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Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policies

In 2018 the vast majority of businesses sponsor a website intended to help market their goods and services. Most of these websites include a section denominated as “Terms of Use” or “Terms of Service.” The Terms of Use purport to act as a contract between website sponsor and the users. That contract can be very important to all website sponsors, but especially so for websites where goods are sold. Unfortunately, the Courts have held that Terms of Use will not be enforceable unless certain proc...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Owners’ Agreements for Start-Ups and Relatively New Companies

Every corporation or limited liability company with more than one owner should have a written agreement that, at the very least, sets forth the agreed terms respecting governance of the company. The most obvious of these are the pre-agreed terms as to how managerial decisions will be made and by whom. Many of these agreements also include buy-sell terms, i.e. terms that apply when an owner suffers a “Buy-Sell Event” such as death, disability, retirement, loss of license, etc. This CLE p...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Franchise Law: Representing Franchisees from Courtship to Divorce

This CLE course will explore the difficulties of representing franchisees, both pre-sale, in-term, and post-term, given the disparity in negotiating power, and the way franchise documents are drafted. The Course will look at federal and state law, and provide advice to attorneys representing franchisees nationwide.

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

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

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
2
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
1.5
Price$75

From Panel to Publisher: Representing Comic Book Creator Clients

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

General Credits
3
Price$150

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

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

General Credits
2
Price$100

Managing Construction Risks

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Illinois Mechanics Liens

This CLE course deals with the Illinois Mechanics Lien statute, 770 ILCS 60 et seq. In the course we’ll discuss the following: What a mechanics lien is What you get by asserting and then being awarded a mechanics lien Who can assert a mechanics lien Who or what can a mechanics lien be asserted against What type of work one must have performed to be able assert a mechanics lien How you assert the mechanics lien Limitations, including notices and times for filing Liens on Public Funds...

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

Five Reasons to Read Your Construction Contract

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

Nuts and Bolts of Florida Contracting Licensure

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

What Attorneys Need to Know About Miller Act Payment Bond Claims

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

General Credits
1
Price$50

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...

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

An Overview of Construction Lien Law

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

Commercial Collections Primer

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

Oil, Gas, and Mineral Leasehold Issues

Landowners hold a distinct advantage over oil companies and over the years, their leases have begun to reflect that. Oil companies have no choice but to acquiesce to increasingly land-owner friendly leases and while many still resist, form leases are becoming a rarity. This CLE course, presented by oil and gas attorney Josh Stein, will explain the most common sources of ambiguity and error which may arise in drafting oil and gas leases, even top leases, and how attorneys can protect cl...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Understanding Easements and Right of Way

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Understanding Interests in Oil and Gas Lands and Production

Precedent is a central principle in the area of law. As such, working in mature areas of law with long established legislation can be beneficial to attorneys. This CLE course will explore the fascinating legal area of oil and gas, which, while relatively young, is a fairly well developed area and yet is uniquely positioned due to the theory of “ownership in place.” The theory stipulates that certain reserves can continue in perpetuity, regardless of how long ago they were established, and that...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

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

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

General Credits
1.5
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

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
1.5
Price$75

Long Term Disability Benefits Under ERISA

The variety of employer-sponsored health and welfare benefit plans under ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) can often lead to confusion. This CLE course will review the different types of plans and the benefits each one offers as well as limitations and the minimum benefits applicable. The course will explain proofs of claim, filing and claim and elimination procedures. The course will offer an analysis of claim denials and tips and strategies to avoid denials of claim...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Municipal Disability Pensions Nuts & Bolts

Filing for disability pensions for civil service employees can be a complicated process, particularly for the novice attorney. This CLE course will explain all the requirements and standards, how to properly analyze incidents and differentiate them from accidents for the purpose of filing and how to determine the extent of medical disabilities. The course will review the filing process and offer strategies for timing filings to the best advantage of your client. The interaction of pensions wit...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Railroad Retirement Board Disability Annuity Claims

Annuity claims for railroad retirement board disability is a particular body of knowledge that even seasoned attorneys may not be knowledgeable about. This CLE course will explain railroad retirement board disability annuity and how it differs from social security disability. The course will explain the application process and the information it requires, the denial and appeals process and tips and strategies to navigate ethical issues in light of recent scandals.

General Credits
1
Price$50

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

Drafting Prenuptial Agreements

This CLE lecture is a sophisticated look at the process of drafting complex prenuptial agreements for high net worth individuals. It explores the basic ideas and concerns that must be handled in terms of a prenuptial agreement. The lecture describes the three basic areas which must be covered in a prenuptial agreement; the difference between marital and separate property; issues relating to agreement regarding maintenance, as well as estate issues. Learn innovative techniques as to ho...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75
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