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Ethics 201 — What Lawyers Need to Make Sure Directors Understand

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Recorded on: Feb. 18, 2015

MEREDITH CROSS: Welcome back, everybody, for our last panel, the highlight of the day, the ethics panel, What Lawyers Need to Make Sure Directors Understand. And I'm honored to introduce Alan Beller, who you've seen all day long, my co-chair of this program, who is going to moderate this panel. I'm not going to redo his bio. I think we all know who Alan is at this point, and he has wonderful co-panelists, who he will introduce. ALAN BELLER: Thank ...

The Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS) Market

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Recorded on: Feb. 17, 2015

JOSEPH PHILIP FORTE: The people who are about to speak are going to talk about basic market and some regulatory issues. But I just want to give a little background on both of them. I know that when she was at BlackRock and before that at Moody's and before that at Citi, that she had research in her blood. When she was a young student, she was an anthropologist. She got her degree in anthropology and was on a small island in the Caribbean. And as ...

Creating the Securitized Asset

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Recorded on: Feb. 17, 2015

JOSEPH PHILIP FORTE: Welcome back to CMBS and the Real Estate Lawyer 2015-- Lender and Borrower Issues in the Capital Markets. We're going to start off with the first panel, Creating the Securitized Asset. And as well as welcoming everybody back in the room from lunch, I'd like to welcome the more than 200 people who are now listening in on this program remotely. Thank you for joining us again. The substance of this panel is going to be representing ...

Administering the CMBS Trust Collateral Pools

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Recorded on: Feb. 17, 2015

JOSEPH FORTE: We are now at the last session, administering the CMBS collateral pools, representing the CMBS trustees, master servicers special servicers, and operating advisors, as well as borrowers and guarantors after securitization. Stacy did a little bit of the roles and responsibilities before, but we're going to talk about pre default and post default administration, intercreditor tranche warfare-- which David will enjoy so much-- and breach ...

Creating the Securities

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Recorded on: Feb. 17, 2015

JOSEPH PHILIP FORTE: Anna Glick-- you can see their name tag-- Anna Glick is counsel now at Cadwalader, and has been in this as long as I have. So I don't think that's a compliment. Oh, OK. Next to her is Kim Diamond, who stepped in at the last minute, who was going to be with us at the next panel, but has decided to come in and help us today. And Dave Miller, who is a tax partner-- and she- excuse me, she's at Kroll Bond Ratings. And next to Anna, ...

Componentizing the Securitized Asset

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Recorded on: Feb. 17, 2015

JOSEPH PHILIP FORTE: Good afternoon. Welcome back. We're going now to the last two segments of the program. And the first one is componentizing the securitized asset. And that is slicing and dicing-- whatever you want to call it. This was a direct result of the 1998 turbulence, followed on by what happened in the Russian default. And people had to speed up what had to be done. And then 9/11 happened. And suddenly, you couldn't have single assets ...

Creating the CMBS Collateral Pool

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Recorded on: Feb. 17, 2015

SPEAKER 1: Welcome back. The next segment, the third panel, is creating the CMBS collateral pool, representing originators, whole loan sellers and depositors. This we're going to deal with the way the pool is, not the actual creation of the assets themselves, the loans, but that's after lunch. At this point, we're going to talk about what the flow is, from who to who to who and what the documents are in between. So it's sort of like the timeline ...

Food Marketing Law: Hot Topics

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Recorded on: Feb. 12, 2015

AMY TAUB: Hello. My name is Amy Taub and I'm a Program Attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Food Marketing Law, Hot Topics. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for this briefing via the course materials tab in the program window. Our speaker's ...

User-Generated Content: Liability Concerns and Safe Harbors

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Recorded on: Feb. 11, 2015

JOHN: --questions. So without further ado, and I apologize, Simon Frankel is a partner at Covington & Burling in San Francisco. He focuses his practice on copyright and trademark litigation, technology and internet privacy disputes, and legal issues related to visual arts. Simon has handled numerous online privacy class actions and frequently counsels clients on digital copyright and online liability issues. Simon? SIMON FRANKEL: Thank you, John. ...

Hot Issues in Social Media Advertising

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Recorded on: Feb. 11, 2015

J. DELANEY: So as our next speakers come up, I'll introduce them. And I'll mention the topic. And this is a nice segue from what we just heard. But we're now going to turn to hot issues in social media advertising. And we're very fortunate to have two terrific experts on here. So are you two going to speak together? TSAN ABRAHAMSON: Yeah. J. DELANEY: OK, great, so I'll introduce-- DR. LOTHAR DETERMANN: You can talk over us. J. DELANEY: Yeah, I'll ...

Friending, Tagging and Tweeting: Social Media Overview

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Recorded on: Feb. 11, 2015

JOHN F. DELANEY: OK, let's get started. So I like a roadmap of what we're going to cover, and here's the roadmap. First we're going to talk a little bit-- so I think of it as table setting, the explosive growth of social media. Now I live in New York. The live audience here lives in the center of the technology universe. So it's not going to be a surprise to anyone in this room that social media is transforming not just society, not just how we as ...

Social Media in the Workplace: Emerging Issues

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Recorded on: Feb. 11, 2015

JOHN: Good. We're back on if everyone could have a seat. I'm very excited about this next presentation because I mentioned in my presentation this blurring of the traditional lines between our personal and our professional lives, and that, I think, is going to be a theme in the next presentation. So the topic is social media in the workplace, emerging issues. And we're very fortunate to have Chris Lyon, who's a partner in the Palo Alto office of Morrison ...

A View from the Trenches: Hot Issues, Creative Solutions

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Recorded on: Feb. 11, 2015

J. DELANEY: OK, we're back. Well, as I mentioned, we always save the best for last. But I do have a housekeeping message. Please fill out your evaluations as I mentioned. We get a lot of repeat attendees at this conference. And the reason we do, is every year we shake it up and introduce new topics and phase out old topics. And we do that based on the evaluations we receive from you. So tell us what you like. Tell us other topics we should focus on ...

Integrating Human Rights Compliance into Corporate Strategy and Operations: The Role of Lawyers

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Recorded on: Feb. 11, 2015

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello my name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing-- Integrating Human Rights Compliance Into Corporate Strategy and Operations, the Role of Lawyers. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials ...

Sophisticated Partnership Structures and Issues - Moving Property to and from Partnerships and REITs

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Recorded on: Feb. 10, 2015

BLAKE D. RUBIN: OK. Let's get started. So we're going to spend about 30 minutes now talking about the section 704(c) rules, having just gone through the 704(b) rules dealing with partnership allocations of income and deduction. We'll move on to 704(c). We've had a new person join the team up here, and that's Andrea Macintosh Whiteway. Andrea is a partner in McDermott, Will, and Emery LLP, where I am as well, in the firm's Washington DC office. She's ...

Real Estate Investment Trusts - What's New in the REIT World & Non-U.S. Investors Participating in Your U.S. Real Estate Deal

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Recorded on: Feb. 10, 2015

LESLIE H. LOFFMAN: Welcome back. We're going to be talking about real estate investment trusts. We only have a half hour, so we're going to talk very quickly. We just have a bunch of topics to talk about. Before we get into the meat of issues, I did want to tell you that REITs, they're still a big deal. As of the end of last year, all public REITs, including those that are traded and non-traded, had a market capitalization of 1 and 3/4 trillion dollars. ...

Workouts and Debt Restructuring

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Recorded on: Feb. 10, 2015

SANFORD C PRESANT: Ladies and gentlemen, time to start our last panel, which is our Workouts panel. We are adding to Bob Schachat, adding to Adam Handler up here, and of course, Blake, and Les, and I? And me? BLAKE D RUBIN: Me. SANFORD C PRESANT: Adding to me. Yes, adding to me. Our good friend, Jim Sowell. Jim is chairman of the Real Estate Committee of the ABA Tax Section, former vice chair of the Tax Policy Advisory Committee of the Real Estate ...

Handling Discovery and Certification of Wage and Hour Actions

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Recorded on: Feb. 10, 2015

SPEAKER 1: And we're going directly into our next panel, which is handling the discovery and certification of wage and hour actions. And I think we should have Derek Braziel on the phone. Are you there Derek? J. DEREK BRAZIEL: I am. Howdy, from sunny Texas. SPEAKER 1: And Derek was going to be here in person. But due to the weather, his flight was canceled. So we appreciate you being available by phone Derek, and we're just getting everybody seated ...

Arbitration Agreements and Class Waivers

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Recorded on: Feb. 10, 2015

MICHELE FISHER: All right. Welcome back, everybody. We're going to start our next panel. This panel is Arbitration Agreements and Class Waivers. And to my left, we have George Hanson. He's a partner with the Stueve Siegel Hanson law firm in Overland Park, Missouri. He does plaintiff's work and is actually in the trenches right now on arbitration issues. So he can give you invaluable insight as to the pros and cons from the plaintiff's perspective ...

Partnership and LLC Introduction - Tax Allocations, Drafting Agreements, Joint Ventures, Real Estate Private Equity Funds - Today's Transactional Tax Issues

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Recorded on: Feb. 10, 2015

SANFORD C. PRESANT: OK, hi folks. Let me just introduce a couple of folks on the panel. Hey Mike, nice to see you. Behind me here is Jim Lowy. Jim is recently retired as a principal in the Joint Ventures and Partnership Tax Consulting Group of the National Tax Department of EY. JAMES M. LOWY: Hi, [INAUDIBLE]. SANFORD C. PRESANT: He's resident in a San Francisco office. He currently is representing clients independently consulting basis, adjunct ...

Trends in Wage & Hour Filings and Case Law Update

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Recorded on: Feb. 10, 2015

DAVID S. FORTNEY: First is the co-chair, who will be leading this panel. And our panel is going to focus on-- this is the case law update, trends in filings. The challenge is to try to get this panel shoehorned in into the time slot we've given you, which is only one hour. So good luck. But no one better to do this. Representing the two interests, starting with my immediate left, is Michele Fisher. Michele is a partner with the Nichols Kaster law ...

Nittty Gritty Details of Wage and Hour Compliance

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Recorded on: Feb. 10, 2015

DAVID S. FORTNEY: All right, the next panel is going to address the nitty-gritty details of wage and hour compliance. And as I indicated this morning, this is where the proverbial rubber meets the road. And so this panel will feature three of the leading employer advisers and attorneys that we're featuring today. And I'll introduce them simply in the order that they're seated. To my immediate left is Susan Eisenberg. Susan's from Miami, so she's ...

Transactions Involving Real Estate - Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems

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Recorded on: Feb. 10, 2015

BLAKE D RUBIN: Good morning, Vietnam. SANFORD C PRESANT: Yeah, welcome-- do you see? Some of us are old enough to remember the movie. All right, welcome to our second day. Congratulations on having survived the first one. And we have purely only standing room. Standing room only, for those of you on tape. You know, 300, 400 people clamoring to get in here. ROBERT D SCHACHAT: And the scalpers are demanding $500. LESLIE H LOFFMAN: The rope line ...

Current Developments

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Recorded on: Feb. 10, 2015

STEFAN F. TUCKER: By the way, the 50 years is accurate. When I had my bar mitzvah in January of 1952, I read from the code instead of the Torah. So it was very interesting for everybody attending, because it was at the bar mitzvah. So those kinds of things happen. I am somebody who does teach regularly. I am going to invite you to ask questions, because I'm going to be off of my outline for a good part of this. My outline is the one outline that does ...

IP Pitfalls Every Non-IP Lawyer Should Know

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Recorded on: Feb. 9, 2015

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello, my name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, "IP Pitfalls Every Non-IP Lawyer Should Know." Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for this briefing via the Course Materials ...

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