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  • Events
    • November 29 BLS PIF Meeting

      Business Law Section
      Securities Regulation Committee
      Subcommittee on Private Investment Funds Meeting

      Wednesday, November 29, 2017

      Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
      Four Times Square
      New York, NY  10036-6522
      Conference Room:  38-100

       6:15 p.m.           -  Registration/Cocktails/Dinner
       7:00-8:00 p.m.   -  Program

      Topic: Countdown to MIFID

      To the members of the Private Funds Subcommittee and the Securities Regulation Committee:

      The next meeting of the PIF committee will discuss the impact of MIFID II on US managers. Joe Morrissey, a partner at Seward &  Kissel and Dale Gabbert, a partner at the London office of from Simmons & Simmons will join us to provide guidance on these complicated rules which will become effective on January 3rd, 2018.  Despite MIFID’s  imminent implementation, many managers remain unclear on the impact of the new EU regime over their operations and over how to best prepare. Joe and Dale are both experts in this area and will give us valuable insights.  Dale will be travelling from London to inform us of the latest developments. We look forward to seeing you all there. 

      This program has been approved for 1.0 MCLE credit in Areas of Professional Practice for experienced attorneys (admitted more than 2 years).

      Register Online or you may use the registration form or call the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452 to register over the phone.

      Program Fee:
      Business Law Section Members - Free
      All others - $59

      Dinner (optional) Fee: - $40

      * First time guests are free for the program only.  Contact businesslaw@nysba.org to register

    • Business Law and Corporate Counsel Section Meeting

      BUSINESS LAW AND CORPORATE COUNSEL SECTIONs' MEETING

      Wednesday, January 24, 2018 9:00 AM
      9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      MCLE Credits TBA
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      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.
       
      Topics:
      • Compliance officers: heroes or scapegoats – the rigors of compliance
      • IBM Watson and the future of compliance systems
      • FCPA compliance – a case study
      • Whistleblowers, reporting up and the professional rules of ethics

      The evolution of new technology for old businesses, the creation of new businesses and the increasing speed of communications and transactions present new challenges for compliance personnel. At the same time, new technology may offer new solutions. This program, presented jointly by the Business Law Section and the Corporate Counsel Section, will look at the compliance function in financial services firms, new sources of pressure, and techniques for managing risk. The panels will include inside counsel responsible for compliance, outside counsel who advise them, and a representative of IBM Watson to talk about how big data and artificial intelligence can be used to spot trends and identify risks. The program will conclude with a panel looking at whistleblowing, reporting up and related issues of ethics and professional responsibility.  

      The full program agenda is coming soon!

      Be sure to register for the BLS/Corp Counsel Sections' luncheon following.

    • Free Program Archives: Crowdfunding and Cybercrime

      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

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      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.

      > 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).


      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).

    • Program Archive: Doing Business in New York

      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
      > View Keynote Address

    • Program Archive: 2016 Public Utility Law Institute

      RECORDED PROGRAM: 2016 PUBLIC UTILITY LAW INSTITUTE

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      6.0 Total MCLE Credits: 4.0 in Areas of Professional Practice; 2.0 in Ethics and Professionalism (for experienced attorneys only)

      The 2016 Public Utility Law Institute was presented by the Public Utility Law Committee of the Business Law Section on April 7, 2016. Co-Sponsored by: Environmental Law Section and Local and State Government Law Section

      MCLE Topics:

      • Decision on Verizon FOIL Request
      • State and Federal Jurisdiction Issues
      • Clean Power Plan
      • Ethics

      TWO FREE BONUS SEGMENTS! (non-CLE)

      Cost:
      NYSBA Member Price: $200 | Non-Member Price: $300
      Section Member Price: $90 (Member of the Business LawLocal and State Government Law or Environmental Law Sections)

      Details and Purchase >

      Not a member of the Business Law Section? NYSBA members can join for just $25. Join online or call 800-582-2452.


  • 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
    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

  • 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! 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