Professional Practice CLE

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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Introduction to the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act:
An Analysis of Collection Ethics and an Annual Review of FDCPA Case Law

Originally Presented On: December 13, 2011 – 6:00-8:00pm
Credits: 2 MCLE Credits (.5 Ethics, 1.5 Professional Practice)

Presentations by:
Richard A. Klass, Esq., Law Office of Richard A. Klass.
Isaac N. Tuchman, Esq., Daniels & Norelli, P.C.

Sponsored by:
The BBA’s Mentoring Committee – Richard A. Klass, Chair
The BBA’s Civil Court Committee – Dino Mastropietro, Chair

Topics will include: What debts are covered by the FDCPA; who is a “debt collector” subject to the FDCPA, and what conduct is mandated or prohibited by the FDCPA; a review of the year’s decisions interpreting the FDCPA; and the ethics and consequences of aggressive collection activity.

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E-mail: msymonds@brooklynbar.org
Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 209

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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

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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.

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.

Slicing Up the Pie – Business Valuation of a Pizzeria and Other Cash Businesses
*Investigative Techniques in the Valuation of a Closely Held Business
& Business Valuation – Both an Art and a Science
*Understanding the Report & Cross Examination of the Expert Witness

Original CLE Date: February 15, 2011
Credits: 2 Professional Practice Credit

Moderated by: Aimee L. Richter, Esq. – Bender Rosenthal Isaacs & Richter LLP

Presentations by:
Louis J. Cercone, Jr., CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA, – Brisbane Consulting Group, LLC
& Douglas P. Sosnowski, CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA, CFF – Brisbane Consulting Group, LLC

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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 more information.

Original Recording Date: January 6, 2011
1 MCLE Credit (Professional Practice)
Members $50 | Non-Members $80

Description: This program provides an overview of the amended Power of Attorney Statute and Practical Tips for Implementation.

Moderated By:
Fern Finkel, Esq.

Presentations by:
Fern Finkel, Esq.
Anthony Lamberti, Esq.

Sponsored by:
The Brooklyn Bar Association Elder Law Committee, Anthony J. Lamberti, Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

 

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Price: $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.

 

Credits: 2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)
Speakers: Isaac N. Tuchman, Esq., Daniels & Norelli, P.C
Jeffrey Miller, Esq., Jeffrey Miller & Associates, P.C.
Sidney Cherubin, Esq., Volunteer Lawyers Project
Hon. Alice Fisher Rubin, Civil Court of the City of New York

This course covers the following topics: The Players: The Self-Represented Litigant, The Judge, The Court Attorney, Court Clerks and Uniformed Court Officers; Attorney Conduct Designed To Promote Reasonable Dispositions; Attorney Conduct That Invites Disappointment; Adjusting Your Strategy for a Pro Se Adversary; Responding to Pro Se Pleadings; The Ethical Perils of Speaking to a Pro Se Adversary; Avoiding Accusations of Undue Influence; A View on Pro Se Litigants from the Bench; and more!

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