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Corporate Legal Departments

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2011
Last Updated: September 2015

Designed to help the in-house attorney deal with bigger compliance demands and tighter budgets, the new fourth edition of Corporate Legal Departments: Practicing Law in a Corporation shows you how to implement a corporate compliance program that: Detects and prevents internal legal problems Plays a greater role in developing corporate business plans and pursuing new business opportunities Makes your department more productive at ...

Broker-Dealer Regulation

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2011
Last Updated: September 2015

Updated to include coverage of the significant FINRA and SEC responses to the economic downturn, the new second edition of Broker-Dealer Regulation provides you with a complete and practical understanding of the many requirements of this highly regulated area. This two-volume work ensures that you satisfy SEC/SRO standards governing your firm, with detailed coverage of: Registration reporting and record-keeping rules Suitability and best execution ...

Estate Planning & Chapter 14: Understanding the Special Valuation Rules

Treatise  Treatise

Published: December 2011

Chapter 14’s special valuation rules may have reduced the viability of estate freezes. But, as author Cheryl Hader emphasizes and clearly illustrates in PLI’s Estate Planning & Chapter 14: Understanding the Special Valuation Rules, you can still “achieve tax-effective results under the right set of facts.”   Estate Planning & Chapter 14 has been completely updated in light of the federal estate tax changes of ...

Investment Adviser Regulation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance and the Law

Treatise  Treatise

Published: December 2011
Last Updated: October 2015

At a time of many regulatory changes being made as a result of the economic downturn, the new third edition of Investment Adviser Regulation guides you safely through the maze of Congressional, SEC, and state standards impacting investment advisers as well as helping you understand the practical aspects of building a practice. It clarifies key status issues that determine registration and disclosure duties as well as liability exposure. Specifically, ...

Corporate Political Activities Deskbook

Treatise  Treatise

Published: May 2012
Last Updated: June 2015

Corporate Political Activities Deskbook provides a thorough grounding in the current state of the law on federal and state campaign finance, pay-to-play, lobbying, and gift compliance. A practical manual for in-house attorneys who advise corporations about involvement in the political process, the Deskbook draws on the extensive practice and regulatory experience of Skadden Arps authors Ken Gross, Ki Hong, Lawrence Noble and Patricia Zweibel. After ...

Soderquist on Corporate Law and Practice

Treatise  Treatise

Published: August 2012
Last Updated: July 2015

”[Soderquist on Corporate Law and Practice] covers the vast and complex area with clarity and surprising completeness, and has a style that makes it easy to read.” Milton V. Freeman, Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C. Soderquist on Corporate Law and Practice provides a comprehensive view of corporate law and practice, discussing fundamental concepts, practice considerations, and recent developments. It presents the ways in which ...

Financial Services Regulation Deskbook

Treatise  Treatise

Published: October 2012
Last Updated: November 2015

Signed into law on July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) is the most significant piece of financial legislation since the Great Depression. At over 880 pages for its 16 titles, this massive new law fundamentally changes financial services law. PLI’s Financial Services Regulation Deskbook walks you through all the significant changes made by the Act and subsequent implementing regulations. ...

Anatomy of a Mediation: A Dealmaker's Distinctive Approach to Resolving Dollar Disputes and Other Commercial Conflicts

Treatise  Treatise

Published: October 2012

"For more than 20 years, Freund has applied his learning and experience to the successful mediation of commercial disputes of every variety. Anatomy of a Mediation brings it all together. . . .The book is beautifully written . . ." – John D. Feerick, Former Dean of Fordham University School of Law, and Director of the Feerick Center for Social Justice and Dispute Resolution “Anatomy of a Mediation is a cherished one-on-one tutorial ...

Securities Law and Practice Deskbook

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2012
Last Updated: October 2015

“This is a book of answers. The information is presented in a concise, well-organized manner, and is written in ‘plain English.’ . . . [It] is a must-have.” – Arina Shulga, Business Law Post (blog) In one concise volume, the sixth edition of Securities Law and Practice Deskbook features step-by-step checklists that spotlight what you should and should not do as an adviser in the securities arena. This practical treatise ...

Initial Public Offerings: A Practical Guide to Going Public

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2012
Last Updated: October 2015

"There is a valuable new treatise, called “Initial Public Offerings: A Practical Guide to Going Public,” that is quickly becoming the bible of the I.P.O. market." —"The Deal Professor" Steven M. Davidoff Read the entire New York Times Dealbook article by "The Deal Professor" Steven M. Davidoff by clicking . The new second edition of Initial Public Offerings: A Practical Guide to Going Public provides battle-tested, real-world ...

Patent Law: A Practitioner's Guide (4th Edition)

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2012
Last Updated: November 2015

“An excellent guide for understanding United States patent law, and also for foreign applicants and attorneys.” — Dr. Heinrich Wirtz, Head of the Patent Department, Volkswagen AG Widely appreciated by attorneys and inventors for its clear, uncomplicated approach to a complex field, Patent Law: A Practitioner’s Guide gives you a solid working knowledge of the legal framework governing patents, including: Developments under the America Invents ...

Art Law

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2012

Widely acknowledged as the cornerstone reference for visual art professionals and their attorneys since it was first published in 1989, ART LAW provides unsurpassed legal, business, financial, tax, and estate planning information and guidance for this major sector of the creative arts. Written by two of America’s foremost art law authorities and stocked with more timesaving forms, checklists, charts, and procedural guides than ever before, ...

Financial Product Fundamentals: Law, Business, Compliance

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2012
Last Updated: November 2015

Financial Product Fundamentals is a clear, comprehensive, and easy-to-use reference that gives you a thorough understanding of the regulations, benefits, advantages, pricing, distribution, marketing, and current and future viability of registered offerings. It includes expert analysis of private placements, mutual funds, hedge funds, money market funds, exchange traded funds, real estate investment trusts, international investment funds, variable ...

Variable Annuities and Variable Life Insurance Regulation

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2012
Last Updated: October 2015

At a time when the SEC, FINRA and state authorities are putting increasing regulatory pressure on the securities industry, Variable Annuities and Variable Life Insurance Regulation remains today’s most comprehensive and accessible guide to the many federal and state rules governing these instruments. Every key area is addressed to clarify your professional duties and compliance responsibilities, from product design, approval, administration and distribution, ...

Hedge Fund Regulation

Treatise  Treatise

Published: November 2012
Last Updated: October 2015

”For securities attorneys, Hedge Fund Regulation may become the next favorite in deciphering the tangled web of hedge funds.”   —Legal Information Alert Covering one of the most dynamic and rapidly changing sectors of the asset management industry, Hedge Fund Regulation, Second Edition is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of hedge funds, from their history and investment strategies to the legal ...

Patent Claim Construction and Markman Hearings

Treatise  Treatise

Published: January 2013
Last Updated: July 2015

Patent Claim Construction and Markman Hearings provides in-depth guidance to this growing and crucially important area of patent practice. As one judge put it, “To decide what the claims mean is nearly always to decide the case”. In 1995, the Supreme Court ruled in the Markman case that the determination of the scope of a patent claim is a question of law exclusively for the judge to decide. Subsequently, most judges have held separate ...

ERISA Benefits Litigation Answer Book

Answer Book  Answer Book

Published: April 2013

The 1974 enactment of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) brought to the federal courts an array of claims that had previously been decided under a patchwork of state and local laws. The many subsequent changes in employee retirement options and the resulting federal regulations have created a complex legal web for attorneys to navigate. The newly published ERISA Benefits Litigation Answer Book 2013 provides a comprehensive overview ...

Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Law

Treatise  Treatise

Published: May 2013
Last Updated: October 2015

The second edition of Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Law illuminates the pivotal multiple-factor test, giving you a strong grasp of the key elements used by the courts to determine if likelihood of confusion exists. It’s packed with hundreds of real-world examples that help to spotlight the kinds of trademarks that are likely to be confused with established trademarks, and those that are not. Included are effective, trial-tested strategies ...

Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Treatise  Treatise

Published: June 2013
Last Updated: October 2015

The America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) created the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, which replaced the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and which presides over various new proceedings designed to provide parties with a more effective venue in which to litigate patent validity. The most commonly used procedure is inter partes review, which effectively replaced inter partes reexamination as of September 16, 2012. Other post-grant proceedings include ...

Social Media and the Law

Treatise  Treatise

Published: July 2013
Last Updated: March 2015

“A great legal resource . . . [It] provides excellent practice materials for attorneys and business owners.” – Jackie Beem, Focalize (blog) “. . . the only useful social media law guide I have been able to find.” – Galen Criscione, Esq., Social Media Law (blog) “General counsel in almost any industry would do well to have this book on hand.” – Nicholas Wells, Wells IP Law Social Media ...

Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers

Treatise  Treatise

Published: September 2013

“If you want to be successful in the fashion industry, but haven’t had the time to go to law school . . . I highly recommend Fashion Law and Business.” – Fern Mallis, former Executive Director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, creator of New York Fashion Week, and fashion industry consultant “Up until now, starting a business in fashion has been a trial and error process. With this book, Lois Herzeca ...

Blattmachr on Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts (16th Edition)

Treatise  Treatise

Published: September 2013
Last Updated: October 2015

“This book is essential to my practice and an invaluable reference tool. It’s the next best thing to having Blattmachr on speed dial.” – Charles M. Sarowitz, Sarowitz Milito & Company, CPAs Blattmachr on Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts offers today’s most comprehensive treatment of how the Internal Revenue Code taxes estates and trusts in light of recent legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments. ...

Kane on Trademark Law: A Practitioner's Guide

Treatise  Treatise

Published: September 2013
Last Updated: November 2015

Written by one of the nation’s foremost trademark practitioners, the sixth edition of Kane on Trademark Law tells you everything you need to know about trademark issues and tactics—all in one convenient, easy-to-read volume with a searchable CD-ROM. How do your facts stack up against the cases? Kane on Trademark Law, Sixth Edition will not only tell you with illustrative lists of cases on both sides of all major trademark issues, but ...

Electronic Discovery Deskbook

Treatise  Treatise

Published: October 2013
Last Updated: November 2015

The second edition of Electronic Discovery Deskbook enables you to meet the legal, procedural, and technical challenges of e-discovery while cutting its costs and risks. The Deskbook helps you to develop information and litigation management policies and procedures that guide you to identify, preserve, collect, prepare, and produce discoverable, electronically-stored information (ESI) in cost-effective, legally defensible ways. Written by some ...

Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation, Forms

Treatise  Treatise

Published: October 2013
Last Updated: October 2015

Now in the Second Edition, Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy • Negotiation • Forms has been completely updated and significantly expanded to include additional strategies for successfully monetizing a patent portfolio.  Featuring hundreds of sample licensing clauses and provisions, Patent Licensing and Selling, Second Edition shows you how to draft fair and litigation-free patent license and patent purchase agreements that serve your clients’ ...

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