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In Illinois, like most other states, CEU activities can be taken online, through audio tapes and disks, or in person. Self-study and readings may also be used to satisfy part of the CEU requirements. Courses or study generally cover ethics, legal theory, professionalism, substance abuse, mental illness, or other topics as dictated by the state and outlined above. CEU lists courses for all subject matters relative to qualifying courses for CEU in the state of Illinois.

Experienced attorneys may also receive credit for a speaking or teaching engagement at an accredited program, for moderating or participating in a panel presentation at an accredited activity, or for teaching law courses at an ABA accredited law school. There is often credit available for prepping law students or judging law competitions. Pro bono legal services may also qualify for credit against the CEU requirements for the legal profession.

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Course TitleCEU HoursCostDate AvailableLocation
Bank Regulatory Basics for the Non Banking Lawyer1.6$7508/10/2017N/A

Course Description

Banks, unlike other business corporations, are the creations of federal and state law. As such, the regulations that dictate banking are unlike those of corporations and knowledge of one does not constitute knowledge of the other. This CLE course, presented by esteemed attorney Kathleen Scott is designed specifically for attorneys who do not specialize in banking. The course will explain what banks do, and will review the various regulatory agencies, relevant statutes, and major legislation, and explain holding companies and how they function, banks’ organizational structure, restricted transactions and other regulatory issues.

More About Kathleen Scott

Kathleen A. Scott is a senior counsel in the New York office of Norton Rose Fulbright, representing some of the world's largest international financial institutions concentrating on a broad range of financial services regulatory, anti-money laundering and privacy matters. Kathleen represents financial institution clients with respect to the bank regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions, establishment of new banking organizations and nonbanking affiliates, and other transactions. Kathleen advises foreign and domestic banks and other financial institutions on a broad range of federal and state regulatory issues affecting all their operations and interacts routinely with federal and state banking regulators. She has expertise regarding U.S. federal and various other state banking laws and regulations regarding banks as well as nonbank financial companies that might require licensing at the state level. Kathleen also counsels financial institutions facing enforcement or other supervisory actions or investigations by state and federal regulators on their compliance with federal consumer, privacy and anti-money laundering legislation and regulations. More specifically, she handles compliance with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act for banks and other financial institutions and related financial privacy and information security matters. She also advises financial institutions on a broad range of anti-money laundering compliance and enforcement issues. Kathleen began her career as an attorney for the United States Department of Treasury and also served as an assistant counsel for the New York State Banking Department before going into private practice at two other major law firms in New York before joining Norton Rose Fulbright. Since 2005, she has written a bi-monthly column on International Banking for the New York Law Journal. In addition, she routinely contributes to the Financial Services: Regulation Tomorrow blog, which provides insight and commentary on the global financial regulatory environment.

This course is approved for CLE in these states:

  • Alaska - 1.25 credits
  • Arizona - 1.25 credits
  • California - 1.25 credits
  • Colorado - 1.5 credits
  • Connecticut - 1.25 credits
  • Georgia - 1.2 credits
  • Hawaii - 1.25 credits
  • Illinois - 1.25 credits
  • Missouri - 1.5 credits
  • Mississippi - 1.3 credits
  • New Jersey - 1.6 credits
  • New Mexico - 1.25 credits
  • New York - 1.5 credits
  • Pennsylvania - 1 credit
  • Tennessee - 1.3 credits
  • Virgin Islands - 1.25 credits
  • Washington - 1.25 credits
Avoiding Malpractice when Dealing with Retirement Accounts1.2$5008/10/2017N/A
Asset Protection Planning2.2$10008/10/2017N/A
This course earns different CEU hours depending on your state:
  • AK (1.75)
  • AZ (1.75)
  • CA (1.75)
  • CO (2)
  • CT (1.75)
  • GA (1.9)
  • HI (1.75)
  • IL (1.75)
  • NJ (2.2)
  • NY (2)
  • PA (1.5)
  • VI (1.75)

Description

From the underlying substantive law to practical aspects of asset protection planning (i.e., what works and what does not), this program will teach you everything you need to know about protecting your assets from plaintiffs and creditors. Mr. Stein, a leading expert in asset protection will cover specific planning strategies and solutions, including planning with community property, business entities and domestic and foreign trusts. In 2010, specific emphasis will be placed on protecting assets in a troubled economy, including protection from lenders and landlords holding personal guarantees.

Lecturer Bio

Jacob Stein, Esq.

Jacob Stein, Esq. is Managing Partner at Aliant, LLP. He specializes in structuring international business transactions, complex U.S. and international tax planning and asset protection planning. Mr. Stein received his law degree from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University. He has been accredited by the State Bar of California as a Certified Tax Law Specialist, is AV-rated (highest possible rating) by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named “A Super Lawyer” by the Los Angeles Magazine Over the course of his career Mr. Stein has represented thousands of clients, including: officers and directors of Fortune 500 companies; Forbes 400 families; celebrities; Internet entrepreneurs; high-profile real estate developers, builders and investors; physicians; wealthy foreigners doing business in the United States; small business owners; attorneys, accountants and financial advisors; and many other individuals with their cross-border business and international tax planning needs. He is the author of books, dozens of scholarly articles and technical manuals including his most recent article, Pre-Immigration Taxation, published in the January 2016 edition of EB-5 Investors Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 3. His other works include: A Lawyer’s Guide to Asset Protection Planning in California, Second Edition, published in April of 2016, which is the only legal treatise on asset protection specific to California, and International Joint Ventures – A Concise Guide for Attorneys & Business Owners, published in 2014. Mr. Stein is a frequent lecturer to various attorneys, CPA and other professional groups, teaching over 50 seminars per year. His presentation topics include: Tax Planning for Cross-Border Joint Ventures, A Foreigner’s Guide to Investing in U.S. Real Estate, Creative Planning with Controlled Foreign Corporations, Advanced Asset Protection Planning, Choice of Entity Planning, Estate Tax Planning and various courses on trust law. He is an instructor with the California CPA Education Foundation, National Business Institute, Thomson Reuters, the Rossdale Group, National Academy of CLE and Lorman Education Services where he teaches courses on advanced tax planning, structuring international business transactions, asset protection and trust law. He is an adjunct professor of taxation at the CSU, Northridge Graduate Tax Program. Mr. Stein is a member of several associations including: Union Internationale des Avocats, International Practice Group, IR Global, International Law Section – State Bar of California, and the International Bar Association.
Asset Protection in the Public Benefits Context3.1$12508/10/2017N/A

Course Description

Nationally recognized asset protection and elder law expert, Robert F. Brogan, C.E.L.A., presents over two hours of information you can use to guide your clients in preserving their legacy, while obtaining the public benefits necessary to address their long-term care needs. This CLE program, designed for the intermediate and more advanced practitioner, explores a variety of techniques which the presenter has used successfully in one of the most difficult states in the country for Medicaid Planning. If your state engages in a pattern of improper denials to deter practitioners and their clients from exercising rights under federal law, then this is a must-see lecture for you. Hear common pitfalls to avoid in drafting and planning to insure that you will be in the best position for fair hearings and appeals. Get up to date information on the use of single premium immediate annuities for community spouses or individuals using qualified or non-qualified funds. Explore the interplay between asset protection and special needs trusts for those who have a determination of disability from Social Security. Be alerted to the pitfalls of credit shelter trusts, HEMS standards, and simple “I Love You” Wills, when there are indicators that a surviving spouse anticipates needing care outside the home in the future. Come to a better understanding of the tax implications of drafting for grantor trust status with irrevocable trusts. Learn how to protect low-basis assets while not losing step-up on death. Educate yourself on approaches to protect assets in trust from estate recovery.

More About Robert Brogan

Robert F. Brogan, of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, President of the Brogan Law Group concentrates his practice in elder and disability law, including Medicaid Planning, Special Needs Planning, asset preservation, guardianships, Veteran’s Benefits, Wills and trusts, estate and trust administration and probate litigation. Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the ABA-accredited National Elder Law Foundation, Mr. Brogan has served as Chair of the Elder and Disability Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and has served as a Director on the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is a member of the Special Needs Alliance, an invitation only national consortium of attorneys dedicated to special needs and disability law. He served as Chair of the Ocean County Bar Association Elder Law Committee and is an accredited attorney by the U.S Veteran’s Administration. Mr. Brogan has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Editions, and has received an A-V Preeminent Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He serves as the legislative liaison for the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and has served on the Public Policy and Grassroots Advocacy Committees of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He serves as a Board Member on the NAELA Senior Rights PAC. The New Jersey State Bar Association has awarded him the Legislative Advocacy Award twice for his advocacy efforts in the field of elder law. Mr. Brogan regularly lectures to other attorneys at the state and national level regarding Medicaid planning, planning for people with special needs, and the policy impact of healthcare issues on seniors and those with special needs. He is the author of articles published by New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Suffolk University School of Law, the Special Needs Alliance and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Brogan received his B.A., with high honors in journalism, from Rutgers College, where he was also an Eagleton Institute Associate in the political science department. He received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School-Camden, where he participated in the Rutgers Elder Law Clinic, providing legal representation to impoverished seniors in Camden County. Mr. Brogan served as Law Clerk to the Honorable William H. Huber, Presiding Judge in the Chancery Division, General Equity Part, Superior Court of New Jersey, in Toms River, New Jersey. He is a happily married father of seven wonderful children.

This course is approved for CLE in these states:

  • Alaska - 2.5 credits
  • Arizona - 2.5 credits
  • California - 2.5 credits
  • Colorado - 3 credits
  • Connecticut - 2.5 credits
  • Florida - 3 credits
  • Georgia - 2.6 credits
  • Hawaii - 2.5 credits
  • Illinois - 2.5 credits
  • Indiana - 2.7 credits
  • Missouri - 3 credits
  • Mississippi - 2.5 credits
  • New Hampshire - 2.5 credits
  • New Jersey - 3.1 credits
  • New Mexico - 2.5 credits
  • Nevada - 2.5 credits
  • New York - 3 credits
  • Oregon - 2.75 credits
  • Pennsylvania - 2.5 credits
  • Virgin Islands - 2.5 credits
  • Washington - 2.5 credits
  • West Virginia - 3.1 credits
ASCLD/LAB and Other Forensic Lab Certification: What Does That Really Mean?2$10008/10/2017N/A
This course earns different CEU hours depending on your state:
  • AK (1.5)
  • AZ (1.5)
  • CA (1.5)
  • CO (1.75)
  • CT (1.5)
  • FL (2)
  • GA (1.5)
  • HI (1.5)
  • IL (1.5)
  • MO (1.75)
  • MS (1.5)
  • NH (1.5)
  • NJ (1.8)
  • NM (1.5)
  • NV (1.5)
  • NY (1.5)
  • OR (1.5)
  • PA (1.5)
  • TN (1.5)
  • VI (1.5)
  • WA (1.5)
  • WV (1.8)

Description

The use of lab tests, witness testimony, and on-scene evidence in criminal investigations is standard and generally accepted. As citizens, we trust the labs, police officers and forensic scientists to gather and analyze evidence and administer justice accordingly. But what if lab tests were corrupted, witness testimony was unreliable or coerced, and evidence was tainted? In this CLE course, renowned attorney Jeffrey T. Schwartz will explain the extent to which corruption has infiltrated our criminal justice system and the degree to which we rely on evidence that cannot be trusted. The course will explain how to do your due diligence in verifying the authenticity of evidence you need to present at court. Using the parameters enforced by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/ Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB), the course will explain the many ways that the labs and police are failing to properly handle evidence and how to evaluate and verify evidence presented in court.

Lecturer Bio

Jeffrey Todd Schwartz, Esq.

Jeffrey Todd Schwartz was awarded a Baccalaureate in Psychology (B.A.) from Yeshiva University’s Yeshiva College and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) at its Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Admitted to the bar of the states of New York and New Jersey in 1987 and to the Supreme Court of the United States since 1992, he has been litigating federal and state court matters for over twenty-four (24) years. For six years Mr. Schwartz served the Queen's County District Attorney's Office in New York City. He was assigned to the Homicide/Investigations Bureau and was a founding member of both its Narcotics Trial and Career Criminal Major Crime Bureaus. While in private practice he received certification as lead counsel in the evolving area of death penalty prosecution, immigration consequences to criminal conviction and sex offender civil commitment pursuant to article ten of the Mental Hygiene Law. For fifteen years Mr. Schwartz has been on the faculty of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (I.T.A.P.) and coached its law school team during the semi-final rounds of the American College of Trial Lawyers National Trial Competition. He lectures and performs demonstrations at continuing legal education (C.L.E.) and bar association training programs. Topics have included: representing high profile clients vilified in the media, ethical issues that arise in the zealous representation of criminal cases, crime scene investigation and forensics, as well as trial advocacy, strategy and technique. His internet lectures and panel discussions are acclaimed by his colleagues nationwide. You can see his peer reviews here: www.jeffreytschwartz.com/index-7.html. Mr. Schwartz has been honored, recognized and awarded certificates of outstanding dedication and service by The City Council of New York, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as well as the Detective Endowment and Patrolman's Benevolent Associations of the New York City Police Department. He appears as a legal analyst and consultant in the media and is trial counsel in highly publicized death penalty, murder and civil prosecutions. He has been profiled in local and national publications, including The New York Times. Mr. Schwartz is a graduate of the Yeshiva of Flatbush in Brooklyn, New York and studied Bible, Talmud and Judaic studies for one year in Jerusalem towards his undergraduate degree. He devotes a minimum of twenty-five percent of his time to pro-bono cases and charity fund raising.
Applying Mediation Principles to Family Law Issues2.4$10008/10/2017N/A
This course earns different CEU hours depending on your state:
  • AK (2)
  • AZ (2)
  • CA (2)
  • CO (2.25)
  • CT (2)
  • GA (2)
  • HI (2)
  • IL (2)
  • MO (2.25)
  • MS (2)
  • NJ (2.4)
  • NM (2)
  • NY (2)
  • PA (2)
  • TN (2)
  • VI (2)
  • WA (2)

Description

Mediation is a form of ADR (Alternate Dispute Resolution) that may be used in civil disputes, family law matters, eldercare, and many other fields. In this course you will be given an overview of mediation skills and techniques from a trained attorney/mediator. The lecture will apply mediation principles to practice areas in family law. Whether you are an attorney contemplating starting a mediation practice or are simply looking to gain practical insight into this growing field this lecture is for you. Topics include mediation theory, the ethics of mediation practice, and mediation theory as applied to Family Law disputes. The focus will be on practical applications of the mediation model. This CLE lecture will also give the attorney who is not familiar with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) another model to consider when handling a matrimonial matter.

Lecturer Bio

Martin Rosenfeld, Esq.

Martin Rosenfeld graduated, Cum Laude, from the New England School of Law in 1982. He has worked as an Assistant Attorney General for nine years in Connecticut. Martin is also an ordained rabbi (Yeshiva University, 1975). He has incorporated mediation work in both his roles as a rabbi and attorney since 1996. Martin trained in mediation in the Center for Conflict Resolution (Chicago,IL) and at the Mediation Training and Consultation Institute (Ann Arbor, MI.). He currently lives in Fair Lawn, NJ where he conducts a mediation practice and is on the New Jersey roster of family and commercial mediators. Martin is a member of the Bars in NJ, CT, IL and NY. His writings appear in the blogs www.NJMediator.Wordpress.com and www.Mediationdigest.wordpress.com. Martin has also served as an arbitrator in over 100 cases.
Appealing and Litigating Health Care and Long-Term Disability Insurance Denials2.1$10008/10/2017N/A
This course earns different CEU hours depending on your state:
  • AK (1.75)
  • AZ (1.75)
  • CA (1.75)
  • CO (2)
  • CT (1.75)
  • GA (1.8)
  • HI (1.75)
  • IL (1.75)
  • MO (2)
  • MS (1.75)
  • NJ (2.1)
  • NM (1.75)
  • NY (2)
  • PA (1.5)
  • VI (1.75)
  • WA (1.75)

Description

Regardless of how comprehensive your medical insurance may be, no plan covers everything and even some seemingly innocuous claims may be rejected, particularly those that involve long-term care. That is why it’s critical to understand the appeal and litigation process for health care and long-term disability claims. In this CLE course, David Trueman reviews the various types of insurance and the primary components of general policies before delving into the processes and procedures for appealing and litigating medical insurance denials. The course highlights the most important elements of the appeal and litigation process including determining the basis for appeal, eliciting support from medical authorities, document preparation and the variability of strategies in the basis of specific medical insurance plans.

Lecturer Bio

David L. Trueman, Esq.

David Trueman is an attorney as well as a psychologist and a graduate of Columbia University School of Law. He represents individuals and health care professionals in a variety of areas including practice issues, health care coverage and reimbursement, insurance matters, long-term disability, and medical malpractice. He has made law in the Second Circuit and New York State enhancing patients' rights' in relation to insurance companies and managed care entities. Dr. Trueman often writes and lectures on health law, insurance, and managed care issues, and conducts Continuing Legal Education seminars for practicing attorneys. He currently is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University School of Law where he teaches "Health Law" and "Access to Health Care."
Anatomy of a Car Accident Case2.6$12508/10/2017N/A
This course earns different CEU hours depending on your state:
  • AK (2.25)
  • AZ (2)
  • CA (2.25)
  • CO (2.5)
  • CT (2.25)
  • GA (2.2)
  • HI (2.25)
  • IL (2.25)
  • MO (2.5)
  • MS (2.2)
  • NJ (2.6)
  • NM (2.25)
  • NV (2)
  • NY (2.5)
  • PA (2)
  • TN (2.2)
  • VA (2)
  • VI (2.25)
  • WA (2.25)
  • WV (2.6)

Description

This CLE program gives an attorney a complete overview of handling a car accident case, with particular emphasis on New York State. From meeting with the client and extracting vital information to the handling of the Personal Injury Protection claim to putting the case into a lawsuit, this lecture touches on just about every well-known issue that needs to be addressed. The lecture includes cost benefit analysis that must be taken into account upon accepting a case and whether a case is worth pursuing into trial or better settled earlier on. Handling a car accident case involves ever changing approaches to the credibility of one’s client, the seriousness of the injuries and the attitudes towards settlement taken by various well known insurance companies. This course will guide you through the thicket of those issues and gives helpful pointers on getting the most out of the case before you.

Lecturer Bio

Jeffrey A. Rubin, Esq.

Jeffrey A. Rubin is the principal at Jeffrey A. Rubin & Associates, PC located in Downtown Manhattan. Mr. Rubin's firm specializes in personal injury cases and immigration cases. Mr. Rubin personally tries most of his cases and he has appeared in every related courthouse in the metropolitan area. The range of cases that Mr. Rubin's firm handles includes, car accidents, trip/slip and falls, Labor Law and, insurance defense as well as, green cards, citizenship and deportations. Mr. Rubin is a 1989 graduate of The Benjamin Cardozo School of Law and served for several years as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York. He has also worked at an insurance defense law firm for several years and at a law firm that represent individuals suing workplace related complaints. Mr. Rubin is admitted to the bar in New York, New Jersey, the United States District Court-Eastern, Southern and New Jersey Districts. Mr. Rubin is also admitted to the Second Circuit of the United States Court of Appeal as well as admitted and qualified to appear before the United States Supreme Court. From time to time you can hear Mr. Rubin on 93.5 F.M. Link Up Radio as well as Haitian Radio stations, Lakay and Tropicale. To learn more visit: www.jarubinlaw.com.
An Overview of State and Local Contracting Issues & Practice in New Jersey3$10008/10/2017N/A
This course earns different CEU hours depending on your state:
  • AK (2.5)
  • CA (2.5)
  • CO (3)
  • CT (2.5)
  • GA (2.25)
  • HI (2.5)
  • IL (2.5)
  • NJ (2.9)
  • NY (2.5)
  • PA (2)
  • VI (2.5)

Description

A fascinating and detailed two-part CLE course covering every nuance of New Jersey Contracting issues, this expansive CLE course offers attorneys a thorough review of state and local issues. The first part, entitled New Jersey State Government Contract Law and Process is presented by Patrick D. Kennedy, Esq. Beginning with an overview of both contracting methods and their alternatives, Kennedy then goes in-depth and covers areas such as interactions with procuring entity, specifications, constructing challenges in contract awards, bid protest and administrative appeals. Kennedy also reviews final agency appeals and delineates which types of challenges have the best chance of success. The course concludes with a thorough look at contract compliance and performance, debarment, suspension and ethical issues regarding government contracting. A brief Q & A will also be offered. The second part brings the topic to local issues with regard to procurement law and is entitled New Jersey Local Government Procurement Law and Process. Presenter Maeve E. Cannon, Esq., will offer a first-hand look at contracting methods and their alternatives, specifically as they pertain to local government entities in the state of New Jersey. The course will include: • A review of New Jersey State statutory requirements • Interactions with Procuring Entity • Bid Specifications • Bid Rejection • Contract Award Challenges • Pay-to-Play • Ethics in Local Government Contracting • Do’s and Don’ts of Public Contracting The course will conclude with a brief Q & A.

Lecturer Bios

Patrick D. Kennedy, Esq.

Patrick D. Kennedy is a partner of Hill Wallack LLP where he is partner-incharge of the firm’s Administrative Law/Government Procurement Practice Group. Mr. Kennedy concentrates his practice in Administrative Law and Corporate Litigation including Public Procurement and Environmental Litigation with a particular emphasis on administrative, environmental and regulatory compliance. Prior to entering the private practice of law, Mr. Kennedy served in a number of capacities within New Jersey State Government. From 1973 through 1975 he was employed as non-partisan staff of the New Jersey Legislature’s office of fiscal affairs. In that capacity, he undertook performance reviews of various State operations for compliance with legislative intent. In 1977, Mr. Kennedy was employed by the State Department of Treasury, Division of Purchase and Property, where he served in several capacities including as Assistant to the Director. Among his responsibilities were the oversight of agency complaints against vendors and the hearing of bid protests. He also served as hearing officer for matters involving vendor responsibility and potential debarment. He acted as hearing officer in Keyes Martin v. Division of Purchase and Property, the leading case in New Jersey involving vendor responsibility and conflicts, and how such conflicts can impact on a bidder’s rights to a State contract. While in the Division he was responsible for the development of regulations impacting the State’s procurement process. In 1979, Mr. Kennedy became Assistant Director of the newly formed Office of Administrative Law and was charged with the responsibility of establishing a program to evaluate the State’s corp of Judges. In private practice, Mr. Kennedy’s activities have focused on representation of private clients seeking business with the State of New Jersey. Mr. Kennedy frequently appears before the State Appellate Division on emergent matters and has been successful in achieving stays of publicly advertised bids pending further judicial review. Mr. Kennedy frequently advises clients on the amicable resolution of ongoing procurement or contract compliance issues. Mr. Kennedy is a 1973 graduate of Rider College where he graduated with an honors degree in economics. He attended Seton Hall University School of Law where he graduated with a Juris Doctor degree with honors in 1980. Mr. Kennedy served on Governor Whitman’s transition team for the Department of Personnel, Governor McGreevey’s Transition Team for the Department of Environmental Protection, and the Supreme Court Committee on Outside Activities of Judiciary Personnel. Mr. Kennedy is a member of the Mercer County and New Jersey State Bar Associations. He served as an adjunct professor at Rider University. He serves on the Board of the American Red Cross.

Maeve E. Cannon, Esq.

Maeve E. Cannon is a partner of Hill Wallack LLP. She is a member of the Litigation Division and Administrative Law/Government Procurement Practice Group.Ms. Cannon concentrates her practice in Administrative Law, Regulatory Compliance and Corporate Litigation including Public Procurement, Employment and Government Litigation, including Appellate Practice. Ms. Cannon has substantial experience in all aspects of public procurement disputes at the State and local levels and advises clients at each stage of the public bidding and contract process, including challenges to specifications and award, post bid contract issues, prevailing wage and suspension and debarment. She also represents clients before a myriad of State Administrative Agencies including Labor, Treasury, Personnel and Environmental Protection. In addition to her knowledge of Administrative and Regulatory Compliance, Ms. Cannon has experience in the areas of Employment and ERISA litigation and has represented clients in all phases of employment related litigation and compliance. She is former Township Attorney for the Township of Ewing, New Jersey. A graduate of Colorado College and Fordham University School of Law, Ms. Cannon is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania (1988). Ms. Cannon is co-author of the article “The Battle for State Contracts: What Process is Due in a Challenge to a State Contract Award”? published in the New Jersey Lawyer October/November 1996 and “Government Procurement Basics” published in the CPA Journal, May 2004. She also authored the article “Avoiding Pitfalls of Mootness on Appeal” published in the New Jersey Lawyer, April 2003. She has also authored articles in environmental areas including, “When It Rains it Pours”, (addressing newly promulgated stormwater regulations) published in Mercer Business, 1994. She is a frequent lecturer on procurement, employment and other related topics. She has represented litigants in several significant published procurement and employment cases. Ms. Cannon is very active in the Trenton Community. She sits on the Board of Directors of Womanspace, Inc., and was a member of the Executive Board of The Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra from 1995 to 2005. She is a past member of The Union Industrial Home for Children, Corporate Resource Development Committee; Mercer County Community College, Career Service Advisory Commission; and is a past President of Trenton Business and Professional Women. She is a member of the Mercer County and New Jersey State Bar Associations.
An Oral Contract Isn’t Worth the Paper It’s Written On - Or Is It?1.2$5008/10/2017N/A
This course earns different CEU hours depending on your state:
  • AK (1)
  • AZ (1)
  • CA (1)
  • CO (1)
  • CT (1)
  • HI (1)
  • IL (1)
  • MO (1)
  • NJ (1.2)
  • NY (1)
  • PA (1)
  • TN (1)
  • VI (1)

Description

Most lawyers enter contract negotiations aspiring to achieve a fully signed agreement containing all material terms. But many business relationships – particularly in the media and entertainment world – proceed in the absence of fully signed agreements. Why do sophisticated industry people use short-form and unsigned long-form agreements? Do these agreements create binding contractual obligations? What tests do courts use to answer this question? And what risks do the parties take? Frankfurt Kurnit founding partner Tom Selz provides an important refresher course on the fundamental principles that underlie our transactional work. Topics include: • A review of common short form documents and oral agreements • Deciphering the parties’ intent to be bound (or not to be bound) • Identifying material terms • Scope of the obligation to negotiate in good faith • Effect of partial performance • Promissory Estoppel, Quantum Meruit, and other alternative contract theories • Special considerations in pitch situations • Drafting tips

Lecturer Bio

Thomas D. Selz, Esq.

Thomas D. Selz is a founding partner of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz focusing on all aspects of entertainment law. Mr. Selz's practice includes advising on documentary film, fictional and fiction-based-on-fact feature films, television pilots, tv series and miniseries, live stage productions, publishing, music publishing and sound recording, and clearance work for problematic material to make the product acceptable to networks, publishers and Errors and Omissions insurance carriers. Mr. Selz also counsels clients on copyright (including issues relating to termination and renewal rights under the 1976 Copyright Act and its amendments, and the 1909 Copyright Act) and trademarks, from clearance searches, to deciding which classes to file in, to registering as Intent to Use or based on actual use, and reminding clients about the need for additional filings are necessary with the US Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to transactional work from collaboration agreements and development through production and distribution, Mr. Selz focuses on mergers and acquisitions, secured transactions, private placements and public offerings, including crowd-funding laws and regulations. Mr. Selz has set up an international network of attorneys to assist each other with issues raised by the cross-border reach of Internet crowd-funding. Mr. Selz also regularly advises on complex corporate work involving entertainment industry and intellectual property assets. For more than three decades, Mr. Selz has also helped structure domestic and international tax-advantaged financing for motion picture and television productions. In the US, Mr. Selz was one of the first to see the potential for combining state production incentives with the benefits for investors under Section 181 of the Internal Revenue Code, and Mr. Selz has advised clients about extensions to Section 181 as they have occurred. Mr. Selz has also taken the lead on behalf of the US videogame industry in extending the benefits of Section 181 to videogame development and production, particularly as such activities involve tax issues arising from crowd-sourced funding. Working with local counsel, Mr. Selz helped devise financing structures that are now used throughout the industry to permit clients to overcome substantial regulatory and business risks to be able to draw on funds from countries outside the US, including Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Germany and Hungary. He co-authored the US Incentives chapter of the Film Finance Handbook: How to Fund Your Film (Netribution, 2007). Mr. Selz is a contributing editor to Entertainment, Law and Finance. He is co-author of the Entertainment Law Treatise, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Editions, Shepard's/ McGraw-Hill, 1983-2008, and was co-author of Entertainment Law, Casebook, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Editions, Lexis/Nexis, 1984, 1997, 2003. Mr. Selz is Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School (1998-present), and prior to that he was Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law (1977-1993). Mr. Selz was a director of the Independent Feature Project (1986 - 2001), and served as General Counsel to the organization (1986-2008). Mr. Selz has been quoted in Bloomberg on the Google Book Search Copyright Class Action settlement, and in Financial Times on TiVo’s plan to allow customers to transfer television programs to Apple's iPod. He was also quoted in The New York Times and other publications on the posting to the Internet of "Gone With the Wind" by the Australian affiliate of Project Gutenberg in violation of U.S. copyright law. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Selz worked in the entertainment department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and was associated with Emil, Kobrin, Klein & Garbus for three years. He is admitted to practice in New York. To learn more about Mr. Selz visit his website http://fkks.com/attorneys/thomas-selz.