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BUSINESS LAW SECTION MEETING

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 3.50 (Professional Practice 3.50)
Regent, 2nd Floor
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Register for the 2019 Annual Meeting Here or Download The Registration Form Here.

9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, and Vote on Nominating Committee Slate 
Peter W. LaVigne, Esq. | Business Law Section Chair 
Drew Jaglom, Esq. | Program Chair 

9:10 - 10:25 a.m. Proposed Recommendations for Changes to the New York Limited Liability Law: An Update from the Business Law Section's Study Group (1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice) 
• An examination of current law governing New York LLCs 
• Pitfalls for the unwary business lawyer 
• A comparison of LLC statutes in other states, other related law, and the issues our study group is examining  

Panelists: 
Matthew J. Moisan, Esq
. | LeClairRyan 
Prof. Meredith R. Miller | Touro Law Center 
Bruce A. Rich, Esq. | Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP 

10:25 – 10:40 a.m. Break 

10:40 – 11:40 a.m. Update on New York and Federal Business Law Developments (Part 1) (1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice) 
• S. 8612 – A Case Study in Legislative Complexity  
• Not-for-Profit Corporations Update 
• Update on the SEC’s Fiduciary Rule Proposals 
• Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law  

Panelists: 
Michael A. de Freitas Esq. | 
William C. Moran & Associates, PC 
David A. Goldstein, Esq. | Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP 
Peter W. LaVigne, Esq. | Goodwin Procter LLP 
Tram N. Nguyen, Esq. | Paul Hastings LLP 
Matthew V. Spero, Esq. | Rivkin Radler LLP 

11:40 – 12:30 p.m. Update on New York and Federal Business Law Developments (Part 2) (1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice)
• Recent Developments in Derivatives and Structured Products Law  
• Recent Developments in Venture Capital Law  
• Recent Developments in M&A Transactions 
• Recent Developments in Public Utility Law  

Panelists: 
Julia A. Hueckel, Esq.
 | Bank of America
Christopher S. Edwards, Esq. | Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC 
David R. Lallouz, Esq. | Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP 
George M. Pond, Esq. | Barclay Damon LLP 

View program flyer (PDF) 

Lunch (Separate registration required) | 12:30-1:45 p.m. | Details and registration 

Committee meetings (Open to all members; separate registration required) | 1:45-5:00 p.m. | Details and registration(separate from Annual Meeting registration) 
Banking Law Committee | Bankruptcy Law Committee | Mergers and Acquisitions Committee | Not-for-Profit Corporations Law Committee | Securities Regulation Committee | Technology and Venture Law Committee 


BUSINESS LAW SECTION COMMITTEE MEETINGS AT ANNUAL MEETING

January 16, 2019 (Wednesday)

All meetings are at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 

9:00 a.m .- 12:30 p.m.    Business Law Section MCLE program (details and registration)

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.   Reception and luncheon (details and registration)

1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.     Committee meetings (registration)

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

Committee Session 1 (choose one) | 1:45-3:15 p.m.
Banking Law Committee | Bryant, 2nd floor
Mergers and Acquisitions Committee | Midtown, 4th floor
Not-for-Profit Corporations Law Committee | Clinton, 2nd floor

Committee Session 2 (choose one) | 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Bankruptcy Law Committee | Hilton Board Room, 4th floor
Securities Regulation Committee | Murray Hill East, 2nd floor
Technology and Venture Law Committee | East, 4th floor

REGISTER FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

There is no charge for NYSBA members to attend this Committee program ($25 for non-members, or contact businesslaw@nysba.org to inquire about attending as a first-time guest). 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 BUSJA19, 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 

COMMITTEE MEETING DESCRIPTIONS (ALPHABETICAL)


Banking Law Committee
 | 1:45-3:15 p.m.
• Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Reform - Warren W. Traiger, Esq., BuckleySandler LLP, New York, NY: Topics - CRA exploring facelift as it enters its 5th decade; OCC revised Policies and Procedures Manual; OCC Stands Alone, Breaking 40 Years’ Practice; The ANPR: OCC CRA reform recommendations; Preliminary Overview of ANPR Comments
• GDPR, the new California Consumer Privacy Act, and monetizing data - Anna M. Rudawski, Esq., Norton Rose Fulbright, New York, NY:  Discussion on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); The new California Consumer Privacy Act and how this law will bring the EU approach stateside; Opportunities and challenges that come with monetizing data in this new regulatory climate. This program offers 1.5 CLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys.

Bankruptcy Law Committee | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Topic: 2018: The Bankruptcy Year in Review
Speakers:
Adam Wofse, Esq.
 | LaMonica Herbst & Mainscalco, LLP |  Wantagh, NY
Matthew V. Spero, Esq. (Committee Chair) | Rivkin Radler LLP | Uniondale, NY
This will be a non-CLE presentation.

Mergers and Acquisitions Committee | 1:45-3:15 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the NYSBA Committee on Cannabis Law
Topic: Mergers & Acquisitions in Cannabis
This emerging industry has received a plethora of press recently and a panel including U.S. and Canadian lawyers, investment bankers and institutional investors will discuss trends and developments in the space. It is a great opportunity for those curious about the developing field as well as experienced M&A lawyers to learn more about what should be one of the most talked about industries of 2019. This will be a non-CLE presentation.
Speakers:
James Rieger, Tannenbaum Helpen Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
Roy Bingham, CEO, BDS Analytics
Harrison S. Phillips, CFA, Vice President, Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC
Jeffrey Schultz, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer,  Navy Capital Green Management, LLC
Jon Trauben, Partner, Altitude Investment Management, LLC

Not-for-Profit Corporations Law Committee | 1:45-3:15 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Real Property Law Section's Committee on Not-for-Profit Entities and Concerns
Topic: A View from the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau
James Sheehan, Charities Bureau Chief, will be our featured speaker. In addition to Charities Bureau Chief Sheehan’s presentation, a portion of the program will focus specifically on the work of the Charities Bureau Transactions Section. This program will offer 1.5 CLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys.

Securities Regulation Committee | 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Topic: 2018 Securities Litigation Update
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 2018, including the impact these decisions might have on practitioners and courts in 2019 and beyond. Joining him as speakers are Collin Rose, Esq. and Mina Chang, Esq., also of Skadden. This program offers 1.5 CLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys.

Technology and Venture Law Committee | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Topic: Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Law
(1) eDiscovery, diligence and artificial intelligence; (2) Transactional aspects of what corporate attorneys who represent artificial intelligence companies need to be thinking about from A-Z when the client contemplates a future financing; (3) Practical uses of artificial intelligence for lawyers. This program offers 1.5 CLE credits in Law Practice Management for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys.
Speakers:
Everett Carbajal, Esq. | The Carbajal Law firm PC | New York, NY
Chris Edwards, Esq. (Committee Chair) | Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC | New York, NY

Recorded April 20, 2018 in New York City

BUSINESS LAW BASICS: FILL IN THE GAPS 2018

6.5 MCLE Credits in Areas of Professional Practice

New to the practice area or just need a refresher? This program is structured for those new to the practice as well as seasoned business law attorneys who want to fill in the gaps of their business law knowledge. It provides a wide-ranging overview of business law topics, including:

  • Business Organizations
  • Anti-Money Laundering / Bank Security Act (AML/BSA) Compliance
  • Franchise Law
  • Derivatives & Securities
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Not-For-Profit Law

Cost: $75 Business Law Section members (or purchase individual segments for $10 per credit)*
$175 NYSBA members / $275 Non-members

*Not a member of the Business Law Section? Dues are only $25 with NYSBA membership. Join today to save on this program! Join online, or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452. 

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Recorded October 13, 2017 at the Business Law Section's Fall Meeting, New York, NY

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FINANCIAL REGULATION AND DEREGULATION: WHAT’S NEXT?


6.0 MCLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice
 
This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York State for experienced attorneys only (admitted more than 2 years).

  • The Future of Financial Services Regulation
  • Changes in Banking Regulation in the New Administration
  • The Impact of FinTech Innovations on the Delivery of Financial Services
  • Securities Regulation, Deregulation and Enforcement

Speakers: James P. Bergin, Federal Reserve Bank of New York | David W. Blass, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett | Prof. John C. Coffee, Columbia Law School | Robert L. D. Colby, FINRA | Edward G. Eisert, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe | Ashby G. Hilsman,  FDIC | Daniel S. Kahl, SEC OCIE | Roberta Kotkin, New York Bankers Association | Peter W. LaVigne, Goodwin Procter | Katherine C. Milgram, NYS Office of the Attorney General | Richard H. Neiman, Lending Club | Anastasia T. Rockas, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom | Seth Rosenbloom, Betterment LLC | Jonathan H. Rushdoony, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency | Kathleen A. Scott, Norton Rose Fulbright US | Manisha M. Sheth, Esq., Executive Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice |  Subhankar Sinha, PwC | Valerie Szczepanik, Esq., U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission | Maria T. Vullo, Esq., NYS Department of Financial Services

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NYSBA Member price: $200 | Non-Member Price: $300
Business Law Section Member Price: $150

Not a member of the Business Law Section? Dues are only $25 a year with NYSBA membership. Join today to save on this program! Join online, or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452.

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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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.

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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).

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
Business Organizations Law Committee
Derivatives and Structured Products Law Committee
Diversity Committee
Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Committee
Insurance Law Committee
Legislative Affairs Committee
Mergers and Acquisitions 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

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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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)

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