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18th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Our 18th anniversary program will continue to focus on transactions, highlighting the tax problems encountered by practitioners in today’s typical commercial real estate transactions and structures, and examining the simple and sophisticated solutions being used by the experts.  Panels of nationally-recognized real estate tax experts from major law and accounting firms will provide attorneys, accountants and real ...

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.  The practical insights that will be shared will be useful to legal practitioners and service providers in a variety of practice areas. What You Will ...

Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Wage and hour litigation remains steady in the courts, and is on the rise in arbitration.  Attorneys, as well as human resources and compliance personnel must keep up to date on the latest legal developments, be informed about DOL initiatives and regulations, have knowledge of the nuances of paying employees correctly, and understand the pros and cons of arbitration agreements and class action waivers.  For litigators, ...

Social Media 2016: Addressing Corporate Risks

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Facebook, Foursquare, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and other social media sites are transforming not only the daily lives of consumers, but also how companies interact with consumers.  Indeed, even the largest, most conservative blue-chip corporations have embraced social media; one study revealed that, of the Fortune Global 500, 97% were on LinkedIn; 83% had Twitter accounts; 80% had ...

International Tax Issues 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend As the world’s economies grow increasingly integrated through trade, acquisitions and joint ventures, U.S. international tax laws impact a greater percentage of businesses and transactions.  These international tax rules affect not only large U.S. and non-U.S. based multinationals, but also increasingly affect mid-sized and smaller organizations and investors, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and ...

Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2016

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

CMBS and the Real Estate Lawyer 2016 - Lender and Borrower Issues in the Capital Market

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend With nearly $94 billion of CMBS issuance in 2014 and the possibility of issuance reaching $120 billion in 2015, securitized commercial mortgages now represent a considerable part of the real estate debt markets.  With an exponential increase in new conduit entrants into the market, capital markets lenders are competing aggressively with traditional main street portfolio lenders for large as well as conduit loans.  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Spin-offs 2016

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

The SEC Speaks in 2016

Seminar  Seminar

At the beginning of each year, PLI presents in cooperation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission The SEC Speaks program, providing an essential update on the current initiatives at the Commission, as well as the priorities for the coming year. At this unique program, you will hear remarks by the Chairman, and  Commissioners, and Investor Advocate, as well as panel discussions by senior staff at the Divisions of Corporation Finance, ...

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 ...

Presentation Skills for Attorneys 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The ability to speak clearly and confidently is important for all lawyers, whether speaking with partners, making a pitch to clients, or addressing a courtroom. At this two-hour program, you will learn techniques that will immediately improve your presentation skills.      What You Will Learn You will learn how to: Master effective physical delivery skills (eye contact, body language, ...

Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend During the past twenty years, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have substantially revised the consolidated return regulations. These changes, coupled with legislative developments, judicial decisions, and published and private rulings, have dramatically changed the operating rules of consolidated returns. An understanding of these rules is critical for practitioners and corporate tax counsel who ...

Pro Bono Litigation Skills 2016 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend If you want to litigate a pro bono case, then this is the program you have been waiting for.  In this program, panelists will discuss pro bono litigation practice with examples from consumer cases.  We will cover what you need to do in litigation from both plaintiff and defense perspectives, including drafting and responding to a complaint, motion practice, discovery, and trial  The training is designed for ...

Advanced Deposition Techniques 2016

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2016

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

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 ...

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

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Attorneys admitted in New York within the last two years can satisfy their annual MCLE ethics and skills requirements by attending this one-day program. You can satisfy your professional practice and law practice management MCLE requirements at other programs. What You Will Learn Ethics in Social Media for Lawyers Legal Drafting: Effective Writing to Avoid Litigation Pitfalls Tips from the Trenches for Effective ...

Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2016 – Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content; Media's Transformation - Over-the-Top Content (OTT), Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs) & Mobile-Driven Video; Videogames & Software Apps; Ethics; Building an Entertainment Law Practice

Seminar  Seminar

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. Overview of Entertainment Law Issues; Television, Video & User-Generated Content;  Videogames & Software Apps & Media's Transformation - OTTs, MCNs & Mobile-Driven Video The morning session will address high-level ...

Asset Based Financing Strategies 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Asset based financing is a key source of credit for small and medium-size companies and for some larger, publicly traded companies as well. In contrast to equity financing where ownership in the company is diluted, asset-based financing allows companies to borrow funds against their own assets as collateral to generate cash for working capital and capital acquisitions. In structuring these loans, lenders rely on their collateral ...

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

Seminar  Seminar

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 ...

Psychological Issues in Employment Law 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Psychological issues in employment law are both unavoidable and fascinating.  They help to determine counsels’ day-to-day advice regarding a variety of employment issues, and play a central role in preventing, pursuing and resolving litigation.  With the continued increase in mental disability accommodation requests and discrimination charges, attorneys and mental health professionals frequently work together.  ...

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

Seminar  Seminar

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. ...


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