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Corporate Governance -- A Master Class 2016

Groupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend This program will address key corporate governance issues faced by boards and principal board committees.  Public companies and their directors and officers face increasing responsibilities and risk of liability.  They are also under intense scrutiny and in at least some cases significant pressure from investors and regulators.  Changing investor expectations and increased investor willingness to seek or force ...

Spin-offs 2016

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Why You Should Attend Business separation transactions represent a substantial portion of all M&A transactions.  Many of these take the form of spin-offs, equity carve-outs and similar architectures not involving an outright sale.  But what is a spin-off, what makes it different from other types of business separation transactions, and why are people doing more of them?  This program will provide an in-depth perspective on the ...

Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2016

Groupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Are you up-to-date on the important developments in federal civil practice and the implications of these developments for your cases? At Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2016, a distinguished faculty of trial lawyers and judges will review and offer their insights into significant recent developments, including the new amendments to the Federal Rules which took effect on December 1, 2015. The program will focus ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2016 - Sound Recordings; Music Publishing

Groupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Experienced entertainment attorneys and business executives will discuss legal, financial, business, and ethical issues in the practice of entertainment law, with a focus on new methods of delivery. Sound Recordings; Music Publishing The morning will be geared towards a basic understanding of an artist-record company agreement with a mock negotiation as the format, and will address current issues and trends in the record ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2016 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film

Groupcast  Groupcast

Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film The morning will provide an overview of book publishing agreements and current developments in the publishing industry, followed by trends and hot topics in sports, entertainment and internet litigation.  The afternoon will provide a basic understanding of motion picture terms and concepts, plus advanced film issues involving financing, production and distribution. ...

Doing Deals 2016: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice

Groupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend The M&A market boom returned in 2015.   In addition to the reappearance of the mega deal, the market has also seen a flurry of hostile deals, cross-border “inversion” transactions (which have been slowed by recent regulatory action), as well as spin-offs and a record number of activist campaigns. Continued high levels of M&A litigation is also giving rise to a flurry of decisions and bench rulings ...

Negotiating Commercial Leases 2016

Groupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Leases, known as the building blocks of value for all real estate, are a primary business asset, but also contain landmines of liability.  If written poorly or administered without expertise, they can be the downfall of an otherwise sound real estate investment. From the tenant’s perspective, lack of attention or in depth knowledge can impair operations, increase costs and limit growth. Attending this course should ...

Securities Offerings 2016: A Public Offering: How it is Done

Groupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend This course will provide a solid understanding of the legal framework for securities offerings under the Securities Act of 1933. Topics covered include the basics, such as definitions and regulations of “offers” and “sales” of “securities” and the distinctions between public and private offerings, including the need to register public offerings (and how that is done) and basic exemptions ...

Nuts and Bolts of Tax Penalties 2016: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures and Defenses Relating to Civil and Criminal Tax

Groupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Why You Should Attend The number of accuracy-related penalties assessed against individual taxpayers increased from 58,366 in 2005 to 554,467 in 2014.  That is nearly a 1,000% increase over the past decade!  Are there more bad taxpayers?  Or, is the IRS just getting more aggressive about asserting penalties?  Regardless of the answer, responsible tax practitioners must ...

How to Read Financial Statements 2016

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How to Read Financial Statements 2016 New York City and Live Webcast, , March 16  Why You Should Attend Financial statements provide information on the financial performance of companies and are the language of business.  Attorneys are often required to understand financial statements in order to provide solutions to their clients’ problems, including structuring financial transactions and litigating business disputes.  At ...

Government Investigations 2016: Handling Corporate Investigations Resulting from a Breach of Electronic Information and Parallel Proceedings

Groupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Corporations and other organizations create, store, and utilize that information in all facets of business. Unfortunately, corporate electronic information can be breached and any such breach can lead to investigations by various government agencies at the federal and State levels. Those investigations may lead to disputes about scope and the volume of corporate information to be produced. This program will explore the role ...

Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review 2016

Groupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend This advanced level program will provide an up-to-the-minute review of current trends and case law impacting the practice of trademark law today.  Essential for corporate and law firm attorneys who specialize or often find themselves involved in trademark law, this program brings together an outstanding expert faculty of practitioners and industry experts who will provide current information on the most recent developments ...

Advanced Copyright Law Annual Review 2016

Groupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend As copyright law continues to become increasingly complex in the face of new technologies and new ways of doing business, it is more important than ever to stay up-to-date.  In order to continue to provide the sophisticated, pragmatic legal advice your clients expect, attend this program where you will learn about the latest developments from a group of leading experts on copyright law. The speakers at this advanced seminar ...

Nuts & Bolts of State and Local Tax 2016

Groupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend State and local taxation has become increasingly important. The state and local tax liabilities of many companies exceed their federal tax liabilities and state revenue departments have intensified their audit activities in a search for revenue. PLI is delighted to present this essential program in which leading state and local tax experts will describe basic principles of state and local taxation and explore cutting-edge ...

21st Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute

Groupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationWhy You Should Attend The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently celebrated its fourth anniversary and the consumer financial services industry is struggling to keep pace with the CFPB’s extraordinary number of regulatory and enforcement initiatives.  At the same time state and other federal regulators and attorneys general are ramping up their activities, and the ...

Fundamentals of Taking and Defending Depositions 2016

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Why You Should Attend Our program provides junior through mid-level attorneys with an overview of the applicable Federal and New York State Rules of Civil Procedure, and continues with strategic practice tips to use when taking and defending depositions, preparing witnesses and understanding your client’s expectations.   Our experienced faculty provides their unique perspectives on the best and most creative uses for deposition transcripts ...

Securities Litigation 2016: From Investigation to Trial

Groupcast  Groupcast

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND The landscape of securities litigation is constantly evolving and changing. This program takes you through all the issues that can arise in the most complex securities matters — from the initial government investigation to the filing of the civil cases to either settlement or trial. If you practice in this dynamic field, you know that the need to stay current and develop new strategies and tactics has never been more ...

Financial Services Conflicts of Interest & Fiduciary Duties 2016: Navigating the Emerging Regulatory Maze

Groupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend The DOL is actively advancing rulemaking that would dramatically change the regulatory framework establishing fiduciary duties and obligations for broker-dealers, advisors and service providers in the retirement marketplace. At the same time, the SEC is reported to be advancing internally its consideration of whether to subject broker-dealers and advisers to a harmonized uniform standard of care.  Further, the OCC’s ...

IP Monetization 2016: Maximize the Value of Your IP Assets

Groupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend The rapidly evolving field of Intellectual property ("IP") monetization and value extraction has become a core consideration for many companies.  IP monetization transactions and structures can generate substantial financial and strategic returns, adding an array of value-creating options for IP owners and investors.  Examples of such options include (i) bundling of operating company IP assets in cross- and fee-generating ...

Antitrust Institute 2016: Developments & Hot Topics

Groupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend This year’s Institute will examine developments in several key areas of antitrust— with emphasis on fundamentals and current developments — reflected in recent decisions as well as vigorous enforcement in the US and around the world.  Panels or nationally known practitioners and senior government enforcement officials will report on and explore developments in competitor relationships, including cartels ...

Pretrial Practice 2016

Groupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend Pretrial practice in federal civil litigation continues to change, including new rules that went into effect on December 1, 2015. As fewer civil cases are tried, the staples of pretrial practice — pleadings, motions to dismiss, discovery, Daubert motions, summary judgment, and settlement — have replaced trials as the focus of litigation. What does the changing nature of pretrial practice in litigation mean for your ...

Seventeenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law

Groupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend        This program focuses on current critical issues of information privacy, cybersecurity and data protection faced by all companies.  The Internet and evolving mobile and virtualized information technologies, wired and wireless, have prompted the development of powerful tools for the collection, processing, storage and use of personal information.   More than ever, businesses ...


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