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COVID-19 and the Commercial Landlord: Reacting to the Nonpaying Tenant in the COVID Era (02/11/2021)

Program Number: 3151 Presenter: Jonathan Gerstein, Esq., Joshua Wurtzel, Esq.

This program will cover the various legal issues that commercial landlords are confronting in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the various statutes and executive orders restricting landlords’ rights and how landlords are adapting. During the program, we will discuss the arguments that commercial tenants have made to avoid paying rent, and how courts have dealt with those arguments. We will also discuss the strategies and tools that commercial landlords can and should use to get around the various restrictions on their ability to collect unpaid rent or evict tenants, and how courts have responded to those efforts. Further, we will discuss non-litigation options available to commercial landlords including lease amendments and lease termination and surrender agreements, and the issues that frequently confront commercial landlords during the negotiation of those documents.

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Social Media and the Lifecycle of the Attorney/Client Relationship (03/08/2021)

Program Number: 3145 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Jan L. Jacobowitz, Esq., Lucian T. Pera, Esq.

Social media has become an integral part of our society. The Pew Research Center reports that approximately 70% of the adult population uses social media, and it even impacts the lives of those who elect not to engage. Lawyers’ clients are awash in social media, so it is no surprise that every stage of the life cycle of an attorney-client relationship may involve a lawyer’s need not only to explore the social media terrain, but also to understand both the benefits and dangerous landmines that await the uninformed. Join our discussion with two seasoned legal ethics lawyers to explore both the necessity of employing social media and the potential ethical perils of lawyers on social media. Topics include the use of social media in advertising; investigating all aspects of a case from a potential client’s claim to discovering information about the opposing parties, witnesses, jurors, and judges; and finally,

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Trademark Counterfeiting in 2021 (02/17/2021)

Program Number: 3135 Presenter: Anthony F. Lo Cicero, Esq.

The old tactics of anticounterfeiting enforcement against street vendors and flea market operators have largely been replaced with online takedown notices, mass litigations against unnamed defendants and border enforcement. On the flip side, the “counterfeiting” label is being applied to activities different from what we have seen in the past, as reflected in the Second Circuit’s decision in Tiffany & Co. v. Costco Wholesale Corp. and elsewhere. Join Tony Lo Cicero, Managing Partner of Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein as he discusses these developments and their likely impact for the future.

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10 Common Benefit Issues in M&As During the Covid-19 Era (02/22/2021)

Program Number: 3132 Presenter: Taryn Cannataro, Esq., Megan Monson, Esq.

This program will focus on ten typical merger and acquisition considerations for private companies and the impact of COVID on benefits aspects of a transaction. The below is a list of topics that we would explore in further detail. • COVID-19 specific representations in transaction documents • General Representation and Warranty Deal Concerns and Traps for the Unwary • Addressing the Federal Workers’ Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act in Transaction Documents • Furloughed Employees • Dealing With Employees on COBRA • Continuation of Benefit Plans and Onboarding of Employees • Comparable Compensation and Benefits • Treatment of Seller 401(k) and Other Retirement Plans • Section 280G and Reduced Compensation Due to Covid-19 • Treatment of Outstanding Equity Awards

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COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims Litigation and Legislation: The Current Lay of the Land (02/09/2021)

Program Number: 3115 Presenter: Caitlin Bronner, Esq.

This webinar provides an in-depth analysis of the current state of Covid-19 business interruption claims litigation and legislation. Topics covered will include the current state of legislative efforts to shift to insurers liability for such losses, or to encourage the early settlement of claims arising from same, as well as the current status of litigation of Covid-19 business interruption claims across the country.

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What You Don’t Know, But Need to Know, About Hotel Investments in 2021 (02/02/2021)

Program Number: 3108 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Yariv C. Ben-Ari, Esq., Jonathan Falik, Esq.

This session is intended to present a practical approach to understanding basic hotel industry financial terminology, definitions, and applications. The package includes debt terms, equity terms and investment terms and issues. Speakers will discuss the critical legal issues in the purchase and sale of a hotel property, considering the unique aspects of this asset class. The program will focus on seller representations and warranties, key contract provisions in the purchase and sale agreement, and retention or termination of the hotel management/franchise affiliation. The program will also address the significance of the terms of the hotel management agreement. The presentation will relate to the current hospitality environment in Q1 2021.

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Coronavirus and Contract Performance: Force Majeure and Related Doctrines (03/31/2020)

Program Number: 3098 Presenter: Daniel J. Brown, Esq., Shevon D.B. Rockett, Esq.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to exact a significant toll on economies and supply chains globally. When do such disruptions excuse contract performance? How can your business protect its contracts and mitigate risks? Drawing on U.S. case law involving Avian Flu and other contagions, Dan and Shevon take a look at force majeure and other related doctrines, including impossibility, frustration of purpose, and commercial impracticability to help answer these questions and give participants guidance on actions they can take right now to better guard against contract performance risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also discuss the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade’s newly instituted force majeure certificate application process

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Legal and Ethical Issues in Capacity and Mental Health Law (05/12/2020)

Program Number: 3093 Presenter: Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Esq.

Lawyers should be familiar with the standards of capacity for specific legal transactions under relevant statutes and case law. This includes areas such as contracts, criminal law, executing advance directives and guardianship proceedings. We will discuss the “red flags” or signs of “diminished capacity” that a lawyer may observe in a client as well as the ethical guidelines for assessing capacity in accordance with ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Section 1.14. Last, we will explore the “Mental Health Legal Tool Kit”, offering creative legal solutions to difficult mental health issues.

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Bid Protests 101 (05/15/2020)

Program Number: 3087 Presenter: Maria Panichelli, Esq.

Today’s federal marketplace is extremely competitive. It is not surprising, then, that protests have become an almost inevitable feature of many procurements. Successful contractors know that they need to understand both sides of the protest process to succeed. They must learn how to use protests to go after the contracts they deserve, when improperly awarded to someone else. At the same time, contractors must be able to defend baseless protests challenging their own awards, brought by disgruntled competitors. Assisting clients with these processes requires a thorough understanding of the complex web of regulations and requirements governing the protest process. In this session, experienced government contracts lawyer Maria Panichelli walks you through the protest process, explaining how to successfully assert and defend bid protests. Learning objectives: • Differentiate between bid protests, size protests, and status protests, and understand when to use which • Study the procurement timeline, and recognize protest or debrief “

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Structuring Enforceable Cannabis Contracts and the Ethics of Cannabis Legal Representation (04/20/2020)

Program Number: 3074 Presenter: Jeffrey Gard, Esq.

This program will cover structuring enforceable cannabis contracts and will discuss best practices to contractual drafting. We will also cover a variety of typically cannabis contracts and specific drafting tips. The program will also cover the ethics of cannabis legal representation and will discuss a variety of rules of professional conduct implicated by cannabis legal representation. The presentation will be discussing ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct 1.2, 1.4, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.13, 1.18, 2.1, 5.1, 8.4, attorney cannabis use, attorney ownership of a cannabis business, trust accounts and deposition cannabis sourced funds, etc.

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