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Programs are available online to all firms wishing to assist their attorneys in obtaining their CLE credits. Please email customer.care@celesq.com to obtain a coupon code for your firm. Once an attorney has completed a program, your firm will be billed $30 each for the cost of each certificate which will be issued as a download once the attorney has completed the affirmation for the particular program. CDs will be available for all programs upon request. Please email customer.care@celesq.com to purchase CDs for any course. Cost will be $95.00 per CD, plus shipping and handling.


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Latest Developments in Federal Environmental Law (03/27/2020)

Program Number: 3067 Presenter: Marc Bruner, Esq.

Marc Bruner, an experienced environmental and land use lawyer, will discuss the latest developments under the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. New regulations have recently been adopted or proposed in all of these areas, and the new rules could significantly affect the permitting and compliance requirements for a broad range of development plans, programs and projects that require a federal permit or authorization. The new rules generally embrace a narrower view of federal jurisdiction and authority than the prior regulations, but there are many nuances and complexities that warrant a close examination. This presentation will discuss the new rules and the changes they represent, the implications for future interpretations and applications of these federal laws, and next steps, including litigation challenging the new rules. This is a rapidly changing area of the law, and this presentation will

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Autonomous Vehicle Disruptions Affecting Commercial Real Estate in the 21st Century (02/20/2020)

Program Number: 3047 Presenter: Louis Archambault, Esq., Kevin Levy, Esq.

The real estate industry is on the verge of major disruption due to futuristic technologies. These technologies are changing the way developers and cities plan for future development. Two such technologies are ride-sharing applications and autonomous, connected, electric, and shared (“ACES”) vehicles. The technologies will decrease the need for parking spaces, both in structures and lots, and present opportunities for real estate professionals to rethink their plans to prepare for ACES vehicles. This CLE will discuss that pending disruption across the industry and how zoning laws, parking regulations, new construction requirements, and urban planning laws may be affected.

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COVID-19 and Force Majeure: Potential Impact on Transactions and Projects in Real Estate and Hospitality (07/31/2020)

Program Number: 30195 Presenter: Jennifer McDougall, Esq., Paul 'Tad' M. O'Connor III, Esq.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to have an impact on society, it is impacting construction projects and real estate transactions across the country, giving rise to a wide variety of complex contract and other business disputes. Paul M. “Tad” O’Connor III and Jennifer McDougall, litigation partners at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP with significant experience in real estate and hospitality related disputes, will discuss the following: • The invocation and enforceability of force majeure, impossibility, and frustration of purpose clauses when businesses are unable to perform their contractual obligation • Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements to include such clauses • The enforceability of term sheets and similar agreements in real estate and hospitality disputes • Real world case studies depicting the litigation and negotiation necessary to support or oppose the applicability of force majeure, impossibility, and frustration of purpose clauses.

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Commercial Leasing and Real Estate Transactional Issues in the Time of COVID-19 (06/24/2020)

Program Number: 30171 Presenter: Harris N. Cogan, Esq., Jonathan M. Korn, Esq., Mara D. Levin, Esq., John E. Lucian, Esq.

The Program will address legal issues facing landlords and tenants of commercial leases, and parties to pending real estate transactions, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It will discuss potential rights and remedies available to the parties and provide practical advice for reaching resolution. The Program will also discuss the legal ramifications of a tenant filing for bankruptcy relief. Lastly, the Program will provide guidance for the reopening of all real estate properties including office buildings, shopping centers and tenant premises.

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HSTPA: NY’s New Housing Laws and COVID-19 Related Matters (06/29/2020)

Program Number: 30166 Presenter: Massimo F. D'Angelo, Esq.

The lecture is prefaced by an historical summary of NY's rent-regulation laws, which date back to before the end of World War II. Additionally, the two types of rent-regulation consisting of: 1. rent control; and 2. rent stabilization, are discussed, in detail, including how apartments become subject to stabilization, the rights of rent-regulated tenants, the prevailing statutory oversight on the rent-regulated housing stock, and an in-depth explanation on deregulation. Thereafter, the lecture segues into the Housing Stability & Housing Protection Act of 2019, recently enacted on June 14, 2019, and discusses the radical changes to the prior rent-regulations laws. Lastly, the present COVID-19 pandemic is covered, and, in particular, how it impacts residential housing, privacy and confidentiality considerations, as well as the drafting of COVID-19 protocols for residential buildings and emergency applications to restrain rogue residents who violate their COVID-19 building protocols.

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COVID-19 Crisis Management Action Plan: Steps to Take Today (04/08/2020)

Program Number: 30101 Presenter: Samuel A. Blaustein, William F. Dahill, Esq., Raymond Dowd, Esq., Luke McGrath, Esq., Susan Rothwell, Esq., Robert N. Swetnick, Esq., Nicola Tegoni, Esq., Louis E. Teitel, Esq.

Join our panel of legal experts for a report on what businesses and individuals should be doing to protect themselves in a rapidly changing domestic and international environment. Employers and employees face a multitude of challenges calling for prompt action. Small businesses are fighting for survival. Landlords, tenants and construction contracts are in flux. Attorneys are also facing unprecedented issues in insurance, immigration, trusts and estates, and litigation. International business is facing daily disruption. Get a practical view of how to prioritize the legal issues COVID-19 has presented we are facing and get a view of what needs to be done. Questions may be submitted and answered live.

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Ethics-Attorney Client Privilege for In-House Counsel (02/12/2019)

Program Number: 2948 Presenter: Carole Buckner, Esq.

The program will cover important considerations regarding the duty of confidentiality, the attorney client privilege and work product doctrine, from the perspective of the in-house lawyer, including operating in dual roles involving both business and legal advice. We will also touch upon privilege in international communications and differences in privilege and confidentiality between states, and between state and federal jurisdictions. Finally, we will address email practices in light of the above.

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Making Your Client Judgment-Proof: Asset Protection (11/21/2019)

Program Number: 29205 Presenter: Jacob Stein, Esq.

From the underlying substantive law to practical aspects of asset protection, you will learn how to keep your assets from plaintiffs, creditors or an agency of the federal government. We'll review strategies and solutions that all lawyers should be familiar with, including planning with community property, use of domestic and offshore business entities, domestic and foreign trusts, equity strips, private retirement plans and many other. We will look at how to protect assets in a troubled economy from lenders and landlords holding personal guarantees and how to plan after a lawsuit, a default or an accident. The discussion will focus on the various ways to protect common assets, such as houses, bank and brokerage accounts, businesses and professional practices and retirement plans.

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