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    Welcome to the Business Law Section!
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    Are you connected? Learn more about the Business Law Section's online Community - Free to members! (click image for details)
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    Business Law Section Annual Meeting Program - January 25, 2017
  • Crowdfunding AM16
    Free program recording for Business Law Section members! Crowdfunding: How to Succeed in Business after Really Trying to Raise Capital (click image for details)
  • Events
    • YLS Districts 3rd and 4th Holiday Party

      The Young Lawyers Section, Real Property Law Section and the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section present the Third and Fourth District Annual Holiday Event at the Pump Station in Albany

      The Third and Fourth Districts of the NYSBA Young Lawyers SectionReal Property Law Section and Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section will be co-sponsoring a holiday event at the Pump Station in Albany on Thursday, December 5th, from 5:30 - 8:30 PM. The Pump Station is conveniently located at 19 Quackenbush Square in Albany. There will be complimentary appetizers at the event, in addition to drink specials. 

      We do kindly ask everyone to bring an unwrapped toy that will be donated to the local chapter of Toys-for-Tots.

      This event will be a great opportunity to meet attorneys in the Capital Region and learn more about the Young Lawyers' Section, Real Property Law Section and Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section. We will be pleased to provide you with more information at the event regarding opportunities to become more active in the Sections. In addition, your donations will be for a worthwhile cause.

      In order to give us an accurate head count, please RSVP to yls@nysba.org by December 3, 2013.

      We hope to see you there!


    • Dec 21 2016 Securities Meeting

      Business Law Section Securities Regulation Committee Meeting Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Four Times Square New York, NY  10036 6522 6 30 p.m. Cocktails 6 50 p.m. Dinner Committee Administration 7 20 9 00

    • Business Law and Corporate Counsel Section Annual Meeting

      Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:00 AM
      9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      MCLE Credits TBA
      #nysba17

      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.
       

      Business Law Section: Ethics--The Attorney’s Role in Promoting a Strong Corporate Culture. 

      In the wake of the global financial crisis and recent well-publicized incidents of improper or unethical conduct in the business world, business lawyers and their clients are increasingly focusing their attention on the broader question of a corporation’s culture.  The concern is not merely whether the corporation is complying with an ever-increasing burden of law and regulation, but whether its internal culture promotes ethical behavior toward its stakeholders and mitigation of potential threats to its reputation.  Is the focus on short-term profit or service to its customers?  Are its employees given the proper incentives to assure they will act in the best longer term interests of the company?  Is there a “tone at the top” that emphasizes ethical behavior as well as compliance with law?  Companies are increasingly turning to their attorneys to address these and similar questions.  Our three distinguished panelists are recognized thought leaders and sought-after advisers who will share their insights from a lifetime of experience in dealing with these questions.

      H. Rodgin Cohen, Senior Chairman, Sullivan & Cromwell
      Thomas Baxter, Sullivan & Cromwell, formerly EVP and General Counsel, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
      Professor Bruce Green, Fordham Law School
      Moderator: David L. Glass, Macquarie Group Ltd.

      Corporate Counsel Section: Overzealous Employees and the Internal Investigation – What’s a Corporate Counsel to Do?
      Panel details to follow.

    • Free Program Archive: Crowdfunding

      MISSED OUR ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM ON CROWDFUNDING? 

      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)


      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

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      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).

    • Free Program Archive:Cybercrime

      MISSED the ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM ON CYBERCRIME? 

      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)


      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: 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.

    Read Now >

  • 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