Entertainment & Sports Forum 2015

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 12:00pm

The programs for this year's annual Entertainment and Sports Law Forum were all drawn from your requests and ideas for topics you wanted to hear about. With insights for practitioners of all levels, we'll cover a good bit of ground including:

- an inside perspective on negotiating publishing deals,
- the life cycle of a film project from development to financing to distribution,
- bringing foucs to the Blurred Lines Verdict, and

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Tennessee and Federal Tax Law Forum 2015: Protecting Your Clients

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 8:00am

This year's annual tax program will provide you with the best practices and updates to protect your clients. Topics will include significant developments in Federal and Tennessee's tax laws. Annual updates include nationwide tax trends, Tennessee tax laws, as well as discussion on the IRS appeals and collections process.

Expert attorneys will discuss the risks and benefits of captive insurance. Captive insurance allows companies to fund their own insurance coverage in a more cost effective manner. Speakers will discuss the unique tax advantages, and help you advise your clients.

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Today’s Professional Ethics and Legal Malpractice Risks for Tennessee Lawyers

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 8:30am

With the unprecedented rise in the severity of malpractice claims, it is no longer reasonable for Tennessee lawyers to approach malpractice prevention as merely a desirable way of practicing but to understand that it is a necessary ingredient for today's successful lawyer. As well as to realize that, in the constantly changing legal world of professionalism and malpractice avoidance, the only sure way to protect oneself is through recognition of this fact of life and adapt to these new realities.

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Real Estate Essentials 2015

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 8:30am

Attorneys will gain valuable knowledge regarding real estate issues. Topics include the title insurance, standards in purchase and sales agreements, and due diligence in real estate law.

The first session will discuss title insurance, which plays a mysterious role in real estate transactions. It is a required element of every deal and can be costly. This session will help you understand title insurance policies and review the precise protections they offer.

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Making the Most of Discovery: What You Don’t Know Can Come Back to Haunt You [Memphis]

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 8:00am

How much is too much? Is one of the many questions in the maze of discovery. This program covers many levels of written discovery and e-discovery. Presenters will cover best practices, using investigators to verify information, effective use of subpoenas, enforcement and dealing with difficult counsel. A session on social medial discovery will help you with Internet searches. Discussion on alternatives to written discovery will include site inspection, deposition by interrogatories, and physical exam versus independent medical exams.

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Litigation Forum 2015

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 8:00am

The Litigation Forum contains everything you need to know about litigation, from oral advocacy to effective case management from the clients perspective. This 7 hour CLE (6.0 General/1.0 Ethics) will cover taking effective depositions, using motion practice to your advantage, and setting up your case to obtain a favorable settlement for your client.  Judges will share their insights into what makes oral arguments effective, including Supreme Court Justice Holly Kirby who will provide the Forum’s keynote remarks.

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Disability Law Forum 2015

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 8:30am

The TBA Disability Law Section’s CLE will present disability practitioners best practice guidance and insights from Administrative Law Judge Ronald Miller with the Social Security Administration about the disability hearing process. Michael Williamson will provide helpful pointers on success at the Appeals Council level and beyond.

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Financial Literacy For Lawyers

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:30am

Accounting is the language of business and lawyers need to understand fundamental financial principles as they advise clients and manage their law practice. The principles of accounting and finance directly extend to contract issues, torts, business matters, taxation issues, partnership disputes, and gift and estate matters. This comprehensive program touches on several financial issues lawyers may encounter in the practice of law.

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Business Law Forum 2015: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Business Combination Transactions

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 8:00am

This program covers the various legal issues Tennessee business lawyers face through the life cycle of a business combination transaction, whether accomplished through a merger, an acquisition, a share exchange, or a combination of any of them. Panelists will provide a practical, nuts-and-bolts treatment of each phase of a business combination, covering determining whether and how to select a business broker, the drafting and executing letters of intent, conducting diligence, and negotiating the acquisition agreement.

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Intellectual Property Spring Institute 2015

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:00am

The Tennessee Bar Association's Intellectual Property Spring Institute offers sophisticated topics and provides practical takeaways to Tennessee lawyers who practice in this area. This entertaining and informative program will feature experts with advanced experience in this field. Don't miss this opportunity to network with other practitioners and speak with our panelists and speakers.

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