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Apr 1, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Trial Evidence 2015: Advocacy, Analysis, Illustrations

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend Trial Evidence features a unique blend of evidentiary doctrinal analysis and practical application.  You will learn about fundamental evidence law, as well as important recent trends and developments.   Program Format Numerous evidentiary issues will be illustrated by actual cases, movies, and novels.The program faculty is highly experienced and accomplished, i...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 2, 2015

CLE - Live Webcast

Criminal Liability Under ERISA

Nationwide, District of Columbia, USA
ERISA has both civil and criminal enforcement provisions. The panelists will provide an overview of ERISA’s criminal enforcement provisions, and when possible exposure arises. The panel will cover the nuts and bolts of an investigation and when that investigation transforms from a civil investigation into a criminal one. The panelists will also discuss the process and procedure when there are dual...

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ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits
Apr 6, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Consumer Financial Services Institute (20th Annual)

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend 2015 will mark the 20th year of this marquee PLI program.  The 2015 Institute will focus on the most current regulatory, enforcement and litigation updates touching on a wide range of consumer financial services, including mortgages, auto finance, credit, debit and prepaid cards, deposit accounts, emerging payment systems, including mobile pay-services and e-wallets, as ...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 7, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2015

San Francisco, California, USA
Why you should attend Low-income clients need your help to protect their rights to potentially life-saving benefits. Many low-income clients have difficulty navigating the confusing and bureaucratic processes to establish and maintain eligibility for public benefits. Without legal assistance and advocacy, large numbers of clients go without the benefits to which they are entitled, which can often...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 8, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

TechLaw Institute 2015: The Digital Evolution

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend Virtually every global business has turned to technology to improve efficiency and deliver new, Internet and cloud based services or information. The fastest growing companies are the technology innovators.  Courts expect lawyers to have a fundamental understanding of technology issues in litigation and clients demand sophisticated counsel who provide insight and value t...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 9, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Commercial Real Estate Financing 2015

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Why you should attend This seminar will revisit the building blocks of commercial real estate financing. It will focus on the steps counsel needs to take to get a deal closed – what lender’s counsel needs to do to deliver a valid mortgage lien without surprises, and what borrower’s counsel needs to do to get the borrower the money it needs. We will look at how lenders review leas...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 9, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Negotiating SaaS Deals & Contingency Planning for a Cloud Environment

New York, Massachusetts, USA
It takes leadership to create a culture where your company insists on clear understandings with its vendors and partners. A mature contracting process is a sometimes overlooked component in a bigger process whose goal is to ensure successful technology implementations.

You do not enter into contracts to set up lawsuits, you do it to prevent them. This session covers legal issues, but it is...

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Iron Mountain
Apr 9, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Venture Capital 2015: Nuts and Bolts

San Francisco, California, USA
Why You Should Attend A thorough understanding of current market practice, deal terms and conditions, transaction documents and applicable securities, regulatory and ethical issues is critical in the venture capital business. This program, designed for those seeking a secure foundation in the venture capital field, will teach you the essentials of venture capital. From examining the anatomy of a v...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 10, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why you should attend The IPO market is as hot as ever. Given the continued uptick in activity, this program is extremely timely.  In almost any market, however, understanding the IPO process is an essential skill for both legal and business advisors. Hear from an experienced faculty, including attorneys, an underwriter, and a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, who will ...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 12, 2015

CLE

Art & Science of Patent Searching

Orlando, Florida, USA
This course comprehensively teaches how to conduct a professional patent search. It provides direction for determining when a search is needed and what types and sources of information should be searched in the process. Patent searching is both an art and a science. Consequently, search capability improves with practice. But optimum practice requires a solid foundation for those who seek to conduc...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 12, 2015

CLE

Chemical Patent Practice

Orlando, Florida, USA
This up-to-the-minute course teaches the chemical patent practitioner how to use fundamentally sound principles to prepare and prosecute a United States chemical patent application in a conservative way and in view of all of the opportunities and pitfalls afforded by the AIA. This course, presented by an experienced faculty, each with a significant depth of experience, suggests many practical appr...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Comprehensive PCT Practice

Orlando, Florida, USA
This Comprehensive PCT course discusses: a) when the use of the PCT is advantageous and when it is not; b) the effects on patent term based on the first (priority) application; c) selection of international authorities under the PCT for greatest advantage; d) the information received by applicants during the PCT process; e) entering the national phase; f) upcoming changes in the PCT; g) use of PCT...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

European Patent Practice: What Every U.S. Practitioner Should Know

Orlando, Florida, USA
Throughout the course, the instructors will provide the latest state of European Patent Law, including the most recent changes and decisions from the European Patent Office (EPO) and other Court decisions of importance, as well as new and important developments in the European Union (EU) Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Package. While discussing many aspects of European practice, specificat...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Patent Due Diligence in the AIA Era

Orlando, Florida, USA
This course will provide practical guidance for conducting patent due diligence investigations in today’s changing legal environment. The panel will explore how the America Invents Act (AIA) and recent decisions of the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit dramatically affect the due diligence process, while sharing practical techniques and strategies for conducting complete investigations. These tact...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Patent Infringement Litigation

Orlando, Florida, USA
This course is the most practical, immediately usable patent infringement litigation course ever presented by Patent Resources Group (and perhaps by any institution). The focus is on patent litigation (not litigation in general). The course starts at the first concept of the idea to litigate and the critical initial decision to file suit, continues through discovery and trial, and on to the end of...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Post-Grant Patent Practice: Review Proceedings and Reexamination

Orlando, Florida, USA
The first two days of this two-and-half day course are focused on inter partes review (IPR), covered business method (CBM) patent review, and post-grant review (PGR). On the third day, reexamination is addressed and ethical issues are explored that relate to review proceedings and reexaminations. The course covers strategies, tactics, best practices and case studies. The course is for both those w...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 12, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Software Patents After Alice: Procuring, Enforcing and CBMs

Orlando, Florida, USA
This course addresses the difficult and sophisticated task of how best to claim, prosecute, and litigate software-based inventions in their rich variety so as to have their patents held not invalid and infringed by the Federal Circuit. But that rich variety requires a variety of disparate claiming, specification drafting, prosecution, and litigating techniques. The America Invents Act (AIA) impact...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 13, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Trade Secrets 2015: What Every IP Attorney Should Know

New York, New York, USA
Why you should attendMark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 15, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

First-Inventor-to-File Law and Ramifications Under AIA Sections 102 and 103

Orlando, Florida, USA
The major changes to United States Patent Law made by the America Invents Act are those introduced by rewritten §102 and revised §103, and their impact on the universe of prior art that render claims unpatentable for lack of novelty or for obviousness. This course focuses on those changes.

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 15, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Section 103 and Obviousness: Capitalizing on CCPA and Early Federal Circuit Precedent

Orlando, Florida, USA
This course will provide guidance to U.S. patent counsel on leveraging decisions by the CCPA and the Federal Circuit to issues faced daily in broad spectrum patent practice: preparing, prosecuting and litigating patents in the face of assertions of unpatentability during ex parte prosecution and AIA’s post grant proceedings involving the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), as well as invalidity ...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 15, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Ethical Issues in Patent Practice

Orlando, Florida, USA
This course will discuss ethical issues in patent practice, from client intake to paying maintenance fees to assisting in litigation. Through interactive discussion, videos, and other means this course will analyze:
◾Choice of law in patent prosecution including reciprocal discipline.
◾Identifying adversity (conflicts of interest) in patent prosecution, where you must do far more...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 15, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Professionalism in Patent Practice

Orlando, Florida, USA
Through videos, discussion, and other means, this course will analyze professionalism issues that arise in practice, including:
◾Civility and professionalism in communications with examiners, including issues of racial bias and animosity.
◾Substance abuse among practitioners.
◾Eliminating bias or prejudice in practice.
◾Mental health and impairment.
◾In...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 15, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

How to Handle Your First Pro Bono Case in New York 2015 (Free)

New York, New York, USA
Why you should attendMark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 15, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2015

New York, New York, USA
What you will learn This concise program will deliver the latest case law and practical takeaways concerning legal ethics issues stemming from commercial litigation.  Our faculty of seasoned litigators, who collectively have represented a wide range of commercial legal matters and understand the ethical gray areas attorneys face in practice, will discuss clear pathways and some consensus thin...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 16, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

27th Annual Elder Law Institute

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend The 27th Annual Elder Law Institute presents current legal topics important to your older clients, and your younger clients with aging parents. Many of the subjects covered this year focus on planning for incapacity, paying for health care and maintaining the legal autonomy and dignity of your aging clients.  The subject of elder law is a part of every practice – w...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 16, 2015

CLE

Certified Patent Valuation Analyst

Orlando, Florida, USA
You can’t manage what you can’t measure. You can’t monetize what you can’t value. Numerous studies report that intangible assets represent at least 70% of corporate value. The imperative of valuing patents has largely been met with anticipatory surrender on the part of corporate managers. This is unfortunate as the indifference to valuing patents is hindering the management and monetization of the...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 16, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Crafting & Drafting Winning Patents

Orlando, Florida, USA
This Crafting & Drafting course marches to a special drummer and focuses on the end result – producing a “winning patent” that will be held literally infringed and not invalid under (sec)112(a), f/k/a/ (sec)112, para.1, despite the time pressure created by moving to a first-inventor-to-file system under the America Invents Act (AIA). This course distills everything from the law (and dicta) of the ...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 16, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

“Designing Around” Valid U.S. Patents

Orlando, Florida, USA
In Markman and Cybor, the Federal Circuit required district courts to construe claims as a matter of law and decided to review claim construction de novo. The object was to make claim construction predictable, so that claims would better perform their public notice function. The result has been an unmitigated disaster, often (but not always) reading limitations into the claims that the examiner di...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 16, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Drafting Patent License Agreements

Orlando, Florida, USA
This course and its text provide concrete drafting and negotiating advice with precise references to existing law. The course lays the groundwork for a clause-by-clause examination of all significant elements of the patent licensing agreement. The practical questions always focused on are how and whether each element is sufficient to serve the business needs of the parties while remaining legally ...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 16, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Federal Circuit Law (2013-2015)

Orlando, Florida, USA
This is one of PRG’s longest continuously offered courses. Because the course focuses on the last two years, attendees often repeat this course every two years to remain current. Consequently, this course offers practitioners a unique opportunity to both become current in the law, and to remain so. And to do so in an interactive environment that is both informative and intellectually challenging. ...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 16, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Hatch-Waxman and Biosimilars: A Total Immersion Course Encompassing Strategies for....

Orlando, Florida, USA
The course starts with a broad survey of the Hatch-Waxman and BPCIA legislation provisions that underpin the strategies to be discussed throughout the course. The course then conveys both fundamentals and advanced legal strategies in three major areas: (1) pharmaceutical and biotech patent prosecution; (2) litigation and appeal; and (3) post-grant challenges such as inter-partes review and post-gr...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 16, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Patent Drafting & Prosecution Based on a Single EPO/USPTO Specification

Orlando, Florida, USA
While the EPO and USPTO have similar requirements for patent applications, the same application can have dramatically different results in Europe and the U.S. An application originating in the U.S. frequently encounters substantial difficulties before the EPO. For example, the U.S. applicant often finds itself unable to amend claims in a manner clearly available during the U.S. prosecution because...

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Patent Resources Group, Inc.
Apr 17, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2015

San Francisco, California, USA
Why you should attend Join our expert faculty, including PTAB and District Court Judges, to learn all you need to know about critical Post-Grant proceedings. Post-grant patent challenge proceedings were pursued in record number – more than twice what was predicted – before the USPTO’s Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) in 2014. The level of filing continues to accelerate wel...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 17, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend In just one day, this exciting program will explore the basics of patent litigation, whether in the District Court or in the International Trade Commission, from the Rule 11 pre-filing investigation through the appeal to the Federal Circuit.  Attendees will learn essential practical details, such as how to prepare complaints and answers in a patent case, as well as the n...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 20, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Financial Services Conflicts of Interest & Fiduciary Duties 2015: Navigating the Emerging Regulatory Maze

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend The SEC and DOL continue to consider rulemaking that could dramatically change the regulatory framework establishing fiduciary duties and obligations for broker-dealers, advisors and service providers in the retirement marketplace. Likewise, commodity trading and municipal advisors have to be mindful of fiduciary obligations that apply to their activity. At the same time, re...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 20, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Commercial Real Estate Financing 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why you should attend This seminar will revisit the building blocks of commercial real estate financing. It will focus on the steps counsel needs to take to get a deal closed – what lender’s counsel needs to do to deliver a valid mortgage lien without surprises, and what borrower’s counsel needs to do to get the borrower the money it needs. We will look at how lenders review leas...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 20, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Pennsylvania Bridge-the-Gap 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Why You Should Attend Newly admitted attorneys in Pennsylvania must complete four hours of CLE Bridge-the-Gap training prior to their first CLE requirement deadline. Satisfy this mandatory requirement and learn information important to your practice by attending PLI’s Pennsylvania Bridge-the-Gap for Newly Admitted Attorneys program on April 20, 2015.  This program will take place live...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 21, 2015

CLE - Live Webcast

A Practical Guide to Employee Benefit Plan Reporting and Disclosure Requirements

Nationwide, District of Columbia, USA
A Practical Guide to Employee Benefit Plan Reporting and Disclosure Requirements Under the ACA, HIPAA, ERISA and the Code

This webinar will focus on the reporting and disclosure obligations that plans, plan sponsors and employers have to comply with under applicable federal and state law, including the market reform requirements of the ACA, a brief overview of the reporting requirements app...

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ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits
Apr 22, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Securities Litigation 2015: From Investigation to Trial

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend The landscape of securities litigation is constantly evolving and changing. This program takes you through all the issues that can arise in the most complex securities matters — from the initial government investigation to the filing of the civil cases to either settlement or trial. If you practice in this dynamic field, you know that the need to stay current and devel...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 22, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

How To Read Financial Statements 2015

San Francisco, California, USA
Why You Should Attend Financial statements provide information on the financial performance of companies and are the language of business.  Attorneys are often required to understand financial statements in order to provide solutions to their clients’ problems, including structuring financial transactions and litigating business disputes. At this practical half-day event, a distinguis...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 23, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2015

San Francisco, California, USA
Why You Should Attend Attend this program so that you can receive the basic information you need to represent low-income children in California with education, regional center, and public benefits issues.  Learn the basic substantive law regarding special education, school discipline, regional center eligibility, foster care benefits, CalWORKs, and SSI, so you can take a pro bono case to assi...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 23, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Global Trademark Search and Application Workshop 2015

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend Join a faculty of domestic and international legal experts as they provide practical guidance for the trademark search and application process in the U.S. and abroad, including Canada and Mexico. This practice-based program will get attendees involved and provide take-away tips that can be put into use in daily practice immediately. Learn about the differences and similaritie...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 23, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Why you should attendIntellectual property licensing continues to grow increasingly complex. The legal, regulatory and technical landscape is constantly evolving. Building and maintaining a successful and effective practice requires that practitioners stay sharp and current in a wide variety of key areas. Whether utilized to develop technology, expand or create market opportunities, or generate re...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 24, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Enforcement 2015: Perspectives from Government Agencies

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend We continue to see unprecedented enforcement efforts by government and regulatory agencies. This unique program brings together panels of senior staff from the various enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, FINRA, New York State Department of Financial Services, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorney&rsquo...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 27, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Consumer Financial Services Institute (20th Annual)

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Why You Should Attend 2015 will mark the 20th year of this marquee PLI program.  The 2015 Institute will focus on the most current regulatory, enforcement and litigation updates touching on a wide range of consumer financial services, including mortgages, auto finance, credit, debit and prepaid cards, deposit accounts, emerging payment systems, including mobile pay-services and e-wallets, as ...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 27, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2015: Current Developments

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend Staying abreast of the current developments in restructuring, bankruptcy and reorganizations is essential, and this advanced conference assembles a remarkable faculty of bankruptcy judges and leading practitioners who will provide you with a thorough review and analysis of hot topics and recent decisions in diverse industries. They will cover the Supreme Court’s decisio...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 27, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2015

San Francisco, California, USA
Why You Should Attend At this perennial favorite, our experienced faculty will walk you through all of the steps associated with acquiring and selling a privately held company, whether it is a large independent corporation, a division or subsidiary of a large public company, or a smaller venture capital-backed or family-owned entrepreneurial enterprise. You will learn about the special issues tha...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 28, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2015

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Why You Should Attend Over the past decade partnerships have emerged as a major form of doing business. Joint ventures between large companies or with start-up or other smaller companies are now an everyday occurrence. Managed fund growth has exploded, as these entities have taken on activities once dominated by the great financial institutions, such as trading, lending and mergers and acquisition...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 29, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

Venture Capital 2015: Nuts and Bolts

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend A thorough understanding of current market practice, deal terms and conditions, transaction documents and applicable securities, regulatory and ethical issues is critical in the venture capital business. This program, designed for those seeking a secure foundation in the venture capital field, will teach you the essentials of venture capital. From examining the anatomy of a v...

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Practising Law Institute
Apr 29, 2015

CLE - Live Seminar

IP Monetization 2015: Maximize the Value of Your IP Assets

New York, New York, USA
Why You Should Attend The rapidly evolving field of Intellectual property ("IP") monetization and value extraction has become a core consideration for many companies.  IP monetization transactions that can have a significant financial impact are maturing, adding significant value-creating options for IP owners and investors.  Examples of such options include (i) carve-outs of IP assets ...

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