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Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Real estate has become a favored asset class once again. Offshore investors are becoming more active in acquiring real estate, particularly as joint venture partners. All of this is having an impact on the structuring of transactions, availability of financing, availability of equity capital, bankruptcy remote structures, the role of the bankruptcy process, joint venture considerations, work-out pitfalls, carve-out guaranties and unanticipated judicial ...

Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2014: Raising Capital in an Evolving Regulatory Environment

Seminar  Seminar

Capital markets are adjusting to a wide range of evolving regulatory standards which affect the way in which offerings are conducted around the world. At the same time, issuers around the world are subject to changing accounting and corporate governance standards, while market participants navigate new ground in derivative product regulation. Issuers and market participants also face an increasingly active global enforcement environment targeting ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014

Seminar  Seminar

At this perennial favorite, our experienced faculty will walk you through all of the steps associated with acquiring and selling a privately held company, whether it is a large independent corporation, a division or subsidiary of a large public company, or a smaller venture capital-backed or family-owned entrepreneurial enterprise.  You will learn about the special issues that apply when a private equity firm is the buyer or owns the target company, ...

Advanced Accounting & Reporting for SEC Professionals Workshop 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Using interactive lecture and examples, this workshop delivers an in-depth update on current Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) projects and pronouncements, including current focus areas of the SEC. Workshop includes updates on major developments at the FASB, including the projects on leases, revenue recognition and financial instruments.

International Arbitration 2014

Seminar  Seminar

If your company or client has a dispute arising out of a contract with a foreign party, international arbitration represents the best method of resolving that dispute. International arbitration provides a neutral forum to resolve the dispute and a robust mechanism for enforcing a subsequent award. The resolution of international business disputes through arbitration raises issues that are simply not present in the litigation context. In many ways, ...

Accounting for Derivatives & Hedging Activities Workshop 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Through interactive lectures, examples and case studies, workshop participants will build the foundational knowledge and practical experience necessary to appropriately account for derivative instruments and hedging relationships, including interest rate hedges, commodity hedges and other risk management strategies.

International Employment Law 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Employment law is no longer a local issue. Multinational employers must grapple with often conflicting standards for hiring, retaining, disciplining, and terminating employees. The issues are all the more challenging today, as employment laws, corruption laws, and whistleblower laws, from the U.S. and overseas, impose standards of conduct across borders.This program brings together highly experienced and sophisticated practitioners, in-house counsel, ...

Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2014: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

Seminar  Seminar

This program is directed to patent prosecuting and litigating attorneys and patent agents with or without a Patent Office registration number or little patent experience. It will focus on teaching the basics of claim drafting, patent application preparation and prosecution, as well as a review of recent developments in the law. A litigator’s perspective is presented to show how drafting and prosecution can influence the development, and often the ...

Privacy and Data Security Law Institute (Fifteenth Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

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 are becoming digital and data driven. These trends create a wide range of compliance ...

29th Midyear SEC Reporting & FASB Forum

Seminar  Seminar

The financial reporting world is ever changing and staying up-to-date is a must. The SEC staff review process continues to challenge preparers with new areas of comment and new questions on old issues. The standard-setting agendas of the Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) are full of projects that will require much thought and activity to implement. This year’s Forum will help you understand ...

Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2014

Seminar  Seminar

This program, designed for employment law practitioners and human resources professionals at all levels, brings together prominent practitioners from the management and plaintiffs’ bars, in-house counsel, EEOC representatives and members of the judiciary, to analyze and provide practical guidance on the latest developments in the employment discrimination arena. In addition to providing critical updates on recent developments in the law, our expert ...

Implementing the FASB/IASB New Revenue Recognition Standard Workshop 2014

Seminar  Seminar

By using interactive lecture, examples and case studies, workshop participants will learn the provisions of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) new revenue recognition standard. Participants will build an understanding of how the new standard will change revenue recognition accounting, how it will affect the related estimates and judgments required, and discuss the issues involved ...

Developments in the World of SOX 404 ICFR Audits and COSO Workshop 2014

Seminar  Seminar

SEC registrants need to transition to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission’s (COSO) updated Internal Control - Integrated Framework 2013 this year.  While the fundamental concepts are similar, the new 2013 Framework has added fundamental principles with points of focus for each, and considerations related to fraud, outsourcing and information technology. Using interactive lectures and examples, our experts will ...

School Law Institute (14th Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 in today’s world Police presence in schools, guns in schools, and students’ privacy rights The most recent Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 decisions and significant issues impacting special education practice Issues arising as students with disabilities transition into adulthood Ethical challenges facing school law attorneys

Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues

Seminar  Seminar

As we continue to see many new regulations from the SEC, PCAOB and financial institution regulators, we also continue to see numerous challenges emerge for the audit committee. If you are a director or member of an audit committee, or if you advise audit committees, this program will help you understand what is required of the audit committee, and those who advise them, in this rapidly changing environment. You will hear from an expert faculty of ...

Accounting for Business Combinations Workshop 2014

Seminar  Seminar

By using interactive lectures and examples, this workshop will give participants an in-depth understanding of how to apply the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) standard (codified in ASC 805) on business combinations, how to make journal entries in specific situations, the areas where judgment is required, the SEC requirements for business combinations, and the appropriate financial statement disclosure.

Fundamentals of Broker-Dealer Regulation 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Major changes in broker-dealer regulation and the industry continue as a result of the financial services crisis and the resulting regulatory reform. At the same time, FINRA’s rewrite of its Rulebook as part of its Rulebook Consolidation process is almost complete, and broker-dealers will be subject to FINRA’s new supervision rules in 2014. This program will provide attendees with a solid foundation in the regulatory regime applying to broker-dealers, ...

Internal Investigations 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Knowing how to conduct efficient and effective internal investigations is key to protecting your clients or company. Companies and their counsel need to be diligent and proactive in identifying risks and remedying potential issues. At this program, an expert faculty will review the fundaments of conducting an effective and efficient investigation, and touch on the many more nuanced and practical issues arising today. Leave the program with a better ...

Building Better Construction Contracts 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Construction is a risky business. A good construction contract goes a long way to define and manage that risk. Unfortunately, there are not as many well-drafted and intelligent agreements in use in the industry as there should be. This course is designed to tackle that problem. We also cover what to do in the event a dispute arises. Disputes are inevitable, but they don’t have to cripple a job or its participants. Dispute management is critical, and ...

M&A Litigation 2014

Seminar  Seminar

What better way to learn about M&A litigation than from the attorneys who litigate the nation’s most important M&A disputes and the judges who preside over them? We have assembled judges and former judges from the Delaware Supreme Court and the Court of Chancery - the most experienced and respected courts on M&A matters - and distinguished M&A litigators to give you their perspectives on the best ways to handle corporate M&A disputes.Whether ...

Expert Witness 2014

Seminar  Seminar

For many attorneys, searching for, retaining, and using expert witnesses can be a daunting experience. Don’t miss out on the critical benefits conferred by the effective use of expert witnesses in complex litigation. Our faculty of experienced litigators and expert witnesses will demystify the challenges of selecting, preparing, and using experts. You will come away with practical tools to handle the myriad of issues involved with expert witness preparation ...

Understanding Patent Law 2014

Seminar  Seminar

If you are looking for a way to learn the basic concepts of patent law, this program is for you. In just one day, this complicated field will be boiled down to easy to understand, accessible sessions covering all types of patent issues that may arise in the context of every day practice and business management. Bringing together top experts in the field, this program will begin with a thorough foundation of patent principles, including what is patentable ...

Private Equity Forum (Fifteenth Annual)

Seminar  Seminar

Since the financial crisis a few years ago, private equity firms have been dealing with its aftermath, including increased regulatory and legislative scrutiny of their activities and the activities of their funds as well as difficult environments in which to raise new funds and to get deals done. Many firms were required to register as investment advisers with the SEC and a number of newly registered firms are now undergoing their first SEC audits.At ...

Writing for Litigators 2014

Seminar  Seminar

Good writing skills are one of the top qualities of the best practitioners. Writing for Litigators will teach you the secrets of successful legal writing, whether you are writing for judges, partners, or clients.

Featured Faculty/Authors
George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Mina Park

Mina Park ~ Director, Banking and Capital Markets Origination Legal, Asia Pacific, Citi

Harvey I. Saferstein

Harvey I. Saferstein ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.