State of the U.S. Residential Mortgage Market
July 12, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick, Feinstein LLP, and Cerberus Capital Management, LP hosted a private event addressing the state of the residential mortgage market and current opportunities. Attendees gained insights into prevailing economic and market issues affecting the mortgage investment landscape.
Inaugural Marcum MicroCap Conference
June 20, 2012
The Marcum MicroCap conference was designed for investors interested in the micro-cap arena, and is expected to gather over 500 participants, including institutional investors, mutual funds, hedge funds, wealth managers, and family offices. The event featured presentation tracks highlighting the hottest growth sectors as well as panels on subjects highly relevant to small-cap corporate finance.
Chelsea Piers Event
May 16, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted an event at Chelsea Piers for our banking industry clients and friends.
Hedge Fund Association Emerging Manager Perspectives Symposium
April 26, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
There was an informative panel of experienced investors, incubators, and marketers who will discuss what is required for success. These experts offered their perspectives on building an operational and risk management infrastructure, effective marketing and investor relations strategies, dealing with seed and early stage investors, due diligence expectations, and more.
Family Office Outlook 2012 Agenda
April 19, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
On Thursday April 19th Herrick and Ivy Plus hosted a seminar on Trends in Family Offices. This event was oriented towards persons in the Family Office industry working primarily for single family offices, Ultra High Net Worth Individuals as well as multi-family offices.
Family Owned Business Seminar Series: Strategic Planning to Preserve and Maximize Value
April 18, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted a Family Owned Business Seminar Series: Strategic Planning to Preserve and Maximize Value. The panel discussion included strategies that family business owners are using to proactively reduce their risk profile and increase the value of their business. Some of the topics included: succession planning, the process for financing or selling a family business and when an ESOP makes sense.
2012 Proxy Season Trends Webinar
April 3, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
On Wednesday, April 3rd Stephen Fox in collaboration with D.F. King presented a webinar entitled “2012 Proxy Season Trends” addressing the developments in the 2012 Proxy Season.
Building Owners’ and Managers’ Perspective on Energy Infotech
March 13, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted “Building Owners’ and Managers’ Perspective on Energy Infotech,” an event organized by Energy Infotech NYC – a clean energy technology incubator funded by the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA). This event featured perspectives from building owners, managers and other real estate professionals on energy-related information technology offerings and implementations.
iEvening Workshop: Power Workshop & VC Pitching
March 8, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
This powerful iBreakfast/iEvening quarterly meeting of entrepreneurs, VCs and seasoned execs enables start-ups to find their "pivot" point while offering a unique opportunity to raise capital.
Anatomy of Corporate Real Estate Departments: Three End Users Tell All
February 15, 2012 -- CoreNet
Herrick hosted the CoreNet luncheon “Anatomy of Corporate Real Estate Departments: Three End Users Tell All.” A panel of CRE professionals will compare and contrast small, medium and large corporate real estate departments focusing on how end users operate internally. They will discuss similarities/differences in structure including roles for managing procurement, diversity, project management, facilities management, and transaction and outsourcing models.
January 31, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Launching a fund has many challenges. In order to gain some credibility and critical mass, what choices are available to managers looking for Strategic Capital? Would it be more advantageous, easier and ultimately more lucrative to join a platform? Is Seed Capital appropriate? Does it empower a manager or just create a future burden which can affect long term performance. What are the Managed Account Options?
The Trusted Advisors: Insights into the Latest Trends Within the Defined Contribution Industry
January 18, 2012 -- IOMA & BNA
Gary Young spoke at the IOMA and BNA event “The Trusted Advisors: Insights into the Latest Trends within the Defined Contribution Industry” which will discuss the latest trends in the defined contribution industry. Other panelists included: David L. Musto, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Services; Paul W. Denu, Senior Vice President and Defined Contribution Practice Leader, USI Consulting Group; and Russell B. Shinsky, CPA – Partner, Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP.
Turkish Women's International Network Event
January 10, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Asli Karahan-Ay shared with us how economic policies impact not only our everyday lives but the lives of our grandchildren, how western political systems interact with the economic and financial decisions of governments, individuals and institutions, what is at stake, what the choices are, and most importantly, why we should all deeply care.
Hedge Connection's Meet the Manager
December 13, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick, Feinstein LLP in association with Stonegate Capital Partners and Garwood Global Prime Services hosted Hedge Connection’s Meet the Manager, an afternoon of investor networking. A select group of managers presented, pitched, and built relationships with a group of qualified investors, including Family Offices, Fund of Funds, Advisors, Consultants and Wealth Managers.
IvyPlus Family Office Conference
December 1, 2011
Stephen Brodie moderated a panel on art finance, consisting of representatives of two private banks, Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services and Artvest Partners, at an IvyPlus family office conference held at the Boca Raton Resort.
Art Loans: Prominent Issues for Lenders
October 13, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick's International Art Law and Financial Institutions Practice Groups hosted a seminar addressing a variety of issues of interest to lenders when fine art is utilized as collateral.
Energy Infotech NYC’s “Early Stage Investing in Energy Infotech Firms”
October 5, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
This seminar focused on investors’ and entrepreneurs’ expectations, identification of portfolio companies, key elements of a successful raise, as well as key elements of a successful investor-entrepreneur partnership. The panelists included venture and angel investors, as well as perspectives from Herrick partner Richard Morris, who frequently sources and structures investment deals.
Lending in the Sports and Entertainment Industries
September 21, 2011 -- New York State Bar Association
Stephen Brodie moderated a panel discussion at the New York State Bar Association CLE Seminar, “Lending in the Sports and Entertainment Industries.”
Family Office Investing in Private Equity Deals
September 15, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
An increasing number of family offices are investing in private equity deals outside of the traditional LP model. Our panel discussion covered some of the alternatives available for family offices investing in private equity deals, including some of the opportunities and challenges for family offices taking a more direct role in PE investing.
Industry Perspectives: Entering the New Hedge Fund Era
July 27, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Linedata, Abacus Group and ISIS Fund Services
As both private and institutional investors kick the proverbial tires at hedge funds, being investor-ready is more important than ever. The checklist of attributes a hedge fund must have, such as a chief risk officer, appropriate operational infrastructure and risk management, and a demonstrable investment process, comes at a cost of both time and money. Our panel of experts explored what is paramount for your checklist and how you can achieve the right balance in order and meet investor and regulatory demands, while remaining focused on delivering investment results.
June 14, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and iEvening
Herrick hosted an iEvening Entrepreneur Event, which provides start-ups with the opportunity to pitch their business plan to a team of early stage investors.
The Knock Knock That’s No Joke!
May 5, 2011 -- Marcum’s Breakfast Event
Rick Morris and Steve Feldman spoke at Marcum’s breakfast event entitled “The Knock Knock That’s No Joke!” The event focused on how to protect your hedge fund when law enforcement agents or the SEC pay you a visit.
Finding Effective Ways to Market Your Fund
April 6, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and BTIG
Our panel of professionals in the hedge fund world discussed how to effectively raise the profile of funds and how to understand and comply with the legal restrictions on fund marketing.
iEvening Start-Up & Executive Workshop
March 31, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and iBreakfast
Herrick hosted an iEvening Start-Up & Executive Workshop, which provided start-ups with the opportunity to pitch their business plan to a team of early stage investors.
How to Launch a Hedge Fund Conference
March 10, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Concept Capital Holdings, LLC, EisnerAmper LLP and Admiral Administration
This conference proved to be a valuable resource for industry professionals to discuss "How to Launch a Hedge Fund" in the current environment. We discussed an array of important topics including fund formation, regulatory, audit and tax, fund administration, prime brokerage and capital raising.
Current Trends in Debt Financing for Lower Middle Market Private Equity Deals
March 3, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and OpusConnect's NY Private Equity Group
Notwithstanding the capital overhang and an upward trend on valuations for middle market deals, accessing debt capital for lower middle market deals remains challenging. A panel of capital sources discussed some of the debt financing options available to fund lower middle market private equity deals and the current trends affecting the market, including leverage ratios and other deal terms. Our panel provided a perspective on what debt capital sources focus on and how a sponsor can best position a deal for a diversified capital base.
The New Incubators
February 23, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and iBreakfast
There is a new kind of Incubator rising up in the entrepreneurial community. Lower cost, more activist and highly connected to the business community. Is this good or bad and how is it affecting the world of entrepreneurship and investing? Most of all - how can you tap into this growing movement?
Real Estate Seminar
January 13, 2011 -- KPMG LLP
Rick Morris spoke at a KPMG seminar on developments in the regulation of the financial services industry, including provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that address investment adviser registration, that may have broad implications for the real estate investment management industry.
Startup Best Practices Series: Demystifying Compensation Arrangements
December 15, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Citrin Cooperman and StartupDigest
Our panel of leading startup company advisors walked through the major decision points encountered by startup companies that affect the value and economic efficiency of their compensation arrangements.
Key Issues in Venture Capital Financing
November 16, 2010
Richard Morris spoke to New York County Lawyers' Association's (NYCLA) Corporations Law Committee on the Key Issues in Venture Capital Financing.
Fundless Sponsor Series: Building Successful Partnerships With Private Equity Funds
November 11, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and Sentinel Capital Partners
Herrick, in conjunction with Sentinel Capital Partners, hosted a panel discussion to discuss managing relationships with private equity funds. A wine tasting provided by B Cellars, a Napa Valley wine and portfolio company of Consumer Growth Partners, followed the panel.
Protecting Your Institution Post-Galleon: Current Insider Trading Issues
September 21, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Our distinguished panel of experts and Herrick attorneys discussed the current challenges facing the financial industry, recent developments in the insider trading laws, and the steps attendees need to take to protect themselves and their institutions.
Private Equity Professionals Reception
June 23, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick’s Private Equity Group hosted a summer cocktail reception, featuring a report by Anthony Wilkens of JPMorgan Chase on the state of lending into middle market private equity deals and a single malt Scotch tasting courtesy of Skyy Spirits.
Investment Forum for the Mobile & Smart Phone Economy
June 2, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and StartupAlpha
This seminar discussed the investment, technology and marketing opportunities and risks presented by new consumer uses of current and emerging mobile and smart phone platforms and applications.
Hedge Fund Formation 101
May 26, 2010 -- Infovest
Irwin Latner spoke at an infovest seminar entitled "Hedge Fund Formation 101" at the Cornell Club.
Tips for Successfully Launching a Hedge Fund
May 25, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Eze Castle Integration, Gemini Fund Services, LLC and Merlin Securities
There are several key criteria firms should consider when launching a fund - everything from real estate and operational infrastructure to regulations, administration, and technology. This event was designed to ensure that your hedge fund starts out on the right foot.
Art as Collateral: Overcoming Special Challenges for Lenders
May 25, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Lending against art collateral, whether a personal collection or a dealer's inventory, presents special credit risks. Our panel discussed the due diligence and documentation issues one needs to master to succeed in the art lending world.
May 4, 2010 -- iBreakfast
Herrick hosted an iBreakfast Job Generation event for start-up companies and executives.
Fund Manager Capital Raise and Compliance
March 23, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and IVY Plus
Herrick, in conjunction with IVY Plus, hosted a marketing training and "cram" session for startup and emerging funds.
Shifting Tactics and Strategies for Lenders in Workouts
March 3, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Recent events have changed the commercial loan workout environment, so we prepared this new program for those active in the distressed credit arena. Our distinguished panel of financial experts and Herrick attorneys shared their "hands on" experience on how these events have affected the tactics and strategies lenders should be thinking about moving forward. The program included an interactive Q&A session. Traditional and non-traditional lenders, loan servicers, acquirers of distressed debt, financial advisors and turnaround consultants were encouraged to join us.
New Media Round Table Discussion
March 3, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and Punch Media Group
Herrick and Punch Media Group hosted a new media round table discussion.
Challenges in Going Mobile
February 24, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and The International Association of Entertainment Lawyers
We have entered a period of explosive demand for mobile distributed content and mobile functionality. At this seminar, industry leaders provided their insight on the challenges facing players in the mobile application space and predictions on where mobile is headed.
Commercial Loan Workouts: An Update from the Front Lines
October 29, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Due to the overwhelming response for our September commercial loan workouts seminar, Herrick hosted this seminar again. Our panel of experts addressed the troubled loan, and the cutting-edge workout and restructuring issues that have arisen in 2009. The program included an interactive Q&A session to address any concerns attendees may have. Traditional and non-traditional lenders, loan servicers, acquirers of distressed debt, financial advisors and turnaround consultants were encouraged
to join us to gain strategic insights regarding recent trends.
Your First Lien Is Breaking!
September 22, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Your borrower is in default, but at least you hold a perfected first priority lien in its assets. What could go wrong with that? Plenty. Four recent high–profile bankruptcy cases are gutting the integrity of secured lenders’ first lien positions. Herrick is directly involved in three of these cases. Our panel of experts presented an interactive Q&A on how debtors are chipping away at the sanctity of the first lien, and what you can do to protect yourself.
The Third Annual Securitization Symposium
September 17, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Our distinguished panel of financial and legal experts, including representatives of Morgan Stanley & Co., Incorporated, Ambac Assurance Corporation and Herrick, Feinstein LLP, assessed the current securitization markets, their problems, the remedial measures under implementation and proposed regulatory reform.
Commercial Loan Workouts: An Update from the Front Lines
September 15, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Our panel of experts addressed the troubled loan, and the cutting-edge workout and restructuring issues that have arisen in 2009. The program included an interactive Q&A session to address any concerns attendees may of had. Traditional and non-traditional lenders, loan servicers, acquirers of distressed debt, financial advisors and turnaround consultants were encouraged to join us to gain strategic insights regarding recent trends.
Your First Lien Is Breaking!
June 24, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Your borrower is in default, but at least you hold a perfected first priority lien in its assets. What could go wrong with that? Plenty. Four recent high-profile bankruptcy cases are gutting the integrity of secured lenders' first lien positions and Herrick is directly involved in three of these cases. Our panel of experts presented an interactive Q&A on how debtors are chipping away at the sanctity of the first lien, and what you can do to protect yourself.
Life Settlement Awareness Month
June 11, 2009 -- Life Settlement Solutions, Inc.
Jule Rousseau was a panelist in a web-based educational program for professionals in the life settlement industry entitled "Investors Only – Part 1." The panel is one of a three-part series during Life Settlement Solutions, Inc.’s fourth annual Life Settlement Awareness Month (LSAM).
Representing the Individual
May 8, 2009 -- American Bar Association
David Rosenfield spoke on a panel at the first "Annual National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel" in Washington, D.C. on representing the individual in an internal investigation.
How to Design Equity Compensation Plans
December 2, 2008 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick attorneys Gary Young and Fred Green were panelists for the seminar entitled "How to Design Equity Compensation Plans."
The Israeli Economy and Business Opportunities
October 30, 2008 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and Shai Preminger, CEO of Gaon Holdings
Moshe Gaon, Chairman of Gaon Holdings, gave an overview of the current Israeli economy and opportunities for the future.
Second Annual Structured Credit Symposium
September 10, 2008 -- hosted by Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted its Second Annual Structured Credit Symposium entitled "Picking Up the Pieces: Loss Remediation in the Wake of the Sub Prime Blowout."
Launching a Hedge Fund
February 7, 2008 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and HedgeCap
Herrick co-sponsored, with HedgeCap, a conference entitled "Launching a Hedge Fund," held at the Princeton Club.
October 18-20, 2007 -- TAGLaw
Pat Sweeney co-chaired a meeting of the investment management specialty group at the 2007 TAGLaw Fall Conference in Chicago.
Hedge Fund Regulation and Compliance Conference
June 21, 2007 -- Financial Research Associates
Irwin Latner spoke on this panel which addressed hedge fund registration versus de-registration: implications, complications and requirements.
Indemnification Breakfast Seminar
May 10, 2007 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Jamison Group, and Sloan Securities
Herrick co-hosted a breakfast seminar with Jamison Group and Sloan Securities on hedge fund indemnification agreements. Panelists included Dan Etna, Irwin Latner and representatives from Jamison Group and AIG.
Life Insurance Premium Financing
March 15, 2007 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick sponsored a breakfast seminar on Life Insurance Premium Financing and Life Settlement Market Discussion of Current Issues and Developments. Elliott Kroll spoke and Irwin Latner moderated this event.