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Previous Speaking Engagements

March 20, 2019

Join THSH attorney Yolanda Kanes for a roundtable discussion on the evolving trust and estate landscape. The program will cover estate planning changes, strategies to consider and opportunities on the horizon.

March 19, 2019

Join THSH employment attorney Jason Klimpl on March 19th at 2:00pm EST for a Financial Poise webinar on the employer issues to be aware of in the workplace and what any size business needs to know to better understand employment law. For more information, please click here.

March 19, 2019

On March 19 at 3:00pm EST, THSH bankruptcy attorney Michael Riela will be speaking for Financial Poise about what a business owner should and should not consider and do when dealing with financial trouble, an overview of various restructuring and liquidation methods, a framework for how to decide between them, and practical tips for traversing the difficult environment that is financial distress. For more information, please click here.

March 14, 2019

Join real estate attorneys Eric Schoenfeld and Ari Davis for a Lawline webcast where they will zone in on a few of the significant issues negotiated in joint venture agreements, and their ramifications on the investor/sponsor relationship. For more information click here.

March 12, 2019

Join THSH litigators Maryann Stallone, Richard Trotter, and Alexandra Kamenetsky Shea for an interactive discussion and key insights into all aspects of a restrictive covenant litigation, including what agreements are more likely to be enforced and what type of evidence it takes to convince a Court to grant you the type of emergency legal relief you may need to protect your business.

March 5, 2019 On March 5 th at 12pm EST, THSH construction attorney Kenneth Block will be moderating a ProLawCLE webinar where he will discuss the fundamental elements of construction management and offer contract strategies for the sophisticated owner/developer. For more information, click here.
March 5, 2019

Join us on Tuesday, March 5th for the HFA Breakfast Briefing – “Blockchain: Misconceptions and Investment Opportunities” which will be hosted by Tannenbaum Helpern and HFA. This program will feature comments and interactive discussions led by industry professionals, including THSH attorney Michael Tannenbaum. To register, click here.

February 28, 2019

THSH employment attorney Andrew Singer will be speaking at a TemPositions’ HR Roundtable on the future of marijuana in the workplace.

February 27, 2019

Join THSH attorney Michele Gibbs Itri and leading investors on February 27th at Bloomberg LP for a discussion on responsible investing through the lens of the Impact Shares – NAACP partnership and how the incorporation of ESG information is influencing investment decisions and driving results, as the demand for impact on key issues increases. For more information, click here.

February 26, 2019

Join THSH bankruptcy attorney Michael Riela on February 26th at 2pm EST for a Financial Poise webinar where he among others will discuss the issues involved with cash collateral and DIP financing and how the various constituencies fight about them. For more information, click here.

February 19, 2019

THSH attorney Andrew Berger will be speaking with Marshall Phelps at the Cornell IP Lunch Lecture on “Guidance on Building and Growing an IP Practice – Whether in House or at a Law Firm”.

February 14, 2019

Thursday at 10am EST, THSH attorney Ralph Siciliano will discuss the holding in the Salman case as well as the earlier Second Circuit decision in U.S. v. Newman, and how those decisions affected the landscape of the law governing insider trading and government prosecutions which followed, and more. Click here to register.

February 7, 2019

Our first Women’s Initiative of the year took place on February 7th and at an art gallery where guests viewed the exhibition called Fieldnotes by female artist Alinka Echeverria. Gallery owner and frequent speaker on fine art Sara Kay spoke about what to look for when collecting and investing in art regardless of price points. For more information, please email events@thsh.com.

February 5, 2019

Tannenbaum Helpern attorney Michele Itri spoke at the Financial Poise webinar on private funds and the similarities and differences from other investment vehicles from the legal perspective.

January 31, 2019

THSH investment management attorney Michael Tannenbaum spoke at the Swiss Alternative Investments Forum 2019 event on the US-view of structuring of alternative investments and Case Study PE-Managed Account for Swiss Pension Fund. For more information, click here.

January 23, 2019

Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys Michael Riela, Jason Klimpl, and Joel Klarreich presented an interactive session where they discussed how staffing firms can "prepare for the worst" at the very outset of the client relationship, how they can detect early warning signs of financial trouble, and how firms may reduce their losses if a client ends up in peril. For more information, click here.

December 17, 2018

THSH attorney Michael Riela discussed what to do when the worst happens in a data breach in the Financial Poise webinar on December 17th at 12pm EST. For more information, click here..

December 11, 2018

Accountants joined us for a roundtable discussion on how accounting firms can "prepare for the worst" through their client engagement agreements, what firms should do when they detect warning signs of financial trouble, and how they may reduce their losses if a client becomes insolvent. For more information, please email events@thsh.com or visit the webpage.

November 27, 2018

Event is sold out. If you would like to be invited to next year’s Alternative Investments event, please email us at events@thsh.com

Our Alternative Investments 2019 event had speakers Layne Moskowitz, Michele Demers, Cristina Dolan, Michele Itri, James Rieger, and Jason Wild. If you are a hedge fund, private equity fund, family office, institutional investor, or capital intro professional and would like to attend this event, please email us at events@thsh.com.

November 15, 2018

THSH’s David Lallouz spoke during the new Financial Poise™ and West LegalEdcenter webinar called Roadmap to Selling a Business or Taking on Outside Investors, which helps founders plan for a value maximizing transaction if they choose to sell their business.

November 13, 2018

Many joined Michael Riela and Richard Trotter on November 13th from 10:00am-12:00pm EST where they presented the program, Hot Topics in Bankruptcy Law: Structured Dismissals, Safe Harbors, Out-of-Court Workouts and Marijuana on myLawCLE. Click to learn more.

November 8, 2018

Our A-Connect event was an evening of casual conversations, mingling and friendly competition of pool, ping pong and foosball with old and new friends. For more information, please email events@thsh.com.

October 31, 2018 October 24-26, 2018

THSH is proud to be a silver sponsor for the NYSBA International Section 2018 Seasonal Meeting in Montreal, Canada. Attorneys Drew Jaglom and David Lallouz both spoke, on October 25th and October 26th. Drew chaired a panel on distribution and e-commerce, and spoke at a panel on cybersecurity ethics and compliance issues. David was on the program steering committee, and will speak on M&A and the Technology Revolution. For more information click here.

October 29, 2018

Many joined Tannenbaum Helpern’s litigation attorney Paul Sarkozi who was on the panel for this event where they discussed how strategic preparation in advance of a mediation session is essential in order to efficiently settle a case. Through interactive vignettes and group discussion, this panel discussed how to effectively prepare for a mediation session. To register for the event, click here.

October 16, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern’s litigation and bankruptcy attorneys Michael Riela and Richard Trotter taught a session via livestream about the relevant federal law with respect to marijuana and alternative avenues that individuals and distressed companies in the marijuana business can take. Click here for more information.

October 10, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern’s real estate attorney Ari Davis moderated a roundtable panel discussion at YJP’s Real Estate Investment Development Forum on industry trends in NY & NJ markets, and long term investing vs. short term hoping. Click here for more information.

October 9, 2018

Many joined employment law attorneys Joel Klarreich, Jason Klimpl, and Andrew Singer on October 9 th where they spoke at the comprehensive half-day conference on local laws and legal issues that impact New York staffing firms for New York Staffing Association’s Law Day. Click here to for more information.

October 3, 2018 | Vistage

Many joined employment attorneys Andrew Singer and Jason Klimpl of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP where they discussed the impact of the #MeToo Movement and how employers can implement practical solutions to prevent harassment and build a leading workplace culture.

For more information click here

September 27, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern’s litigation and employment law attorneys Joseph Lockinger, Alexandra Kamenetsky Shea and Andrew P. Yacyshyn spoke via livestream about recent legislative developments and how it will impact what employers must do to comply with these new laws when addressing the issue of workplace harassment with staff.Click here to learn more information.

September 12, 2018

Many joined employment law attorneys Jason Klimpl and Andrew Yachyshyn (with links) for a Penda Aiken roundtable discussion where they discussed the best practices for conducting neutral, swift, and thorough workplace investigations. For more information click here.

September 12, 2018

On September 12th, Donald Prutzman was a part of a webinar where he talked about the challenges that businesses are likely to face when initially choosing a brand and how to understand strategies for protecting that brand. For more information, click here.

September 5, 2018 NYSA

This was the last session of the ASA Certified Staffing Professional training before taking the exam. Many joined THSH’s employment attorney and Associate General Counsel of NYSA Jason Klimpl for the important training. For more information click here.

August 29, 2018 NYSA

Jason Klimpl taught the part 2 of 3 training session which was aimed at helping staffing professionals in passing the ASA Certified Staffing Professional program. For more information click here.

August 22, 2018 NYSA

The Certified Staffing Professional program features rigorous content focused on employment and labor law at both the federal and state levels. It is the essential credential for staffing professionals, certifying your expertise to work with both employees and clients within the bounds of federal and state laws and regulations. Many joined THSH’s employment attorney and Associate General Counsel of NYSA Jason Klimpl for a three part training session. For more information click here.

July 19, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern’s real estate attorney Ari Davis moderated a panel discussion at YJP’s Real Estate Investment Forum. Click here for more information.

June 28, 2018

At this breakfast roundtable discussion, Tannenbaum Helpern employment attorneys Jason Klimpl and Andrew Yacyshyn discussed in detail the NY State and City anti-sexual harassment legislation and what employers and businesses must do to comply. For more information, click here.

June 21, 2018

At this interactive breakfast program, Tannenbaum Helpern’s Michael Riela and fellow speakers explored a real cyber breach and shared insights in how companies can best protect themselves and their assets. For more information, click here.

June 21, 2018

Many joined Tannenbaum Helpern's real estate attorney Ari Davis and fellow panelists as they highlighted the key considerations when "Representing the Commercial Landlord" in a lease transaction. For more information, click here.

June 13, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern’s corporate attorney David Lallouz spoke at NetDiligence’s Cyber Risk Summit in PA. In his session on “Cyber Risk in Mergers & Acquisitions”, he covered factors to consider during the due diligence phase, current state of the market, representations and warranties on cyber risk hygiene, and the best practices for risk management during the integration of systems. For more information, click here.

June 12, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern’s Women’s Initiative hosted a Spring Soiree where guests mingled with other professional women for an evening of networking and conversations. This invitation only evening event was limited to mid to senior level professional women and women entrepreneurs. For more information regarding this event, please send an email to thsh@thsh.com.

June 11, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern’s attorneys Andre Jaglom, David Lallouz and Michael Riela, along with PwC’s Diane O’Connell, discussed the ethical obligations of lawyers to understand and address cybersecurity risks in order to protect the confidentiality of client information. The panelists discussed steps that firms can take to protect themselves and comply with these ethical obligations and applicable requirements under the GDPR. To register for the event, click here.

May 24, 2018 | New York State Bar Association – Business Law Section Spring Meeting

Tannenbaum Helpern corporate attorney James Rieger discussed the impact of the new tax bill on mergers and acquisitions. For more information about the event, click here.

May 23, 2018 | Women in eDiscovery – NYC Chapter

Tannenbaum Helpern’s attorneys Maryann Stallone and Michael Riela discussed the compliance issues and ethical obligations of lawyers how to understand and address cybersecurity risks to protect confidentiality. In addition, this program provided practical advice for what companies should do now to get ready for the European Union’s Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which applies to all companies (wherever located) that have or target customers or clients who are EU residents and obtain personal data of EU residents. For more information, visit https://www.womeninediscovery.org/events.

May 16, 2018 | Financial Poise Webinars

Tannenbaum Helpern’s intellectual property attorney Kristin Garris and fellow panelists discussed how trademarks are created and maintained, the various methods of trademark protection, the rights conferred by trademark registration, and steps for enforcing trademarks in the U.S. in the brick-and-mortar marketplace and online. For more information about the event, click here.

May 15, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern’s Joel Klarreich and Jason Klimpl, along with TemPositions Group’s Jim Essey, discussed the various legislation facing staffing firms in their session, “Legislative Update”, at the 2018 NYSA Super Seminar Day. To register for the event, click here.

May 10, 2018

On May 10, 2018 in a session entitled, “Recruiting Issues- Discrimination, Salary, History, Criminal Background, and Medical Marijuana, Oh My!”, Tannenbaum Helpern’s staffing attorney and counsel of the New York Staffing Association, Joel Klarreich, along with fellow speakers, discussed how staffing firms can avoid class actions and comply with the myriad new laws. For more information, click here.

May 10, 2018 | 2018 ASA Staffing Law Conference

On May 10, 2018 Tannenbaum Helpern’s employment attorney Jason Klimpl provided an update on recent and pending New York State and New York City employment laws.

May 10, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern’s senior partner Michel Tannenbaum joined a panel to discuss policies impacting alternative investment industry in the UK and Europe. For more information about the event, click here.

May 8, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern’s intellectual property attorney Kristin Garris discussed intellectual property challenges that artists face today, particularly on digital platforms. For more information, click here.

May 1, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern’s employment law attorney Andrew Yacyshyn joined the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Roundtable to discuss the New York City Earned Sick and Safe Time Act. For more information, click here.

April 25, 2018 | New York State Bar Association

Tannenbaum Helpern’s employment attorney Andrew Singer joined the Fashion Law Committee discussing the #MeToo movement and issues of sexual harassment and sexual assault that some argue have long plagued the fashion industry. The panel discussion addressed ways industry stakeholders can tackle these issues, employer obligations, legal protections available to employees and independent contractors, recent legislative and policy initiatives and the impact the recent scandals have had on the fashion industry. For more information regarding the event, click here.

April 24, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern hosted a cybersecurity event for the NY In-House Counsel Meet-up group, where Maryann Stallone and Mike Riela discussed the compliance issues and ethical obligations of lawyers to understand and address cybersecurity risks to protect confidentiality. They provided practical advice for what companies should do now to get ready for the European Union’s Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which applies to all companies (wherever located) that have or target customers or clients who are EU residents and obtain personal data of EU residents.

April 20, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern’s litigation attorneys Vincent Syracuse, event planning chair, and Carl Regelmann spoke at NYSBA’s annual program on “Basic Lessons on Ethics and Civility 2018, discussing the developments in the area of attorney ethics and recent case law. The program included real life hypotheticals by a panel of distinguished practitioners and jurists.

If you missed the April 20th event, below are two videos on two hypotheticals that address civility among attorneys and protecting client information.

Video 1: Why is civility important at the beginning of litigation?

Video 2: Attorney-Client Confidentiality vs the Customs Agent: Who Wins?

April 12, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern’s corporate attorney David R. Lallouz walked attendees through the essential elements of buying or selling a family owned business, focusing on what's critical to both buyers and sellers when acquiring or selling such a business. This was a private event. For more information, please send email to jonathan.shenkman@opco.com.

April 11, 2018 | Financial Poise Webinars

Tannenbaum Helpern’s intellectual property attorney Kristin Garris discussed the so-called “nuts and bolts of copyright law” beginning with what exactly is a copyright, how to protect a copyright, and finally how to enforce a copyright. For more information about the event, click here.

April 10, 2018 | New York State Bar Association

Tannenbaum Helpern’s co-managing partner and real estate attorney Joel Hirschtritt spoke at NYSBA’s Managing Partners Roundtable discussing emerging technologies for law firms. To watch the discussion, click here.

March 27, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern’s employment attorneys Jason Klimpl and Andrew Yacyshyn spoke at Penda Aiken’s Paid Family Leave Roundtable, discussing the ambiguities of the law and compliances issues.

March 22, 2018

A dynamic two part-panel discussion began with Tannenbaum Helpern’s Michele Itri and RSM’s Richard Joslin who discussed the recent tax reform and its effects on hedge funds, private equity managers, and the investors who allocate to them. In the second half of the panel, design and marketing communications firm, Cassuto Design, shared marketing tips for fund managers in 2018, joined by a select group of allocators and investors sharing their views on the current marketplace. If you are interested in more information on this past event, please send an email to thsh@thsh.com

March 20, 2018

In this webinar, Tannenbaum Helpern’s employment attorney Jason B. Klimpl discussed mistakes commonly made by employers in classifying employees and provided attendees with the tools needed to find and fix potential wage and hour pitfalls. For more information, click here.

March 15, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern’s Michele Itri joined an all-female panel of experts from within the alternative investment industry to discuss some of the implications of the tax reform legislation. Panelists touched on both the short-term and long-term implications of the changes for corporations pass-through entities and employees and individuals, as well as the current impact on domestic and foreign entities, state and local governments, the federal deficit and who the biggest winners and losers will likely be. For more information, click here.

March 13, 2018

In this program, Tannenbaum Helpern employment attorney Jason B. Klimpl discussed talent acquisition and management in a startup environment, including how to negotiate employment or consulting agreements, granting options, and related agreements with potential hires. This webinar covered common legal pitfalls and how to avoid them. For more information, click here.

February 23, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern’s Intellectual Property attorney Andrew Berger spoke at Utah State Bar 2018 IP Summit discussing statutory damages in copyright litigation. For more information, click here.

February 13, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern and RSM LLP co-hosted an intimate discussion on the implications of the Tax Reform on hedge funds and private equity funds and investors who allocate to them. Tannenbaum Helpern’s Michele Itri and RSM’s Moshe Metzger and Yaakov Tambor discussed new deduction restrictions on trader vs. investor funds, carried interest planning, and tax reform impact on blocker structures. This invitation only event was limited to hedge funds, private equity, and investors. If you are interested in more information about this previous event, please send an email to thsh@thsh.com.

February 7, 2018 | Financial Poise Webinars

Tannenbaum Helpern’s intellectual property attorney Kristin Garris discussed the importance of certainty in ownership of IP and how ownership of IP is entangled with areas of corporate law and employment law. More information on the past event, click here.

January 25, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern real estate attorney joined a roundtable discussion on January 25th at the University of Pennsylvania to discuss her career working in law and influencing policy. Other topics included her journey since graduating from College and how her time at Penn helped shape her professional life.

January 21, 2018

At this Business Workshop Series hosted by Accion, Tannenbaum Helpern corporate attorney David R. Lallouz discussed “capital rising and crowdfunding” covering the various options a company has. Employment law attorneyJoseph D. Lockinger discussed what business owners need to know about employment laws when expanding their business. Intellectual Property attorney Kristin Garris discussed relevant IP issues affecting business owners.

January 18, 2018

Tannenbaum Helpern corporate attorney David Lallouz discussed the life-cycle of a deal whether you are buying, selling or merging a company. Typically, regardless the type of deal, the transaction follows a fairly uniform process. This webinar discussed all the steps and timeline for a typical deal.

December 7, 2017

Tannenbaum Helpern’s Corporate and Cybersecurity & Data Privacy attorney David Lallouz spoke on the current cybersecurity landscape facing attorneys and professional services providers.

December 5, 2017

Tannenbaum Helpern’s Women’s Initiative is a fun evening as guests mingle and shop for holiday gifts from featured women entrepreneurs while socializing with other professional women. Five to six women-owned businesses showcased their merchandise where our guests could purchase gift items for the holiday season. This invitation only evening event was limited to mid to senior level professional women and women entrepreneurs. If you are interested in learning more information, please send email to thsh@thsh.com.

November 28, 2017

Tannenbaum Helpern and Bloomberg LP co-hosted their 3rd annual Hedge Fund 2018 event on November 28. The interactive panel covered what lies ahead for the hedge fund industry, particularly emerging managers, in 2018, what investors are looking for from managers, what strategies are in vogue, how fund and fee structures are changing and what regulatory issues are on the horizon. This year’s panel included speakers from Bostwick Capital LLC, a fund of fund; Stable Asset Management, a hedge fund seer; and Ten Capital Advisors, an allocator. This invitation only evening event was limited to hedge funds, private equity and investors. If you are interested in more information, please send email to thsh@thsh.com.

November 14, 2017 | Webcast | Lawline

Tannenbaum Helpern’s securities litigator Ralph Siciliano discussed the holding in the Salman case as well as the earlier Second Circuit decision in U.S. v. Newman, and how those decisions affected the landscape of the law governing insider trading and government prosecutions which followed. For more information click here.

November 9, 2017 | Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Businesses can no longer inquire about a job applicant’s salary history. People joined the conversation on November 9th as Tannenbaum Helpern’s employment attorney Jason B. Klimpl addressed the law’s requirements and how to protect your business. For more information, click here.

November 8, 2017 | The Counselors of Real Estate NY Chapter

Tannenbaum Helpern’s real estate attorney Neil Botwinoff discussed the pros and cons and the legal considerations of renting a shared, sublease and direct space. For more information, contact marypapa@optonline.net or call 845-781-3094.

November 7, 2017 | Webcast | Lawline

Tannenbaum Helpern’s employment attorneys Andrew W. Singer and Jason B. Klimpl discussed best practices for mitigating the risks of unlawful discrimination claims during the hiring process and compliance with applicable legal requirements when integrating new employees into a company. Andrew and Jason addressed what information employers should not seek or obtain from prospective employees; certain rules with respect to background checks; the forms that must be completed and the requirements when onboarding a new employee, and more. For more information, click here.

November 1, 2017

Tannenbaum Helpern’s employment law attorney and Co-Managing Partner, Andrew Singer joined a panel discussion on Data Privacy, discussing emerging best practices and policies that are important to know when it comes to protecting your firm and client data. For more information about this session, click here.

October 24, 2017 | ASA American Staffing World 2017

We were proud to sponsor ASA Staffing World 2017. Many joined Tannenbaum Helpern’s employment law attorneys Andrew Singer and Jason Klimpl for their workshop entitled, “Strategies for Conducting Legally Compliant Interviews” on October 25 at 11am and came to meet the Tannenbaum Helpern Employment Law and Staffing team on October 26 at 9am at the keynote session. For more information about this past event, click here.

October 20, 2017 | National Association Legal Search Consultants

Tannenbaum Helpern’s employment law attorney Andrew Singer joined a panel to discuss some of the latest trends regarding the salary ban, the equal pay law, and hiring decisions based on drug test results and social media profiling. For more information about this past event, click here.

October 19, 2017 | NYSA

Tannenbaum Helpern’s Jason Klimpl spoke at NYSA’s 2017 Law Day. Many joined Jason and TemPositions’ James A. Essey at a round-table discussion of current and pending HR/employment legislation at the New York state and city levels. They then joined Jason as he sat down with Forum Group’s Susan Kurien and TemPositions’ Kristine Pierce for an interactive discussion on putting the salary ban into practice, where they discussed what questions you can ask and how to initiate discussion on candidate salary history. For more information, click here .

October 13, 2017 | Webcast | Lawline

Michael J. Riela, a partner in Tannenbaum Helpern’s Creditors’ Rights and Business Reorganization practice, discussed the recent decisions on Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp. and Marblegate Asset Management, LLC v. Education Management Finance Corp. and their impact on the future of structured dismissals of Chapter 11 cases, the effects of out-of-court workouts involving public debt securities, and examined the Bankruptcy Code’s “safe harbor” from preference and certain fraudulent transfer avoidance actions. For more information, click here.

September 25, 2017 | Financial Poise Webinars

Many joined Tannenbaum Helpern’s Michael Riela and speakers from DeVry Group, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer, and Discovery Squared as they discussed what businesses must understand to protect against legal, business and reputational risks from actual and perceived misuse of data in a data driven world. For more information, click here.

September 19, 2017 | Webcast | Lawline

Employment law attorneys Jason Klimpl and Joseph Lockinger discussed pay equity legislation and restrictions on employers during the interviewing process; minimum wage increases at the state level; wage and hour issues; regulatory actions taken by the Trump administration, and more.

September 13, 2017 | New York State Bar Association - International Section

On Sep 13, many joined Tannenbaum Helpern’s Andre R. Jaglom at 3pm for a panel discussion on “The Global State of Data Privacy and Cybersecurity” and at 4:30pm for a talk on “Best Practices in International Distribution Contract Drafting; Guide to Key Contract Provisions from LatAm, the U.S and Europe. Click here for more information.

September 7, 2017 | YJP New York

Real estate attorney Ari Davis moderated a panel discussion at the Real Estate Investment Forum covering what to build on a given location, why and how to start a real estate investing company and on being a CEO. The panel included DDG’s Joseph McMillian and GTIS Partners Tom Shapiro. For more information, click here.

July 25, 2017

At this two day annual advanced patent prosecution workshop, Tannenbaum Helpern’s Gerard Diebner participated in claim and amendment drafting workshops, a session on prosecution patent issues as they relate to biotech and a roundtable discussion on recent developments at the USPTO and trends in biotech, chemical, pharma, electromechanical, electronics and computers. For more information, click here.

July 24, 2017 | AMI 2017

Many joined Tannenbaum Helpern’s intellectual property attorney Andrew Berger on July 24 at 2pm at the AMI 2017 conference as he explained the self-help tools illustrators can use to minimize infringement of their work and how to respond to it if it occurs. For more information, click here.

July 19, 2017 | The Galway Group

Tannenbaum Helpern’s employment attorney Jason B. Klimpl discussed how to protect your business from costly employee lawsuits by keeping up with recent changes in employment law.

July 10, 2017 | YJP New York

Real estate attorney Ari Davis moderated a panel discussion at the Real Estate Investment Forum covering the condo market as well as ground-up construction and financing. The panel included Amit Khurana and Saif Sumaida of Sumaida + Khurana and Mark Stagg of Stagg Group. For more information, click here.

July 5, 2017 NYSA

This was the last session of the ASA Certified Staffing Professional training before taking the exam. Many joined THSH’s employment attorney and Associate General Counsel of NYSA Jason Klimpl for this all important training. For more information click here.

June 28, 2017 NYSA

Many joined employment attorney Jason Klimpl for part 2 of 3 training sessions aim at helping staffing professionals in passing the ASA Certified Staffing Professional program. For more information click here.

June 28, 2017

At this breakfast discussion, Tannenbaum Helpern’s tax attorney Michele Itri, along with Baker Tilly’s Gregory Kastner, discussed the movement towards a single factor formula from the traditional three factors, market-based vs. costs of performance, “look through” rules and uncertainties, partnership level tax states, and possible income tax withholding requirements. For more information, click here

June 21, 2017 NYSA

The Certified Staffing Professional program features rigorous content focused on employment and labor law at both the federal and state levels. It is the essential credential for staffing professionals, certifying your expertise to work with both employees and clients within the bounds of federal and state laws and regulations. Many joined THSH’s employment attorney and Associate General Counsel of NYSA Jason Klimpl for a three part training session. For more information click here.

June 13, 2017

Companies of all sizes are facing increased data security and other cyber risks, and laws governing these risks and demand for insuring them are proliferating.

Many joined us for an interactive dialogue among peers on the landscape of cybersecurity, where we covered the current state of legal and regulatory framework, current best practices in mitigating security exposures from lessons learned as a result of recent cyber-attacks, and what cyber insurance products and IT security solutions are currently available in the market. For more information, click here.

June 13, 2017 | Financial Poise Webinar

During this webinar Michael Riela, a partner in Tannenbaum Helpern’s Creditors’ Rights and Business Reorganization practice, shared practical tips on how creditors can protect and insulate themselves from fraudulent transfer and preference actions ahead of time, by taking certain precautions when dealing with distressed business prior to the filing of a bankruptcy proceeding. For more information, click here.

June 9, 2017 | Webcast | Lawline

Paul Sarkozi, a member of the Advisory Council, and Carl Regelmann, an experienced New York commercial litigator who previously worked for a Commercial Division justice, will share their insight into these new rules gained from involvement in the creation of the rules and their regular involvement in litigating Commercial Division cases. They will discuss the rule changes that affect every aspect of litigation—from the commencement of an action through trial—and show how the rules can be used to effectively and efficiently represent clients in the Commercial Division.

June 9, 2017 | Webinar | Lawline

New York’s appellate practice markedly differs from federal practice – from the issues that can be appealed to the timing of the appeal to the composition of the appellate panel. A successful litigator in New York must know how to effectively use appellate procedure – even while a case is proceeding through the trial court – and then, depending on how a case unfolds, whether recourse to the New York Court of Appeal, New York’s highest court, is available.

Vincent Syracuse, Maryann Stallone, and Richard Trotter discussed when to appeal to both the Appellate Division and the New York Court of Appeals and how to present issues – both in writing and orally – in a way that maximizes the likelihood of success. For more information, click here

June 8, 2017 | New York State Bar Association | International Section

On June 8, Tannenbaum Helpern’s corporate attorney David Lallouz moderated a panel discussion on current trends in M&A diligence and how firms should adapt.

June 1, 2017 | NYSA

In the New York Legislative Update session, Tannenbaum Helpern’s Joel Klarreich and Jason Klimpl, along with TemPositions’ Jim Essey, highlighted the new and pending legislative issues that will impact staffing firms. Topics included NYC criminal background check regulations, workers’ schedules, minimum wage and FLSA overtime laws.

May 30, 2017 This webinar introduces attorneys and business owners to the basics of the bankruptcy confirmation process. Tannenbaum Helpern’s bankruptcy attorney Michael Riela and speakers from Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer and Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP discussed confirmation contests and how to both defend and attack the confirmation of a debtor’s chapter 11 plan. For more information, click here
May 23, 2017

Legal compliance and an effective information security strategy are two of the most important data security issues facing boards and management of financial institutions, asset managers and other companies. David Lallouz and Michael Riela, partners in the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice group of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, discussed recent important regulatory developments and considerations in the data security field. Arnold Felberbaum (the former Chief Information Security Officer of AIG and Reed Elsevier) and Stewart Koenig, Managing Director, both of Prime Consulting International LLC, discussed boards’ and senior management’s obligations regarding cyber preparedness and response, risk assessments and technical requirements.

The webinar covered the following topics:

  1. Background on the scope of cybersecurity risks to the financial markets and the impetus for broad regulation.
  2. Overview of the legal and regulatory requirements imposed on financial institutions, asset managers and other companies.
  3. How the recent New York State Department of Financial Services cybersecurity regulation impacts both financial institutions and companies that are not regulated by the NY Department of Financial Services.
  4. Key information security strategies (e.g., executive accountabilities, technical requirements, risk assessments, required reporting and vulnerability assessments).
  5. How asset managers and other intermediaries can address the increasingly stringent data security demands from investors, including investor demands for increased documentation, employee training, and diligence on third party vendors.

For more information, click here.

May 12, 2017

On May 12, 2017 in a session entitled, “Getting to Yes: Negotiating Client and MSP Contracts”, Tannenbaum Helpern staffing attorney and counsel to the NYSA, Joel Klarreich, along with fellow speakers, discussed strategies for resolving indemnity, confidentiality and other contract clauses that could sink the deal. For more information, click here.

May 12, 2017

At this Spring Meeting, Tannenbaum Helpern’s David Lallouz discussed the final rule on NY Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Requirements. For more information, click here.

May 8, 2017

In this program, Tannenbaum Helpern employment attorneys Jason B. Klimpl and Joseph D. Lockinger discussed best practices that employers can utilize to help minimize harassment risks in the age of social media. Specifically, they highlighted cases where courts have interpreted an employer’s legal obligations to protect against workplace harassment claims derived from the actions of its employees on social media or other electronic means provide a general update on the statutes that govern workplace harassment at the local, state, and federal level. For more information, click here.

April 25, 2017

Tannenbaum Helpern’s real estate attorney Ari Davis moderated roundtable discussion on the state of retail real estate. Fellow panelists included Roy Stillman of Stillman Developments and Ira Cohen of Coach. For more information, click here.

April 25, 2017

In this webinar hosted by Stafford, Tannenbaum Helpern’s Michael Riela, along with two fellow speakers, discussed recent courts decisions that impact bondholders and indenture trustees in out-of-court restructurings and implications for the 144a-for-life market. For more information, click here.

Webinar: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

April 20, 2017

On April 20, 2017 at this BOMA event, Tannenbaum Helpern’s construction attorney Josh Levy discussed how building owners and managers can identify provisions in vendor contracts that shift the risks of cost, schedule and quality to buildings owners and the most important provisions that vendors exclude from proposals. For more information, click here.

April 18, 2017

Tannenbaum Helpern’s employment attorney and NYSA’s associate general counsel Jason Klimpl and TemPositions’ CEO and NYSA’s legislative chair Jim Essey discussed how NY Staffing firms and other employers can address the new compensation/overtime rules. For more information, click here.

April 5, 2017

On April 5, 2017, Tannenbaum Helpern litigators Vincent J. Syracuse & Jamie B.W. Stecher spoke on on a NYSBA panel entitled “Basic Lessons on Ethics and Civility 2017”. Vince, overall planning chair, and Jamie spoke on updates on developments in the area of attorney ethics, including the most recent case law. The rules of civility were discussed, with emphasis on practical pointers for dealing with uncivil adversaries and civility issues within the law firm. For more information, or to register, please click here.

March 27, 2017

Many joined THSH’s Employment attorney Jason Klimpl as he discussed common issues that all employers need to know. The discussion covered HR policies, compensation/benefits, recruiting and training, and boosting employee performance. For more information visit: http://weblink.ibrooklyn.com/events/HR-101-2227/details

March 21, 2017

Tannenbaum Helpern’s Trust & Estate attorney Yolanda Kanes discussed how the LGBT community may be uniquely impacted by new policies on business, taxes and investment strategies being proposed by the Trump Administration. Many joined the conversation on March 21 and learned how to address their concerns: Click Here

March 21, 2017

Tannenbaum Helpern is an exhibitor at BuildingsNY, the largest gathering of property owners, managers, designers and architects. It was held with construction attorney Joshua Levy at booth #958. For information, click here.

March 13, 2017

In a joint program between the NYSBA’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and Dispute Resolution Section to share best practices, Tannenbaum Helpern’s commercial litigator Paul Sarkozi spoke on a panel entitled What the Litigation World Has Been Doing to Improve the Courts—and What the Arbitration World Can Learn from Those Efforts.

March 10, 2017

Tannenbaum Helpern’s employment attorney Andrew W. Singer spoke on a panel entitled Social Media & Employment Law at New York City Bar’s 3rd Annual Employment Law Institute. The institute also examined recent trends, developments, and cutting edge issues in employment law.

March 6, 2017

Many joined us on March 6 for an open discussion as Tannenbaum Helpern employment attorneys Andrew W. Singer and Jason B. Klimpl and Cambridge Insurance Advisors’ Arthur Grutt examined the employment and benefits implications of a Trump administration. With President Trump now occupying the Oval Office, and the Republicans controlling both Houses of Congress, key changes are in store for the employer community. Business owners and operators have myriad questions concerning the new administration, such as what the future of the Affordable Care Act (a/k/a Obamacare) and employer-provided benefits are, why the new administration matters in the context of the (now delayed) new overtime rule, how governmental agencies will proceed to enforce and interpret laws and much more. For more information, or to register, please click here.

March 5, 2017

Tannenbaum Helpern was proud to sponsor the International Bar Association’s 18th Annual International Conference in Private Investment Funds that was held in London, England. This annual conference brings together legal, business and fund professionals from around the globe to examine current and emerging trends affecting private investment funds. For more information, click here.

March 3, 2017

Many joined Tannenbaum Helpern’s Michael J. Riela and Richard W. Trotter as they discuss the principal rights and remedies that different types of creditors may have against companies that are in financial distress but are not yet in bankruptcy. Other topics included how those rights change when a company enters bankruptcy and practical tips about how creditors can better protect their interests, both before and during bankruptcy. For more information, or to register, click here.

March 1, 2017

Many joined Tannenbaum Helpern’s employment law attorneys Andrew W. Singer and Jason B. Klimpl at the TemPositions Group of Companies' HR Roundtable: Annual Legal Update on March 1, 2017 as they discussed the latest employment law developments and trends affecting New York employers as well as providing practical solutions on how best to handle these changes. Topics included: changes to the New York State Minimum Wage and federal and New York State Overtime Pay requirements, the enforceability of class action waivers in employee arbitration agreements, current trends and best practices for terminating employees, expectations for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under a Trump administration, and new laws and employer obligations on the horizon. For more information or to register, please click here.

February 28, 2017

Many joined Tannenbaum Helpern’s Wayne H. Davis and Michael J. Riela as they discussed the most prevalent ways of acquiring distressed companies and assets, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Wayne and Michael discussed business considerations, as well the relevant legal issues. For more information, or to register, click here.

February 15, 2017

Tannenbaum Helpern cybersecurity attorneys David R. Lallouz and Michael J. Riela hosted a CLE for the NY State Bar Association Securities Regulation Committee. The program covered the NY State Department of Financial Services cybersecurity rule and SEC regulations as well as breach preparedness and response.

February 8, 2017

Signed into law in November 2015, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, significantly changes the rules governing the audits of partnerships for US federal income tax purposes. The rules will affect hedge funds, private equity funds and other investment partnerships with taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2018. Many joined Tannenbaum Helpern’s tax attorney Michele Itri and Robert Schachter from WithumSmith+Brown, PC for an interactive discussion about what funds and partnerships must do to prepare, how to address the partner level and entity level tax burdens, how the new rules will affect fund investors, marketing materials, reporting and much more. For more information, or to register, please click here.

*Please note: this event is intended for hedge funds, private equity funds, chief investment officers, chief financial officers, chief operating officers*

February 7, 2017

Many joined Tannenbaum Helpern’s Michael J. Riela and Stephen Basedow of the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg, PLLC as they addressed the ethical rules that business and consumer bankruptcy attorneys must know to protect their client relationships, their fees and their professional reputations. For more information, or to register, click here.

February 1, 2017

Tannenbaum Helpern employment attorney Andrew W. Singer partnered with moderator Mark Sangster from eSentire, Inc. and Greg Arteen from Clearpath Solutions Group in a panel entitled Law Firms, Meet Your New Regulator: Your Clients. Topics included legal client concerns, regulatory landscape and ethical considerations. The panelists addressed questions such as how law firms can analyze where their cyber program currently stands and how to enhance the program, how industry regulations affect law firms and good cybersecurity practices as a marketing differentiator.

January 25, 2017

In a panel discussion on “Current Ethics Issues in Commercial Litigation”, Tannenbaum Helpern’s commercial litigator, Vincent Syracuse, along with fellow panelists, addressed recent developments affecting commercial disputes in New York, as well as covering privilege issues that can arise in litigation, internal investigations, M&A and others. For more information, click here.

January 23, 2017

Tannenbaum Helpern tax attorney Michele Itri partnered with George Teixeira from Anchin Block & Anchin LLP to speak at Financial Research Associates, LLC’s Hedge Fund Tax 101 and K-1 Boot Camp on January 23rd and 24th, 2017. Michele and George discussed constructive sales, wash sales, section 1256 contracts and straddles, short sale gains or losses and the breakdown of the K-1.

January 18, 2017

At the YPO Forum consisting of young presidents and CEOs, Tannenbaum Helpern’s trust & estate attorney Yolanda Kanes and EisnerAmper’s Stephanie Hines discussed the current state of the estate planning, valuation discounts, what is likely to happen under a Trump Administration and next steps

January 18, 2017

Cybersecurity events are a matter of "not if but when." However, you can manage the magnitude of the event by understanding your business’s complexities before moving forward with a risk management solution. Tannenbaum Helpern’s Michael J. Riela with David Barton from UHY Advisors and Joseph Decarlo from World Wide Specialty Program covered "insider threats," whether intentional (such as employee data theft) or unintentional (such as a fraudulent wire transfer). For more information, click here.

January 10, 2017

Tannenbaum Helpern’s Intellectual Property attorney, and FBC Intellectual Property Committee Member Andrew Berger provided an overview of copyright developments in 2016 and what to expect in the coming year.

December 13, 2016

The human resource function has been evolving and increasingly plays a strategic role in a firm’s overall growth and bottom line. As companies demand more from their HR professionals, it is critical to have a clear vision for and expectations of the HR team. We held a lively panel discussion with Al Berg, former CEO of Marchon Eyewear, Brian David from Lloyd Group, Margaret Poswistilo from next Opportunity Group and Andrew W. Singer from Tannenbaum Helpern as they shared their perspectives on how they have expanded the role of HR, what to watch out for, how to measure success and much more.

November 29, 2016

2016 has been a challenging year for the hedge fund industry with lackluster performance, fund closures and record investor redemptions. Market volatility has impacted hedge funds of all sizes and strategies and continued regulatory scrutiny brings increase compliance cost. What does all this mean for emerging managers and for those who plan to launch their fund in 2017? Are there regulations that are not applicable to emerging managers? How will fee structures, fund raising efforts, valuation practices and investor communications be impacted?

Tannenbaum Helpern’s Michael G. Tannenbaum, Clark Cheng from Merrimac Corp., Kara Friedenberg from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Rahul Mahajan from Deutsche Bank and Daniel Schatzman from Wolfson Group held an interactive discussion on these and other topics. For more information, please email Tara Fragiacomo at Fragiacomo@thsh.com.

*Please note: This event is limited to hedge funds, fund-of-funds, investors in alternatives and private equity*

October 27, 2016

Tannenbaum Helpern is a proud sponsor of 2016 ASA Staffing World and is a sponsor of the closing keynote session at 3:15 pm on October 27, 2016. Keynote speaker, Verne Harnish, founder of Entrepreneurs’ Organization and founder and CEO of Gazelles, discussed how business leaders can get their organizations moving in sync by focusing on four major decisions areas that every company must get right: people, strategy, execution and cash. For more information, click here.

October 19, 2016

Tannenbaum Helpern’s attorneys L. Donald Prutzman and Drew Jaglom spoke at the NYSBA’s International Section meeting in Paris, France in October.

Intellectual property attorney L. Donald Prutzman co-chaired a panel on October 20, 2016 entitled “Challenging IP: Fashion Design Protection and Appropriation Art in the US and EU.” The panel compared and contrasted the approaches taken in the US, France and Europe to the protection of copyright for fashion design, including the extent to which artists can create “appropriation art” based on the prior work of others.

Distribution attorney Drew Jaglom co-chaired a panel entitled “Commercial Divorce in Europe and Around the World,” which examined restrictions on the termination of commercial relationships in Europe and around the world and how suppliers and distributors can best protect their interests. For more information, click here.

October 13, 2016

On October 13, 2016, Michael Tannenbaum spoke at NYSSA’s Emerging Managers Forum in a panel entitled: “How to Successfully Launch a Hedge Fund”. The panel covered crucial components about launching a fund. For more information, click here.

October 6, 2016

Tannenbaum Helpern’s hedge fund attorney Michael G. Tannenbaum spoke at OFA’s Hedge Fund Compliance event at The Park Lane Hotel on Central Park this October. Hedge Fund Compliance produced by OFA focuses on regulatory, examination, and compliance issues for hedge funds. On October 7, in a panel discussion entitled “Developing and Fostering an Ongoing Robust and Comprehensive Compliance Program and a Firm- Wide Culture of Ethical Integrity and Compliance”, Michael shared his perspectives on building a practical compliance culture, SEC audits and investigations, outsourcing and compliance considerations. For more information please click here.

September 29, 2016

At this Gay Men’s Health Crisis’ (GMHC) event, Tannenbaum Helpern trust & estates attorney Yolanda Kanes spoke on estate planning, unique to the LGBT community and charitable donations. The interactive discussion covered topics such as trusts, estate planning, trustee and executor designation, gift giving and much more.

September 27, 2016

Joel A. Klarreich, Andrew W. Singer and Jason B. Klimpl from Tannnebaum Helpern and James A. Essey from NYSA discussed the new Federal overtime rules that affect all businesses including staffing and search firms regardless of size. Speakers covered how best to tackle the new rules and stay compliant.

September 26, 2016

National Beer Wholesalers Association
2016 Convention Education Seminars

In a panel at the annual NBWA Convention, Tannenbaum Helpern distribution attorney Drew Jaglom joined Paragon Beverage Advisors Managing Directors Randy Jozwiakowski and Mark Hall to discuss the top 10 items you should consider before buying or selling your distributorship. The presentation discussed the following important topics: licensing, due diligence, employees, tax issues, antitrust issues, real estate, supplier consents, financing, indemnities and valuation.

September 22, 2016

Wine, Beer & Spirits Law’s 21st Annual National SuperConference

On September 22, Tannenbaum Helpern’s distribution attorney Drew Jaglom spoke at CLE International’s 21st Annual National SuperConference on Wine, Beer & Spirits Law in Colorado Springs, CO on a panel entitled “Supplier-Distributor Disputes: Strategies and Tactics; Venue, Injunctions, and Other topics.”

September 15, 2016

Non-U.S. investors present a significant source of capital for hedge funds and private equity funds. These investors are primarily concerned with avoiding U.S. tax filing obligations and paying U.S. tax on “effectively connected income” which can result from a non-U.S. investor’s investment in U.S. real estate, certain U.S. loans and U.S. operating companies. In this course, Tannenbaum Helpern tax attorneys Michele Itri and David Schulder along with RSM US LLP's International Tax Principal Mark Strimber discussed certain blocker structures and other techniques that can be used to accommodate these concerns and minimize the U.S. tax drain on investment returns of non-U.S. investors.

August 8, 2016

If you have missed the NYSBA’s acclaimed annual program on ethics and civility in April, a video replay is available with a live Q&A session with speakers on August 8. The program covers recent developments in the area of attorney ethics with emphasis on how to deal with uncivil adversary and civility issues within the law firm, and uses real life hypotheticals to highlight ethics and civility issues. Tannenbaum Helpern’s Vincent Syracuse, overall program planning chair, and Jamie BW Stecher, along with fellow distinguished practitioners and jurists, answered questions during the Q&A session.

June 21, 2016

Historically, investment managers, particularly emerging managers, have assumed that in order to have a successful fundraise and to meet their Rule 206 regulatory requirements, they would need to spend large sums building out a complete in-house back-office consisting of a Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Trader, and Chief Compliance Officer. However, a dramatic shift in the preferences of institutional investors is taking place. Enter outsourcing. Institutional investors have begun recommending, and in some cases mandating, investment managers outsource key functions of their back-office and trading to build proper independent controls around critical infrastructure (i.e. cash movements, regulatory compliance, etc.). Outsourcing these functions to independent third parties allows managers to minimize risks, minimize operating costs, streamline operations, and create a more institutional quality offering and of course, meet their regulatory needs.

On June 21, 2016, Tannenbaum Helpern’s Michael Tannenbaum, William Byrne from Cowen Prime and Michael S. Minces of Blue River Partners covered key topics regarding hedge fund outsourcing and the SEC and operational issues to consider. For more information, please email Tara at Fragiacomo@thsh.com.

May 25, 2016

Tannenbaum Helpern staffing and employment attorneys Joel A. Klarreich and Jason B. Klimpl spoke at New York Staffing Association's Super Seminar Day on May 25, 2016. Klarreich, NYSA's General Counsel, and Klimpl, NYSA's Associate General Counsel, spoke on a panel entitled: "New York State Legislative Update with the NYSA Legislative Committee" along with Jim Essey of The TemPositions Group of Companies. For more information click here.

May 19, 2016

Employee wage and hour disputes are among the most common and substantial risks facing businesses in the hospitality industry – costly lawsuits can result if employers are not vigilant in their compliance practices. In this course, Tannenbaum Helpern employment law attorneys Andrew W. Singer and Jason B. Klimpl discussed best practices that businesses can utilize to minimize the legal risks associated with employee compensation, as well as suggestions for handling related litigation and other disputes. For instance, Andrew and Jason addressed what employers in the hospitality industry must do to properly track employee hours worked, calculate and pay overtime, maintain proper records, take a tip credit, and much more. The presenters also provided an update on federal wage regulations and recent case law affecting hospitality employers. Click here for more information.

May 18, 2016

Tannenbaum Helpern’s Michael G. Tannenbaum spoke on a panel with other industry experts who shared their unique perspectives on the knowledge needed to stay one step ahead in the SEC exam space this year. The event was moderated by RSM and concluded with cocktails and networking overlooking the Long Island Sound in Stamford. Topics of discussion included: current regulatory environment, how regulations are affecting SEC exam preparation and how to target efforts in light of current SEC focus areas. For more information click here.

May 4, 2016

This program covered key legal concerns facing companies in the hospitality industry such as NY Hospitality Wage Order addressing required written employee notices, record keeping and wage and hour issues such as tip credits, service charges, meals, uniform maintenance and spread of hours. The discussion also covered what companies should do when the government arrives at the door, selecting and retaining employees and protection of intellectual property such as restaurant names, logos, menus, recipes and much more. For more information click here.

April 26, 2016

It is an honor to be selected as an executor or trustee, but that service comes with significant legal obligations. This program examined many important legal and practical issues that executors or trustees confront, and it presented cautionary lessons from recent case law concerning fiduciary conduct. In this program, attorneys Yolanda Kanes, Jamie BW Stecher, and Judith Benkov also covered management responsibility over assets, obligations to estate and trust beneficiaries, and strategies to avoid internal disputes and litigation. Click here for more information.

April 22, 2016

A sound ethical compass and a civil and professional demeanor are the hallmarks of successful and respected attorneys in all areas of practice. This popular annual program takes place at multiple locations and days. Vincent Syracuse, overall program planning chair, and Jamie Stecher, along with fellow practitioners, ran the New York City Program on April 22nd. The four hour program provided attendees with an update on developments in the law in the area of attorney ethics, including the most recent case law. The rules of civility were discussed, with emphasis on practical pointers for dealing with the uncivil adversary and civility issues within the law firm. The program concluded with a discussion of real life hypotheticals by a panel of distinguished practitioners and jurists – certain to benefit attorneys in all substantive areas of practice. For more information click here.

April 21, 2016

Part II of the panel regarding financial wellness for LGBT couples covered crucial topics such as spousal debt and benefits, IRA planning, adding a spouse to 401(k) plan, pensions and social security continuation, health coverage and much more. The panel featured Yolanda Kanes and Ralph Siciliano from Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, Gregory Blank from Blank Financial Group and Ryan Cole from Integrity Financial Partners. For more information please click here.

April 20, 2016

Tannenbaum Helpern Employment and Staffing attorneys Joel A. Klarreich and Andrew W. Singer, along with Jeanne Meserve from The Communication Center, spoke at the 2016 ASA Staffing Law Conference on April 20, 2016. In their session entitled “When Bad Things Happen to Good People—Effective Strategies for Handling Workplace Issues, Conducting Workplace Investigations With Clients, and Addressing the Media”, they covered the strategic partnership between the staffing firm and client relationship addressing issues that can arise with temporary employees. For more information click here.

April 14, 2016

Andrew Berger moderated a panel on behalf of Cornell Law School focusing on intellectual property protection for startups which was held at the Cornell Entrepreneurial Celebration in Ithaca on April 14, 2016. Other panelists included Aimee Soucie of Kenyon & Kenyon in D.C. and Peter Kunin of Downs Rachlin Martin in Burlington, Vermont.

April 12, 2016

In this course, attorneys Paul Sarkozi and Vincent Syracuse reviewed the procedures that govern New York practice with an emphasis on how New York practice differs from federal practice (and the practice in most other states), the strategic choices a commercial litigator needs to make in deciding whether to bring an action in New York's Commercial Division and recent rule changes that impact the handling of cases in the Commercial Division. Without knowing these procedural distinctions, a lawyer's advocacy will get muddled as a hometown advocate will find ways to delay and frustrate her adversary from presenting the client's story in an effective manner. Click here for more information.

April 8, 2016

On April 8, Tannenbaum Helpern's distribution and corporate attorney Andre R. Jaglom co-chaired a panel on Cross-Border Contracts at the New York State Bar Association International Section's Spring Meeting in Krakow, Poland. Jaglom, along with other panelists from Poland, Austria and Italy, discussed the nuances of negotiating and drafting a solid international contract, touching on distribution, M&A and other types of agreements. For more information, click here.

April 7, 2016

Staffing firms in business for any length of time will no doubt encounter clients with financial woes. From vendor management system-related bankruptcy issues to insolvency, staffing and recruiting professionals need to know their legal rights and develop strategies to minimize loss by understanding relevant portions of the law. Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys Wayne H. Davis and Joel A. Klarreich covered these topics and more. For more information click here.

April 6, 2016

On April 6th, 2016, staffing attorney Joel A. Klarreich spoke at The Future of Work Summit, presented by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce's Workforce Development Committee, in partnership with LiquidTalent. The summit explored what the next generation of work will look like in Brooklyn. Other topics that were discussed are the driving forces behind the Future of Work, including education, mobility, lifestyle, and independence. The Summit featured introductory remarks, innovative breakout sessions, and a keynote address. Click here for more information.

April 5, 2016

On Tuesday, April 5th, Joel Hirschtritt spoke at NYSBA's program on "Managing Partners: Their Role, Jurisdiction, Compensation and Planning for Their Orderly Succession." This program examined the roles and duties of a managing partner and how not to select a managing partner when planning for succession.

March 16, 2016

In a panel discussion hosted by Cardozo Law School, intellectual property attorney Donald Prutzman , along with Rory Radding from Locke Lord, covered what an international intellectual property practice entails, the Treaties that may be applied, the impact of foreign intellectual property law on US firms doing business aboard and vice versa, licensing deals, portfolio sales, infringement litigation and much more.

March 10, 2016

Utilizing customized forms of agreements, Tannenbaum Helpern construction partners Kenneth M. Block and Joshua M. Levy will provide an issue-by-issue tutorial, from the owner's perspective, on the key terms of design and construction contracts. The workshop in March will focus on negotiations with design professionals and the June workshop will focus on negotiations with construction managers.

Each seminar is offered on two alternate dates and space is limited to 25 per seminar. For more information, click here.

March 10, 2016

Utilizing customized forms of agreements, Tannenbaum Helpern construction partners Kenneth M. Block and Joshua M. Levy provided an issue-by-issue tutorial, from the owner's perspective, on the key terms of design and construction contracts. The workshop in March focused on negotiations with design professionals and the June workshop will focus on negotiations with construction managers.

Each seminar is offered on two alternate dates and space is limited to 25 per seminar. For more information, click here.

February 11, 2016

Real Estate attorney Neil E. Botwinoff hosted an interactive roundtable discussion on lease exit strategies and protecting the downside in the event that a lease is no longer viable. Topics covered key landlord and tenant concerns such as assignments and sublettings and non-disturbance and recognition agreements. The purpose of the discussion was to familiarize commercial leasing brokers with these issues so that they are better able to structure sensible deals for their clients.

January 27, 2016

DRIVEN Professionals

Financial stability and prolonged health & wellbeing are two topics of discussion we should be engaging in early and often with our loved ones, but are inclined to avoid. Tannenbaum Helpern's Trusts and Estates attorney Yolanda Kanes, along with fellow panelists from Morgan Stanley and Arbor Group, discussed how to approach sensitive topics such as wills, power of attorney, healthcare proxy, estate and tax planning and much more.

January 7, 2016

Tannenbaum Helpern's employment law attorney Andrew Singer discussed recent employment and labor laws affecting businesses.

December 16, 2015

Tannenbaum Helpern's employment law attorney and NYSA's Associate General Counsel Jason Klimpl and NYSA's Metro Chapter Legislative Chairman Jim Essey, shared legal and operational best practices on what managers and owners of staffing firms need to do to comply with new regulations such as applicant's criminal backgrounds and credit checks. The program also covered temporary workers' eligibility for the TransitCheck program, the difference between a fully insured and a self-insured ACA MV plan and what to look for in a self-insured stop loss policy. For more information please contact info@nystaffing.org.

December 7, 2015

2015 proved to be a challenging year for the hedge fund industry for numerous reasons. Market volatility impacted hedge funds of all sizes and many strategies. Meanwhile, technology is rapidly changing the way information is communicated and synthesized and regulatory bodies continue to increase their focus on: marketing practices; disclosure with respect to fees and related party conflicts; asset valuation practices; and arguably disparate treatment of similarly situated investors. How does all of this affect the types of funds being launched, proposed fee structures, capital raising efforts, investor communications and valuation practices in 2016? Click here for more information.

December 3, 2015

At this roundtable, Tannenbaum Helpern's employment law attorneys Andrew W. Singer and Jason B. Klimpl discussed New York City's new "Ban-the-Box" law and its implications for employers.

November 18, 2015

Starting a new business can be a great opportunity but also poses challenges and comes with important legal obligations. From choosing the most appropriate type of business entity to use and preparing and filing the right documents, to making sure the owner and his or her partners are properly protected, to name a few, it is crucial for an entrepreneur to be able to make the right choices and to be informed about his or her responsibilities. This seminar walked through the process of forming a business and taking the necessary steps to ensuring legal compliance and business protection. For more information, click here.

November 10, 2015

Tannenbaum Helpern Trusts and Estates attorney Yolanda Kanes discussed estate planning, financial planning, tax filings, pre-nups, powers of attorney, health care proxies, life insurance, beneficiary designations, and other topics to help you live happily ever after as couples. Click here for more information.

October 30, 2015

Tannenbaum Helpern's Neil Botwinoff facilitated a roundtable discussion on "Subtenant Recognition Agreements or Don't Tread on Me" in the Grand Ballroom at the US Shopping Center Law Conference in Phoenix, AZ on October 30, 2015.

October 27, 2015

Tannenbaum Helpern was a proud sponsor of 2016 ASA Staffing World and sponsored the closing keynote session at 3:15 pm on October 27, 2016. Keynote speaker, Verne Harnish, founder of Entrepreneurs’ Organization and founder and CEO of Gazelles, discussed how business leaders can get their organizations moving in sync by focusing on four major decisions areas that every company must get right: people, strategy, execution and cash.

October 15, 2015

October 15, 2015
Tannenbaum Helpern's Neil E. Botwinoff spoke on lease exit strategies and protecting the downside in the event that a lease is no longer viable. Topics covered key landlord and tenant concerns such as assignments and sublettings and non-disturbance and recognition agreements. The purpose of the discussion was to familiarize commercial leasing brokers with these issues so that they are better able to structure sensible deals for their clients. For more information, click here.

October 14, 2015

October 14-17, 2015
Tannenbaum Helpern was a proud sponsor of the New York State Bar Association's International Section Meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where two of the firm's attorneys chaired panels and spoke. On October 15, Tannenbaum Helpern's distribution attorney Andre R. Jaglom discussed antitrust and competition law challenges in introducing goods to the world market in his session entitled, "Going to Market in Latin America and Around the World: Differing Competition Rules for Distribution. Then on October 16, he led a panel entitled, "To Market, To Market: The Pros and Cons of Alternative Methods of Distribution", contrasting the relative advantages of various distribution structures under the laws of different countries. Tannenbaum Helpern's intellectual property attorney L. Donald Prutzman chaired a panel entitled, "Is the Madrid System for International Trademark Protection Fulfilling its Promise?" which shared insights on the effectiveness of the Madrid System as a means for international trademark protection. For more information, click here.

July 27, 2015

Webinar – 1:00pm – 2:15pm | Clear Law Institute

Tannenbaum Helpern's securities law attorney Ralph Siciliano discussed the current law on insider trading, the evolving definition of insider trading and takeaways from and implications of recent court decisions articulating when a tippee incurs liability. For more information, click here.

July 16, 2015

July 16-17, 2015 | Practising Law Institute (PLI)

At this two day event, Tannenbaum Helpern's patent attorney Gerard Diebner discussed the nuances in drafting claims and amendment in the biotech space. In the session entitled "Lessons Learned from Two Years of Post-Grant-Proceedings", Gerard discussed pitfalls to be avoided and how to file a successful request and effectively defend against a request. For more information, click here.

June 25, 2015

The TemPositions Group of Companies | June 25, 2015

At this unique roundtable Tannenbaum Helpern's employment law attorneys Andrew W. Singer and Jason B. Klimpl answered the audience's question in an open Q&A format. For more information, click here.

June 10, 2015

June 10-12, 2015 | American Law Institute – Continuing Legal Education (ALI-CLE)

This annual program addresses the myriad of distribution legal issues facing counsel in a changing global economy from pricing and antitrust, anticorruption and competition laws to e-commerce, advertising and supplier-distributor relationships and disputes. Program planning chair and faculty Andre R. Jaglom shared his perspectives and practical advice on drafting distribution contracts, e-commerce, identifying distribution issues in M&A, managing distribution to avoid legal problems, and more. For more information, click here.

May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015 | NYSA

In his session, "New York Legislative Update," Tannenbaum Helpern's Jason Klimpl, along with TemPositions' Jim Essey, discussed lessons learned from the NYC Earned Sick Time Act, update on the Affordable Care Act, amendments to the Wage Theft Prevention Act and update on NYC and NYS Legislative Affairs. For more information, click here.

May 12, 2015

NYSBA – Global Law Week 2015

Tannenbaum Helpen's intellectual property attorney Donald Prutzman on the key considerations in drafting an international contract in the context of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, financing agreements and commercial agreements. For more information, click here.

April 28, 2015

April 28-29, 2015 | American Staffing Association (ASA)

In a section entitled "Best Practices for Responding to an EEOC Charge", Tannenbaum Helpern's Joel Klarreich discussed how firms can effectively respond to discrimination charges filed with the EEOC. For more information, click here.

April 23, 2015

April 23, 2015| New York County Lawyers Association

Tannenbaum Helpern's securities law attorney Ralph Siciliano moderated a panel discussion on insider trading in light of the Newman decision at the NYCLA's 2015 Securities Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement Conference. On the panel were Lyle Roberts who represented Mark Cuban in his successful defense against the SEC; Paul Murphy, assistant US attorney in Newark, and Cathy Foti, a partner at Morvillo Abramowitz, the law firm which represented Anthony Chiasson, one of the defendants in Newman. For more information, click here.

April 21, 2015

April 21, 2015 | Webinar: 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET| Strafford Publications, Inc.

Tannenbaum Helpern's distribution and franchise law attorney Drew Jaglom shared his insights on drafting and negotiating product distribution agreements that avoid common legal pitfalls and mitigate risks for both suppliers and distributors. For more information, click here.

April 15, 2015

TitleVest

Tannenbaum Helpern's real estate attorney Caryn Ettinger-O'Brien discussed key considerations involved in representing foreign buyers in purchasing home, condo or coop in the US. For more information, visit http://www.titlevest.com/ce.

April 15, 2015

April 15-17, 2015 | Litigation Counsel of America

At this conference, Tannenbaum Helpern's Andrew Berger moderated a panel discussion entitled, "Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don'ts when Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media". For more information, click here.

April 2, 2015

April 2, 2015 | Live Interview @2pm ET | The ExitCoach Network

Tannenbaum Helpern's employment law attorney Andrew W. Singer was on live radio on April 2 at 2pm and spoke on strategies that are important to business owners to grow and protect the value of their businesses.

March 26, 2015

The TemPositions Group of Companies

Tannenbaum Helpern's employment attorneys Andrew W. Singer and Jason B. Klimpl discussed the significant changes to the mandatory paid sick leave legislation and how employers can stay compliant.

March 8, 2015

March 8-10, 2015 | International Bar Association (IBA)

Tannenbaum Helpern's Financial Services, Private Funds & Capital Markets practice proudly sponsored IBA's 16th annual conference on private investment funds. For more information, click here.

February 26, 2015

Webcast | Lawline

Tannenbaum Helpern's Ralph Siciliano on the impacts of the recent insider trading decision (U.S. v. Newman), the rules applicable to tipper and tippee liability, the standards of liability for SEC cases and criminal cases and much more. To view video, click here.

February 23, 2015

Tannenbaum Helpern & Laven Partners

Tannenbaum Helpern's Michael G. Tannenbaum and Laven Partners' Jerome Lussan discussed the practical lessons learned after the end of the six month AIFMD transition period and how firms have approached the regulation and leading practices for US firms doing business in the EU. For more information, click here.

February 5, 2015

February 5-7, 2015 | Maples Investment Funds Forum 2015

Tannenbaum Helpern's Michael G. Tannenbaum shared his perspective on US regulatory and insider trading developments. For more information, visit: http://maplesforum.com/

February 3, 2015

New York Staffing Association

An ASA certification group study session which focused on labor and employment laws to help those in the staffing industry to earn or renew their CSP® or TSC designation. Tannenbaum Helpern's Jason Klimpl (also associate general counsel of NYSA) led a three week study session. Dates are February 3, 10 and 17. For more information, contact info@nystaffing.org.

December 4, 2014

NAPI

At this event, Tannenbaum Helpern's employment law attorney Andrew Singer discussed the recent changes in labor law.

December 2, 2014

This event is by invitation only. We are proud to partner with HBK Incubates, an incubator for food and beverage businesses, for this event to feature emerging culinary entrepreneurs. For more information about THSH Women's Initiative, visit http://www.thsh.com/About-Us/Womens-Initiative.aspx.

November 18, 2014

NYSA

Tannenbaum Helpern's Joel Klarreich and Jason B. Klimpl discussed the rise in employment-related lawsuits and what business owners and managers could do to minimize their liability and exposure.

November 12, 2014

NYSA

Tannenbaum Helpern's Joel Klarreich and Jason B. Klimpl discussed the rise in employment-related lawsuits and what business owners and managers could do to minimize their liability and exposure.

November 5, 2014

At Infoline's US Regulation for European Fund Managers conference in Central London, Tannenbaum Helpern's Michael G. Tannenbaum discussed legal trends and hurdles in marketing to US investors. In his session entitled "Marketing and Product Distribution to US Investors", Michael covered SEC requirements and limitation, JOBS Act, Rule 506 "Bad Actor" requirements and so much more. For more information or to register, click here.

October 22, 2014

Hofstra Law School – Maurice A. Deane School of Law

Tannenbaum Helpern's Andrew Singer spoke on restrictive covenants and other legal issues that could arise when employees depart. For more information, click here.

October 20, 2014

Webinar- 3:00pm – 4: 00pm EDT| Lawline

Tannenbaum Helpern's Andrew W. Singer and Jason B. Klimpl discussed the key requirements for the New York City Earned Sick Time Act and how employers can enact compliant and business savvy policies. For more information or to register for the live webinar, click here.

October 9, 2014

TitleVest

Tannenbaum Helpern's Joel Hirschtritt and Caryn Ettinger-O'Brien discussed key considerations involved in representing foreign buyers in purchasing home, condo or coop in the US.

September 30, 2014

LSA/THSH

Tannenbaum Helpern's Yolanda Kanes will discuss integrating charitable giving as part of one's estate plan, specific planned giving strategies, how charitable giving impacts overall estate planning and associated tax benefits. For more information or to RSVP, click here.

June 26, 2014

New York City Bar Association

Jamie B.W. Stecher of Tannenbaum Helpern chaired a program at the New York City Bar Association that examined ethical issues that lawyers regularly face in their practices. Jamie, and other prominent faculty, discussed a series of ethical conundrums and provide tools with which to resolve them. They also took questions from the audience. For more information, see https://www.nycbar.org/CLE/pdf/06_14/edu/EthicalAdvice%20-062614.pdf.

June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014 | CohnReznick LLP

Andrew Singer of Tannenbaum Helpern shared strategies for conducting effective and legally compliant interviews with an audience of CFOs and financial managers from mid-size firms, multinational corporations, institutions and not-for-profits. For more information, contact Molly Garber at molly.garber@cohnreznick.com.

June 18, 2014

June 18-20, 2014 | American Law Institute – Continuing Legal Education (ALI-CLE)

This three day program covered a range of legal issues facing distribution counsel from antitrust and pricing to e-commerce, advertising and supplier-distributor relationships and disputes. Program planning chair Andre R. Jaglom shared his perspectives and practical advice on drafting distribution contracts, e-commerce, franchise law, managing distribution to avoid legal problems, and more. For more information, click here.

May 13, 2014

May 13-15, 2014 | NRS

In the session entitled, "Emerging Issues for Private Funds," Tannenbaum Helpern's Michael Tannenbaum discussed regulatory and compliance priorities for private funds, the JOBS Act, broker-deal registration, AIFMD and much more. For more information, click here.

May 10, 2014

May 10-14, 2014 | Hong Kong SAR, China | INTA.ORG

On May 12, Donald Prutzman moderated a table discussion on "Planning Cost-Effective and Efficient Strategies for International Trademark Protection". For more information, visit: http://www.inta.org/AnnualMeeting/Pages/HongKong2014.aspx.

May 5, 2014

New Staffing Association

Tannenbaum Helpern's Joel Klarreich and Jason Klimpl, along with TemPositions' Jim Essey, provided the latest updates on New York and Federal Laws that impact your staffing company, including the Affordable Care Act and Paid Sick Leave. In a separate session Joel Klarreich moderated a panel discussion on buying and selling a staffing firm. For more information or to register, click here.

April 25, 2014

Basic Lessons on Ethics & Civility

NYSBA

The 2014 program on ethics and civility took place at multiple locations and days. Vincent Syracuse, overall program planning chair, and Jamie Stecher ran the New York City Program on April 25 th. This four hour program provided attendees with an update on developments in the law in the area of attorney ethics, including the most recent case law. The rules of civility were discussed, with emphasis on practical pointers for dealing with the uncivil adversary and civility issues within the law firm. The program concluded with a discussion of real life hypotheticals by a panel of distinguished practitioners and jurists – certain to benefit attorneys in all substantive areas of practice. For more information, click on the locations: April 4, 2014, Syracuse and Long Island | April 11, 2014, Albany and Buffalo | April 25, 2014, New York City.

April 16, 2014

Seton Hall Preparatory School

Tannenbaum Helpern's Jason Klimpl co-presented with Arthur Grutt Jr. of Cambridge Insurance Advisors on the healthcare reform and its impact on NJ businesses and individuals. For more information, click here.

April 11, 2014

Cornell Law School

At this entrepreneurial luncheon, Tannenbaum Helpern's Andrew Berger moderated a panel discussion on translating legal training into running a "new tech" or internet venture or serving as its general counsel or outside counsel. For more information, click here.

April 10, 2014

April 10, 2014 | PLI Information Technology Law Institute

At this PLI program, Tannenbaum Helpern's Vincent Syracuse spoke on "Protecting Client Confidentiality and Minimizing Risk When Using Mobile Devices and Apps". For more information, click here.

April 9, 2014

This event is by invitation only. For more information about THSH Women's Initiative, visit http://www.thsh.com/About-Us/Womens-Initiative.aspx.

April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014 | Appellate Division Second Department

Tannenbaum Helpern's Vincent Syracuse covered nonparty discovery in commercial litigation at the 2014 Joint Seminar of the First, Second and Third Judicial Departments of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. This event hosted by the Appellate Division Second Department at its courthouse in Brooklyn, New York and attracted over 40 Appellate Division Justices.

April 1, 2014

NYSBA- The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section

Tannenbaum Helpern's Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice is proud to sponsor this program on social media and legal and ethical challenges they raise. For more information or to register, click here.

March 28, 2014

New York State Bar and Ontario Bar Associations

Tannenbaum Helpern's Drew Jaglom participated in a panel discussion and a plenary session:

  • At 1:35pm, "A Road Map to Regulatory and Legal Issues in Cross-Border Franchising and Distribution," Drew and fellow speakers discussed the FTC franchise rule, the NY franchise sales act, the Arthur Wishart act, alternative structures for a distribution program, key business and legal issues in cross-border franchise, licensing and distribution transactions, and tax consequences and options.
  • At 3:15pm, "The Evolving Practice of International Business Law," Drew and fellow panelists covered current trends in international business law, advantages and drawbacks of differing business models and prospects for the future. Drew focused on developments relating to non-lawyer ownership of law firms in various jurisdictions.

For more information or to register, visit: http://www.nysba.org/legalsummit2014/

March 25, 2014

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

An exclusive cocktail networking event for Chamber members and guests. Tannenbaum Helpern is proud to sponsor the event in support of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and NY business community. For more information or to register, click here.

March 11, 2014

New York Staffing Association

An ASA certification group study session to help those in the staffing industry to earn or renew their CSP® or TSC designation. Tannenbaum Helpern’s Jason Klimpl (also associate general counsel of NYSA) to lead a three week study session. Dates are March 11, 18 and 25. For more information, click here.

March 6, 2014

March 6-7, 2014| NYSBA International Section

On March 7, Tannenbaum Helpern's Drew Jaglom co-chaired a panel entitled, "What are the key issues when drafting an international contract?" at this joint meeting of the NYSBA International Section and the Paris Bar Association, with the participation of the French Company Lawyers Association.

February 19, 2014

New York Staffing Organization

Tannenbaum Helpern's Joel Klarreich and Jason Klimpl along with Jim Essey of The TemPositions Group of Companies will provided an overview of the Paid Sick Leave and offer some options to minimize and recapture cost. For more information, click here.

February 6, 2014

February 6-8, 2014 | Maples and Calder

At this annual forum, Tannenbaum Helpern's Wayne Davis discussed corporate governance for alternative investment funds. For more information, visit: http://maplesforum.com/

January 30, 2014

The TemPositions Group of Companies

Tannenbaum Helpern's Andrew W. Singer addressed how employers may seek to recruit and hire the best candidates while remaining compliant with the law.

January 9, 2014

Webinar | Lawline

Tannenbaum Helpern's Andrew W. Singer and Jason B. Klimpl discussed the key requirements of the New York Paid Sick Leave legislation and how to enact compliant and business-savvy policies. Go to video.

December 3, 2013

Webinar – 1:00pm-2:30pm EST | Strafford Publications

Tannenbaum Helpern's Drew Jaglom and Baker Donelson's Joel R. Buckberg will provide a roadmap for drafting and negotiating common contractual provisions in product distribution agreements and highlight clauses that should be included as well as strategies for avoiding common negotiation pitfalls. To register or for more information, visit: http://bit.ly/16H1iRL

November 18, 2013

Webinar – 12:00pm – 1:45pm EST| Webinar | ALI-CLE

At this webinar replay, Tannenbaum Helpern's Drew Jaglom took participants step-by-step through common distribution contract clauses and offered proven strategies for drafting well-crafted contracts that avoid common errors and unwanted litigation. For more information, visit: http://www.ali-cle.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=courses.course&course_code=TSVA14R

November 14, 2013

This event is by invitation only. For more information about THSH Women's Initiative, visit http://www.thsh.com/About-Us/Womens-Initiative.aspx.

October 23, 2013

October 23, 2013 | NYSBA

Tannenbaum Helpern is proud to sponsor the 25th Anniversary Celebration of NYSBA's Commercial & Federal Litigation Section. For more information, visit: http://www.nysba.org/store/events/registration.aspx?event=FEDAN13

October 23, 2013

On October 23,Donald Prutzman co-chairs the session entitled, "IP Exhaustion Around the World: Differing Approaches and Consequences to the Reach of IP Protection Beyond the First Sale". On October 25, Drew Jaglom co-chairs the session entitled, "Going to Market in Asia and Around the World: Differing Competition Rules for Distributors". For more information visit: http://www.nysba.org/Sections/International/Seasonal_Meetings/Vietnam_program_brochure.html

October 12, 2013

October 12-15, 2013, Washington D.C., NECA

In the panel discussion entitled, "Maintaining an Ethical and Compliant Workplace – What You Don't Know Can Hurt You", Tannenbaum Helpern Partners –Joel S. Hirschtritt, Andrew W. Singer and Kenneth M. Block – discussed important strategies for attendees to protect their business by examining the critical employee ethics practices to protect the integrity of their business and workforce. The discussion will cover business ethics and standards of conduct, preparing and implementing an effective corporate compliance program, responding to governmental investigations and inquiries, media contacts, employee conduct in social networking and e-mail usage, and promoting a respectful workplace. For more information, click here.

October 9, 2013

October 9, 2013| ASA Convention & Expo

On October 9th, from 4:15pm – 6:00pm, Andrew Singer moderated a Knowledge Network roundtable discussion on "Harassment of Temporary Employees". For information visit: http://americanstaffing.net/events/staffingworld13/index.cfm

October 9, 2013

NYSBA Real Property Law Section

This program discussed the common issues arising from the negotiation of an owner/architect agreement for an office building renovation project. A hypothetical project description and term sheet would be utilized and such issues as scope of services, compensation, standard of care, project cost, ownership of drawings, additional services, payment procedures, insurance, indemnity, damages and dispute resolution will be covered. A panelist, Kenneth Block of Tannenbaum Helpern shared his legal perspective. For more information, click here.

October 6, 2013

October 6-11, 2013, Boston, International Bar Association

Michael G. Tannenbaum moderated the "Regulatory Developments in the Private Fund Space" panel. For more information or to register, click here.

October 1, 2013

In an educational seminar entitled "Beverage Distribution Contacts: Key Differences Among Beer, Wine and Spirits and Non-Alcoholics", Drew Jaglom discussed the differences in industry practice and laws, focusing on key contract provisions such as termination/compensation, supplier support, exclusivity, transfer, indemnification, competition and much more. For more information visit: http://nbwa.org/sites/default/files/2013_Education_Seminars.pdf

September 24, 2013

September 24, 2013 – September 27, 2013 | IFLN

At this first annual conference, Michael Tannenbaum moderated a panel discussion on new developments in class action litigation. Paul Sarkozi discussed how US and New York courts can be used to help parties obtain discovery in aid of in foreign litigation and enforce non-US judgments. For more information, visit: http://www.ifl-network.com/news/ifln-events/icalrepeat.detail/2013/09/24/4/-/international-financial-litigation-network-conference.html

September 16, 2013

September 16-17, 2013, New York, NECA

In a panel discussion on September 17th, Tannenbaum Helpern Partners –Joel S. Hirschtritt, Andrew W. Singer and Kenneth M. Block – examined the critical employee ethics practices that companies should consider enacting to protect the integrity of their business and workforce. For more information, click here.

July 31, 2013

This event is by invitation only. For more information about THSH Women's Initiative, please send email to wu@thsh.com.

July 30, 2013

July 30, 2013 – August 1, 2013, Washington DC, InsideNGO.org

On July 31 of this multiple day annual conference, Andrew Singer discussed and answered questions concerning the many legal pitfalls social media and related technologies present to NGOs. Andrew's section is entitled, "Social Media, Technology & Email – Top Legal Considerations". For more information, visit http://insidengo.org/AC13/index.htm.

July 24, 2013

In May 2013, the New York City Council approved the NYC Paid Sick Leave bill, requiring many businesses to offer paid sick leave to their employees. This breakfast program discussed who will be impacted, key provisions of the bill and their impact on employers, how businesses can prepare and key dates to remember. For more information, visit: http://nycpaidsickleavebill.eventbrite.com/

July 22, 2013

July 22-24, 2013, Opal Financial Group

Michael G. Tannenbaum was a panelist on the "Government Taxation and Regulation: New Rules for 2013 and Beyond" panel and gave his perspectives on the regulatory trends facing family offices. For more information, click here.

June 27, 2013

3:00pm – 4:00pm EST, Webinar, ABA – The Copyright Subcommittee

Andrew Berger discussed the statutory damages in copyright litigation and will cover questions such as when must you register to be entitled to statutory damages, who can and show award them, why is it so difficult to predict the amount of damages and many more insightful questions. For more information, contact Andrew at berger@thsh.com.

June 26, 2013

This three day program covered a range of legal issues facing distribution counsel from antitrust and pricing to e-commerce, advertising and supplier-distributor relationships and disputes. Program planning chair Andre R. Jaglom shared his perspectives and practice advice on drafting distribution contracts, e-commerce, managing distribution to avoid legal problems, and more. For more information, click here.

June 25, 2013

THSH Executive Event

May 23, 2013

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Looking to raise capital to expand your business? Are you aware of all your options? Join Manhattan Chamber of Commerce on May 23rd for the final program of its Business Accelerator Series. At this event, Tanennbaum Helpern's Ralph Siciliano and Brian Haskel discussed the legal requirements in fundraising - state and federal law, crowd funding, private vs. public offerings and the impact of the JOBS Act on fund raising.

May 14, 2013

CohnReznick

THSH's Andrew W. Singer discussed the latest employment law developments for New York employers and addressed many of the relevant updates within Labor and Employment Law, developments in the implications of social media in the workplace, legal updates on Health Care Reform, increased scrutiny and requirements for employers who perform criminal background checks, and guidance from the National Labor Relations Board affecting non-unionized workforces.

May 6, 2013

10am - 11am EST, Lawline

THSH's Andrew W. Singer and Jason B. Klimpl discussed the Hot Topics in Employment Law 2013. Topics covered include relevant updates with labor and employment law, developments in the implications of social media, health care reform and much more. To watch the live webcast, visit: http://www.lawline.com/cle/course-details.php?i=3022#.UYLkykrlouI

April 26, 2013

One of NYSBA's most successful CLE program, the 2013 program on ethics and civility will take place at multiple locations and days. Vincent Syracuse, overall program planning chair, and Jamie Stecher will ran the New York City Program on April 26 th. The program will cover the latest on ethics, basic lessons in every day lawyering and real world issues in a group discussion. To register or for more information, click on the locations: April 12, 2013, Albany and Buffalo | April 19, 2013, Long Island and Rochester | April 26, 2013, New York City.

April 11, 2013

In this webcast, Tannenbaum Helpern's Andrew Berger to discuss the implications of the March 19, 2013 ruling of the Kirstsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc case on current copyright and other IP law and on publishers, retailers, importers and others. For more information or to register, click here.

April 11, 2013

At this two day PLI Information Technology Law Institute event, Tannenbaum Helpern's Vincent Syracusewill discuss the ethical concerns and risks in using Cloud Computing apps, iPad apps and social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. The hour long session will be held on April 11, 2013 from 4pm - 5pm. For more information or to register, click here.

March 31, 2013

In a workshop entitled, "The implications of SEC registration for alternative funds - the examination process," Michael G. Tannenbaum, along with other executives, provided insights on the SEC's examination process post Dodd- Frank as it relates to hedge and private fund managers, including practical observations as to what the SEC requests and how practitioners are preparing for and responding to such requests.

March 11, 2013

Part II of three of Manhattan Chamber of Commerce's Business Accelerator Series. This event covered business protection, office/retail leasing, marketing essential and hiring decisions. Jason Klimpl in Tannenbaum Helpern's Employment Law practice discussed the key legal considerations in hiring and managing employees.

March 8, 2013

At this annual national convention and expo for the staffing industry, Joel A. Klarreich and Andrew W. Singer led an interactive discussion/workshop on how staffing firms can best recognize and address the legal risks associated with social media use. Their workshop entitled "Social Media in the Workplace: Best Practices to Avoid Liability" was held on October 10 th, 2012 from 3:45pm to 5:00pm.

March 8, 2013

Michael Tannenbaum was on an asset management/investments panel that examined how Bermuda and offshore asset management authorities should position themselves for success in an evolving market and regulatory arena.

January 31, 2013

Tannenbaum Helpern's Andrew Singer discussed the latest employment law developments for NY employers and address relevant updates within Labor and Employment Law such as social media in the workplace, Health Care Reform, increased scrutiny on background checks and so on.

January 29, 2013

At this networking event, Tannenbaum Helpern's Ralph Siciliano and fellow panelist discussed the legal and tax issues to consider when choosing the appropriate business entity to register. For more information or to rsvp, visit http://www.manhattancc.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=94

January 29, 2013

At this networking event, Tannenbaum Helpern's Ralph Siciliano and fellow panelist discussed the legal and tax issues to consider when choosing the appropriate business entity to register. For more information or to rsvp, visit http://www.manhattancc.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=94

January 16, 2013

At this New York Court Express Lunch Series hosted by the NY Women's Bar Association, Vincent Syracuse shared his insight and experience in civil proceedings, ethics and rules in civility that apply in New York courts.

November 29, 2012

Ralph Sicilianoof Tannenbaum Helpern, along with Peter Burrell of Wilkie Farr & Gallagher in London, highlighted the differences in structure and enforcement between the Financial Service Authority (FSA) in the UK and the SEC in the US.

November 29, 2012

In this ALI CLE webcast, Drew Jaglom took participants through common distribution contract clauses and offered tested strategies for drafting well-crafted agreements that avoid common errors and unwanted litigation.

November 27, 2012

10th Annual Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of NCCPAp/IRS Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium

In this program, Andrew W. Singer discussed myriad and unique legal risks stemming from employees' use of social media. Andrew addressed how social media implicates privacy concerns; restrictive covenants; confidentiality; discrimination; the NLRA; FTC Guidance; productivity; I.P.; tort liability; using sound judgment; and implementing social media policie

November 13, 2012

Michael Tannenbaum, along with three speakers, discussed the latest trends in financial service and their impact on family offices. Topics included fund formation, tax implication of carried interests and FATCA, SEC requirements and much more.

November 12, 2012

In this interactive discussion, Andrew Berger discussed how we create, protect and monetize our intellectual property in the context of an ever-evolving Internet, including what works are copyrightable, what are the rights of a copyright holder, what is a trademark and how to license and protect your mark.

October 29, 2012

Kenneth Block, along with a faculty member, discussed the new form of owner's rider to the standard agreement between owner and contractor recently passed by the NYSBA Construction Law Committee.

October 18, 2012

Ralph Siciliano, head of Tannenbaum Helpern's Governmental and Regulatory Investigations Practice, was on BlogTalkRadio discussing insider trading , including recent developments and what you need to know. The radio talk show broadcasted live on Thursday, October 18 th at 10:30AM EST . To listen to the broadcast, visit http://bit.ly/Q2awQ6.

October 4, 2012

Kenneth M. Block, Construction Chair of Tannenbaum Helpern's Real Estate, Environmental and Construction Law Practice, moderated a panel discussion that examined recent developments in public-private partnerships; the pros and cons, lessons learned and best practices in creating and implementing such partnerships, and discussed two notable projects underway.

September 28, 2012

When accountants and lawyers overlap on engagements serious liability can arise when legal and accounting issues become intertwined and roles and responsibilities become ambiguous. So how do you manage engagement risks? At this New York County Lawyers' Association event, Ralph Siciliano, head of Tannenbaum Helpern's Governmental and Regulatory Investigations Practice, shared his perspective on and address corporate governance, audit committee and auditor independences issues.

September 20, 2012

On this live interactive webinar, Drew Jaglom, along with his fellow panelist, discussed the best practices in drafting and negotiating product distribution agreements and shared strategies for avoiding common pitfalls. Topics included exclusive vs. non-exclusive distribution agreements, statutory restrictions and common provisions such as scope, noncompete clauses, performance, payment, licensing, termination, indemnification and more.

September 13, 2012

On this radio broadcast, Chair of Tannenbaum Helpern's Employment Law department, Andrew W. Singer covered recent trends in employment law, crucial strategies for employers to avoid or minimize workplace grievances and examined real life workplace situations that employers are likely to encounter on a daily basis. To listen to the broadcast, visit http://bit.ly/NZvhQT

September 13, 2012

At this full day event, Joel A. Klarreich discussed the Do's and Don'ts of social media for recruiters and sales staff in the morning and covered the legal essentials owners need to know to protect themselves for managers and owners in the afternoon .

August 16, 2012

On this live radio talk show, co-chair of Tannenbaum Helpern's Trusts and Estates, Private Clients & Tax Exempt Organization department, Yolanda Kanes discussed what you really need to know in setting up a trust and planning your estate. To listen to the recorded broadcast, visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bhp/2012/08/16/trust-and-estate-planning-1

July 23, 2012

As a panelist on the "Government Taxation and Regulation: New Rules for 2012 and Beyond" panel, Michael G. Tannenbaum , shared his insight on recent regulation impacting family offices.

July 19, 2012

In this two-day seminar, Gerard Diebner, along with two speakers, ran an "Advanced Claim Drafting" workshop specific to the Biotechnology industry on the first day and hosted a session on "Advanced Patent Prosecution Issues" relating to the Biotechnology industry on the second day. The session covered techniques for addressing obviousness rejections in view of Ex parte Kubin, KSR, and the PTO obviousness guidelines, responding to restriction requirements and written description and enablement rejections, minimizing prosecution history estoppel when submitting arguments and amendments, proper drafting of affidavits, how and when to perform interviews, and complying with the duty of disclosure requirement.

July 12, 2012

As a panelist on "The Business of Building: Professionals' Perspective", Kenneth M. Block shared his views on recent regulatory and market developments affecting the construction industry.

June 20, 2012

San Francisco, CA / Video Webcast
American Law Institute - American Bar Association (ALI-ABA)

At the 27th presentation of this annual three day ALI-ABA conference on Product Distribution and Marketing, planning chair and faculty member Drew Jaglom, shared his perspectives on distribution and marketing on the Internet, issues in drafting distribution contracts, ethical issues that arise in distribution, managing distribution for legal compliance and to avoid disputes, distribution litigation and negotiation, and distribution issues in M&A. A strong faculty with cover a wide range of other distribution issues.

June 12, 2012

At the June 12 th breakfast networking event, Andrew W. Singer, chair of Tannenbaum Helpern's Employment Law Department, shed light on strategies and policies to effectively protect your firm and navigate the social media landscape. The event was hosted by the Law Firm Services Networking Group.

May 31, 2012

As we approach the summer months, it is vitally important to be aware of certain key trends in New York employment law that have emerged in 2012. Employment law attorneys Andrew W. Singer and Jason B. Klimpl discussed and highlighted 6 of these top issues. They addressed the importance of the New York City Human Rights Law, cover certain legal risks stemming from social media in the and the legal risks arising out of independent contractor misclassification and methods to properly characterize workers. They further discussed the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act and provide an overview of certain recent governmental and plaintiff investigations and enforcement actions.

May 18, 2012

At the Spring Meeting of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the NYSBA, Vincent J. Syracuse moderated a panel on ethics and civility in everyday lawyering and presented the Robert L. Haig Award for Distinguished Public Service to the Hon. Theodore T. Jones, Jr., Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals.

May 15, 2012

At NY Staffing Association's premiere staffing event on May 15th event, Joel A. Klarreich hosted two roundtable sessions entitled, "How is your business handling social media" and participated in an afternoon keynote session entitled, "Learn about the latest legal and legislative issues that are facing your business."

April 19, 2012

In a presentation entitled "Legal Ethics in an Electronic World" on April 19 th Vincent Syracuse shed light on ethics that affect:

  • Advising clients on e-discovery document production
  • Use of work email and protecting the attorney-client privilege
  • Dealing with inadvertent disclosure of confidential documents in e-discovery
  • Mining social networking sites for information : dos and don'ts

April 18, 2012

Andrew Berger, counsel to the firm, moderated a panel entitled "Internet and Social Media in the Forefront: Current Hot Issues and Developments" on April 19 th from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Panelists included Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law at American University Law School; David Perrot, Research Director at Decisionquest; Stanley Pierre-Louis, Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Content Protection at Viacom Inc.; and Mozelle Thompson, former Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission and CEO of Thompson Strategic Consulting.

April 17, 2012

The Real Estate Construction Committee of the NYSBA Real Property Law Section

At this NYSBA program, Kenneth M. Block, along with two other speakers, presented an owner-oriented form rider for use with AIA Document A107 and discussed the key modifications to the AIA form caused by the rider. For more information or to register, click here.

April 13, 2012

One of NYSBA's most successful CLE programs, the 2012 program on the basics of ethics and civility took place at multiple locations and on different days. Overall program planning chair, Vincent Syracuse ran the New York City program on April 20 th shared his insights on ethics and civility challenges faced by everyday practice. The program covered the latest on ethics, basic lessons in civility and a group discussion based on real world issues.

April 5, 2012

At this networking event, Andrew W. Singer joined a panel of business owners who have profited from the sale of their businesses as well as acquisitions of others.

March 29, 2012

At this HR Roundtable, Andrew W. Singer discussed five timely topics: guidance from the National Labor Relations Board on how employers might regulate employee's use of social media; independent contractor misclassification; the unemployed - a new protected class; exemption overtime classification, and governmental investigation and enforcement.

March 22, 2012

In this webinar, Jason Klimpl explained what you need to know under the current law to identify situations that are ripe for sexual harassment claims, steps you can take to prevent or minimize those potential claims from becoming reality, and what actions to take once a claim has been made.

March 8, 2012

At this event, Drew Jaglom chaired a panel discussion entitled, "Hot Topics in International Distribution", examining the critical issues affecting the distribution supply-cycle. Topics included the latest trend in negotiating distribution contracts, and advertising and selling products and services over the internet.

March 1, 2012

At this March NAPI event, Andrew Singer spoke on employment law and recent New York State regulations.

February 15, 2012

In this panel discussion, Andrew Berger and fellow speakers discussed the trends and challenges in IP offshoring. Topics included ethical and legislative issues, scope of limitations, risk management, litigation, opportunities, cost controls and monetizing through licensing, joint ventures, sales and other transactions.

February 10, 2012

In a panel discussion, Wayne Davis and other panelists shed light on recent trends impacting side letter agreements.

February 8, 2012

On February 8, 2012, Andrew Singer spoke at the Marsh & McLennan Agency Seminar, "Top 6 Emplyment Issues of 2012." Among other topics, Andrew addressed developments related to the New York City Human Rights Law, social media and the workplace, independent contractor misclassification, the Wage Theft Prevention Act, and governmental investigators and enforcements.

February 7, 2012

At this Marketing Executives Networking Group event, Andrew Berger discussed how brand and content owners can respond to new online challenges such as brand attacks, copyright and trademark infringements, fan sites and cybersquatting.

January 26, 2012

On Thursday, January 26, 2012 Andrew Berger discussed the steps you can take to protect yourself against virtual infringement.

November 17, 2011

In part three of this webinar series, Andrew Berger discussed what you need to know to protect your ideas or intellectual property once you have produced your book, blog or tweet.

October 26, 2011

Andrew Berger participated in a webinar hosted by the Bureau of National Affairs examining current issues and trends in gray market goods. The webinar shed light on steps consumers may take to avoid copyright infringement, rights foreign manufacturers have to control US distribution, litigation alternatives trademark holders have to combat counterfeiters and current industry-wide and legislative initiatives to deal with counterfeit goods.

October 12, 2011

Andrew Berger spoke to the Marketing Executive Network Group ("Meng") Virtual Chapter at noon on October 12, 2011 on how brands can protect themselves on social media. For more information, click here.

September 21, 2011

Andre R. Jaglom and L. Donald Prutzman chaired panels at the Fall Meeting of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association in Panama City, Panama, September 21-24, 2011 at the Panama Marriott Hotel. Drew was Chair of the Section and led the conference. His panel was on Best Practices in International Distribution Contract Drafting. Donald chaired two panels, one on Intellectual Property Protection in Latin America and one on Developments in Competition Law. The Firm was a Gold Sponsor of the conference.

August 8, 2011

In August 2011, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in John Wiley & Sons, Inc. v. Kirtsaeng held (2-1) that goods manufactured abroad and imported into the United States without authorization from the copyright owner cannot qualify for the First Sale Doctrine set forth in 17 U.S.C. § 109(a) of the Copyright Act. Andrew Berger, joined by two other panelists, discussed the public policy impact of the decision, examined the continuing reach of the First Sale Doctrine and explained the interaction of that doctrine with 17 U.S.C. §602(a)(1), which prohibits the importation of foreign made goods without the copyright holder's authorization.

November 22, 2009

FORTUNE Personnel Consultants

Joel Klarreich spoke on the DOs and DONTs of Social Media.

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