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

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1.5
Price$75

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
2
Price$100

Crowdfunding: Meeting Humanitarian Needs

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

Recollections of the Last Surviving Prosecutor: 70 Years Since Nuremberg

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

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Immigration Law: Hot Topics & Survey For The General Practitioner

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

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$100

Recognizing and Removing Bias from the Legal Profession

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

Ethics Credits
1
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. 2 Law & Proc., 1 Ethics
Price$150

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

Crafting a Case: Openings and Summations

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

Law & Legal Proc.
2
Price$100

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$75

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

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

Law & Legal Proc.
1.25
Price$50

Legal Ethics Relating to Social Media

Social media has transformed the way we think, the way we communicate, the way we socialize and the way we work. But for the legal profession, the advent of social media has created a world of ethical pitfalls that attorneys in all fields must learn to avoid. This CLE course will examine these ethics and how to navigate the world of social media advertising, marketing and communications without breaching their ethical responsibilities. The course will focus on applicable RPC’s, advertising, ma...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Asset Protection in the Public Benefits Context

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

Law & Legal Proc.
2.5
Price$125

Environmental Due Diligence in Real Estate Transactions

Contamination in a property may be the cause of numerous health and environmental hazards. Just as numerous are the Federal and State laws that apply to such sites. This CLE course will explain these legalities as well as requirements for attorneys representing potential purchasers or companies with potentially contaminated facilities such as evaluating potential risk and constructing protective contracts. The course will review Phase I and II environmental reports, CERCLA issues and due dilig...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$100

Healthcare Data Privacy: Regulatory Investigation and Litigation Readiness

In theory, the advent of electronic files should make the acquisition and organization of information easier. However, it’s important to take into account that the limitless nature of e-files means that files may contain an excess of information. This is especially true of medical files, almost all of which will be in electronic format by 2015 and will then include everything from texts and emails to audit trails and data in imaging systems as well as metadata. Once filed, this information wil...

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
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!

Law & Legal Proc.
1.25
Price$75

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....

Law & Legal Proc.
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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.5
Price$75

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.25
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.

Law & Legal Proc.
1.5
Price$75

Navigating Elder Law: Understanding Medicaid Eligibility

The progressive aging of the US population has created a dramatic rise in those eligible for Medicaid, but navigating the system, understanding eligibility, requirements and coverage can be overwhelming even for the well-versed. This CLE course will review all the basics of Medicaid eligibility, particularly with regards to home care and nursing homes. The course will chart the relevant Medicaid penalty rules, home equity limitation and protection options, irrevocable asset protection...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$75

Best Practices for Privacy and Security of Data for Law Firms

Most people have discovered that the flip side of a world where information is available at the touch of a button is one where private information is virtually unprotected. And yet law firms, who have an obligation of confidentiality, are often unaware of how susceptible they are to cyber theft. This CLE course, imperative for any practicing attorney, will explain the measures and policies that must be employed to ensure client information confidentiality and defend against breaches of securit...

General Credits
1.75
Price$100

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

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...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50

The Role of Written Representations in M&A Contracts

Representations are key components of every M&A transaction. The Role of Written Representations in M&A Contracts is a course that focuses on clearly expressing and understanding the nuances associated with expressing written representations in M&A contracts. Topics covered include: making representations qualifications and exceptions to representations the use of disclosure schedules updating representations and disclosure schedules "bringing down" representations at closing an...

Law & Legal Proc.
1.75
Price$75

Piercing the Corporate Veil: When Can Owners Be Personally Liable?

The hard rule of law is that a corporation is liable for its debts and contractual obligations and the shareholders are not liable. But sometimes a party dealing with a corporation might be able to reach the shareholders’ pockets to collect a corporate liability. It is critical that corporate lawyers and litigators on both sides of the litigation understand the principles of when the courts will “pierce the corporate veil” and how to pursue or to defend against such a claim. This rivetin...

Law & Legal Proc.
1
Price$50


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