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In Tennessee, like most 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 Tennessee.

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
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.
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 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.
Airbnb – Revolutionaries of Sharing Economy or Just Plain Illegal?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 (1.7)
  • HI (1.75)
  • IL (1.75)
  • MO (2)
  • MS (1.5)
  • NH (1.5)
  • NJ (2)
  • NM (1.75)
  • NV (1.5)
  • NY (2)
  • PA (1.5)
  • TN (1.7)
  • VI (1.75)
  • WA (1.75)
  • WV (2)

Description

Airbnb is an online community marketplace that connects potential home renters with those seeking to lease their properties. It is a service that is adored by some, despised by others and in NYC has been a major source controversy. The NYS Attorney General maintains that nearly three-quarters of all Airbnb rentals in NYC are illegal and in violation of violate zoning and other laws. It has charged Airbnb to clean up its act. What’s at stake? Huge sums of money for Airbnb, millions of potential hotel tax dollars that the Attorney General says Airbnb is costing the State every year and substantial income to the individuals who offer short term apartment rentals. But is this all legal? Is Airbnb a revolutionary of the sharing economy breaking down greedy and lazy industries and empowering individuals? Or is it just a scam to avoid regulation and taxes? Join Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, LLC partner Matthew Brett who has litigated many of these issues as he breaks down the law and issues surrounding this fascinating and timely topic.

Lecturer Bio

Matthew S. Brett, Esq.

Matthew S. Brett is a partner at Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, LLP. He joined BBWG in in 2000 and became a partner in 2007. He specializes in real estate litigation and has worked on notable cases including Lenox Hill Hospital v. Spitz and HF Associates v. Sullivan. He has co-authored an Amicus curiae brief the United States Supreme Court petition for certiorari in Harmon v. Kimmel. Mr. Brett earned his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School where he was a Moot Court Honor Society Quarter Finalist in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Human and Natural Ecology from Emory University. He was the Chairman of the New Jersey Emory University Alumni Association. Mr. Brett is currently a member of the Judiciary Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Until December 2011, Mr. Brett was an Owner's Representative on the Advisory Council of the Housing Part of the New York City Civil Court. He was also a member of the Housing and Urban Development Committee and a member of the Housing Court Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Has served as Co-Chair of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses hosted by the New York Bar Association including How to Successfully Navigate, Litigate & Resolve Mold Issues, Housing in Cyberspace, Rent Regulation and Future Perspectives on Affordable Housing and Economic Development in New York City. Mr. Brett has also lectured on the Internet and Evidence for the Rent Stabilization Association and Rent Regulation for the New York City Bar Association. He has lectured on AirBnB issues for the Rent Stabilization Association and the New York County Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Millburn Township Zoning Board of Adjustment. Mr. Brett regularly tweets about real estate, regulatory and housing issues on Twitter: @NYClandlordlaw
Advertising After Operation Full Disclosure: The FTC’s New Focus on Disclosures in Advertising1.25$5008/10/2017N/A
This course earns different CEU hours depending on your state:
  • AK (1)
  • AZ (1)
  • CA (1)
  • CO (1.25)
  • CT (1)
  • GA (1)
  • HI (1)
  • IL (1)
  • MO (1)
  • MS (1)
  • NH (1)
  • NJ (1)
  • NM (1)
  • NY (1)
  • PA (1)
  • TN (1)
  • VI (1)
  • WA (1)
  • WV (1)

Description

As part of “Operation Full Disclosure,” the Federal Trade Commission recently sent warning letters to more than sixty national advertisers warning them that their television and print disclosures are not clear and conspicuous. This is second time in two years that the FTC has issued major guidance to industry on disclosures in advertising. What is Operation Full Disclosure all about? Why is the FTC so focused on disclosures – and national advertising – right now? And what should advertisers and their agencies do to comply? Listen as one of the country’s leading advertising law experts provides an update on the FTC’s disclosure initiatives and best practices for staying out of trouble.

Topics include:

  • What the FTC is most concerned about now
  • Making disclosures “clear and conspicuous”
  • Key factors for determining whether disclosures won’t be effective
  • Disclosure traps to avoid
  • Key concerns with online disclosures, including dealing with small space ads and hyperlinks
  • Review of important FTC and state enforcement actions relating to disclosures
  • And much more...

Lecturer Bio

Jeffrey A. Greenbaum, Esq.

Managing Partner of Frankfurt Kurnit since 2010, Jeffrey A. Greenbaum is one of the country’s leading advertising lawyers. He is a partner in the firm's Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations Group and has extensive experience representing advertisers, advertising agencies, and media companies on advertising, marketing, branded entertainment, and intellectual property matters. Best Lawyers named him "Advertising Lawyer of the Year" in the New York metro area for 2015. Mr. Greenbaum advises clients on a wide variety of advertising-related matters, including advertising regulation, rights clearance, agency/client contracts, production contracts, e-commerce, consumer privacy, sweepstakes and contests, union issues, network clearance, and global advertising clearance. He also regularly represents advertisers in connection with advertising litigation, including federal, state, and local regulatory investigations, as well as before the National Advertising Division and other self-regulatory organizations. Mr. Greenbaum is also the Chairman of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, a network of independent law firms around the world with expertise in advertising law. He is also a Director of the Brand Activation Association (formerly, the PMA), and has also served as a member of the BAA's Executive Committee. He is also a member of the BAA's Government and Legal Affairs Committee. He was also Co-Chair of the 2007 PMA law conference. Mr. Greenbaum has previously served as chair of the Committee on Consumer Affairs of the New York City Bar. For more than a decade, he has also chaired the New York City Bar’s annual “Hot Topics in Advertising” program. He has also served on the INTA Nontraditional Marks Committee and is a member of ASIPI. Mr. Greenbaum is a frequent speaker on advertising issues. He has spoken at the Federal Trade Commission’s "Protecting Kids' Privacy Online" workshop, the "FTC at 100" workshop, the FTC's "Rebate Debate" workshop, and at the FTC's "Green Lights and Red Flags: FTC/BBB Rules of the Road for Advertisers" program. He has also spoken at conferences and programs sponsored by the National Advertising Division, the Association of National Advertisers, the Brand Activation Association, the National Advertising Review Council, the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program, the Electronic Retailing Association, INTA, the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, ASIPI, ALI/ABA, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the American Bar Association, the New York City Bar, the New York County Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, and others. Mr. Greenbaum is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council at the University of Michigan Law School. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Parsons School of Design. He has also spoken at programs sponsored by Columbia University, New York University, New York Law School, Brandeis University, and University of Kansas. Mr. Greenbaum has been quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, Advertising Age, Adweek, Creativity, Marketing News, Digiday, Sports Business Global, Kiplinger, Media Post, Electronic Retailer, Advertising Compliance Service, LA Biz Journal, The National Law Journal, Antitrust, and Corporate Counsel. He has appeared on the CBS "Early Show" and Bloomberg Law. He is the author of the chapter "Specific Corporate Compliance Challenges by Practice Area: Advertising" in Corporate Compliance Practice Guide: The Next Generation of Compliance (LexisNexis, 2009). He is also the author of the chapter "Developing an Advertising Compliance Program" in Advertising and Marketing Litigation Best Practices (Aspatore, 2007). He has also served as the "Legalease" columnist for Shoot magazine.
Advantages of Bankruptcy for Corporations and Investors1.2$5008/10/2017N/A
This course earns different CEU hours depending on your state:
  • AK (1)
  • AZ (1)
  • CA (1)
  • CO (1)
  • CT (1)
  • GA (1)
  • HI (1)
  • IL (1)
  • MO (1)
  • NJ (1.2)
  • NY (1)
  • PA (1)
  • TN (1)
  • VI (1)

Description

Today’s fiscal crisis has made the potential for bankruptcy a shocking reality for many. Few corporations or individuals are prepared for the complexities and procedural issues the process entails. This informative CLE course will outline the various benefits to corporations, investors and debtors in filing for Chapter 11. The course will also explain different types of bankruptcies and explain how to reclassify secured debt into unsecured debt, the process for the free and clear sale of assets and the requirements for confirmation of Chapter 11.

Also included in this course is:

  • Automatic Stay (Bankruptcy Code § 362)
  • Extension of time to fulfill contractual obligations (Bankruptcy Code § 108)
  • Payment of Interest and Other Treatment of Secured Claims
  • Assumption/Assignment/Rejection of Leases and Executory Contracts
  • Tax advantages

Lecturer Bio

Edward E. Neiger, Esq.

Edward E. Neiger is a managing Partner at ASK LLP. Prior to ASK LLP, Edward was the founding partner of Neiger LLP, a premier full service bankruptcy and corporate law firm. Prior to Neiger LLP Edward was an attorney in the Business, Finance & Restructuring department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, one of the nation's premier restructuring practices. At Weil Gotshal, Edward worked on behalf of such debtors as Enron, Worldcom, Global Crossing, Atkins, Parmalat and Vertis. At Neiger LLP, Edward represented clients in the bankruptcy cases of Lehman Brothers, American Airlines and General Motors, to name a few. Edward recently represented Madison 92 Associates LLC, an $82 million New York City Marriot-flagged hotel in its successful restructuring. He successfully resolved disputes with numerous adverse parties, including its secured creditors and unions. Edward also represents a wide variety of corporate creditors in large bankruptcies. Neiger LLP represented Chinese conglomerate Heining Mengnu Group Co., Ltd. (Mengnu), the largest unsecured creditor of Jennifer Convertibles, Inc. (JC). Mengnu served as the DIP Lender and Plan Sponsor and ultimately acquired JC through a plan of reorganization, obtaining over 90% of JC's common stock. Most recently, he represented Royal Spirit Ltd., a Hong Kong company and the largest creditor of The Connaught Group, a leading manufacturer and retailer of women's designer clothing with over $100 million in annual revenue that filed for bankruptcy. He used Royal Spirit's leverage as the largest unsecured creditor to acquire The Connaught Group's assets through a joint venture with U.S.-based Tom James Company, a leading manufacturer and retailer of Men's apparel. Edward represented the creditors' committees in the bankruptcy cases of jewelry manufacturer First Class Imports, Inc., We Recycle!, a large recycling company with locations in Connecticut and New York, the international jewelry designer Doris Panos Ltd., and TexStyle LLC, a large textile manufacturer. He also represented a group of shareholders in the bankruptcy case of Visteon, Inc. – a $2 billion dollar automotive supplier. He appealed Visteon's plan of reorganization, arguing that the shareholders were being treated unfairly under the plan. As a result of Edward's creative and persuasive legal arguments, Visteon settled with the shareholder group for $2,250,000. Finally, Edward represented the chapter 7 trustee in the bankruptcy case of Kevin C. Davis, where he recovered over $400,000 for the trustee, and wiped out over $10 million in secured debt. Most recently, he represented the trustee in the bankruptcy of The National Sports Museum, where he helped the trustee recover over half-million dollars through preference actions and "director & officer" lawsuits. Edward is committed to giving back to the community. In law school, he assisted victims of domestic violence and was awarded the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award in recognition of his efforts. He has been actively involved in various organizations that provide legal services to those in need on a pro bono basis, including defending low income tenants in eviction proceedings and helping Holocaust survivors recover monetary damages from the German government. Currently, the firm works with the Bankruptcy Assistance Project in helping low-income individuals file chapter 7 bankruptcy petitions, and was presented with awards recognizing its work in 2009 by Judge Bernstein (SDNY) and Chief Judge Craig (EDNY), and in 2010 by Chief Judge Gonzalez (SDNY) and Judge Stong (EDNY). Edward authors numerous articles, which are published in national publications including, among others, the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, the Turnaround Management Association’s Journal of Corporate Renewal, and the Bankruptcy Strategist. He also writes the Bankruptcy Update column for the New York Law Journal.
ADHD, School Discipline & Criminal Prosecution2.5$12508/10/2017N/A
This course earns different CEU hours depending on your state:  
  • AK (2)
  • AZ (2)
  • CA (2)
  • CO (2.25)
  • CT (2)
  • FL (2.5)
  • GA (2)
  • HI (2)
  • IL (2)
  • MO (2.25)
  • MS (2)
  • NH (2)
  • NJ (2.4)
  • NM (2)
  • NV (2)
  • NY (2)
  • OR (2)
  • PA (2)
  • TN (2)
  • VA (2)
  • VI (2)
  • WA (2)
  • WV (2.4)

Description

ADHD has become the go-to diagnosis for misbehaving children, inattentive teenagers and maladjusted adults. But where it’s most prevalent is in the prison system, affecting nearly 50% of the population and typically presenting along with co-occurring conditions such as learning disabilities and other risk factors for antisocial and criminal behavior. This CLE course will assess the impact of ADHD and other mental health conditions on these types of behaviors, substance abuse, and other types of addiction. The course will explain the legal issues that arise in the intersection between school discipline, education law and criminal procedure. The presentation sheds light on school disciplinary hearings, manifestation determination and access to school records in pursuit of treatment based outcomes, while examining constitutional and other legal issues that arise in arrests of school-age children and children with special needs and discuss practical strategies for effective representation of such defendants.

Lecturer Bio

Robert M. Tudisco, Esq.

Robert M. Tudisco is a nationally recognized author, motivational speaker and nonprofit management consultant. He is also a practicing attorney and an adult diagnosed with ADHD. From 2010 through 2013, Robert was the Executive Director of the Edge Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides specialized coaches for students with ADHD and Executive Functioning Impairment. He is a past member of the National Board of Directors of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) and is a current member, and a past chair of CHADD’s Public Policy Committee. Robert is also a former Vice President of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA). Since his diagnosis, he has researched and written extensively on the subject of special education law and disability advocacy, as well as the over representation of individuals with ADHD and co-occurring mental health conditions in the juvenile/criminal justice systems compared to that in the general population. He is a frequent resource for the media on these subjects including CBS News, New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, ABC News, The BBC, The Today Show, CNN, USA Today, Seattle Times. He has been published in ATTENTION® Magazine and regularly contributes on adult, parenting and legal issues, in addition to sitting on its Editorial Advisory Board. He was also the legal expert columnist for ADDitude Magazine from 2007 through 2012. Robert received his Juris Doctor at the Fordham University School of Law in 1989. He subsequently served four years as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, NY. For the last twenty years he has practiced criminal and civil litigation as a practicing attorney in New York. Since his diagnosis, he has dedicated a growing portion of his practice as an advocate for special needs children, adolescents and adults in the area of legal, administrative and educational issues. He also lectures at conferences throughout the country and speaks at special education PTA meetings. He also accepts engagements as a keynote and motivational speaker for parenting and student groups. Robert is an avid runner, sports philanthropist and nine time marathon finisher. He has developed a number of programs to raise funding and awareness for organizations such as CHADD and The Edge Foundation. As the Executive Director of the Edge Foundation, he created Team Edge, as a means to promote a healthier way of life for Edge Coaches and Students and also to raise funding and awareness about Edge’s mission through various athletic events. In 2009, Robert ran the New York City Marathon on a team of 125 runners for Autism Speaks. Collectively, the team raised over $485,000 for the charity. He lives with his wife and son in Eastchester, New York.