Oftentimes in LLCs and partnerships, compensatory partnership interest is intertwined with operational issues and dependent upon performance and profit. Structuring equity compensation plans that address business success as well as tax considerations is key to avoiding common pitfalls that can lead to disastrous tax consequences and disharmony between equity members. As counsel, you must be aware of the range of scenarios and traps and know how to appropriately address these complicated compensation issues when advising on compensation income.
Increased interest rates, inflation, cash flow problems, and compressed returns on investment classes have negatively impacted the short- and long-term commercial real estate market across many sectors. Adaptive trends have caused many businesses to reevaluate lease renewals, loan workouts, sources of cash flow, and how they operate or reshape their businesses. These trends have led lenders, owners, investors, and developers to respond by rethinking the solutions and alternative remedies of bankruptcy and various creditors rights in light of the current conditions.
This lively and substantive webcast explores a wide variety of ethics issues impacting lawyers in any practice area and any work setting. It looks at what has regulators’ attention, highlights the latest developments, offers real-world examples and up-to-date advice on how today’s courts and disciplinary authorities are interpreting the rules of professional conduct, and examines how the rules are being used in claims against attorneys.
Corporations and limited liability entities are formed with the intent to protect shareholders from personal liability for the debts, contractual obligations, and other actions of the corporate entity. Given our economic climate, our business forecast includes a growing number of bankruptcies, foreclosures, breach of contract claims, and judgments on the horizon. Knowledgeable business dispute litigants will try to reach beyond the corporate form to assert claims against not just their corporate counterparties, but also to related entities and individuals. If you are a corporate lawyer or litigator, this course is a timely opportunity to improve your fluency with pursuing or defending against veil piercing claims and related theories.
The Final Rule issued under the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) means dramatic changes for the way that founders and investors in privately-held companies interact with each other. Under the new rule, the CTA will require roughly 25 million U.S. companies to file a beneficial ownership report with FinCEN, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the U.S. Treasury. Founders, investors and attorneys will need to understand how the CTA will change the interactions between founders and investors so that they can revise internal governance arrangements accordingly.
Commercial real estate investment vehicles like 1031 exchanges and now Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) are gaining more attention and increasing in popularity due to the greater income potential, competitive risk-adjusted returns, and the significant tax benefits they offer. While many real estate practitioners are well-versed on 1031 exchanges, many remain unfamiliar with DSTs - an investment vehicle that has existed for a while but became more attractive after the 2008-2009 financial crisis. DSTs, which are used for passive ownership in institutional-quality assets at a comparatively low minimum investment cost, offer great investment potential for investment clients. However, they are complex vehicles and transactions to execute, posing several pitfalls and traps for the unwary. Take this course so you can step over these transaction landmines!
Join us this year to learn and celebrate - our Life Insurance Company Products conference turns 40! This signature conference has remained the industry leader for its scholarly, practical, and thorough treatment of current and emerging issues, as well as its outstanding faculty of in-house professionals; senior federal and state government representatives; and legal practitioners.
Whether you are a 20-year veteran or new to the industry, this conference will provide you with a firm grounding on and practical insights into the key disclosure, regulatory, compliance, and enforcement issues and challenges currently facing the industry at both federal and state levels.
If you provide legal counsel and compliance guidance to life insurance companies, mutual funds, retirement plans, broker-dealers, or investment advisers, you cannot afford to miss this conference. Join us in 2022 and learn the practical intricacies of the design, distribution, marketing, and administration of fixed, fixed index, registered index-linked, and variable annuities; indexed universal, registered indexed universal, and variable life insurance; and related investment products, all in a holistic framework.