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

Estate Planning and the Fiduciary Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege
May 26 (in 4 days)

Pension De-Risking for Employee Benefit Sponsors: Avoiding Litigation and Enforcement Action
May 27 (in 5 days)

Open Source: Copyrightability, Fair Use and Due Diligence
May 27 (in 5 days)

Defending Rule 30(b)(6) Corporate Depositions in Employment Litigation
May 27 (in 5 days)

Additional Insured Coverage in Construction Contracts and Interplay With Contractual Indemnification
May 27 (in 5 days)

Fraudulent Transfers and the Subsequent Transferee Defense Under the Bankruptcy Code and UFTA
May 27 (in 5 days)

Calculating Depreciation Recapture Under IRC 1245 and 1250: Minimizing Tax Through Transaction Planning
May 27 (in 5 days)

Drafting Telemedicine Agreements for Healthcare Organizations, Physician Groups and Telemedicine Practitioners
May 28 (in 6 days)

Commercial Real Estate Portfolio and CMBS Loan Workouts: Forbearance, Foreclosure and Bankruptcy
May 28 (in 6 days)

Hedge Fund IPR Challenges to Pharma Patents: Strategies to Strengthen Patents to Withstand Attack
May 28 (in 6 days)

Negotiating Enforceable Liquidated Damages Clauses in Business Contracts
June 2 (in 11 days)

The In Pari Delicto Defense to Bankruptcy Claims Against Directors, Officers and Other Third Parties
June 2 (in 11 days)

Streamlined Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program: Avoiding Aggressive Enforcement Regime and Significant Penalties
June 2 (in 11 days)

Natural Resource Damages Assessment: Strategies for Valuing and Contesting NRD Injury and Damages
June 2 (in 11 days)

Divorce Cases: Uncovering Critical Information in Tax Returns and Financial Statements
June 3 (in 12 days)

Antitrust Risks for Trade Associations and Members: Ensuring Compliance Amid Intense Federal Scrutiny
June 3 (in 12 days)

Form 990 Challenges: Navigating 2014 Changes to the Non-Profit Information Return and Schedules
June 3 (in 12 days)

Bring Your Own Device in the Workplace: Minimizing Legal Risks of BYOD Programs
June 3 (in 12 days)

Terminating the Duty to Defend: Evaluating When the Insurer Can Extinguish the Duty
June 3 (in 12 days)

Data Breaches and Cyber Liability: What Commercial Litigators Need to Know
June 3 (in 12 days)

Calculating S Corp Stock and Debt Basis: Avoiding Loss Limitations and Excess Distributions
June 3 (in 12 days)

Intercreditor Agreements in Mezzanine and Second-Lien Loans: Structuring and Enforcing Key Provisions
June 4 (in 13 days)

Conducting Sell-Side Due Diligence in M&A: Maximizing Deal Value and Minimizing Closing Delays
June 4 (in 13 days)

Navigating Section 112(a) Enablement and Written Description
June 4 (in 13 days)

Structuring 340B Contract Pharmacy Arrangements: Meeting Legal and Regulatory Requirements
June 4 (in 13 days)

Mastering Section 368 Tax-Free Reorganization Reporting for Maximum Tax Benefits
June 4 (in 13 days)

Leveraging Affordable Housing HUD Financing: RAD and Other Mixed-Finance Development Programs
June 4 (in 13 days)

Liability Insurance for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Maximizing Coverage Under Employee Benefits and Fiduciary Liability Policies
June 4 (in 13 days)

Deposing Named Plaintiffs in Class Litigation: Uncovering and Leveraging Issues of Adequacy and Commonality
June 9

Navigating OFAC Ukraine-Related Sanctions: Meeting the Latest U.S. and EU Sanctions Requirements
June 9

Trust Protectors in Estate Planning: Benefits and Legal Risks
June 9

SaaS Sales and Use Tax: Reconciling Varying State Rules to Avoid Unforeseen Tax Traps
June 9

Discovery in Bad Faith Insurance Litigation: Key to Successfully Proving or Defending Claims
June 10

Exempt or Non-Exempt? Overcoming Latest Employee Misclassification Challenges
June 10

Daubert/Frye Motions in Product Liability Litigation
June 10

Real Estate Purchase and Sales: Letters of Intent, Due Diligence, P&S Agreements
June 10

Trade Secret vs. Patent Protection After AIA: Making the Choice
June 11

Section 704, Targeted Allocations and the Distribution Waterfall: Overcoming Challenges Absent IRS Guidance
June 11

ERISA Liens and Reimbursement Claims Against Personal Injury Settlements: Negotiating and Resolving Claims
June 11

Trademark Application Pre-Filing Strategies: Overcoming the Obstacles
June 16

Rule 68 Offers of Judgment in Putative Class Actions: Litigation Strategies Given Growing Circuit Split
June 16

Navigating the Clean Water Act Permit Shield Absent Clear Court Guidance
June 16

Estate Planning With Education Trusts and 529 Plans
June 16

Advanced Deposition Techniques: Leveraging Exhaustion, Boxing-In, and Summarization Approaches With Adverse Witnesses
June 16

Mastering Tax Complexities in the Sale of Partnership and LLC Interests
June 17

Divorce Property Division and Trust Assets: Strategies for Attacking or Defending Trusts
June 17

Drafting Technology Services Statements of Work: Avoiding Contracting Pitfalls
June 17

Lender Recovery in Bankruptcy: Pre-Petition Default Interest, Pre-Payment Penalties, Late Fees, OID, Attorney Fees
June 17

Physician Peer Review: Ensuring Immunity, Confidentiality and Compliance
June 17

Construction Insurance Claims: Contractor Collaborative Settlements with Third-Party Claimants After Denial of Coverage
June 17

NLRB's New "Quickie" Election Rules: Preparing for Rapid Response to "Ambush" Elections Under Complex Rules
June 17

Minimizing Antitrust Risks in Contracts That Reference Rivals
June 17

Real Estate Transactions With REITs: Selling, Leasing or Lending Deals With REITs
June 17

Cross-Border Ownership Structures: Lessons Learned Under Tough IRS Scrutiny
June 17

Drafting Shareholder Agreements for Private Equity M&A Deals
June 18

Patent Infringement Letters: Considerations and Best Practices for Senders and Recipients
June 18

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

Intra-Family Transactions in Estate Planning: Structuring Loans and Self-Cancelling Installment Notes
June 23

Mitigating D&O Liability Exposure for Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Breaches
June 23

Structuring Attorneys' Fees in Class Action Settlements
June 23

Protecting and Enforcing 3D Printing and Other IP Rights in Government Contracts
June 23

Fair Credit Reporting Act: Litigation, Regulatory and Enforcement Developments in the Financial Services Industry and Beyond
June 23

FCPA Compliance in Latin America 2015
June 24

Structuring Incremental Loan Facilities: Key Terms, Most Favored Nation Provisions and Incremental Equivalent Agreements
June 24

ESI in Insurance Litigation: Preparing for FRCP Amendments on Proportionality and ESI Management
June 24

Avoiding Tax Pitfalls in C-Corp to S-Corp Elections: Built-in-Gains, Earnings and Profits, Passive Income, and Other Issues
June 24

Leveraging Tax-Advantaged ESOP Structures When Incorporating Partnerships to Sell to an Employee Plan
June 24

Patent Inventorship: Best Practices for Determination and Correction
June 25

Executive Compensation: Tax and Other Considerations for Restricted Stock Awards
June 25

Defending Employment Litigation: Strategic Use of Counterclaims
June 25

Structuring Healthcare Co-Location Arrangements: Complying With Legal and Regulatory Requirements
June 25

Rendering Third-Party Legal Opinions for Venture Capital Financing Transactions
June 25

Accident Reconstruction in Truck Collision Investigations and Trial
June 25

Allocating Risk in Real Estate Leases: Contractual Indemnities, Additional Insured Endorsements and Waivers of Subrogation
June 25

State Sales Tax on Drop Shipments: Navigating Various States' Rules on Registrations and Exemptions
June 25

Drafting Insurance Requirement Provisions in Commercial Contracts
June 29

Navigating Municipal Bond Offerings Amid Increased SEC Scrutiny and Enforcement
June 30

Non-Profit Organizations: Correcting and Reporting Excess Benefit Transactions to Minimize Taxes and Penalties
June 30

Probate Strategies When Non-Resident/Non-Citizen Decedents Own U.S. Assets: Legal, Tax and Practical Issues
June 30

Medicaid Benefits Planning: Protecting and Restoring Benefits for Elder Clients
June 30

Corporate Board Meeting Minutes, Agendas and Other Written Records: Governance Best Practices
June 30

Defending Title VII Litigation: Leveraging Affirmative Defenses, Causation, Arbitration Agreements and More
June 30

Healthcare Facility Governing Board Oversight: Leveraging New OIG Guidance
July 1

Real Estate Private Placement Offerings Under New Regulation A+ and Regulation D, Rule 506
July 1

Allocating Capital Gains to Distributable Net Income in Estates and Trusts: Achieving Optimal Tax Treatment
July 1

Responding to Trademark Office Actions: Assessing Response Alternatives and Persuading the Examiner
July 7

Avoiding the Accidental Franchise: Best Practices for Structuring Licenses or Distribution Agreements
July 7

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

Structuring Covenants in Leveraged Loans and High Yield Bonds for Borrowers and Lenders
July 7

Environmental Audits: Navigating Privilege, Exceptions and Voluntary Disclosure
July 7

Wage & Hour Collective and Class Actions: Asserting and Challenging Affirmative Defenses
July 8

ERISA Pension Plan Overpayments: Navigating Conflicting Fiduciary Obligations and IRS Guidance
July 8

Medicare Provider Agreement Assignment Following Change of Ownership: Evaluating Automatic Assignment vs. Rejection
July 9

Structuring Financeable Ground Leases and Leasehold Mortgages
July 9

Leveraging Post-Grant Patent Proceedings Before the PTAB
July 9

Non-Compete Agreements in Business Sale Transactions: Buyer and Seller Considerations
July 9

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

IRA Beneficiary Trusts and Post-Death Administration: Strategies and Tools for Implementation
July 14

Software Development Agreements: Negotiating and Drafting Key Provisions
July 14

Defeating or Limiting Class Actions With Early Dispositive Motions
July 14

Business Succession Plans for Closely Held Companies: Planning, Documentation and Implementation Strategies
July 14

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

Key Legal Challenges With Same-Sex Couples: Tax, Estate and Financial Planning, Employee Benefits
July 15

Accommodating Pregnant Workers After Young v. UPS: Navigating New Obligations Absent Clear Court Guidance
July 15

Valuation Challenges in Physician Compensation Arrangements: Meeting Compliance and Regulatory Requirements
July 16

Design Patents and the New Hague Agreement Option: Evaluating the Benefits and Risks of Filing an IDA
July 16

Leveraging Offers of Judgment in Personal Injury Settlement Negotiations
July 16

Negotiating Co-Tenancy, Percentage Rent and "Go Dark" Provisions in Retail Leases: Landlord and Tenant Strategies
July 16

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

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

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

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

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

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

Divorce and Medicaid Planning Strategies
August 12

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

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

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

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Jacobs, Deborah J.

Deborah J. Jacobs

Owner, The Law Office of Deborah J. Jacobs

Ms. Jacobs represents clients worldwide on international tax matters under U.S. tax laws including cross-border transactions, tax treaty planning, foreign tax credit planning, repatriation and deferral planning, and international tax compliance. Her clients are individuals, foreign companies and entities, and individuals or financial institutions doing business or residing in the United States, U.S. companies and entities, and financial institutions doing business or residing abroad.