Business Law Institute 2015

October 2015
 
Business Law Institute 2015
 
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: Social Responsibility - Doing Good While Also Making Money and Protecting Owner Interests
- Ethics: Real World Ethical Dilemmas and Malpractice Claims Transactional Attorneys Face
- What Business Lawyers Do That Litigators Love: Your Worst Nightmares
 
Plus, Choose from the Following Breakout Session Topics:
 
- Fair Use and Best Practices for Obtaining Permissions to Use Third Party Content
- Oil and Gas  Bankruptcies
- Forming Early Stage Companies
- Funding Early Stage Companies
- Employment Law Update
- Update - EB5 Financing and Foreign Investors
- Effective Arbitration Advocacy: It's Not an Oxymoron
- Colorado's Crowdfunding Act – Effective August 5, 2015
- The Do's and Don'ts of Transactional Document Drafting
- Tax Traps in Forming, Operating and Dissolving LLCs
- Marijuana Investments and Commercial Banking
- Recent Developments in Public and Private Offerings of Securities - SEC Regulation A and Reg D
- Financial Statement Anatomy for Lawyers
- Protecting Your Buying and Selling Clients from Potential Liability by Performing Cyber Due Diligence During the M&A Process
- Commercial Insurance: What Lawyers Need to Know
- Enforceability and Advisability of Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation and Confidentiality Agreements in Colorado
- Cross Border Work: Best Practices and Key Topics of Interest Plus Trans-Pacific Partnership and Other Agreements
- Know What to Do When Your Client Receives a Tax Audit or Collection Letter
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems: A Drone Law Overview for Business Lawyers!
- Structuring Equity Compensation
- Ethics and the Business Lawyer: Back to the Future
 
Program Description:
 
Take two days and get updated on the latest in new laws, new cases, and new developments affecting your business law practice. 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 from ALL breakout sessions whether or not you attend.
 
The Institute is the “can’t miss” business law event of the year. It offers you an intense learning experience plus opportunities to network with your colleagues and an expert faculty. You will also get materials that you will benefit from for months and years to come.
  
 
CANCELLATIONS: If you are unable to attend, please notify CBA-CLE by October 21st 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 October 21st will be refunded less a $100 cancellation fee.
 
 
Business Law Institute 2015 Confirmed Sponsors:
 
Platinum
 
Gold
 
 
Silver
 
 
Sponsorship opportunities are available! For more information, please contact Melissa Higham at mhigham@cobar.org
 

Agenda:
 
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - DAY ONE
 
8:30am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
9:00am
Introduction and Welcome
Sarah Steinbeck Adelson, Esq., Chair, Colorado Bar Association Business Law Section, and Gary Abrams, Executive Director, Colorado Bar Association CLE
 
PLENARY SESSIONS:
 
9:10am
Case Law and Legislative Recent Developments
Presented by Professor  J. Robert Brown, Jr., Chauncey Wilson Memorial Research Chair, and Professor Celia Taylor (invited)
 
10:10am
Update from the Secretary of State's Office
Presented by Colorado Secretary of State Wayne W. Williams, and Carla Hoke, Legal Analyst, Business and Licensing Division
 
10:30am
Morning Networking Break
 
10:45am
What Business Lawyers Do That Litigators Love: Your Worst Nightmares - A Panel Presentation
Panelists
- Steven Kelso, Esq.
- Clare Pennington, Esq.
- Larry Pozner, Esq.
- David Schaller, Esq.
 
12:15pm
Lunch on Your Own
 
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: - 1:20-2:10pm
 
SESSION 1:
Fair Use and Best Practices for Obtaining Permissions to Use Third Party Content
Presented by Jon Tandler Esq.
 
SESSION 2:
Oil and Gas  Bankruptcies
Presented by Donald Allen, Esq.
 
SESSION 3:
Forming Early Stage Companies
Presented by David Babiarz, Esq., Trevor Crow, Esq., and Joel Jacobson, Esq.
 
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: - 2:15-3:05pm
 
SESSION 4:
Employment Law Update: Keep Your Company Clients in Compliance with These Developments
Presented by Todd J. McNamara, Esq., and Judith (Jude) Biggs, Esq.
 
SESSION 5:
Update - EB5 Financing and Foreign Investors
Presented by Gil Rosenthal, Esq., and Joshua Kerstein, Esq.
 
SESSION 6:
FUNDING Early Stage Companies
Presented by David Babiarz, Esq., Trevor Crow, Esq., and Joel Jacobson, Esq.
 
3:05-3:20pm
Afternoon Networking Break
 
BREAKOUT SESSIONS CONTINUED: - 3:20-4:10pm
 
SESSION 7:
Effective Arbitration Advocacy:  It's Not an Oxymoron!
Presented by Honorable Norman Haglund, Honorable James Miller, and Collie Norman, Esq., Mediators and Arbitrators
 
SESSION 8:
Colorado's Crowdfunding Act – Effective August 5, 2015
Presented by Colorado Deputy Securities Commissioner Lillian Alves, and Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr., Esq.
 
SESSION 9:
The Do's and Don'ts of Transactional Document Drafting
Presented by Professor Amy Bauer
 
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: - 4:15-5:05pm
 
SESSION 10:
Tax Traps in Forming, Operating and Dissolving LLCs
Presented by Tyler Murray, Esq.
 
SESSION 11:
Marijuana Investments and Commercial Banking
Presented by S. Lee Terry, Jr., Esq.
 
SESSION 12:
Recent Developments in Public and Private Offerings of Securities - SEC Regulation A and Reg D
Presented by Reid Godbolt, Esq.
 
5:05pm
Adjourn to Networking Reception
 
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - DAY TWO
 
8:30am
Continental Breakfast
 
9:00am
Welcome Back
 
9:10am
PLENARY SESSIONS
 
Ethics: Real World Ethical Dilemmas and Malpractice Claims Transactional Attorneys Face
Presented by Nancy Cohen, Esq.
 
10:00am
Morning Networking Break
 
10:15am
A Panel Presentation - Social Responsibility - Doing Good While Also Making Money and Protecting Owner Interests - A Panel Presentation
- Profit Maximization
- Social Responsibility
- Organizations Designed to Provide a Public Benefit
 
Panelists:
E. Lee Reichert, Esq., Chief Legal Officer, Molson Coors International
Richard Mitchell,  Esq., Executive Director, The PIER Institute
Jason Wiener, Esq.
Elizabeth Prendergast, Esq.
 
Moderated by Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr., Esq.
 
11:30am
Lunch on Your Own
 
DAY 2 BREAKOUT SESSIONS: - 1:00-1:50 pm
 
SESSION 13:
Financial Statement Anatomy for Lawyers
Presented by Professor Stacey Bowers
 
SESSION 14:
Protecting Your Buying and Selling Clients from Potential Liability by Performing Cyber Due Diligence During the M&A Process
Presented by Mitch Tanenbaum, Information Risk Strategy Consulting, and John Lonnquist, Esq.
 
SESSION 15:
Commercial Insurance:  What Lawyers Need to Know
Presented by Don Aberbook Esq., Risk Management Consultant/In-House Counsel
 
DAY 2 BREAKOUT SESSIONS: - 1:55-2:45pm
 
SESSION 16:
The Enforceability and Advisability of Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation and Confidentiality Agreements in Colorado
Presented by Chris Ottele, Esq.
 
SESSION 17:
Cross Border Work:  Best Practices and Key Topics of Interest
Presented by Robert Attai, Esq., and Tyler Rauert, Esq.
 
Trans-Pacific Partnership and Other Agreements
Presented by Tyler Rauert, Esq.
 
SESSION 18:
Know What to Do When Your Client Receives a Tax Audit or Collection Letter
Presented by Nicholas Richards, Esq.
 
2:45-3:00pm
Afternoon Networking Break
 
DAY 2 BREAKOUT SESSIONS CONTINUED: - 3:00-3:50pm
 
SESSION 19:
Unmanned Aircraft Systems:  A Drone Law Overview for Business Lawyers
Presented by Thomas J. Dougherty, Esq.
 
SESSION 20:
Structuring Equity Compensation
Presented by Allen Sparkman, Esq.
 
SESSION 21:
Ethics and the Business Lawyer:  Back to the Future
Presented by Cecil Morris, Esq.
 
3:50pm
Adjourn
 
 
Location Information
Grand Hyatt Denver Downtown
1750 Welton 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 Member $199.50
CLEACCESSPASS---ELITE Pass Holder $199.00
  • General Credits: 13.00
  • Ethics Credits: 2.00
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  • Thought Provoking Panel Presentations, Invaluable Ethics Sessions, and 21 Breakouts  Featured at 2 Day Business Law Institute in Denver, October 28-29
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    Annual  Institute Addresses Recent Legal Developments, Hot Topics and Essentials for Business Lawyers
     
    Choose Twenty-One 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 Whether You Attend Them or Not.