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Hotel Franchise Agreements and Comfort Letters: Legal Challenges for Real Estate Lenders — March 8

Negotiating Comfort Letters; Responding to Provisions in Franchise Agreements That Impact Hotel Loans

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Deposition Strategies in Divorce and Custody Cases: Taking and Defending Depositions of Parties, Lay Witnesses and Experts
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Functional Claiming for Software Patents: Leveraging Recent Court Treatment
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March 2 (in 7 days)

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March 14

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Addressing Medicare and Medicaid Liens in Personal Injury Cases
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Sweeping New Immigration Regulations for Highly Skilled Workers: Implications for Employers and Foreign Workers
March 15

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USPTO Examiner Interview Strategies: Preparing for and Conducting Interviews to Advance Patent Prosecution
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Structuring Cash Balance Pension Plans: Maximizing Tax Benefits and Limiting Risks
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Withholding on Equity Awards: Mastering Complex New FASB ASC 718 Standard and IRS Requirements
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Litigating Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims Post-DTSA: Pursuing Claims Against Former Employees or New Employers
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Gorman, Tara

Tara K. Gorman

Partner, Perkins Coie

Ms. Gorman represents sellers, owners and licensors in the acquisition, disposition, finance, development, management and leasing of major hospitality, resort and commercial properties. Her property deal portfolio includes domestic and international hotels, office buildings, condo-hotels, water parks, casinos, restaurants and retail stores. Additional areas of practice depth include telecommunications and finance. She counsels clients on management and licensing and branding agreements, website service, telecom licensing and lease agreements. She frequently speaks and writes on emerging real estate issues, including on brand standards in hotel management agreements and best practices in hotel sale negotiations.