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Business Law Section's 2019 Spring Meeting

Executive Conference Center, 1601 Broadway, Room 701, New York, NY 

Registration Fees:
$60 Business Law Section Members | $85 NYSBA Members | $115 Non Members

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6.0 MCLE credits for all attorneys | 1.0 Ethics and Professionalism | 5.0 Areas of Professional Practice

    AGENDA

     9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration 

    10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

    10:10 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Food Delivery Service Issues

    Franchise Consumers have embraced the convenience and on-demand nature of third-party delivery apps or “aggregators” such as UberEats, DoorDash, SkipTheDishes and GrubHub. This Amazon-like shift in how consumers interact with the QSR and Fast-Casual food industry creates business opportunities and legal challenges for franchisors and franchisees.  How do you select the right aggregator(s) for your system? What should the Franchisor be negotiating with the aggregator for in the master services agreement and franchisee participation agreements? What changes need to be made to standard franchise agreements? Should franchisee participation be voluntary or mandatory? Is there still a place for in-house delivery programs?

    Speakers:
    Breton Permesly, Esq. | Greenberg Traurig, LLP | New York, NY

    James Walker, CFE | Nathans’s Famous | New York, NY

    10:35 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Liabilities of Individuals for Their Business’s Debts
    Review of the circumstances under which stockholders, officers, directors, members or partners of a corporation, LLC or LLP can be held personally liable for debts owed by the business, by (1) agreement (guarantee); (2) judicial decision, or (3) statute. The program will include a review of the judicial doctrines of piercing the corporate veil; breach of fiduciary duty upon insolvency; the corporate opportunity doctrine, and the duty of loyalty and fair dealing; and when there may be personal liability (a) under NY Business Corporation Law Sections 719 and 720; (b) to the IRS and NY State for fiduciary taxes/trust fund taxes (taxes withheld from employees’ wages such as income or social security taxes, which are required to be held in trust for US Treasury or NY State, or taxes collected from customers on sales, which are required to be held in trust for NY State); (c) the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) &.or NY Business Corporation Law Section 630; (d) ERISA; and (e) the Lanham Act. Personal liability for violations of the federal WARN Act will also be reviewed.  

    Speaker:
    Neil Ackerman, Esq. | Ackerman Fox, LLP | East Meadow, NY

    11:25 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Insurance Law Update 

    Speaker:
    Giancarlo M. Stanton, Esq. 
    | NRES | Woodbridge, CT

    11:50 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. Break

    12:05 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. Key Considerations in Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions Involving U.S. Targets
    In spite of geopolitical tensions, roughly 40% of M&A deals in 2018 was cross-border. This number does not include countless cross-border M&A deals that failed to close for various reasons. This panel will address key legal, tax and business considerations for successful closing of a cross-border investment involving US targets.

    Speakers:
    Melanie Chen
    , Managing Director | UHY, LLP | New York, NY 
    Coco Kee, Managing Director | Kee Global Advisors | New York, NY 
    Ruth Jin, Esq., Partner | Jin & Koppell | New York, NY 
    Pengfei Xie, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer | PX Global Advisors |New York, NY

    12:55 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Networking Lunch, Writing Competition Awards

    2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Cryptocurrencies

    Speakers:
    Peter LaVigne, Esq.  | Goodwin Procter, LLP | New York, NY 
    Marco Santori, President & Chief Legal Officer | Blockchain.com
    Meghan Spillane. Esq. | Goodwin Procter, LLP | New York, NY 
    Jorge Tenreiro, Esq. | U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission | New York, NY

    2:50 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Restraining Notices, Information Subpoenas and Levies: Compliance Issues Facing Financial Institutions 
    A review of the requirements for processing restraining notices, information subpoenas and levies applicable to customer deposit accounts, with a focus on the exemption requirements under New York’s Exempt Income Protection Act (EIPA) and the U.S. Treasury Department’s federal garnishment regulation. Recent case law addressing how to apply the EIPA to multiple accounts of the same customer, and the potential liability of financial institutions for failing to comply with the EIPA, will be discussed.

    Moderator:
    Tanweer S. Ansari, Esq. | The First National Bank of Long Island | Glen Head, NY

    Speaker:
    Joe Simon, Partner  | Cullen and Dykman, LLP | Garden City, NY

    3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break

    3:30 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Legal Updates for Emerging-Growth Companies and the Funds that Invest in Them
    • Legal updates that are relevant for emerging-growth companies and capital-raising for emerging-growth companies 
    • Legal and compliance updates for venture capital and other investment funds
    • Cybersecurity updates that are relevant for emerging-growth companies and venture capital and other investment funds

    Speakers:
    Richard Chen
    , Partner | Richard L. Chen, PLLC | New York, NY 
    Christopher S. Edwards, Counsel  | Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, LLC | New York, NY 
    Fizza Khan, Chief Executive Officer | Silver Regulatory Associates, LLC | New York, NY 
    Edward Kang, Partner | Edward C. Kang, LLC | New York, NY 

    3:55 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Attorney Escrow Accounts, IOLA and Ethics.  What Every New Lawyer Needs to Know 

    Speaker:
    Jay L. Hack, Esq. 
    | Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP | New York, NY





    Recorded April 20, 2018 in New York City

    BUSINESS LAW BASICS: FILL IN THE GAPS 2018

    6.5 MCLE Credits in Areas of Professional Practice

    New to the practice area or just need a refresher? This program is structured for those new to the practice as well as seasoned business law attorneys who want to fill in the gaps of their business law knowledge. It provides a wide-ranging overview of business law topics, including:

    • Business Organizations
    • Anti-Money Laundering / Bank Security Act (AML/BSA) Compliance
    • Franchise Law
    • Derivatives & Securities
    • Bankruptcy Law
    • Trademark Law
    • Not-For-Profit Law

    Cost: $75 Business Law Section members (or purchase individual segments for $10 per credit)*
    $175 NYSBA members / $275 Non-members

    *Not a member of the Business Law Section? Dues are only $25 with NYSBA membership. Join today to save on this program! Join online, or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452. 

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    Recorded October 13, 2017 at the Business Law Section's Fall Meeting, New York, NY

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    FINANCIAL REGULATION AND DEREGULATION: WHAT’S NEXT?


    6.0 MCLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice
     
    This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York State for experienced attorneys only (admitted more than 2 years).

    • The Future of Financial Services Regulation
    • Changes in Banking Regulation in the New Administration
    • The Impact of FinTech Innovations on the Delivery of Financial Services
    • Securities Regulation, Deregulation and Enforcement

    Speakers: James P. Bergin, Federal Reserve Bank of New York | David W. Blass, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett | Prof. John C. Coffee, Columbia Law School | Robert L. D. Colby, FINRA | Edward G. Eisert, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe | Ashby G. Hilsman,  FDIC | Daniel S. Kahl, SEC OCIE | Roberta Kotkin, New York Bankers Association | Peter W. LaVigne, Goodwin Procter | Katherine C. Milgram, NYS Office of the Attorney General | Richard H. Neiman, Lending Club | Anastasia T. Rockas, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom | Seth Rosenbloom, Betterment LLC | Jonathan H. Rushdoony, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency | Kathleen A. Scott, Norton Rose Fulbright US | Manisha M. Sheth, Esq., Executive Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice |  Subhankar Sinha, PwC | Valerie Szczepanik, Esq., U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission | Maria T. Vullo, Esq., NYS Department of Financial Services

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    NYSBA Member price: $200 | Non-Member Price: $300
    Business Law Section Member Price: $150

    Not a member of the Business Law Section? Dues are only $25 a year with NYSBA membership. Join today to save on this program! Join online, or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452.

    Recorded October 14, 2016: Business Law Section and Corporate Counsel Section Fall Meeting, Albany, NY

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    Total Credits: 1.5 in Areas of Professional Practice, for experienced attorneys only (admitted more than 2 years).

    Presented by the NYSBA Business Law Section on October 14, 2016, at the Business Law/Corporate Counsel Sections' Joint Fall Meeting in Albany, "Doing Business in NYS: Challenges & Opportunities."

    Topics:

    • I'm Not Lobbying; or Am I?: An overview of New York State's Lobbying Act
    • You Don't Know What You Don't Know: Challenges of Doing Business in New York State

    Also included - a look at NYSBA's Legislative Program and the Department of Governmental Relations (non-CLE bonus segment)

    NYSBA Member price: $50 | Non-Member Price: $75
    Business Law Section or Corporate Counsel Section Member Price: $35

    Not a member of the Business Law or Corporate Counsel Sections? Dues are only $25 (Business) and $30 (Corporate Counsel) per year with NYSBA membership. Join today to save on this program! Join online: Corporate Counsel | Business Law or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452.

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    See also: Emerging Technology, Automation and Ethics (Corporate Counsel Section panel recorded October 14/2016)
    1.5 MCLE credits in Ethics, for experienced attorneys - Discount for Business Law Section and Corporate Counsel Section members


    Bonus segment (Free)
    Keynote Luncheon Address: "Building Smarter Cities: Trends, Research & Lessons Learned"
    Speaker: Meghan Cook, Program Director for the Center of Technology in Government, University at Albany
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    MISSED OUR 2016 ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM? 

    Never fear... We recorded it!

    Now available free for Business Law and Corporate Counsel Section members. (If you're not a Business Law Section member... Why not join? Dues are just $25 with NYSBA membership. Join online, or call 800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm)


    PART 1: CROWDFUNDING: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS AFTER REALLY TRYING TO RAISE CAPITAL

    All the general business lawyer needs to know about Crowdfunding but is too busy to ask

    Crowdfunding AM16

    Presented by the Business Law Section at the NYSBA Annual Meeting in New York City, January 27, 2016. 

    1.5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys
    Those who attended the live presentation are not eligible to receive credit twice.

    So your client wants to use Crowdfunding to raise capital . . . A practical presentation in the form of a client conference to explore how businesses can raise capital under the SEC's new crowdfunding regulations. This presentation is designed primarily for the general business law practitioner representing small businesses or small investors.

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    Business Law Section Member Access Instructions: Please log in to your NYSBA member record before attempting to access the recording. Once you do so, the "Your Price" listing at the bottom of the page of the access link will show as $0. Add the program to your cart and check out as you would for an ordinary purchase, but you will not be asked for payment, and you will not be charged (BLS members only). Non-Section members will be charged the member/non-member fees indicated.

    For log-in assistance, visit the log-in help page, or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452 (M-F, 8am-5pm).


    PART 2: CYBERCRIME - BEFORE AND AFTER

    Key Legal and Strategic Considerations and Practical Tips on How Organizations Can Navigate Issues of Civil Liability, Regulatory Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution.

    Presented by the Corporate Counsel Section at the NYSBA Annual Meeting in New York City, January 27, 2016. 

    2.0 credits in Areas of Professional Practice for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys
    Those who attended the live presentation are not eligible to receive credit twice.

    > ACCESS THE RECORDING

    Business Law Section Member Access Instructions: Please log in to your NYSBA member record before attempting to access the recording. Once you do so, the "Your Price" listing at the bottom of the page of the access link will show as $0. Add the program to your cart and check out as you would for an ordinary purchase, but you will not be asked for payment, and you will not be charged (BLS members only). Non-Section members will be charged the member/non-member fees indicated.

    For log-in assistance, visit the log-in help page, or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452 (M-F, 8am-5pm).

    Committees that Enhance Your Expertise

    Business Law Section committees address unique issues facing attorneys, the profession and the public. Committees allow you to network with other business law attorneys from across the state, and give you the opportunity to research issues and influence the laws that can affect your practice. Committees are also an outstanding way to achieve professional recognition.

    Banking Law Committee
    Bankruptcy Law Committee
    Business Organizations Law Committee
    Derivatives and Structured Products Law Committee
    Diversity Committee
    Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Committee
    Insurance Law Committee
    Legislative Affairs Committee
    Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
    Not-for-Profit Corporations Law Committee
    Public Utility Law Committee
    Securities Regulation Committee
    Technology and Venture Law Committee

    Join a Committee

    Committee membership is a free benefit of Business Law Section membership. If you are a current Section member, you may join one or more committees by emailing your request to businesslaw@nysba.org.

    If you are not yet a Section member, you may join the Business Law Section here

    View the Latest NY Business Law Journal

    The NY Business Law Journal features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of business law. It is designed to provide practice-oriented insight and guidance relevant to the business law practitioner, with special emphasis on lawyers who practice in the State of New York. The NY Business Law Journal is published twice per year by the Business Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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    New! Business Law Section Private Online Professional Community

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    We are pleased to announce the launch of an Internet-based private online professional Community for the Business Law Section. We invite you to participate. Members of our Section run the gamut from law students and newly admitted attorneys who are just finding their way all the way to national and international experts in many categories of business law. We want all of you to share your experiences and your knowledge while also being free to ask questions of others in the Section and participating in the intellectual discourse we hope to generate. 

    The Community is private for BLS members only. (Not a member? Dues are only $25/year with NYSBA membership: Join here.) Commercial search engines are excluded and only BLS members can search the site or identify other members.

    As an exciting additional feature of the BLS Community, we have created sub-Communities for our practice area committees. If you are a member of the BLS, you can access all of the committee discussions and information. If you join that committee, you can post on that committee’s sub-Community. You can also elect to get real time or daily summary emails of all new discussion posts on the BLS Community and any sub-Communities you select.

    Learn about NYSBA's private online professional Communities (video)

    View FAQs about the Business Law Section Community (PDF)

    > Enter the Business Law Section Community