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Responding to Trademark Office Actions: Assessing Response Alternatives and Persuading the Examiner
July 7 (in 2 days)

Avoiding the Accidental Franchise: Best Practices for Structuring Licenses or Distribution Agreements
July 7 (in 2 days)

Strategic Use of Joint Defense Agreements in Litigation: Avoiding Disqualification and Privilege Waivers
July 7 (in 2 days)

Structuring Covenants in Leveraged Loans and High Yield Bonds for Borrowers and Lenders
July 7 (in 2 days)

Environmental Audits: Navigating E-Disclosure, Privilege, Voluntary Disclosure and Other Issues
July 7 (in 2 days)

Small Business Trusts: Drafting Tax-Advantaged QSSTs and ESBTs, Reconciling Trust and S-Corp Documents
July 7 (in 2 days)

Wage & Hour Collective and Class Actions: Asserting and Challenging Affirmative Defenses
July 8 (in 3 days)

ERISA Pension Plan Overpayments: Navigating Conflicting Fiduciary Obligations and IRS Guidance
July 8 (in 3 days)

Key CFIUS Developments: Lessons from Recent CFIUS Report and Cleared Transactions
July 8 (in 3 days)

Mastering FATCA Compliance and Implementation for NFFEs: Navigating Who, What, When and How Much
July 8 (in 3 days)

Medicare Provider Agreement Assignment Following Change of Ownership: Evaluating Automatic Assignment vs. Rejection
July 9 (in 4 days)

Structuring Financeable Ground Leases and Leasehold Mortgages
July 9 (in 4 days)

Leveraging Post-Grant Patent Proceedings Before the PTAB
July 9 (in 4 days)

Non-Compete Agreements in Business Sale Transactions: Buyer and Seller Considerations
July 9 (in 4 days)

Bankruptcy Authority Post Stern, Bellingham and Wellness: Navigating the Uncertainties in Claims Litigation
July 9 (in 4 days)

IRC 751 "Hot Assets": Calculating and Reporting Ordinary Income in Disposition of Partnership or LLC Interests
July 9 (in 4 days)

Defeating or Limiting Class Actions With Early Dispositive Motions
July 14 (in 9 days)

Business Succession Plans for Closely Held Companies: Planning, Documentation and Implementation Strategies
July 14 (in 9 days)

Calculating S Corp Stock and Debt Basis
July 14 (in 9 days)

Leveraging Secured Lender Bankruptcy Cramdown Rules and Setting Interest Rates: Debtor and Lender Strategies
July 15 (in 10 days)

Corporate AMT: Mastering Calculations, Carry-Forwards, ATNOLs and Basis Schedules
July 15 (in 10 days)

Performance Bonds and CGL Insurance in Construction Projects: Navigating the Interplay Between Insurance and Surety
July 15 (in 10 days)

Key Legal Challenges With Same-Sex Couples: Tax, Estate and Financial Planning, Employee Benefits
July 15 (in 10 days)

Accommodating Pregnant Workers After Young v. UPS: Navigating New Obligations Absent Clear Court Guidance
July 15 (in 10 days)

Design Patents and the New Hague Agreement Option: Evaluating the Benefits and Risks of Filing an IDA
July 16 (in 11 days)

Valuation Challenges in Physician Compensation Arrangements: Meeting Compliance and Regulatory Requirements
July 16 (in 11 days)

Mastering Form 3520: Reporting Foreign Trust Activities on U.S. Income Tax Returns
July 16 (in 11 days)

Protecting Business Assets From Creditors in Litigation: Strategic Choice of Entities, Avoiding Fraudulent Transfers
July 21

Rights of Publicity and Brand Promotion via Social Media: Navigating the Complexities
July 21

"Waters of the U.S." Defined: Navigating the Scope of the EPA Final Rule
July 21

Best Efforts, Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Commercial Contracts: Drafting and Interpretation Challenges
July 21

Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Property: Tax and Reporting Challenges
July 21

UBTI and UBIT for Exempt Organizations: Mastering Form 990-T
July 21

Capital Account Challenges for Partnerships and LLCs: Tackling Calculations and Complex Operating Agreements
July 21

Modernizing Medicaid Managed Care: Navigating CMS’ Long-Awaited and Overhauled Proposed Regulations
July 21

Bad Faith Insurance Litigation: Scope of Extra-Contractual Damages
July 22

E-Discovery in Employment Litigation: Preparing for New FRCP Amendments on Proportionality and ESI
July 22

Estate Planning Strategies for Minimizing the Net Investment Income Tax on Trusts and Estates
July 22

Advanced Income Tax Apportionment Issues Confronting Multi-State Companies
July 22

Digital Signs and Billboards: Crafting and Enforcing Local Regulations
July 23

Perfecting Security Interests in Deposit Accounts, Securities Accounts and Other Investment Property
July 23

Structuring Clinically Integrated Networks: Legal Considerations for Hospitals, Health Systems and Physicians
July 23

Section 103 and Non-Obviousness Post-AIA
July 23

Contract Assignment in M&A Transactions: Guidance for Deal Counsel
July 23

Employee Severance Agreements and Section 409A Deferred Compensation: Withstanding Heightened IRS Scrutiny
July 23

Defending Rule 30(b)(6) Corporate Depositions in Class Action Litigation
July 28

Evaluating Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs: Lessons From the Trenches
July 28

Accounting For Income Tax: Beyond the Basics of ASC 740
July 28

Private Equity M&A Key Deal Terms: Reverse Break Fees, Seller Remedies, Post-Closing Indemnity
July 29

Clearing Title for Defects Due to Easements, Encroachments and Survey/Boundary Disputes
July 29

Bankruptcy Credit Bidding Post Fisker: Strategies for Protecting a Credit Bid or Making For Cause Challenges
July 29

Leveraging Prior Unemployment, Workers' Comp and EEOC Administrative Determinations in Employment Litigation
July 29

Allocating Defense Costs Among Multiple Insurers and Between Covered and Uncovered Claims
July 29

Pharmaceutical Waste Management: Compliance for Hospitals, Pharmacies, and Other Healthcare Facilities
July 30

Advanced Issues for Patent Claim Construction: Leveraging Recent Court Guidance
July 30

Public Benefits and Personal Injury Settlements: Satisfying Government Liens, Preserving Benefits Eligibility
July 30

Unitranches Structures and Enforceability of AALs Including Insights from RadioShack Bankruptcy Court
July 30

Mastering Charitable Contribution Deduction Rules and Completing Form 8283
July 30

Litigating Closely Held Business Disputes: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Breach of Contract and Shareholder Oppression
August 4

Developing and Protecting Trade Dress: Leveraging Trademark Law to Protect the Look and Feel of Product Design
August 4

Negotiating Technology Multi-Sourcing Arrangements: Strategies for Customer and Vendor Counsel
August 4

Asset Sale vs. Stock Sale: Tax Considerations, Advanced Drafting and Structuring Techniques for Tax Counsel
August 4

European VAT for Cloud Computing, Software, Apps, and Other Digital Products and Services: Mastering 2015 Rules
August 4

Allocating CERCLA Liability: Divisibility or Section 113 Equitable Contribution
August 5

Wrap Insurance for Construction Projects
August 5

Using Expert Witnesses in Bad Faith and Coverage Litigation
August 5

FLSA Administrative and Executive Exemptions: Avoiding, Auditing and Correcting Misclassifications
August 5

Acquisition Financing Trends and Terms: Commitment Letters, Financing Structures, Loan Documentation and More
August 5

Medicaid Estate Recovery Planning Techniques: Mitigating States' Practices to Enforce Recovery Rights
August 6

Maximizing Patent Prosecution Opportunities in Europe: Tactics for Counsel When Drafting U.S.-Origin Applications
August 6

340B Compliance: Overcoming Challenges With Diversion, Duplicate Discounts, and Orphan Drug Restrictions
August 6

Rendering Structured Finance Opinions of Counsel: Substantive Consolidation, Authority to File Bankruptcy and More
August 6

401(k) Fee Litigation After Tibble v. Edison Int'l: Navigating the Continuing Duty to Monitor Plan Investments
August 6

Real Estate Joint Ventures: Waterfall Structures, Developer Promote, IRR Lookback, Clawback and Catchup
August 6

Federal Schedule K-1 Issues for 1065 Tax Return Preparers
August 6

NING and DING Trusts in Estate Planning: Designing ING Trusts to Avoid State Income Tax and Protect Assets
August 11

Rendering Third-Party Legal Opinions on LLC Status, Power, Action, Enforceability and Membership Interests
August 11

Commercial Loan Guaranties: Drafting and Enforcing Corporate and Personal Guaranties and Non-Recourse Carve-Outs
August 11

Representing Bankruptcy Post-Confirmation Liquidation and Litigation Trusts
August 11

Brazil’s Anti-Corruption Law in 2015: Complying with the New Implementing Regulations
August 11

Insurance-Related Class Actions: Pursuing or Defending Actions Over Insurance Products or Claims Handling
August 11

Divorce and Medicaid Planning Strategies
August 12

Construing Insurance Policy Language: Doctrine of Reasonable Expectations, Illusory Coverage and More
August 12

Filing Final Income Tax Return for Deceased Person: Mastering Allocations, Understanding IRD and More
August 12

Defending Patents in IPR Proceedings
August 13

Telemedicine Privacy and Security: Safeguarding Protected Health Information and Minimizing Risks of Disclosure
August 13

Premises Liability Claims: Plaintiff and Defense Strategies in Slip and Fall, Inadequate Security Cases
August 13

Former Employees and Executives as Non-Party Witnesses in Employment Litigation
August 13

Solar Financing Tax Equity Structures: Sale-Leasebacks, Inverted Leases and Partnership Flips
August 13

Business Development Companies: Forming, Financing and Investing in Alternative Capital Vehicles
August 13

Mastering Multi-State Taxation of S Corporations: State Variances in Recognition of S Elections and QSSS
August 13

Estate and Trust Fiduciary Litigation: Minimizing and Defending Breach of Duty Claims
August 18

Navigating Trademark Oppositions and Cancellation Proceedings at the TTAB
August 18

Partnership Exchanges: Structuring "Drop and Swap" and "Mixing Bowl" Transactions
August 18

Settlement Agreements in Business Disputes: Drafting, Negotiation and Enforcement Strategies
August 18

Mastering Corporate E&P Calculations and Rules: Maintaining Current Earnings and Profits Balances
August 18

Insurance and the Tripartite Relationship: Conflicts of Interests and Right to Independent Counsel
August 19

Navigating D&O Fiduciary Duties in the Zone of Insolvency
August 19

Drafting Workplace Social Media Policies: Protecting Company Interests, Avoiding NLRB Enforcement Action
August 19

HIPAA Audits: Preparing for Phase 2 Audits for Covered Entities and Business Associates
August 19

E-Discovery in Products Liability Litigation: Preparing for New FRCP Amendments on Proportionality and ESI
August 19

Inducement to Infringe in Patent Litigation: Protecting IP Rights
August 20

M&A Post-Closing Disputes: Minimizing and Resolving Disputes Over Working Capital Adjustments and Earnouts
August 20

Form 990-PF: Meeting IRS Demands for Fiscal, Grant and Other Data From Private Foundations
August 20

Revised Form 5227 Reporting: Charitable Split-Interest Trusts, NIIT Calculations, and More
August 20

Attorney-Client Privilege at Risk in Investigations and Audits
August 25

Patent Due Diligence Post-AIA: Avoiding Dangers of Inadequate Investigation
August 25

Defeating Rule 23(b)(3)'s Predominance Requirement Using Defenses and Counterclaims
August 25

RCRA Litigation Strategies: Defeating Claims of Substantial Endangerment
August 25

Construction Contracts: Drafting Enforceable Payment, Performance, Termination, and Damages Provisions
August 26

Supporting Transfer Pricing Positions and Preparing for MTC's Arms-Length Adjustment Service
August 26

Lending to Series of LLCs: Navigating UCC and Bankruptcy Code Risks and Providing Closing Opinions
August 26

Drafting and Negotiating Convertible Preferred Stock Provisions, Equity Warrants and Options
August 26

Buying and Selling Long-Term Care Facilities: Overcoming Complex Regulatory and Business Challenges
August 26

Litigating Employment Retaliation Claims: Strategies for Defending EEOC Charges and Retaliation Lawsuits
August 26

Defeating Liability Waivers in Personal Injury Cases: Substantive and Procedural Strategies
August 27

Estate Planning With Section 1031 Exchanges: Structuring Like-Kind Exchanges of Investment Property
September 1

IRC Section 734 Adjustments: Applying the 754 Election to Distributions of Partnership Property
September 1

Structuring Agent and Co-Lender Agreements in Multi-Lender Deals: Balancing Differing Rights and Obligations
September 2

NOL Calculations: Advanced Issues in Net Operating Loss Reporting and Planning
September 3

IC-DISC Strategies: Mastering the Complex Operational Challenges
September 8

Negotiating Software as a Service Contracts
September 8

Drafting Severance and Confidentiality Agreements Amid New EEOC, NLRB, and Now SEC Scrutiny
September 9

Bankruptcy Section 1111(b)(2) Elections, Plan Feasibility, and Cramdown Interest Rate Complexities
September 9

TCPA Class Actions: Pursuing or Defending Claims Following the FCC's New Robocalls Order
September 9

Environmental Insurance Coverage for NRD, CERCLA, RCRA, OPA and Other Claims
September 10

Preserving Evidence in Trucking Injury Cases: Motor Carrier Certificates, Engine Control Module Data and More
September 10

Means-Plus-Function Patent Claims After Williamson: Navigating the New Standard
September 17

Ascertainability Requirement in Class Litigation: Lessons From Byrd v. Aarons and Carrera v. Bayer Corp.
September 17

Primary vs. Excess Insurance: Priority and Allocation of Coverage
September 17

Ensuring HIPAA Compliance When Transmitting PHI via Patient Portals, Email and Texting
September 17

TCPA Compliance for Mobile Communications Marketing: Avoiding Penalties and Lawsuits
September 24

Leveraging Colossus in Auto Accident Claim Recovery: Guidance for Counsel
September 24

Divorce and Social Security Benefits: Navigating Complex Rules for Support
September 29

Appellate Oral Argument: Mastering Techniques of Persuasion
September 29

Offers of Judgment in Employment Litigation: Lessons Learned From Genesis and Progeny
September 30

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Ferrari, Andrea M.

Andrea M. Ferrari, JD, MPH

Manager, HealthCare Appraisers

Ms. Ferrari focuses on physician payments related to hospital physician alignment and efficiency improvement strategies, valuation of services provided by physician hospital organizations, payments for services provided in connection with clinical research/clinical trial agreements, payments for physician supervision of midlevel practitioners, and health practitioner recruitment and support arrangements. She has provided counsel and representation to various types of clients in the healthcare industry, including hospitals, physicians and physician groups, and pharmaceutical and medical device vendors, distributors and manufacturers.