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    • May 12, 2017: Business Law Section Spring Meeting

      Business Law Section Spring Meeting

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      May 12, 2017

      Harvard Club of New York City
      35 West 44th Street (btw. 5th & 6th Aves.) | New York, NY

      Keep current on business law happenings, and connect with colleagues in the field!

      Cost: Business Law Section Members: Committee Programs: Free 
      Section Luncheon: $35 (BLS member rate)
      Non-Section members: Committee Programs: $30 each | Section Luncheon: $75

      NYSBA member who is a first-time attendee? If you are a NYSBA member who is not a Business Law Section member, and you have not attended a BLS Spring or Annual Meeting Committee event in the last 5 years, we invite you to attend as a first-time guest. Committee programs will be free for first-time guests, lunch $50. 

      • Not a  Business Law Section member? Did you know that Business Law Section dues are only $25 with NYSBA membership? Join online now, or call (800) 582-2452. Members get exclusive access to the NY Business Law Journal, involvement in substantive Committees, a members-only online Community, MCLE program discounts, and more.

      > Register

      Register Online or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center (M-F, 8am-5pm). When you call, mention event code BUSSP17 and specify which committee program/s you plan to attend, and whether or not you will attend lunch.

      AGENDA

      10:30am-Noon: Committee Programs (Block 1) - Choose One 
      All Section members are invited to attend Committee programs of interest 
      • Banking Law Committee
      • Franchise, Distribution & Licensing Law Committee

      Noon-1:30pm: Section Reception and Luncheon 
        Presentation of BLS Law Student Writing Competition awards 

      1:30-3:00pm: Committee Programs (Block 2) – Choose One 
      • Bankruptcy Law Committee
      • Securities Regulation Committee and Private Investment Funds Subcommittee
      • Technology & Venture Law Committee


      SESSION DETAILS


      Banking Law Committee

      Regulatory Topics of Interest, Spring 2017
      This session will offer 1.5 MCLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice for experienced attorneys (admitted more than 2 years)

      The regulatory landscape continues to change in New York and the rest of the country after the federal election cycle. Some topics of interest to the banking community that continue to be of importance include the following:

      • Immigration-related Executive Orders and effect on Banking Services
      • Final Rule on NY DFS Cybersecurity Requirements
      • U.S. Court of Appeals ruling Implications for the Dodd-Frank Act 

      Speakers:
      Moderator and Chair of Committee: Tanweer S. Ansari, Esq., The First National Bank of Long Island (Glen Head, NY)
      Anastasia Sarantos Taskin, Esq.
      , Taskin Law and Mediation (New York, NY)
      David R. Lallouz, Esq.
      , Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP (New York, NY)
      Scott E. Wortman, 
      Partner, Warshaw Burstein, LLP
      Warren W. Traiger, Senior Counsel, BuckleySandler LLP (New York, NY) 

      Bankruptcy Law Committee

      How the Bankruptcy Code Can Facilitate the Sale of an Environmentally Contaminated Property
      This session will offer 1.5 MCLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice for experienced attorneys (admitted more than 2 years)

      Do not abandon or sell environmentally contaminated real properties without attending this presentation.  While environmental liabilities typically run with the land and substantially encumber a real property’s value, the Bankruptcy Code may serve as an effective tool to both maximize the sale value of contaminated properties and shield a purchaser from environmental liability.  This presentation will provide an overview of environmental liabilities and reveal practical solutions to facilitate a sale of the encumbered real property.

      Speakers: 
      James P. Rigano, Esq., Rigano, LLC (Melville, NY)
      Nicholas C. Rigano, Esq.,  Rigano LLC (Melville, NY)

      Chair: Scott H. Bernstein, Esq., Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP (New York, NY)
      Incoming Chair: Matthew V. Spero, Esq., Rivkin Radler LLP (Uniondale, NY)

      Franchise, Distribution & Licensing Law Committee 

      Details to follow - Check back soon!

      Chair: Justin M. Klein, Esq., Marks & Klein, LLP (Red Bank, NJ)

      Securities Regulation Committee & Private Investment Funds Subcommittee

      Our panelists will include Tram Nguyen and John Nowak of Paul Hastings. They will discuss FCPA enforcement matters and gift and entertainment restrictions, among other current topics. Additional details will follow. 

      Technology & Venture Law Committee

      Recent Developments in Non-Compete Law as They Affect Venture Backed Companies

      Speaker:  Jocelyn Jacobson, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC (New York, NY)

      Chair: Peter W. Rothberg, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC (New York, NY)

      Additional details will follow.


      Register Today!


      For Public Officials: The New York State Bar Association is registered with the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics pursuant to the Lobbying Act to engage in lobbying activities. Consequently, public officials cannot accept certain benefits from the Association. Further information can be obtained by contacting an official's agency ethics officer or the Association at (518) 463-3200. 

      Tuition Assistance: New York State Bar Association members and non-members may receive financial aid to attend this program. Under this policy, anyone who requires financial aid may apply in writing, not later than ten working days prior to the program, explaining the basis of his/her hardship, and if approved, can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. To apply, please contact: Stephanie Bugos, New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 or sbugos@nysba.org.

      QUESTIONS?

      Contact businesslaw@nysba.org or call Kathy Plog at (518) 487-5681.

    • Free Program Archives: Crowdfunding and Cybercrime

      MISSED OUR 2016 ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM? 

      Never fear... We recorded it!

      Now available free for Business Law and Corporate Counsel Section members. (If you're not a Business Law Section member... Why not join? Dues are just $25 with NYSBA membership. Join online, or call 800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm)


      PART 1: CROWDFUNDING: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS AFTER REALLY TRYING TO RAISE CAPITAL

      All the general business lawyer needs to know about Crowdfunding but is too busy to ask

      Crowdfunding AM16

      Presented by the Business Law Section at the NYSBA Annual Meeting in New York City, January 27, 2016. 

      1.5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys
      Those who attended the live presentation are not eligible to receive credit twice.

      So your client wants to use Crowdfunding to raise capital . . . A practical presentation in the form of a client conference to explore how businesses can raise capital under the SEC's new crowdfunding regulations. This presentation is designed primarily for the general business law practitioner representing small businesses or small investors.

      > ACCESS THE RECORDING

      Business Law Section Member Access Instructions: Please log in to your NYSBA member record before attempting to access the recording. Once you do so, the "Your Price" listing at the bottom of the page of the access link will show as $0. Add the program to your cart and check out as you would for an ordinary purchase, but you will not be asked for payment, and you will not be charged (BLS members only). Non-Section members will be charged the member/non-member fees indicated.

      For log-in assistance, visit the log-in help page, or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452 (M-F, 8am-5pm).


      PART 2: CYBERCRIME - BEFORE AND AFTER

      Key Legal and Strategic Considerations and Practical Tips on How Organizations Can Navigate Issues of Civil Liability, Regulatory Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution.

      Presented by the Corporate Counsel Section at the NYSBA Annual Meeting in New York City, January 27, 2016. 

      2.0 credits in Areas of Professional Practice for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys
      Those who attended the live presentation are not eligible to receive credit twice.

      > ACCESS THE RECORDING

      Business Law Section Member Access Instructions: Please log in to your NYSBA member record before attempting to access the recording. Once you do so, the "Your Price" listing at the bottom of the page of the access link will show as $0. Add the program to your cart and check out as you would for an ordinary purchase, but you will not be asked for payment, and you will not be charged (BLS members only). Non-Section members will be charged the member/non-member fees indicated.

      For log-in assistance, visit the log-in help page, or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452 (M-F, 8am-5pm).

    • Program Archive: Doing Business in New York

      Recorded October 14, 2016: Business Law Section and Corporate Counsel Section Fall Meeting, Albany, NY

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      Total Credits: 1.5 in Areas of Professional Practice, for experienced attorneys only (admitted more than 2 years).

      Presented by the NYSBA Business Law Section on October 14, 2016, at the Business Law/Corporate Counsel Sections' Joint Fall Meeting in Albany, "Doing Business in NYS: Challenges & Opportunities."

      Topics:

      • I'm Not Lobbying; or Am I?: An overview of New York State's Lobbying Act
      • You Don't Know What You Don't Know: Challenges of Doing Business in New York State

      Also included - a look at NYSBA's Legislative Program and the Department of Governmental Relations (non-CLE bonus segment)

      NYSBA Member price: $50 | Non-Member Price: $75
      Business Law Section or Corporate Counsel Section Member Price: $35

      Not a member of the Business Law or Corporate Counsel Sections? Dues are only $25 (Business) and $30 (Corporate Counsel) per year with NYSBA membership. Join today to save on this program! Join online: Corporate Counsel | Business Law or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452.

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      See also: Emerging Technology, Automation and Ethics (Corporate Counsel Section panel recorded October 14/2016)
      1.5 MCLE credits in Ethics, for experienced attorneys - Discount for Business Law Section and Corporate Counsel Section members


      Bonus segment (Free)
      Keynote Luncheon Address: "Building Smarter Cities: Trends, Research & Lessons Learned"
      Speaker: Meghan Cook, Program Director for the Center of Technology in Government, University at Albany
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    • Program Archive: 2016 Public Utility Law Institute

      RECORDED PROGRAM: 2016 PUBLIC UTILITY LAW INSTITUTE

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      6.0 Total MCLE Credits: 4.0 in Areas of Professional Practice; 2.0 in Ethics and Professionalism (for experienced attorneys only)

      The 2016 Public Utility Law Institute was presented by the Public Utility Law Committee of the Business Law Section on April 7, 2016. Co-Sponsored by: Environmental Law Section and Local and State Government Law Section

      MCLE Topics:

      • Decision on Verizon FOIL Request
      • State and Federal Jurisdiction Issues
      • Clean Power Plan
      • Ethics

      TWO FREE BONUS SEGMENTS! (non-CLE)

      Cost:
      NYSBA Member Price: $200 | Non-Member Price: $300
      Section Member Price: $90 (Member of the Business LawLocal and State Government Law or Environmental Law Sections)

      Details and Purchase >

      Not a member of the Business Law Section? NYSBA members can join for just $25. Join online or call 800-582-2452.


  • 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 businesslaw@nysba.org.

    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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  • Community

    New! Business Law Section Private Online Professional Community

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    We are pleased to announce the launch of an Internet-based private online professional Community for the Business Law Section. We invite you to participate. Members of our Section run the gamut from law students and newly admitted attorneys who are just finding their way all the way to national and international experts in many categories of business law. We want all of you to share your experiences and your knowledge while also being free to ask questions of others in the Section and participating in the intellectual discourse we hope to generate. 

    The Community is private for BLS members only. (Not a member? Dues are only $25/year with NYSBA membership: Join here.) Commercial search engines are excluded and only BLS members can search the site or identify other members.

    As an exciting additional feature of the BLS Community, we have created sub-Communities for our practice area committees. If you are a member of the BLS, you can access all of the committee discussions and information. If you join that committee, you can post on that committee’s sub-Community. You can also elect to get real time or daily summary emails of all new discussion posts on the BLS Community and any sub-Communities you select.

    Learn about NYSBA's private online professional Communities (video)

    View FAQs about the Business Law Section Community (PDF)

    > Enter the Business Law Section Community