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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.  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Private Fund Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges 2016

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Why You Should Attend As our first educational conference of 2016 focused specifically on hedge funds as well as private funds, generally, this afternoon program will deliver insights from three distinguished panels of experts who will discuss the regulatory and compliance challenges expected to face hedge fund and other private managers in 2016.  A stellar faculty composed of private fund general counsels and chief compliance officers, representatives ...

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) ...

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 ...

Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2016

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Over the past year, the REIT and commercial real estate industries have continued to experience strong M&A activity, with some sectors poised for large-scale consolidation even as new property types enter the REIT universe through spin-offs, conversions and IPOs. At the same time, high profile transactions involving non-traded REITs and the increasing presence of activist investors – and a number of high-profile governance ...

Taxation of Financial Products and Transactions 2016

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Why You Should Attend With the possibility of fundamental tax reform receding as we enter an election year, taxpayers and practitioners must contend with the morass of rules that currently govern the financial products tax landscape.  Staying on top of the latest developments in this area, as well as understanding the government’s position on older issues, remains vitally important. At this program, our expert faculty of practitioners ...

Securities Products of Insurance Companies 2016

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Why You Should Attend The insurance industry continues to navigate the legal environment and regulatory hurdles in meeting insurance and retirement needs facing Americans.  This timely program provides critical content on the prevailing and emerging legal issues practitioners must understand and insights into product development and asset management services offered by insurance company complexes. Our stellar faculty will provide you with ...

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 ...

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 Deposition Techniques 2016

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Why You Should Attend Whether you’ve done one deposition or one hundred, you need to be prepared to handle the special situations that arise and know how to identify and exploit the opportunities that exist.  This program covers a range of topics and scenarios that can challenge even the most seasoned litigators.  Our faculty of experienced litigators and deposition experts will outline proven solutions to some of this craft’s ...

Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2016

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Bridge-the-Gap I: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2016 January 27, 2016, New York City Today’s new lawyers are expected to demonstrate a strong understanding of professional skills that aren’t always offered in law school.  Many of these lessons are learned on the job – sometimes through mistakes.  With Bridge-the-Gap I, attendees are taught some common skills and insights that more new lawyers ...

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