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Alternative Investments and Current Issues

This CLE program discusses rules governing alternative investments, REITs and private placements. This session emphasizes the importance of understanding product features, characteristics and possible risks for purposes of suitability determinations. This program will also provide guidance on steps firms can take to comply with their due diligence and supervisory obligations. Panelists discuss the features of popular and new forms of complex products and their role in portfolio diversification...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Common Examination Findings and Compliance Effective Practices for Institutional Firms

This CLE program provides guidance on common deficiencies noted during FINRA cycle examinations of institutional firms, and issues that result in a cautionary letter. Industry practitioners discuss their experience during examinations and taking corrective action and updating compliance procedures and practices based on lessons learned from common examination deficiencies. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand the FINRA examination process and how to create effe...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Common Examination Findings and Effective Compliance Practices

This CLE program will include a discussion of common deficiencies noted during FINRA cycle examinations. The program will also provide guidance on taking corrective action and updating compliance procedures and practices based on lessons learned from common exam deficiencies. After attending this session, you will be able to: Discuss common findings in various regulatory areas and related supervisory deficiencies. Identify controls, procedures and processes that member firms are inco...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Common Examination Findings and Effective Compliance Practices (Medium and Large Firm Focus)

This CLE program provides guidance on common deficiencies noted during FINRA examinations of medium and large firms.. Industry practitioners discuss taking proactive compliance measures and corrective action in response to examination deficiencies and recommendations. Senior FINRA staff discuss the exam process from their perspective and provide examples of best practices. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand the FINRA examination process and effective practice...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Detecting, Preventing and Investigating Fraud and Misappropriation

This CLE program provides information regarding current fraud schemes from the front line regulators. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand emerging trends in securities fraud and identify potential threats. Identify potential red flags associated with different types of financial fraud. Know whom to contact to report potential fraud.

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Effective Processes for Suspicious Activity Monitoring and Investigations

This CLE program provides guidance on suspicious activity monitoring and investigations in AML (anti-money laundering). Panelists discuss how to establish and implement policies and procedures as well as obligations for firms. Attendees will gain an understanding of the anti-money laundering regulations and steps firms can take to protect their organization. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand AML program requirements. Discuss efficient practices on identifyi...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Enforcement Initiatives, Developments and Priorities

This CLE session provides an overview of the newly restructured Enforcement department, including how the department works with examination and surveillance groups across FINRA to develop Enforcement matters. The session will highlight some of the changes that Enforcement has recently implemented to its business process. Panelists will also discuss developments and trends in enforcement, including enforcement priorities and the principles that guide Enforcement’s decision-making. Panelists h...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Implementing a Risk-Based Program and Identifying Red Flags

This CLE program provides guidance on implementing an effective risk-based branch office inspection program. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand FINRA’s Member Regulation Department’s approach to executing risk-based cycle and branch exams. Gain insight into how member firms prepare for, facilitate and learn from risk-based regulatory examinations along with effective practices from the FINRA perspective. Understand how FINRA uses technology, tools and data...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Market Regulation Priorities: Detecting and Preventing Misconduct

This CLE program provides updates on market regulation priorities, including current initiatives and rulemaking. This session focuses on market regulation priorities and sweeps. Panelists will share thoughts on equities, options and fixed income compliance programs. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand Market Regulations’ initiatives, priorities and significant matters. Discuss major developments in equities, fixed income and options markets surveillance. D...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Outside Business Activities and Private Securities Transactions

This CLE program will provide guidance on effective practices for monitoring outside business activities and supervising private securities transactions. FINRA panelists discuss common OBA deficiencies found during examinations. Panelists share effective practices regarding policies and procedures for identifying, documenting and disclosing OBAs. FINRA will also discuss the recently proposed rule changes related to OBAs and PSTs. After attending this session, you will be able to: Unde...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Suitability, Supervision and Surveillance

This CLE program addresses key issues regarding compliance with the suitability rule. Panelists discuss key issues regarding compliance with the suitability rule. They provide practical advice on how firms and registered representatives can better understand customers and securities in order to comply with the suitability rule. They also discuss the intersection of suitability requirements with recent timely industry issues, such as senior customers, sales of complex products, IRA rollovers,...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

The Three Lines of Defense: Risk Management Supervision, Compliance and Internal Audit

This CLE program will provide guidance on the challenges facing compliance professionals. Separation of compliance and business supervision roles is becoming much more difficult. Join FINRA staff and industry practitioners as they discuss how their firms are defining the roles of supervisors and compliance personnel. The panelists discuss the three lines of defense and how their firms are applying the risk model. After attending this session, you will be able to: Compare and contrast t...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Working Together to Protect Senior Investors

This CLE program provides guidance on identifying and responding to issues and concerns of clients who are or will soon be seniors. Join representatives from regulatory agencies and firms to discuss rules and laws promulgated to assist firms in protecting senior clients, and others who may experience signs of diminished capacity, from financial abuse. Panelists will share techniques around staff and advisor education as well as effect operational practices. After attending this session, y...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

The Law of Bank Payments

This CLE course will discuss various issues concerning payments made by or through banks. Covered are laws concerning check and wire transfer payments made by and to consumers and businesses. Discussed are claims concerning such payments made against banks, and various bank defenses applicable to such claims. Also discussed are laws concerning payments collected through the Federal Reserve Banks and government regulation of payments concerning internet gambling.

General Credits
3
Price$150

Follow the Money: Legal Pitfalls of Investing in Cannabis

This CLE course will provide a broad overview regarding the wealth of opportunities that exist when thinking about investing in the cannabis industry, including breakdowns and industry overviews with current trends in mergers and acquisitions. This is followed by a discussion of regulatory and other key issues for U.S. investor clients including banking, 280E, and lack of research. The course continues with information about investing in cannabis abroad with a special focus on Canada and the p...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

So Your Commercial Borrower Is In Default? Protecting your Security Interest

Banks, commercial lenders, private investors and loan holders are confronted with a number of important decisions when business owners default on their loan obligations and/or fall behind on their mortgage payments for their commercial property. New Jersey has seen an influx of foreclosures over the recent years. One way that lenders can protect their security interests in their respective properties is by instituting foreclosure proceedings to recover the properties at issue and engage in var...

General Credits
2.8
Price$125

Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver Country Employees Retirement Fund: What it Means; What We Can Expect

In a much-awaited decision on which courts and counsel have reached different conclusions for years, the United States Supreme Court held on March 20, 2018 that the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 (“SLUSA”) does not strip state courts of jurisdiction over class action law suits brought exclusively under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “1933 Act”). The Supreme Court additionally held that SLUSA does not permit removal of class action claims brought solely under the 1933 Act...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Navigating the Purchase and Sale of a Financial Advisory Practice

Many attorneys service clients who are brokers and/or financial advisers in connection with various aspects of their business. In doing so, such attorneys are generally tasked with being well-versed the regulatory, contractual and litigation concerns these particular clients face. Due to the constant evolution of the financial advisory space, practices change hands by way of sale and merger on a fairly regular basis. These transactions are incredibly nuanced, subject to regulatory consideratio...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Avoiding Legal Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty

This CLE program presented by attorney Norman Arnoff, will discuss Legal Malpractice, Fiduciary Duty in the legal profession and how the legal profession's concepts and standards of fiduciary duty can be adapted to the capital markets and the financial services industry. He outlines the elements of legal malpractice (1) attorney client relationship; (2) breach of the duty of care; (3) causation ("but for" or proximate cause) and (4) cognizable economic damages (and not pain and suffering or d...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Medicaid Planning and Trusts: Planning for Your Client’s Incapacity

This informative CLE program presented by Ronald A. Fatoullah and Elizabeth Forspan will discuss the latest developments in Elder Law and Medicaid planning including eligibility rules and common techniques used to protect assets against the prohibitive cost of long term care. The course will also discuss the tax consequences of Medicaid Trusts including income taxes, estate taxes and real estate tax exemptions as well as transfers of real property, liquid assets and basis issues.

General Credits
2.8
Price$125

Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Smart Contracts: An Introduction

“Virtual currency,” “blockchain,” “smart contracts” – these words and phrases seem to be everywhere these days but do people really know what they mean. This CLE course will explain, in user-friendly terms, what virtual currency is, how it works and the legal and regulatory issues surrounding its use. The course also will explain and discuss the possible uses of the blockchain/distributed ledger technology beyond recording virtual currency transactions and the possible legal and regulatory i...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Insurance as a Tax, Financing and Capital Solution

Clients depend on their lawyers for creative solutions to risks they face in their day-to-day business, and to resolve roadblocks that prevent important transactions from closing. In this CLE course, Kenneth R. Pierce discusses the use of specialty insurance products to indemnify clients for potential tax liability, to facilitate the financing of alternative assets, and as a form of balance sheet capital for certain regulated companies. “Reps and warranties” insurance is now a standar...

General Credits
2
Price$100

FINRA Regulatory Highlights

This panel will share in-depth information on issues ranging from FINRA’s senior initiative and the Securities Helpline for Senior, JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act) developments including private placements, changes in fixed income regulation and the use of auto-advice by financial services firm. After attending this session, you will be able to: Discuss the potential impact and status of the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule and related Prohibited Transaction Exemptio...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

JOBS Act Implementation

This session focusses on business and regulatory developments related to the JOBS Act, including recent innovations around how firms conduct business online. FINRA and industry experts discuss how firms can stay in compliance as they conduct public and private offerings under the new rules.

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

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
1.2
Price$50

Protecting the Automatic Stay and Discharge Injunction

This CLE program will review the automatic stay and discharge injunction. Emphasis will be given to the intent and purpose behind them, when they arise, who is impacted, and remedies for violations.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethics for Compliance and Legal Professionals

This CLE session focuses on ethical considerations and the significant competing interests that compliance professionals and securities attorneys face on a daily basis. Practitioners discuss the roles and responsibilities of compliance professionals and securities attorneys and the nature and scope of their ethical obligations in different situations. After attending this session, you will be able to: Discover the impact of misconduct. Define unethical practices; use actual case stud...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Lessons Learned From Recent AML Enforcement Actions

Attend this CLE program to hear a discussion on hot legal cases and enforcement actions impacting AML programs. Does your AML program meet evolving expectations and address emerging money laundering risks? Join FINRA staff and industry experts as they review hot legal cases and enforcement actions impacting AML programs. Panelists will cover critical regulatory concerns, potential vulnerabilities, and how you can address any pitfalls in your AML program. After attending this session, you...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Market Regulation: Examination Pilot Program and Surveillance Early Remediation Programs

This CLE session provides updates on the small firm examination pilot and early remediation programs. Join FINRA staff and industry panelists as they share thoughts on the process and approach of these programs.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Common Examination Findings and Effective Compliance Practices (Medium and Large Firm Focus)

This CLE program provides guidance on common deficiencies noted during FINRA cycle examinations of medium and large firms, and issues that result in a cautionary letter. Industry practitioners discuss their experience during examinations and taking corrective action and updating compliance procedures and practices based on lessons learned from common examination deficiencies. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand the FINRA examination process and how to create e...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Common Examination Findings and Effective Compliance Practices (Small Firm Focus)

This CLE program will include a discussion of common deficiencies noted during FINRA cycle examinations. The program will also provide guidance on taking corrective action and updating compliance procedures and practices based on lessons learned from common exam deficiencies. After attending this session, you will be able to: Discuss common findings in various regulatory areas and related supervisory deficiencies. Identify controls, procedures and processes that member firms are inco...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Consideration and Practices for Supervising Independent Contractors

This CLE program provides guidance on supervising independent contractors. This panel of FINRA staff and industry members addresses common challenges in supervising independent contractors. The session offers examples and suggestions for firms to use in their everyday supervision and compliance efforts. The panel also discusses existing rules and related guidance, and shares effective industry practices. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand the risk associate...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Customer Due Diligence Rule: 2017 FINRA Annual Conference

This CLE program provides guidance on Customer Due Diligence Rule. Join FINRA Staff and industry experts as they discuss the proposed rule and steps firms can take to meet the requirements. After attending this session, you will be able to: Summarize and explain FinCEN’s Customer Due Diligence Rule. Understand rule requirements. Identify steps firms have taken to meet the requirements.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Detecting, Preventing, and Investigating Fraud and Misappropriation

This CLE program provides information regarding current fraud schemes from the front line regulators. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand emerging trends in securities fraud and identify potential threats. Identify potential red flags associated with different types of financial fraud. Know who to contact to report potential fraud.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Enforcement Developments: 2017 FINRA Annual Conference

This CLE session provides and overview of new developments and trends in enforcement, including enforcement priorities, as well as policy changes and clarifications, particularly regarding information requests. Panelists highlight noteworthy decisions and settlements that illustrate FINRA priorities, and provide guidance on regulatory and compliance practices. Panelists will also provide information and insight on navigating enforcement investigations and the disciplinary process. After a...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Institutional Sales and Trading Compliance Concerns: 2017 FINRA Annual Conference

This CLE program will highlight institutional fixed income and equity sales and trading compliance concerns and related risk controls. Compliance professionals in these business lines face an array of challenging issues, everything from conflicts of interest to rogue and manipulative activity, which present varying levels of risk to their firms. After attending this session, you will be able to understand the business issues and regulatory concerns they confront on a daily basis and the most...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Navigating the Clearing Firm Relationship: 2017 FINRA Annual Conference

This CLE program provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of clearing and introducing firms. This session is intended to assist firms in making the most of the relationship with their clearing firm. Panelists discuss the roles and responsibilities of clearing and introducing firms, types of reports and services that clearing firms offer, and practices for integrating these tools into introducing firms’ compliance processes. After attending this session, you will be able to:...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Social Media and Digital Communication Trends: Mobile, Messaging and Beyond

This CLE program provides efficient practices for the use of digital media. Join FINRA and industry social media and digital compliance experts as they discuss current and future trends. Topics will include how firms are addressing the compliance risks associated with social media and messaging services, the increased use of mobile, the evolution of live content and new capabilities, and practical compliance tips for native advertising, testimonials, and links to BrokerCheck. After atte...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Strengthen Your Cybersecurity Practices (Small Firm Focus)

This CLE session discusses cybersecurity risks faced by small firms and measures they can take to control those risks on a limited budget. Panelists share their perspectives on determining a firm's cybersecurity priorities (or risk appetite) along with useful practices for designing and implementing a cost-effective Cybersecurity risk management program. Attendees will also learn about the cybersecurity resources available through FINRA’s website. After attending this session, you will...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Suitability Considerations: 2017 FINRA Annual Conference

This CLE program addresses key issues regarding compliance with the suitability rule. Panelists discuss key issues regarding compliance with the suitability rule. They provide practical advice on how firms and registered representatives can better understand customers and securities in order to comply with the suitability rule. They also discuss the intersection of suitability requirements with recent timely industry issues, such as senior customers, sales of complex products, IRA rollovers,...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Distinction Between Supervisory and Compliance Roles

This CLE program will provide guidance on the challenges facing compliance professionals. Separation of compliance and business supervision roles is becoming much more difficult. Join FINRA staff and industry practitioners as they discuss how their firms are defining the roles of supervisors and compliance personnel. After attending this session, you will be able to: Compare and contrast the distinction between the first and second lines of defense. Understand the challenges facing co...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Bonds: 2017 and Beyond

This CLE session provides insights and observations from FINRA staff and industry practitioners on the existing trading environment for the fixed income market. Panelists will discuss the current state of liquidity within various fixed income products. Panelists will cover the potential impacts of a rising interest rate. Panelists will also discuss how they mitigate some of these impacts and deal with periods of volatility. Topics discussed: Understand the views of market participants...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Cybersecurity Threats and Loss Prevention (Medium and Large Firm Focus)

This CLE program provides guidance on useful practices for protecting customer information, what to do in the event of a data breach and tackling other cyber security situations. Every firm needs a cybersecurity program. Is your current plan as comprehensive or robust as it should be? Are you effectively protecting your firm and your clients from threats? Whether you're just starting out or updating a well-documented approach, this session will provide actionable best practices and highlight...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Effective Practices for Working With Senior Investors: 2017 FINRA Annual Conference

This CLE program provides guidance on identifying and responding to issues and concerns of clients who are or will soon be seniors. Statistics show that the population of persons aged 65 and older is growing at a dramatic pace. This population also controls a significant percentage of personal wealth in the U.S. These facts coupled with the fact that regulators are investigating more and more cases involving complaints made by seniors have led the industry to step up efforts to protect senior...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Enhancing Your Product Knowledge: 2017 FINRA Annual Conference

This CLE program provides guidance on steps firms can take to comply with their due diligence obligations. Panelists discuss the features of popular complex products and their role portfolio diversification. After attending this session, you will be able to: Discuss industry trends with regards to new products. Review due diligence process when on-boarding new products. Establish product training in your own firms. Learn about new investment product development. Identify risk asso...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Hiring and Supervising Registered Representatives in the Retail Space

This CLE program will highlight best practices related to the hiring and supervision of registered representatives in the retail space. After attending this session, you will: Understand effective practices for assessing risk when considering registered representatives (RRs) for employment; Learn how to conduct background checks. Review screening techniques. Identify why compliance should be involved in the on-boarding and termination process. Learn of effective risk management c...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Hot Topics in AML

This CLE program provides guidance on suspicious activity monitoring and other hot topics in AML (anti-money laundering). There is no shortage of "hot topics" in the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance. As the industry has taken a leading approach to address and combat money laundering risks, this panel will discuss current and emerging AML hot topics. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand AML program requirements. Identify and describe FINRA’s AML initiativ...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Market Regulation Priorities: Detecting and Preventing Misconduct

This CLE program provides updates on market regulation priorities, including current initiatives and rulemaking. This session focuses on market regulation priorities and sweeps. Panelists will share thoughts on equities, options and fixed income compliance programs. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand Market Regulations’ initiatives, priorities and significant matters. Discuss major developments in equities, fixed income and options markets surveillance. D...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Outside Business Activities and Private Securities Transactions

This CLE program will provide guidance on effective practices for monitoring outside business activities and supervising private securities transactions. FINRA panelists discuss common OBA deficiencies found during examinations. Panelists share effective practices regarding policies and procedures for identifying, documenting and disclosing OBAs. After attending this session, you will be able to: Understand the challenges firms are facing related to OBAs and PSTs. Develop effective pr...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Outsourcing and Vendor Management: 2017 FINRA Annual Conference

While outsourcing is an activity or function that a third-party service provider performs to assist an organization, an outsourcing arrangement does not relieve firms of their ultimate responsibility for compliance with all applicable laws and security regulations. During this CLE session, FINRA staff and industry members address the use of third-party service providers and firms’ responsibility for complying with all applicable laws and security regulations. Panelists also discuss policies, p...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Managing Rent Regulated Property: Preparing for the Sale, Purchase and Refinance of Rent Regulated Buildings

Join RSA for a program focusing on the due diligence required before the sale, purchase or refinance of a building. The program will provide information on cost saving resources that are available to assist owners complete the process. Topics to be addressed will include review of: HPD and DOB violations Major capital improvements, individual apartment improvements Tenant lease files Required building energy upgrades Housing court and DHCR proceedings DHCR and HPD registration W...

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Heckerling Highlights, Key Tips and Insights: Advice From the Experts in Uncertain Times

The Heckerling Institute of Estate Planning is the largest and most respected estate planning conference of the year. This one hour CLE presentation will provide an overview of many of the recent developments and planning ideas discussed at this major conference. The handout materials include a 140 page summary of many of the presentations at this program.

General Credits
2
Price$100

Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision in U.S. v. Salman on the Law of Insider Trading

The Dec 6, 2016 court ruling in US v Salman clarifies the “personal benefit” requirement and eases the government’s burden of proving insider trading cases. But how does this impact other decisions such as US v Newman and the prosecution of future insider trading cases? While the government need not show that the tipper has received something of tangible value, it raises the question of when the relationship between tipper and tippee reaches the level which would satisfy this lesser “personal...

General Credits
1.2
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
1.3
Price$50

The Significance of Recent Developments in Delaware Corporate Governance Law and What Practitioners Need to Know

Panel 1: Important Recent Cases and Upcoming Issues Gregory Markel, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Chairman of the Center, will moderate an “easy chair” discussion between Myron Steele, former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, and Jack Jacobs, former Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. They will discuss important recent cases and upcoming issues, with a focus on the implications of the decisions and what significant issues are likely to come up in the next year. Pan...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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
1.2
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
1.8
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
1.8
Price$75

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
2.6
Price$125

Bankruptcy Basics: Understanding Your Client’s Options

This CLE course is presented by Tully Rinckey PLLC Senior Counsel Robert J. Rock, Esq. Mr. Rock will draw upon his over thirty years of experience as a bankruptcy attorney. Mr. Rock will provide guidance to attorneys on alternatives to bankruptcy, evaluating client qualifications for bankruptcy, types of bankruptcy cases, and major laws and rules practitioners should know. Mr. Rock will also provide insight into tactics to avoid potential pitfalls with clients and their bankruptcy petitions.

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Elder Law and Medicaid: An Introductory Guide

This informative CLE program, presented by Ronald A. Fatoullah, will discuss some of the latest developments in Elder Law and Medicaid planning including eligibility rules and common techniques used to protect assets against the enormous cost of long-term care. The course will also review the new ABLE Act (Achieving a Better Life Experience Act), NY’s CARE Act (Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable Act) as well as the Department of Labor’s proposed rule that would require financial advis...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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
1.5
Price$75

Ethical Considerations of Litigation Funding

Litigation funding, or legal funding is both a highly criticized and helpful area of assisting accident victims depending on whom you are asking. This secondary market of funding clients and attorneys raises ethical issues including but not limited to the attorney client relationship, privilege and champerty. This CLE program discusses those areas and more as it applies to personal injury attorneys and their clients. The lecture both explains legal funding, discusses the merits of assisting th...

Ethics Credits
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
1.5
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
2
Price$100

CFPB Formation, Powers and Enforcement

The collapse of the real estate industry and the subsequent financial collapse of 2008 led to sweeping changes. One of these was the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) under the Dodd-Frank Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act of 2010. A new and independent regulator, the CFPB was designed to oversee federal consumer protection laws. The mission of the CFPB, the various statutes it regulates and how it evolved will all be discussed in this comprehensive CLE course. T...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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
Price$50

UCC Insurance & Mezzanine Financing: Pitfalls of Perfection and Priority

Most commercial lenders require their loans to be secured by all the personal property of their borrower. Article 9 as adopted, wholly governs this process. Article 9 is complicated and comprehensive. This CLE course teaches the basics of how to properly secure a loan. In addition, this course teaches the basics of the UCCPlus Policy of Insurance for secured personal property loans. Finally the course explains the basic structure and dynamics of a mezzanine loan transaction.

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Securities Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement Conference: Insights for the Financial Services Attorney

Join NYCLA’s Securities & Exchanges Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association’s Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Committee and NYCLA’s Futures & Derivatives Committee for a riveting discussion that will focus on the following topics: New Regulatory Landscape Reform, Proceedings, Investigations Developments in White Collar Matters & Insider Trading Cases in the wake of Newman Commodities, Futures and Derivatives – The Increasing Regulatory Reach Raising Capital & New...

Total Credits
7.5
Incl. 2 Ethics
Price$250

Home Sweet Lis Pendens: Defending Residential Foreclosures in Illinois

Defending a foreclosure requires careful planning, execution and above all, solid reasoning. Without cause, a foreclosure defense will never succeed. This CLE course will provide an overview of defending a residential foreclosure in Illinois including the necessary factors required to successfully mount a foreclosure defense. The course will explain the progress of typical defenses and what to expect as well as strategies for navigating the process. The methods of service, applicable m...

General Credits
1.8
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

The Nuts, Bolts and New Developments in Land Use Practice in New York City

Designed for both the seasoned land use professional and those who are new to land use practice in New York City, this CLE seminar will review the basics in New York City land use practice as well as very recent developments with emphasis upon applications for grants by the City Planning Commission and City Council. The program will examine the paths to development under the New York City Zoning Resolution, including development by right as well as the utilization of zoning text amendments, z...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Key Insurance Coverage Considerations for Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers

The investment management industry is under greater regulatory scrutiny than ever before. Combined with the threat of cyber breaches and an increase in investor activism, it is imperative for funds, broker-dealers and investment advisers to carefully review their insurance coverage and evaluate its adequacy in the current climate. Through interactive panel discussions, this CLE course will review key coverage issues and explain the various policies and the claims and activities covered by each...

General Credits
1.4
Price$50

How To Protect Your Law License

Understand the key factors to consider as a professional service provider to prevent running afoul of the Ethics and Tax Rules and Regulations. Topics include: Conducting a Self Assessment Developing Positive Client Relationships: When to Say NO Helping Clients Make Informed Decisions Achieving Tax Compliance for Your Business IRS/State Tax Audit Prevention Avoiding Criminal Tax Investigations NYS Voluntary Disclosure & Tax Compliance Program

Total Credits
1.6
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$75

Fannie Mae and FHA Condominium Regulation and Policy

This CLE course will explore the relevant guidelines and legal requirements that regulate the availability of obtaining end-loan financing for condominium and cooperative developments which attorneys are relied upon by developers for advice and guidance. Starting with a brief discussion of the history and market trends that led to the current regulatory environment, the course will then explore the currently available financing options and methods for obtaining approval from Fannie Mae, the FH...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Collateralized Debt Obligations and Credit Default Swaps: A Guide for Lawyers

Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs) and Credit Default Swaps (CDS) have played and continue to play prominent roles in the global capital markets. What's the difference between a CDO and a CLO? What are TruPs CDOs? And why are they so controversial? Cut through the headlines and get a real understanding of CDOs and CDSs, how they are structured and the litigation landscape regarding these investments today. This informative CLE course, presented by New York attorney and CDO and...

General Credits
3.3
Price$125

New Rule 506 and Equity Crowdsourcing: New Opportunities with a Cost

With the passage of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”), securities issuers of all sizes are bound by new rules and regulations which also create new opportunities for fundraising within an evolving compliance regime. The new rules started to take effect in July 2013, when the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a private offering exemption under which issuers and their agents are permitted to use general advertising and general solicitation to find investors. These new...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

What Attorneys Need to Know About Capital Markets and Ratings

Ever wonder about what a rating means or why ratings are so important in today's global economy? What role did ratings play in the run up to the Credit Crisis? This informative CLE course, presented by New York attorney and ratings expert Jack Chen, explains everything a lawyer should know about ratings and rating agencies. The course examines the regulatory framework and explains who uses ratings and why they are here to stay. Any practitioner who works with debt securities, derivatives or...

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

Introduction to Structured Finance

RMBS, CMBS, CDOs, SIVs can seem like alphabet soup yet they play an integral part of the global economy and capital markets. Some will even allege that these sophisticated financial products were responsible for the credit crisis that nearly destroyed the global economy. What are these structured products, how do they work and who created them? This informative CLE course, presented by New York attorney and subject matter expert Jack Chen, explains the essential characteristics of structu...

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

Non-U.S. Bank Operations in the United States

This CLE course will offer an overview of how foreign banks operate in the United States. The course will offer a comprehensive introduction and explain the process for entry, the activities and powers of these entities, issues related to regulation and enforcement and exiting. The course will also review the changes in how these entities operate as a result of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Saving the Distressed Homeowner: A View From the Homeowner’s and Bank’s Side

Since this program was first presented at NYCLA in 2009, the law relating to mortgage foreclosures and legal ways for distressed homeowner to save their investments has been evolving. The rules of the game for both homeowners and banks have changed, and the chances of reaching a settlement or obtaining relief from the courts have improved.

Total Credits
3
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$125

Swiss Banks, Smuggling and Other Asset Recovery Issues

In its 2007 National Money Laundering Strategy report, the U.S. government estimated that as much as $36 billion annually from just the former Soviet Union, was being secretly transferred through U.S. bank accounts and U.S. shell companies. Besides using U.S. bank accounts and shell companies, kleptocrats, Ponzi schemers, divorcing spouses, etc., can of course conceal assets by parking them in Swiss or other foreign bank accounts. This program analyzes how bank secrecy laws, multiple jurisdic...

Total Credits
3.1
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$125

A Guide to Ethical Billing Practices and Retainer Agreements

Attorney client relationships are based on many factors, but underlying it all is a business transaction. And like all business transactions, payment for services rendered is an essential factor. But as billing systems and retainer agreements have become more complicated, they have also come under greater scrutiny. It has become far more common for disciplinary authorities to inspect these agreements and incur significant penalties for those who violate the rules. This informative CLE course,...

Ethics Credits
1.2
Price$50

Bank Regulatory Basics for the Non Banking Lawyer

Banks, unlike other business corporations, are the creations of federal and state law. As such, the regulations that dictate banking are unlike those of corporations and knowledge of one does not constitute knowledge of the other. This CLE course, presented by esteemed attorney Kathleen Scott is designed specifically for attorneys who do not specialize in banking. The course will explain what banks do, and will review the various regulatory agencies, relevant statutes, and major legislation, a...

General Credits
1.6
Price$75

Accounting Principles for Attorneys: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

Lawyers tend to be persuasive, argumentative and polished. But when it comes to the rules of accounting and taxation, even the best arguments will fall short in the face of steadfast rules and principles. This CLE course will explain the basic accounting principles every lawyer must know from the organizations that set the rules and standards to arranging a corporate capital structure. The course will explain stockholder equity, liabilities, long term investments, funds and assets, how t...

General Credits
1.9
Price$75

US Tax Benefits of Exporting: An Attorneys' Guide to IC-DISC

With an ever stricter and more complicated tax code, there seem to be fewer and fewer opportunities to make the tax system work for you. But as every good attorney knows, there are still areas where the tax benefits actually outweigh the costs. Export taxes are the perfect example and as opposed to cracking down, recent updates to the law have established the IRS as a staunch supporter of exporters from the US. This CLE course, presented by esteemed tax attorney Richard S. Lehman, pres...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Advantages of Bankruptcy for Corporations and Investors

Today’s fiscal crisis has made the potential for bankruptcy a shocking reality for many. Few corporations or individuals are prepared for the complexities and procedural issues the process entails. This informative CLE course will outline the various benefits to corporations, investors and debtors in filing for Chapter 11. The course will also explain different types of bankruptcies and explain how to reclassify secured debt into unsecured debt, the process for the free and clear sale of asset...

General Credits
1.2
Price$50

Introduction to the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (FDCPA)

This CLE course offers a thorough introduction to the Fair Debt Collection Act (FDCPA). Presented by Harvey Rephen, who specializes in consumer protection from abusive and illegal debt collection, this fascinating and timely CLE course includes a comprehensive overview of the FDCPA and an explanation of the various restrictions placed on debt collectors. The course also details the parameters of communication with debtors and third parties, prohibited practices, and civil liabilities with rega...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

What You Don't Know About the SAFE Act Could Hurt You and Cost Your Clients Dearly

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 included, as a small part of a very comprehensive law, the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE Act). This law has fundamentally changed the manner in which residential mortgage loans are originated in the United States. The SAFE Act has mandated, by the Federal Government, a national and state licensing regimen for mortgage loan officers and has established a nationwide data base of these individuals and companies. This...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Securities Arbitration & Mediation

There is no easier, faster and more streamlined method of resolving disputes than through securities arbitration. Specifically, there are no costly or lengthy depositions, very limited motions and no required appearances until the hearing. While the term “securities arbitration” scares many practitioners away, what attorneys do not understand is that matters brought by customers against their stock brokers or brokerage firms are generally the same. That is, each case has similar legal issu...

General Credits
1.7
Price$75

Structured Settlement Transfers

This lecture will introduce the practitioner to the area of structured settlement transfers and the court approval process required under New York's General Obligations Law. The presentation covers all aspects of the process from the initial stages between the factoring companies seeking to purchase future payments and the annuitants seeking to sell such payments through the final stages of the judicial approval. Aspects of both the "seller" and "purchaser" are covered in detail. Learn what...

General Credits
2
Price$75

Chapter 7- The Initial Consultation

In this course, Daniel Gershburg explains the basics of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, starting with the initial consultation and extending all the way up to the Meeting of the Creditors. He will also discuss the changes in the new Bankruptcy Law and various issues at hand. Some of the topics covered include the Means Test, Median Income Test, how to keep your car and home and why bankruptcy has recently become an appealing choice for individuals.

General Credits
1.8
Price$75


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