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Patent Office Registration Exam Course 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Anyone with a degree in science or engineering (or sometimes, the equivalent) can take the Patent Office Exam to become a patent agent or patent attorney. Patent law is a field of challenging and ever-changing opportunities. Be at the forefront of innovation . . . lead at the forefront of innovation.PLI’s now-proven steps to success on the Exam: Unique, interactive, diagnostic software that replicates what you’re going to find when you sit ...

SEC Reporting Skills Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

By using interactive lecture and examples, workshop participants will build the foundational knowledge and practical experience necessary to prepare and review the SEC’s periodic and current reporting forms, including the 10-K Annual Report, the 10-Q Quarterly Report, and the 8-K Current Report, as well as an understanding of how to comply with the annual proxy requirements and how insider trading rules work. Participants will build a comprehensive ...

Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2014

Seminar  Seminar

The M&A markets were relatively flat throughout 2013, punctuated by episodic but unsustained bursts of activity. By contrast, 2014 appears to be off to a more robust start. The variability in deal activity creates uncertainty and rewards preparedness. Now more than ever, it is critical for dealmakers and their counsel to stay abreast of the latest trends and forecasts. Will the tough markets of the last several years give way to greater stability ...

International Tax Issues 2014

Seminar  Seminar

As the world’s economies grow increasingly integrated, the international tax laws of the U.S. impact a greater percentage of businesses and transactions. These international tax rules affect not only large US and foreign-based multinationals, but also increasingly affect mid-sized and smaller firms, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other commercial activity. As a result, a working knowledge of these international tax rules is ...

Advertising Law Institute 2014

Seminar  Seminar

With the continued expansion of new media outlets and the growing importance of social networking, advertisers are fighting harder than ever to preserve and increase market share and to reach their consumers effectively. This program brings together top in-house and firm practitioners who will share their expertise and provide strategies for managing the legal risks and avoiding the pitfalls that arise in the context of running interactive advertising ...

Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2014: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

Seminar  Seminar

In this advanced two-day program, you will have a unique opportunity to receive hands-on drafting experience under the guidance of experienced patent prosecutors. By working in small technologically-distinct groups, you will receive individualized feedback on claim drafting and amendment writing skills, as well as learn practical techniques for avoiding prosecution pitfalls. Guidance will be provided on the America Invents Act and its implementation ...

Bridge-the-Gap: Basic Skills for Newly Admitted Illinois Attorneys 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Taught by a faculty of expert practitioners from varied practice areas, this program will teach you real-world skills and knowledge important to your legal practice. By attending this program, newly admitted Illinois attorneys can also complete their requirement for a Basic Skills Course of no fewer than 6 hours.

Outsourcing 2014: Sourcing Critical Services

Seminar  Seminar

PLI’s Outsourcing 2014 is a “must” for every lawyer with business clients engaged in outsourcing transactions!Outsourcing brings new opportunities and new risks for companies sourcing or providing critical services such as information technology, finance and accounting, human resources, facilities management, analytics and other critical non-core functions.And there are newer and better approaches to negotiating agreements for critical services and ...

Patent Litigation 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Rapid changes in patent law make it necessary that, whether you are the plaintiff’s or defendant’s counsel, you are up-to-date on the current state of the law and can quickly develop successful litigation strategies and tactics. This program is taught by a faculty of both outside and in-house lawyers who have earned national reputations in patent litigation by trying and managing a wide variety of bench and jury patent trials and U.S. Patent Office ...

Understanding the Securities Laws Fall 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Whether you are new to the field or seeking a quick refresher or an update, this is a securities law primer that you won’t want to miss. This program provides an overview and discussion of the basic aspects of the U.S. federal securities laws by leading in-house and law firm practitioners and key SEC representatives. Emphasis will be placed on the interplay among the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and related SEC regulations, ...

Commercial Real Estate Institute (16th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

Commercial real estate fundamentals (rents, vacancy rates and development activity), although slow, are visibly recovering, with REITs outperforming other asset classes. Practitioners with a broad skill set will find it easier to achieve and maintain a viable real estate practice in this environment, given the general economy’s downward pressures on tenant retention, rental growth, development revenue, refinancing and asset values. This program helps ...

Pocket MBA Fall 2014: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals

Seminar  Seminar

The ability to identify and appropriately use financial and accounting information is relevant to a wide range of legal and regulatory matters for attorneys and other professionals. Litigators and transactional attorneys will benefit from this practical course designed specifically for non-accountants and taught by members of the nation’s top accounting, tax and advisory firms, leading law firms, in-house counsel and universities.

Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2014

Seminar  Seminar

This three-day program will focus on the tax issues presented by the entire spectrum of modern major corporate transactions, from relatively simple single-buyer acquisitions of a division or subsidiary to multi-party joint ventures, cross-border mergers, and complex acquisitions of public companies with domestic and foreign operations, including spin-offs and other dispositions of unwanted operations. Evolving techniques for structuring, financing, ...

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Companies continue to turn to licensing because it offers valuable economic and strategic opportunities. Licensing can be used to gain access to intellectual property at a lower cost than developing or purchasing intellectual property assets, and as a way to generate new sources of revenue out of existing intellectual property assets. Virtually every business today must confront licensing issues, and therefore, a solid base of knowledge about licensing ...

Securities Filings 2014: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment

Seminar  Seminar

This popular program will analyze in detail the principal forms used for filings with the SEC under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”), and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”), with particular emphasis on the mechanics of and timing for assembling particular filings. Each segment of the program will incorporate practical tips and/or interactive drafting exercises. Ethics credit and recent legislation and SEC rule changes ...

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Leases can be a primary business asset and also contain landmines of liability. Known as the building blocks of value for all real estate, if leases are written poorly or administered without expertise, they can be the downfall of an otherwise sound real estate investment. This course is not to be missed for anyone who represents users or occupiers of space or owners as investors in real estate. There’s no disputing the importance of intimately knowing ...

Form 10-K In-Depth Workshop 2014

Workshop  Workshop

By using an actual case study and examples, this workshop is designed to give participants a mastery of the requirements of the Form 10-K Annual Report. Interactive exercises and lectures will enhance your understanding of each Item, including the intricacies of the Management’s Discussion & Analysis (MD&A) section.

Annual Disclosure Documents 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Stay current on disclosure requirements and developments affecting annual disclosure documents, proxy soliciting materials, and ongoing disclosure practices of SEC reporting companies, as well as financial reporting developments, ethical compliance challenges facing lawyers, and more. Hear from an expert faculty, including SEC staff, in-house counsel and private practitioners who will focus on current “hot issues,” best practices and practical pointers. ...

Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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Commercial Real Estate Financing 2015

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Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015

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Consumer Financial Services Institute (20th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

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Understanding Employment Law 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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Featured Faculty/Authors
George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Katie M. Lachter

Katie M. Lachter ~ Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Alex Hao

Alex Hao ~ Jun He Law Offices