context, as well as practical suggestions for drafting and enforcing these agreements in court.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Jury Selection: Strategies for Winning Your Case

Are there strategies to select jurors favorable to your case? How can you recognize "dangerous" jurors? Are you selecting or de-selecting a jury? These issues and more will be explored in this CLE program, designed for both the young attorney as well as the seasoned trial attorney. Highlights include the use of rhetorical questions to plant the seeds of your case, arming jurors for deliberations, as well as uncovering and neutralizing bias.

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Navigating The Hospital Licensing Act’s Important and Broad Exception to the Petrillo Doctrine

Section 6.17(e) of the Hospital Licensing Act created a broad and important exception to the Petrillo doctrine. Since 2000, defense counsel representing a Hospital could speak ex parte with any agent, employee or medical staff member of the hospital. However, more than 15 years after that legislation was enacted, attorneys and judges far too often are unaware or disbelieving of this rule regarding these communications. This CLE presentation will examine the rules in place before...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Principles of Agency: Foundation of Ethics

As all attorneys know or should know, every attorney is, ipso facto, an agent of each client, with concomitant fiduciary duties to the client. This CLE program provides a unique opportunity to understand the principles of agency law, giving attorneys a greater grounding in ethical responsibilities and a ready compass for detangling knotty ethical questions. Moreover, agency relationships are everywhere and, importantly, often inadvertently arise. Whether entered into intentionally or unintenti...

Ethics Credits
2.2
Price$100

Uniform Trade Secrets Act: Your IP Backstop

The Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) is one with which every employment lawyer, intellectual property lawyer and business counselor should be deeply familiar. Adopted in 48 States, DC, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, UTSA provides extensive remedies against those who wrongfully disclose, exploit or receive trade secrets of another, while also providing well-crafted protections against misuse of this powerful legal weapon. This CLE program reviews the Act, section by section, includ...

General Credits
2.4
Price$75

Navigating the Minefield of Fiduciary Service: A Primer on the Current Landscape of Trustee and Executor Responsibility

It is an honor to be selected as an executor or trustee, but that service comes with significant legal obligations. This CLE program will examine many important legal and practical issues that executors or trustees confront, and it will present cautionary lessons from recent case law concerning fiduciary conduct. The program will also cover management responsibility over assets, obligations to estate and trust beneficiaries, and strategies to avoid internal disputes and litigation.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Drafting a Franchise Disclosure Document and Franchise Agreement to Protect a Franchisor in Litigation

A potential franchisor may well underestimate the complexity of the legal issues surrounding franchise law. Varying across state lines as well as across international borders, the laws are governed by federal laws that function in addition to, not in lieu of, state standards. These rules and their applications will all be discussed in this informative CLE course. The process for drafting successful Franchise Agreements and tips and strategies for creating Franchise Disclosure Agreements all of...

General Credits
2.1
Price$100

How Did this Lease Land on my Desk? The Lawyer’s Guide to the Business of Commercial Real Estate Leasing

Obtaining a commercial office lease may seem to be the simplest part of opening and running a business. But the major clauses in a typical lease can greatly impact your day-to-day business. This CLE program will explain the most common clauses of a typical commercial office lease and how to ensure the best lease for your client. The course will also delve into the strategies necessary to negotiate a lease before an attorney needs to intervene.

General Credits
1.7
Price$75

Aging Clients: Estate and Longevity Planning

Every practitioner is aware that the population generally, and client base in particular, are aging. But what does this mean for estate and other planning? What new services can practitioners offer aging clients? Why do traditional planning and drafting techniques not meet the needs of many of our aging clients and how can you specifically plan and draft differently to address these issues? Why are durable powers of attorney insufficient planning for many aging clients? Why does the law not pr...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Estate and Financial Planning Considerations that May Change How We Practice

Estate and financial planning are being transformed by a host of factors including the permanent higher exemptions, the aging population, evolving case law and new perspectives on practice. This CLE presentation explores a range of new planning ideas that can help transform how estate planning is practiced. For example, a new paradigm for gifting is presented which is very different from the traditional perspectives on how clients should gift. Practical legal, financial and drafting considera...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

The Essentials of Planning Before & After Death

Pre-mortem planning must address a range of issues that in many cases differ from those traditionally focused on by practitioners. Monitoring and properly exercising swap powers is critical for clients with irrevocable grantor trusts. Making gifts to use remaining gift and GST exemption may be warranted. For clients whose estates may be taxable maximizing discounts may be called for. While for smaller estates revising FLP and LLC governing documents to minimize or eliminate discounts might ins...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Building the Modern Family through Third Party Reproduction

For hundreds of years parentage laws in the United States have been grounded on the premise that a man and a woman must have “intimate relations” in order to conceive a child. Recent advances in medical technology have changed that paradigm and the child of the modern family is often conceived in a medical laboratory rather than in a bedroom. Conceiving a child the modern way may involve as many as six people in the process if the intended parents need donor eggs or sperm or a woman to gestat...

General Credits
1.7
Price$75

An Overview of Construction Lien Law

Like it or not, most lawyers are bound to encounter issues related to a mechanic’s lien at some point in their career. When a mechanic’s lien suddenly appears in a continuation title search at a closing, its important for the real estate practitioner to know what kind of options are available to get rid of the lien and avoid having to adjourn the closing. On the other hand, when a general practitioner who represents an electrician who is owed $100,000 from a general contractor is asked to prep...

General Credits
1.7
Price$75

The Legacy of Nuremberg: Benjamin Ferencz Examines the Current State of International Criminal Law

Beginning in 1945 with his prosecution of war criminals during the Nuremberg Tribunal, the work of Benjamin Ferencz has long focused on issues of international criminal justice. In this unique CLE program, the sole surviving Nuremburg prosecutor offers an insightful perspective on the history and development of international criminal law and the establishment, jurisdiction and activities of the International Criminal Court.

General Credits
1.7
Price$75

A Review of the District of New Jersey Local Patent Rules

This seminar will focus on practicing before the District Court for the District of New Jersey with a special emphasis on the Local Patent Rules. Every practitioner in the New Jersey District court should be familiar with local practice issues. In this CLE seminar you will get insight into local practice and how the Local Rules impact your case. Further, this seminar will focus on the Local Patent Rules which set deadlines for patent specific matters.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Chinese Investment in U.S. Real Estate

The U.S. property market has become a popular destination for wealthy Chinese nationals seeking safe investment opportunities abroad. International real estate transactions implicate legal issues associated with the transfer of funds, taxes, corporate formation, reporting and disclosure requirements, national security and immigration. This CLE lecture will discuss legal strategies for addressing these issues proactively so as to avoid post-acquisition problems.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Direct and Cross Examination of Experts at Trial under New Jersey Law and Procedure

This CLE lecture will review the relevant Rules of Court and best practices under New Jersey law for preparing for and conducting direct and cross examinations of expert witnesses.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Franchise Law: Five Issues Facing Franchisors and Franchisees

Franchise Law is affecting many of the businesses ordinary Americans interact with on a daily basis. Whether it’s getting your coffee, having a sandwich, or buying a car, you are almost ensured to deal with a franchised business today. With popularity comes problems, and there are many issues facing franchisors and franchisees throughout the United States. This CLE lecture, “Franchise Law: Five Issues Facing Franchisors and Franchisees,” will focus on some of the more prevalent issues,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Conduct and Defend Expert Depositions under New Jersey Law and Procedure

This CLE lecture will review the relevant Rules of Court and best practices under New Jersey law for preparing your own expert witness for deposition; defending your expert’s deposition; and preparing for and conducting the deposition of the adverse expert witness.

General Credits
1
Price$50

A Behind the Scenes Look at the Decision by the Supreme Court of NJ on Fraud in a Medical Malpractice Policy

In DeMarco v. Stoddard, the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that a medical (podiatric) malpractice policy that was procured via fraud in the application could and should be rescinded ab initio, with the insurer not obligated to defend or indemnify the doctor. In so holding, the Court examined multiple issues, including the background of compulsory malpractice coverage in both New Jersey (where the malpractice occurred) and Rhode Island (where the policy was issued by a state-created entity)...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Crafting a Case: Openings and Summations

While a case is proven by the facts in evidence, a trial attorney’s opening and closing statements are often the most critical elements in their success. Developing a compelling opening and summation must begin early in the process with the facts then interwoven into that central theme. This CLE course will teach you how to use the frame of the opening and closing statements to prove your case, bolster the facts which support it and deflect those that weaken it. The course includes a dynamic b...

General Credits
2.1
Price$100

CPLR: Overview for the Novice Attorney and the Seasoned Professional

This CLE course covers recent case law and statutory changes involving New York Civil Practice. In particular, it covers areas of personal jurisdiction, service of process, subject matter jurisdiction, venue, pleadings, motion practice, statute of limitations and discovery. Recent cases include the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Damlier A.G v. Bauman and its possible long term effect on general jurisdiction (CPLR 301) in N.Y.S. There is also a discussion of the recent amendment to CPLR 3212...

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

What Every Company Should Know About Identifying and Preserving Documents For Litigation

Preservation of electronic materials continues to be a hot topic, and the possible sanctions that courts can apply to companies that fail to preserve is an on-going concern for firms. Therefore, it is critical for companies to comply with and understand their preservation obligations and for their lawyers to advise them of these requirements. This CLE program will review when a company's preservation obligations are triggered, the steps that companies should follow to meet those obligations,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Accommodating Non-U.S. Investors: Structuring Real Estate and Other Fund Investments to Minimize U.S. Tax Impacts

Tannenbaum Helpern tax attorneys Michele Itri and David Schulder along with RSM US LLP's International Tax Principal Mark Strimber, will discuss how hedge funds and private equity funds can minimize tax burden for non-U.S. investors. These investors are primarily concerned with avoiding U.S. tax filing obligations and paying U.S. tax on "effectively connected income" which can result from a non-U.S. investor's investment in U.S. real estate, certain U.S. loans, U.S. operating companies and fee...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Bankruptcy Issues for an Insurance Carrier When an Insured Files for Bankruptcy

This CLE Program is intended for insurance practitioners involved with underwriting, coverage or claims adjusting who seek guidance concerning the affect of an insured’s bankruptcy. Issues addressed include: Underwriting: Insurers’ credit risks for unpaid premium, self-insured retention, and/or voidable transfers such as preference claims or fraudulent transfer claims. Coverage: The impact of a bankruptcy filing, and the potential impact of a plan of reorganization, which can alter po...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Preparing the Estate Tax Returns and Related Post-Mortem Tax Issues

This CLE course will introduce attorneys to the preparation of the Federal Estate Tax Return, Form 706. Because of portability, filing this return on the death of the first spouse has become very important. In fact, it might be malpractice not to file this when the first spouse dies, even if the combined estates of both spouses (at the time of the first death) is under the threshold amount for single spouse (currently $5.45 million). In addition to an overview and more detailed explanation of...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Workplace Shooting: Employers’ Legal Obligations and Survival Strategies

With a number of high-profile workplace shootings being reported, employers have begun asking with greater frequency what should they do to prepare their company and employees for such an event. As an employer, what are your legal responsibilities if a shooting occurs in your workplace or at a company-sponsored or sanctioned event? For you and your employees, what are the recommended survival strategies? Are employers obligated to offer survival training? Are employers liable if they don't? Th...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Commercial Collections Primer

Commercial collections litigation is a volume practice with pitfalls to snare the unwary. Carol G. Morokoff is a 29 year litigator with 23 years of experience negotiating the vagaries of this practice. This CLE lecture provides much practical advice on how to prepare and execute an effective strategy for a successful practice, as well as examples of how things can go wrong.

General Credits
1.3
Price$75

From Crash to Cash: Tips on Handling a Tort or Civil Case

This CLE program, suitable for both new and experienced litigators, representing plaintiffs or defendants will offer tips on Tort Scene Investigation, the initial interview with a client, the importance of Pattern Jury Instructions; Client Communications and avoiding problems with clients; questions to ask and prepare clients to answer at depositions; evaluating damages, resolving discovery disputes, investigating insurance including SUM coverage and options for Alternate Dispute Resolution....

General Credits
1.8
Price$75

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About #Hashtags But Were Afraid to Ask

Hashtags have revolutionized how we communicate and have become an important component of today's advertising campaigns. They help advertisers and consumers categorize posts, locate information, share content, and disclose information to readers. But hashtags also create legal risk. If used incorrectly, they can violate state and federal advertising laws or infringe third-party rights. What are the best practices for hashtag use? How do you avoid the legal traps? This CLE presentation from Fra...

General Credits
1.3
Price$50

ABC's of Selling or Buying a Privately Owned Business

More than 50,000 small company sale transactions take place in the United States each year. While the attorneys for these transactions may be seasoned M&A specialists, they may also be newly admitted attorneys and/or attorneys whose expertise lies in other areas of the law. This CLE presentation will focus on the practical aspects of the three major stages of the process of buying or selling a privately held business: I. Pre-Contract Considerations II. The Contract of Sale III...

General Credits
2.2
Price$100

Preparation and Presentation of Plaintiffs for Depositions

All too often plaintiff’s attorneys breeze through a plaintiff deposition as if they are merely going through the motions. However, Plaintiff depositions can be a useful tool to help leverage your settlement position and obtain affirmative, positive testimony to further your case and provide ammunition to help defeat dispositive motions. This CLE presentation will explain ways to maximize the opportunity to present your client for a deposition in a variety of case-specific examples for persona...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Proving your Case through Written Discovery

Written discovery is an under-utilized opportunity to build and support your case in the early stages of litigation. Too frequently attorney’s may find themselves going through the motions of completing discovery using form interrogatories or responses and waiting until a later stage to dig deeper into the discovery process. This CLE course delves into the benefits of issuing targeted written discovery, and responding thoughtfully to prove issues of liability and damages. This process...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Using the Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions During Oral Discovery in Medical Malpractice Cases

This CLE course will explain the discovery process for the litigation of nursing home negligence and medical malpractice cases in Illinois. The course will explain how to use the Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions to your advantage throughout the course of litigation, including, discovery.

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Regulatory, Contract, and Licensing Issues in the Hospitality Industry

The hospitality industry is a central facet of life in New York City, both for tourists and those who call the city home. New York City hospitality business operators require accurate, up-to-date, and reliable information, both to start a new business, and to keep their businesses compliant with ever changing regulatory and licensing laws. This topical CLE program, given by attorney Aaron H. Pierce, provides an overview of some of the most essential issues facing a restaurateur looking to open...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Copyright Reversion 101, 201 and 601: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Issues on Termination of Grants and Licenses

US Copyright Law provides authors, artists, musicians and other creative people and their heirs the right to terminate certain prior grants of copyright. Obviously, the termination or “recapture” of copyrights can have huge commercial implications. But the statutory rules governing copyright termination are complex. Who can terminate a copyright grant? What grants can be terminated? How does a copyright owner give notice of an attempt to terminate? And what is the practical effect of terminati...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Raising Capital in the Internet Age: The Current State of Crowdfunding

The laws governing fundraising over the Internet are changing all the time, and new SEC rules recently took effect. On October 30 2015, the SEC issued final regulations to implement Title III of the JOBS Act. Regulation CF will permit a person or company to offer securities over the Internet for up to $1 million in a 12 month period. Regulation CF now joins two prior regulations implementing the JOBS Act: the regulations permitting Internet equity offerings only to accredited investors (a new...

General Credits
1.3
Price$50

The Art of Voir Dire: A Guide for the Novice Attorney and the Seasoned Professional

The importance of Jury Selection is frequently overlooked by experienced attorneys when commencing a trial. For the novice attorney, the prospect of selecting a jury can be a daunting undertaking. This CLE program will discuss the rudiments of jury selection beginning with knowing whether the case is ready to proceed, knowing how to go about dealing with your adversary, and knowing what to do and ask when questioning potential jurors. The program, presented by Edward J. Anthony, an att...

General Credits
4.7
Price$200

Understanding Easements and Right of Way

Easements are a critical issue in gas and title examinations. Identifying the locations of easements to avoid obstruction or accidental drilling into a pipeline is crucial as is avoiding issues with surface owners. From the perspective of a title examiner, there are instruments that purport to create easements but aren’t, creating a dangerous situation of wherein an oil company drills within a platted subdivision or near a river. This CLE course will offer a broad overview of easements and the...

General Credits
1.3
Price$50

How to Structure Employment Agreements and Employee Equity Offerings to Avoid Section 409A Tax Traps

Section 409A of the tax code impacts virtually every agreement, program or other arrangement that provides for the deferral of compensation for employees or other service providers. This CLE program will provide an overview of Section 409A's key provisions and outline how you can structure your stock option and phantom equity plans and employment and severance agreements to ensure compliance.

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Banking Law for the General Practitioner

No matter your practice specialty, banking law issues can arise from time to time. This topical CLE program will provide a general survey of US banking law for the general practitioner to familiarize lawyers on the complex US banking system and introduce people to how banks are formed, applicable laws and regulations, permissible activities and latest banking reform efforts. The materials also serve as a basic banking legal resource for the attendee.

General Credits
1.4
Price$75

Family Offices: A to Z About Acting as Legal Counsel for a Family Office

Family offices and ultra high-net-worth families have many complex legal issues that need to be met by competent and knowledgeable attorneys. In addition to the legal needs of multigenerational families of wealth, the creation of fast-growing companies in the technology sector and other industries has led to a new class of wealth holders who need qualified legal advisors. Attorneys serving these families are called on to find unique legal solutions to complex issues, and therefore are b...

General Credits
1.8
Price$100

Closing Disclosure Under TRID

The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) were both created as protective measures that provide disclosures to eliminate abusive practices. The longstanding congressional goal to integrate the two in order to avoid overlap, inconsistencies and discrepancies, came to the fore with the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) which was charged with proposing regulation to combine RESPA and TILA with the hope that a well-informed cons...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Fundamentals of the Music Business & Law

This CLE course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of copyright law's applicability to the music business and why copyright is the basis of the recording and music publishing industries. Steve Gordon explains the rights of copyright owners of musical works and the different rights that apply to musical compositions and musical recordings. He also illuminates the roles of the performance rights organizations (PROs), i.e., ASCAP, BMI and SESAC, Harry Fox and Sound Exchange. In a...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Ethical Issues in Supervising Others: Can Their Misconduct Become Yours?

Whether you are a solo practitioner, a partner in a large firm, in-house counsel, or a government attorney, you don’t practice alone. Most likely you have non-lawyer staff, law clerks, and partners or other colleagues with whom you work. While you take care to ensure that you are always complying with applicable codes of professional conduct, what happens if someone in your office engages in misconduct? Could you be held responsible for that person's actions? This CLE program presented...

Ethics Credits
2
Price$100

Introduction to Non-Competes

The law regarding non-compete clauses, and other restrictive covenants in the employment context, have been in a fair amount of flux over the last several years, leaving both employers and employees unsure as to whether these agreements are enforceable, in the first instance, and if so, to what extent. The topics covered in this lecture will include: How different jurisdictions evaluate whether a non-compete agreement is enforceable How, at least in some jurisdictions, a fiduciary...

General Credits
1.4
Price$75

Legal Issues Relating to the Purchase and Sale of Art

Purchasing a piece of art would appear to be a simple transaction, but one look at the process and entities involved makes it clear it is more akin to a real estate purchase. Art must be appraised both with specific documentation and an expert’s eye. It is subject to a conditions inspection, provenance review, UCC-1 filing and expert examination. The sale itself has its own complications including contracts, lien searches and proper registration. This CLE course will explain all of these item...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Hot Topics in Immigration Related to the EB-5 Program

The Immigrant Investor Program, also known as “EB-5,” was created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by immigrant investors by creating a new commercial enterprise or investing in a troubled business. There are 10,000 EB-5 immigrant visas available annually. In 1992 and regularly reauthorized since then, 3,000 EB-5 visas are also set aside for investors in Regional Centers designated by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic gro...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Construction Delays: Causes, Prevention and Damages

It is well accepted in the construction industry that "time is money." This CLE program will present a case study demonstrating the procedures an owner/developer should implement to avoid delay, mitigate the effects of delay and disruption, and recover damages resulting from the effects of delay. Scheduling techniques and contract clauses will also be discussed.

General Credits
1.4
Price$75

Eleven Common Intellectual Property Mistakes Businesses Make and How to Avoid Them

Don't miss this lively discussion of eleven common intellectual property mistakes businesses, large and small, make and how to avoid making them in your business. This CLE program will offer solutions and best practices to avoid problems in multiple areas concerning both creation and protection of your business's intellectual property, and using intellectual property belonging to others in your business.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Navigating Your Company Through a World of Big Copyright Damages: An Insider's Look

In a world where movies, television, music, books, online content and other media comprise the most valuable assets owned by many companies and individuals, the risks and rewards of copyright infringement have never been higher. Large copyright damage awards are making headlines, with songwriters, photographers, and other rights holders winning multimillion dollar judgments against alleged infringers. In many cases the winners also received their attorneys' fees. The prospect of dealin...

General Credits
1
Price$50

A Legal Guide to Introducing International Products and Services to the U.S. Market

Introducing a product or service to the U.S. market requires a thought-out strategy that includes: selecting the best distribution model for a particular product or service maximizing the available intellectual property protection for your products and brand in the most cost-efficient manner planning and structuring your operations in the most tax-efficient manner navigating the maze of import, tariff and customs laws complying with any applicable rules or policies of the Federal Tr...

General Credits
2.1
Price$100

What You Need To Know About Asset Protection Planning

Asset protection is designed to minimize a client’s exposure to risk, ideally before that risk has presented itself. This CLE course will explain how to structure asset protection to best safeguard your client by proactively establishing protective measures or taking into account all the potential issues including the nature of claims and identity of the debtor. The course will review attorney obligations in asset protection, potential protection structures, creditor solutions and issues relat...

General Credits
1.7
Price$75

House Rules: Fundamentals of Employment Law for Inside Counsel

This CLE program will address employment law issues frequently faced by in-house counsel. In-house counsel have unique challenges stemming from their requirement to be both a legal counselor and a business person. In light of this unique role, this program will cover legal and practical solutions for: avoiding discrimination and harassment liability, including best practices for handling employee complaints and workplace investigations, managing risks associated with the misclassificat...

General Credits
1.4
Price$75

Estate and Financial Planning For Clients Living With Chronic Illness

130 million Americans are living with a chronic illness or disability and that number will only increase as the population ages. It may seem incredibly high but it’s important to remember that chronic illness is often invisible to the eye. This CLE course will explain some of the more common chronic illnesses, how to effectively work with clients and gain necessary information and the means by which a savvy estate planner may use their medical knowledge to increase their clients’ benef...

General Credits
1
Price$50

New Estate Planning Opportunities for Estate Practitioners

An aging demographic, advancements in technology, tax changes, shifts in family life and a host of other factors are drastically impacting the area of estate planning. This CLE course will explain how to prepare for the new era of estate planning including increased focus on retirement planning, inclusion of elderly family members, assessing businesses in light of the paperless offices, tax code changes, potential divorces and second marriages and perhaps most importantly, the need for...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Is That Contract Invalid? Protecting & Attacking Contractual Obligations

While the signing of a contract may indicate a major transaction or commitment, people tend to view them as little more than pieces of paper, easily argued and voided. But the validity of a contract is dependent on myriad elements contained therein. This CLE course will explain how to assess the validity of a contract either to protect its obligations or attack and invalidate them. The course will explain what constitutes a contract and the elements in must contain, mutual intent requi...

General Credits
1.7
Price$75

U.S. v. Newman: The Changing Landscape for Insider Trading Liability

The recent decision in U.S. v Newman, a criminal insider trading case against two portfolio managers, has provided much-needed clarity as to the elements of “tipper” and “tippee” liability, including what constitutes the “personal benefit” a tipper must receive to be liable for tipping information and, more importantly, what level of knowledge someone must have when he or she receives information which may have been improperly tipped. The clarity offered by the Newman case is helpful, but the...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Estate Planning for Real Estate Investors in Changing Times

Estate planning can provide a lasting legacy for your clients. This CLE course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how to recognize estate planning opportunities for your client with special attention to considerations and opportunities for real estate owners and investors. Presented by experienced attorney and lecturer Bruce Steiner, the course will explain estate planning under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the 2014 New York Income and Estate Tax changes and...

General Credits
1.3
Price$50

Ethical Pitfalls Relating to Solo and Small Firm Practitioners

Solo practitioners and small firms face ethical perils unique to their practices. Medium and large firm practitioners who intend to start a new law firm will face many of the same ethical problems. However, most ethical dilemmas can be avoided by simple risk management techniques and a basic understanding of common pitfalls that arise in these types of practices. The goal of the program is to help attendees avoid disciplinary complaints and legal malpractice claims by recognizing et...

Ethics Credits
1.7
Price$75

Asset Protection in the Public Benefits Context

Nationally recognized asset protection and elder law expert, Robert F. Brogan, C.E.L.A., presents over two hours of information you can use to guide your clients in preserving their legacy, while obtaining the public benefits necessary to address their long-term care needs. This CLE program, designed for the intermediate and more advanced practitioner, explores a variety of techniques which the presenter has used successfully in one of the most difficult states in the country for Medicaid Pla...

General Credits
2.7
Price$125

Introduction to Art Law

A relatively recent term, “art law” refers to a complex and interdisciplinary body of law that governs the creation, ownership, and sale of art. Whether your client is an artist, gallery, creditor, private collector, donor, museum, or not-for-profit organization, understanding the legal fundamentals that underlie this industry is essential to effective counseling. Introduction to Art Law is designed as a course in the basics of art law, focusing on the legal relationships among the va...

General Credits
1.3
Price$50

Leasing Basics: A Tenant's Perspective

While unfortunate, even a lease agreement made in good faith and seeming accord can end in acrimony and ill-will. This is particularly true with regards to the landlord/tenant relationship and while the obligations of each party seem fairly evenly matched, it’s critical for the various parties to understand their rights and obligations as well as those of the other party. This CLE course will explain every nuance of the standard lease agreement and the various obligations and requireme...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

The Fundamentals of Foreclosure Defense and Alternative Remedies

While the panic surrounding the collapse of the real estate market has abated and reports of foreclosures have lessened, home foreclosures are still a daily occurrence across the country and will remain so. Whether because of unexpected illness, unemployment or the rising cost of living, the threat of home foreclosure remains a concern for vast portions of the population. This CLE course will provide an approach to defending residential mortgage foreclosure actions in Illinois with a v...

General Credits
3.1
Price$125

Representing an IRC 1031 Exchange Client

If you have never represented a 1031 exchange client, or you need a refresher, this course will provide you with the information you need to get up to speed. This “nuts and bolts” course concentrates on the mechanics of representing a 1031 exchange client from contract to closing. Some of the topics covered in this course are contract preparation, handling of contract and escrow deposits, time deadlines, like-kind properties, and closing procedures.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75


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