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CLE Program

October 25, 2017

This program explores the role of the Owner's Representative in the construction process – from preliminary design through final completion. Join Tannenbaum Helpern construction attorneys Ken Block and Josh Levy and executive managing director of Colliers Project Management, Robert Gorton for a discussion on when to engage an owner’s representative and the role it plays in a construction project. To register for the event, click here.

June 22, 2017

This program will drill down on guaranteed maximum prices (GMPs), covering the pros and cons of using GMPs, when and how they are established, the elements of the GMP and the relevant contractual provisions. The discussion will include the treatment of contingencies, general conditions costs, allowances, qualifications, savings and change orders. For more information, click here

February 23, 2016

Andrew W. Singer
Partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Mark W. Smith
Partner, Smith Valliere PLLC and New York Times Bestselling Author

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
900 Third Avenue at 54th Street, New York, NY 10022

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Roundtable Discussion

Email Tara Fragiacomo at fragiacomo@thsh.com with your first and last name, title, company name and email address or register online.

Business casual

1.0 NY transitional and non-transitional CLE credit will be available.

May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013

3:00pm - 5:00pm, registration begins at 2:30pm

In 2012, the IRS issued proposed regulations and guidance under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA"); the Department of Justice issued long-awaited guidance in A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ; and the Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") imposed record breaking penalties on foreign financial institutions. This program will provide an overview of the 2012 developments in these areas and what to expect in 2013. The panel will discuss the following:

  • FATCA - The current state of FATCA in the U.S., the requirements of the agreement FFIs must enter into with the IRS to avoid tax penalties, certain limited exceptions to FATCA's requirements for certain FFIs and the due diligence and reporting requirements imposed on FFIs by FATCA.

  • OFAC - Developments in U.S. sanctions particularly in Iran, Syria and Libya, and OFAC's enforcement trends including its increasing extraterritorial focus.

  • FCPA - The recent guidance put out by the DOJ, with particular emphasis on the areas that most affect foreign financial institutions.


Tammy P. Bieber
Planning Chair; Partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Paula Anderson
Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Hui Chen
Assistant General Counsel, Pfizer, Inc.

F. Wayne Holton, CPA
Partner, CitrinCooperman

Michele Gibbs Itri
Partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Ralph A. Siciliano
Partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP


Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP
900 Third Avenue (at 54th Street), New York, NY 10022

Registration begins at 2:30pm

To RSVP, email Nancy Wu at wu@thsh.com with your first and last name, title, company name and email address.

NY CLE: CLE credits pending

September 12, 2012

The Internet has created a minefield of concerns and novel infringement risks for owners of intellectual property (IP). With the advent of social media brand owners can no longer control the online conversation and their over-reaction to possible infringement can prompt a viral attack that may threaten or destroy their brand. This program discussed strategies brand owners can employ to keep these risks at bay.

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May 16, 2012

Recently, there has been an emergence of new standards and developments regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. This program covered key legal considerations and business implications that employers should be mindful.

January 25, 2012

Many in the financial sector do not fully grasp what constitutes a business method and/or business system which has the potential to be patented-nor do they realize its revenue potential. This complimentary breakfast seminar on January 25and 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., examined what constitutes a "patentable" and "unpatentable" business method and/or business system, and how patent owners could generate revenue through licensing such patents. Also, it weighed the value of obtaining patent protection as compared to that of maintaining such information as a trade secret.

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