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17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute

Groupcast  Groupcast

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 ...

Annual Disclosure Documents 2015

Groupcast  Groupcast

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 ...

New Developments in Securitization 2015

Groupcast  Groupcast

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.  ...

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. ...

Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2015

Groupcast  Groupcast

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

Groupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Massachusetts CLE Attendees in Boston will be seeing the live broadcast from New York City at the conveniently located offices of Massachusetts CLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston, Massachusetts. Remote Location participants will receive all course materials.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, ...

Understanding the Securities Laws Fall 2015

Groupcast  Groupcast

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 ...

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

Groupcast  Groupcast

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 ...

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

Groupcast  Groupcast

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

Groupcast  Groupcast

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 ...

Securities Products of Insurance Companies 2016

Groupcast  Groupcast

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 ...

Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2016

Groupcast  Groupcast

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

Groupcast  Groupcast

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 ...

Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2016

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Why You Should Attend Effective risk prevention practice, a volatile stock market, and the weak economic recovery from the recession require businesses to preplan and limit risk with distressed companies.  The program will cover current issues relating to structuring, drafting and enforcing the rights of creditors and parties to loans, various executory contracts and intercreditor agreements, principally in out-of-court restructurings, exchange ...

OFCCP & Government Contractors 2016: Effective Approaches to Compliance and Audits

Groupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend President Obama’s use of executive orders, and the issuance of implementing regulations, has placed significant new obligations on all government contractors. This program will provide government contractors, their responsible counsel, and EEO compliance and affirmative action staffs, with valuable insights and direction on complying with the administration’s many new regulations and dealing with the increased ...

ERISA Plans in the Financial Markets 2016

Groupcast  Groupcast

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 ...

18th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum

Groupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar InstituteWhy 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 ...

Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2016

Groupcast  Groupcast

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, ...

International Tax Issues 2016

Groupcast  Groupcast

Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar Institute 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 ...

Corporate Governance -- A Master Class 2016

Groupcast  Groupcast

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

Groupcast  Groupcast

Why You Should Attend With nearly $94 million of CMBS issuance in 2014 and the possibility of issuance reaching $120 million 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.  ...

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