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Business Law Section Committees

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Date:
Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Get a drilldown into the finer points within the Business Law Section with committee events held in conjunction with the Section’s Annual Meeting program.

January 29, 2014 | 1:45-5:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown, NYC 

BREAKOUT SESSION 1: 1:45 – 3:15pm (choose one)

  • Bankruptcy Law Committee - Room: Holland, 4th floor
  • Corporations Law and Securities Regulation Committees (Joint meeting) - Room: Nassau, 2nd floor

BREAKOUT SESSION 2: 3:30 – 5:00pm (choose one)

  • Insurance Law Committee - Room: Harlem, 4th floor
  • Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Committee - Room: Midtown, 4th floor
  • Banking Law Committee - Room: Bryant, 2nd floor

ADDITIONAL SESSION: 2:45-3:45pm

  • Legislative Affairs Committee - Room: Hilton Boardroom, 4th floor

Program descriptions and registration information appear below. For questions, please contact businesslaw@nysba.org.

Register Online Below
Or register by phone during business hours (8:45am-4:45pm) by calling the State Bar Service Center at 800-582-2452. Please reference event code BUSJA14, and indicate which specific meeting/s you would like to attend.

Don't forget to register for the Business Law / Corporate Counsel Sections' Annual Meeting program and luncheon! (January 29th, 9am - 1:45pm) Annual Meeting Details and Registration (Annual Meeting registration is not required in order to attend the above Committee programs)


Program Descriptions:

Bankruptcy Law Committee

Sellers’ Rights in BankruptcyThis program will focus on the issues that sellers commonly face in dealing with bankrupt entities, including reclamation rights under the Uniform Commercial Code, administrative expense claims (including under Bankruptcy Code section 503(b)(9)), potential pitfalls in transacting post-petition business under Bankruptcy Code section 549, and the consequences of filing proofs of claim.  This roundtable event will address ways that practitioners can help to protect their clients and will include discussion by Southern District of New York Chief Bankruptcy Judge Cecilia G. Morris, Robert D. Raicht, Esq. of Halperin Battaglia Raicht LLP, and Matthew V. Spero, Esq. of Rivkin Radler LLP.

Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program ("Sellers' Rights in Bankruptcy") has been approved for a total of 1.5 credit hours in areas of Professional Practice. This course will not qualify for credit for newly admitted attorneys (less than 24 months) because it is not a basic skills program.

Corporations Law and Securities Regulation Committees (Joint meeting)

Securities: We will discuss the SEC’s proposed amendments to Regulation A and compare Regulation A to the other alternatives for small offerings – crowdfunding and Rules 504, 505 and 506 (with and without general solicitation). Speakers: David Feldman, Esq. (Richardson & Patel LLP), Peter LaVigne, Esq. (Goodwin Procter LLP)

Corporations Law: Recent Developments in Delaware Law – This program will provide an overview of some of the more important corporate law decisions recently rendered by the Delaware Court of Chancery. These decisions address, among other things, the standard of review for transactions with controlling stockholders, conflicts faced by constituency directors, and the status of the attorney-client privilege in M&A transactions. The presentation will also discuss forum selection bylaws and an important recent amendment to the Delaware General Corporation Law.

Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of 1.5 credit hours in Areas of Professional Practice. This course will not qualify for credit for newly admitted attorneys (less than 24 months) because it is not a basic skills program.

Insurance Law Committee

Dodd-Frank & Foreign Friends: National and International Regulation in the Post-Crisis Era: This program will survey important current federal and international developments in insurance regulation, including:

  • Dodd-Frank passage and insurance implications
  • Title I Designation Consequences
  • FSB & IAIS
  • IAIS G-SII Overlay and common framework for international supervision (ComFrame)
  • Titles I & II – Liquidation Planning
  • Title V – Federal Insurance Office
  • FIO Modernization Report
  • Title VII – Derivatives Regulations
Speakers: Thomas M. Kelly, Esq., Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY | Amanda Greenwold Wise, Esq., Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Washington, D.C.
 
Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of 1.5 credit hours in Areas of Professional Practice. This course will not qualify for credit for newly admitted attorneys (less than 24 months) because it is not a basic skills program.
 
Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Committee
 
Development of a Franchise System: This program offers attorneys an integrated view of both the business and legal aspects surrounding the creation of a franchise. The presentation will focus on franchise system structure, including the threshold analysis of both business and franchise-related issues, and how it relates to the consequent legal framework. "Business is a creative activity," says speaker Michael Seid, a renowned franchise advisor. "It is also an interactive activity. All of the components of the plan - operations, training, marketing, financial, legal, etc. - are integrated. Actions in one area create reactions in others. Therefore, the final product of the initial strategic plan should be the legal documentation of the franchise system." Joining Seid is experienced franchise attorney Richard Rosen, who will survey essential legal aspects of franchise development to give a comprehensive picture of how the business and legal considerations fit together in forming an effective franchise.

Speakers: Michael H. Seid, Managing Director of MSA Worldwide, a leading franchise advisory firm that provides guidance to new and established franchisors both in the U.S. and globally | Richard L. Rosen, Esq., Founding Member of The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC.

Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of 1.5 credit hours in Areas of Professional Practice for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted (less than 24 months).
 
Banking Law Committee
 
Community Banks supervision will be the focus of the Banking Law Committee meeting on January 29. Representatives from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Christopher Calabia) and the New York offices of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (Edward Dowling) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Steven Slovinski) will discuss supervision, examination and current issues regarding community banks, and answer questions from committee members and visitors from other committees. This will be a non-CLE presentation.
 
Legislative Affairs Committee
 
Frederick Attea (Partner, Phillips Lytle LLP) will discuss the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013, which Governor Cuomo signed in December 2013 after years of work by Fred and others on behalf of the NYSBA. We will also review the status of pending legislative proposals and discuss possible new projects. This is a non-CLE meeting.


Cost: These meetings are free to NYSBA members ($25 for non-members), but space is limited, and pre-registration is required.
(First-time attendee? If you are not a NYSBA member and have never attended a Business Law Section Committee event before, we invite you to attend as our guest. Please contact
businesslaw@nysba.org to register as a guest.)

For more information about the Business Law Section or to join, visit www.nysba.org/Business. Questions? Contact BusinessLaw@nysba.org

Address:
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Online registration has now ended...Please call the State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452 to register.


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