Business Law Basics

Business Law Basics

Business Law Basics is a free CLE webinar series featuring monthly programs focused on the fundamentals of key practice areas.

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Audio, video, and materials from Business Law Basics programs are available to Business Law Section members shortly after each webinar. CLE credit is only available for programs that are live or in the on-demand library.

Upcoming Program

Understanding Key Elements of Legal Opinions

June 27, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern

Business lawyers are asked to give legal opinions in a number of contexts, including the closing of debt and equity financings and private M&A transactions. This program will walk through the core opinions included in a typical third party legal opinion, and will discuss customary assumptions, exceptions and qualifications. It will examine opinions commonly requested and given, and will discuss their customary meaning and the work customarily done to support them. The panel will discuss resources available to guide opinion givers and counsel for opinion recipients.

Panelists:

  • Ettore A. Santucci (moderator), Goodwin, Boston, MA
  • Richard N. Frasch (moderator), San Francisco, CA
  • Anna S. Mills, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Charlotte, NC
  • Christina Houston, DLA Piper LLP (US), Wilmington, DE
  • Timothy G. Hoxie, Jones Day, San Francisco, CA

 

Presented by: Legal Opinions Committee

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Upcoming Program

Business Bankruptcy Basics: Part I: Creditor Strategies at the Beginning of the Bankruptcy Case

July 25, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern

This webinar covers issues and strategies for attorneys representing parties who become creditors or otherwise become involved in a business bankruptcy case.  This first part covers topics that arise prior to and at the beginning of the bankruptcy case including commencing an involuntary case, challenging venue, becoming a critical vendor, asserting a reclamation claim, modifying the automatic stay and requesting adequate protection.

Panelists:

  • Charles M. Rubio, Diamond McCarthy LLP, New York, NY
  • Sheryl Giugliano, Diamond McCarthy LLP, New York, NY

Presented by: Business Bankruptcy Committee

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Upcoming Program

Business Bankruptcy Basics: Part II: Creditor Strategies During the Middle and End of the Bankruptcy Case

August 22, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern

This webinar covers issues and strategies for attorneys representing parties who become creditors or otherwise become involved in a business bankruptcy case.  This webinar covers topics that arise during the middle and end of the bankruptcy case including addressing assumption and rejection of executory contracts and unexpired leases, asserting an administrative expense claim, understanding the plan confirmation process and making confirmation objections, and defending against preference claims.

Panelists:

  • Charles M. Rubio, Diamond McCarthy LLP, New York, NY
  • Sheryl Giugliano, Diamond McCarthy LLP, New York, NY

Presented by: Business Bankruptcy Committee

Registration will be opening soon.

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Archive

Audio and materials from all Business Law Basics programs will be archived shortly after each webinar.

Accreditation Information

States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted.  For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program. 

The ABA applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA live webinars and teleconferences in AL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MO, MP, MT, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WV. 

The ABA does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars and teleconferences in FL, ID, ME, NE, NJ, PA, RI, and WY. Some states allow attorneys to earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission. View accreditation information for your state.

The ABA will seek credit for this program in the states indicated on this page.  The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.8 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute statesCredit hours granted are subject to each state's approval and credit rounding rules.

New York: This transitional/non-transitional CLE program is approved for newly admitted and experienced NY attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1.5 New York CLE credits.

All attorneys may click here to view additional MCLE information for your jurisdiction.

Scholarship Information

A limited number of scholarships are available to defray the registration fee upon application. Preference will be given to practitioners with limited means and unemployed attorneys. Please contact Quiana Nesbit for more information at quiana.nesbit@americanbar.org.