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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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Understanding the Securities Laws Fall 2015

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2015

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mergers & Acquisitions 2016: Trends and Developments

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Why You Should Attend Merger and acquisition activity has been extremely robust in 2015.  The ability to properly advise companies and their boards of directors and to effectively negotiate an M&A transaction requires knowledge of the latest trends and developments affecting M&A. This program will help you stay up-to-date on recent developments regarding deal structures, potential financial advisor conflicts, appropriate board processes ...

Project Management for Lawyers 2016

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Why You Should Attend Lawyers today face greater pressures than ever before to be efficient, handle matters effectively, and produce quality work product and service.  At the same time, they must utilize appropriate risk management practices and meet the ever-growing compliance requirements in many areas of law.  These expectations, along with the 24/7 service demand for most businesses, result in tremendous stresses on legal professionals ...

Fifteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice

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Why You Should Attend We are proud to present Practising Law Institute’s Fifteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe, the most comprehensive securities programme available in Europe, with a unique focus on the application of U.S. securities law in the EU.  This Institute will provide the important U.S. perspective relevant to UK and European practice, featuring leading practitioners active in the U.S. and Europe, as well ...

Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2016

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Why You Should Attend This program is designed to bring you up-to-date on developments in intellectual property rights enforcement.  From the physical world to the Internet, learn how to protect your company’s or your client’s investments in intellectual property against infringement by the billion dollar piracy industry. This program will put you in a better position to think outside of the box when it comes to enforcement options ...

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016

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Why You Should Attend Intellectual property licensing continues to grow increasingly complex.  The legal, regulatory and technical landscape is constantly evolving.  Building and maintaining a successful and effective practice requires that practitioners stay sharp and current in a wide variety of key areas. Whether utilized to develop technology, expand or create market opportunities, or generate returns from existing assets, managing ...

Understanding Financial Products 2016

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Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2016

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Why You Should Attend Wage and hour litigation remains steady in the courts, and is on the rise in arbitration.  Attorneys, as well as human resources and compliance personnel must keep up to date on the latest legal developments, be informed about DOL initiatives and regulations, have knowledge of the nuances of paying employees correctly, and understand the pros and cons of arbitration agreements and class action waivers.  For litigators, ...

Social Media 2016: Addressing Corporate Risks

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Why You Should Attend Facebook, Foursquare, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and other social media sites are transforming not only the daily lives of consumers, but also how companies interact with consumers.  Indeed, even the largest, most conservative blue-chip corporations have embraced social media; one study revealed that, of the Fortune Global 500, 97% were on LinkedIn; 83% had Twitter accounts; 80% had ...

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