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ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Class Actions: Avoiding and Defending Claims Against Companies and Fiduciaries
July 25 (in about 18 hours)

Surveys in Trademark Litigation: Likelihood of Confusion and Dilution
July 25 (in about 18 hours)

Form 990-PF: Meeting IRS Demands for Fiscal, Grant and Other Data From Private Foundations
July 25 (in about 18 hours)

Navigating Hospital in Hospital Leasing Arrangements: LTACH, Skilled Nursing, Rehab, Behavioral Health, and Hospice
July 25 (in about 18 hours)

Renewable Energy Storage: Implementing Projects, Overcoming Co-Location Challenges, and Mitigating Risks
July 25 (in about 18 hours)

IRC 751 "Hot Assets": Calculating and Reporting Ordinary Income in Disposition of Partnership or LLC Interests
July 26 (in 2 days)

Structuring Installment Sales to Intentionally Defective Trusts: Using Private Annuities and Promissory Notes
July 26 (in 2 days)

Insurance Defense Costs: Allocation in Mixed Actions, Recoupment for Non-Covered Claims, Independent Counsel Fees
July 26 (in 2 days)

Advising Family Office Clients on Recurring Legal and Business Issues
July 26 (in 2 days)

Advanced Strategies for Challenging FBAR Penalties: Using Administrative Procedures Act In Defending Against Assessments
July 26 (in 2 days)

Personal Injury Claims for Uber and Lyft Accidents: Navigating Complex Liability and Insurance Coverage Issues
July 26 (in 2 days)

Structuring Real Estate JVs: Capital Contributions, Distributions, Allocations, Taxes, Governance, Exit Strategies
July 27 (in 3 days)

Wage and Hour Issues in the Hospitality Industry: Worker Classification, Overtime Pay, Tip Pooling and Other Claims
July 27 (in 3 days)

Managing Complex Class Litigation: Leveraging Bifurcation, Bellwether Trials, Joinder, Subclasses and Issue Classes
July 27 (in 3 days)

Mastering Form 5472: New Filing Requirements for Foreign Individuals, LLCs, and Companies
July 27 (in 3 days)

Allocating Risk in Commercial Contracts: Additional Insured Endorsements and Waivers of Subrogation
July 27 (in 3 days)

Drafting Patent Counsel Engagement and Disengagement Letters
July 27 (in 3 days)

Mastering 1099-B Reporting on Schedule D and Form 8949: Meeting Capital Gains Basis Reporting Challenges
August 1 (in 8 days)

Distracted Driving Accident Claims Involving Smart Phones: Pursuing or Defending Litigation
August 1 (in 8 days)

Corporate Governance of Subsidiaries: Emerging Risks and Best Practices
August 1 (in 8 days)

Estate Planning and Carried Interest: Estate Tax Reduction Strategies for Private Equity and Hedge Fund Founders
August 1 (in 8 days)

Removing a Case to Federal Court: Navigating Substantive and Procedural Requirements, Pleadings, Motion Practice, and More
August 1 (in 8 days)

Conservation Easement Due Diligence: Navigating IRS Approval, Appraisals, Phase 1 Assessments and More
August 1 (in 8 days)

Removing PFIC Taint on Foreign Investments Through Subsequent Year QEF Elections
August 1 (in 8 days)

Structuring Private Family Trust Companies and SPEs for High Net Worth Individuals and Families
August 2 (in 9 days)

Drafting Position Statements to Mitigate Full-Scale EEOC Investigations and Lawsuits
August 2 (in 9 days)

Structuring Construction Contract Insurance, Indemnification and Limitations on Liability Clauses
August 2 (in 9 days)

Enforceability of Intercreditor Agreements in Bankruptcy: Maximizing Recovery for First and Second Lienholders
August 2 (in 9 days)

Healthcare Transactions and Compliance With State and Federal Laws and Regulations
August 2 (in 9 days)

Planning With ABLE Accounts and Special Needs Trusts: Selecting the Best Approach for Elderly and Disabled Clients
August 3 (in 10 days)

Form 8865 Reporting of Foreign Partnership Income and Navigating Rules for Allocable Share of Foreign Income
August 3 (in 10 days)

Drafting Workplace Social Media Policies: Protecting Employer Interests, Avoiding NLRB Enforcement Action
August 3 (in 10 days)

Structuring Real Estate Sale-Leasebacks: An Alternative to Mortgage Financing for Owner-Operators and Investors
August 3 (in 10 days)

Patents and Export Control Compliance: Managing Risk and Avoiding Unintentional Violations
August 3 (in 10 days)

Midstream Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy After Sabine
August 8

Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests
August 8

Reporting GRATS, GRUTS, ILITS and IDGTs on Form 709: GST Exemption Allocation Calculations and Strategies
August 8

Secondary Credit Facilities for Private Equity and Hedge Funds: Financing LP Interests for Better Returns, Liquidity
August 8

UCC3 Financing Amendment and Termination Statements: Avoiding Loss of Lien Perfection or Priority
August 8

IP Rights in the Video Gaming Industry: Protecting and Defending Your Game's IP
August 8

Attorney-Client Privilege in Bad Faith Litigation: Privilege Issues From Perspectives of Policyholders and Insurers
August 9

Deposition Strategies in Employment Litigation: Taking and Defending Depositions of Plaintiffs and Fact Witnesses
August 9

Proprietary Funds in 401(k) and Retirement Plans: A View From the Trenches
August 9

Combating Plaintiffs' Reptilian Tactics in Commercial Vehicle, Premises Liability, Products Liability and Med Mal Cases
August 9

Leveraging Big Data in Healthcare: Navigating HIPAA, Antitrust, Stark and AKS Compliance, and Security Issues
August 9

Ethics Ordinances, Charters or Resolutions for Municipal Officials: Crafting Codes of Ethics, Addressing Violations
August 9

Design Patent Claim Construction: Navigating Written Description, Ornamentality, Functionality and More
August 10

Structuring Forbearance Agreements and Strengthening Lender Collateral Position
August 10

Non-Recourse Carve Outs, Bad-Boy Guaranties, and Personal Liability: Latest Developments
August 10

IRC Section 734 Adjustments: Applying the 754 Election to Distributions of Partnership Property
August 10

Cross-Border Ownership Structures: Lessons Learned Under Tough IRS Scrutiny
August 10

Solar Financing Tax Equity Structures: Sale-Leasebacks, Inverted Leases and Partnership Flips
August 15

Non-Compete Agreement Litigation Strategies
August 15

Calculating Depreciation Recapture Under IRC 1245 and 1250: Minimizing Tax Through Transaction Planning
August 15

Environmental Indemnity in Real Estate Transactions: Allocating Risks of Potential Cleanup Costs
August 15

Structuring Landlord Lien Waivers and Collateral Access Agreements: Navigating Competing Interests of Tenant's Lender and Landlord
August 15

IP Protection for Computer Software: Leveraging Copyright, Trade Secrets, Trademarks, Design and Utility Patents
August 15

Correcting Foreign Information Reporting Noncompliance: Voluntary Disclosure Programs
August 15

Advanced Estate Plan Challenges for Second Marriages: QTIPs, Unitrusts, Disclaimers and More
August 15

Deadlock-Breaking Mechanisms in LLCs: Avoiding Litigation and Dissolution When Members and Managers Fail to Agree
August 16

Motor Carrier Claims for Negligent Entrustment, Hiring and Retention
August 16

Prescription Audits: When the DEA or AG Come Knocking
August 16

Calculating S Corp Stock and Debt Basis: Avoiding Loss Limitations and Excess Distributions
August 16

Product Safety Internal Investigations: Attorney-Client Privilege and Reporting Obligations for Potential Hazards
August 16

IP Ownership, Use and Protection Provisions in Commercial Contracts: Drafting and Litigation Complexities
August 16

Financing Ground-Up Hotel and Hospitality Development Deals: Legal and Financial Issues
August 17

EEOC Charge Conciliation: Navigating On-Site Investigations, EEOC Conferences, Settlement Negotiations
August 17

Student Loan Servicing and Collection: Navigating FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and Increased CFPB Oversight
August 17

Insurer’s Duty to Defend: Navigating Flexibility in the “Eight Corners” Rule, Withdrawal from an Ongoing Defense and More
August 17

Revenue Ruling 2017-09: New IRC 355 North-South Spinoff Transaction Guidance and Resumption of Private Letter Rulings
August 17

Exempt or Non-Exempt? Overcoming the Latest Employee Misclassification Challenges
August 22

IRC Section 754: Partnership and Pass-Through Entity Basis Adjustments
August 22

Private Equity Management Fees and Expenses: Avoiding Investor Claims and SEC Enforcement Actions
August 22

Trustees Obligation to Inform Beneficiaries: Avoiding Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims
August 22

Joint Operating Agreements in Healthcare
August 23

Insurance Coverage for Data Breach and Privacy Violations: Current Status of Coverage Under D&O, E&O and Cyber Policies
August 23

Structuring Merchant Cash Advances: Alternative Financing for Emerging Companies, Lessons From Recent Cases
August 23

Expert Witness Discovery in Personal Injury Litigation: Establishing or Challenging Admissibility of Expert Evidence
August 23

ESOP Companies and ESOP Fiduciaries: Standard of Fiduciary Duties, Pleadings Requirements, and Asset Sales
August 23

Closely Held Business Disputes: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Breach of Contract and Shareholder Oppression
August 23

Section 112(a) Enablement and Written Description: Leveraging CCPA and Early Federal Circuit Decisions
August 24

Negotiating Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreements: Structuring Key Provisions, Avoiding Drafting Pitfalls
August 24

Antitrust Concerns With Joint Ventures and Other Collaborations: Balancing Competitive vs. Anti-Competitive Effects
August 24

Negotiating Contractual Indemnity in M&A Deals: Transactional and Litigation Considerations
August 24

High Volatility Commercial Real Estate Loans: Guidance for Developers and Lenders on HVCRE Rules and Loan Covenants
August 24

Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements: Lessons From Case Law and New CFPB Regulatory Action
August 24

GST and Form 709: Fundamentals of Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Reporting
August 24

Evaluating Fair Use for Copyrights
August 29

CERCLA and Tenants as Bona Fide Prospective Purchasers: Obtaining and Maintaining BFPP Status
August 29

Structuring Preferred Equity Investments in Real Estate Ventures: True Equity vs. "Debt-Like" Equity
August 29

Separate Share Rule Considerations in Structuring IRA Trusts
August 29

Partnership Exchanges: Structuring "Drop and Swap" and "Mixing Bowl" Transactions
August 30

New SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules: Implementing Expanded Disclosure Requirements
August 30

Structuring Exclusive Contracts Between Hospitals and Physician Groups
August 30

Smart Contracts: Navigating Legal, Regulatory and Consumer Protection Issues
August 30

Structuring Wind Energy Leases and Easements
August 30

Using Expert Witnesses in Bad Faith and Coverage Litigation: Evidentiary Rules, Expert Opinions and Objections to Testimony
August 30

Navigating the Patent Prosecution Highway and Other Accelerated Filing Options
August 31

Divorce and Division of Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units: Identifying, Classifying and Valuing Options and RSUs for Equitable Distribution and/or Income Availability
August 31

Multistate Tax Treatment of Multi-Tier Partnerships: Navigating State Rules For Nonresident Tiered Pass-Through Entities
August 31

EEO Internal Investigations: Guidance for Employment Counsel
September 7

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Marcela, Paul

Paul Marcela

President & Managing Director, Governance Partners Group

Mr. Marcela leads Governance Partners Group, a corporate governance consulting firm that provides outsources Chief Governance Officer services to companies that have a need to practice good corporate governance but may not have sufficient internal resources to practice good governance in an appropriately robust manner. He previously served as Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of North American Bus Industries, Inc. and also served NABI’s sister company, Blue Bird Corporation. Previously, he was Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary of Dow Corning Corporation, a substantial global specialty chemical company equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated.