September 16, 2011
CLE Trifecta at the Columbus Bar
The race will be on with three CLE programs on October 12. Three seminars run nose to nose so participants can attend all three classes and earn 7 CLE credit hours while being entertained, informed and inspired.
First to come charging out of the gate at 9:00am will be Stuart Teicher with his presentation on “Threats of 21st Century Lawyering.” This 2.5 hour program will provide 1.0 hour each of ethics and professionalism and .5 hour substance abuse. Mr. Teicher will address the growing presence of social media in the legal landscape and the ethical and professional developments of what he coins “technethics.” He will share critical ethics opinions from across the country, professionalism-style dangers and various aspects of substance abuse.
A nationally known speaker, Stuart Teicher has been a practicing attorney for 15 years and focuses on advising lawyers and law firms about ethics issues as well as defending lawyers who face ethics grievances or other disciplinary matters. He is a mediator on the roster of Civil Mediators and Foreclosure Mediators for the Superior Court of New Jersey. Mr. Teicher has received governmental appointments including as Municipal Prosecutor, Public Defender, Guardianship Counsel and Lead Condemnation Commissioner. He was also appointed to the District VIII Ethics Committee by the New Jersey Supreme Court, currently serving a four-year term.
by Kelvin Lawrence, Co-chair, Business Tax Committee
The CBA Business Tax Committee’s 2012 Taxing Matters Series continues with an October 12 presentation on Small Business Tax Planning with Employee Benefits Plans from 12:15 – 1:15.
This presentation will be offered by Francis Kovacs-Colon, Kovacs-Colon & Associates; Bert Nester, Advisors Pension Services; and Frank Yankovich, Yankovich Adelman Johnson Stevenson. The seminar will address how to structure transactions for business owners to use their company’s qualified plan assets for private placement investments, including real estate investments and the acquisition of operating companies. Some areas of detailed coverage will include: the key business profiles for and objectives of this type of planning; transaction structure; prohibited transactions; qualified plan accounts eligible for these transactions; application of new Department of Labor ERISA § 408(b)(2) regulations and compliance requirements for operating companies which are acquired using plan assets.
As a part of the Taxing Matters Series, attorney attendees who register are eligible for 1.0 hour of CLE credit, and members of the Business Tax Committee may audit this presentation. Registration fees are: Members $35 prepaid/$40 day-of; non-members $50 prepaid/$55 day-of; and non-attorneys $25 prepaid/$30 day-of. This seminar is CLE Easy Pass eligible, and box lunches are available for sale with lunch running from 11:30am to 12:10pm. Register for the October 12 program online at www.cbalaw.org/cle or call 614/221.4112.
Bringing up the rear to give the October 12 CLE race an inspiring finish from 1:30pm - 4:45pm will be the 3.0 CLE hour program, “Being Awesome,” organized by Attorney Matt Crumpton. This program features three panels of accomplished litigators, transactional lawyers, and judges. Each panel will discuss general practice tips, explain what traits they believe make an awesome attorney, and offer advice to young attorneys about how to go from wanting to be a skilled attorney to actually being one. The litigator panel will include Kathleen Trafford, Porter Wright Morris and Arthur; Drew Campbell, Bricker & Eckler and James E. Arnold, James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA. Members of the transactional lawyers panel will be Robert Tannous, Porter Wright Morris and Arthur; David Gillespie, The Gillespie Law Group; and Thomas Washbush, Benesch. The judicial panel will include Judge John P. Bessey, Franklin County Common Pleas Court and Judge William A. Klatt, Tenth District Court of Appeals.