The Business Law Section, with a
membership of approximately 3,500, 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, Business Organizations 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 developments in the business and financial services world and the
opportunity to expand their professional network. Attendance at committee meetings and other scheduled Section
meetings can also serve to fulfill MCLE
The Section publishes the NY Business Law
Journal which is designed to provide practice-oriented
insight and guidance relevant to the business law practitioner, with special
emphasis on lawyers who practice in New York State.
The Business Law Section has been in the
forefront of introducing, monitoring and evaluating legal developments in the
areas of business and finance on both federal and New York State levels.
Members gain access to an extensive network of business law practitioners through our online Community.
Meet the Chair: 2018-2019
Peter W. LaVigne, Esq. (view bio)
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