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17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute

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Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar Institute Attendees in Pennsylvania will be viewing the live broadcast at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th floor, Philadelphia (Juniper St. entrance, between 13th & Broad Sts., opposite City Hall). You will have the opportunity to submit questions and will receive the printed Course Handbook.Why You Should Attend Improving the skill of identifying, appreciating ...

Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2015

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This three-day program will focus on the tax issues presented by the entire spectrum of modern major corporate transactions, from relatively simple single-buyer acquisitions of a division or subsidiary to multi-party joint ventures, cross-border mergers, and complex acquisitions of public companies with domestic and foreign operations, including spin-offs and other dispositions of unwanted operations. Evolving techniques for structuring, financing, ...

Advanced Venture Capital 2015

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Why You Should Attend This program provides an in-depth analysis of current market conditions and the changing legal environment, and is geared toward the experienced venture capital practitioner. Our expert faculty of lawyers, venture capitalists and business executives will analyze the legal and business issues relevant to navigating today’s evolving venture capital world.  This program will also address the latest financing trends, ...

Basics of Export Controls 2015

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

U.S. and multinational corporations are increasingly affected by the range of U.S. laws and regulations governing international trade. The Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) each plays an important role in administering and enforcing the intricate web of restrictions governing trade in ...

31st Annual SEC Reporting & FASB Forum

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Why You Should Attend Staying up-to-date in the ever-changing world of accounting and SEC Reporting is a must. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is set to delay the adoption of their Revenue Recognition standard, but don’t shelve it yet; there is a flurry of activity with the TRG and lots of implementation issues being debated. Don’t miss the last-minute changes to the Leases project as it is expected to be issued before ...

33rd Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation

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Why You Should Attend Presented by Practising Law Institute in cooperation with the Federal Communications Bar Association, this premier conference on telecommunications policy and regulation features a faculty of expert practitioners, in-house counsel from telecommunications organizations, and key officials from the FCC and the Administration who will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of cutting-edge issues facing the telecommunications ...

SEC's Regulation Crowdfunding: Path to Financing or a Tangled Web of Red Tape?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The SEC recently adopted Regulation Crowdfunding (RC) nearly three years after the 2012 deadline.  Crowdfunding rules applicable to a nationwide investor base have caused great excitement in the investment community, particularly around start-up companies and small businesses looking to raise capital from non-accredited investors without the burdens and complexities of a public registration statement.    Please join Brian S. Korn ...

SEC Reporting Skills Workshop 2015

Workshop  Workshop

Why You Should Attend: In this workshop designed primarily for financial reporting professionals, our experienced Workshop leaders use interactive lectures and examples to give  participants the foundational knowledge and practical experience necessary to prepare and review the SEC’s periodic and current reporting forms, including the 10-K Annual Report, the 10-Q Quarterly Report and the 8-K Current Report.  Participants will also ...

California's and New York's Equal Pay Acts: Equal Pay for Equal Work?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

California and New York recently passed equal pay laws that will dramatically change the landscapes in both states for gender discrimination claims based on actual or perceived pay disparities. Please join Timothy J. Long and Christopher Wilkinson of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP as they discuss these new laws and the impact they will have on employers and practitioners.  Among the topics they will explore:  What “equal ...

PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2015: Current Developments in Legal Ethics - Substance Abuse - Elimination of Bias in the Profession

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This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session. Why You Should Attend Satisfy all of California’s MCLE special requirements at this fast-paced and up-to-the-minute program.  If your last name begins with a letter from A through G (Group 1), your MCLE compliance deadline of February 1, 2016 is fast approaching. The MCLE Marathon, taught by a faculty of outstanding California lawyers and other professionals who are recognized leaders ...

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 ...

Virtual Currencies, Bitcoin and the Blockchain: The Intersection of Technology and Law

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The news and business reports have been full of developments in virtual currencies, particularly Bitcoin, over the past few years.  While some have been suitably salacious (e.g., Silk Road), others have pointed out the growing pains of a new marketplace.  Recently, there have been many reports about innovative applications of the blockchain technology to achieve business purposes far beyond the movement of a digital “currency.”  This ...

Implementing the FASB/IASB New Revenue Recognition Standard Workshop 2015

Workshop  Workshop

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, ...

Anatomy of a Successful Hospital-Based Medical-Legal Partnership

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

It is not uncommon for legal issues to affect the health of patients.  As more providers turn to holistic care, more providers are looking for solutions to resolve the legal issues that affect the well-being of their patients.  Thus, many providers are exploring a medical-legal partnership (“MLP”).  A successful MLP requires two professionals, each with well-established processes and procedures, to collaborate in the interest ...

Managing Your IP Litigation Spend: Containing Costs and Maintaining Quality

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

A primary challenge in managing IP litigation is to secure high quality legal work while keeping a lid on cost.  In this interactive discussion, inside and outside counsel debunk the myth that clients must choose between handing a blank check to a firm or suffering substandard representation.  Together we offer a roadmap to achieving the goal of the highest quality legal work for a set price.  The questions to be addressed include:   ...

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 ...

New Developments in Securitization 2015

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Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationWhy 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.  ...

Form 10-K In-Depth Workshop 2015

Workshop  Workshop

By using a case study and actual example filings, this workshop is designed to give participants a mastery of the requirements of the Form 10-K Annual Report. Interactive exercises and lectures will enhance your understanding of each item, including the intricacies of the Management’s Discussion & Analysis (MD&A) section.What you will learnThis workshop will lead you through Form 10-K item-by-item, using PLI’s SEC Reporting ...

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 (Free)

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.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 ...

Multi Time Machine v. The End of Initial Interest Confusion and the Beginning of Judges Replacing Juries in Internet Trademark Infringement Cases?

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In July 2015 the Ninth Circuit in Multi Time Machine, Inc. v., Inc., 792 F.3d 1070 (9th Cir. 2015) vacated the district court’s grant of summary judgment on likelihood confusion in favor of defendant Amazon on the plaintiff’s initial interest confusion theory, holding that factual issues precluded the grant of summary judgment.  In an unusual reversal, however, the Ninth Circuit reversed itself on October 21, 2015, affirming ...

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2015

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This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Why You Should Attend Companies continue to turn to licensing because it offers extremely valuable economic and strategic opportunities. Licensing can be used to gain access to intellectual property at a lower cost than developing or purchasing intellectual property assets, and as a way of generating new sources of revenue out of existing intellectual property assets. This introductory course will ...

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 ...

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