Business Law Section Curriculum

The Business Law Section, with a membership of approximately 4,300, is one of the largest Sections of the New York State Bar Association. Its members consist of attorneys whose practice involves some aspect of commerce or finance although the focus of the practice of the members is quite diverse – ranging from securities to consumer finance. To accommodate this breadth of practice, the Business Law Section is composed of committees which offer the practitioner with commercial clients information in such diverse areas as: Bankruptcy, Banking, Corporations Law, Franchise Distribution and Licensing, Derivatives and Structured Products, Securities Regulation and the constantly evolving area of Technology and Venture Law. These Committees hold separate meetings for the purpose of reviewing current developments in their areas. Members enjoy the benefits of participating in discussions relating to breaking developments in the business and financial services world and the opportunity to also expand their personal network of contacts within the profession. Attendance at committee meetings and other scheduled Section meetings can also serve to fulfill MCLE requirements.

Upcoming programs:

Internet Law Update 2018 | April 25, 2018 | NYC (Live Webcast) 

Nuts & Bolts of Contract Drafting | June 5, 2018 | NYC (Live Webcast) 


Beginner Business Law CLE programs

Debt Collections and Enforcement of Money Judgments | March 2018 

New York Not-For-Profit Organizations Practice Symposium: From Basics to Hot Topics | November 30, 2017 | Albany 

Recent Developments in Business Organizations Law in New York | November 29, 2017 | Boston, MA - live program 

Buying or Selling a Small Business | December 6, 2017 | New York State Bar Association, One Elk St., Albany, NY 

LLC's and Corporations: Tax & Legal Planning Considerations 

The Non-Tax Lawyer's Guide to Tax Law

Crowdfunding - What New York Lawyer's Need to Know 

Intellectual Property - Copyright 101

Business & Corporate Law (2016)

Introduction to Equity Crowdfunding Under the JOBS Act (2016) 

Business Organizations: Tax & Legal Aspects Compared (2015) 

Introduction to Bitcoin (2014) 

Nuts and Bolts of Contract Drafting (2014) 


Intermediate Business Law CLE Programs 

Breach of Fiduciary Duty 2017

Representing the Startup Business in NY 2017 | November 16, 2017 (Part 1) and December 4, 2017 (Part 2) | NYC

Representing the Startup Venture 2016 

"Sweat Equity" in Startups and Early Stage Businesses 


Advanced Level Business Law CLE Programs 

Taking on Dodd-Frank (2014) 


Learn more about the Business Law Section HERE