November 30, 2012

Inside Business Law

Focus on Middle Market and Small Business Committee

  • The Middle Market and Small Business Committee provides great tools and references for U.S. and international corporate and transactional lawyers who counsel clients ranging from private family and middle market enterprises to smaller public companies on the myriad of business issues they confront in their practices. Be sure to consult the Fall 2012 issue of the Business Visions Newsletter published by the Middle Market and Small Business Committee which contains a recap of the ABA's Annual Meeting in Chicago, as well as an update on upcoming meetings. The newsletter contains significant highlights of CLE programming and updates on what to expect this coming year. We look forward to receiving a recap on the articles and topics covered in the upcoming meetings.
  • Some of the programs co-sponsored by the Middle Market and Small Business Committee at the Annual Meeting include informative presentations on crowdfunding, and the recent impacts of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act.

Commercial Law Programs and Content

  • In the Fall 2012 Commercial Law Newsletter, the Commercial Finance and Uniform Commercial Code Committees provide a joint report on the 2012 Annual Meeting and feature several new articles by new contributors. Don't miss out on the following contributions:
    • "Using Limited Liability Company Interests and Limited Partnership Interests As Collateral" by Tarik J. Haskins
    • "Cybercrime And Online Banking Fraud: An Overview Of The Rules For Allocating Commercial Account Losses" by Salvatore Scanio and Robert W. Ludwig, Jr.
    • "Loan Participations - Time For Another Look Part II" by Andrew Connor
    • "Are Factoring Transactions "True Sales"? Should Factors Care?" by Haywood A. Barnes

Cyberspace Committee Updates

  • It appears that the coming months will be quite busy for the Cyberspace Committee as they have announced packed programs through April 2013 in their Fall 2012 newsletter.
  • Be sure to read the updates from the International Trade Subcommittee, the Identity Management Legal Task Force, the Digital Media Subcommittee, and the Cloud Computing and IT Services Subcommittee on their current projects.