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PRE-RECORDED: Collecting the Debt: Successful Enforcement Tactics

Originally Presented On Wednesday, November 6, 2013

2 Professional Practice Credits

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
Locating the Debtor and his assets
Article 52 remedies, including execution, income execution and restrainingnotices.
Settlement and negotiation strategies.
Judicial perspectives on motions to vacate judgment, post-judgment enforcementmeasures and settlements.
Presented by:
Hon. Noach Dear, Acting Supreme Court Justice, Kings Co.
Richard Klass, Esq.-Your Court Street Lawyer
Susan Nash, Search-Net Management, President
Sponsored by:
BBA’s Civil Court Committee-Jeffrey Miller, Esq., Chair
Thomson Reuters-Westlaw

To Order the CD Online:

$50.00

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

PRE-RECORDED: Land Use and Zoning In NYC: The Basics*

Originally Presented On: October 9, 2013

2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Description:
This Real Property course will introduce attorneys to the fundamental building blocks of zoning and delve into the details of zoning calculations, CEQR requirements, development rights transfers. The speakers will also discuss the various city agencies associated with land use, including the Departments of City Planning and Buildings, the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals,and the NYC Landmarks Commission.

Presented by:
Mark Caruso, Esq., Caruso, Caruso & Branda, P.C.
Chris Wright, Esq., Simons & Wright LLC

Sponsored By:
BBA’s Real Property Law Committee- Mark Caruso, Esq., Chair

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.

PRE-RECORDED: Bankruptcy Update 2013

Originally Presented On:
Part I Thursday, September 12th: 6:00-8:30pm
Part II Thursday, September 19th: 6:00-8:30pm
Part III Thursday, September 26th: 6:00-8:30pm

Credits: 2.5 Credits Professional Practice per course

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Part I – Bankruptcy Basics – This Course is for the beginning attorney who has done 5 or less bankruptcies and is excellent for sending your staff and paralegals to learn or re-learn the Basics of Bankruptcy and Chapter 7.
Topics include:  How to properly complete and amend Schedules and other required filings;  How to convert to other Chapters; The basics of how to complete the means test form;  How to get the Meeting of Creditors closed in one visit;  Basic client interviewing; Bankruptcy Exemptions.

Part II –Intermediate Level - This Course is a perfect follow up to Part I.
Topics include: How to get the difficult or high earning debtor under the means test cap for Chapter 7;  Discharge and Dischargeability Actions and how to defend them; reaffirmation of Debts and the alternatives thereto; The new exemptions – an overview.

Part III –Advanced Bankruptcy – Covers Advanced Topics.
Topics include: The new exemptions – advanced analysis; Exemption Planning; Recent Decisions; Chapter 13 and lien stripping.

Presentations by:
David J. Doyaga, Esq., Doyaga & Schaefer
Gregory Messer, Esq., Law Office of Gregory Messer, PLLC

Sponsored by:
BBA’s Bankruptcy Law Committee- Dayid J. Doyaga, Esq., Chair
East Coast Appraisal Services

To Order Online:

Part I
CD

$50.00

DVD

$50.00

Part II
CD
+$30.00
$50.00

DVD

$50.00

Part III
CD
+$30.00
$50.00

DVD

$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 & Bolts of Real Property Contracts Provisions, Procedures, and Pitfalls

Originally Presented On: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

2 MCLE Credits (Professional Practice)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Course Description:
Come learn about contract terms and provisions along with “what to do” tips with respect to common situations involving real estate contracts.  The presenters will also describe in detail the various problems and pitfalls that practitioners often encounter and how to either avoid or resolve such problems.
Presented by:
•    Mark Caruso, Esq., Partner of Caruso, Caruso & Branda, P.C.; BBA’s Real Property Law Committee Chair
•    Dominic J. Famulari, Esq., Law Firm of John D. Famulari
Sponsored by:
•    BBA’s Real Property Law Committee-Mark Caruso, Esq., Chair
•    Investors Bank
•    Regal Title Agency

To Order the CD Online:

$50.00

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

PRE-RECORDED: Forensic Accounting in Family Law
Lost and Found: How to Find the Money When They Say It’s “Gone”

Originally Presented on May 20, 2013 ~ 6:00-8:00pm

2 MCLE Credits (Practice Management)

Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

Course Description:
Learn how forensic accountants assist attorneys in representing their clients in family law engagements.  Acquire the tools and techniques used in discovering hidden assets or unreported or under reported income. Learn about methods used in valuing closely held businesses. The presentation will include examples from actual cases and will conclude with a question and answer period.
Presented by:
Robert I. Schindler, CPA, CFF, Partner in Charge: Forensic Accounting Services, Litigation Support and Assurance Services at Cavalcante & Company, LLC, CPAs and Business Advisors
Sponsored by:
•BBA’s Family Law Section-RoseAnn Branda, Esq., Chair
•East Coast Appraisal Services

To Order CD Online:

$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.

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

Order Here:

 

$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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