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    Business Law Section Fall Meeting October 1-3, 2015 | Tarrytown, NY - Save the date! (Click image for details)
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    Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Report The 2014-15 NYSBA Annual Report is now available online. View a brief overview of the IP Law Section’s accomplishments, activities and events this past year. (click image to view)
  • Events
    • September 10, 2015: How To Jumpstart Your Legal Career And Stay Competitive

      Law Students Pathway to the Profession 2


      Thursday, September 10, 2015
      6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

      Baker & McKenzie
      452 5th Avenue (Entrance on West 40th St.)
      New York, NY 10018

      6:00 to 7:15 - Panel Discussion
      7:15 to 8:30 - Networking Reception




      Tara Bensol – Recruiting Specialist, Baker & McKenzie 
      Catherine Christian – Chief, Elder Abuse Unit, New York County District Attorney’s Office
      Denise Carlin – Managing Director of Permanent Recruitment and Business Development, Strategic Legal Solutions 
      Ernie Peck – Partner, Downing and Peck, P.C.


      Thomas Blennau – Assistant Director of Employer Outreach, St. John’s University School of Law


      NYSBA Members - Free
      Non-NYSBA Members - $25.00

      Not a member of the New York State Bar Association?  Click Here!
      Are you a student attending law school in New York State?  Click Here!


      Pathway to the Profession
      Young Lawyers 
      Committee on Lawyers in Transition
      Business Law 
      Commercial & Federal Litigation 
      Corporate Counsel 
      Criminal Justice 
      Elder Law and Special Needs
      Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law 
      Family Law 
      Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law 
      General Practice 
      Intellectual Property Law 
      Labor & Employment Law 
      Municipal Law 
      Real Property Law 
      Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law  
      Trusts & Estates Law 
      USI Affinity

      Seating is limited!
      Pre-registration required!
      Check-in begins at 5:30.

    • October 1-3, 2015: Business Law Section Fall Meeting

      OCTOBER 1-3, 2015 

      Sign Up & Book your Guest Room now!  $169 per night single/double plus taxes.  Hotel cut-off date is September 9th
      Call 914-631-5700 or go to and provide the group code "NBA". 

      Come and participate; this year's MLCE programming will focus on money.  

      View/Print Meeting Registration Form
      Special Registration Discounts Apply for First Time Fall Meeting Attendees and Business Law Section members Admitted less than 7 years.

      View/Download Meeting Program
      MCLE Credits:  9.0; including 1.5 in Ethics for Experienced Attorneys Only. 

      Session topics include:
      Avoiding Ethical Nightmares: Why Attorney Escrow Accounts Shouldn’t Keep You up at Night
      SEC Examination Issues for Investment Advisers to Private Funds
      Virtual Currency & Cryptocurrency Issues 
      Mobile/Internet Banking; The Latest Innovations and Regulations 
      And more! 

      You will have plenty of time to network and socialize with other attorneys during the cocktail receptions and dinners on Thursday and Friday! 

      Special Optional Tour/Event: Being in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow is a special October treat.  Thousands descend on the location every year for its festivities.  Few locations evoke Halloween's images as does the setting of Washington Irving's immortal tale: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  As special treat, meeting attendees will have the opportunity to experience Irving's "Legend," as told by master storyteller Jonathan Kruk in the actual setting of the story, The Old North Church.  The dramatic retelling of the 1820 folktale featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones and Katrina Van Tassel includes "haunting" organ music woven throughout the spellbinding performance.  Prior to the show, there will be a guided tour through the winding roads and soaring monuments of Sleep Hollow Cemetery tracing the footstep's of Irving's most famous character, Ichabod Crane.  Hear about Irving’s life and his tremendous influence on the area.  See some of the beautiful art and architecture of this historic 166-year old place and learn about cemetery symbolism.  A visit to the Receiving Vault (the crypt of Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows) is just the right amount of spooky to get a person into the Halloween spirit!   

      For more questions, please contact Cathy Teeter by email

  • 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
    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

    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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  • Coming Soon!

    Coming Soon! Private Online Professional Communities

    We are pleased to announce that the Business Law Section will soon offer a private online professional community—for Business Law Section members only.

    NYSBA Communities offer a wide variety of options, ranging from traditional listserves to searchable directories, collaborative workspaces, member profiles and even mentoring tools.

    Stay tuned for details! 

    Learn about NYSBA's private online professional Communities