On October 18, Paul Sarkozi will be on the panel Emphasis on Mediation Advocacy Skills and the Importance to the Courts, discussing how advocates need to prepare
for the challenges they will face in court.
We are proud to sponsor ASA Staffing World 2019. Join Tannenbaum Helpern’s employment attorneys Andrew Singer and Jason Klimpl for their workshop entitled, “Handling Harassment Complaints in the #MeToo Era” on October 17 at 11:30am.
Staffing World 2019 - Indemnification and Other Contractual Issues in Health Care Staffing Agreements
We are proud to sponsor ASA Staffing World 2019. Join Tannenbaum Helpern’s Renee Silver on October 16 at 11:15am for “Indemnification and Other Contractual Issues in Health Care Staffing Agreements”.
Webcast Two Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law: SCOTUS on Trademarks & the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019
Bankruptcy attorney Michael Riela discussed two major developments in bankruptcy law: SCOTUS on trademarks, and the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019.
Many joined employment attorney Andrew Singer for a discussion on how to manage complaints of harassment, the new laws and how they impact the 2018 training requirements, and practical tips on how to handle the inevitable attorney demand letter and threatening lawsuit.
Tannenbaum Helpern's Jason Klimpl and Joel Klarreich attended NYSA's 2019 Law day where they discussed the legislative effects of the #MeToo movement, the new mandatory harassment training for employees, regulations affecting workers’ schedules, and much more.
Does your hiring and onboarding process need improvement? On September 26, THSH employment attorneys Elizabeth Schlissel and Andrew Yachyshyn discussed the latest legal developments affecting hiring and onboarding at Lawline.
Distribution attorney Andre R. Jaglom spoke at the 2019 Convention Seminar Program on the panel, Supplier Consents to Transactions – Getting to Yes!, about distribution deals in the industry by legal landscape.
On September 21, THSH's Michael Riela advised attorneys how to stay ahead in the upcoming year by discussing the matters that are relevant to the cybersecurity industry. These topics included pre-breach planning, potential issues that need to be addressed after a data breach, liaising with law enforcement and other federal and state agencies, m&a opportunities, diligence issues with respect to privacy and security practices of a bankrupt company, and much more.
Cannabis & Compliance: How Compliance Officers, Clients, and Legal Professionals Navigate a Complicated Legal Environment
THSH attorney James Rieger discussed the legal history of cannabis and how compliance programs related to financial services address the complicated differences between federal and state law on cannabis.
THSH's David Holahan, Maryann Stallone, and Red Maple Economics' Liugi D'Onorio DeMeo discusssed the common issues that arise in dissolution or business divorce litigations under the default statutory schemes for each of the primary forms of entity in New York – partnerships, limited partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies.
THSH T&E attorney Yolanda Kanes discussed estate planning with life insurance including the benefits/pitfalls of the irrecoverable life insurance trust (ILIT) and much more.
Many joined THSH distribution attorney Andre R. Jaglom for a live webcast where he discussed distribution agreements, practical drafting advice and strategies for addressing key issues.
Employment attorney Jason Klimpl discussed the various issues to consider when making the decision to terminate an employee, practical tips to minimize exposure, and best practices for conducting an employee termination meeting.
THSH attorney Jason Klimpl discussed covering complaints of workplace harassment and/or discrimination including what sort of issues should be investigated, who should conduct the investigation, what steps should you take and in what order, and much more at the Financial Poise webinar on August 7th.
THSH attorneys Maryann Stallone and David Holahan moderated an interactive discussion on the common issues that arise in dissolution or business divorce litigations under the default statutory schemes for each of the primary forms of entity in New York – partnerships, limited partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies.
Many joined THSH investment management attorneys Wayne Davis and Michael Tannenbaum, and Clearbrook’s CIO Timothy Ng for a full house and interactive panel discussion on ESG investment trends and related regulation, and on how current events such as climate change, gender diversity and other social issues are impacting investors’ investment decisions.
Many attendees joined Tannenbaum Helpern and the Hedge Fund Association on June 18 for this HFA Breakfast Briefing – "Private Fund Structuring & Marketing Best Practices.” This program featured comments and interactive discussions led by industry professionals.
THSH attorney Donald Prutzman and Drew Jaglom spoke at New York State Bar Association’s International Bridging the Gap where Donald Prutzman discussed international IP: copyrights, trademarks and patents, and Drew Jaglom discussed marketing and distribution in the U.S. and around the world.
Many joined THSH data privacy attorney Michael Riela and speakers at the Combs & Company And Syzygy 3 panel discussion about the misconceptions of cyber regulations including GDPR, U.S. federal & state data privacy and breach notification efforts, data breach response, and cyber insurance.
THSH employment attorney Jason B. Klimpl discussed the mistakes commonly made by employers along side a panel of experts who also gave tips and pointers on other thorny issues involving employees who are unable to work for health-related reasons.
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.
THSH corporate attorney James Rieger spoke at CWCBExpo New York 2019 where he discussed what you need to know about cannabis funds and venture capital.
THSH employment attorneys Joel Klarreich and Jason Klimpl on May 22nd spoke at New York Staffing Association’s Annual Super Seminar Day where they provided a legislative update on regulatory issues facing the staffing industry.
On May 21 at 2:00pm EST, THSH bankruptcy attorney Michael Riela spoke for Financial Poise on the chapter 11 plan of reorganization and liquidation, and the plan to subject to comment and criticism by any party affected by it, as well as the process and guidance of how to both defend and attack the confirmation of a debtor’s chapter 11 plan.
Many joined THSH attorney James Rieger on May 20th for a discussion on emerging asset classes and strategies, changing legal and regulatory landscape and more on the globalization of investment funds.
On May 14 at 3:00pm EST, THSH bankruptcy attorney Michael Riela spoke at the Financial Poise Webinar about the pros and cons of putting a counterparty into involuntary bankruptcy, when and how you may be able to pursue third parties (like guarantors, directors, or officers) for the amount owed, risks related to preference attack, and more.
THSH attorney Drew Jaglom will be speaking at the NYSBA 2019 Regional Meeting in Sweden about establishing a business in the US: the do’s and don’ts of structure, tax, IP, employment and immigration, compliance and other legal matters.
On May 7 at 3pm EST THSH attorney Michele Itri discussed the due diligence a potential investor in a private fund should do on the fund.
Many joined THSH construction attorneys Kenneth Block and Joshua Levy for a program on an owner needs to resolve in its agreement with its architect, such as the scope of basic and additional services during the design and construction phases, fee arrangements, designing to budget, liability, damages, insurance, default and termination.
NYSA - Webinar: Dealing with Clients in Financial Distress - Strategies for Getting Paid (and Keeping Your Payments)
THSH attorneys Joel Klarreich and Michael Riela spoke at a NYSA webinar on 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.
THSH bankruptcy attorney Michael Riela spoke at the Financial Poise Webinar on how to loan to, or purchase the debt of, a company in order to acquire it, how to learn about opportunities involving distressed companies, and some tips and best practices for participating in bankruptcy.
THSH attorneys Vincent Syracuse, overall event chair, and Carl Regelmann spoke at NYSBA’s annual program on Ethics & Civility. They provided attendees with an update on developments in the law in the area of attorney ethics, including the most recent case law. Rules of civility were discussed, with emphasis on practical pointers for dealing with uncivil adversary and civility issues within the law firm.
Attendees joined THSH attorney Joel Klarreich at 3:30pm on April 4th at the 2019 ASA Staffing Law Conference for an engaging conversation and a mock negotiation of contract provisions pertaining to indemnification, the Affordable Care Act, workplace safety, criminal background checks, and more where he shared negotiating tactics, showed how to reach mutually acceptable terms, and provided practical tips for immediately improving your client contracts.
THSH employment attorney Jason B. Klimpl discussed what you can and cannot say during interviews, how to respond when a candidate volunteers information that may be considered “off limits”, unnecessary missteps that your company should avoid when recruiting and hiring employees, and more.
Many joined THSH attorneys Andrew Singer, Jason Klimpl, and Elizabeth Schlissel for an interactive discussion on the latest updates in New York employment laws and employer obligations for compliance. The discussion covered topics such as the requirements under the recent NYS and NYC sexual harassment prevention legislation stemming from the #MeToo Movement, minimum wage and exempt salary threshold increases, and more.
THSH attorneys Yolanda Kanes and Ralph A. Siciliano on March 25th at 1pm EST led a Lawline webcast on federal and state regulations pertaining to not-for-profit corporations and governance issues relating to those entities. They addressed formation issues such as selecting the type of charitable organization and achieving and maintaining Federal Tax Exempt status, as well as important governance issues.
Commercial Arbitration 2019 – What Parties and Their Counsel Have a Right to Expect and Arbitrators Should Be Delivering: Arbitration at Its Best
Many joined THSH litigation attorney Paul Sarkozi for the NYSBA Commercial Arbitration 2019 live program where he spoke amongst other panelists about the best practices in contemporary commercial arbitration, what arbitrators should be delivering and what parties and counsel should be able to expect in arbitration as it has evolved in recent years.
THSH attorney Yolanda Kanes moderated a roundtable discussion on the evolving trust and estate landscape. The program covered estate planning changes, strategies to consider and opportunities on the horizon.
On March 19th, THSH employment attorney Jason Klimpl spoke for the 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.
On March 19 at 3:00pm EST, THSH bankruptcy attorney Michael Riela spoke 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.
Many tuned in for real estate attorneys Eric Schoenfeld and Ari Davis' Lawline webcast where they zoned in on a few of the significant issues negotiated in joint venture agreements, and their ramifications on the investor/sponsor relationship.
THSH litigators Maryann Stallone, Richard Trotter, and Alexandra Kamenetsky Shea had an interactive discussion and spoke of 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.
Many joined 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 featured comments and interactive discussions led by industry professionals, including THSH attorney Michael Tannenbaum.
On March 5 th at 12pm EST, THSH construction attorney Kenneth Block moderated a ProLawCLE webinar where he discussed the fundamental elements of construction management and offer contract strategies for the sophisticated owner/developer.
Marijuana Legislation & The Workplace
THSH employment attorney Andrew Singer spoke at the TemPositions’ HR Roundtable on the future of marijuana in the workplace.
Many gathered for 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.
THSH bankruptcy attorney Michael Riela spoke on February 26th at 2pm EST for a Financial Poise webinar where he among others discussed the issues involved with cash collateral and DIP financing and how the various constituencies fight about them.
THSH attorney Andrew Berger spoke 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”.
Thursday at 10am EST, THSH attorney 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, and more.
Women’s Initiative Event: Art Gala
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Dealing with Clients in Financial Distress - Strategies for Getting Paid (and Keeping Your Payments)
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.
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.
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.
Alternative Investments 2019
Event is sold out. If you would like to be invited to next year’s Alternative Investments event, please email us at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
MyLawCLE - Hot Topics in Bankruptcy Law: Structured Dismissals, Safe Harbors, Out-of-Court Workouts and Marijuana
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.
A-Connect: AutumnFest 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.
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.
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.
Lawline Webcast, Recent Developments in Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law: Marijuana and Safe Harbors
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lawline Webcast, Legislative Developments and Litigation Practices Stemming From the #MeToo Movement
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tannenbaum Helpern’s real estate attorney Ari Davis moderated a panel discussion at YJP’s Real Estate Investment Forum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Women’s Initiative: Spring Soiree
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ASA Legal and Legislative Committee Lunch Meeting
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.
Tannenbaum Helpern’s senior partner Michel Tannenbaum joined a panel to discuss policies impacting alternative investment industry in the UK and Europe.
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, Joelk Klarreich, along with fellow speakers, discussed how staffing firms can avoid class actions and comply with the myriad new laws.
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.
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.
What In-House Counsel Need to Know Now About Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
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.
Basic Lessons on Ethics and Civility 2018 NYC
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.
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.
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.
Paid Family Leave- What Every Business Needs to Know
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.
What Managers Need To Know In 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.
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.
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.
Tannenbaum Helpern’s Intellectual Property attorney Andrew Berger spoke at Utah State Bar 2018 IP Summit discussing statutory damages in copyright litigation.
Impact of the Tax Reform on Investment Managers
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.
CAMS Dinner: Law and Policy Careers Roundtable
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.
Accion Business Workshop Series
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 attorney Joseph 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.
The M&A Process: Understanding the Lifecycle of a Deal & Basic Deal Documents
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.
Cybersecurity: The Current Landscape for Lawyers and Professional Service Providers
Tannenbaum Helpern’s Corporate and Cybersecurity & Data Privacy attorney David Lallouz spoke on the current cybersecurity landscape facing attorneys and professional services providers.
Women’s Initiative: An Evening of Holiday Shopping & Networking
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hedge Fund 2018
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
The NYC Office Market: Direct Space, Sublease Space and the New Behemoth on the Block, WeWork
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-781-3094.
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.
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.
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.
How Can We Make Placements if We Can’t Talk About Salaries? Equal Pay Law and Other Timely Employment Law Topics
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hot Topics and Trends in Employment Law
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.
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.
How Illustrators Can Use Self-Help to Combat Infringement and What to Expect if You Litigate
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.
Keeping Up with Recent Changes in Employment Law
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Data Security: Legal & Strategic Considerations for Financial Institutions, Asset Managers and Others
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:
- Background on the scope of cybersecurity risks to the financial markets and the impetus for broad regulation.
- Overview of the legal and regulatory requirements imposed on financial institutions, asset managers and other companies.
- 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.
- Key information security strategies (e.g., executive accountabilities, technical requirements, risk assessments, required reporting and vulnerability assessments).
- 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.
At this Spring Meeting, Tannenbaum Helpern’s David Lallouz discussed the final rule on NY Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Requirements.
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.
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.
Trust Indenture Act and Involuntary Restructurings: Impact of Marblegate and Caesars Bankruptcy Litigation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What the Litigation World Has Been Doing to Improve the Courts—and What the Arbitration World Can Learn from Those Efforts
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.
3rd Annual Employment Law Institute: Social Media & Employment Law
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cybersecurity Presentation to the New York State Bar Association Securities Regulation Committee
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.
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.
*Please note: this event is intended for hedge funds, private equity funds, chief investment officers, chief financial officers, chief operating officers*
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.
Law Firms, Meet Your New Regulator: Your Clients
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.
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.
Hedge Fund Tax 101 and K-1 Boot Camp
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.
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).
Trump’s Vision of Tax Reform: What We Know (and What We Don’t) in the Estate Planning World
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.
FBC Intellectual Property Committee Meeting
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.
How to Drive New Revenues by Making HR More Strategic
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.
Hedge Fund Outlook 2017: What Does 2017 Have in Store for Emerging Managers?
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.
*Please note: This event is limited to hedge funds, fund-of-funds, investors in alternatives and private equity*
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.
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.
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.
Hedge Fund Compliance
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.
Planning Now and For the Future
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.
Look at these new overtime rules! Boy, do I need a drink!
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.
Business Meets Legal: Top 10 Things To Consider When Buying Or Selling A Beer Distributorship
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.
Supplier-Distributor Disputes: Strategies and Tactics; Venue, Injunctions, and Other topics
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.”
Webcast: Accommodating Non-U.S. Investors: Structuring Real Estate and Other Fund Investments to Minimize U.S. Tax Impacts
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.
Basic Lessons on Ethics and Civility 2016 – Video Replay with live Q&A at 12:30pm EST
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.
Hedge Fund Outsourcing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Intellectual Property Protection for Startups
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.
Webcast: NY Commercial Litigation: Distinctions that Non-New Yorkers Need to Know To Effectively Represent Their Clients
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.
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.
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.
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.
Managing Partners: Their Role, Jurisdiction, Compensation and Planning for Their Orderly Succession
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.
International Intellectual Property Practice Panel
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.
Contract Workshops For Owners’ Representatives Spring 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.
Exit Strategies: Retail and Office Lease Structuring and Negotiations
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.
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.
NYS/NYC Labor Update
Tannenbaum Helpern's employment law attorney Andrew Singer discussed recent employment and labor laws affecting businesses.
NYSA Legislative Update
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.
Hedge Fund Outlook 2016
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?
Ban the Box - Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Fair Chance Act
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.
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.
yTo Marry or Not to Marry: That is the Question Facing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Couples
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.
Subtenant Recognition Agreements or Don't Tread on Me
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.
2015 Staffing World
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.
New York State Bar Association International Section: Brazil’s Recent Developments And Opportunities For Latin America Amidst Global Challenges
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.
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.
The TemPositions Group of Companies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Dos and Donts in Employment Law for Employers
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.
HR Roundtable: NYC Paid Sick Leave 2.0: Key Provisions for Employers
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 8-10, 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.
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.
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.
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.
CPS and TSC Certification Study Session
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. k
Labor Law Update
At this event, Tannenbaum Helpern's employment law attorney Andrew Singer discussed the recent changes in labor law.
THSH Women’s Initiative – A Culinary Delight
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.
Employment Practices Liability
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Financial Managers Learning Forum
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.
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.
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.
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".
Basic Lessons on Ethics & Civility
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 25th. 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.
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.
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.
Information Technology Law Institute 2014: Cybersecurity, Mobile Payments, Cloud Computing, Big Data and the Internet of Things
At this PLI program, Tannenbaum Helpern's Vincent Syracuse spoke on "Protecting Client Confidentiality and Minimizing Risk When Using Mobile Devices and Apps".
THSH Women’s Initiative – Fashion Social
This event is by invitation only.
Nonparty Discovery in Commercial Litigation- Different Departments, Different Rules
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.
Smooth Moves 2014: Social Media Strategies for Attorneys: Marketing Techniques, Practice Tips, and Ethical Quandaries
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.
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.
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.
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.
Special Double Legislative Session: What Does a New Mayor and City Council Speaker Mean for the Staffing Industry?
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.
February 6-8, 2014 | Maples and Calder
At this annual forum, Tannenbaum Helpern's Wayne Davis discussed corporate governance for alternative investment funds.
HR Roundtable: Strategies for Conducting Effective and Legally Compliant Interviews
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.
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.
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.
THSH Women’s Initiative – Diamond Social
This event is by invitation only.
Tannenbaum Helpern is proud to sponsor the 25th Anniversary Celebration of NYSBA's Commercial & Federal Litigation Section.
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".
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.
On October 9th, from 4:15pm – 6:00pm, Andrew Singer moderated a Knowledge Network roundtable discussion on "Harassment of Temporary Employees".
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.
October 6-11, 2013, Boston, International Bar Association
Michael G. Tannenbaum moderated the "Regulatory Developments in the Private Fund Space" panel.
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.
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.
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.
THSH Women’s Initiative – Summer Social Event
This event is by invitation only. For more information about THSH Women's Initiative, please send email to email@example.com.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Construction Insurance Riders: A Roundtable Workshop
THSH Executive Event
Funding Your Business Ambition
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.
Hot Topics in New York Employment Law 2013: The Path Forward
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.
Hot Topics in New York Employment Law 2013
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.
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.
Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: First Sale Doctrine Applies to Goods Made Abroad and Imported Without the Permission
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.
Legal Ethics in the Era of iPads, Cloud Computing and Facebook
At this two day PLI Information Technology Law Institute event, Tannenbaum Helpern's Vincent Syracuse will 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.
13th Annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds
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.
Managing Your Business
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.
Staffing World 2012
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 10th, 2012 from 3:45pm to 5:00pm.
2nd Annual Bermuda Monetary Authority International Regulatory Forum
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.
The Essentials of Starting a Business
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.
Civility in Civil Practices? - Update on the Rules of Civility and Tips for Dealing with an Uncivil Adversary
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.
Comparing the enforcement regimens of the FSA and the SEC
Ralph Siciliano of 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.
Social Media and the Workplace: Best Practices for Avoiding Liability
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 policies.
The Fourth Annual Private Wealth & Family Office Summit
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.
Protecting Your Intellectual Property in the Digital Age
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.
The New Form of Owner's Rider to the Standard Agreement Between Owner and Contractor (AIA Document A107)
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.
Insider Trading - What's New?
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.
Public-Private Partnerships (P3s): Creating opportunities by combining potentials of the public and private sectors
btruction 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.
Lawyers and Accountants - An Interdisciplinary Dialogue: Issues and Understandings
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.
Product Distribution Agreements: Structuring Key Contract Provisions, Anticipating Legal Pitfalls, and Mitigating Risks
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.
Radio: Recent Trends in Employment Law
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. s
NJSA Law Day
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.
Trust & Estate Planning
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.
Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum
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.
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.
Product Distribution and Marketing
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.
Social Media: "Effective Strategies and Policies to Protect your Firm and Attract New Clients"
At the June 12th 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.
Hot Topics in New York Employment Law
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.
NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section - Spring Meeting
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.
Super Seminar Day 2012: Find Your Fate
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."
Information Technology Law Institute: Innovation in Apps, E-books, Cybersecurity, Mobile Technology, Privacy and Social Media
In a presentation entitled "Legal Ethics in an Electronic World" on April 19th 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
ABA Litigation's Annual Conference
Andrew Berger, counsel to the firm, moderated a panel entitled "Internet and Social Media in the Forefront: Current Hot Issues and Developments" on April 19th 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.
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.
Basic Lessons in Ethics and Civility in Every Day Lawyering 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 20th 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.
Keys to buying or selling your business
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.
2012 HR Spring Cleaning
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.
Sexual Harassment 2.0: What's at Stake
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.
Building Bridges Between the United States and Czech Republic
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.
Network of Allied Professionals, Inc. (NAPI)
At this March NAPI event, Andrew Singer spoke on employment law and recent New York State regulations.
Global Intellectual Property (IP) Offshoring Panel Discussion
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.
Maples Investment Funds Forum 2012
In a panel discussion, Wayne Davis and other panelists shed light on recent trends impacting side letter agreements.
Top Six Employment Issues of 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.
How do you protect your IP?
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.