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Investment Advisers and the Custody Rule: New SEC Guidance and Actions to Take Now
Standing Letters of Authorization, Imputed Custody, and Disclosure Requirements
October 24, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will examine the Custody Rule as currently interpreted and enforced under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the Act). The panel will discuss recent SEC guidance on imputed custody and standing letters of authorization, disclosure requirements, and best practices for investment adv... Read More

Speakers:  Edwin C. (Ted) Laurenson, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery Anastasia T. Rockas, Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom Kevin P. Scanlan, Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

Structuring Financial Covenants, EBITDA, and Events of Default to Maximize Borrower Protec...
October 26, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide borrowers' and lenders' counsel with a review of the use of EBITDA, leverage ratios and other metrics in loan documentation and financial covenants. The panel will outline key issues relating to structuring financial covenants, related definitions and events of default... Read More

Speakers:  Daniel J. Bursky, Partner, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson J. Christian Nahr, Partner, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson

Legal Opinions for Article 9 Security Interests: Navigating the Complexities and Avoiding...
Scope and Limitations, Interests of Opinion Giver and Recipient, Applicability of Other St...
November 2, 2017 CLE Webinar

This CLE webinar will guide counsel in preparing and providing opinion letters for commercial financing transactions involving security interests under Article 9. The panelists will review the scope and limitations of the opinion, the balancing of the interests of opinion givers and recipients, and... Read More

Speakers:  Erik W. Hepler, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis James C. Schulwolf, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin

Third-Party Preferred Equity as a Financing Device: Structuring "Debt-Like" Equity
Drafting Protective Covenants and Remedies Provisions; Redemption and Tax Issues
November 7, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will discuss structuring preferred equity investments (PEIs) from the perspectives of the sponsor and investor. The panel will review how PEIs compare with debt and other equity investments and discuss key protective covenants and tax considerations in structuring PEIs. Read More

Speakers:  Robert G. Frucht, Partner, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti Jason D. Navarino, Partner, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti

Enforceability of Intercreditor Agreements in Bankruptcy: Maximizing Recovery for First an...
November 7, 2017 CLE Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to commercial finance counsel seeking to enforce or resist enforcement of intercreditor agreements during bankruptcy proceedings. The panel will discuss ways that first-lien and second-lien lenders can best protect their economic interests in the event of bankr... Read More

Speakers:  Eric W. Anderson, Partner, Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs C. Edward Dobbs, Partner, Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs

Finders and Unregistered Broker-Dealers: Risks and Recent Developments
Pitfalls of Broker-Dealer Registration Violations, Recent SEC Enforcement Actions and FINR...
November 9, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will analyze the legal pitfalls for securities issuers who utilize unregistered "finders" to solicit investors, the SEC's restrictive position on permissible activities of finders, and SEC regulatory actions regarding unregistered broker-dealers and related FINRA rules. The panel wi... Read More

Speakers:  Parker B. Morrill, Clyde Snow & Sessions Arina Shulga, Atty, Shulga Law Firm

Phase-Out of LIBOR: Impact on Floating Rate Loans and Derivatives; Implementing Alternativ...
November 16, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will discuss various ramifications of the scheduled phase-out of LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) at the end of 2021, and steps lenders and finance counsel should take now to assess and possibly amend existing transaction documentation and to manage new transactions. The panel... Read More

Speakers:  Cheryl I. Aaron, Senior Counsel, Michael Best & Friedrich Mark Heimendinger, Of Counsel, Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed James S. Toscano, Shareholder, Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed

Investment Adviser Advertising Rule: New SEC Guidance and Best Practices for Compliance
November 21, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will examine Rule 206(4)-1 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the Advertising Rule) and key issues recently identified by the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) in its examination of investment adviser marketing practices. The panel will discuss adve... Read More

Speakers:  Michael K. Renetzky, Partner, Locke Lord Tom Bohac, Locke Lord Matthew J. Kutner, Morrison & Foerster

E-Signatures and Electronic Loan Documentation: Complying with ESIGN/UETA, Interplay With...
Navigating Issues of Enforceability, Authentication of E-Signatures and Admissibility
November 21, 2017 CLE Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide counsel with an examination of recent legal trends and developments affecting commercial documentation and signatures sent via email, text messaging or other forms of electronic communication, with a focus on loan documentation. The panel will examine legal and practica... Read More

Speakers:  J. Sharon Kim, Esq., Burr & Forman Ed Snow, Partner, Burr & Forman

Initial Coin Offerings: New SEC Guidance on Registration of Blockchain Tokens as Securitie...
November 28, 2017 CLE Webinar

This CLE webinar will analyze recent SEC guidance regarding initial coin offerings conducted on blockchain platforms. The panel will discuss the criteria that the SEC considers in determining whether digital tokens are securities for purposes of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, and the impli... Read More

Speakers:  Jay G. Baris, Partner, Morrison & Foerster Alfredo B. D. Silva, Partner, Morrison & Foerster Joshua Ashley Klayman, Of Counsel, Finance + Projects & Co-Chair, Blockchain + Smart Contracts, Morrison & Foerster Daniel R. Kahan, Morrison & Foerster

Perfecting Security Interests in Deposit Accounts, Securities Accounts and Other Investmen...
Establishing Control Under the UCC with Special Types of Collateral
November 28, 2017 CLE Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide commercial finance and bankruptcy attorneys with an analysis of the requirements and methods for creating and perfecting security interests in bank accounts, securities accounts and other investment property to achieve the desired priority. The panel will offer best pra... Read More

Speakers:  Mark B. Joachim, Shareholder, Polsinelli Craig S. Unterberg, Partner, Haynes & Boone

Negotiating Private Equity Fund Terms: Key Provisions for Sponsors and Investors
Termination Rights, Standard of Care, Carried Interest and Management Fees, Conflicts, and...
November 29, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will address current trends and hot issues in private equity fund terms and best practices for structuring and negotiating terms and agreement provisions for sponsors and investors. Read More

Speakers:  Yehuda M. Braunstein, Partner, Sadis & Goldberg Alex Gelinas, Partner, Sadis & Goldberg Steven Huttler, Partner, Sadis & Goldberg

Structuring Agreements Among Lenders in Unitranche Loan Facilities; Enforcement in Bankrup...
Tranching, Payment Waterfalls, Interest and Fees, Voting, Buyouts, Standstill and Assignme...
November 30, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will discuss structuring and negotiating key terms of the agreement among lenders (AAL) in a unitranche facility, focusing on tranching, payment waterfalls, interest and fees skims, voting, buyouts, remedial standstill, and assignments. The program will also discuss latest developme... Read More

Speakers:  Danielle V. Garcia, Partner, Holland & Knight Brent R. McIlwain, Partner, Holland & Knight

Point of Sale Loan Programs: Structural and Regulatory Issues for Vendors, Banks and Finte...
December 6, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will consider the structural and regulatory issues associated with point of sale (POS) financing arrangements. The panel will also discuss the concerns of manufacturers, vendors, banks, and fintech companies in negotiating these agreements, and the role of each in the financing proc... Read More

Speakers:  David A. Bright, Of Counsel, Holland & Knight Charles L. Stutts, Partner, Holland & Knight

Structuring Credit Facilities for Private Equity Funds: Subscription, NAV and Hybrid Loans
December 7, 2017 CLE Live Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide finance counsel with the tools to structure credit facilities for private equity funds, including subscription and net asset value (NAV) based facilities and hybrids that combine aspects of both. The panel will contrast the documentation and collateral for subscription... Read More

Speakers:  Zachary K. Barnett, Partner, Mayer Brown Todd N. Bundrant, Partner, Mayer Brown Ann Richardson Knox, Partner, Mayer Brown Leon Stephenson, Partner, European Head of Funds Finance, Reed Smith

Evaluating Key Intercreditor Arrangements: First Lien/Second Lien, Split Collateral, Senio...
Comparing and Contrasting Different Intercreditor Structures, Choosing the Type of Arrange...
December 20, 2017 CLE Webinar

This CLE webinar will provide counsel with context for negotiating intercreditor arrangements by comparing key aspects of the most common arrangements--first lien/second lien, split collateral, senior/mezzanine and unitranche structures. The panel will also discuss important recent trends in intercr... Read More

Speakers:  ​J. Eric Wise, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Yair Y. Galil, Of Counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

UCC Security Interests in Payment Intangibles: Intercompany Loans, Debt Obligations and "P...
Perfecting Interests In Financial Instruments and Contractual Payment Obligations
October 17, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will examine the treatment of UCC security interests in debt obligations, intercompany debt/loans, loans called "promissory notes", and other payment intangibles under the UCC. The program will provide guidance on creating and perfecting security interests in these contractual payme... Read More

Speakers:  Steven O. Weise, Partner, Proskauer Rose Dean T. Kirby, Jr., Principal, Kirby & McGuinn Professor Thomas E. Plank, Joel A. Katz Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law & Morgan Lewis

Deadlock-Breaking Mechanisms in LLCs: Avoiding Litigation and Dissolution When Members and...
Drafting Buy-Sell Provisions, External or Internal Tie-Breakers, Put or Call Options, Prov...
October 11, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide corporate counsel with a framework for adopting deadlock-breaking mechanisms in limited liability company (LLC) operating agreements, and potential state law consequences when no such mechanisms are in place. We will also discuss arbitration and mediation provisions as... Read More

Speakers:  Louis T.M. Conti, Partner, Holland & Knight Lisa R. Jacobs, Partner, DLA Piper Steven N. Leitess, Member, Silverman Thompson Slutkin White

Digital Coin Offerings: New SEC Guidance on Registration of Blockchain Tokens as Securitie...
October 3, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will analyze recent SEC guidance regarding digital token offerings conducted on blockchain platforms. The panel will discuss the criteria that the SEC considers in determining whether digital tokens are securities for purposes of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, and the impl... Read More

Speakers:  Jay G. Baris, Partner, Morrison & Foerster Alfredo B. D. Silva, Partner, Morrison & Foerster Joshua Ashley Klayman, Of Counsel, Finance + Projects & Co-Chair, Blockchain + Smart Contracts, Morrison & Foerster Daniel R. Kahan, Morrison & Foerster

Structuring Direct Lending Funds: Open-Ended vs. Private Equity/Closed-Ended Style Structu...
September 27, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will examine issues associated with the formation and operation of direct lending funds, with a focus on those organized to lend to small and medium-sized businesses, and to real estate developers and other RE market participants. Read More

Speakers:  Alex Gelinas, Partner, Sadis & Goldberg Steven Huttler, Partner, Sadis & Goldberg Daniel G. Viola, Partner, Sadis & Goldberg

Opinions of Counsel in Cross-Border Financial Transactions
Reconciling U.S. Customary Practice with Non-U.S. Expectations; Assumptions & Qualications...
September 20, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide a framework for U.S. attorneys to give opinions in cross-border transactions, including enforceability, authority, choice of law, dispute resolution, no violation of U.S. law, and more. The panel will discuss how differences in custom and practice between U.S. and non-U... Read More

Speakers:  J. Truman Bidwell, Jr., Partner, Sullivan & Worcester Ettore A. Santucci, Partner, Goodwin Procter

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies: Structuring IPOs and Facilitating Future Mergers an...
Navigating SEC and Stock Exchange Requirements, Warrants, Trust Accounts, Valuation of Tar...
September 19, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will examine IPO requirements and operational matters associated with special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), as well as issues to consider in connection with a SPAC's initial business combination. The panel will discuss the typical pricing of securities (and the components o... Read More

Speakers:  Matthew A. Gray, Partner, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole Douglas S. Ellenoff, Member, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole Stuart Neuhauser, Member, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole

E-Signatures and Electronic Loan Documentation: Complying with ESIGN/UETA, Interplay With...
Navigating Issues of Enforceability, Authentication of E-Signatures and Admissibility
September 14, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide counsel with an examination of recent legal trends and developments affecting commercial documentation and signatures sent via email, text messaging or other forms of electronic communication, with a focus on loan documentation. The panel will examine legal and practica... Read More

Speakers:  J. Sharon Kim, Esq., Burr & Forman Ed Snow, Partner, Burr & Forman

Structuring Merchant Cash Advances: Alternative Financing for Emerging Companies, Lessons...
Documenting True Sale and Contingent Payments; Avoiding Loan Categorization; UCC, Licensin...
August 23, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will equip finance counsel to structure and document merchant cash advance transactions. The panel will discuss recent cases that distinguish merchant cash advances (MCAs) from conventional loans, and outline best practices for avoiding loan categorization, perfecting a UCC security... Read More

Speakers:  Catherine M. Brennan, Partner, Hudson Cook Stefan Savic, Partner, Shipkevich Mark T. Dabertin, Special Counsel, Pepper Hamilton

Private Equity Management Fees and Expenses: Avoiding Investor Claims and SEC Enforcement...
Lessons From Recent Claims and Penalties; Procedures and Disclosures to Improve Investor C...
August 22, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will instruct counsel for private equity (PE) fund managers on the disclosure issues and conflicts of interest associated with fund fees and expense allocations. The panel will discuss recent SEC actions, and best practices in administration and reporting that will pass muster with... Read More

Speakers:  Jason E. Brown, Partner, Ropes & Gray M. Alexander (Alec) Koch, Partner, King & Spalding

Secondary Credit Facilities for Private Equity and Hedge Funds: Financing LP Interests for...
Negotiating Eligible Investments, Advance Rates, Borrower Base and Financial Covenants; Al...
August 8, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will enable finance counsel to structure secondary credit facilities secured by limited partnership (LP) interests and related assets in private equity and hedge funds. The panel will discuss alternative deal structures, the deal terms related to each, and pitfalls to avoid. Read More

Speakers:  Michael D. Belsley, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis Leon Stephenson, Partner, European Head of Funds Finance, Reed Smith

UCC3 Financing Amendment and Termination Statements: Avoiding Loss of Lien Perfection or P...
August 8, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webcast will brief counsel on the proper use of UCC3 financing amendment and termination statements, identify potential pitfalls that can result in the lender's loss of secured interest or priority of lien, and offer best practices for secured parties to avoid unnecessary risks and costly m... Read More

Speakers:  Jason I. Miller, Of Counsel, Blank Rome Jeffrey A. Wurst, Partner, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek

Enforceability of Intercreditor Agreements in Bankruptcy: Maximizing Recovery for First an...
August 2, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to commercial finance counsel seeking to enforce or resist enforcement of intercreditor agreements during bankruptcy proceedings. The panel will discuss ways that first-lien and second-lien lenders can best protect their economic interests in the event of bankr... Read More

Speakers:  Eric W. Anderson, Partner, Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs C. Edward Dobbs, Partner, Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs

Advising Family Office Clients on Recurring Legal and Business Issues
Navigating Investment Adviser Act and Broker-Dealer Compliance, Employment, Executive Comp...
July 26, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss legal issues attendant with advising family offices established typically by high net worth individuals and families. The program will discuss Investment Adviser Act and Broker-Dealer Compliance, as well as employment and executive compensation, and U.S. and foreign inc... Read More

Speakers:  Yehuda M. Braunstein, Partner, Sadis & Goldberg Alex Gelinas, Partner, Sadis & Goldberg Steven Huttler, Partner, Sadis & Goldberg Daniel G. Viola, Partner, Sadis & Goldberg

Creatively Completing the Capital Stack: Real Estate GP Private Equity Funds
Structuring Key Deal Terms Regarding Distribution, Sharing of Promote and Fee Income, Capi...
July 20, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss the rise of real estate general partner (GP) private equity funds and key legal issues implicated by them. The program will analyze key deal terms of GP funds and provide insights and perspectives into opportunities and risks for both sponsors and investors. Read More

Speakers:  John J. McDonald, Partner, Troutman Sanders Paul A. Steffens, Partner, Troutman Sanders

Rendering Structured Finance Opinions of Counsel: Substantive Consolidation, Authority to...
Navigating Assumptions, Qualifications, Limitations and Use of Letters; Reducing Risks for...
July 11, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide commercial finance counsel with a review of the use of opinion letters in structured finance transactions, explain various elements of the opinions, with particular emphasis on the non-consolidation opinions, and outline best practices for the opinion giver to minimize... Read More

Speakers:  Scott J. Gordon, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis Michelle P. Quinn, Partner, Berger Harris

Structuring Private Placement Memorandum for the Private Offering and Sale of Securities
Determining Materiality, Assessing Risk Factors and Conducting Due Diligence
June 29, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss the attorney's role in drafting and reviewing the private placement memorandum (PPM) for the private sale and solicitation of securities to ensure compliance with SEC disclosure rules for securities offerings and applicable state laws. Read More

Speakers:  Yelena M. Barychev, Partner, Blank Rome Brett A. Cenkus, Cenkus Law Karolyn Ann Knaack, MBA, JD, Member, Karolyn A. Knaack

Structuring Commercial Loan Term Sheets, Proposals and Commitment Letters: Key Terms for L...
Avoiding Unintended Consequences, Limiting Drafting Ambiguity
June 27, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide commercial finance counsel with guidance on using and analyzing term sheets, proposals and commitment letters in commercial finance transactions. The panel will explain the potential risks associated with their usage and provide best practices for minimizing those risks... Read More

Speakers:  Amy L. Kyle, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius Arleen A. Nand, Partner, DLA Piper

Supply Chain Finance: Structuring and Documenting Approved Payables Financing Transactions
June 15, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide banking and loan counsel with guidance for structuring and documenting a supply chain finance (SCF) facility. The panel will discuss their insights, including the pros and cons of this alternative payment structure, as well as key issues for buyers, suppliers and invest... Read More

Speakers:  Massimo Capretta, Partner, Mayer Brown David A. Ciancuillo, Partner, Mayer Brown

Structuring Private Equity Funds for Investment in Renewable Energy Projects: A New Financ...
June 14, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide finance and energy counsel with the tools to structure a private equity fund dedicated to investment in renewable energy projects. The panel will discuss the advantages of the private equity model, and the ways in which energy private equity (EPE) funds are similar too... Read More

Speakers:  John J. McDonald, Partner, Troutman Sanders Justin Boose, Partner, Troutman Sanders Adam C. Kobos, Partner, Troutman Sanders

Structuring Pledge Agreements for Equity Interests in Partnerships and LLCs to Maximize Pr...
Drafting Key Provisions in the Security Agreement and Corresponding Amendments to the Borr...
June 6, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will prepare lenders' counsel to draft equity interest pledge and other agreements for partnership and LLC interests that provide maximum protection for the lender's security interest. The panel will outline corresponding provisions that should be contained in the borrower's operati... Read More

Speakers:  Curtis A. Johnson, Partner, McCarter & English Edwin E. Smith, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Steven O. Weise, Partner, Proskauer Rose

UCC Secured Transactions: Documenting and Perfecting Security Interests, Navigating Compet...
May 25, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss requirements for security documentation, UCC rules for perfecting the security interest, and the pitfalls encountered with competing liens and hidden liens that may trump the lender's lien priority. Read More

Speakers:  Edwin E. Smith, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Steven O. Weise, Partner, Proskauer Rose Jeffrey A. Wurst, Partner, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek

Reg A and Reg D: Evolving Securities Exemptions for Private Placement Offerings
Navigating Regulation A+, the FAST ACT, Rule 506(c), and Accredited Investors; Recent SEC...
May 16, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide private equity and securities counsel with an update on the current status of Reg A and Reg D, including an analysis of SEC compliance and disclosure interpretations (CDIs) released since the JOBS Act, the FAST Act and accompanying SEC rules went into effect. The panel... Read More

Speakers:  Arthur McMahon, III, Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister Bridget C. Hoffman, Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister Brandi N. Weekley, Atty, Taft Stettinius & Hollister

Warehouse Lines of Credit: Drafting Financing Agreements, Custodial Agreements, Reps and W...
Perfecting a Security Interest in Mortgage Loans, Analyzing Repurchase Obligations, Bankru...
May 11, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE program will examine how a warehouse line of credit is documented between a mortgage loan originator and its warehouse lender, the representations and warranties made by the loan originator, and the remedies for breaches. The panel will also discuss perfection of the lender's security inter... Read More

Speakers:  Michael A. Calandra, Jr., Partner, Alston & Bird John E. Stoner, Stoner Fox Law Group

Foreign Private Issuers: Qualifying for Valuable Exemptions from SEC Reporting Requirement...
Analyzing the Shareholder Test and Business Contacts Test, Maintaining FPI Status, New SEC...
May 10, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will analyze the criteria for qualifying as a foreign private issuer (FPI) for purposes of securities registration, and review best practices for documenting and obtaining FPI status and reduced reporting requirements afforded FPIs. The panel will also discuss new guidance released... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas M. Rose, Partner, Troutman Sanders Shona Smith, Partner, Troutman Sanders

Basel III Capital Retention Requirements: Impact on Loan Structures and Loan Documentation
Structuring Yield Protection and Increased Costs Provisions, Transfer Restrictions, Purpos...
May 4, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss current Basel III standards and how they have impacted the commercial lending landscape. The program will look at the impact of the standards on terms and conditions of loan structures and loan documentation provisions that have been changed by lenders to meet Basel III... Read More

Speakers:  Robert J. (Bob) Graves, Partner, Jones Day Ralph F. (Chip) MacDonald, III, Partner, Jones Day Camden W. Williams, Esq., Jones Day

Private Equity Real Estate Fund Formation: Capital Raising, Regulatory Issues and Negotiat...
Navigating Capital Contributions, Allocation of Profits/Losses, Clawbacks, Return of Capit...
May 3, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss the key structural considerations and legal complexities of forming, launching and operating a private real estate fund. The program will look at how recent regulatory developments impact fund managers and investors with respect to issues such as fees and expenses, co-i... Read More

Speakers:  Richard M. Morris, Partner, Herrick, Feinstein Louis Tuchman, Partner, Herrick, Feinstein Christopher Dearie, Partner, MJ Hudson

Letters of Credit: Understanding the ISP98 Forms, UCC Article 5, UCP, Draw Procedures and...
Drafting Commercial vs. Standby, Conditional vs. Unconditional, Limited Term vs. "Evergree...
April 20, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will prepare counsel to draft and review commercial and standby letters of credit (LC) which comply with Article 5 of the UCC, as well as rules of practice, including International Standby Practices 1998 (ISP98) and Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits (UCP). The pan... Read More

Speakers:  Jacob A. Manning, Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl Jonathan J. Dunn, Atty, SMTD Law Walter (Buddy) Baker, Vice President, Investment Banking Division, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Opinions of Counsel in Lending Transactions: Scope and Assumptions, Substantive Opinions,...
Structuring Third-Party Opinion Letters to Lenders Which Minimize Risks to the Preparer
April 13, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will guide counsel in preparing and providing opinion letters for commercial finance transactions. The panel will review the risks and potential liabilities, discuss the rights, obligations and expectations of opinion givers and lenders, and outline best practices to reduce risk. Read More

Speakers:  Robert C. Brighton, Jr., Special Counsel, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton Jerome A. Grossman, Senior Counsel, Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden Erik W. Hepler, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Structuring Intercreditor Agreements in Split Collateral Lien Structures Between ABL and T...
Navigating Collateral Pool, Priority of Rights, Access to Collateral, Standstill Period, a...
April 6, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide commercial lending counsel with a review of key provisions in a split-collateral intercreditor arrangement, including, among other things, priority of rights, access to collateral and standstill provisions. The panel will address the negotiation of provisions from the p... Read More

Speakers:  Katherine E. Bell, Partner, Paul Hastings Peter S. Burke, Partner, Paul Hastings Jennifer St. John Yount, Partner, Chair of Finance and Restructuring, Paul Hastings

Restructuring Unitranche Loan Facilities: Navigating the Unique Aspects of Agreements Amon...
Rights and Remedies of First-Out and Last-Out Lenders Inside and Outside of Bankruptcy
March 30, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide counsel with an overview and discussion of the unique aspects of unitranche loan facilities and the interplay of those aspects in restructuring and working out of a troubled loan. Read More

Speakers:  Rachel L. Rawson, Partner, Jones Day Gregory M. Bilton, Partner, Riemer & Braunstein Brad B. Erens, Partner, Jones Day

Investment Advisers Under Heightened Scrutiny: Lessons from Recent SEC Enforcement Actions
Avoiding Conflicts of Interest, Non-Disclosure of Fees and Allocations, Insider Trading, a...
March 29, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will examine recent SEC actions against investment advisers, and the procedures and safeguards they should implement to prevent such claims. The panel will discuss conflicts of interest, non-disclosure of fees and expenses, misappropriation, misstatement of investment performance, a... Read More

Speakers:  Matthew A. Rossi, Partner, Mayer Brown Gregory D. DiMeglio, Chair, Securities Enforcement, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young Blake L. Osborn, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Structuring Loan Participation Agreements, Conducting Lender Due Diligence
Strategies for Lead Lenders and Participants to Minimize and Manage Risk of Participations...
March 21, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss current trends in the loan participation market, drafting key provisions of participation agreements and effective due diligence for lenders, including recent FDIC regulatory guidance regarding risk management for purchased loans and purchased loan participations. Read More

Speakers:  Jeffrey A. Wurst, Partner, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek Alison R. Manzer, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell James C. Schulwolf, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin

Convertible Debt and Priced Equity Rounds: Evaluating the Preferred Deal Structure for Ear...
Pros and Cons of Different Financing Options from Perspectives of Entrepreneurs and Invest...
March 15, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss the pros and cons of convertible debt and priced equity rounds and how to evaluate the optimal deal structure for start-up investment financing rounds. The program will present perspectives from both issuers/owners and investors, as well as look at the current terms and... Read More

Speakers:  Kyle Hulten, Partner, InVigor Law Group Joseph W. Bartlett Alex King, Bend Law Group

Minimizing Lender Risks of Fraudulent Transfer in Bankruptcy and Under the Uniform Voidabl...
Navigating the Contours of Lender "Inquiry Notice" and Due Diligence
March 14, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss risks lenders face when a borrower or other creditor challenges payments made by the borrower to the lender as a fraudulent transfer either in bankruptcy or under the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act. The program will discuss lender strategies for minimizing the risks... Read More

Speakers:  Mark A. Salzberg, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs Michael L. Molinaro, Partner, Akerman Jonathan M. Landers, Scarola Malone & Zubatov

Equity Interests as Collateral: Creating and Enforcing Security Interests in Stocks, Partn...
Navigating Unique Planning and Documentation Issues, Avoiding Potential Pitfalls in Perfec...
March 9, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will prepare counsel who advise lenders holding equity interests as collateral in commercial loans to properly perfect the security interests and to evaluate and pursue enforcement remedies in the event a borrower defaults. Read More

Speakers:  James S. Cochran, Partner, O'Connor Cochran James D. Prendergast, SVP, Legal Counsel-UCC Division, First American Title Insurance Company Steven O. Weise, Partner, Proskauer Rose

Secured Lending: Negotiating and Interpreting Best Efforts, Ordinary Course of Business, a...
Documenting Grant of Security Interest in Assets Subject to Anti-Assignment Clause and Int...
March 2, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance on structuring anti-assignment clauses in secured debt financing agreements and interpreting financing agreement terms that are often not properly understood, including "ordinary course of business," "best efforts," "reasonable best efforts" and "commercially r... Read More

Speakers:  Yair Y. Galil, Of Counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Darius J. Mehraban, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Private Equity Compliance With ERISA: Navigating Manager Fiduciary Duties for Funds Holdin...
Impact on Private Investment Funds of New DOL Fiduciary Rule and Sun Capital Pension Withd...
February 28, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will prepare counsel representing private equity funds to meet fiduciary obligations under ERISA that apply to fund managers who are responsible for investing the assets of a fund that holds ERISA plan assets. The panel will particularly focus on the duty to avoid prohibited transac... Read More

Speakers:  Maureen O'Brien, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery Todd A. Solomon, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

UCC Article 9 Update on Searching and Filing: Lessons Learned Under Amended Rules, Best Pr...
February 23, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will brief commercial finance attorneys on the 2010 UCC Article 9 amendments and outline best practices for secured lenders regarding filing and searching methods under the amended rules. The program will also address recent case law developments since the amendments became effectiv... Read More

Speakers:  Edwin E. Smith, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Steven O. Weise, Partner, Proskauer Rose

Lender Protections in Purchase Agreements: Negotiating Xerox Provisions
February 16, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will instruct lending counsel on key provisions in a purchase agreement that should protect the lender, including "Xerox provisions" and other provisions intended to make Xerox provisions beneficial to the lender. Read More

Speakers:  ​Andrew W. Cheng, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Linda L. Curtis, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Melissa L. Barshop, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Securities Law Challenges in Mergers and Acquisitions: Using Section 4(a)(2) Exemption for...
Navigating Reg D Private Placement Exemption Requirements, Integration, Disclosures, and S...
February 15, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss securities law compliance issues attendant with M&A transactions. The program will focus on the most commonly used safe harbor for an exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, Regulation D, and how it may be used in an M&A transaction. The program wi... Read More

Speakers:  Anthony G. Mauriello, Special Counsel, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton Robert L. Wernli, Jr., Special Counsel, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Private Equity Carried Interest Clawbacks: Navigating Clawback Mechanisms, Fund Agreement...
February 7, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss clawbacks of carried interest paid to private equity fund managers, focusing on the various clawback mechanisms, structuring fund economic provisions and clawback provisions, and the tax ramifications of clawbacks of carried interest. Read More

Speakers:  Chris P. Kallos, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis Daniel P. Meehan, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

UCC Articles 8 and 9 and the Hague Securities Convention: Investment Property Update
Resolving Current Risks Facing Securities Customers, Banks, Brokers, Clearing Corporations...
February 7, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE program will explain the effect of ratification of the Convention by the United States on current practices under Articles 8 and 9 the Uniform Commercial Code. It will focus upon the circumstances in which it would be prudent for new clauses to be inserted into securities account agreements... Read More

Speakers:  Sandra M. Rocks, Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Professor Carl S. Bjerre, Kaapcke Professor of Business Law, University of Oregon Joyce Hansen, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Redefining General Solicitation for Securities Offerings in the Internet and Social Media...
Update on Recent SEC Guidance and Other Developments
January 31, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss how the meaning of general solicitation of securities offerings has evolved in the past few years since the advent of the JOBS Act given the evolution of solicitation online and through social media channels. The program will focus on how the most recent SEC Guidance on... Read More

Speakers:  Yelena M. Barychev, Partner, Blank Rome Stanley Keller, Of Counsel, Locke Lord Richard M. Leisner, Shareholder, Trenam Law

SBA Lending: Documenting, Closing and Servicing 7(a) and CDC/504 Loans
Navigating SBA Approval and Authorization Process, Preserving the Loan Guaranty and Securi...
January 19, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide banking and finance counsel with the knowledge to properly document and close SBA loans. The program will cover the terms and conditions of the Section 7(a) loan and the CDC/504 acquisition/equipment financing mortgage loans. The program will discuss recent changes and... Read More

Speakers:  Robert F. Polito, Jr., SVP/Director of Government Guaranteed Lending (SBA), Webster Bank Jane Elaine Ballerini, Neubert Pepe & Monteith

Asset-Based Lending: Navigating Borrowing Base, Article 9 Collateral Issues, and Key Loan...
January 12, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss the mechanisms of asset-based financing transactions, including issues associated with the borrowing base, obtaining and perfecting a security interest in the assets as collateral under the UCC, and key terms in asset-based lending (ABL) loan documentation. Read More

Speakers:  Jenny E. Cieplak, Counsel, Crowell & Moring Harvey C. Guberman, Partner, Ballon Stoll Bader & Nadler Paul B. Hahn, Partner, Platzer, Swergold, Levine, Goldberg, Katz & Jaslow Scott A. Lessne, Senior Counsel, Crowell & Moring

Financing Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure, Transportation, Energy and Redev...
Structuring Traditional and Alternative Financing and Allocating Risk to Protect Return on...
January 5, 2017 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will guide counsel in structuring financing for various public-private partnership (PPP or P3) projects, including traditional and alternative financing, private activity and tax-exempt bonds, and governmental funds such as TIFIA. The panel will explain risk allocation measures to e... Read More

Speakers:  David A. Rogers, Member, Frost Brown Todd Patrick Woodside, Member, Frost Brown Todd

Private Equity Waterfall and Carried Interest Provisions: Economic and Tax Implications fo...
Structuring Distribution Waterfalls, Carried Interest Clawbacks and Allocations; Carried I...
December 15, 2016 CLE, CPE, EA On-Demand

This CLE webinar will analyze various methods of structuring waterfall provisions in private equity funds and carried interest distributions to fund managers and among their personnel, as well as related clawback and allocation provisions. The program will also examine the tax implications of such p... Read More

Speakers:  Chris P. Kallos, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis Daniel P. Meehan, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Finders and Unregistered Broker-Dealers: Understanding the Risks and Recent Developments
Avoiding the Pitfalls of Broker-Dealer Registration Violations, Lessons from Recent SEC En...
December 6, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will analyze the legal pitfalls for securities issuers who utilize unregistered "finders" to solicit investors, the SEC's restrictive position on permissible activities of finders, and the regulatory actions taken by the SEC regarding unregistered broker-dealers and related FINRA ru... Read More

Speakers:  Steven R. Watts, Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl Parker B. Morrill, Clyde Snow & Sessions Arina Shulga, Atty, Shulga Law Firm

Structuring Incremental Loan Facilities: Key Terms, Most Favored Nation Provisions and Inc...
Lender and Borrower Perspectives in Negotiating Incremental Facilities
November 16, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss incremental loan facilities, the trends in use of these in large and mid-cap loans, and the current market loan terms, including conditions precedent, most favored nation (MFN) provisions and "sidecar" agreements. The program will look at issues from both lender and bor... Read More

Speakers:  J. Christian Nahr, Partner, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson Michael J. Steinberg, Partner, Shearman & Sterling

Drafting Standstills in Intercreditor Agreements: Junior Lienholder Standstill Periods and...
Negotiating Duration, Commencement, Expiration, Notice to First-Lien Lender, Reinstatement...
November 14, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss the key issues that are involved in drafting and negotiating standstill provisions of intercreditor agreements from the perspective of both senior and junior lienholders. Topics the program will address include, among other issues, the scope, nature, duration and commen... Read More

Speakers:  Katherine E. Bell, Partner, Paul Hastings Peter S. Burke, Partner, Paul Hastings Jennifer B. Hildebrandt, Partner, Corporate Department, Paul Hastings Jennifer St. John Yount, Partner, Chair of Finance and Restructuring, Paul Hastings

Structuring Private Equity Co-Investments and Club Deals: Risks and Opportunities for Spon...
Choosing the Right Investment Structure, Negotiating Key Deal Terms, and Navigating Tax an...
October 13, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide counsel to commercial investors and sponsors with a review of some trenchant legal and business related information on co-investments and club deals for private equity, including investment structures, key deal terms, and tax considerations. Read More

Speakers:  Alex Gelinas, Partner, Sadis & Goldberg Steven Huttler, Partner, Sadis & Goldberg Daniel G. Viola, Partner, Sadis & Goldberg

UCC Security Interests in Proceeds of Collateral: Navigating Perfection, Priority and Impa...
October 13, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide business counsel with a review of how the UCC and Bankruptcy Code treat security interests in proceeds of original collateral. The panel will discuss recent legal developments and special issues concerning attachment, perfection and priority of security interests. Read More

Speakers:  James T. Bentley, Special Counsel, Schulte Roth & Zabel David M. Hillman, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel Mark B. Joachim, Partner, Arent Fox

Funding Platforms for Rule 506 Offerings: Navigating Broker-Dealer Registration Exemption...
October 4, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will address what investment advisers who operate a funding platform for Rule 506 offerings need to consider in conducting their business. The program will also explore when broker-dealer registration is required. Read More

Speakers:  Scott M. Andersen, Principal, finLawyer.com (Andersen, PC) George S. Georgiades, Esq., Georgiades & Associates Jillian Sidoti, Esq., Trowbridge Sidoti

Swap Collateral Documentation and the New Final Margin Regulations for Uncleared Swaps
Preparing for Profound Changes to Swap Activities, Revising Collateral Documentation to Co...
September 29, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will analyze the newly finalized regulations regarding uncleared swap margin requirements, how the new changes impact the ability of financial institutions to enter into over-the-counter swaps generally, and how collateral documentation will need to be revised to ensure that derivat... Read More

Speakers:  Conrad G. Bahlke, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan Claire L. Hall, Partner, DLA Piper Yvette D. Valdez, Counsel, Latham & Watkins

Private Fund Securities Law Exemptions: Navigating Accredited Investors, Qualified Purchas...
Evaluating Exemptions for Funds and Managers Under the Investment Adviser, Securities, Exc...
September 13, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE program will discuss the exemption provisions of the Investment Adviser Act, Securities Act, Exchange Act and Investment Company Act that are relevant to private equity funds and venture capital funds. The program will provide an in-depth analysis of each of the exemption requirements, as w... Read More

Speakers:  Daniel M. Baich, Of Counsel, Dorsey & Whitney Genna Garver, Of Counsel, Dorsey & Whitney

Asset-Based Lending and Structured Finance: Isolation of Assets, Bankruptcy-Remote Structu...
What Traditional Lenders Should Know About the Application of Structured Finance Technique...
September 1, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will address the basics of structured finance facilities, including isolation of assets, bankruptcy-remote structures and waterfall technology.The program will focus on understanding these facilities and - in particular - their importance and application inside a capital structure t... Read More

Speakers:  Michael L. Urschel, Partner, King & Spalding Anthony P. Mechcatie, Counsel, King & Spalding Matthew J. Sandiford, King & Spalding

Rule 506(b) Securities Offerings: Leveraging 506(b) Placements, Comparison to Rule 506(c)...
Navigating Rules for Solicitation and Accreditation Process for Non-Accredited Investors
August 24, 2016 CLE, CPE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will compare and contrast four types of private securities offerings under SEC Rule 506 utilizing different types of solicitation tools: * Rule 506(b) without using a technology platform to communicate the offering to investors * Rule 506(b) using a technology platform to communic... Read More

Speakers:  Matthew A. Cordell, Atty, Ward and Smith Knox Proctor, Atty, Ward and Smith James F. Verdonik, Atty, Ward and Smith

Distressed Loan Workouts: How Equity Cure Rights Work, Negotiating Loan Restructuring and...
Curing and Addressing Financial Covenant Breaches From Lender and Borrower Perspectives
August 18, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide counsel with strategies for restructuring a distressed loan, focusing on equity cure rights and loan amendment and modification techniques. The program will discuss strategies from the perspectives of both lenders and borrowers to execute a successful and efficient work... Read More

Speakers:  Vanessa G. Spiro, Partner, K&L Gates Bukola Mabadeje, Atty, Buchalter Nemer

Private Equity Fund Restructuring: Negotiating Terms, Avoiding Conflicts of Interest and A...
Navigating Sponsor Fiduciary Duties, Options for Existing Investors, and Regulatory Requir...
August 10, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss the rising trend of restructuring end-of-fund-term and other nonviable private equity funds, developing market practice for fund restructurings, and best practices to negotiate restructuring terms, minimize conflicts of interest and avoid regulatory scrutiny. Read More

Speakers:  Michael D. Belsley, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis Fadi G. Samman, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Aaron Schlaphoff, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Syndicated Credit Facility Restructuring and Workouts: Lender Strategy, Decision-Making an...
Navigating Divergent Interest of Lenders, Confidentiality Among Lenders, Avoidance of Priv...
August 2, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss key legal issues that arise in syndicated credit workouts, particularly for counsel representing the administrative agent and the other lenders in the facility. The program will address unique issues in a multi-lender facility workout and best practices for lenders and... Read More

Speakers:  Alison R. Manzer, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell James C. Schulwolf, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin Jeffrey A. Wurst, Partner, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek

Evaluating Key Intercreditor Arrangements: First Lien/Second Lien, Split Collateral, Senio...
Comparing and Contrasting Different Intercreditor Structures, Choosing the Type of Arrange...
July 27, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide counsel with context for negotiating intercreditor arrangements by comparing key aspects of the most common arrangements -- first lien/second lien, split collateral, senior/mezzanine and unitranche structures. The panel will also discuss important recent trends in inter... Read More

Speakers:  Katherine E. Bell, Partner, Paul Hastings Jennifer B. Hildebrandt, Partner, Corporate Department, Paul Hastings Jennifer St. John Yount, Partner, Chair of Finance and Restructuring, Paul Hastings

Equity Financing: Using Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds and Other Investment Vehicles as Colla...
Navigating the Interplay of Regulations U and X, Rule 144, and UCC Articles 8 and 9 for Le...
July 21, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will prepare business and finance counsel in structuring loan transactions in which stock, bonds, mutual funds and other investment vehicles are used as collateral to secure the loan. The program will address how to properly perfect the security interests while complying with Regula... Read More

Speakers:  R. Todd Ransom, Partner, Haynes & Boone Craig S. Unterberg, Partner, Haynes & Boone

UCC Security Interests in Payment Intangibles: Intercompany Loans, Debt Obligations and "P...
Perfecting Interests In Financial Instruments and Contractual Payment Obligations
July 13, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will examine the treatment of UCC security interests in debt obligations, intercompany debt/loans, loans called "promissory notes", and other payment intangibles under the UCC. The program will provide guidance on creating and perfecting security interests in these contractual payme... Read More

Speakers:  Dean T. Kirby, Jr., Principal, Kirby & McGuinn Professor Thomas E. Plank, Joel A. Katz Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law Steven O. Weise, Partner, Proskauer Rose

Transatlantic Intercreditor Agreements: Comparing, Contrasting and Reconciling U.S. and Eu...
Navigating Enforcement, Payment Obligations, Releases of Collateral, Limitations on First...
June 23, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will compare and contrast the key terms in U.S. second lien and European mezzanine intercreditor agreements. The program will discuss how the differences may dictate significantly different outcomes for the parties in cases of restructuring or insolvency. Read More

Speakers:  R. Timothy Bryan, Partner, Duane Morris Mark L. Darley, Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Reg D Rule 506 Private Offerings: Verifying Accredited Investors and Identifying "Bad Acto...
Navigating New SEC Report on Accredited Investor Definition, Exercising Bad Actor Due Dili...
June 22, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss SEC rules and counsel due diligence in Reg D Rule 506 private offerings regarding the issuer's verification obligations that investors in the offering meet the definition of "accredited investors" and that people associated with issuers and intermediaries are not "bad a... Read More

Speakers:  Anthony J. Zeoli, Partner, Freeborn & Peters Vanessa J. Schoenthaler, Partner, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer James F. Verdonik, Atty, Ward and Smith

Private Equity Waterfall and Carried Interest Provisions: Economic and Tax Implications fo...
Structuring Distribution Waterfalls, Carried Interest Clawbacks and Allocations; Carried I...
June 14, 2016 CLE, CPE, EA On-Demand

This CLE webinar will analyze various methods of structuring waterfall provisions in private equity funds and carried interest distributions to fund managers and among their personnel, as well as related clawback and allocation provisions. The program also will examine the tax implications of such p... Read More

Speakers:  Chris P. Kallos, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis Daniel P. Meehan, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Structuring Concurrent Regulation S and Regulation D Securities Offerings: Navigating the...
June 1, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will prepare counsel with a discussion of the process for conducting concurrent securities offerings pursuant to Regulation D and Regulation S under the Securities Act, liability and associated disclosure considerations, and the drafting and negotiating of the purchase agreement and... Read More

Speakers:  Mariza E. McKee, Partner, Kutak Rock Anthony R.G. Nolan, Partner, K&L Gates

Alternative Private Equity Funds: Pledge Funds, Managed Accounts, Deal-by-Deal Co-Investme...
Structuring and Negotiating Alternative Funds for Investment Managers and Investors
March 29, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will analyze the current state of the investment market that has given rise to alternative funds such as industry pledge funds, managed accounts, deal-by-deal structures, and other combo funds blending features of blind-pool/committed and pledge funds. The panel will review the pros... Read More

Speakers:  Mark Proctor, Partner, Vinson & Elkins Robert Seber, Partner, Vinson & Elkins

UCC Secured Transactions: Documenting and Perfecting Security Interests, Navigating Compet...
March 9, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss requirements for security documentation, UCC rules for perfecting the security interest, and the pitfalls encountered with competing liens and hidden liens that may trump the lender's lien priority. Read More

Speakers:  Edwin E. Smith, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Steven O. Weise, Partner, Proskauer Rose Jeffrey A. Wurst, Partner, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek

Reg A+ Securities Offerings and FAST Act: Navigating New Rules and Leveraging Capital Rai...
March 2, 2016 CLE On-Demand

The CLE webinar will analyze key legal issues in Reg A+ offerings and discuss practical considerations in advising companies that plan to pursue a Regulation A+ IPO. The program will also discuss the recently enacted FAST Act for smaller and emerging growth companies. Read More

Speakers:  Albert Lung, Of Counsel, Morgan Lewis & Bockius Robert R. Kaplan, Jr., Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank Brenda Hamilton, Esq., Hamilton & Associates Law Group

Cross-Collateral/Cross-Default Loans: Structuring and Documenting Transactions
Negotiating Intercreditor Agreements, Resolving Priority Disputes, Overcoming Enforcement...
February 25, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will instruct finance counsel on structuring and documenting cross-collateral/cross-default first and second lien financing transactions. The panel will discuss best practices for negotiating intercreditor agreements to protect the rights of both first and second lien lenders and mi... Read More

Speakers:  Mark B. Joachim, Partner, Arent Fox R. Todd Ransom, Partner, Haynes & Boone Craig S. Unterberg, Partner, Haynes & Boone

Investment Adviser Compliance and Reporting: Latest Developments and OCIE Exam Hot Button...
Navigating Form ADV Amendments and Preparing for OCIE Examination Priorities, Including Ne...
February 17, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss the latest developments in Investment Adviser Compliance and Reporting. The program will cover upcoming 2016 Form ADV Filings and the SEC's proposed rules to expand ADV reporting responsibilities. The program will also cover OCIE examination priorities, including its ne... Read More

Speakers:  Cary J. Meer, Partner, K&L Gates Beth Clark, Of Counsel, K&L Gates Alan K. Halfenger, Partner, ACA Compliance Group

Swap Documentation in Loan Transactions: Coordinating ISDA Master Agreement and Loan Agree...
Documenting Covenants, Security, Required Consents, Voting and Control, Reporting, and Reg...
February 4, 2016 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss the various uses of swaps and other derivative products to hedge risk in loan transactions, how derivatives are integrated into loan documentation and how to document the swap transaction to ensure there is consistency with the loan. Read More

Speakers:  Robert Scherer, Counsel, Vinson & Elkins Guy Gribov, Senior Associate, Vinson & Elkins

Acquisition Financing: Evaluating Layers of Capital, Negotiating Loan Terms, Navigating R...
December 17, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to finance counsel for evaluating and structuring acquisition financing in the current market. The panel will discuss recent trends and practical strategies for approaching loan documentation. Read More

Speakers:  Lawrence F. Flick, II, Partner, Blank Rome S. Randy Lampert, President, Lampert Debt Advisors Kelly M. Dybala, Partner, Sidley Austin

UCC Article 9 Blanket Asset Lien Exclusions and Purchase Money Security Interests
Navigating Statutory, Contractual and Other Exclusions to All Asset Collateral Liens and P...
December 15, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide commercial finance counsel with a discussion of items commonly carved out of Article 9 blanket liens, either by operation of law or by market practice. The panel will also review purchase money security interests, which are "super liens" that trump existing blanket lien... Read More

Speakers:  Dean T. Kirby, Jr., Principal, Kirby & McGuinn Sandra Shippey, Partner, Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch Steven O. Weise, Partner, Proskauer Rose

Financing In-Transit Inventory: Perfecting Security Interests and Resolving Priority Dispu...
Lender Due Diligence, Bankruptcy Risks, Intercreditor Agreements With Third Parties With C...
November 24, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will offer guidelines for counsel advising lenders dealing with in-transit inventory financing. The panelists will share their experiences on the key pitfalls presented by financing in-transit inventory and outline strategies for perfecting security interests, enforcing remedies and... Read More

Speakers:  C. Edward Dobbs, Partner, Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs Thomas S. Hemmendinger, Of Counsel, Brennan Recupero Cascione Scungio & McAllister

Mezzanine Loan Foreclosures: Effectuating a UCC Foreclosure Sale and Navigating Bankruptc...
Protecting Lender and Borrower Interests and Overcoming Obstacles to the Sale
October 28, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to commercial borrowers and lenders facing a mezzanine loan foreclosure under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The panel will outline best practices for lenders to carry out a UCC foreclosure on a mezzanine loan. Read More

Speakers:  James S. Cochran, Partner, O'Connor Cochran James D. Prendergast, SVP, Legal Counsel-UCC Division, First American Title Insurance Company Steven O. Weise, Partner, Proskauer Rose

Unraveling Bank Regulatory Developments Affecting Lending: Leveraged Lending Guidance, Bas...
Navigating Changes in the Long-Term Lending, Leveraged Lending, Securities Finance and Rep...
September 10, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss key bank regulatory actions taken designed to address bank capital, leverage and liquidity, particularly the Leveraged Lending Guidance, Capital Requirements, Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) and the Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR). The program will focus on the impact of... Read More

Speakers:  Lisa M. Ledbetter, Partner, Jones Day Ralph F. (Chip) MacDonald, III, Partner, Jones Day

Rule 144A and Regulation S Securities Offerings: Navigating the Process and Closing the De...
Preparing the Offering Memorandum, Purchase Agreement, Registration Rights Agreements and...
September 3, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss the process for conducting securities offerings pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act, liability and associated disclosure considerations, the drafting and negotiating of the purchase agreement, registration rights agreement (if any) and other... Read More

Speakers:  Raphael M. Russo, Partner, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison Arthur Marcus, Partner, Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference John J. Satory, Counsel, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Structuring Agent and Co-Lender Agreements in Multi-Lender Deals: Balancing Differing Righ...
Navigating Rights of Agents, Exculpatory Clauses, and Information Sharing in Syndicated an...
September 2, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss typical clauses in a syndicated loan agreement and provide best practices for lenders and agents to structure and negotiate loan agreement provisions to protect their rights and interests and avoid being disadvantaged in a multi-lender transaction that goes south. Read More

Speakers:  Alison R. Manzer, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell James C. Schulwolf, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin Jeffrey A. Wurst, Partner, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek

Lending to Series of LLCs: Navigating UCC and Bankruptcy Code Risks and Providing Closing...
Identifying Potential Pitfalls for Lenders and Mitigating Risks in Finance Transactions
August 26, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss the issues and risks lenders face in loan transactions involving series of LLCs, including UCC Article 9, Bankruptcy Code, and closing opinion issues. Read More

Speakers:  Norman M. Powell, Partner, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor Jonathan R.C. Arkins, Partner, Kaye Scholer

Drafting Convertible Preferred Stock Provisions, Equity Warrants and Options, Restricted S...
Structuring Liquidation and Distribution Preferences, Conversion Rights, Anti-Dilution Pro...
August 26, 2015 CLE, CPE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss the risks and benefits of convertible preferred stock and equity options and warrants, as well as restricted stock and restricted stock unit grants, for investors, key employees and companies. The program will discuss drafting considerations and key terms for stock, war... Read More

Speakers:  Joseph W. Bartlett, Special Counsel, McCarter & English Adam B. Cantor, Member, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Laurence M. Smith, Member, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi

Business Development Companies: Forming, Financing and Investing in Alternative Capital Ve...
Best Practices for Issuers, Asset Managers and Investors
August 13, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will analyze the rise in permanent capital vehicles such as business development companies (BDCs) and discuss best practices for issuers and asset managers in forming and financing BDCs. The program will also discuss opportunities and pitfalls for investors in these alternative capi... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas J. Friedmann, Partner, Dechert Cynthia M. Krus, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan James G. Silk, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Unitranches Structures and Enforceability of AALs Including Insights from RadioShack Bankr...
Structuring Agreements Among Lenders, Maximizing Recovery for First-Out and Last-Out Lende...
July 30, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss the varying structures of unitranches that are in the market today, considerations regarding the enforceability of Agreement Among Lenders ("AALs"), and the Delaware Bankruptcy Court's recent consideration of the RadioShack Corp. AALs. Read More

Speakers:  Jennifer B. Hildebrandt, Of Counsel, Paul Hastings Jennifer St. John Yount, Partner, Corporate Department, Paul Hastings Andrew V. Tenzer, Partner, Corporate Department, Paul Hastings

Structuring Covenants in Leveraged Loans and High Yield Bonds for Borrowers and Lenders
Analyzing Financial and Performance Covenants, Equity Cures, Builder Baskets, Events of De...
July 7, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss current market terms and conditions for leverage loans and high yield bonds. The program will discuss various covenants, particularly financial and maintenance covenants, equity cures, builder baskets and other key terms and covenants. The program will discuss issues fr... Read More

Speakers:  Maura E. O'Sullivan, Partner, Shearman & Sterling Jason D. White, Partner, Shearman & Sterling

Intercreditor Agreements in Mezzanine and Second-Lien Loans: Structuring and Enforcing Key...
Negotiating Rights in Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Sale of Collateral, Payment Blockages, S...
June 4, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will prepare commercial finance counsel to anticipate potential pitfalls and draft provisions in intercreditor agreements that protect lenders in mezzanine and second-lien financing transactions. Read More

Speakers:  Mark N. Berman, Partner, Nixon Peabody Mark B. Joachim, Partner, Arent Fox

Commercial Lending and Equity Deal Terms for Middle Markets: Borrower and Lender Perspecti...
Negotiating Financial Covenants, Leverage Ratios, Equity Cures, EBITDA, IC Agreements and...
April 28, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss commercial loan and equity lending deal terms for middle market businesses, negotiation points from both borrower and lender perspectives, and the outlook for lending and deal terms in 2015. Read More

Speakers:  Paul W. Hespel, Partner, Pepper Hamilton Joseph W. Price, Member, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo

Structuring Private Equity Co-Investments and Club Deals: Risks and Opportunities for Spon...
Choosing the Right Investment Structure, Negotiating Key Deal Terms, and Navigating Tax an...
April 15, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE program will provide counsel to commercial investors and sponsors with a review of legal developments in co-investments for private equity, investment structures, key deal terms, and tax considerations. The panel will provide insights and perspectives into opportunities and risks for both s... Read More

Speakers:  C. Spencer Johnson, III, Partner, King & Spalding Steven Huttler, Partner, Sadis & Goldberg Alex Gelinas, Partner, Sadis & Goldberg

IPOs for Private Equity-Sponsored Companies Post-JOBS Act: Overcoming the Legal Complexiti...
Navigating Stockholder Arrangements, Financial Reporting and Disclosures, Corporate Govern...
March 12, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE program will discuss market trends for IPOs of private equity-sponsored companies, the impact of the JOBS Act, and legal issues involved in preparing for an IPO, including stockholder arrangements, SEC and SOX financial reporting, and disclosures and corporate governance and control issues. Read More

Speakers:  Matthew E. Kaplan, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton Steven J. Slutzky, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

Structuring and Enforceability of Big Boy Letters and Non-Reliance Provisions in Private I...
February 19, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss the enforceability of big boy letters in insider trading and fraud and misrepresentation securities litigation, use and enforceability in non-securities trading transactions, and best practices for crafting acknowledgments and representations in non-reliance provisions. Read More

Speakers:  Brian S. Fraser, Partner, Richards Kibbe & Orbe Paul B. Haskel, Partner, Richards Kibbe & Orbe

Poison Put Provisions in Debt Financing: Lessons on Enforceability From Recent Cases
Navigating Change-in-Control Provisions That Protect Against Shareholder Activists and Hos...
February 4, 2015 CLE On-Demand

This CLE webinar will discuss the evolving use of poison put provisions in debt financings, various forms of poison put scenarios and the recent case law developments on the enforceability of these provisions. Read More

Speakers:  Kai Haakon E. Liekefett, Partner, Vinson & Elkins Muir Paterson, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co. David W. Wicklund, Partner, Vinson & Elkins

Structuring Leveraged Finance Transactions for Private Equity Acquisitions: Key Loan Terms...
December 18, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will examine market trends and terms in middle market leveraged finance deals for PE acquisitions, as well as typical capital structures in connection with such transactions. Read More

Speakers:  Joseph W. Price, Member, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo Ellen M. Snare, Partner, King & Spalding

Asset Securitization: Impact of Regulation AB II, the Credit Risk Retention Rules and the...
Navigating the Complexities of Federal Laws and Rules Governing the Offer and Sale of Asse...
November 25, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will guide finance counsel on how to navigate the complexities of the many new federal laws and rules that govern the offer and sale of asset-backed securities and subsequent periodic reporting. The program will analyze the effects of the newly-finalized Regulation AB II and credit... Read More

Speakers:  Reed D. Auerbach, Partner, Bingham McCutchen Daniel Budofsky, Partner, Bingham McCutchen Charles A. Sweet, Managing Director/Practice Development Leader, Structured Transactions, Bingham McCutchen

Syndicated Loan Agreements: Amend and Extend, Borrower and Affiliate Lender Buybacks, Cash...
Structuring Provisions to Address Lender and Borrower Objectives and Risks
November 13, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide fianance market participants with an analysis of recent trends in syndicated loan documentation - amend and extend transactions, borrower and affiliate lender buybacks, cashless rolls, disqualified institutions and pro-rata sharing. The panel will discuss how to structu... Read More

Speakers:  Geoffrey R. Peck, Partner, Morrison & Foerster Bridget K. Marsh, Executive Vice President - Deputy General Counsel, The Loan Syndications and Trading Association Tess Virmani, Assistant General Counsel, The Loan Syndications and Trading Association Ted Basta, Senior Vice President of Market Analysis & Data, The Loan Syndications and Trading Association

UCC Security Interests in Proceeds of Collateral: Navigating Perfection, Priority and Impa...
September 10, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide business counsel with a review of how the UCC and Bankruptcy Code treat security interests in proceeds of original collateral. The panel will discuss recent legal developments and special issues concerning attachment, perfection and priority of security interests. Read More

Speakers:  James T. Bentley, Special Counsel, Schulte Roth & Zabel David M. Hillman, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel Mark B. Joachim, Partner, Arent Fox

Private Fund Managers: Navigating Recent SEC Guidance on Custody Rule, Qualified Client St...
September 9, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide commercial finance and private equity counsel with a review of recent legal developments impacting managers of private equity funds and other private investment vehicles. The panel will discuss guidance by the SEC's Division of Investment Management and SEC enforcement... Read More

Speakers:  David H. Pankey, Partner, McGuireWoods Kevin Boardman, Partner, McGuireWoods Anitra T. Cassas, Partner, McGuireWoods

Covenant-Lite Loans: Recent Trends for U.S. Middle Markets and European Markets
Analyzing Elements of Cov-Lite Loans for Borrowers and Lenders
August 28, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide banking and commercial finance counsel with an analysis of covenant-lite loans, typical provisions, key elements, how they compare to earlier terms, as well as market trends for U.S. middle market deals and European deals. Read More

Speakers:  Stephanie S. McCann, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery George M. Houhanisin, Atty, McDermott Will & Emery

Leveraging UCC Art. 9 and 3, State Foreclosure Laws to Protect Enforceability of Mortgages...
Overcoming Challenges of Securitization and MERS in Mortgage Foreclosure Proceedings
August 14, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide finance counsel with an analysis of mortgage notes under UCC Articles 3 and 9 and state foreclosure laws. The panel will discuss how to reconcile the UCC and state law with respect to the ownership, transfer, and enforcement of mortgage notes and mortgages. Read More

Speakers:  David Kantrowitz, Goodwin Procter Edgar Martinez, O'Melveny & Myers

Mezzanine Financing: Legal Considerations for Middle Market Deals
Evaluating and Structuring Financing for Acquisitions, LBOs, Expansions, Recapitalizations...
July 24, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will prepare lending and commercial finance counsel to understand mezzanine financing as an alternative financing source for middle market companies in the evolving credit market. The panel will explain how to identify when mezzanine financing is viable and best practices for struct... Read More

Speakers:  Charles J. Morton, Jr., Partner, Venable Daniel Yardley, Managing Director, Patriot Capital

Structuring Capital Call or Subscription Loan Facilities for Investment Funds: Strategies...
Understanding Current Trends and Terms, Drafting Loan Provisions, and Conducting Due Dilig...
July 10, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide finance counsel for lenders and funds with a briefing on current trends and terms of subscription loan or capital call commitment facilities for investment funds. The panel will outline approaches for structuring the loan facility, examining the underlying fund structur... Read More

Speakers:  Albert C. Tan, Partner, Haynes Boone Timothy E. Powers, Partner, Haynes Boone Ann Richardson Knox, Partner, Mayer Brown Michael C. Mascia, Partner, Mayer Brown

Unitranche Financing for Middle Markets: Loan Facility Structure and Market Trends for Bor...
Structuring Agreements Among Lenders, Maximizing Recovery for First-Out and Last-Out Lende...
June 12, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will discuss the structure of unitranche loan facilities, the differences between unitranche loan facilities and first/second lien facilities and senior/mezz facilities, current trends in the unitranche loan facility "market," and potential enforcement issues with (AALs) after a def... Read More

Speakers:  Jennifer B. Hildebrandt, Of Counsel, Paul Hastings Jennifer St. John Yount, Partner, Corporate Department, Paul Hastings

Drafting and Negotiating Convertible Preferred Stock Provisions: Protecting Interests of B...
Structuring Liquidation and Distribution Preferences, Conversion Rights, Negative Control...
May 8, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will discuss the risks and benefits of convertible preferred stock for investors and companies in negotiating convertible preferred term sheets to fully capture the benefits of the investment. The panel will discuss drafting considerations for key terms including liquidation prefere... Read More

Speakers:  Justin Bowen, Partner, Bowen Tax Law Shawn Haghighi, Atty, Sklar Kirsh LLP Stephen I. (Steve) Halper, Of Counsel, Sklar Kirsh LLP

Venture Lending, Working Capital and Term Loans for Emerging Companies: Borrower and Lende...
Negotiating Loan Terms, Collateral Requirements, Warrants, Revenue, Liquidity and Non-Fina...
April 10, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will discuss debt financing traditionally available to emerging companies--bank and non-bank term loans, working capital facilities and equipment financing. The program will analyze current market loan terms and conditions, borrower negotiation of the term sheet, and lender due dili... Read More

Speakers:  Dolph Hellman, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe Russell D. Pollock, Partner, Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh Haim Zaltzman, Partner, Latham & Watkins

Private Equity Pledge Funds: Leveraging an Emerging Alternative to Traditional Investment...
Structuring Terms, Conditions, Operations and Complying with Investment Advisers Act
March 27, 2014 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will discuss features of pledge funds and the pros and cons of these industry funds compared to blind pool funds or the separately managed account model. The program will also address where the pledge fund fits in the current regulatory landscape since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Ref... Read More

Speakers:  Alex Gelinas, Partner, Sadis & Goldberg Steven Huttler, Partner, Sadis & Goldberg Michael H. Lewis, Jr., Director, Business Development, SS&C GlobeOp

UCC Article 9 Amendments: Operating Under the New Rules
Navigating New Secured Lending Rules, Filing and Search Procedures, and Due Diligence Prac...
December 17, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will brief commercial finance attorneys on changes under UCC Article 9 amendments and outline how practitioners should adjust their search methods and due diligence practices in light of the new rules. Read More

Speakers:  Kevin Caiaccio, The Caiaccio Law Firm Professor Neil B. Cohen, Professor, Jeffrey D. Forchelli Professor of Law Richard R. Gleissner, Partner, Gleissner Law Firm

Security Interests in Uncommon Collateral: LLCs and Investment Property, IP, Insurance, an...
Navigating Complexities in Attachment, Perfection and Priority Under the UCC, Federal and...
December 5, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will examine the treatment of security interests in IP, insurance policies, partnership interests, and more. Read More

Speakers:  Joseph K. Hegedus, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith Janet M. Nadile, Counsel, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett R. Andrew Richards, Partner, McCarter & English

Negotiating EBITDA and Financial Covenants in Middle Market Loan Agreements
October 23, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide commercial finance counsel with a drill down on the uses and calculation of EBITDA in our evolving credit market. The panel will specifically identify common add-backs to EBITDA in standard middle market deals, as well as sponsored private equity deals. Read More

Speakers:  Jay Spader, Of Counsel, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Mark M. Oveson, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Joanne Baginski, CPA, CMAA, Partner, Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman

Key Title VII Implications of Dodd-Frank for Swaps and Derivatives Activities
Navigating Legal Challenges for Funds, End-Users and Other Buyers
September 25, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide commercial finance counsel with a review of recently effective Title VII regulations for swaps and derivatives. The panel will focus on implementation, the clearing process and execution, choices and extraterritorial applications that apply to hedge funds, end users, an... Read More

Speakers:  Michael P. O'Brien, Partner, Winston & Strawn Jonathan Mayers, Counsel, Renaissance Technologies Daniel S. Vogel, Senior Counsel, Wells Fargo Law Department

Structuring Commercial Loan Documents to Protect Non-Affiliated Lenders
Negotiating and Drafting Provisions Involving Loan Buybacks, Additional Pari Passu Debt, N...
September 18, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide commercial finance attorneys with a review of loan buyback provisions, explaining how they can fail to protect non-affiliated lenders and offering approaches to negotiate and draft to address non-affiliated lenders' concerns. Read More

Speakers:  Robert S. Finley, Partner, King & Spalding Ram Burshtine, Partner, King & Spalding

Structuring Securities Offerings After the JOBS Act Private Placement Revisions
Leveraging Solicitation and Advertising Opportunities and Navigating Stricter Rule 506 Saf...
August 22, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will focus on the impact of the SEC changes to Regulation D and Rule 506 which will take effect mid-September, discuss new opportunities for advertisement for private placements, and address "bad actor" provisions and the proposed changes to private placement provisions to increase... Read More

Speakers:  David H. Pankey, Partner, McGuireWoods Nova D. Harb, McGuireWoods

Structuring Multi-Lender Syndicated Loan Agreements
Crafting Provisions Covering Defaulting Lenders, Amend and Extend, and Pro Rata/Sharing to...
July 24, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide practitioners with an analysis of issues that arise in multi-lender syndicated loan agreements. The panel will outline how to draft clauses to protect all parties to the agreement and bolster the enforceability of provisions in the face of a lender default or insolvency... Read More

Speakers:  Marissa C. Wesely, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Angela L. Fontana, Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges Ann S. Makich, Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Business Development Companies: A Re-Emerging Alternative Capital Source
Leveraging BDCs to Finance Business Ventures
July 18, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide commercial finance counsel with a review of business development companies (BDCs), which are emerging as a capital-raising alternative. The panel will offer strategies for taking advantage of opportunities while minimizing legal risks for finance counsel to investors an... Read More

Speakers:  Thomas J. Friedmann, Partner, Dechert Cynthia M. Krus, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan James G. Silk, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Covenant-Lite Loans: Leveraged Lending in the Syndicated Loan Market
Analyzing Elements and Structuring Provisions of Cov-Lite Loans for Borrowers and Lenders
May 30, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide banking and commercial finance counsel with an analysis of cov-lite loans, including current market conditions favoring the loans, typical provisions, and key elements. The panel will discuss the benefits and disadvantages of cov-lite loans for borrowers and lenders. Read More

Speakers:  Jamie Knox, Partner, DLA Piper Eric Goodison, Partner, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Keys To Equity Financing: The Compliance Requirements for Lenders and Borrowers
Structuring Loans Secured by Stock, Hedge Fund Shares, 40 Act Companies and Other Investme...
May 23, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide business counsel with a review of Regulations U and X, Rule 144, and UCC Articles 8 and 9, focusing on how to structure financing secured by stock, hedge fund shares, 40 Act companies and other investment vehicles. Read More

Speakers:  Craig S. Unterberg, Partner, Haynes & Boone R. Todd Ransom, Partner, Haynes & Boone Lin Yu, Director and Counsel, Credit Suisse Securities

Mezzanine Financing: Legal Considerations for Middle Market Deals
Evaluating and Structuring Financing for Acquisitions, LBOs, Expansions, Recapitalizations...
February 28, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will prepare commercial finance counsel to understand mezzanine financing as a financing alternative in the evolving credit market, identify when this method is viable, and explain structuring such transactions in light of the wide range of choices available. Read More

Speakers:  Charles J. Morton, Jr., Partner, Venable Mark S. Gaffin, Director, Equity Sponsor Group, M&T Bank John C. Acker, General Partner, Spring Capital Partners

Security Interests in Uncommon Collateral: IP, Insurance Issues, Partnership Interests and...
Navigating Attachment, Perfection and Priority Issues Under the UCC, Federal and State Law
February 14, 2013 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide business counsel with a review of treatment of security interests in uncommon collateral under the UCC and federal and state law. The panel will discuss issues concerning attachment, perfection and priority of security interests in IP, insurance policies, and partnershi... Read More

Speakers:  R. Andrew Richards, Partner, McCarter & English Janet M. Nadile, Counsel, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Joseph K. Hegedus, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

UCC Recent Developments: Practical Implications for Lenders' Security Interests
Evaluating Impact on Mortgage Notes, Treatment of LLPs, Anti-Assignment Terms on Security...
December 20, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will review the practical implications of recent UCC developments on lenders' security interests. The panel will discuss the impact on mortgage notes, treatment of limited liability partnerships, anti-assignment terms on security interests, recent case law, and a summary of the stat... Read More

Speakers:  Edwin E. Smith, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP Steven O. Weise, Partner, Proskauer Rose

Deposit and Security Account Control Agreements Under the UCC
Perfecting Security Interests in Special Collateral Types
December 20, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide banking counsel with an analysis of the requirements and methods for creating and perfecting security interests in bank accounts, securities accounts and other investment property. The panel will offer best practices for drafting and negotiating control agreements and a... Read More

Speakers:  Marshall Grodner, Partner, McGlinchey Stafford Sandra Stern, Partner, Nordquist & Stern

Equipment Leasing and Financing: Structuring and Documenting the Transaction
Navigating Financing Structures, Characterization Issues, and Other UCC, Tax and Accountin...
October 17, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide commercial finance counsel with a review of the factors involved when negotiating and drafting key terms in equipment leases and lease-financing transactions, including characterization, UCC, tax and accounting provisions. Read More

Speakers:  Edward K. Gross, Shareholder, Vedder Price Denise L. Blau, Shareholder, Vedder Price

Security Interests in Proceeds of Collateral
Navigating Complex Issues of Attachment, Perfection and Priority Under the UCC and the Ban...
August 29, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide business counsel with a review of how the UCC and Bankruptcy Code treat security interests in proceeds of original collateral. The panel will discuss recent legal developments and special issues concerning attachment, perfection and priority of security interests. Read More

Speakers:  Teresa Wilton Harmon, Partner, Sidley Austin Cindy J. Chernuchin, Special Counsel, Willkie Farr & Gallagher Stephen L. Sepinuck, Professor of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law

Loan Covenants, Events of Default and MAC Clauses
Structuring Effective Credit Agreement Provisions to Maximize Borrower Protection and Lend...
June 26, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide borrowers' and lenders' counsel with a review of loan documentation recent trends and best practices for structuring covenants and events-of-default clauses in commercial loans. Read More

Speakers:  Aric T. Stienessen, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson Charles M. Tatelbaum, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson

JOBS Act: Capital-Raising Regulatory Reform for Mid-Market and Emerging Companies
Navigating Significant Securities Law Changes Impacting IPOs and Private Placements
June 12, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide commercial finance counsel with a review of the most significant provisions of the JOBS Act. The panel will focus on how this law expands capital-raising options for small, mid-market and emerging companies and the law's effect on the IPO and private placement process. Read More

Speakers:  Yelena M. Barychev, Partner, Blank Rome Thomas W. France, Partner, Venable Jane Storero, Vice President Corporate Governance and Corporate Secretary, Pepco Holdings Matthew Johnson, Managing Partner, Redwood Capital Group

Financing Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Assets
Mitigating Legal Risks and Anticipating Tax Consequences of PPP Deals
June 6, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel structuring financing for public-private partnership infrastructure projects. The panel will offer best practices for allocating legal risk and will also analyze critical tax planning strategies when structuring the deal. Read More

Speakers:  Linda E. Carlisle, Partner, White & Case Joel H. Moser, Partner, Kaye Scholer

Secured Transactions: Enforcing a Security Interest After Default Under UCC Article 9
Navigating the Notice Requirements, Remedies and Enforcement Rules
May 24, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will focus on actionable default in secured transactions and discuss the numerous enforcement options and remedies available to secured parties under Article 9 of the UCC, highlighting best practices for lenders to follow upon borrower's default. Read More

Speakers:  Edwin E. Smith, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP Teresa Wilton Harmon, Partner, Sidley Austin Christopher J. Rockers, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Perfecting and Maintaining Article 9 Security Interests
Avoiding Pitfalls in Perfection and Analyzing the Impact of 2010 UCC Amendments
May 8, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to lenders' counsel in perfecting security interests. The panel will discuss the impact of UCC 2010 Amendments and outline best practices for maintaining perfection over the course of the loan. Read More

Speakers:  Paul Hodnefield, Associate General Counsel, Corporation Service Company Kelly L. Kopyt, Assistant Director, Corporations Division, Secretary of the Commonwealth, William Francis Galvin's Office

Capital-Raising Alternative for Middle Market Companies: Small Business Administration's S...
Navigating Funding and Licensing Requirements to Access Leverage Commitments
April 24, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will prepare commercial finance counsel to leverage the small business investment company (SBIC) program as a capital raising alternative. The panel will identify when this option is viable, discuss accessing leverage commitments, and outline how to navigate licensing requirements. Read More

Speakers:  Michael K. Wyatt, Partner, Foley Hoag Alan B. Roth, Partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer Michael B. Staebler, Partner, Pepper Hamilton

Commitment Letters in Commercial Loans
Borrower and Lender Approaches to Negotiate and Enforce Binding Loan Commitments
March 15, 2012 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel for lenders and borrowers on negotiating loan commitment letters. The panel will outline best practices for enforcing loan commitments and resolving disputes. Read More

Speakers:  Aric T. Stienessen, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson Eric Goodison, Partner, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison Pauline M. Stevens, Partner, Allen Matkins

Letters of Credit, Stand-by Letters and Bank Demand Guarantees
Crafting Credit Instruments for Domestic and International Financing Transactions
December 20, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide banking counsel with an analysis of the requirements of letters of credit and bank demand guarantees. The panel will discuss distinctions between the various documents and provide best practices for drafting documents in domestic and international commercial transaction... Read More

Speakers:  Kevin J. Connolly, Shareholder, Anderson Kill & Olick Isaac E. Druker, Shareholder, Anderson Kill & Olick

Structuring Covenants, Representations and Warranties in Commercial Loans
Maximizing Borrower Protection and Lender Remedies
August 9, 2011 CLE Download

The CLE webinar will discuss trends in loan documentation and provide best practices to borrowers' and lenders' counsel for structuring covenants, representations and warranties in commercial loans. Read More

Speakers:  Susan C. Alker, Partner, Reed Smith Christopher G. Dorman, Partner, Phillips Lytle Thomas Hemmendinger, Of Counsel, Brennan Recupero Cascione Scungio & McAllister

IPO Readiness Strategies: Navigating the Legal Complexities
Meeting the Challenges of Corporate Governance, D&O Liability, Confidentiality and More
August 3, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to corporate finance counsel for navigating the IPO process and outline strategies for meeting the legal and practical challenges that arise during IPO planning. Read More

Speakers:  Paul D. Broude, Partner, Foley & Lardner Jane Storero, Vice President Corporate Governance and Corporate Secretary, Pepco Holdings Yelena M. Barychev, Partner, Blank Rome Warren Fixmer, Vice President Equity Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Alternative Public Offerings: An Emerging IPO Option
Using APOs to Go Public and Gain Faster and More Cost-Efficient Access to Capital Markets
June 16, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide strategies for counsel advising private companies on alternative routes to go public with the goal of accessing capital markets. The panel will discuss recent trends for going public, outlining a variety of APO options, benefits associated with each and regulatory chang... Read More

Speakers:  Donald C. Reinke, Partner, Reed Smith Eleazer Klein, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel David N. Feldman, Partner, Richardson & Patel

Structuring Default Provisions in Commercial Loans
Maximizing Borrower Protection and Lender Remedies Through Effective Event of Default Clau...
June 7, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide strategies for borrowers' and lenders' counsel negotiating event of default provisions in commercial loans. The panel will discuss the impact of the economic crisis, recent litigation trends, and key court rulings affecting the enforcement of default provisions. Read More

Speakers:  Zachary G. Newman, Partner, Hahn & Hessen Aric T. Stienessen, Attorney, Hinshaw & Culbertson

Protecting Lender Interest in Borrower Insurance Proceeds
Navigating Insurance and Bankruptcy Issues in Commercial Lending
April 12, 2011 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide counsel for lenders and financial institutions with a review of how insurance proceeds are treated under the UCC and bankruptcy law. The panel will discuss recent legal developments impacting insurance requirements in financing transactions and outline loss mitigation s... Read More

Speakers:  Frederic J. Giordano, Partner, K&L Gates Michael L. Weissman, Of Counsel, Levin Ginsburg Gary M. Zimmerman, Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Counsel, Fidelity National Financial John Eggum, Attorney, Butler Pappas

Going Private: Legal and Strategic Considerations
Structuring Transactions to Withstand Court and SEC Scrutiny
August 17, 2010 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will prepare corporate counsel to overcome the legal and practical challenges associated with going private transactions, including fiduciary duty issues, procedural requirements and mandatory disclosures. Read More

Speakers:  Nancy L. Sanborn, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell Darrel A. Rice, Partner, Haynes & Boone James D. Honaker, Partner, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell

At-the-Market Offerings: Legal Considerations for Issuers and Investors
Evaluating and Using ATMs to Raise Public Equity
May 12, 2010 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel advising issuers and institutional investors on the emerging use of at-the-market offerings as a financing alternative. The panel will offer strategies for leveraging the new financing opportunity while managing legal and business risks. Read More

Speakers:  Dean M. Colucci, Partner, DLA Piper Joshua Feldman, Director, Cantor Fitzgerald James T. Seery, Partner, DLA Piper

Debt Exchange Offers: Legal Strategies for Distressed Issuers
Navigating Complex Securities Laws When Restructuring Convertible Debt Securities
April 15, 2010 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will provide guidance on debt exchange offers for counsel to companies seeking to restructure their balance sheets and mitigate debt service requirements. The panel will examine current trends in the use of debt exchange offers, explain how exchange offers are being structured, and... Read More

Speakers:  Michael Kaplan, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell James J. Moloney, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Lawrence G. Wee, Partner, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Collateralized Debt Obligation Litigation on the Rise
Strategies for Investors, Issuers and Trustees to Pursue and Defend CDO Claims
March 18, 2010 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will offer guidance to counsel for issuers, investors and trustees, who are defending, bringing or entangled in lawsuits alleging issuer fraud in concealing the risks of investing in collateralized debt obligations. The panel will review recent CDO litigation and discuss strategies... Read More

Speakers:  Amelia M. Charamba, Partner, Nixon Peabody Zachary D. Rosenbaum, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler Glenn S. Arden, Partner, Jones Day

Negotiating Contingent Value Rights in M&A Transactions
Leveraging CVRs to Bridge the Value Gap and Facilitate Deals
February 9, 2010 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will discuss the types of acquisition deals and conditions for which CVRs are most suited and provide best practices for negotiating and structuring deals involving CVRs in a way that benefits and protects both buyers and sellers. Read More

Speakers:  Steven R. Barth, Partner, Foley & Lardner Timothy Carroll, Principal, Consumer and Retail, William Blair & Company Timothy H. Shea, Foley & Lardner

M&A Due Diligence and Integration
Conducting an Efficient Assessment of Value, Risks and Liabilities
January 26, 2010 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will discuss how companies and counsel can mitigate the legal risks involved in mergers and acquisitions, including the development and implementation of an effective due diligence program and best practices for efficient integration. Read More

Speakers:  Keith E. Gottfried, Partner, Blank Rome Joseph G. Krauss, Partner, Hogan & Hartson

The Wells Process in SEC Enforcement Actions
Settlement Submissions in SEC Investigations: Evaluating Whether and How to Submit
January 6, 2010 CLE Download

This CLE webinar will examine what works and does not work in the SEC Wells process. The panel will provide strategies for counsel representing corporations in SEC enforcement actions on evaluating whether and how to use the Wells process to settle investigations. Read More

Speakers:  John J. Carney, Partner, Baker Hostetler James R. Doty, Partner, Baker Botts Linda Chatman Thomsen, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell

When the SEC Comes Knocking
Strategies for Responding to SEC Investigations and Minimizing Penalties
November 10, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will review current SEC enforcement activities and best practices for responding to an SEC subpoena, including protecting attorney-client and work product privileged documents. The panel will review strategies to prevail in an SEC investigation. Read More

Speakers:  John J. Carney, Partner, Baker Hostetler Richard W. Grime, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers Ty Cobb, Partner, Hogan & Hartson

Negotiating Indemnification Provisions in M&A Deals
Crafting Provisions to Allocate Transaction Risks
November 4, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will discuss strategies for negotiating indemnification provisions in M&A deals to protect buyers and sellers and reduce post-closing disputes. Read More

Speakers:  Todd B. Pfister, Partner, Foley & Lardner Kevin D. Kreb, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Jeff J. Litvak, Senior Managing Director—Forensic Litigation, FTI Consulting Catherine B. Nelson, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner

Emerging Financing Strategy: Using IP Assets as Collateral
Legal Strategies for Borrowers and Lenders in Asset-Based Lending Transactions
October 21, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will examine the use of intellectual property assets in arranging financing, which has emerged as a valuable alternative financing strategy in the current economy. The panel will review key legal issues for borrowers and lenders to minimize the risks associated with the use of IP as col... Read More

Speakers:  Scott J. Lebson, Partner, Ladas Parry Christopher G. Dorman, Partner, Phillips Lytle Ron Ben-Yehuda, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Business Development Companies: An Alternative Capital Source
Evaluating and Using BDCs to Finance Business Ventures
October 6, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will review Business Development Companies, which are re-emerging as a capital-raising alternative for businesses. The panel will offer strategies for taking advantage of opportunities while minimizing legal risks for finance attorneys and counsel to private equity and venture funds. Read More

Speakers:  Thomas J. Friedmann, Partner, Dechert Cynthia M. Krus, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan James G. Silk, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Deposit and Security Account Control Agreements Under the UCC
Negotiating and Drafting Agreements to Perfect Security Interests
September 9, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will analyze the methods and requirements for perfecting security interests in bank deposits, security accounts and other investment property for legal counsel. The panel will offer best practices for drafting and negotiating control agreements and offer perspectives on the ABA model co... Read More

Speakers:  Jessica L. DeBruin, Principal, Goldberg Kohn R. Marshall Grodner, Member, McGlinchey Stafford Robert Rosenberg, Sr. Vice President, Associate General Counsel, HSBC Bank USA

M&A Transactions: Capitalizing on Intellectual Property Assets
Structuring Deals to Leverage IP Value and Minimize Legal Risk
September 8, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will examine due diligence and valuation strategies for M&A deals involving IP assets. The panel will discuss how to structure M&A transactions involving IP assets--in and out of bankruptcy--to maximize opportunity and minimize legal risk for buyers and sellers. Read More

Speakers:  David M. Klein, Partner, Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker Edward G. Black, Partner, Ropes & Gray Jeffery S. Norman, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis Steven Hoffman, President and CEO, ThinkFire

Distressed M&A: Seizing New Opportunities, Minimizing Legal Risks
Buying and Selling Troubled Businesses In and Out of Bankruptcy
September 2, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will discuss new opportunities in distressed M&A and offer best practices for deal counsel who are involved in structuring deals both inside and outside of a bankruptcy proceeding. Read More

Speakers:  Joseph Theodore Kinning, Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski Stephen Spencer, Director, Houlihan Lokey Berry D. Spears, Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski

Structuring M&A Financing: New Strategies for the Current Market
Evaluating the Alternatives and Securing the Optimal Deal
August 12, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will examine the most common terms and structures being used by M&A counsel to keep deals flowing in the current economy. The panel will evaluate financing and structure alternatives and provide strategies for counsel to buyers and sellers to minimize risks in various structures to clos... Read More

Speakers:  Chelsea A. Grayson, Partner, Jones Day Lindsey Alley, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey Stuart M. Finkelstein, Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Restructuring Alternatives for High Yield Bonds
Evaluating and Using Exchange Offers and Prepacks to Avoid Bond Default
July 29, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will examine the restructuring alternatives available for high yield bonds, legal considerations when restructuring, and strategies for choosing and implementing the various alternatives. Read More

Speakers:  Paul E. Harner, Partner, Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker Scott R. Saks, Partner, Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker William F. Schwitter, Partner, Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker

A Roadmap to Emerging Financing Alternatives
Leveraging Opportunities in Rights Offerings, Registered Directs, and More
June 18, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will discuss emerging and shifting trends in capital-raising strategies, analyze emerging financing structures, and evaluate the financing opportunities for issuers, investors, shareholders and investment banks. Read More

Speakers:  Jeff Hartlin, Partner, Paul Hastings Thomas J. Friedmann, Partner, Dechert Stuart Bressman, Partner, Proskauer Rose

Negotiating Intercreditor Agreements as Bankruptcy Filings Soar
Strategies for First and Second Lienholders in an Uncertain Enforcement Environment
May 26, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will discuss the current gray areas surrounding the enforceability of intercreditor agreements in bankruptcy proceedings and offers best practices for negotiating an enforceable agreement. Read More

Speakers:  Mark N. Berman, Partner, Nixon Peabody C. Edward Dobbs, Partner, Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs Randall L. Klein, Principal, Goldberg Kohn

Material Adverse Change Clauses in M&A Deals: Current Enforcement Trends
Lessons on the Use and Interpretation of MAC Clauses From Hexion v. Huntsman and Other Rec...
April 30, 2009 CLE Download

This seminar will discuss current trends amid the economic crisis that surround the use and interpretation of material adverse change (MAC) clauses. The panel will offer their strategies for negotiating and litigating MAC clauses in merger agreements. Read More

Speakers:  Clifford E. Neimeth, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig G. Thomas Stromberg, Partner, Kaye Scholer Herbert F. Kozlov, Partner, Reed Smith

Credit Default Swaps Under Fire
Guiding Financial Institutions and Investors Through the Credit Derivatives Crisis
December 4, 2008 CLE Download

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Speakers:  Willa Cohen Bruckner, Partner, Alston & Bird James P. Wehner, Of Counsel, Caplin & Drysdale Jonathan Sablone, Partner, Nixon Peabody

Distressed M&A: Buying and Selling Businesses Facing Financial Trouble
Strategies for Structuring Winning Deals
November 12, 2008 CLE Download

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Speakers:  Michael E. Foreman, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney Joseph T. Kinning, Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski Stephen Spencer, Director, Houlihan Lokey

Fairness Opinions Under Heightened Scrutiny
Strategies for Fairness Opinion and Engagement Letter Practice in M&A Transactions
July 30, 2008 CLE Download

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Speakers:  Charles H. Baker, Partner, Paul Hastings D. Casey Kobi, Vice President, IBD Legal, Lehman Brothers Kevin C. Logue, Partner, Paul Hastings

Auction-Rate Securities Under Attack
Strategies for Pursuing and Defending Claims Against Broker–Dealers
July 9, 2008 CLE Download

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Speakers:  Robert Stern, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers Daniel C. Girard, Managing Partner, Girard Gibbs

Credit Derivatives: Mastering Key Legal and Documentation Issues
Minimizing Legal Risks Amid the Credit Market Crisis
April 10, 2008 CLE Download

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Speakers:  Willa Cohen Bruckner, Partner, Alston & Bird Geoffrey B. Goldman, Partner, Shearman & Sterling William D. Morris, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Restricted Securities: Comply with New SEC Amendments to Rules 144 and 145
Legal Strategies to Meet Capital Raising and Disclosure Requirements
February 21, 2008 CLE Download

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Speakers:  Anne Benedict, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Michael C. Phillips, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine Laura D. Richman, Counsel, Mayer Brown