On May 2, Labor & Employment chair Laurent Drogin and partner David Kleinmann will once again co-present a breakfast CLE program for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) in New York City. Over the past several years, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, accompanied by general counsel guest speakers, has presented several ACC CLE presentations on an array of topics in the labor and employment field. In this installment, Laurent and David, who will be joined by an in-house panelist, will discuss, “Demand Letters: When to Run, When to Hide and When to Fight.”
Giuliano Iannaccone, Partner and Chair of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin's International and Retail Groups and Co-Chair of Italy practice; and Alex Spizz, Partner and Co-Chair of Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring practice will be attending the 2019 LAW Worldwide Europe, Africa & Middle East Regional Meeting later this week as representatives of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, the New York member firm in LAW.
On April 30, Trusts and Estates counsel Joann Palumbo will be a featured speaker at the 92nd Street Y Estate Planning Seminar. During this seminar, Joann will use a case-study approach to build upon estate and charitable planning concepts.
On April 29, International and Retail chair Giuliano Iannaccone and associate Federica Rigato once again hosted a group of students from Bocconi University, a private university in Milan, Italy, at our office in New York City to learn more about legal opportunities in the United States.
Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring co-chair Scott Markowitz will speak on a CLE panel at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 36th Annual Spring Meeting. The event, which will be held on April 11-14 in Washington, DC, features speakers who will include judges, practitioners and seasoned financial professionals who provide attendees with fresh approaches and tactical industry strategies. Scott’s panel, which will be held on April 13, titled “Consumer: Creative Remedies for Dealing With Nondischargeable Student Loans,” will provide CLE credit in the ethics category.
Managing partner Alan Tarter and Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring co-chair Alex Spizz will attend the Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) Americas Regional Meeting in Chicago on April 11-13 as delegates of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin. LAW is a global association of 100 independent law firms located in more than 50 countries.
Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith will speak to a Vistage CEO group in Tarrytown, NY on April 10 about protecting a company’s trade secrets and confidential information. Amy will also cover social media do’s and don’ts.
On April 5, Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring partner Robert Wolf will chair the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial Mortgage Foreclosures and Workouts CLE program. The program will provide a practical “nuts and bolts” approach to New York’s judicial commercial mortgage foreclosure process and will cover pre-foreclosure initial steps, steps for the lender, judicial foreclosure and court-appointed officials, the foreclosure sale and post-sale issues, mortgage foreclosure from the defendant's perspective, bankruptcy matters, mortgage loan workouts and confronting potential ethical concerns and challenges.
On April 3, Cooperative and Condominium chair Steve Troup will speak with a group of entrepreneurs at the Brooklyn Public Library in Williamsburg on the legal and practical considerations for start-up businesses in New York City. The program, which is part of a series for entrepreneurs, is sponsored by the New York City Department of Small Business Services.
On March 27, Labor & Employment associate Jon Hershberg will be a featured speaker at the Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce Monthly March Chamber Meeting on the ins and outs of Westchester County’s new Paid Sick Leave law, which is set to take effect on April 10.
On March 26, Construction associate Sean Scuderi will present, "Construction Contracts – Negotiating Tips Every Developer Needs to Know,” at real estate company Keller Williams in Philadelphia. The program will explore the principles of well-drafted contracts, which are critical for owners and developers to ensure they are fully protected and to maintain efficiency and order during construction.
On March 19, Immigration partner Roxanne Levine will present a Lawline webinar on H-1B visa updates for the approaching cap season. She will discuss the nature of H-1B visa requirements, changes in regulations for the 2020 fiscal cap year as proposed by the administration and current qualifications for both U.S. petitioners and the foreign beneficiary.
Construction associate Sean Scuderi will once again serve on the host committee for the Center for Architecture’s annual Guess-A-Sketch event, a Pictionary-style tournament where honoree sketchers draw iconic buildings as teams guess to win the Guess-A-Sketch trophy, which will be held on March 7. All funds raised at the event, which is attended by architects, architecture enthusiasts and young professionals, support the Center for Architecture’s K-12 design education programming for schools, youth and families.
On March 6, Intellectual Property partner Nels Lippert will present, “Intellectual Property Indemnification Issues” at Amdocs’ monthly meeting. Nels has presented to Amdocs’ legal group several times, both domestically and internationally. Amdocs is a leading software and services provider to communications and media companies of all sizes.
Construction partner Laurie A. Stanziale will moderate the opening session at the Greenpearl 8th Annual Real Estate Women’s Forum on February 28, an event designed to connect, educate and advance and highlight the accomplishments of female leaders in the commercial real estate industry. Laurie will moderate, "Changing the Face of Real Estate: Development & Construction Trends," which will cover topics shaping the industry such as e-commerce, changing demographics and lifestyles, wellness and sustainability, rising interest rates, smart technologies, labor constraints and an affordable housing shortage.
On February 20, Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith will present a webinar for the New York Staffing Association on "Effective Privacy Strategies for Staffing Companies.” In this webinar, Amy will cover the key provisions of the GDPR and the privacy laws of New York, California and Illinois. Amy will also review the key actions that businesses are taking to comply with these laws, and whether existing commercial general liability policies cover privacy and cybersecurity risks.
On February 14, Amy Goldsmith and Laurie Stanziale will present a CLE program for the National Law Institute that will be held at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s office titled, “Whose Line, Drawing and Plan Is It Anyway? The program will cover the intellectual property rights of owners and architects in connection with an architect’s design. The program will provide 2.0 CLE credits in the professional practice category.
On February 13, Intellectual Property counsel Rachel Lin will moderate a program titled, “Best Practices in Women’s Entrepreneurship Programs” at the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) annual meeting in Austin, TX. During the program, Rachel and her fellow panelists, which include representatives from two state universities and a female entrepreneur, will discuss the growing need to develop new strategies to increase the number of women founders commercializing university research.
Construction chair David Pfeffer will once again speak at the Anchin Construction and Development Forum. This year’s event will held on February 6 in New York City, and David will speak on the afternoon panel, "Boomtown USA: The 200 Million Square Foot Pipeline,” which will explore how top development leaders are dealing with key pain points arising from today’s environment, including high construction costs, tightness in the labor market, open shop difficulties, risk management headaches, materials pricing and design challenges. This panel, comprised of leaders representing tens of millions of square feet under development, will discuss current activity in New York’s construction market and future pipeline of office, residential and industrial development and what it means to the industry.
On February 4, Vice President of Finance Tedd Drattell will speak on a panel at Exceed Network’s Secret to Service event where professionals from the law, accounting and technology industries will share advice about what it takes to grow your service business. Panelists will discuss how to acquire new clients, maintain quality of service to existing clients during periods of growth and how to make every client feel like they are a part of your team.
On January 31, Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith and Construction partner Laurie Stanziale will co-present a breakfast CLE program for the National Law Institute that will be held at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s office titled, "Whose Line, Drawing and Plan is it Anyway? The Intellectual Property Rights of Owners and Architects in Connection with an Architect’s Design.” During the two-hour program, which will offer 2.0 credits in the Professional Practice category, Amy and Laurie will explore the intersection between copyrights in architectural drawings and ownership of those copyrights.
On January 17, Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith and counsel Janet Linn will be featured panelists at the New York State Bar Association’s Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law Section Annual Meeting. Amy will discuss GDPR and how these new privacy regulations impact U.S. businesses. She will also provide an overview on how the regulations affect what businesses are permitted to do with individuals’ personal data. During a separate panel, Janet will speak on Helsinn v. Teva, the pending U.S. Supreme Court case concerning when secret sales and offers for sale will be considered prior art, and how that affects the drafting and publicizing of agreements between pharmaceutical companies and third parties.
On January 3, Intellectual Property co-chair Amy Goldsmith will teach a Strafford CLE webinar, “Structuring Product Placement Deals: Mitigating Risks to the Brand, Regulatory Compliance.” This program, which will provide guidance to in-house counsel on negotiating product placement deals, will examine the risks involved with product placement that could potentially damage a brand. The panel will discuss the steps that can be taken during negotiations and after a product placement deal is done to mitigate those risks, including Amy’s portion on social media and compliance with the FTC Endorsement Guidelines.
On December 11, Immigration partner Roxanne Levine will present a webinar for Lawline titled, "The New Immigration Policy: the Invisible Wall.” The webinar will cover developments in U.S. immigration law over the past 12 months and will outline key changes affecting immigration in the corporate and business arenas.