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Nonprofit Organizations 2015: Governance, Form 990 Reporting, and Compensation Issues

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Why You Should Attend This program will bring you up-to-date on the latest developments and unique financial and regulatory issues that impact the nonprofit sector.  What You Will Learn Recent financial, regulatory, and legal developments that impact nonprofit organizations Nonprofit governance developments and best practices Compensation issues: federal and state statutory framework, what is “reasonable” compensation, ...

17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute

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Why You Should Attend Improving the skill of identifying, appreciating and weighing your client’s leverage in negotiating the Commercial Real Estate Fundamentals (rents, vacancy rates and development activity) will be the focus of the 2015 Commercial Real Estate Institute in this improving market.  Practitioners with this understanding will find it easier to achieve and maintain a viable real estate practice where your advice adds value.  ...

Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2015

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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, ...

Advanced Venture Capital 2015

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Why You Should Attend This program provides an in-depth analysis of current market conditions and the changing legal environment, and is geared toward the experienced venture capital practitioner. Our expert faculty of lawyers, venture capitalists and business executives will analyze the legal and business issues relevant to navigating today’s evolving venture capital world.  This program will also address the latest financing trends, ...

48th Annual Immigration and Naturalization Institute

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Why You Should Attend At this year’s Institute, an outstanding faculty of leading practitioners will discuss recent developments, key immigration trends and hot topics.  The conference speakers will discuss the potential impact of proposed or enacted provisions and initiatives on an issue-by-issue basis as well as important practical tips for immigration law practitioners.  What You Will Learn  The latest updates about ...

33rd Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation

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Why You Should Attend Presented by Practising Law Institute in cooperation with the Federal Communications Bar Association, this premier conference on telecommunications policy and regulation features a faculty of expert practitioners, in-house counsel from telecommunications organizations, and key officials from the FCC and the Administration who will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of cutting-edge issues facing the telecommunications ...

Annual Disclosure Documents 2015

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Why You Should Attend Stay up-to-date on the latest disclosure requirement changes and developments affecting annual disclosure documents and annual meeting soliciting materials prepared by SEC reporting companies. Hear from the SEC staff and our faculty, who will focus on current “hot issues,” best practices, and practical pointers. In 2015 we expect further regulatory and practice changes affecting public company disclosures. These ...

PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2015: Current Developments in Legal Ethics - Competence Issues - Elimination of Bias

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Why You Should Attend Satisfy all of California’s MCLE special requirements at this fast-paced and up-to-the-minute program.  If your last name begins with a letter from A through G (Group 1), your MCLE compliance deadline of February 1, 2016 is fast approaching. The MCLE Marathon, taught by a faculty of outstanding California lawyers and other professionals who are recognized leaders in their field, will conveniently provide all ...

Bridge-the-Gap II: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2015

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Why You Should Attend Newly admitted attorneys in New York State are required to complete at least sixteen transitional CLE credit hours in ethics and professionalism, skills, and law practice management and/or areas of professional practice during each of their first two years after admission to the Bar. By attending PLI’s one-day Bridge-the Gap II: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys program, you can satisfy all of your ...

New Developments in Securitization 2015

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Why You Should Attend As the securitization world continues to emerge from the financial crisis, it faces a continuing flow of new regulation.  Some asset-backed securities (ABS) markets, such as auto securitizations, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) are experiencing robust activity, with issuance volumes steadily rising.  Other markets such as residential mortgage-backed securities ...

Building Better Construction Contracts 2015

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Why You Should Attend Design and construction firms often must collaborate to respond to owner proposals. Negotiating and drafting these teaming agreements are complex tasks. This course will provide you with what you need to know to prepare teaming agreements, including a discussion of the new AIA teaming agreement. We will also explore what you need to know to maximize your client's insurance, with a focus on design, excess and cyber risk coverages. ...

Human Trafficking in Immigrant Communities: Legal Responses 2015

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Why You Should Attend An expert faculty of judges and practitioners will address the complex legal issues that arise when working with immigrant survivors of human trafficking, as well as immigration remedies and benefits available. What You Will Learn Trafficking in immigrant communities: common patterns and best practices for identifying victims Immigration remedies and benefits for victims of trafficking Challenges and ...

Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2015

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As part of PLI’s commitment to public service and the pro bono activities of the legal community, there is no fee to attend this program. Why You Should Attend Using a lively, interactive format, Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2015 will examine everyday issues of ethics and professional responsibility in pro bono and public interest practice.  What You Will Learn Within the context of pro bono representation, using “all-new” ...

Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2015

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Businesses in financial distress are not an unusual sight these days, and as a result, it is essential for attorneys of all levels and in all practice areas to become familiar with the fundamental tenets of bankruptcy law. Whether you are just starting out in your career, thinking about broadening your practice area to include this field, or want to be able to spot the issues when advising your clients, this program will provide you with an essential ...

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2015

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Why You Should Attend Companies continue to turn to licensing because it offers extremely 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 of generating new sources of revenue out of existing intellectual property assets. This introductory course will give you an overview of how to negotiate and draft ...

Open Source and Free Software 2015: Benefits, Risks and Challenges - San Francisco

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Why You Should Attend This program will address the critical issues that IP, technology and business lawyers need to consider when handling open source software in today’s economy. Armed with this information, you will be better able to help your clients make intelligent choices and decisions about how to take advantage of the benefits and manage the risks presented by open source software.   What You Will Learn • What is open ...

Banking Law Institute 2015

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Why You Should Attend The banking industry continues its work to comply with the raft of regulations in recent years.  New compliance standards are demanding greater disclosure, stricter risk-avoidance measures and higher capital requirements across various business lines, which are raising operational costs for many industry participants and, in some cases, resulting in a full overhaul of key business processes.  But as the previous ...

Coping With U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions 2015

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Why You Should Attend Export controls and economic sanctions continue to change rapidly. It is more important than ever for institutions in all sectors of the economy to stay on top of developments in the United States and other countries. Companies and financial institutions must be aware of their compliance and disclosure obligations, enforcement trends and priorities, and emerging risks. Implementing and strengthening compliance programs is an ...

Understanding the Securities Laws Fall 2015

Seminar  Seminar

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND  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 will provide 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, the Securities Exchange ...

Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend  At this unique program, attendees will watch a video dramatizing a fictitious corporate family that is facing a series of crises and see how inside and outside counsel investigate and then advise management, the board, and the authorities. After each scene, the faculty will discuss the ethical and legal issues the lawyers faced and whether they handled them properly.  What You Will Learn Conflicts when ...

Staying Out of Trouble 2015: The Anatomy of a Legal Malpractice Case

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What You Will Learn  A panel of experts will examine a legal fee/legal malpractice dispute from inception through trial.   Plaintiff's lawyers, defense counsel and insurers will provide their different perspectives in understanding how lawsuits by and against lawyers begin -- and how they can be avoided.  These issues will include: -- Drafting Retainer Agreements -- Proper Billing Practices -- Mandatory fee mediation -- Legal ...

Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2016

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Why You Should Attend At this perennial favorite, our expert faculty will teach you the basics of drafting and negotiating corporate agreements -- from how the provisions of an agreement fit together, to the fundamental drafting and negotiating principles common to all corporate agreements. You will learn how to reduce your client’s goals to a complete, clearly written and enforceable agreement, and how to identify what issues are most likely ...

Negotiation Skills 2.0: Moving Beyond the Basics

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Scholarships are available to attend PLI programs. For information, please visit Why You Should Attend This new negotiation program is a companion to PLI’s Basic Negotiation Skills program. The program will expand on the basics to provide more in-depth analysis of intermediate negotiation issues.  The speakers are highly experienced trial practitioners and negotiations experts who will share their best tips and tactics to take your ...

IP Issues in Business Transactions 2016

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Why You Should Attend Attorneys confront intellectual property issues frequently in the context of a variety of corporate, commercial, and other business transactions. By attending this program, you will acquire, update or refine an in-depth understanding of IP considerations as they arise in business transactions.  The program will begin with a brief update of key developments, and will explore the strategic role of IP in a company and its ...

Secured Transactions 2016: What Lawyers Need To Know About UCC Article 9

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Why You Should Attend Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code applies to secured transactions, which are interests in specific collateral granted by the debtor in conjunction with the debtor’s promise to pay. At Secured Transactions 2016: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, you will learn the fundamentals of acquiring a security interest, including how to attach, to perfect (filing and non-filing methods) and to gain (and maintain) ...

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