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17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute

Seminar  Seminar

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

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

Bridge-the-Gap II: Ethics and Skills for Newly Admitted New York Attorneys 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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

Seminar  Seminar

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

Seminar  Seminar

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

Seminar  Seminar

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

Seminar  Seminar

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 Securities Laws Fall 2015

Seminar  Seminar

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

Seminar  Seminar

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

Seminar  Seminar

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

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

Secured Transactions 2016: What Lawyers Need To Know About UCC Article 9

Seminar  Seminar

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) ...

Project Management for Lawyers 2016

Seminar  Seminar

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

Seminar  Seminar

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

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

Understanding Financial Products 2016

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ERISA Plans in the Financial Markets 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend ERISA plans are major investors in a constantly evolving financial marketplace.  Both financial firms designing and selling financial products and plans purchasing financial products need to understand the inner workings of the products in order to analyze them under ERISA and ensure compliance. This course provides an in depth look at the nuts and bolts of various financial instruments and investment vehicles and the ERISA ...

Addressing Domestic Violence Across Practice Areas 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program will explore the legal and practical challenges of representing victims of domestic violence.  Experienced practitioners in the law and in social or counseling services will share their practical strategies for addressing common challenges across disciplines, and while these tips are certain to help advocates improve legal representation for domestic violence victims, the practical insights that will be shared ...

Broker-Dealer Advisory Services 2016: Current Legal and Compliance Issues Facing Dual Registrants

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Broker-dealers that are dually registered as investment advisers are under intense regulatory scrutiny.  At this program, attendees will be provided with expert analysis regarding today’s hot topics impacting the relevant regulatory framework, as well as practical considerations regarding the design and implementation of such programs. A distinguished faculty of practitioners and regulators will review current ...

Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Corporate lawyers are often met with particularly nuanced opportunities to mistakenly ensnare themselves in an ethical trap. Operating across jurisdictions, handling multiple representation and balancing a lawyer’s ethical duties with disclosure obligations are just a sample of potential ethical danger zones that attorneys must be mindful of. Our panel of legal experts will lead this program through a review of the major ...

SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers 2016

Workshop  Workshop

Why You Should Attend: Many lawyers learn SEC reporting through on-the-job training, which often is piecemeal, at best.  This Workshop is intended to replace that ad-hoc learning process by helping participants develop a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the reporting requirements of the U.S. federal securities laws, including how to use the SEC’s online resources and all related sources of guidance.  Participants will learn, ...

Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The challenges to attaining diversity and inclusion in the legal and compliance professions remain formidable. At this year’s Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice program, a renowned faculty of attorneys and diversity professionals will discuss significant legal developments that impact diversity, the continued challenges presented by unconscious bias, and individual and organizational best practices. What ...

Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The program will review the professional responsibility issues confronting lawyers who advise clients in connection with securities and derivatives transactions, including the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. What You Will Learn Lawyers as gatekeepers to protect the public Who the client is - organizations, not officers When to report wrongdoing: internally (up the corporate ladder and to the Board) and ...

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