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Trademark Dilution: Proving and Defending Against Dilution Claims, Leveraging Recent Court Guidance
March 31 (in 2 days)

Structuring International Sales Channel Agreements: Complying with Export Laws, FCPA, OFAC
March 31 (in 2 days)

Overcoming Sect. 101 Rejections Post-Alice Corp.
March 31 (in 2 days)

Leveraging Bankruptcy Preference Defenses: Trade Creditor Payments, Earmarking, Critical Vendor, Claim Waivers, Set-Offs
April 1 (in 3 days)

Jury Selection in Employment Litigation: Preparing for Voir Dire, Identifying Bias, Leveraging Strikes
April 1 (in 3 days)

Data Breaches in Healthcare: Responding to the Growing Threat of Cyber Attacks
April 1 (in 3 days)

Federal Consolidated Return Regulations for Corporate Taxpayers: Mastering Complex Rules and Guidance
April 2 (in 4 days)

Negotiating Exclusive Use and Restrictive Covenant Provisions in Office and Retail Leases
April 2 (in 4 days)

Equity Interests as Collateral in Commercial Lending
April 7 (in 9 days)

California's Myriad New Employment Laws: Complying With Significant Changes to Discrimination, Leave and Wage Laws
April 8 (in 10 days)

Article III Standing and Rule 23(b)(3) Certification: Latest Litigation Trends
April 9 (in 11 days)

Conducting and Analyzing Patent Searches
April 9 (in 11 days)

Stark Compliance Audits in Hospital-Physician Arrangements: Mitigating Provider Liability
April 9 (in 11 days)

Commercial Leases: Structuring Tenant Build-Out, Improvement, Maintenance and Repair Provisions
April 9 (in 11 days)

Corporate Governance of Subsidiaries: Emerging Risks and Best Practices
April 14

Structuring Trademark Licenses: Negotiating Scope, Quality Control, Territory and Other Key Provisions
April 14

E-Discovery Strategies: Preparing for New FRCP Amendments on Proportionality and Managing ESI
April 14

Drafting Enforceable Limitation of Liability Clauses in Business Contracts
April 14

Number of Occurrences in Insurance Liability Claims
April 15

Structuring Private Equity Co-Investments and Club Deals: Risks and Opportunities for Sponsors and Investors
April 15

Structuring Special Needs Trusts for the Elderly and Disabled to Protect Public Benefits
April 16

Patent Subject Matter Eligibility: Navigating the New USPTO Guidance
April 16

Surviving Heightened Healthcare Enforcement: Avoiding Substantial Penalties and Settlements
April 16

Hotel Management Agreements: Ten Topics for 2015 and Beyond
April 16

Drafting Product Distribution Agreements
April 21

Lender Liability: Defending Against Attacks on Loans in Workout, Modification, Default and Bankruptcy
April 21

Rule 23(f) Class Certification Appeals: Pursuing or Challenging Interlocutory Review of Certification Orders
April 21

Income Tax Basis in Estate Planning: Maximizing Advanced Techniques to Avoid Income Tax on Inherited Assets
April 21

M&A Tax Considerations for Buyers and Sellers When Negotiating, Structuring and Pricing Deals
April 22

Leveraging Latest CERCLA Decisions and Navigating New Complexities
April 22

Offers of Judgment in Insurance Litigation: Leveraging FRCP 68 and State Law Offers
April 22

Defending Wage and Hour Class Actions: Defeating Certification and Winning Decertification
April 22

Technology-Assisted Review in Merger Investigations and Litigation: Cost-Saving Tool for Antitrust Practitioners
April 22

Real Estate JVs: Structuring Capital Call Provisions and Contribution Default Remedies
April 23

Medicare Quality Reporting and Incentive Programs: Navigating Recent Changes
April 23

Biosimilars: Navigating Current Legal and Regulatory Challenges
April 23

Non-Resident and Mobile Workers: State Tax Traps for Employers
April 23

Navigating FASB's New Pushdown Rules for Acquired Entities
April 23

Data Breaches in ERISA Benefit Plans: Prevention and Response
April 23

Protecting Mobile Apps: Trademarks and Other Legal Considerations
April 27

Sect. 704(c): Contributions to Partnerships and LLCs
April 28

Commercial Lending and Equity Deal Terms for Middle Markets: Borrower and Lender Perspectives
April 28

In-House Counsel and Vendor Management: Developing and Managing a Cost-Effective Vendor Program
April 28

Leveraging Design Patents to Protect Graphical User Interfaces
April 28

Estate Planning and Rules for Minimum Distributions From Retirement Plans and IRAs
April 28

Cellphone Tower Regulation: Maximizing Revenue While Protecting Local Interests
April 29

Foreign Earned Income: Form 2555 Exclusion Reporting and Other Tax Issues for Expat Workers
April 29

CGL Contractual Liability Coverage: Navigating the Scope of the Liability Exclusion and its Exceptions
April 29

Evidentiary Challenges in Personal Injury Cases: From Writings and Photos to Text Messages and Social Media
April 29

Broker-Dealer Audits: Tackling Pervasive Deficiencies Identified by PCAOB
April 30

Products Liability Litigation: Addressing Other Similar Incidents and Lack of Prior Accidents Evidence
April 30

Antitrust Compliance in Healthcare Consolidations: Addressing Tension Between Antitrust and ACA Requirements
April 30

Structuring Real Estate Development Agreements With Municipalities
April 30

Structuring Solar PV Agreements: Negotiating Real Estate Entitlements and Offtake Agreements
April 30

Structuring Executive Compensation Packages
April 30

Foreign Tax Credit Utilization for Corporations: Calculations, Schedules and Considerations for Form 1118
April 30

Enforceable Nondisclosure Agreements: Protecting Trade Secrets and Other Confidential Business Information
May 5

Daubert Motions in Construction Litigation: Raising and Defending Challenges
May 5

Negotiating Clinical Trial Agreements: Balancing the Interests of Sponsors and Healthcare Providers
May 5

Strategic Use of Voir Dire in Jury Selection
May 5

ERISA Denial of Benefits Litigation: Avoiding Procedural and Substantive Landmines
May 5

New EPA Coal Ash Rule: Complying With First Ever Guidelines for Coal Combustion Residuals
May 5

IRS Targets Captive Insurance Companies: Structuring Section 831(b)-Compliant Operating Documents
May 5

Drafting Position Statements to Mitigate EEOC Full-Scale Investigations and Lawsuits
May 6

Form 3115 Change in Accounting Method: Navigating New Repair Regulations
May 6

30(b)(6) Depositions in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
May 6

Tax Strategies for Real Estate LLC and LP Agreements: Capital Commitments, Tax Allocations and Distributions
May 7

M&A Engagement Letters: Strategies for Buyers, Sellers, Investment Banks and Their Counsel
May 7

Pay-to-Play Rules for Asset Managers: Latest Regulatory Developments and Compliance Strategies
May 7

Medicaid Planning: Pros and Cons of Gifting the House
May 7

Protecting IP Rights in Joint Development Agreements and Strategic Alliances
May 7

Divorce and the Impact of Business Valuations on Support and Equitable Distribution
May 12

Trademark Application Pre-Filing Strategies: Overcoming the Obstacles
May 12

Trust Decanting: Flexibility and Danger
May 12

Stockholder Demands for Books and Records Inspections Under Delaware Law: Lessons From Recent Cases
May 12

Statistics in Class Certification and at Trial: Leveraging and Attacking Statistical Evidence in Class Actions
May 12

Patent Prosecution: Leveraging Declarations to Strengthen Patents Against Post-Grant Proceedings
May 12

Structuring Targeted Partnership Tax Allocations: Complying With IRC 704(b)
May 12

Schedule M-3 Book to Tax Adjustments
May 13

Evidence Preservation in Nursing Home and Adult Living Facility Injury Litigation
May 13

Non-Compete Agreement Litigation Strategies
May 13

Forming Urgent Care Centers: Addressing Complex Legal Challenges
May 13

Leveraging Secured Lender Bankruptcy Cramdown Rules and Setting Interest Rates: Debtor and Lender Strategies
May 13

Employee Benefit Plan Audit Peer Reviews
May 13

Structuring Equity Compensation for Partnerships and LLCs
May 13

Equity Rollovers in M&A: Bridging the Finance and Valuation Gap
May 14

Nexus Reviews: Uncovering New State Sales or Income Tax Obligations
May 14

FATCA Final Regulations for Individual Taxpayers: Form 8938 Reporting on Foreign Financial Assets
May 14

Foreign Investments in U.S. REITs: Tax Challenges for Investors and Funds Seeking Foreign Capital
May 14

UCC Article 9 Update: Searching and Filing Under New Amendments
May 14

Environmental Due Diligence for Real Estate Buyers, Sellers and Lenders
May 19

Drafting Service Level Agreements: Best Practices for Corporate and Technology Counsel
May 19

Estate Planning for Second Marriages and Blended Families
May 19

Policing and Protecting IP Rights in a Sharing Economy
May 19

Insurance Coverage for Data Breaches and Privacy Violations: Are Your Corporate Clients Adequately Protected?
May 19

Accounting for Contributions, Pledges, Grants and Donations to Non-Profits
May 20

State Taxation of Income From Foreign Affiliates
May 20

FCPA Compliance in the Middle East: Strategies Given the Region's Unique Cultural and Governmental Intricacies
May 20

Patent Infringement: Proving Royalty Damages Amid Increased Court Scrutiny
May 21

Title Insurance Coverage: What Real Estate Counsel Need to Know
May 21

Negotiating Contractual Indemnity in M&A Deals: Transactional and Litigation Considerations
May 21

Leveraging Big Data in Healthcare: Navigating HIPAA, Antitrust, Stark and AKS Compliance and Security Issues
May 21

Tax Reporting and Reconciliation of Hedge Fund and Other Alternative Investment Fund K-1s
May 21

Rule 23(c)(4) Issue Certification: Reconciling the Conflict With Rule 23(b)(3)'s Predominance Requirement
May 26

Estate Planning and the Fiduciary Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege
May 26

Pension De-Risking for Employee Benefit Sponsors: Avoiding Litigation and Enforcement Action
May 27

Additional Insured Coverage in Construction Contracts and Interplay With Contractual Indemnification
May 27

Drafting Telemedicine Agreements for Healthcare Organizations, Physician Groups and Telemedicine Practitioners
May 28

Negotiating Enforceable Liquidated Damages Clauses in Business Contracts
June 2

The In Pari Delicto Defense to Bankruptcy Claims Against Directors, Officers and Other Third Parties
June 2

Divorce Cases: Uncovering Critical Information in Tax Returns and Financial Statements
June 3

Tax Planning for the Elderly
June 3

Mastering Form 5471 for Interests in Foreign Entities: Determining Ownership Share and Correct Filing Status
June 23

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Featured Faculty

Walsh, Andrew

Andrew E. Walsh

Of Counsel, Ballard Spahr

Mr. Walsh is experienced in negotiating and drafting contracts across a wide range of commercial areas, including the purchase, sale, and financing of hotels for publicly traded real estate investment trusts, ground leases and office leases from the perspective of landlord, tenant, and lender, and restaurant, mall, and outlet retail leases for tenants. His experience includes the representation of hedge funds in stock purchases and acquisitions of triple-net-leased properties. He has closed complex permanent and revolving credit facilities, representing lenders, borrowers, and mezzanine borrowers.