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Always interesting and practical, Estate Planning in Depth is a perennial favorite of estate planners of all levels of experience. This comprehensive program breaks down the complexities of estate planning and presents them in an accessible format. Attend this year by live video webcast to hear the nation’s most experienced practitioners address significant tax and non-tax aspects of estate planning, as well as the many changes that may be on the horizon under a new Administration and Congress.
Now it its 26th year, this popular, advanced program covers significant recent developments and how they affect estate planning practice. Featuring a nationally renowned faculty of estate planning lawyers, as well as Professor Jeffrey N. Pennell, this video is designed for sophisticated practitioners who need to stay up-to-date on changes in the field!
Limited liability companies (LLCs) have become very popular because the business structure provides the liability protection offered by incorporation while retaining some of the tax advantages of a partnership or sole proprietorship when created by a statute and governed by the laws of its operating state. But what are the latest federal tax implications that you need to consider when forming an LLC?
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the latest craze shaking up the world of investments. Artists, professional athletes, musicians, and even some major corporations are working with NFT online exchanges to issue these “one-of-a-kind” crypto-collectibles that utilize blockchain technology to certify, record, and transfer ownership of the unique digital assets. The exploding popularity of NFTs also opens the door to a host of legal and regulatory questions, including regulation of offerings of NFTs as securities.
It’s no secret that lawyers often lag behind other professionals when it comes to adopting new technology. Regardless of technical proficiency, there are some inexpensive, user-friendly, and easily implemented technical tools that every attorney can use to boost professional development and drive firm promotion
Although electronic contracts are commonly used for transactions by e-mail or over the internet, there are still some issues that even seasoned attorneys misunderstand about how to create online and electronic agreements and the enforceability those agreements and the validity of electronic signatures. The current work from home environment has placed renewed focus on these matters. The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act and Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) have long provided the rules for creating binding electronic contracts, but legal questions and concerns still exist. Add to the rapidly growing regulatory environment an emerging new generation of smart, self-executing contracts that leverage blockchain technology, and designing, implementing, and defending e-contracts becomes even more complex.
Attorneys advising small business clients need to be versatile enough to handle the myriad legal questions associated with owning and operating a business. It is not uncommon for some of these legal issues to overlap with tax issues. Attorneys need to know, not only how to best advise their clients on common tax issues, but also when to refer clients to a tax specialist.
The attorney-client privilege is a sacred aspect of the attorney-client relationship; it enables the client to make full disclosures and assists the lawyer in better representing the client’s interests. One of the chief ways this protection is lost, however, is through a waiver. How do these waivers, intentional or inadvertent, come about, and how can you protect against them?
This video webcast will help you to better understand the various kinds of privilege waivers, including express, implied, and subject-matter waivers; the circumstances that trigger them; and your disclosure obligations post-waiver.
The blue print for a bungalow project differs significantly from a 5 bedroom colonial home in a high-end development. Certainly, the same skills and principles are employed to finalize each project, but the means are very different. The same is true for M&A deals. Attorneys should think about the size of the deal when considering how to approach it. Everything from negotiating a term sheet or letter of intent, conducting due diligence, negotiating agreements to closing the deal can be affected by the size of a deal. And of course the deal will be further tailored by the industry and the market. This course will examine and discuss the various parts of a deal that are affected by size and how to approach the deals from a practical perspective. If you’ve wanted to learn more about strengthening your skills for M&A transactions – this course is the one for you.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 (“CAA”) is the largest health care legislative package since the Affordable Care Act, and includes several new patient protections with rapid effective dates. For plan sponsors, the requirements that have to be met and potential implications for failing to comply are significant. In this 90 minute on-demand video, a panel of experienced employee benefit practitioners will provide an overview of the various provisions of the new legislation, how these interact with current law, and what additional guidance can be expected from the Biden Administration.