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Allocating Risk in Real Estate Leases: Contractual Indemnities, Additional Insured Endorsements and Waivers of Subrogation — September 7

Structuring Lease Provisions and Coordinating With Insurance Coverage to Mitigate Landlord and Tenant Liability Risks

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Allocating Risk in Real Estate Leases: Contractual Indemnities, Additional Insured Endorsements and Waivers of Subrogation
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Form 926 Compliance: Domestic Corporate Transfers to Foreign Subsidiaries and Related Corporations
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ERISA Plan Investment Committee Governance: Avoiding Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims
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Employment Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions: Planning for Integration and Mitigating Risk
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Advanced Tax Considerations for Negotiating, Structuring and Documenting M&A Transactions
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Structuring Special Purpose Entities: Separateness, Bankruptcy Remoteness and True Sales
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Navigating the IRS Penalty Abatement Procedures for Foreign Information Reporting Noncompliance
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Emergence of Blockchain in Banking and FinTech: New Applications and Issues for Counsel
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Construction Loan Funding and Title Insurance: Best Practices in Disbursement and Documentation
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Rule 23(f) Class Certification Appeals: Pursuing or Challenging Interlocutory Review of Certification Orders
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Mastering Form 5472: New Filing Requirements for Foreign Individuals, LLCs, and Companies
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U.S.-Israeli Estate Tax Planning for Dual Citizens
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Electronic Spying and Tracking Spouses in Divorce Cases: What's Legal in the Digital World?
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Technology Professional Services Agreements: Drafting Key Provisions, Streamlining Negotiations, Minimizing Disputes
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Medical Staff Bylaws: Impact of Recent Regulatory Changes and Best Practices
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Attorney-Client Privilege in Insurance Disputes: Preserving Confidentiality and Meeting Legal Ethics Standards
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Personal Injury Claims in the Hospitality Industry: Bringing or Defending Cases
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IRC 2513 Gift-Splitting Rules: Identifying Gifts Requiring Non-Pro Rata Allocations
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Settling Wage/Hour Claims: Weighing Settlement Options, Negotiating Damages, and Ensuring Court Approval
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Patent Cooperation Treaty: Evaluating the Benefits and Risks, Obtaining International Patent Protection
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Municipal Annexation: Navigating Taxation, Land Use and Permitting Challenges
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Trademark Threats on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Other Social Media
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Modifying Irrevocable Trusts Using Nonjudicial Settlement Agreements
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Pricing Algorithms and Risk of Collusion: Antitrust Considerations in Employing Bots and Other Automated Pricing Tools
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Special Purpose Acquisition Companies: Structuring IPOs and Facilitating Future Mergers and Acquisitions
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Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Defense: Selling Environmentally Contaminated Property in Bankruptcy
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Complex Products-Related Insurance Coverage Issues Under Standard-Form CGL Policies
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State Tax Treatment of UBTI for Exempt Organizations: Calculations, Conformance and Apportionment
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Reporting Full and Partial Redemptions of Partnership and LLC Interests
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Bring Your Own Device in the Workplace: Minimizing Legal Risks of BYOD Programs
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M&A Agreements: Drafting Real Estate and Environmental Contract Provisions
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Opinions of Counsel in Cross-Border Financial Transactions
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Drafting Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Provisions in Cross-Border Distribution Agreements
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Elder Care: Incapacity Planning for Healthcare and Financial Decision-Making
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Mastering Form 1040NR U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Returns
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Structuring Class Settlements to Obtain Court Approval
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Environmental Insurance Coverage Under CGL, Property and D&O Policies for NRD, CERCLA, RCRA, OPA and Other Claims
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Indenture Trustee Fees in Bankruptcy: Exercising Fiduciary Duties and Protecting Rights to Compensation
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Structuring Direct Lending Funds: Open-Ended vs. Private Equity/Closed-Ended Style Structures; Valuation; Tax and ERISA; Regulatory Considerations
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Floating Terms in Vendor Contracts: Cloud Services, Software Licenses and Telecommunications Agreements
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Real Estate Mezzanine and A/B Loans: Structuring and Enforcing Intercreditor and Co-Lender Agreements
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DOL Fiduciary Rule: Impact on Retirement Plan Sponsors, Plan Advisers and Service Providers
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Representing Closely Held Entities: Conflicts of Interest and Fiduciary Duty to a Company and its Principals
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Corporate Board Meeting Minutes, Agendas and Other Written Records: Governance Best Practices
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Individual Foreign Tax Credit: Advanced-Level Calculations and Planning
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Strategic Use of Amicus Briefs in Appellate Advocacy
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Smith, Edwin

Edwin E. Smith

Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Mr. Smith concentrates his practice in commercial law, debt financings, structured financings, workouts, bankruptcies, and international transactions. He is particularly knowledgeable on commercial law and insolvency matters, both domestic and cross-border. His representations have included those in major bankruptcies including Lehman and the City of Detroit. Mr. Smith often advises financial institutions on documentation and risk management issues.