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    Welcome to the Business Law Section
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    Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Report The 2014-15 NYSBA Annual Report is now available online. View a brief overview of the IP Law Section’s accomplishments, activities and events this past year. (click image to view)
  • Events
    • January 27, 2016: Business Law and Corporate Counsel Section Annual Meeting



      1) Crowdfunding is Coming; Crowdfunding is Coming – And It’s Not Just For Securities Law Practitioners. Popular sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and GoFundMe have in recent years allowed individuals and entrepreneurs to raise funds from a “crowd” of other people, but not to sell an interest in the enterprise – a “security.” On Oct. 30, 2015, the SEC adopted final rules permitting companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding. Learn how the business lawyer can use the SEC’s new crowdfunding regulations to assist clients in raising up to $1 million of capital by selling stock instead of T-shirts. What was once suitable to fund rock-and-roll band tours can now be used for small business capital funding.
      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. Full program coming soon.

      Meeting 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
      Reception/Luncheon 12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

      For overnight room accommodations, please call the New York Hilton Midtown at 1-800-445-8667 and identify yourself as a member of the New York State Bar Association. Room rates are $260.00 for single/double occupancy. You also can reserve your overnight room online at

  • Committees

    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
    Corporations Law Committee
    Derivatives and Structured Products Law Committee
    Diversity Committee
    Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Committee
    Insurance Law Committee
    Legislative Affairs 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

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

  • NY Business Law Journal

    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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  • Community

    New! Announcing the Business Law Section's
    Private Online Professional Community

    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. 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

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