Pre-recorded CLE for Purchase

Drafting For the Pros:
Structuring and Negotiating Sports Industry Commercial Contracts

Originally Presented on Thursday, May 9, 2013 ~ 6:00-8:00 pm

2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Description:
Learn how to best counsel and protect your client by understanding key clauses used to draft various sports-related contracts and by avoiding the pitfalls that can occur during these complicated negotiations. The panel will focus on sponsorship, media rights, athlete endorsement transactions and other commercial contracts that produce revenue and shape today’s sports industry.
Panelists:
•Jeff B. Gewirtz, Esq., Executive Vice President of Business Affairs & Chief Legal Officer, Brooklyn Nets and  Barclays Center
•Robert A. Boland, Esq., Academic Chair & Professor of Sports Business and Law at NYU’s Tisch Center
Sponsored by:
Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Committee-Sanaa Z. Harris, Esq., Chair

To Order CD Online:

+$30.00
$50.00

To Order DVD Online:

+$30.00
$50.00

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

We maintain a financial hardship policy. Contact CLE Director for application information.

PRE-RECORDED: Nuts and Bolts of Taking a Deposition

Originally Presented on Thursday, April 4th-6:00-8:00pm

2 MCLE Credits (Skills)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:

Come learn how to prepare for conducting a deposition, one of the most important fact-finding missions in a case.  Learn the rules and laws that apply to deposition objections and how to preserve the record.  Presentations will come from practitioners in fields of personal injury/medical malpractice and matrimonial issues as well as from the judicial perspective.
This program is appropriate for attorneys and newly admitted attorneys.
Moderated by:
Richard Klass, Esq., Your Court Street Lawyer
Presented by:
• John Bonina, Esq., Partner of Bonina & Bonina, P.C.
• Lara Genovesi, Esq., Principal Law Clerk to Hon. Jeffrey S. Sunshine, Kings County Supreme Court
• Aimee Richter, Esq., Partner of Bender Rosenthal Isaacs & Richter LLP
Sponsored by:
• BBA’s Mentorship Committee
• Investors Bank
• Diamond Reporting and Legal Video

To Order the CD Online:

+$30.00
$50.00

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

We maintain a financial hardship policy. Contact CLE Director for application information.

 

PRE-RECORDED: The Nuts & Bolts of Landlord & Tenant Law

Originally Presented on Wednesday, March 6th

Credits: 2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80 

Description: Acquire the tools you will need to handle everything in landlord and tenant law cases.  The discussion will include the basics of creating and terminating the landlord-tenant relationship and contracts, the rights and obligations of both parties, rent regulation in New York State, and due diligence in the sale and purchase of real estate.
Presentations by:
Paul Bierman, Esq., Court Attorney for Hon. Brenda Spears, Housing Part of New York County
Sponsored by:
•    BBA’s Real Property Committee, Mark Caruso, Esq.- Chair
•    Investors Bank

Order Here:

+$30.00
$50.00

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

We maintain a financial hardship policy. Contact CLE Director for application information.

PRE-RECORDED: A View From the Fiscal Cliff:  Working with the New Tax Act

Originally Presented on February 28, 2013

2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description: Come learn how to advise clients under the American Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012. Find out what you must know and consider, what kind of planning opportunities have arisen, how to structure transactions under the act, and how to minimize the new 3.8% tax on net investment income.
Presentations by:
Eugene Lyle Stoler, CPA, JD, LLM
Bradley M. McKinney, CPA
Roberto Viceconte, CPA, JD
Sponsored by:
Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Advisors

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$50.00
 

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

We maintain a financial hardship policy. Contact CLE Director for application information.

 

 

The Media & The Attorney: Handling a High Profile Criminal Case

Originally Presented on  June 26, 2012 – 6:00-8:00pm

2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Presentations by:
Hon. Allan Marrus, Justice of the Supreme Court Kings County
Benjamin Brafman, Esq.
Sarah Wallace, veteran ABC television news reporter
George Farkas, Esq.
Michael Farkas, Esq.

Sponsored by:
The BBA’s Criminal Law Section, George Farkas – Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

This course will cover the following topics:
What to do and say when a reporter shoves a microphone in your face. More importantly, what NOT to do and say. Handling, holding a press conference. Ethical considerations. Using the media to your advantage.

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Independent Contractors v. Employees:
Who is Covered and How

Originally Presented On May 2, 2012 – 6:00-8:00pm

Location: 123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn
Credits: 2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Presentations by:
Hon. Katherine A. Levine, Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York
Ira Cure, Esq., Employment Lawyer, Labor and Employment Arbitrator and Mediator
Pamela A. Elisofon, Esq., Elisofon Law Office
Joan C. Lenihan, Esq., Private Practitioner
Shamsey T. Oloko, Esq., Partner at The Thorgood Law Firm
Alan Podhaiser, Esq., Private Practitioner
Shaun C. Reid, Esq., Principal at Reid Kelly, P.C.
Brigette Renaud, Managing Member at Renaud PLLC

Sponsored by:
The BBA Employment & Labor Law Committee, Pamela Elisofon, Esq. – Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director
National Employment Lawyer’s Association, New York Chapter
Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association, Lisa Schreibersdorf, President
Judicial Title Insurance Agency

Topics will include: Independent Contractors: how they are covered, defined and treated under: Title VII, the NYS Human Rights Law (Article 15), the NYC Human Rights Law (Title 8), the National Labor Relations Act, ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code (employee misclassification and its tax and labor implications), IRS Voluntary Classification Settlement Program, FLSA, Workers Compensation Law, Unemployment Insurance Board, and some criminal and civil ramifications.

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PRE-RECORDED: “[Eth]ex & The City: Legal Ethics v. The City’s Morality”
Why Doing The “Right” Thing Can Still Cost Your License To Practice Law

Original CLE Date: November 14, 2011

2 MCLE Credits (Ethics)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
Lawyers who face disciplinary and court inquiries into their conduct typically get in “trouble” not because they make the “wrong” ethical decisions, but, rather, because they do not see the issues in making their decisions and believe that simply doing the right “moral” thing is always “ethical.” Using real world examples and interactive hypotheticals, this ethics program will explore practical ethical issues relating to and including:

• “Ethics v. Morality” – when is doing the “right” thing “ethically wrong”;
• Client rights v. lawyer self-preservation;
• Keeping your legal fees v. getting sued and having to return your legal fees;
• Revenue generating law firm technology v. computer malpractice; and
• Ingenious attorney advertising v. really bad press.

Presentation by: Pery D. Krinsky, Esq., Krinsky PLLC

Sponsored by:
The BBA’s Young Lawyers Section – Jimmy Lathrop, Chair
The BBA’s Technology Committee – Andrea Bonina, Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

 

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For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

Original Program Date: November 1, 2011

1.5 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80

Description:
New York legalized same-sex marriage on June 24, 2011, but many legal pitfalls still remain for the unwary because of the conflict between New York’s law and the federal Defense of Marriage Act which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. This CLE will discuss both the state and federal law and how the practitioner can counsel same-sex couples on their rights and obligations under state and federal law in the areas of estates planning and matrimonial law.

Opening Remarks by:
Honorable Jeffrey S. Sunshine, Supervising Judge of the Matrimonial parts Kings County

Presentations by:
Alison Arden Besunder, Law Offices of Alison Arden Besunder P.C., Principal.
Alyssa Ann Rower, Associate, Matrimonial Law, Aronson, Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP

Sponsored by:
The BBA’s Family Law Section, RoseAnn C. Branda, Esq. – Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

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For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

PRE-RECORDED: Intellectual Property for Solo and Small Firms

Original CLE Date: April 11, 2011

2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
Appropriate for Solo and Small Firm practitioners looking to add an Intellectual Property component to their practice and attorneys seeking an overview of this important practice area. Lawyers often consider Intellectual Property (Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents, Trade secrets, Entertainment Law) the domain of specialized boutique firms, but aspects of this practice area can readily be incorporated into solo and small firm practice in consultation with IP counsel. In this basic-level program, seasoned practitioners will present the nuts and bolts of copyright and trademark registration practice, IP licensing, Entertainment Law and an introduction to the various litigation challenges that may arise. Participants will receive a clear picture of how to handle IP basics and beyond, with IP counsel as advisor or if necessary, co-counsel. You can’t afford to miss this important introduction to the
practice of intellectual property!
Presentations by:
Kenneth Feldman, Esq., Feldman Law Group PC
Bruno Codispoti, Esq., Codispoti & Associates, P.C.
Wallace E. J. Collins III, Esq.
Sponsored by:
The BBA’s Intellectual Property Committee, Bruno Codispoti – Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

Purchase Here:

$50.00

For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.

PRE-RECORDED: Family Court: The Latest Procedural and Substantive Issues

Original CLE Date: April 7, 2011

2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice) 

Description:
This course will address the substantive issues & procedural aspects of filing petitions and obtaining judicial relief in Family Court.
Moderated by:
Hon. Esther M. Morgenstern, Kings County Supreme Court
Robert A. Ugelow, Esq., Robert A. Ugelow, P.C.
Presentations by:
Judge Paula J. Hepner, Administrative Judge of the Kings County Family Court
James E. Dolinger, Jr., Assistant Deputy Chief Clerk of the Kings County Family Court
Sponsored by:
The BBA Family Court Committee, Hon. Esther M. Morgenstern and Robert A. Ugelow – Co-Chairs
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

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For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or dlevine@brooklynbar.org.