January 29: Business Law Section Committee Meetings


January 29, 2020 (Wednesday)

All meetings are at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY except for the Wine, Beer and Spirits Law Committee Meeting on Tuesday, January 28.  Click here for more information on this meeting. 

9:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.    Business Law Section MCLE program 

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.   Reception and luncheon 

1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.     Committee meetings 

BLS Committee meeting registration is separate from NYSBA Annual Meeting registration.


All program materials are being distributed online allowing you more flexibility in storing this information and allowing you to copy and paste relevant portions of the materials for specific use in your practice.  It is strongly recommended that you save the course materials in advance in the event that you will be bringing a computer or tablet with you to the program, as NYSBA cannot guarantee connection speeds for WiFi access.

Log-into the NYSBA website

  1. Click the blue box labeled “Hi, (First Name).”
  2. Click “My Purchases
  3. Click the yellow box labeled “My Learning Dashboard
  4. Locate the program under the “My Programs” tab
  5. Click the blue box labeled “Handouts” to view the course materials PDF’s.

Printing the complete materials is not required for attending the program. 

Committee Session 1 (choose one) | 1:45-3:15 p.m.

Banking Law Committee | Gibson, 2nd floor (1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice)
Fair Servicing Risks and How to Maintain Fair and Responsible Servicing Practices
This presentation will focus on contemporaneous concerns for the industry including Fair Servicing as it relates to the CCPA and New York’s adoption of Part 500. 

Avinoam Erdfarb, Esq. 
| BlankRome, New York NY
Scott Samlin, Esq.| BlankRome New York, NY

Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Committee | Green Room, 4th Floor (1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice)
IFA Government Relations Update
Representatives from the International Franchise Association will discuss recent legislative developments in New York, including the hearings on the ABC-Test proposals, as well as significant legislative developments in other jurisdictions.

Matthew Haller
| International Franchise Association
Jeff Hanscom | International Franchise Association

Recent Joint Employer Updates
Presenters will discuss recent joint employment development and trends and their impact on the franchisor/franchisee relationship.  

Renee Silver, Esq. | Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP | New York, NY
Aaron Van Nostrant, Esq. | Greenberg Trauig LLP | New York, NY 

Mergers and Acquisitions Committee | East, 4th floor  (1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice)
An Investment Banker’s Approach to the Sale Process 
Seasoned investment banking professionals will discuss the process of preparing, marketing and conducting an M&A sale process from the perspective of the target's financial advisors. The audience will gain an appreciation of the timeline, issues and challenges in this important aspect of an "Exit" event and how the financial advisors interact and work with counsel for the target and their investment banking counterparts for the acquiror(s).

David Lallouz, Esq. | Bruderman Brothers, LLC
Ron Lehman, Esq. | Bruderman Brothers, LLC

Not-for-Profit Corporations Law Committee | Clinton, 2nd floor (1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice)
Insights from the Attorney General Charities Bureau: Governance and Fundraising
Karin Kunstler Goldman, Deputy Bureau Chief in the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau, and William Wang, Assistant Attorney General in the Charities Bureau Enforcement Section, will provide insights from the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau with a focus on nonprofit governance and fundraising.

Karin Kunstler Goldman, Esq. | Deputy Bureau Chief, New York State Attorney Generals Charities Bureau, New York, NY
William Wang, Esq. | Assistant Attorney General, Charities Bureau Enforcement Section, 
New York, NY

Committee Session 2 (choose one) | 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Bankruptcy Law Committee | East, 4th floor (This program does not qualify for CLE Credits)
The Year's Most Significant Bankruptcy Decisions
This program will discuss the many recent and significant cases that have been decided throughout the country that may impact your practice and strategies for both business and personal bankruptcy matters

Michelle McGreal, Esq.
| Clifford Chance US LLP | New York, NY

Securities Regulation Committee | Murray Hill East, 2nd floor (1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice)
Securities Litigation Updates 
Jeffrey Geier and William J. O'Brien from the Complex Litigation and Trials group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP will discuss several of the most significant securities litigation decisions from 2019, including the impact these decisions might have on practitioners and courts in 2020 and beyond.

Jeffery Geier, Esq. | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates | New York, NY
William J. O'Brien, Esq. | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates | New York, NY



There is no charge for NYSBA members to attend these Committee programs ($25 for non-members). Annual Meeting registration is not required to attend this committee event.

Register online, or register by phone during business hours (8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.) by calling the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452. Please reference event code BUSJA20, and indicate which committee meeting/s you plan to attend.

Want to join a BLS Committee as a member? There is no cost to join if you are a NYSBA and Business Law Section member. View BLS committee details 

If you have any questions, contact Gina Bartosiewicz at [email protected]