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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
1.75
Price$100

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. Explor...

Ethics Credits
1.25
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
Price$100

Fixed Income Communications

This CLE program will discuss how broker dealers can apply the upcoming changes in the fixed income communications rules as well as how to apply current standards to communications about complex income investments. By the end of the session, you will be able to: Summarize recent developments in FINRA and the MSRB’s regulation of communications concerning fixed income securities. Apply FINRA and the MSRB’s enhanced confirmation disclosure requirements. Address the challenges of creati...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Labor and Employment Law Update: The Day of the $29.00 Hamburger is Coming!

This CLE program will discuss updates and new developments in labor and employment law, both New York State and federal. Specific topics will include: the difference between independent contractors and employees; the Freelance Isn’t Free Act; changes with regard to interns; New York State unemployment insurance law, including misclassification of employees; workers’ compensation; the New York Paid Family Leave Act; new required benefits; wage and hour updates, such as the tip credits, salary...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

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 dealmakers...

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...

Ethics 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

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
1.5
Price$75

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 L...

General Credits
2
Price$100

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
1.5
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
1.88
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
1.37
Price$75

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
2.05
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
1.2
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
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

Ethically Speaking: Why Lawyers Can No Longer Ignore Technology

With all the focus on leaks, hacks, data breaches, etc. it is becoming more and more clear that attorneys can no longer avoid their duty to stay conversant with technology in order to represent their clients adequately and assure confidentiality of client data and privileged communications. Indeed, legal departments for business organizations state that cybersecurity, regulation and ethics compliance are among their chief concerns, and they are well aware of the vulnerability of their own busi...

Total Credits
2.5
Incl. 1.5 Ethics
Price$125

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
1.25
Price$75

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

The Estate Planner's Update: Tax and Florida Law

Join Alan Gassman and Brandon Ketron for this whirlwind tour of planning information, structuring, and tax and legal issues and opportunities. This CLE presentation reviews current developments regarding estate planning and federal and state transfer taxation, including the Internal Revenue Service's final regulations regarding portability, the new income tax basis consistency requirements under the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, the Serv...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Asset Protection Planning Continuum: Practical Steps for Estate Planning Lawyers

Asset protection planning is appropriate for every client, not only the wealthy surgeon or wealthy business owner creating an asset protection trust (APT). With the declining relevance of estate tax planning, and the possible repeal of the federal estate tax, estate planning is being transformed. Maximizing income tax basis on death will only hold modest allure for most clients. However, asset protection planning, is relevant to every client. The construct of an asset protection planning conti...

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Open a Law Practice

Join a panel of seasoned practitioners as they share their tips and techniques for opening a law practice, with an emphasis on matrimonial practice. Some of the topics to be addressed include: How to compose a biography; Client intakes; establishing fees; setting up escrow accounts; deciding whether to take a case, or not to take a case; websites, social media and ethical advertisement; other ethical considerations .. and much more!

Total Credits
2.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$125

Understanding IP and Attorneys’ Use of Technology

This CLE course will introduce the key parts of Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets) to the audience. Attorney Greg Popowitz will go through what Intellectual Property Protection will provide, the process, international protection, general considerations, and common mistakes/misconceptions. Greg will also introduce the recent passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act, the first federal civil cause of action for trade secrets. The second part of the cou...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

Ninth Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute

For the 9th consecutive year, join us for this special program which brings together a diverse roster of speakers ranging from artists, art consultants, appraisers, members of the bench, bar, museums, art galleries, auction houses, to government officials and members of non-profit organizations as they discuss the most relevant legal issues affecting the art world today. Immigration and the Arts Money Power Beauty: Framing the Value Issue In Fine Art and Collectible Losses The Art is...

Total Credits
6.5
Incl. 1.5 Ethics
Price$250

Everyday Practice of the Law

Understand the essential tasks attorneys must perform when operating a law practice. Beth Shapiro, one of the first women attorneys to be managing partner of her own law firm, will discuss what attorneys need to know to manage their law practices, including: Deciding whether to take a case Drafting an engagement letter Designing intake forms Tasks that can be delegated to other personnel in the office Managing the office, phone messages and emails Informing clients of their rights...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Personal Privacy, Immigration, iPhone Confidentiality vs. National Security...

Join us for our second annual program that seeks to inform the public, lawyers, and national security practitioners about the continuing balancing act between personal privacy rights and national security. Using a panel discussion format, we will take a look at today's technological and world developments that are forcing our government to weigh personal privacy against a backdrop of protecting our national security from an ever growing and rapidly changing threat environment. Panels inc...

Total Credits
6
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$250

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
1.5
Price$75

What You Need to Know About New Federal Employment Laws

Important changes to federal overtime rules take effect on December 1st. The changes significantly increase the salary basis threshold for the so-called "white collar" overtime exemptions raising the pay for millions of workers. The new rules present challenges for employers, particularly in the media, entertainment, advertising and hospitality industries, where lower wages can be common for skilled work. Are you ready? Join Wendy Stryker, counsel to FKKS Executive Compensation and Employment...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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
1.5
Price$75

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

How to Avoid and Defend Against a Tax Audit

Gain a new level of awareness regarding various tax issues, tax return preparation, hiring tax professionals, understanding taxpayers’ rights and even how to take a more personal interest in your own tax returns. Understand the relevant tax forms, as well as the steps you should take when you or a client have been selected to undergo an audit by the IRS.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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
1.75
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$100

Ethics & Technology: E-Discovery, The Panama Papers, Attorney Liability for Hacks & Other Recent Developments

Along with looking at recent technological developments and their effect on confidentiality of proprietary information and the lawyer’s ethical responsibilities to protect it, this program will take a special look at e-discovery and the ethical ramifications of compliance or sanctions for lack thereof. Our panelists will also discuss the recent Panama Papers data leak and a lawsuit filed against an attorney in a real estate transaction for failing to send secure emails. Our expert pane...

Ethics Credits
2.75
Price$125

How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case

Federal, state and local laws covering discrimination in the workplace have important procedural and substantive distinctions that all practitioners should be aware of. Topics include: EEO Agency Practice Drafting and responding to discrimination complaints Discovery Tips from the Plaintiff's and Defendant's perspective Summary Judgment, mediation and damage issues Strategies for litigation of discrimination cases

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

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
1.5
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
1.25
Price$75

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
1.25
Price$75

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
2.25
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
1.75
Price$100

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
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
1.5
Price$75

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
Price$100

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

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

Trademarks and Branding: What In-house Counsel Needs to Know

With the proliferation of advertising on the Internet and social media it is more important than ever for companies to protect their trademarks and other branding campaigns. Join our "all-star" panel of corporate counsel for a conversation focusing on licensing, international filing trends, litigation and infringement issues and other issues of interest to in-house counsel.

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

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

The Use of Subpoenas in Arbitration

In today’s world of national and international commerce, it is common for a party to want information and testimony from a person or entity not a party or employed by a party. But the law regarding the issuance of subpoenas for arbitration depends on a statute passed early in the 20th century when commerce was far more limited. This CLE course is designed to show the process for using subpoenas in arbitration, and the limits and difficulties which may be encountered in their use.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Managing Rent Regulated Property: Complying with State and City Requirements

The seminar will focus on DHCR’s recent J-51 Rent Registration Initiative, the implementation of the Rent Act of 2015 (including deregulation issues and the new City tax credit for major capital improvements), illegal subletting (AirBnB), rent registration requirements and amending rent registrations. The seminar will also include a discussion of the fact sheets and forms issued by DHCR since the 2015 Rent Act, as well as the impact of recent, significant appellate court decisions. The...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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
1.25
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
2.2
Price$100

Business Formations 102: Limited Liability Companies

This CLE course, presented by Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Graig Zappia, Esq., will draw upon his experience as a seasoned real estate and corporate law attorney to assist attorneys of all levels of skill and experience in improving their legal knowledge regarding how to form Limited Liability Companies under New York State law. Mr. Zappia will provide guidance to attorneys on the various forms and procedural requirements to form Limited Liability Companies and Professional Limited Liability Com...

General Credits
0.8
Price$40

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
Price$50

8th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute

For the 8th consecutive year, join us for this special program which brings together a diverse roster of speakers ranging from artists, art consultants, appraisers, members of the bench, bar, museums, art galleries, auction houses, to government officials and members of non-profit organizations as they discuss the most relevant legal issues affecting the art world today. Welcome and Introduction Challenges Faced by Claimants Navigating the World of Holocaust Art Restitution Wallflo...

Total Credits
6.25
Incl. 2 Ethics
Price$250

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
1.25
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

Ethics and Technology: Recent Developments and Potential Risks That NO Lawyer Can Ignore

Attorneys in practice today are being faced with a myriad of IT security and privacy issues. Therefore it is more imperative than ever for attorneys to understand recent technological developments and the risks associated with them, including their widely acknowledged duty to stay conversant with technology in order to represent their clients adequately and assure confidentiality of client data and privileged communications. Indeed there is on-going debate about how far the ethics rules...

Ethics Credits
2.5
Price$125

What You Need to Know About the New FRCP Amendments: Discovery, E-Discovery; Proportionality, Preservation and Sanctions

The amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure went into effect on December 1, 2015. The new Rules stand to have a profound effect on federal practice, especially practices surrounding discovery and electronic discovery. This program will detail the changes to the Federal Rules, with special emphasis on discovery practices. The panel will discuss the potential impact of revisions to the scope and timing of discovery, and the manner of objections; the enhanced role of proportionality and cooper...

General Credits
1.75
Price$75

E-Discovery Case Law: Sanction Cases You Need to Know

E-Discovery sanctions. Two dreaded words that will get any attorney's attention. In this CLE program, learn what e-discovery sanction cases you need to know to keep your organization protected and out of the headlines. Topics include: 3 noteworthy e-discovery sanction cases and how to prevent the mistakes made Trends surrounding e-discovery sanction cases Tips from an experienced panel that includes legal professionals in variety of roles (in-house, law firm, judiciary)

General Credits
1
Price$50

Taking Advantage of the New FRCP E-Discovery Amendments

The FRCP E-Discovery amendments became effective December 1, 2015. These new rules are designed to dramatically reduce e-discovery costs. In this CLE program, learn how to take advantage of these new rules to mitigate risk and reduce e-discovery spend. Attend this session to learn: Insights on how these new e-discovery rules will affect your organization Best practices on how you can update your e-discovery processes to take advantage of these rule changes Tips on how e-discovery te...

General Credits
1
Price$50

What Attorneys Need to Know about New E-Discovery Technology

The most expensive stage in e-discovery is document review, often accounting for 80% or more of total e-discovery costs. Attempts to reduce review costs often fail because they don't go to the root of the problem: too much data is preserved, collected and sent to outside entities. In this CLE program, learn about new e-discovery technology that empowers you to quickly identify important documents, streamlines e-discovery activities, and minimizes the data sent to outside review. Attend t...

General Credits
1
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
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
1.25
Price$75

Arbitrator Impartiality in Tripartite Arbitration: A Comparison of Jewish and Secular Law

In many industries, it is customary for arbitration panels to consist of an arbitrator chosen by each party, and a third arbitrator who is elected mutually by the chosen arbitrators. Should party-appointed arbitrators be expected to function as neutrals or as advocates for the parties that chose them? The answer to this question may depend on the arbitration agreement between the parties, and the set of arbitration rules in place in the particular arbitration forum. Jewish law has long feat...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

How to Start and Build a Law Practice

In todays business and employment context, the topic of starting (or growing) a law practice is often considered and/or pursued. This course explores the threshold questions of what it takes, personally and practically, to start and build a practice. Once one is inclined to take the entrepreneurial plunge, law practice presents the same three challenges as any business. One has to get the business, do great work, and deal with finances. This CLE course presents practical answers an...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Noncompetition and Confidentiality Provisions in Employment Agreements

This CLE program will present a roundtable discussion among judges and attorneys specialized in employment law regarding the development of New York appellate law on the enforceability of noncompetition and confidentiality covenants and state and national trends on these covenants' enforceability. One objective will be toward formulating consistency, which currently is lacking, in the current judicially created restrictions on noncompetition, nonsolicitation, and confidentiality agreem...

General Credits
1.75
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
1.75
Price$75

Deflategate & The Limits of Commissioner Power

One of the most talked about legal cases in recent years, the conflict between NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady and the National Football League Players Association over deflated footballs in the 2015 AFC Championship Game touches on critical aspects of contract, labor, arbitration and mediation and procedural law. This CLE presentation examines how this controversy has raised questions regarding the limits of commissioner power in sports as once all...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

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
Price$50

Introduction to Music Clearances

This CLE course will review the standard business terms that apply to clearing music for various entertainment projects including movies, TV shows, documentaries, ad campaigns, musical theatre, mobile apps and crowd funding platforms. Steve Gordon provides valuable tips on how to save money in using music for any project, and explains why producers of programs for PBS do not have to clear or pay for music. He focuses on standard fees and royalties payable for music for each of these entertainm...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Best Practices for Developing Search Criteria for Determining Document Relevancy

In today’s big data age, it’s imperative for legal teams to develop the right search criteria at the outset of the case. Not only will this enable you to quickly learn the key strengths and weaknesses of your case, it will also allow you to determine the potential scope and cost of e-discovery. Learn how to develop the right search criteria for determining document relevancy, including: Key members outside of legal (HR, IT, custodians) to engage before finalizing your search cr...

General Credits
0.8
Price$40

E-Discovery Case Law Review

In this CLE program, three e-discovery thought leaders, including one chief district judge and one Fortune 500 legal director will review the key e-discovery cases and trends from e-discovery case law. Topics Include Analysis of three influential e-discovery cases Judicial and in-house attorney’s perspective on current e-discovery issues Practical lessons from the bench and in-house counsel for creating defensible e-discovery processes

General Credits
0.9
Price$40

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
1.25
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

Litigation Cost and E-Discovery Trends

In this CLE program, a panel of experts will review key findings from recent reports and deliver key insights into: Overall litigation and e-discovery trends and which industries are most likely to be affected E-Discovery judges survey results on trends legal professionals should be keeping an eye on Best practices for reducing litigation and e-discovery spend

General Credits
0.8
Price$40

Hot Topics in Advertising Law in the Netherlands

With the ever-increasing importance of the web, and social media in particular, as a tool to market consumers, advertising is rarely confined by national borders. As companies think about communicating with a broader range of consumers, throughout the world, it is critical for them to understand the key rules governing advertising globally. This CLE program, co-sponsored by the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, will provide an overview of the rules and regulations governing advertis...

General Credits
1
Price$50

From Murder to Museums: Recent Cases and Ethical Considerations in Nazi Looted Art

While much attention has been given to the resolution of the case surrounding the "Woman in Gold portrait", learn the facts and ethical considerations behind the current pending controversies regarding artworks looted by Nazi Germany, including Camille Pissarro’s “Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep,” currently residing at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman, Oklahoma and Egon Schiele’s “Girl With Black Hair,” currently at Oberlin College. This fascinating discussion will look at the l...

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.75 Ethics
Price$100

Dealing with Difficult Attorneys

Have you ever been frustrated when litigating a case or negotiating a transaction because opposing counsel seems intent on thwarting your every move? Then join NYCLA’s Task Force on Professionalism to learn tips and techniques for dealing with difficult counsel. Civility in and out of the courtroom has never been more important, given the challenges of practicing in the legal profession in the current economic environment. A distinguished panel with members from private practice, the judiciary...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Drafting Joint Venture Agreements

Learn the basics of the issues that need to be addressed when drafting Joint Venture Agreements, as well as the specifics of drafting agreements in the areas of construction, mergers and acquisitions and technology. Some of the areas to be addressed include: M&A and Joint Venture Agreements•Why enter into a Joint Venture? Who has control? How to keep partners in the relationship, and how to get them to leave How to structure profit sharing What happens when the agreement ends...

General Credits
1.75
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...

General Credits
1.9
Price$100

What Every Commercial Landlord & Tenant Practitioner Should Know about Yellowstone Injunctions

As any commercial landlord knows, no matter how good a tenant you have occupying your space, sometimes problems arise with the tenant leading to the need to end the tenancy. Similarly, as a commercial tenant even the best landlord can misinterpret your actions and try to terminate your lease based upon those alleged actions. In these situations, the landlord will usually serve the tenant with a notice giving the tenant 5 to 10 days to cure the alleged default under the lease. If the tenant fails...

General Credits
1.25
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

Drafting Legally Sound Job Descriptions

Job descriptions are introduced into court more often than any other document in support of a variety of different legal claims against employers. However, there are legal pitfalls that you need to be aware of when either drafting such job descriptions or advising clients on best practices for drafting such job descriptions. A well drafted job description can help you defend an employer in an ADA case but a poorly-drafted job description can mean losing such a case. This CLE course w...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Labor Relations: What You Need to Know about a Represented Environment

One of the most difficult things for managers to do is to manage effectively in a represented environment. This is all the more true when your managers, who were used to managing in a non-represented environment, all of a sudden have to deal with labor relations issues for the first time. This CLE course will explore in-depth the labor relations process and will provide an in-depth review of your obligations vis-à-vis a collective bargaining agreement and your obligations pursuant to...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Preventing Workplace Violence: What Attorneys Need to Know

In light of so many recent instances of violence including the recent mall shooting in Columbia, MD, Purdue University, the Navy Yard shooting, the school shooting tragedy in Sandy Hook, CT, employers need to be better protected when it comes to workplace violence. This CLE program will provide legal counsel with a definition of what constitutes workplace violence and examples of who can engage in workplace violence. You will learn to recognize the warning signs that can lead to workplace vi...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Telemachian Law Practice

There is no shortage of books, articles, presentations, and other materials about the use of legal technology in law practice management but not so many about how to effectively “put it all together”—to integrate technologies as part of one law practice management system, resulting in enhanced efficiency and greater personal satisfaction in the practice of law. In this CLE course, which is inspired by Telemachus, a character from Homer’s Odyssey, and the virtues of flexibility, mobilit...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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
Price$100

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
6.25
Incl. 2 Ethics
Price$250

How to Win Trip/Slip & Fall Cases

Do you want to learn the secrets of how Top Trial Lawyers win tough cases in tough places? One of the most common and most challenging cases to try is the trip or slip and fall case. Learn how to win these cases by making the defendant your free expert witness and win before you begin in the deposition. This CLE course will teach you how to do so and take you through step by step with actual questions of witnesses.

General Credits
2
Price$100

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

Accounts Receivable Management for Lawyers

Accounts receivable management is NOT an arbitrary process. Business owners seem to understand this. Yet, many lawyers fail to adhere to best practices when establishing A/R policies and procedures for their law practices. This CLE program will discuss some of those policies and procedures that can be utilized in law firms to reduce the occasion of aged receivables and also what collection procedures should be used when clients do not pay. This course is presented by Robert A. Weinberg...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

Heckerling Nuggets: Grantor Trusts, The Quest for Basis, and More!

In this CLE program, Martin M. Shenkman will review the most significant issues and strategies addressed at the 2015 Heckerling Institute, including: The impact of President Obama’s Legislative Proposals The Shift Towards Basis Step-Up Planning (and Overlooked Ways to Obtain that Step-Up) The Perpetuities “Problem” (and What to Do About It) Do DAPTs, NINGs, and DINGs Work? The QTIP “Division” Technique The Latest “Trust Protectors” The Newest Grantor Trust “Twists” And much, much...

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

Sieging the Castle: Preliminary Injunctions in Ownership Suits

Complete with war stories, analogies, and quips, Yan Margolin will present the intricacies of temporary injunctive relief in a CLE course designed to be as entertaining as it is informative. The course will review the different types of reliefs as they pertain to small, medium-sized corporate, LLC and partnership litigation. The applications and legal requirements of the remedies as well as strategic and tactical considerations will also be discussed. The course will explain the situat...

General Credits
1.25
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
1.6
Price$75

Representing Clients in State and Local Criminal Tax Investigations: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

NYS and NYC have numerous criminal penalties for deliberate tax payer fraud and misconduct that can be particularly onerous. Indeed, criminal tax enforcement in NYS has increased significantly since 2007 when the Department of Taxation and Finance decided to more aggressively use its powers to target tax fraud. Hear from a panel of experts what you need to know about NYS and NYC criminal tax enforcement and how you can advise and defend your clients when facing criminal tax investigati...

General Credits
2.6
Price$125

Federal Judges Panel: Avoiding “Irreversible Mistakes” in E-Discovery

In this CLE program, learn why none of the 22 participating judges in Exterro's Federal Judges Survey “Completely Agreed" that the typical attorneys appearing before them possess the subject matter knowledge required to effectively counsel clients on e-discovery matters. Three of the judges who participated in the survey will address this and other key survey findings around e-discovery best practices and trends. The judges will also offer advice for preventing, as one respondent stat...

General Credits
1
Price$50

International Discovery: Handling the Complexities of Cross-Border Disputes

As the world continues to grow and businesses globalize, creating and storing their electronically stored information (ESI) across continents, procedural issues regarding access to the information stored, maintained or that emanates from outside the United States will immeasurably impact companies and individuals. Join our panel comprised of some of the leading practitioners in the field as they discuss the cutting-edge legal issues. Get ahead of these issues that certainly will contin...

General Credits
1.8
Price$75

Airbnb – Revolutionaries of Sharing Economy or Just Plain Illegal?

Airbnb is an online community marketplace that connects potential home renters with those seeking to lease their properties. It is a service that is adored by some, despised by others and in NYC has been a major source controversy. The NYS Attorney General maintains that nearly three-quarters of all Airbnb rentals in NYC are illegal and in violation of violate zoning and other laws. It has charged Airbnb to clean up its act. What’s at stake? Huge sums of money for Airbnb, millions of potentia...

General Credits
1.7
Price$75

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
1.6
Price$75

Advertising After Operation Full Disclosure: The FTC’s New Focus on Disclosures in Advertising

As part of “Operation Full Disclosure,” the Federal Trade Commission recently sent warning letters to more than sixty national advertisers warning them that their television and print disclosures are not clear and conspicuous. This is second time in two years that the FTC has issued major guidance to industry on disclosures in advertising. What is Operation Full Disclosure all about? Why is the FTC so focused on disclosures – and national advertising – right now? And what should advertisers an...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Do's and Don'ts of Drafting Social Media Policies

The use of social media by employers and employees continues to raise significant issues for the workplace. While employers have begun to address these issues through workplace policies and practices, care must be taken that such policies and practices are not unlawfully overbroad and do not infringe on employee rights under the law. This CLE presentation will discuss the appropriate mindset employers must maintain when establishing and implementing workplace policies on social media, and th...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Legal Processes and Issues Surrounding China-U.S. Foreign Direct Investment

Investment in foreign countries may be lucrative, but must be undertaken with a thorough understanding of the legal issues involved. This CLE course will offer specific instruction on the benefits and challenges to foreign investment in China and how to navigate its complex legal system. The course will explain the myriad benefits to investment, such as China’s rising economic growth and status on the global economy, as well as the risks such as its social instability, aging population...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Criminal Procedure for the General Practitioner: What you Need to Know when your Client’s Son Gets Arrested

A frequent occurrence that many general practitioners will undoubtedly face during their careers is the frantic phone call from a client who has been arrested or has a family member who has been arrested. The client will have many questions about what to expect and will be looking to you for guidance. For those new to the practice of law or those who have little experience with criminal law, how do you properly advise your client about the potential legal ramifications of an arrest? What fa...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Ethics 101 for In-House Counsel

This seminar will guide in-house counsel through important issues of professional responsibility that they face on a regular basis: rules that govern privileged communications, electronic discovery, contact with former employees, conflicts of interest, and others. Tannenbaum Helpern partners Vincent J. Syracuse, Jamie B.W. Stecher, Andrew W. Singer and Paul D. Sarkozi will utilize a series of hypothetical fact patterns to illustrate critical problems and offer problem-solving techniques...

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$75

Research, Privacy and the Law: What You Need to Know to Avoid Trouble

Listening to your phone calls without a judge's warrant is illegal if you're a U.S. citizen. But do the police need a warrant? Can employers monitor and record their employees' phone conversations? If you are in a position where others might benefit from listening to your conversations, you may be a target of electronic eavesdropping or wiretapping. Is it a federal crime to wiretap without court approval, unless one of the parties has given their prior consent? Is a warrant needed to g...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

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
1.25
Price$50

Litigating the Failure to Warn Claim: Plaintiff and Defense Courtroom Strategies

Though it seems almost impossible in an age of all-inclusive warning labels, failure to warn claims abound. But what is a failure to warn claim and how is it litigated? This CLE course will use relevant case law to present the flow of failure to warn litigation and how to strategically litigate cases. The course will include an in-depth discussion of warning claims, warnings experts, their credentials and when and how to utilize them, data gathering and trial preparation. The course wi...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Representing Multi-State Employers: How to Draft Legally Compliant Employee Handbooks

Understanding what an employee handbook must have in it is tough enough. However, if you represent a multi-state employer doing business in more than one state, it is even more complicated. There are a multitude of laws that vary state by state that an organization needs to ensure compliance with. Failure to do so can put an organization at legal peril. One of the causes for concern when drafting a multi-state handbook is that employers must comply with both federal and state laws c...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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
1.25
Price$75

Legal Issues of the Golf Industry: How to Stay out of the Hazards and Avoid Penalties

Can you copyright a golf hole? How does copyright law apply to and affect a designers choices in designing and building a golf course? Take a walk through sports history and visit some of the greatest courses in the world while learning the ins and outs of copyright law. This course will also address issues concerning personal injury, trademark law, rights of publicity, real estate, and more. So shine up your clubs as well as your CLE credits!

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

The Rise of Internet Law

This CLE lecture traces the history of the battles between technology and the law. Attorney Jay Flemma traces the file sharing wars from their inception to the present, while also discussing fair use, entertainment contracts, policy, and both how and why courts rule as they did.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Strategies for Conducting Effective and Legally Compliant Interviews

The process of selecting and interviewing candidates for employment is fraught with legal risk. For instance, governmental agencies and plaintiffs’ lawyers are increasingly focused on potential barriers to employment, such as businesses that engage in unlawful discrimination or who fail to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. This program will discuss best practices for employers to avoid common pitfalls during the interviewing and recruitment process....

General Credits
1.1
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

Cyber Exposure: An Attorneys Guide to Ensuring and Insuring Data Confidentiality

The restrictions regarding attorney client privilege are fairly well-known. But as more and more information becomes accessible with just a few keystrokes, maintaining that level of confidentiality has become increasingly difficult. This CLE course will instruct attorneys on how to protect sensitive information from security breaches by assessing current security systems against both internal and external threats. The course will review the various IT risks and remediation approaches,...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Mechanic's Liens - What's It All About?

Mechanic's Liens are a powerful tool to secure monies due contractors and others who provide labor and materials to improve real property. This CLE course will provide an exhaustive discourse on the use of mechanic's liens on both public and private improvements, as well as the steps that owners may take to respond to the liens. Stuart Zisholtz, Esq. will begin by discussing general principles of the lien law, and will proceed with an examination of work covered, lienable property, enforcement a...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Litigating a Failure to Warn Claim in a Products Liability and Personal Injury Case

The vast majority of product liability and/or personal injury lawsuits in the United States include a failure to warn claim. This CLE course, led by author and internationally acclaimed expert Dr. Gerald Goldhaber, will present a brief history of warnings as they’ve evolved from the turn of the 20th century until today, including codes, standards, regulations and best practices in developing and evaluating warnings and safety communications. Dr. Goldhaber will present a general strategy and o...

General Credits
2.3
Price$125

Global Advertising: Advertising Law in the UK

With the ever-increasing importance of the web, and social media in particular, as a tool to market consumers, advertising is rarely confined by national borders. As companies think about communicating with a broader range of consumers, throughout the world, it is critical for them to understand the key rules governing advertising globally. This CLE program, co-sponsored by the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, will provide an overview of the rules governing advertising to consumers...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Major League Baseball and Alex Rodriguez: An Opportunity to Examine Ethical Issues Arising from Labor Arbitration

It played out like a soap opera on the pages of news and television screens across the nation. It may have been the most discussed and covered labor penalty appeal arbitration in history but the investigation, discipline and controversy generated by Major League Baseball's suspension of superstar Alex Rodriguez for 162 games, all of the 2014 season, the longest suspension short of a lifetime ban issued in baseball history opens the door for a deeper examination of potentially conflicting legal a...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The End of Amateurism, Unionization and Antitrust: The Legal Challenges Facing Collegiate Athletics

The United States is the only country in the world to have a highly evolved and revenue producing intercollegiate sports structure. Taken as a whole, college sports in the U.S. would be the third largest sports league behind only the NFL and MLB, generating somewhere between $6-$9 billion dollars annually. In positioning institutions of higher learning, sports may hold a place that is even more crucial than the dollars they produce as they can transform a university from the standpoint of per...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Donald Sterling & the NBA: Speech, Property Rights, Antitrust and the Law of Professional Sports Leagues

The controversial statements of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, that were recorded and now have become the basis of his potentially being banned for life from the NBA and forced to sell his team, one he bought for $12 million dollars but one that may be worth more than one billion dollars provides a backdrop for an examination of the power of commissioners and the law that underpins professional sports leagues in North America. Who should watch this CLE? Anyone who is int...

General Credits
1
Price$50

When Does the Duty to Conduct Workplace Investigations Arise and Other Critical Timing Issues

Rumors are flying that a subordinate is sleeping with her boss to get promotions. An employee tells a manager off-site and over lunch that she is being harassed at work. You receive a complaint, but can't start the investigation immediately. This CLE program will explain your legal obligations under these circumstances and provide you with a firm understanding of when the duty to investigate kicks in, when you need to start the investigation, as well as how long the investigation can take.

General Credits
1
Price$50

ABA Ethical Rule Amendments: Changing Attorneys’ Relationship with Technology

In today’s fast-moving digital age, attorneys must understand technology – both its capabilities and limitations – to competently and diligently represent clients. This CLE program will discuss the American Bar Association’s recently approved new amendments to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and associated commentary to address technology’s growing role in the legal profession. Among other things, speakers will discuss the impact of the amendments, which broaden the definition of “comp...

Ethics 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
2.75
Price$125

#You're Fired @Will: Social Media and Employment Law

Employees talk about everything on social media. Their supervisors. Their clients. The pitch they worked on all night. While many of these comments are harmless, some violate workplace rules or threaten company interests. But disciplining employee social media communications is not as easy as it sounds - even in "employment at will" situations. State and federal law protects certain types of online speech. In addition to the subject matter of the comments, you have to consider wher...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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
1.3
Price$75

Commercial Real Estate Transactions: Avoiding Pitfalls when Representing a Buyer or Seller

This CLE course will show you how to avoid the pitfalls and mistakes involved with representing a buyer or seller of commercial property. Topics include Contract review Negotiations Representing a Buyer or Seller? Checklists & Forms included

General Credits
1
Price$50

Use of Subpoenas in Arbitration and their Enforcement

In today’s world of national and international commerce, it is common for a party to want information and testimony from a person or entity not a party or employed by a party. But the law regarding the issuance of subpoenas for arbitration depends on a statute passed early in the 20th century when commerce was far more limited. This CLE course is designed to show the process for using subpoenas in arbitration, and the limits and difficulties which may be encountered in their use.

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Minimize Taxes, Maximize Wealth: Understanding Tax Deferral Strategies When Selling Real Estate

This CLE course is designed to provide an overview of several important real estate tax strategies, as well as the methods used to compute capital gain tax and depreciation recapture. Understanding taxes is one of the key methods to maximizing the profitability of real estate transactions. Using a mixture of examples and anecdotes the instructors will talk about the following topics: Understanding the components that go into computing an adjusted basis and how gain tax is comput...

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

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
1.3
Price$50

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

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
1.3
Price$75

The ABC’s of Business Immigration: A Primer for the General Practitioner

The topic of immigration has had no shortage of attention in recent years, but knowing your current events and navigating the legalities of immigration is not the same thing. This CLE course offers everything you need to gain a comprehensive understanding of business and family immigration. The course will explain the procedure for business and family petitions with an emphasis on categories commonly used in the business community, review the recent developments to the PERM process for...

General Credits
1.7
Price$75

Current Issues in Legal Ethics

The widespread use of internet communications by attorneys in advertising and with clients requires a re-examination of the ethical rules. The course will examine attorney's speech, what lawyers can and cannot say on a website, in personal and professional blogs and on social networking sites, as well as other ethical issues including setting and collecting fees, privilege and confidentiality and proceedings before the Disciplinary Board. Topics Covered include: attorney's speech - on...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

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
1.2
Price$50

Proving a Federal Social Security Disability Claim

Submitting a federal social security disability claim can be an overwhelming catastrophe of paperwork and bureaucracy for the uninformed. Take this CLE course to understand how the process works and how to navigate it successfully. The course will review the protocol for submitting federal social security disability claims, how to present burden of proof, the submission of evidence, the importance of work history and specific strategies for success. A review of relevant case history wi...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Strategies for Drafting Concrete Indemnification Provisions

In theory, anyone can write a contract. But for an agreement to be worth anything more than the paper it’s written on, it must be clear and enforceable and significantly reduce a party’s risk. This CLE course will explain these general guidelines and also offer strategies for drafting such agreements including the importance of due diligence, and an understanding of representations and warranties. The course will also explain the purpose of indemnification agreements, its benefits and...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Understanding COBRA Medical Care: A Legal Guide

Even before ObamaCare, there was COBRA, which requires employers to offer employees continuation of their group health care coverage in the event their employment is terminated or their hours have been reduced. Learn everything there is to know about COBRA, its benefits, requirements, eligibility, restrictions, and provisions in this exciting CLE course.

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Overview of Business Bankruptcy Law: Chapter 11

Gain an understanding of the type of bankruptcy that most businesses and corporations file from a panel of experts. Topics include: Introduction to Chapter 11, Business Bankruptcy: Origins and Pre-Filing Committees Initial Debtor Interview Formation Meeting Leases and Case Administration Surviving a Motion to Dismiss Exit Strategy The Chapter 11 Plan Disclosure Statements

General Credits
2.75
Price$125

Identifying and Avoiding Social Media Traps for Lawyers

Today, many lawyers use social media not only to stay in touch with friends and family, but also to build their professional reputations and market their practices. As lawyers expand their presence on social media, however, they must confront confusing questions about how to translate their ethical obligations to the virtual world. To make matters worse, lawyers are starting to face disciplinary charges, sanctions, and embarrassing publicity for a variety of missteps on social media. This CLE...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

Social Media Platform Rules: A Legal Guide

As more and more advertising moves to social media, it's important to understand the different platform rules before embarking on a new campaign. Who owns what's posted. How to interact with your followers. How to disclose endorsements or sponsorships. And who's responsible for user-posted content. The platforms often impose requirements that are different or stricter than those imposed by law. Don't miss this rundown of what you need to know including: Which rules are common across p...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Native Advertising and Brand Integration into Content: Navigating the Issues and Liabilities

The integration of brands into content, entertainment, media, and websites is the goal of most advertisers today. Content providers are under tremendous pressure to push the envelope on separating editorial from advertising. Marketing communications are being created by the media. Sponsorships and adjacencies abound. These changes in how brands are relating to and creating content create new risks for both publishers and brands. Don't miss this presentation by one of the country's t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case – Part 1

Learn from a panel of experts how to handle an employment discrimination case. Part 1 will cover the following topics: Part 1 – Pre-trial Issues Overview of Agency Practice Drafting a Complaint and Answer Discovery Tips from the Plaintiff’s Perspective Discovery Tips from the defendant’s perspective

General Credits
2.4
Price$125

Advertising and Fashion; Web 3.0

Join a panel of experts as they discuss advertising for the fashion industry in the digital age. Learn how the fashion industry is using social network services, tracking users online and behavioral advertising. Understand the FTC’s regulations for endorsements, celebrity endorsements and testimonials in endorsements, as well as the FTC’s enforcement efforts. The panel will also discuss liability in advertising and best practices for the fashion industry.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Outbound and Inbound Taxation: An Overview of U.S. Tax Law

The globalization of the economy has created countless opportunities for investors, importers and manufacturers. But the consequences of inbound taxation (foreigners doing business in the US) and outbound taxation (Americans doing business overseas) are growing increasingly complex. This comprehensive and fascinating CLE course will explain all the tax ramifications of these transactions, with particular emphasis on structuring options for all types of transactions including that for ownership...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Ins and Outs of Tax Audits

During tax season it becomes more important than ever to understand the ramifications of tax audits. Learn from a tax negotiation specialist how to avoid, defend, and reopen a previously closed tax audit. Topics to be covered include: The Initial Tax Audit Letter and its significance How to Respond, including feeling out the tax agent, asking for a tax case transfer etc. How to Defend the tax examination The benefits of reopening a previously closed tax audit How to work the proce...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

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
Price$50

Ethical Issues of Mobile Lawyering

Electronic communication has made businesses more economical, environmental, and efficient. The speed and ease with which we conduct transactions, from the simplest to the most complex, is unprecedented. But the new modes of communication have drawbacks, especially for an industry as nuanced as the legal profession. This comprehensive CLE course will explain the challenges of electronic communication, the additional onus of ethical obligations, the newest statutes, additions and addend...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Technology, Privacy and Confidentiality: An Ethical Guide to Electronic Communication & Compliance

Communication today is almost entirely electronic, web-based and instantaneous. This is true across all industries and is relevant to almost all types of communications. And while most businesses expect, require and create provisions for confidentiality, none are as restricted as the legal profession. This contemporary CLE course will explain the legal and ethical issues inherent in web-based communications, e-documents and cloud-sharing. The course will cover e-discovery and e-filing, malicio...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Down the Runway: A Day of Fashion Law

Join us for a program aimed at practitioners confronted with the legal implications of representing a client in the fashion industry. A variety of issues may arise when representing a fashion client, from intellectual property, to labor and employment, to corporate governance, customs and even advertising issues. A faculty of experts will tackle the most salient issues pertinent to the fashion law practitioner. Panel I – The Business Foundation Panel II – The Business of Fashion Panel...

General Credits
5
Price$200

Basic Bankruptcy Law

In this difficult economic climate, it is more important than ever for attorneys to know the basics of consumer bankruptcy law and how they can protect their clients and their assets. Topics discussed include: Conducting the client meeting; Deciding whether Bankruptcy is the proper option for your client; Evaluating which Chapter to file for Bankruptcy under; Satisfying the Attorney's responsibilities; Satisfying the "means test"; Ethical Issues

General Credits
2.8
Price$125

Negotiating Skills for Lawyers: How to Win Gracefully

In the study of contract negotiations, there is perhaps no greater teaching tool than experience. Lots of it. This CLE course, presented by a veteran of contract negotiation, not only offers tried and true strategies for successfully negotiating contracts, but does so based on the most contentious of industries—the theater business, where egos are highest, the job market is smallest and the personalities are the least predictable. The course explains, amid entertaining anecdotes, important tip...

General Credits
0.9
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
1.3
Price$75

Employment Law for Business Lawyers

It is generally accepted that employees need to be treated fairly and equitably. A company may, in fact, be set up in such a way as to take the treatment of employees into account to a tremendous degree. And yet, that company may still run afoul of the legal requirements under Employment Law, which is based not on what may seem fair, but on what is lawful. This CLE course, geared toward business lawyers who do not practice in this field and meant to provide practical guidance, explains the man...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Effective Compliance Tools for Cross-Border Regulations

Regulators across the globe are increasingly targeting conduct that occurred outside of their home jurisdiction, but which affect their domestic economies. Companies must therefore protect themselves against violations of a wide range of laws and regulations across multiple jurisdictions. Once an investigation is launched, corporate counsel will need to effectively coordinate the company’s response to multiple regulators across the globe, who are often sharing the fruits of their investigation...

General Credits
3.25
Price$150

Mobile Apps: The Legal Issues

These days, whatever the need, there's an app for it. This cutting-edge CLE course, presented by technology attorney Glen Westerback, explores the legal issues involved in the development and distribution of mobile apps. The course explains what apps are and how they are monetized, and describes important differences between common mobile app platforms, including Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. The course also explores several other issues relevant to mobile app producers, including: securi...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Lawyers and Accountants– An Interdisciplinary Dialogue: Issues and Understandings

When lawyers and accountants are involved in overlapping engagements and the legal and accounting issues become intertwined, misunderstandings about the roles and responsibilities of each professional can arise – ultimately leading to serious liability issues. Join our panelists from both the legal and accounting worlds for a full day program focusing on such issues as the role of the accounting expert and consultant, mixed accounting and legal issues (e.g., Going Concern Qualification...

Total Credits
6
Incl. 2 Ethics
Price$225

Fundamental Concepts in Drafting Contracts: What Most Attorneys Fail to Consider

The reduction to writing of an agreed-upon understanding among parties can sometimes be viewed as a cursory step in formalizing a business relationship. Yet the manner in which concepts are expressed on a page is often as important as the concepts themselves. Solid contract-drafting skills are therefore essential tools to any attorney who deals with transactions or business relationships. Unfortunately, although contract counterparties might have the best of intentions, many contracts—even tho...

General Credits
3
Price$125

Facebook in the Workplace: The Intersection of Social Media and Employment Law

The rise in our use of Social Media is shocking in its extreme as are the many arguments over its overall effect in the way our society communicates. The impact is felt in all sectors of society but it is with regards to the workplace that a slew of laws have arisen to protect employees and employers and ensure a safe work environment. This CLE course will review those laws and explore trends in social media and its impact on the workplace. The course, presented by esteemed attorneys J...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Tweeting, Friending, Advertising and Connecting: A Lawyer’s Ethical Guidelines for Social Media Use

Tweeting, friending and connecting on Linkedin don’t seem like activities that should require substantial ethical boundaries. But as social media has become a primary vehicle for marketing not just ourselves and our law practice but also for researching parties, witnesses and juries, ethical ramifications have begun to arise. In this timely CLE course, renowned attorneys Jeffrey I. Pasek & Michael C. Schmidt present the legal ethics of social media within the context of using social me...

Ethics Credits
1.25
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
1.5
Price$75

Wrap Documents: A Life Vest for ERISA Compliance

Legal non-compliance is never to be taken lightly. This is particularly true with regards to ERISA, for which non-compliance can lead to hefty fines and even prison. This CLE course will explain who and what is subject to ERISA, exemptions to the Act, partial applications of ERISA and documentation requirements. The course will then explain the purpose of wrap documents in protecting you from unintentional non-compliance.

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Employment Law: An Entertainment Industry Perspective

A raft of common employment practices are now putting media and entertainment companies at risk. For example, incorrect classification of interns, volunteers, independent contractors, and full-time workers have all recently led to big legal headaches for small, mid-size, and even larger companies. Similarly, missteps in grants of equity to employees are leading to nasty tax consequences for employers and employees, souring relationships. Listen as two experienced employment lawyers review rece...

General Credits
1
Price$50

E-Discovery and Ethics: technology assisted reviews, predictive coding, the judicial role and ethical considerations

A diverse panel of experts including a US magistrate, practitioners, an ethicist and a discovery solutions expert will provide a primer on technology-assisted reviews, predictive coding, current case law and the ethical problems that are inherent in using e-discovery software. Some of the issues which will be addressed include: Defensibility/Validation of technology-assisted reviews Reasonableness of predictive coding: advantages; impact of size of data set Different types of techno...

Total Credits
2.5
Incl. 1 Ethics
Price$100

The Americans with Disabilities Act: How to Win Your Case Using Good Faith

In the day and age of political correctness, one would think that accommodations for people with disabilities would be standard. And yet, the requirements and precedents for demanding reasonable and effective accommodations are often overlooked by attorneys. This timely CLE course will explain the requirements and precedents as well as the history of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the importance of utilizing the option for mediation and the impact that the statute of limitations has...

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

What Attorneys Need to Know About Cyberforensics - A Tell All

Developments involving cybersecurity issues are changing at an explosive rate. Join the Cyberspace Committee in exploring the recent developments affecting cybersecurity including a discussion of real world case studies, examination of current technology trends and their current and impending erosion of 4th and 5th Amendment protections, recent guidance from the courts, FTC and other regulatory bodies, the impact of major federal and private information security laws and regulations and more....

General Credits
2.25
Price$100

Happy Together: A Guide to Aggregate Settlements

An agreed upon settlement is generally the preferred method of resolving legal disputes. But as hard as it is to get two people to agree on terms, when there’s a third party involved, the complexities can be enormous. And the issues don’t end with a settlement. Aggregate settlements are just that—two or more parties represented by the same lawyer, all agreeing to resolution of claims, defenses or pleas. This CLE course will offer a complete review of Aggregate Settlements, the applicab...

General Credits
1.25
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
Price$50

Taking the iPad to Court

The pervasiveness of the iPad in today’s culture is undeniable. With over 40 million sold worldwide since its launch, it is estimated that by 2015, Apple will have shipped 150 million iPads. And while many manufacturers have since developed similar tablets, there’s no question of Apple’s dominance in the market. In fact, even in those sectors that have customarily resisted its allure, the iPad is making headway. The most notable of these is with regards to law. Reports have shown that a growin...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The Last Person You’d Suspect: Responding to Employee Dishonesty

Businesses face no end of challenges, but those challenges should not come from within. And yet, employee dishonesty is a rampant problem that plagues business owners from the smallest companies to the largest corporations and includes everything from the most minor transgressions to major thefts such as diversion of assets and commercial bribery. This CLE course, presented by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz partners Patrick J. Boyle and Brian E. Maas will discuss the potential costs to business...

General Credits
1
Price$50

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Courthouse

Do you need to substantiate anything in that very funny commercial you are planning? It is easy to assume that a funny ad is just “puffery.” After all, no reasonable consumer would take it seriously, right? Well, what happens if it isn’t funny? How do you rely on humor to ensure that no claims requiring substantiation are communicated? In this CLE, Rick Kurnit will recount the cases where humor won the day for the advertiser -- and those where the final advertising did not leave the judge...

General Credits
1.25
Price$75

Players on the Picket Line: Sports Lockouts

When we think of unions and strikes, teachers and municipal workers are often what come to mind. Beyond that, there is little differentiation made between a strike and a lockout. Surprisingly, they are very distinct and the issue of unions, strikes and lockouts is not limited to those professions, but extends to athletes as well. This CLE course, a must for sports agents, attorneys and aficionados and presented by Robert Boland Esq., will review all the essential information about Sports Lock...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Representing the Players: A Guide to Sports Contracts

From the viewpoint of Hollywood, the life of a sports agent is about representing celebrity players, traveling to exciting places and mingling with the media. While that may be true, behind the scenes, the contracts which bind players to those who represent them is part of an area of law that is both complex and fascinating. This CLE course will explain the various types of sports contracts and their restrictions, as well as the potential ethical issues involved. The course will also review th...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Incorporating in the First State: Successfully Navigating Delaware Corporate Law

One of the key components to business planning is not just what, but where. The legal variables between states and their impact on your business can be huge. Of all the states, Delaware is known as one of the most business-friendly. This CLE course will give you a complete understanding of the advantages of incorporating in Delaware as well as the General Corporation Law and how the Court of Chancery and operating procedures of the Secretary of State prove advantageous to corporations. The...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Guidelines for Independent Contractor Compliance

Understanding employee status is crucial for compliance. The rules governing independent contractor status and their implications on taxes, exemptions, and wage standards are manifold. This CLE course, presented by esteemed attorney Kenneth A. Sprang, esq., will offer a step-by-step explanation of the importance of proper classification, potential consequences of misclassification, drafting independent contractor agreements and understanding: Applicable tax ramifications IRS Codes, stand...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Representing the Space Challenged Tenant: Tips and Traps in Small Office Leasing

As in many industries, when it comes to office tenants, it's the little guys who lose. That's why it's important to understand small office tenant agreements and how to effectively negotiate on their behalf. This CLE course will include an in–depth discussion of rental agreements and terms such as: Premises Rent Escalation Rent Terms of Use Alterations Maintenance and Repairs Insurance Subordination Indemnity Subletting And much more

General Credits
1
Price$50

Finding The Perfect Client: A Guideline to Personal Injury Representation

While there are many courses that offer advice on how to be the perfect attorney, few focus on what is perhaps a more critical issue—the perfect client. When it comes to personal injury cases, client issues abound and it’s crucial to assess the situation before taking on a case. This CLE course will outline the myriad potential issues from how an attorney enlists clients, how to determine which clients to represent and the viability of client claims. Included in this course is: Sources f...

Total Credits
1.5
Incl. 0.5 Ethics
Price$75

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
Price$50

Basic Patent Law for Non-Practitioners: What Every Attorney Should Know

It seems that not a day goes when by someone doesn’t come up with the “next big thing.” Even if your product doesn’t change the world, you certainly don’t want someone else taking credit for it. This CLE course on patent law will explain the importance of patents, the different types of patent protections and the patent application process. The course will also review: Patent vs. Intellectual Property Typical Lifespan of Patents Preventing Loss of Rights Legal Requirements for Patenta...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

How to Run a Productive Plaintiff's PI/Workers Compensation Law Firm

Practicing law and running a business are two very different things and each involves its own set of skills. As more and more attorneys are discovering, without the skills of the latter, it’s difficult to make a success of the former. Managing a case load of personal injury and workers compensation matters can be demanding, especially in light of the day-to-day issues that arise, some more explosive than others. Running a successful injury law firm requires a global approach with excellent org...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Going Global: A Lawyers Guide to Emerging Markets

Globalization is a trend that affects every aspect of our lives today. From politics and religion to finances and law, every industry has somehow been impacted. As this trend grows, companies are beginning to take advantage of the inherent opportunities and expand into foreign markets. Clearly, the ramifications are enormous. This riveting and engagingly delivered CLE seminar looks at the challenges, rewards and pitfalls of opening an office in a foreign country—particularly in an emerging mar...

General Credits
1
Price$50

When Players Change Teams: The Ethical and Legal Ramifications of Attorney Departures

A slumping economy and the global marketplace have all contributed to a culture of greater employment mobility. It’s increasingly easy and common for attorneys to leave one firm for another but attorney transitions from one firm to another are fraught with complications, both legal and ethical. This explosive CLE course explores the implications of such a transition and the consequences it may have with regards to finances, security, disclosure and accountability. Presented by renowned profess...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

The State of the Art in Asset Protection

Explore the most advanced asset protection techniques currently used. This fascinating CLE program will address sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts, offshore trusts, offshore banking and Swiss annuities and much more. Jacob Stein, a leading expert in asset protection discusses a variety of tools and strategies that you can employ in order to help preserve wealth for your clients. Mr. Stein will also review how recent legislation affects your planning strategies.

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

Discrimination and Harassment In the Workplace: An Internal Audit for Businesses

Employers face a number of challenges in preventing and handling discrimination and harassment claims and issues in the workplace. Additionally, with lawsuits in this area continually on the rise it is more important than ever for employers take proactive steps to protect themselves. This course provides legal guidance and practical information to assist companies in an audit of internal best practices and procedures related to prevention, compliance and risk management including a review of...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Sports and the Law

Over the past couple of years there have been crises in professional sports, with the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreements in Football, Basketball and Baseball and with lockouts and litigation taking the place of games in the headlines. The presenter, the Chair of the Sports Business faculty at New York University and a former sports agent and sports law expert explains why this year has been so different both practically and legally speaking. In something of a paradoxical situ...

General Credits
1.1
Price$50

Trademarks 101: An Introduction to Basics

Trademarks 101 is not your typical basic course on trademark law. It takes more of a practical approach rather than a purely academic one which is meant to give you a window into what issues to spot as a non-IP lawyer in an in-house counsel role. It highlights what items qualify as a trademark, what diligence is necessary before using a potential mark, what constitutes infringement, and the interplay of trademarks and domain names.

General Credits
1
Price$50

The “First Sale Doctrine” in the 21st Century

As most of you know, the “First Sale Doctrine” is a provision in copyright law that permits the owner of a copy of a copyrighted item to sell or transfer that item to another person. In other words if you buy a book or movie CD, you can sell or give away that copy without running afoul of copyright law But there are, of course, lots of nuances and exceptions to this rule. For example, the protection only covers works that were “lawfully made” under the copyright act, and it only protect...

General Credits
0.5
Price$30

Freedom of Contract or Freedom from Contract? A Comparison of the Various Jewish and American Traditions

This CLE course will explore the evolution of contract law, focusing on the different models of contracts in Talmudic and American law. In particular, this course will discuss how Jewish law sought to construct a functioning legal system without a clear doctrine of bi-lateral contracts. Emphasis will be placed on both the sale of land and the sale of other goods. Additionally, this presentation will concentrate on freedom of contract as a legal doctrine.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Basics of Family & Employment Based Immigration Law

US immigration laws are constantly changing and are extremely complex. In this CLE course, experienced immigration attorney Reaz Jafri will take you through the basics of family-based and employment-based immigration options and provide a concise overview of the complex world of immigration law. Learn about how US citizens can bring their family members to the US or how an employer can hire a foreign worker for temporary or permanent employment in the US.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Employment Law and Ethics

Using a series of hypotheticals, hear from employment law practitioners and noted ethicists how to deal with the real world ethical issues that confront employment attorneys during their everyday practice. The program provides a lively and stimulating discussion.

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

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
1.25
Price$75

Ethical Implications and Social Media

Jonathan Ezor, an attorney and law professor who frequently writes and speaks about ethics and social media, offers an all-inclusive review in this CLE course. Advancing technology and social media present a wide range of potential issues for any attorney or firm, and a thorough understanding of these issues and the potential for conflicts is essential. The course begins with a description of the risks faced by attorneys from use of the Internet, mobile technologies and social networks, inclu...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Building a Successful Partnership With In-House Counsel

This fascinating CLE course focuses on an oft-ignored but critical aspect of practicing law: the relationship between in-house and outside counsel. Presented by Mitchell Falber, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel for ABC Carpet & Home, the course is designed to address both in-house attorneys and general attorneys who may be retained as outside counsel and is a first-hand look at the importance of creating and maintaining meaningful and constructive partnerships between attorn...

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Handle a Wage and Hour Case

A panel of experts provides a comprehensive look at wage and hour cases, from the perspective of the New York State Department of labor, the US Department of Labor, the plaintiff and the defendant.

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

Legal Compliance for Cause Marketing Campaigns

Today, many leading advertisers create marketing campaigns to support charitable causes – burnishing brand image while boosting sales. But just because a feel-good campaign supports a charity doesn’t mean the venture participants get a pass on legal compliance. State and federal regulators have always kept an eye on these so-called “commercial co-ventures” ensuring charities are properly registered, that support goes where it’s supposed to go, and that advertising is not misleading consumers....

General Credits
1
Price$50

Legal Pitfalls Relating to Public Relations & Online Media and How it Affects All Practitioners

Whether you’re involved in a high-profile, media frenzy case or the most common of lawsuits, there are a wide variety of ethical issues that arise in litigation proceedings. This engaging CLE course, presented by prominent defense attorney Benjamin Brafman, offers attorneys a complete and detailed look at the legal and ethical issues including public perception, disclosure and discussions of pending litigation, drafting, damage control and issues surrounding electronic communication.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Franchising: Preparing a Franchise Disclosure Document

In any franchise agreement, Franchisors are required to provide Franchise Disclosure Agreements (FDD) to the Franchisee prior to purchase. This course will present detailed requirements and methods of preparing a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) taking into account both federal and state requirements. The course also provides practical advice on choice of venue, litigation forums and how to draft the FDD and the Franchise Agreement to protect the Franchisor from potential litigation from F...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Business ADR For Lawyers: What Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Mean For Your Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the wave of the present -- and the future -- for resolving business disputes and conflicts while avoiding the greater expense, delay, disruption, lack of control, and animosity inherent in most court litigation. In most (but not all) instances, business disputes can be resolved better, quicker, and more cost-effectively through ADR processes, primarily arbitration and mediation. But many lawyers are relatively unfamiliar with these tools, and are co...

General Credits
1.25
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
1.5
Price$75

An Oral Contract Isn’t Worth the Paper It’s Written On - Or Is It?

Most lawyers enter contract negotiations aspiring to achieve a fully signed agreement containing all material terms. But many business relationships – particularly in the media and entertainment world – proceed in the absence of fully signed agreements. Why do sophisticated industry people use short-form and unsigned long-form agreements? Do these agreements create binding contractual obligations? What tests do courts use to answer this question? And what risks do the parties take? Frankfurt K...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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
1.5
Price$75

Rights of Publicity and Privacy

In this course, Rick Kurnit, a noted expert in Advertising and Media Law, IP and First Amendment cases, provides a guided tour of today’s most relevant privacy issues. This course reviews the development of rights of publicity and privacy, as well as how changes in technology and in the marketplace affect how companies disseminate information today. Topics covered include, what is commercial use, First Amendment claims (parody) Lanham Act and much more.

General Credits
2
Price$135


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