Business Law Section Curriculum

The Business Law Section, with a membership of approximately 4,300, is one of the largest Sections of the New York State Bar Association. Its members consist of attorneys whose practice involves some aspect of commerce or finance although the focus of the practice of the members is quite diverse – ranging from securities to consumer finance. To accommodate this breadth of practice, the Business Law Section is composed of committees which offer the practitioner with commercial clients information in such diverse areas as: Bankruptcy, Banking, Corporations Law, Franchise Distribution and Licensing, Derivatives and Structured Products, Securities Regulation and the constantly evolving area of Technology and Venture Law. These Committees hold separate meetings for the purpose of reviewing current developments in their areas. Members enjoy the benefits of participating in discussions relating to breaking developments in the business and financial services world and the opportunity to also expand their personal network of contacts within the profession. Attendance at committee meetings and other scheduled Section meetings can also serve to fulfill MCLE requirements.

Upcoming Programs
The Purchase and Sale of a Business
Friday, March 20, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | NYC

Business Arbitration and Mediation 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. | NYC


Beginner Business Law CLE Program
Update 2019
Avoiding Contract Drafting Landmines (2019)

Business Law Basics 2019
Business Law Basics: Fill in the Gaps (Spring 2018)
Nuts & Bolts of Contract Drafting (2018) 
Internet Law Update (2018)
Debt Collections and Enforcement of Money Judgments | March 2018 
New York Not-For-Profit Organizations Practice Symposium: From Basics to Hot Topics | November 30, 2017 | Albany 
Buying or Selling a Small Business | December 6, 2017 | Albany, NY 
LLC's and Corporations: Tax & Legal Planning Considerations 
The Non-Tax Lawyer's Guide to Tax Law 2017
Crowdfunding - What New York Lawyer's Need to Know 
Intellectual Property - Copyright 101

Business & Corporate Law (2016)

Introduction to Equity Crowdfunding Under the JOBS Act (2016) 

Business Organizations: Tax & Legal Aspects Compared (2015) 

Introduction to Bitcoin (2014) 


Bridging the Gap Segments
Representing the Small Business of Start-Up Venture in NY 2019
Internet Law Update for Lawyers
Representing the Start-Up Venture Part I (Fall 2018
)
Representing the Start-Up Venture Part II (Fall 2018) 
Representing a Start Up Business – Ethical Considerations for New York Lawyers
Accounting for Lawyers 101 | Understanding and Reviewing Financial Statements

Advising the Small Business Owner on Employee Handbooks, Commercial Leasing and Financing
Crowdfunding | What New York Lawyers Need to Know When Advising Clients


Intermediate Business Law CLE Programs 
Representing the Veterans Before the Veterans Administration 2019 Part 1 and Part 2
the GDPR at One Year 2019 

U.S. Immigration Law 
Public Utility Law 2019 
Privacy Law Developments Impacting Social Media Presence Management for Businesses (2018)
Breach of Fiduciary Duty 2017

Representing the Startup Business in NY 2017 | November 16, 2017 (Part 1) and December 4, 2017 (Part 2)
 | NYC
Representing the Startup Venture 2016
 
"Sweat Equity" in Startups and Early Stage Businesses 

Advanced Level Business Law CLE Programs
Taking on Dodd-Frank (2014) 


Publications
Business/Corporate Banking Law Practice, 2018-2019
Michele A. Santucci, Esq. 
Leona Beane, Esq. 
Richard V. D'Alessandro, Esq. 
Sarah E. Gold, Esq. 
Professor Ronald David Greenberg 
Thomas O. Rice, Esq. 

Limited Liability Companies, 2018-2019
Michele A. Santucci, Esq. 

Sales and Use Tax and the NY Construction Industry - 3rd Edition
Brian G. Cunningham, Esq.


Relevant Book and Form Products of Interest for Business Law
PSS: Business/Corporate and Banking Law Practice, 2018-2019 (Print Edition) 
PSS: Business/Corporate and Banking Law Practice, 2018-2019 (E-Book) 
Buying and Selling a Small Business (Downloadable Forms) 
Contesting New York State Tax Assessments, 4th Edition (Print) 
Contesting New York State Tax Assessments, 4th Edition (E-Book) 
Corporate and Partnership (Downloadable Forms) 
PSS: Limited Liability Companies, 2018-2019 (Print Edition) 
PSS: Limited Liability Companies, 2018-2019 (E-Book) 
Limited Liability Companies (Downloadable Forms) 
New York Contract Law: A Guide for Non-New York Attorneys (Print) 
New York Contract Law: A Guide for Non-New York Attorneys (E-Book) 
Sales and Use Tax and the New York Construction Industry, 3rd Edition (Print)
Sales and Use Tax and the New York Construction Industry, 3rd Edition (E-Book) 
New York Antitrust and Consumer Protection Law (Print) 
New York Antitrust and Consumer Protection Law (E-Book) 


Learn more about the Business Law Section HERE