Business Law Institute 2016

September 2016
 
Business Law Institute 2016
 
Co-sponsored by the Business Law and Tax Law Sections of the Colorado Bar Association
 
 
Program Highlights:
 
Plenary Sessions Include:
 
- Case Law and Legislative Recent Developments
- Update from the Secretary of State’s Office
- Panel Presentation: Business Documents and Document Drafting from the Perspective of Litigators – The Big Blunders!
- Panel Presentation: The Life Cycle of Litigation — Avoiding (or Managing) a Trainwreck!
- Attorney for the Organization: Legal and Ethical Issues
- Panel Presentation: The Life and Death of an LLC — Formation, Operations and Dissolution
   
Plus, Choose from the Following Breakout Session Topics:
 
- Top Antitrust Cases and Trends in 2016
- A Case Study in Social Enterprise and Alternative Financing Structures
- The Ins and Outs of Financial Covenants in Loan Agreements
- Employment Law Update: Significant Developments  and Trends
- Purchasing Assets out of Bankruptcy (with an Emphasis on Oil and Gas Properties)
- Potential Liability of Companies for Patent Infringement by Their Vendors, Contractors and Customers after Akamai
- Employment Law Myths and Realities
- What Business Lawyers Need to Know When Advising Their Business Clients About Data Breaches
- Intellectual Property Pitfalls in International Transactions
- Understanding Employee Incentive and Perks
- Top Cross Border Legal Issues
- Corporate Concepts and Other Potential  Missteps  in LLC Agreements
- AgriFinance Pitfalls and Traps
- The Law & Ethics of Negotiation: What Business Lawyers Should Know
- Who is Your Beneficial Owner? Implications of FinCEN's Customer Due Diligence Rule on Financial Institutions and Beyond
- Representing Distressed Companies
- Practice Tips, Trends, and Developments for External Counsel Representing Businesses
- The Accidental Franchise
- Special District Formation – Recent Tax Issues
- NEW Banking Regulations Changing the Escrow Agreement World for M&A Transactions
- Ethical Dilemmas: Intersection of Business Lawyers and the Cannabis Industry
   
Program Description:
 
Because your business law practice is affected by recent developments and trends in case law, legislation, rules and regulations, take two days and get updated on the latest at the 2016 Institute. During those same two days, choose from 21 different breakout sessions and get invaluable information on topics of greatest interest to you, AND receive materials for ALL breakout sessions.
 
The Institute is your "don't miss" business law event of the year. You will come away from this intense learning experience, not only with increased knowledge and comprehensive course materials, but new resources for you to turn to when advising your clients. You and your clients will benefit from your participation in the Institute for months and years to come.
 
Register Now to Enhance Your Knowledge and Skills!
 
 
CANCELLATIONS: If you are unable to attend, please notify CBA-CLE by September 9th and we will gladly refund your tuition in full, or you may transfer your tuition to another party. Automatic transfers to the audio home study are NOT available for this program. Cancellations after 5 pm on September 9th will be refunded less a $100 cancellation fee.  
   
 
Business Law Institute 2016 Confirmed Sponsors:  
 
Platinum
JAMS  
 
 
Silver
 
 
Sponsorship opportunities are available! For more information, please contact Melissa Higham at mhigham@cobar.org  
     

Thursday, September 15 - DAY ONE
 
8:15am  
Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
8:45am
Introduction and Welcome
Sarah Steinbeck Adelson, Esq., Holland & Hart LLP, Chair, Colorado Bar Association Business Law Section, and Gary Abrams, Executive Director, Colorado Bar Association CLE
 
PLENARY SESSIONS
 
8:55am
Case Law and Legislative Recent Developments: The Business Lawyer’s Essential Update
This session will identify important case law and legislative developments over the past year and explain how these developments impact how you advise clients
Presented by Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr., Esq., and Trevor Crow, Esq.
 
9:55am
Update from the Secretary of State's Office
A look at developments impacting businesses and their counsel
Presented by Carla Hoke, Legal Analyst, Business and Licensing Division, Secretary of State's Office
 
10:15am
Morning Networking Break – Please Visit Sponsors
 
10:30am
Business Documents and Document Drafting from the Perspective of Litigators – The Big Blunders!
A Panel Presentation
Common Traps
Critical Clauses
Problem Areas
Presented by Steven Kelso, Esq., Clare Pennington, Esq., Daniel Reilly, Esq., and David Schaller, Esq.
 
11:20am
The Life Cycle of Litigation – Avoiding (or Managing) a Trainwreck!
A Panel Presentation
Litigation Realities that Non-litigators Often Misunderstand
Managing Business Persons' First Litigation Experiences
Presented by Steven Kelso, Esq., Clare Pennington, Esq., Daniel Reilly, Esq., and David Schaller, Esq.
 
12:10pm
Lunch on Your Own – Please Visit Sponsors
 
Day One Breakout Sessions:
 
1:20-2:10pm
Breakout Session A
Option 1: Top Antitrust Cases and Trends in 2016
Option 2: NEW Banking Regulations Changing the Escrow Agreement World for M&A Transactions
Option 3: The Ins and Outs of Financial Covenants in Loan Agreements
 
2:15-3:05PM
Breakout Session B:
Option 1: Employment Law Update: Significant Developments and Trends  
Option 2: Purchasing Assets out of Bankruptcy (With an Emphasis on Oil and Gas Properties)
Option 3:Potential Liability of Companies for Patent Infringement by their Vendors, Contractors and Customers after Akamai: How To Minimize
 
3:05-3:20pm
Afternoon Networking Break – Please Visit Sponsors
 
3:20-4:10pm
Breakout Session C
Option 1: Employment Law Myths and Realities
Option 2: What Business Lawyers Need to Know When Advising Their Business Clients About Data Breaches
Option 3: Intellectual Property Pitfalls in International Transactions
 
4:15-5:05pm
Breakout Session D
Option 1: Understanding Employee Incentives and Perks
Option 2: Who is Your Beneficial Owner? Implications of FinCEN's Customer Due Diligence Rule on Financial Institutions and Beyond
Option 3: Corporate Concepts and Other Potential Missteps  in LLC Agreements
 
5:05pm
Adjourn to Networking Reception/ Wine/Beer Tasting
 
 
Friday, September 16 – DAY TWO
 
8:30am    
Continental Breakfast & Visit with Sponsors
 
9:00am
Welcome Back
G. Brent Coan, Esq., Coan, Payton & Payne LLC, Vice Chair, Colorado Bar Association Business Law Section, and Gary Abrams, Executive Director, Colorado Bar Association CLE
 
9:10am
PLENARY SESSIONS
 
Attorney for the Organization: Legal and Ethical Issues 1 Ethics Credit
A discussion of the issues confronting an attorney who represents an organization, including:
- Dealing with Constituents of the Organization
- The Attorney’s Role in the Case of Internal Disputes and Derivative Litigation
- The Attorney’s Rights and Duties on the Change of Ownership of the Organization
Presented by Robert Keatinge,  Esq.
 
10:10am
Morning Networking Break – Please Visit Sponsors
 
10:25am
The Life and Death of an LLC: Formation, Operations and Dissolution
This panel will address issues arising during the life of an LLC from birth through death, including reporting requirements, tax and securities considerations, ongoing LLC maintenance and responsibilities, membership interest transfers, litigation and bankruptcy matters.
Presented by Blake Callaway, Esq., Trevor Crow, Esq., Matthew Faga, Esq., Carla Hoke, Legal Analyst, Business and Licensing Division, Secretary of State Office, and Lucas Ritchie, Esq.
 
12:00pm
Lunch on Your Own
 
1:00-1:50pm
Breakout Session E
Option 1: AgriFinance Pitfalls and Traps: What the Lender Wanted to Know Before Closing the Loan
Option 2: The Law & Ethics of Negotiation: What Business Lawyers Should Know
Option 3: Top Cross Border Legal Issues
 
1:55-2:45pm
Breakout Session F
Option 1: Representing Distressed Companies
Option 2: Practice Tips, Trends, and Developments for External Counsel Representing Businesses
Option 3: The Accidental Franchise
 
2:45pm
Networking break – Last Chance to Visit Sponsors
 
3:00-3:50pm
Breakout Session G
Option 1: Special District Formation – Recent Tax Issues
Option 2: A Case Study in Social Enterprise and Alternative Financing Structures
Option 3: Ethical Dilemmas: Intersection of Business Lawyers and the Cannabis Industry
 
3:40pm
Adjourn
Location Information
Marriott City Center Hotel
1701 California Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Registration Fees
Non Member $459.00
CBA Member $399.00
ACC Member $379.00
CBA Business Law Section Member $379.00
CBA Tax Law Section Member $379.00
CBA Young Lawyers Division $299.00
New Lawyer Edge Partner $199.50
CLEACCESSPASS---ELITE Pass Holder $199.00
  • General Credits: 14.00
  • Ethics Credits: 3.00
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- Engaging Panel Presentations, Invaluable Ethics  Sessions, and 21 Breakouts Featured at 2 -Day Business Law Institute in Denver,  September 15-16
- Annual Institute Addresses Recent Legal Developments, Hot Topics and Essentials for Business Lawyers
- Choose from over Twenty Different Breakout Sessions at the Business Law Institute, and Get Invaluable Information on Topics of Greatest Interest to You, AND, Receive Materials from ALL Breakout Sessions