BL01

Antitrust Basics: What Every Litigator, Transactional Attorney, and General Practitioner Needs to Know

June 15, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

The Business Law Track

Presented by the Antitrust & Trade Regulation Section 

About the Program

The session will address a number of common antitrust issues that are sometimes overlooked, particularly by attorneys who do not regularly practice antitrust law. 

You Will Learn

  • Important distinctions between federal and state antitrust law, including traps for the unwary 
  • Recent developments in the areas of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, including the potential risk of criminal exposure, with an overview of ethical issues
  • What types of information may not be shared by competitors prior to consummation of a merger, acquisition, or joint venture, with an overview of ethical issues 
  • Under what circumstances attorneys may run the risk of antitrust exposure, with an overview of ethical issues 

Who Should Attend

Every attorney, whether a seasoned practitioner or a young lawyer just beginning his/her practice. 

CLE Credit

2.0 CT (1.5 General; 0.5 Ethics); 2.0 NY (1.5 AOP; 0.5 Ethics) 

Speakers

Peter Barile Peter A. Barile III
Lowey Dannenberg PC, White Plains, NY

Bob Langer Robert M. Langer
Wiggin and Dana LLP, Hartford




BL02

Cut the Valuation Knot

June 16, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

The Business Law Track 

Presented by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section 

About the Program

Valuations lie at the heart of many disputes—the family business that makes up the bulk of an estate's or divorcing couple's assets, the respective shares in a company's buy-sell agreement, the value of a lost business or development in commercial litigation or bankruptcy. If the parties can settle on a value for those assets, the resolution of the rest of the dispute falls into place or, worst case, the litigation can focus on liability, making it less complicated. This session will explore how to reach that agreement.  

You Will Learn

  • How to work through any mediation in reaching small agreements that have a large impact in resolving a dispute
  • How to negotiate, with the assistance of a mediator and experts, seemingly large differences in asset valuations in business
  • How resolution of valuation can help settle estate, family, and commercial disputes
  • How to effectively use experts in settling business disputes 

Who Should Attend

Because asset valuations arise in so many contexts, the session will be useful to neutrals, divorce counsel, commercial and trusts/estates litigators, business lawyers involved with closely held businesses, and restructuring lawyers.

CLE Credit

2.0 CT (General)

Speakers

Andrew Bostian Andrew Bostian
CliftonLarsonAllen, Boston, MA

Elizabeth Ciccone Elizabeth Ciccone
Marcum LLP, New Haven

chris kriesen Christopher P. Kriesen
Kalon Law Firm LLC, Hartford




Sponsors

BL03

Connecticut Tax Update

June 17, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

The Business Law Track

Presented by the Tax Section 

About the Program

Robert Day and Louis Schatz will provide an update on the recent Connecticut tax law changes, including the proposed employer payroll tax, changes to the pass-through entity tax, and the 2020 special rule impacting Connecticut residents that normally work outside of the state. 

You Will Learn

  • How to spot issues related to recent Connecticut tax law changes
  • How to assist clients in complying with law changes as well as with tax planning concerning those law changes 

Who Should Attend

Any Connecticut attorneys practicing tax law. 

CLE Credit

1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP)

Speakers

Day Robert Robert L. Day III
Law by Day PLLC, Hartford

louis schatz Louis B. Schatz
Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Hartford




Other Business Sessions at the CLC

RP02 The End of the Transfer Act: Is It Too Good to be True?

June 15, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

The Real Property/Environmental Law Track 

Presented by the Environmental Law Section 

About the Program

The session will include a discussion of the status of the Transfer Act, what it covers, and the current exemptions. The session will also discuss recent changes to environmental regulations relating to clean-ups in Connecticut, as well as the recently passed P.A. 20-09 sunsetting the Transfer Act upon the adoption of new Release Based Program regulations. The panelists will discuss practical ways of handling real estate and business transactions during this transition time. 

You Will Learn

  • The current status of the Transfer Act law, including recent revisions and how P.A. 20-09 outlines eventual sunsetting of the Act 
  • The most up-to-date status of environmental laws and regulations affecting site remediations that recently went into effect 
  • Practical information on how to handle deals during this transition period 

Who Should Attend

Anyone who practices any area of commercial real estate law, business transactions, or has an interest in the Transfer Act or the new release-based regulations. 

CLE Credit

2.0 CT (General); 2.0 NY (AOP) 

Speakers

Ann Catino Ann M. Catino
Halloran Sage, Hartford

Samuel Haydock Samuel R. Haydock
BL Companies, Meriden

Nancy Mendel Nancy K. Mendel
Winnick Ruben Hoffnung Peabody & Mendel LLC, New Haven

Moderator

Elizabeth Fortino Elizabeth R. Fortino
Winnick Ruben Hoffnung Peabody & Mendel LLC, New Haven




CL01 Commercial Law and Bankruptcy: The Year in Review

June 15, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

The Updates in Case Law Track 

Presented by the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section

About the Program

Three experienced practitioners will address recent case law in commercial litigation, consumer bankruptcy, and business bankruptcy. 

You Will Learn

  • A primer on case law development in commercial litigation, consumer bankruptcy, and business bankruptcy 

Who Should Attend

Practitioners in commercial law and bankruptcy in all stages of their careers should attend. Recent cases may also touch on issues involving real property, family law, misrepresentation, and fraudulent transfers. 

CLE Credit

2.0 CT (General); 2.0 NY (AOP) 

Speakers

John Cesaroni John L. Cesaroni
Zeisler & Zeisler PC, Bridgeport

Andrew DePeau Andrew A. DePeau
Robinson+Cole, Hartford

Paige_Vaillancourt Paige M. Vaillancourt
Rescia Law PC, Enfield

Moderator

Roberta Napolitano Roberta Napolitano
Chapter 13 Standing Trustee, Hartford