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Ghosts of the Past: Nazi-Looted Art and Its Legacies
February 19-21, 2015
Lawrence Kaye will lecture at Columbia University’s Conference “Ghosts of the Past: Nazi-Looted Art and Its Legacies”. The conference will be held at Columbia’s Deutsches Haus and will open with a keynote lecture at the Jewish Museum in New York on the evening of February 19th. The conference will bring together an international group of historians interested in Nazi cultural politics, art historians, and scholars working within the field of provenance research and the history of German art dealers as well as members of the German Task Force of Provenance Research, New York museum curators, and journalists.
Bisnow’s 5th Annual NYC Hotel Investment and Development Summit
February 20, 2015
Paul Shapses will moderate the 5th Annual NYC Hotel Investment and Development Summit at The Roosevelt Hotel on Friday, February 20, 2015. The event will explore how the hospitality industry is changing and adapting in a climate of increased competition and panelists will discuss various current topics affecting the NYC hotel community.
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GMA Litigation Conference 2015
February 24-26, 2015 -- Grocery Manufacturers Association
Ron Levine will be a speaker at the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s annual Litigation Conference, a gathering for food, beverage, and consumer packaged goods industry legal professionals. Ron’s program, entitled “Can We Work Together - Or Not?,” will address the joint defense privilege and the potential ethical, and practical concerns companies confront when they work together in defending similar claims.
Art: More than an Asset Class
March 5, 2015
Stephen Brodie will speak on a panel related to risks associated with transactions in art at the 8th Art & Finance Conference at the Armory Show Media Tent during the VIP Opening day at Pier 94. The theme of this year’s conference will be “Art: More than an Asset Class”. Bonnie Magness Gardner, Director of the FBI Art Crime Division, and John Leonard, Deloitte Head of Business Intelligence will also be on the panel.
GAF Wealth Builder/Partners in Growth Conference
March 31, 2015
Ron Levine will be presenting a program entitled “Defending Your Company’s Name in the World of Twitter” at GAF’s Wealth Builder/Partners in Growth Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Howard Spiegler is a frequent guest lecturer and has lectured at Sotheby's Institute of Art, Christie's Education, New York University, Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, University of Connecticut School of Law, Cardozo Law School, DePaul University College of Law, and Yale Law School, among others.
The FDA’s Food Safety Program - Failure to Comply is Not an Option
November 2014 - Present
As part of Herrick’s ongoing efforts to assist food and beverage companies in identifying potential threats at the earliest stage, this presentation addresses critical issues and recent developments related to the FDA’s food safety program. Prepared by David Rosenfield, a former federal prosecutor with extensive experience dealing with federal agencies, including the FDA, the presentation offers innovative solutions and strategies for making sure your company is prepared.
Secured Transactions: Art as Collateral panel
January 31, 2015
Lawrence Kaye will be a participant on the “Secured Transactions: Art as Collateral panel” at The Practice of Law in the International Art World Conference in Los Angeles. The two-day conference is sponsored by Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
Art Insurance Methodology: Practical Concerns for Personal Property Appraisers
January 29, 2015
What do insurance companies want to see in an appraisal? How do insurance policies work? Do USPAP compliant appraisals facilitate the resolution of insurance claims? Join us at Herrick, Feinstein LLP as a distinguished panel of experts discuss these questions and clarify the complexities of insurance language and terminology. Title insurance and the role of the various professionals within an insurance company, including agents, brokers and underwriters, will also be examined.
Mastering Internal Investigations & Corporate Compliance
January 7, 2015 -- The Rossdale Group
David Rosenfield was a panelist on a CLE webinar sponsored by The Rossdale Group and entitled “Mastering Internal Investigations & Corporate Compliance.” The webinar discussed ethical and practical considerations involved in corporate internal investigations, including the issue of waiver of the attorney-client privilege.
Herrick’s Snow Bucket Challenge Raises Money for Charity
December 10, 2014
This year, all of us at Herrick banded together to support a charitable initiative we created, called the Snow Bucket Challenge. Twenty-two of our partners and directors graciously volunteered to have buckets of snow dumped on their heads for charity. Whoever bid the most on their auction, got to do the dumping. We had a blizzard of fun raising money for a wide variety of charities close to our hearts.
Who Owns the Past? Cultural Property Repatriation and where we Are today
December 9, 2014
Lawrence Kaye hosted the Q&A session for the presentation “Who Owns the Past? Cultural Property Repatriation and where we Are today”, which was presented at The Museum of Jewish Heritage and hosted by the Federal Bar Council Inn of Court. This presentation examined the history, legal framework and ethical issues surrounding repatriating ancient art and other cultural property, focusing on the Sevso Treasure, the Lydian Hoard, and treasures from Cambodia and Machu Picchu.
Mortgage Observer’s Top 25 Under 35
December 4, 2014
On December 4th, Belinda Schwartz will moderate the Mortgage Observer’s Top 25 Under 35 event hosted by Herrick, Feinstein LLP. The event will honor enterprising commercial mortgage brokers and lenders on the rise.
Miami Art Basel
December 3, 2014
Stephen Brodie and Mari-Claudia Jiménez spoke on a panel hosted by the Royal Bank of Canada at the Raleigh Hotel during Art Basel Miami Beach. Steve spoke about using art as collateral for a loan and Mari-Claudia spoke about the potential perils of buying art at an art fair.
What's the Catch? Minor League Baseball Team Acquisition and Financing
November 20, 2014
Minor League Baseball is undergoing significant changes resulting in ever-escalating team purchase prices and valuations. What are the catalysts driving this change and what is the outlook for 2015? Herrick held an informative panel discussion on Minor League Baseball team acquisition and financing.
Nazi-Looted Art: Unfinished Business
November 20, 2014 -- Tampa, Florida
Howard N. Spiegler will be speaking at the Congregation Schaarai Zedek on the history of efforts to recover stolen artwork and other cultural property on behalf of the heirs of Holocaust victims. He will also discuss his significant work on leading cases in this area.
Bisnow’s State of Brooklyn
November 18, 2014
Mitch Korbey will moderate the 2014 State of Brooklyn Bisnow event at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. The event will cover the diverse growth taking place in Brooklyn and panelists will evaluate the success of Brooklyn development across asset classes and neighborhoods and will discuss the future of New York's largest borough.
2nd Annual Public Private Partnerships in Turkey and the Black Sea Conference
November 12-13, 2014 -- Istanbul, Turkey
Barbaros M. Karaahmet will be speaking on a panel focused on foreign investment in Turkey and the Black Sea region. The panelists will discuss ways to identify and maximize the potential of investment opportunities, and offer strategies for attracting foreign investors while maintaining Turkey’s Vision 2023 plan for economic growth and development.
Harvard Law Food Law Society
November 12, 2014 -- Harvard Law School
Herrick partner Ron Levine addressed the latest developments in food litigation before an audience of Harvard Law School students and professors. Ron was joined by Faith Greenfield, Vice President-Legal for Campbell Soup Company, and Don Barrett, a plaintiffs' attorney from Mississippi, who is counsel in a number of consumer fraud class actions against food manufacturers.
Exploring Opportunities in Increasing Turkish - US Bilateral Food and Agricultural Trade
November 4, 2014 -- Istanbul, Turkey
Barbaros M. Karaahmet will join a distinguished panel of speakers to discuss legal issues facing importers and exporters of food and agricultural products in Turkey and the United States. A wide range of topics will be discussed, including FDA regulations, logistics and related import and export processes and regulations. The program will be held at Acibadem University in Istanbul.
Union Internationale des Avocats Conference
October 31, 2014 -- Florence, Italy
Mari-Claudia Jimenez was a speaker at the Union Internationale des Avocats Conference in Florence, Italy. She was a speaker on the “Protecting Creativity in Art, Fashion and Design” panel where she addressed the recovery of lost and stolen cultural property.
Union Internationale des Avocats Conference
October 30, 2014 -- Florence, Italy
Stephen Brodie was a speaker on the, “Eligible Assets for Investment: the Constant Development of Investment Schemes” panel at the Union Internationale des Avocats Conference in Florence, Italy. He spoke on the subject of title risk and art investment funds.
Union Internationale des Avocats Conference
October 30, 2014 -- Florence, Italy
Howard Spiegler presented “Protecting Creativity: The Law of Art, Fashion and Design” at the Union Internationale des Avocats Conference in Florence, Italy.
Getting Into the Art Market?
October 28, 2014
Herrick hosted a panel discussion on the practicalities that collectors should consider before getting into the art market.
American Council on Germany
October 16, 2014
We will host award winning film director Volker Schloendorff as he discusses politics, culture and data privacy. His new movie Diplomacy is opening October 15th at the NY Film Festival. The movie takes place in Paris and centers around a Nazi officer who is charged with destroying the city, overseeing the plundering of the arts and killing as many people as possible and a Swedish diplomat is on a mission to dissuade him.
Art Appraisers Association: De-Mystifying The Appraisal Foundation
Thursday, October 9, 2014
What is The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) and why is it important? Who makes up TAF and why is the appraisers association a sponsoring member of the TAF? How do the rules and regulations of TAF (USPAP) impact appraisal practices? What is the impact of USPAP on appraisals submitted to the Internal Revenue Service? Herrick will host the Art Appraisers Association for a panel that will address these important questions and many more.
Protecting Your Company in the World of Twitter
October 15, 2014 -- Interactive Advertising Bureau
Barry Werbin presented a CLE webinar organized by the Interactive Advertising Bureau Legal Affairs Council entitled “Protecting Your Company in the World of Twitter” that focused on company brand and reputational protection in social media.
Twelve Cases from the Past Year Every Real Estate Lawyer Should Know
October 8, 2014 -- New York County Lawyers' Association
Scott Mollen was a panelist at a CLE event held by the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) that considered the twelve most important real estate cases of 2014. The program was sponsored by the NYCLA’s Real Property Section and was comprised of a panel of distinguished speakers that discussed the case holdings, the implications of the decisions and their views on the law.
Rewriting History - The Recovery of Nazi Looted Art
October 7, 2014
Howard Spiegler will be speaking at an event entitled: Rewriting History - The Recovery of Nazi Looted Art at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills, Detroit on October 7, 2014. Howard was invited by the Honorable Walter Shapero, who sits on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Michigan, and is a leader of Temple Beth El, where the event will take place. One lecture is given each year at the Temple by prominent experts in various fields in which the community is interested.
The 411 on Foreign Investors
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Herrick will host "The 411 on Foreign Investors" at our Newark Office and discuss exciting deals with foreign investors along with some tips and insight into dealing with international investors.
Central New Jersey Compliance Group Meeting
October 14, 2014
Herrick Partners Richard M. Morris and Steven D. Feldman will speak at the Central New Jersey Compliance Group Meeting regarding effective responses to revised capital requirements, know your customer (KYC) regulations that will protect your bank, and tips on complying with government investigations.
September 30, 2014
On September 30, Herrick hosted NYC FinTech, an event that brought together financial technology entrepreneurs that presented their business strategies and provided interesting prospects to attendees for investment and collaboration. Herrick counsel Joel Wagman, gave opening remarks and introduced the keynote speaker, Amir Orad, a recognized leader in data and cyber security, and guest presenters Justin Zhen, Co-founder of Thinknum, a platform company for financial analysts, Steve Alexander, CEO of Sensery, a wealth management platform and Raul Moreno, CEO and Co-founder of iBillionaire, a platform that provides access to data on billionaire investment portfolios.
What is the ART Act?
September 23, 2014
Herrick was pleased to sponsor an evening devoted to an examination of the American Royalties Too (“ART”) Act and issues arising from it. The proposed legislation would provide resale royalties to visual artists. Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the author of the Act and ranking Democratic Member of the House Intellectual Properties Subcommittee, explained its features and answer questions from the audience.
Newark Regional Business Partnership - “Cyber Smart” Your Business
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Corporate partner, Glenn Stein, will participate in a panel discussion on preventing cyber-crime in businesses in a seminar hosted by Newark Regional Business Partnership. Topics to be addressed include effective risk management practices and tools, security risks with outsourced and cloud providers, mitigating the risk of being hacked, creating a cost effective security assessment process and how to protect confidential information.
8th Annual Capital Markets Symposium
September 17, 2014
Herrick Partners and a distinguished panel of financial experts from J.P. Morgan Chase, Carl Marks and Kimberlite Advisors assessed the current developments in U.S. and international bank regulation. This complimentary program focused on the enhanced capital requirements and increased bank regulatory vigilance in the financial and securities markets.
ACI Food & Beverage Marketing and Advertising Conference
July 30, 2014
Ron Levine was a speaker at American Conference Institute’s Food & Beverage Marketing and Advertising Conference in Chicago. Ron spoke on a panel entitled “FTC v. POM - Dissecting the Legal Issues of this Landmark Case.”
Nuts & Bolts of Chancery Practice
July 16, 2014 -- Essex County Bar Association
Jaimee Katz Sussner was a speaker and moderator on a panel for a continuing legal education seminar entitled the “Nuts & Bolts of Chancery Practice,” sponsored by the Essex County Bar Association and presented at the New Jersey Superior Court Wilentz Justice Complex in Newark, NJ.
Turk of America's New York International Food Conference
June 30, 2014
On June 30, Herrick is hosting Turk of America’s New York International Food Conference, which is being held in conjunction with the Fancy Food Show 2014. We are pleased to invite friends of the firm to come network with international food buyers, wholesalers, manufacturers, distributors, importers, exporters and sourcing agents. A panel discussion will cover ethnic food market strategies, FDA import regulations, food branding issues and U.S. and Turkish food industry challenges and opportunities.
Alternative Assets - Trans-Atlantic Opportunities
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Herrick Feinstein’s Investment Funds Group is hosting a panel discussion and book signing with Matthew Hudson, author of Funds: Private Equity, Hedge and All Core Structures and founder of MJ Hudson, a London law firm focused on alternative assets.
Family Office Organization and Current Trends and Issues in Alternative Asset Investing
June 19, 2014
Herrick, Feinstein LLP and Landmark Angels invite you to an educational and networking event for Family Offices and other HNW investors. Join us and learn about the best organizational approaches for Family Offices and perspectives on current market opportunities. At this seminar you will have a unique opportunity to further develop your network and build your investment syndicates.
Grant Thornton - Emerging Trends and Best Practices Affecting Hedge Funds
June 17, 2014
Corporate partner, Irwin Latner, will participate in a panel discussion on current challenges in the hedge fund industry in a seminar hosted by Grant Thornton. Topics to be addressed include the global regulatory outlook, current issues facing emerging managers, structuring hedge fund employee compensation agreements, allocating expenses shared by the fund and by management, and shadow fund administration considerations, among others. For more information about the seminar and to register, contact Kristen Buckley at 212.624.5433 or via email at email@example.com.
In the Crosshairs: The Department of Justice and the SEC Focus on Insider Trading
June 12, 2014 -- The New York Society of Security Analysts
Howard Elisofon and Steve Feldman spoke at a seminar hosted by the New York Society of Security Analysts on June 12, 2014. The program examined the federal government’s ongoing campaign against insider trading and securities fraud, and the risks presented to securities industry professionals.
Current Trends & Issues in Business Litigation
June 12, 2014 -- New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Jaimee Katz Sussner was a speaker at The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Business Litigation Roundtable, “Current Trends & Issues in Business Litigation.” Jaimee’s program focused on commercial lending and mortgage foreclosure litigation. The roundtable was held on June 12, 2014 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ.
ABA Food & Supplements Workshop
June 5, 2014
Ronald Levine spoke at this year's ABA Food & Supplements Workshop. The conference was held at Cargill world headquarters, just outside of Minneapolis, on June 5th.
The Art of Real Estate
Monday, June 2, 2014
Herrick brought together leaders in the art and real estate industries
for an evening of cocktails, conversation and collaboration
celebrating the two most influential creative forces in New York.
May 28th, 2014
Frank Lord will participate in a panel hosted by Christie's, called "Artful Planning". Sponsored for the luncheon is kaiser_partner. The panel of experts will address current trends and strategies for handling art in trusts and estates for U.S. and international clients.
Enforcing Publicity Rights in Social Media
May 21, 2014 -- EASL's Spring Meeting
Barry Werbin moderated a CLE panel on Enforcing Publicity Rights in Social Media at the Spring Meeting of the New York State Bar Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section hosted by Herrick Feinstein on May 21, 2014.
Recovery of Art Confiscated during Nazi Era
Charles A. Goldstein will address the 21st century process of recovery and restitution of art, which was confiscated by the Third Reich. This important talk will be given Tuesday, May 20th at Temple Israel of Great Neck, at 8:15 pm. For more information click HERE.
Visual Art and Theater Law Essentials
May 20, 2014
This Bootcamp will cover industry-specific legal and business issues in the areas of visual arts and theater, including intellectual property and contract considerations. Frank Lord and Michelle Bergeron Spell will be speakers at the event at Herrick, Feinstein's offices. This class is for visual artists, writers, producers, musicians and attorneys practicing in these areas.
Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany 1937
May 14, 2014
This panel presentation will take place in the main gallery where the world famous Gustav Klimt: "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer" is exhibited. Described by art critics as a modern "Mona Lisa", this painting's history will act as a key to unlock a greater understanding of the enormity of the Nazi theft. Lawrence M. Kaye will be a speaker on this panel along with Sharon Flescher who is the Executive Director of the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR).
Advanced Issues in Appraising
May 12, 2014
Louis Tuchman will be a panelist at the Advanced Issues in Appraising series at Herrick, Feinstein LLP. Panelists will provide a comprehensive presentation on several of the more complicated situations that appraisers face, such as appraising without obvious comparables, extrapolating between Fair Market Value and Retail Replacement Value and blockage. For more information on the program, click HERE.
Defensible Deletion of SAP Data
May 8, 2014 -- Jordan Lawrence and SAP
Ron Levine was a panalist at a workshop held at SAP's Newton Square, PA headquarters. Ron joined other Legal and IT professionals to discuss how to decommission old systems or prune active SAP data, while maintaining the ability to respond to government investigations, audits or litigations.
National Council for Behavioral Health
May 5, 2014 -- 2014 National Conference
Herrick partner Mark Wiechnik spoke at the 2014 Conference of the National Council for Behavioral Health in Washington D.C., which included keynote speaker, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Mark was part of a panel of board members, chief executive and chief financial officers of national non-profit organizations, all of whom discussed a range of issues that can arise when considering a potential merger. Mark, who recently advised on the merger of the Lester A. Drenk Center for Behavioral Health and the Union Association of the Children’s Home of Burlington County, offered the board member’s perspective on the merger process.
Aereo: In the Wake of the Supreme Court Argument
May 1, 2014 -- The Copyright Society of the USA - NY Chapter Luncheon
Barry Werbin moderated a panel on ABC Television Stations v. Aereo, the much anticipated case argued before the US Supreme Court in May which could determine not only the future of digital streaming of station signals but of network television itself. The discussion took place at the Copyright Society of the USA’s NY Chapter Luncheon on May 1, 2014.
Establishing and Managing In-House Investigations and Compliance Functions
April 23, 2014 -- American Bar Association
David Rosenfield was on a panel entitled “Establishing and Managing In-House Investigations and Compliance Functions” at the ABA’s Sixth Annual National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel, held in Washington, D.C.
Strategic Considerations and Practical Tips for Enforcing Trademarks on Social Media
April 23, 2014 -- International Trademark Association (INTA)
Barry Werbin spoke on a webinar panel, “Strategic Considerations and Practical Tips for Enforcing Trademarks on Social Media,” sponsored by the International Trademark Association (INTA). Barry’s program focused on “Considerations - Whether to act when potential social media infringement is identified?” A Q&A portion of the 90-minute webinar allowed participants to ask questions and share their experiences.
Recovery of Art Confiscated during Nazi Era
May 20, 2014
Charles A. Goldstein will address the 21st century process of recovery and restitution of art, which was confiscated by the Third Reich. This important talk will be given Tuesday, May 20th at Temple Israel of Great Neck, at 8:15 pm. For more information click HERE.
The Inaugural New York M&A/Private Equity Forum
April 10, 2014 -- Thomson Reuters Legal Insights & Analytics
Corporate partner Barbaros M. Karaahmet and co-panelists Said Armutcuoglu, Managing Partner, Loeb Partners; and Euan Rellie, Senior Managing Director, Business Development Asia LLC address the challenges and strategies in executing cross-border transactions. Moderator Richard Thomas, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP.
Strategic Corporate Communication Leadership Summit
April 10 - 11, 2014 -- International Association of Business Communicators
Ron Levine participated in a Socratic Dialogue on crisis problem-solving at the International Association of Business Communicators’ Strategic Corporate Communication Leadership Summit, held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Ron’s panel, entitled “Digital Assassination: Protecting Your Reputation, Brand or Business Against Online Attacks,” took place on April 10, 2014.
Emerging Issues on SEC New Rule 506(c)
April 3, 2014 -- The Knowledge Group
Corporate partner Patrick D. Sweeney and other legal industry professionals provide an in-depth analysis of the emerging issues that companies face in SEC New Rule 506(c) addressing topics such as finding potential investors, determining the amount of funds to raise, completing the sale of stock and other securities, and the latest regulatory updates.
March 27, 2014 -- New York City Bar Association
Barry Werbin spoke at a New York City Bar Association CLE program entitled “Copyright Basics.” The live program examined the nature, scope and duration of copyright protection; ownership and transfer of a copyright, including licensing and assignment; and the litigation process, including the standards for infringement, the availability of injunctive and monetary recovery, and available defenses to claims of copyright infringement, including fair use.
New Directions: Land Use and Housing in the de Blasio era
Mitch Korbey will join New York City Council Member Brad Lander and Brooklyn Law School professor David Reiss at a breakfast roundtable focused on land use and housing policies of the de Blasio administration. This event is open to the general public. For more information, or to register for the event, click here.
Hot Topics in Art Law
Howard Spiegler was recently a speaker on a panel of experienced practitioners on interesting developments and issues affecting the art world today. Howard discussed the topic "Art Repatriation and Restitution."
Art: More than an Asset Class
March 5, 2015
Stephen Brodie will speak on a panel related to risks associated with transactions in art at the 8th Art & Finance Conference at the Armory Show Media Tent during the VIP Opening day at Pier 94. The theme of this year’s conference will be “Art: More than an Asset Class”. Bonnie Magness Gardner, Director of the FBI Art Crime Division, and John Leonard, Deloitte Head of Business Intelligence will also be on the panel.
GMA Litigation Conference 2014
February 25-27, 2014
Ronald Levine was a speaker at The GMA Litigation Conference 2014, an event focused on legal issues in the food, beverage, and consumer product industries. Ron’s program examined frivolous litigation, unethical conduct of adversaries, and abuses of the system while also exploring the options companies have when they’re “mad as [heck], and not going to take it anymore,” including specific defense strategies to protect the company’s or client’s brand.
100WHF Nonprofit Board Initiative Launch Event: Ready to Serve on a Nonprofit Board?
February 24, 2014
Herrick hosted a 100WHF for a panel discussion focusing on serving on a nonprofit board, featuring Liz Latonero, Youth I.N.C., Loren Miller, United Way, Sarah Najarian, Robin Hood, Cynthia Remec, BoardAssist and moderated by Roseann Stichnoth, EVP and Head of the Financial Services Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
China Impact Speaker Series
February 20, 2014
Herrick hosted Roger Altman, Chairman and Founder of Evercore, and Betty Liu, anchor and Editor-at-Large at Bloomberg Television and author of the new bestselling book, Work Smarts: What CEOs Say You Need to Know to Get Ahead, for an exclusive one-on-one conversation about the state of emerging economies, jobs, and why income inequality is the new hot button issue for global leaders.
Buying in on Wall Street: A Conversation with Billionaire Alex Rovt
January 30, 2014
Herrick sponsored an exclusive dialog with billionaire Alex Rovt at Baruch College’s Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute. Mr. Rovt, one of Forbes’ 400 richest people in the U.S., shared his life story and his strategies for real estate investing. He also discussed his purchase of 14 Wall Street, one of lower Manhattan’s most iconic buildings.
NYSSA Value Investing Committee's Insider Trading and Securities Fraud Presentation
January 28, 2014 -- The New York Society of Security Analysts
Steven D. Feldman, a white collar defense attorney at Herrick, Feinstein LLP and former federal prosecutor with Securities Unit of the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, discussed law enforcement and regulatory challenges facing industry professionals in an era that has seen more insider trading prosecutions than ever before.
The Battle for Over-the-Air TV Retransmissions
January 28, 2014 -- New York State Bar Association
Barry Werbin co-chaired and moderated a panel at the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment and Sports Law Section Annual Meeting, held in New York City on January 28, 2014. The panel, entitled “The Battle for Over-the-Air TV Retransmissions,” examined the ways in which technologies employed by companies like Aereo and FilmOnX are pushing copyright to its limits, dividing the courts and affecting the broadcast TV industry.
The Business of Sport Forum: Football Edition
January 28, 2014
To kick-off Super Bowl XLVII, Herrick along with The Legacy Agency, hosted "The Business of Sport Forum: Football Edition" an exclusive evening of networking, dinner and a panel discussion of sports and business luminaries.
YMBA & Mortgage Observer Breakfast
January 23, 2014
Herrick hosted an event organized by the Young Mortgage Bankers Association, the Mortgage Observer, and Herrick associate Mike Smith (a YMBA board member), honoring the city’s top 20 mortgage brokers under the age of 35.
Miami Art Basel
December 7, 2013
Stephen Brodie and Howard Spiegler were the featured speakers, along with Judith L. Pearson, President, ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, at Miami Art Basel's Saturday Salon Art Law Talk, "Art Title Insurance: What Is It and Should You Get It?"
Bisnow's Future of Brooklyn
November 21, 2013
Mitch Korbey moderated a panel discussion at Bisnow's 2nd annual "Future of Brooklyn" event. Mitch joined a distinguished group of speakers, including Jason Muss, Jared Kushner, Jack Cayre, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and others in discussing the borough's future development prospects.
Emerging Alpha Strategies
November 19, 2013
Different alternative investment managers spoke about market opportunities and investment themes.
Appraisers Association of America National Conference
November 9, 2013
Michelle Bergeron Spell participated on a panel entitled "Planning Strategies and Financial Tools for Your Clients" at the Appraisers Association of America National Conference. Michelle's panel took place on Saturday, November 9th from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Appraisers Association of America Art Law Day
November 8, 2013
Yael Weitz participated on a panel entitled "Antiquities Case Studies" at the Appraisers Association of America Art Law Day at NYU program. Yael's panel took place from 11:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program was part of a one-day conference with legal experts addressing fresh and timely art law topics.
Union Internationale des Avocats, 57th Congress in Macau, China
November 1-4, 2013
Stephen Brodie spoke on several panels throughout the Congress. On Friday November 1st, Stephen spoke on the panel, "The Lawyer Facing Corruption" which was the main theme of the Congress, generally attended by almost all of the approximately 1000 attorneys around the world expected to attend. On Saturday, November 2nd, Stephen spoke on two panels, "The Litigation Gamble" and "Distribution and Marketing of the Different Financial Products and Services."
Union Internationale des Avocats, 57th Congress in Macau, China
November 1-4, 2013
Howard has organized an all-day event along with the Intellectual Property, Computer, and Telecommunications Law Commissions. The program is titled "Asia - The New Frontier for Art Law and Intellectual Property Law Developments: What Your Clients Need to Know about the World's Fastest Growing Economies." During the program, Howard will address the efforts to recover looted cultural property in the United States and title issues of concern to collectors and other individuals who deal in Asian art.
The New York Condominium Syndication Program
October 24, 2013
This program analyzed the issues involved in the financing of New York real estate condominium developments with investor/purchaser funds with an emphasis on the tax implications and corporate structures.
Bankruptcy Breakfast Program on Ponzi Scheme Clawbacks
October 22, 2013
The financial crisis of 2008 exposed many significant Ponzi schemes, including that of Bernard L. Madoff. Since that time, Ponzi schemes and similar fraudulent ventures have continued to be uncovered. As a result, investors in those schemes have continued to become targeted in trustee clawback actions. Our authoritative panel of bankruptcy and restructuring professionals discussed recent trends in clawback suits and strategies for investors who have been targeted by trustees. Panelists shared their personal experiences with specific matters, as well as a number of practical pointers which can be applied in daily practice.
Aereo: Changing the Future of Television
October 16, 2013 -- New York Law School
Barry Werbin moderated a two-hour panel discussion at New York Law School’s Institute for Information Law and Policy on one of the hottest topics in copyright and broadcasting today, Aereo: Changing the Future of Television, regarding recent conflicting federal court decisions on the retransmission and streaming of broadcast TV programs online. This event, sponsored by New York Law School, The New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section, and the Federal Communications Bar Council, was an evening program on October 16th from 6-8:30pm, with reception.
Do Your Research - Your Provenance Research
October 11, 2013
Larry Kaye participated in a CLE program/panel discussion organized by the Board Members of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project, Inc. in collaboration with the Ciric Law Firm, PLLC.
Legal and Ethical Concerns for Appraisers
October 10, 2013
Darlene Fairman participated in a panel discussion at the Appraiser's Association of America's "Legal and Ethical Concerns for Appraisers" seminar.
ABA Webinar on Hot Topics in Bankruptcy
October 8, 2013
Erik Schmidt, Litigation partner in Herrick's Bankcuptcy Practice, presented at an American Bar Association webinar on “Hot Topics in Bankruptcy.” The panel discussed four complex topics that are relevant in today’s bankruptcy market including Ponzi scheme clawbacks, cramdown interest rates in Chapter 11, municipal insolvencies and credit bidding.
Judges' Pet Peeves 2013: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice
October 7, 2013
Scott Mollen was a panelist at the CLE webinar "Judges' Pet Peeves 2013: Tips from the Bench on Trial Practice." The program was comprised of a prestigious panel that includes U.S. District Court and Supreme Court Judges, as well as top attorneys.
The Inside Scoop: How Women Associates Can Connect With In-House Counsel
October 2, 2013
Therese Doherty, Co-Chair of Herrick’s Securities, Futures & Derivatives Litigation Group, was a panelist at the New York City Bar Association program, The Inside Scoop: How Women Associates Can Connect With In-House Counsel. The dynamic panel included partners and in-house counsel discussing the best ways for an associate to make a lasting impression on in-house lawyers.
Food Labeling Class Actions: The Latest Damages Boon?
October 1, 2013
Ronald Levine spoke at this CLE live web seminar, which guided litigators in understanding the latest legal developments in class action claims over food and beverage labeling. The panel discussed predominance, preemption, standing and other strategic considerations in food labeling class actions.
Breakfast Briefing with the President, Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry, Investment Support and Promotion Agency
October 1, 2013
Herrick’s Turkish Practice Group hosted a BCIU breakfast briefing with Mr. Ilker Ayci, President, Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT). A delegation of 13 business leaders joined the discussion. ISPAT is the official organization promoting Turkey's investment opportunities to the global business community and providing assistance to investors before, during, and after their entry into Turkey. Mr. Ayci, who reports directly to Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, discussed Turkey's economic and commercial strategy.
Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z
September 19, 2013
David King was a panelist in a BNI Seminar focusing on the fundamentals of construction defect litigation. David spoke on the topic of insurance coverage in construction defect litigation, discussing the common policies, provisions and exclusions involved in coverage litigation, hot issues in the area, and coverage issues relating to surety bonds, wrap insurance programs, and class action litigation involving building products.
If You Build It, They Will Come
September 19, 2013
Sports and entertainment events are a large part of our culture and the buildings that house those events, a large part of our landscape. On September 19th, EASL’s Membership Committee gathered a number of legal professionals to discuss the ins and outs of building and operating a sports and entertainment venue, including issues faced by the venue operator, the sponsor and the concessionaire as well as those relating to land use, construction, risk management and financing.
Foreign Real Estate Investment Prospects in Istanbul and London
September 18, 2013
Barbaros Karaahmet hosted a breakfast on Foreign Real Estate Investment Prospects in Istanbul and London. Real estate professionals from GISP, a Turkish real estate advisory firm, and the Triangle Company, a London based private asset management advisory group, presented, offering Herrick and its clients an opportunity to learn about these markets and investment prospects from on-the-ground real estate professionals.
Nazi-looted Art: Unfinished Business
September 17, 2013
Howard Spiegler participated in a panel discussion at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College. This panel discussion covered the ongoing world-wide efforts to find looted art and return it to its rightful owners. Howard was joined on the panel by David Glasser, Executive Chairman, Ben Uri, The London Jewish Museum of Art (moderator); and Dr. Roger Ward, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson.
Ipso Facto Clauses: Not Always Unenforceable in Bankruptcy - CLE Webinar
September 17, 2013 -- Strafford
Andy Gold presented at a Strafford sponsored webinar entitled “Ipso Facto Clauses: Not Always Unenforceable in Bankruptcy.” This CLE webinar explained how the Bankruptcy Code provisions address the enforceability or validity of ipso facto clauses. The panel also discussed recent case law enforcing bankruptcy default clauses in the General Growth and American Airlines bankruptcy cases.
WayFinderPM's Quarterly Summit
September 12, 2013
Mitch Korbey was the keynote speaker on the topic of "The Landmarking of NYC" at WayFinderPM's Quarterly Summit meeting of NYC developers. The event included a roundtable discussion of local commercial real estate trends and transactions.
Information Governance Summit for Retailers
September 10, 2013
Jennifer Finnegan Smith was a panelist at a program on information governance pertinent to the retail industry. Jenny discussed practical steps for records program addressing risks and costs associated with discovery. Jenny was joined by Robert Fowler from Jordan Lawrence, an ACC Alliance Partner and Brian Rossman, the Director of Operational Risk at J. Crew.
The International Struggle for Antiquities
July 17, 2013
Lawrence Kaye presented at an EDNY ADR Forum and Reception: "The International Struggle for Antiquities" and discussed alternative strategies, including mediation, that can be used to resolve disputes relating to the international trade in antiquities.
UAE Delegation Breakfast
June 28, 2013
We hosted, in conjunction with the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), a breakfast meeting for a delegation led by the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of the United Arab Emirates, Dr. Amal Abdullah Juma Al-Qubisi, and other prominent women in business and government from the UAE who are visiting the US.
The International Association of Business Communicator
June 24, 2013
Ron Levine participated in a Socratic Dialogue on corporate crisis at the International Association of Business Communicator conference on Monday, June 24, at the Hilton Hotel in New York City.
The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication. Established in 1970, IABC serves more than 14,000 members in 70 countries and 100 chapters. For more information, visit http://www.iabc.com
June 21-24, 2013
Charles Goldstein was the keynote speaker and moderator at the Motovun Group Association: MGA Summer Meeting 2013.
The Risk Calculus of Art Loans: Lending against Value in an Extraordinary Market
June 14, 2013
Stephen Brodie spoke at Art Basel on Friday, June 14, 2013 in Basel. The program, "The Risk Calculus of Art Loans: Lending against Value in an Extraordinary Market," focused on the different ways in which art lending is done by banks and niche lenders, and analyzed the risks that are unique to art as collateral, such as valuation, provenance, authenticity and attribution.
What is the Executory Contract Bait and Switch?
June 5, 2013 -- American Bankruptcy Institute Unsecured Trade Creditors’ Committee
Paul Rubin was a moderator and presenter leading a discussion regarding challenges facing non-debtor parties to contracts with debtors and how to avoid hidden pitfalls.
Sports, Entertainment, & Art Law Live CLE Teleconference
May 29, 2013
Larry Kaye participated in a CLE seminar on Sports, Entertainment, & Art Law on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. The program explored how sports, entertainment, and art law have grown in demand and are presenting new and challenging issues. More specifically, there was an emphasis on recent court opinions, developing strategies, and best practices.
Current Environment for Emerging Fund Managers: Operational, Compliance and Capital Raising Issues for 2013
May 21, 2013
Emerging Managers face many hurdles in seeking a successful fund launch and long-term success. The panelists focused on what it takes to attract early stage capital, build infrastructure and develop sound operational and risk controls. Topics included:
-Current environment for seed capital investing
-Development of acceleration capital platforms and relationship with cap intro services
-Sound financial controls and reporting practices for fund managers
-Developing institutional quality infrastructure
-Current SEC and CFTC regulatory initiatives and hot button compliance areas
Distressed Real Estate Bankruptcy Seminar - The Borrower You Never Bargained For
May 14, 2013
Paul Rubin was a featured speaker regarding the structuring of transactions with insolvent borrowers, the availability of financing and equity capital, creative strategies borrowers devise to thwart secured lenders, unanticipated judicial rulings clarifying some issues and muddying others, concerns about default rate interest, and the ability to effectuate transactions via bankruptcy.
The Young Jewish Professionals Real Estate Investment Summit
May 8, 2013
Belinda Schwartz, partner and member of Herrick, Feinstein's Real Estate Group, moderated a panel discussion at The Young Jewish Professionals Real Estate Investment Summit on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. More than 200 professionals across the real estate industry were in attendance for the event.
Retail Marketing Society: Focus 2013 - Trends in Digital Media: E-tail & Retail
May 08, 2013
Ron Levine spoke at the Retail Marketing Society's "Trends in Digital Media: E-Tail & Retail" conference on May 8, 2013. The Retail Marketing Society is an organization for professionals involved in the knowledge business of retailing. The conference was held in the morning and is in partnership with The Center for Professional Studies, FIT. For more information about the event and the Retail Marketing Society, click here.
Herrick Women's Networking Series: Poker Night
May 02, 2013
Herrick's Women Partners were delighted to host a fun and challenging evening featuring our special guest, Vanessa Selbst. Vanessa is a world class poker player who, while attending Yale Law School, became the highest earning female tournament player of all time. Vanessa's skills translate to advantage and success in the boardroom and the courtroom.
Bisnow Future of Long Island City
May 2, 2013
Mitch Korbey, Partner and co-chair of Herrick, Feinstein's Land Use & Environmental Group moderated a lively panel discussion at Bisnow's Future of Long Island City event.
Talking Art: ‘Rewriting History: the Recovery of Nazi Looted Art’
April 29, 2013
Howard Spiegler was invited to participate in the Talking Art series sponsored by the Ben Uri Gallery of London, at which Ben Uri's Chairman, David Glasser, conversed with leaders in the art world on various significant issues. Howard and David spoke at the London Jewish Cultural Center about Howard's work in assisting the families of Holocaust victims in recovering artworks taken by the Nazi regime before and during World War II.
Lymphoma Research Foundation Hill Day
April 18, 2013
Ron Levine, New Jersey Advocacy Chair for the Lymphoma Research Foundation, met with members of the Senate and House to seek support for cancer legislation. Photo shows meeting with US Congressman Rush Holt. The LRF is the nation's largest nonprofit lymphoma organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative research and serving those touched by the disease.
Hedge Fund Cares: The Current State of Outsourcing
April 9, 2013
Avalon Lake Partners, Herrick & KPMG held a special session of Hedge Funds Care: Cocktails & Commentary. The event included a brief panel that provided an overview of outsourcing services available in the marketplace and the overall effect in the industry.
-Trend-spotting: Traditional v non-traditional services to be outsourced
-The buck stops here: Investor acceptance of the outsourced model
-Finding the appropriate partner: Key considerations when selecting a provider
New Jersey Women Lawyers Association Sixth Annual Gala
March 20, 2013
Herrick sponsored the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association Sixth Annual Gala, which honors women’s initiative and leaders in the law. The Gala was held on March 20, 2013 at the Grove in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. Dee Dee Myers, Former White House Press Secretary is the Keynote Speaker.
Bisnow's 4th Annual NYC Multifamily Summit
March 12, 2013
Belinda Schwartz moderated a panel which broke down current trends, the impact of the economy and job growth on the market, capital markets and investment activity, and the effect of new requirements in sustainability and innovation on development.
Minority Business Development Agency’s Family Office Investor Forum
March 7, 2013
Herrick sponsored the Minority Business Development Agency’s Family Office Investor Forum in New York City. The event brought together a wide array of minority-owned businesses from across the country and representatives of family offices seeking investment opportunities. David A. Hinson, the National Director of the MBDA, a bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce spoke at the event and thanked Herrick for its sponsorship.
Turkish Women's International Network Event
March 5, 2013
TurkishWIN focused on empowering women with the usage of technology, work and entrepreneurialism. The speaker at the March 5th event is the President of KAGIDER (Women Entrepreneurs' Association of Turkey), one of the leading women's NGOs in Turkey that promotes the mission of supporting and empowering female entrepreneurs both economically and socially.
Corporate Investigation CLE
February 28, 2013
Herrick's white collar and securities regulatory practice groups, in conjunction with the consulting firm of Alvarez & Marsal, hosted a CLE program focusing on critical issues in corporate internal investigations for sophisticated practitioners. The program focused on some of the thorny issues that confront attorneys when trying to effectively conduct an internal investigation. A panel comprised of experienced practitioners discussed practical issues and potential pitfalls that arise in the context of internal investigations. The panel offered insights on lessons learned in prior investigations and also discussed several investigations that suffered from serious missteps.
Real Estate Weekly Women's Forum
February 27, 2013
Belinda Schwartz moderated a panel entitled, "Women Who Design – Development & Construction Power Players" from 11:15AM to 12:15PM.
2013 Family Office Trends
February 21, 2013
Herrick co-hosted a seminar with Ivy Plus on 2013 Family Office Trends. This event is 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. Throughout the day, leading experts on the subject matter reviewed trends in family offices. This event was for people who presently run or are considering launching a Family Office.
GMA Litigation Conference 2013
February 21, 2013
Ron Levine was a speaker at the GMA’s Food Litigation Conference on February 21, 2013. The GMA is a trade association of the food industry which represents the world’s largest branded food, beverage and consumer product companies. Ron spoke on valuing settlements. This program provided essential information which will be of assistance in valuing class action litigations. What is the “going rate” for settlements? What are the “packages” counsel have been putting together to reach settlement agreements with plaintiffs’ attorneys?
The Commandments of Ethical Settlement Negotiations for Lawyers
February 14, 2013
By all accounts, the majority of civil disputes settle. Thus, chances are that if a lawyer is a litigator, he or she will play the role of settlement negotiator at least once in his or her career. While the goal of settlement negotiation is clear -- arriving at the best possible outcome for the client -- the rules of the game are not as clear. Nonetheless, they are attorney’s obligation to know and follow.
Bisnow 3rd Annual NY Hotel Investment Summit
February 13, 2013
Herrick Feinstein sponsored Bisnow's 3rd Annual NY Hotel Investment Summit. The event covered how deals are getting done and what the outlook is for financing and development in the coming year.
Committee of ABA Business Law Section’s Committee on Derivatives and Futures Law
January 24-26, 2013
Therese Doherty joined a civil litigation and enforcement panel discussion at this winter’s Committee of ABA Business Law Section’s Committee on Derivatives and Futures Law. Therese was one of seven panelists which included officers of the CFTC, NERC, CME, and certain prominent members of the derivatives bar.
Mortgage Bankers Association Panel
January 24, 2013
PRE-ELECTION COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PANEL- How the political climate effects commercial real estate in 2013 and beyond. Stephen Brodie moderated a discussion regarding the broader CRE real estate market in NYC and beyond, covering topics such as: Debt and Equity markets, transaction velocity, acquisitions-refis or recaps, the pending election, Basel 3, Dodd Frank, the Financial Cliff, Bush Era Tax Cuts, EU, economic repression, lease changes, pending tax change- lease accounting, fund investments, FIRPTA, etc.
Bisnow's Future of Downtown Manhattan
January 16, 2013
Mitch Korbey, Partner and co-chair of Herrick, Feinstein's Land Use & Environmental Group moderated a lively panel discussion at Bisnow's Future of Downtown Manhattan event.
When Law Enforcement Comes Knocking
October 23, 2012
David Rosenfield spoke on a webinar to hundreds of audit and compliance professionals on how to respond when approached by law enforcement officers, and on the consequences of lying to the government.
Ivy-Plus Fund Business Development Event
December 5, 2012
Herrick hosted a fund business development review session. This event was oriented towards persons with Hedge funds or in Private Equity that are looking to raise capital and improve their business development process. We spent four hours reviewing documentation, approach, regulation, etc. This event was for people who presently run or are considering launching a Hedge Fund, Private Equity Fund or Real Estate Fund.
Beyond Frida: Major Issues Facing the International Art Market with a Focus on Latin America
December 3, 2012
Herrick sponsored an all-day seminar where Christie’s specialists, distinguished university professors, legal scholars, international attorneys and financial and art market professionals from around the world addressed these and other current issues faced by the art world. Particular focus was paid to trends in the Latin American market with an emphasis on the Mexican art market.
The HBSCNY Art Investment Roundtable
Monday, December 3, 2012
Three leading experts discussed art appraisal, the role of connoisseurship, historical return patterns, investment vehicles and methods; the role of experts, collectors, museums and auction houses; as well as the pitfalls of investing in this asset class. The event took place from 6PM-8PM.
Art, Law & the Lessons of the Holocaust
November 29, 2012
Darlene Fairman and Michelle Bergeron Spell spoke at The Next Generation Philanthropy Community’s event, which educated on the Anti-Defamation League’s work in advocating and supporting Holocaust survivors and how Herrick, Feinstein LLP seeks justice through art and the law. Darlene Fairman spoke on, “Recovering Stolen Treasures: Art Looted by the Nazis during the Holocaust.” Michelle Bergeron Spell spoke on, “Art and Transfer Tax Planning.” The event took place from 7PM-8:30PM at Herrick, Feinstein LLP.
Cultural Heritage Series: Rhonda Jay McLean
November 27, 2012
Rhonda Jay McLean, Deputy General Counsel at Time, Inc. and author of "The Little Black Book of Success" spoke about her experience as one of three black girls in her grade school, her time practicing as a lawyer, and advice she has for others in navigating law firm life, regardless of race.
5th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute
November 16, 2012
Darlene Fairman participated as faculty at the 5th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute at the New York County Lawyers' Association. Fairman joined experts from the bench, bar, academia, art galleries, insurance agencies, art consultants, government and non-profit organizations in examining the most relevant issues in today's art world. She, specifically, participated in a panel discussing issues relating to antiquities and other cultural property. The event took place on November 16, 2012 from 8:45AM-5PM.
UIA Congress in Dresden, Germany
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Howard Spiegler, President of the Art Law Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), and Mari-Claudia Jiménez, Secretary of the Commission, presented a program at the annual UIA Congress in Dresden, Germany entitled "Art as an Asset: What your clients need to know about collecting, transacting and investing in art."
(Not so) Social Media World and Food and Beverage Industry Claims Litigation
November 1, 2012 - Grocery Manufacturers Association
Ronald Levine spoke at the Grocery Manufacturers Association Litigation Webinar: Current Issues and Trends in Social Media, Supply Chain Litigation and Foodborne Illness Outbreaks. Ron’s session on social media in the food and beverage industry addressed how to avoid the traps and reap the benefits of this effective and rapidly expanding medium. Topics included determining best industry practices, the ease or difficulty in establishing internal procedures, and embracing change within your organizational culture.
Repatriation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Objects
October 29, 2012
Frank Lord was a panelist at the symposium on “Repatriation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Objects” sponsored by DePaul University College of Law Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law, Chicago.
Servicers, Special Servicers and Receivers: Who’s the Boss?
October 24, 2012
Jonathan Adelsberg led a workshop entitled “Servicers, Special Servicers and Receivers: Who’s the Boss?” at the 2012 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference. This workshop focused on timely issues confronting retail borrowers in this challenging market, and served to help borrowers understand how to operate with multiple parties partaking in the process.
BSA/AML Challenges for Private Equity and Hedge Funds
October 18, 2012 -- New York State Society of CPAs Foundation for Accounting Education
Rick Morris moderated a panel discussion at the New York State Society of CPAs Foundation for Accounting Education entitled "BSA/AML Challenges for Private Equity and Hedge Funds."
ABA White Collar Crime Committee Meeting
October 11, 2012
The White Collar Crime Committee of the ABA’s Business Law Section hosted Professor John C. Coffee Jr., the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Corporate Governance at Columbia Law School. Professor Coffee spoke at Herrick, Feinstein LLP. Professor Coffee is listed by the National Law Journal as one of "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States” and is a recognized authority on white collar crime and securities industry regulation.
ALM’s RealShare New York Conference
October 9, 2012
Mitch Korbey moderated a panel discussion on real estate development issues at ALM’s RealShare New York conference. Panelists include Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation; and Philippe Visser, director, World Trade Center Development.
Managing Reputation in a Crisis
September 15, 2012
Ronald Levine was a panelist at a New York State Bar Association Business Law Section Conference speaking on Crisis Management. The panel discussed the best tools to navigate the legal issues facing major clients during a time of crisis.
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.
Mortgage Bankers Association of New York Seminar on Residential Construction: Issues of Interest for Lenders and Developers
June 27, 2012
Herrick hosted a Mortgage Bankers Association of New York seminar on Residential Construction: Issues of Interest for Lenders and Developers.
Who's putting shovels into the ground and what major projects are coming down the pike over the next two years? Where is the demand now - rentals or condos, and where is the market heading? What lenders are actively making construction loans, and to whom, and what kind of terms are being negotiated? A panel of lenders and developers discussed these questions and analyzed the terms of a few mock construction loan scenarios.
The discussion featured Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Joe McMillan from DDG Partners, Alan Silver from Toll Brothers, Jonah Sonnenborn from Dune Real Estate Partners; Greg Reimers from JPMorgan Chase and Jeff Dybas from Bank of America.
Cultural Heritage Series: Min Jin Lee
June 26, 2012
Min Jin Lee, author of "Free Food for Millionaires" spoke about growing up as a Korean immigrant first in Queens, later in college, in law school, and as a writer.
Inaugural Marcum MicroCap Conference
June 20, 2012
The Marcum MicroCap conference was designed for investors interested in the micro-cap arena, and was 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.
Symposium on Criminality in the Art and Cultural Property World
June 15-16, 2012
Larry Kaye and Howard Spiegler participated in the Symposium on Criminality in the Art World in Toronto, Canada where they spoke on “What’s Hot: Archaeological Theft, Antiquities and Nazi Looted Art - Why Should We Care?” regarding the fundamental principles and developing trends in recovery cases.
Cocktails and Conversation with Mayoral Candidate Scott Stringer
June 5, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
On Tuesday, June 5th our guest was Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. Mr. Stringer, a native New Yorker, is a two-term Borough President who previously served for more than 13 years in the New York State Assembly. Over the years he has developed a strong reputation as a catalyst for reform on a range of issues including affordable housing, environmental sustainability and New York City income tax reform.
Chelsea Piers Event
May 16, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted an event at Chelsea Piers for our banking industry clients and friends.
Defending Public Corporations in High Stakes Criminal Trials
March 24, 2012 -- American Bar Association
David Rosenfield spoke on a panel at the ABA Business Law Section's 2012 Spring Meeting in Las Vegas concerning a federal criminal trial in which a public energy company was acquitted by a jury on charges of health and safety violations.
Energy Security and The Regional Problems in Caucasus
May 2012 -- Bursa, Turkey
Michael McMahon was the keynote speaker presenting "Energy Security and The Regional Problems in Caucasus" at the Uludag University and Haydar Aliyev Foundation Conference in Bursa, Turkey.
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.
Art in a Time of Chaos
April 18, 2012
Yael Weitz moderated the panel, “Art in a Time of Chaos,” a CLE event sponsored by the Fine Art and Culture Law Association at New York Law School. The panel explored issues regarding antiquities and other cultural artifacts that are compromised during times of civil unrest and instability, with focus on the events that have taken place in Egypt, the Middle East, and Greece.
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.
Think Globally, Act Locally
Michael McMahon served on a panel entitled “Turkish American Grassroots Advocacy”, at the 32nd Annual Turkish American Federation in Washington, D.C.
Vision for Future
Michael McMahon presented on "Promoting Tolerance and Intercultural Dialogue: The Case of Azerbaijan" at the United States-Azerbaijan Convention in Washington, D.C.
Newark Office Networking Event
April 3, 2012
Herrick hosted a Wine Tasting and Networking event that included special guest speaker (and Herrick alum), Hon. Kenneth Kobylowski.
NAIOP Event: “The Past, Present and Future of Architecture in New York City”
March 30, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
This event organized by the New York City chapter of the commercial real estate organization, NAIOP, featured an introduction on landmarks and historic districts by Mitch Korbey, followed by presentations from Richard Metsky of Beyer Blinder Belle and Hugh Trumbull of Kohn Pedersen Fox.
Mortgage Title Fraud Symposium
March 19, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted a Mortgage Title Fraud symposium bringing together prosecutors from local district attorney's offices, as well as senior officials from the county's largest title companies, including Fidelity, Chicago, First American, Old Republic and Stewart, in order to discuss the prosecution of mortgage fraud.
Hot Topics in Intellectual Property: Protection of Fictional Characters
March 19, 2012 -- New York City Bar Association
Barry Werbin moderated the “Hot Topics in Intellectual Property: Protection of Fictional Characters" event at the New York City Bar’s Great Hall. The New York City Bar Association's Copyright Committee, for which Barry is Chair, co-sponsored the event with the Committee on Trademarks and Unfair Competition.
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.
Early Case Preparation: How Defensible are Your Records & Litigation Hold Practices
March 1, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted Jordan Lawrence, an ACC Alliance Partner, for an educational roundtable breakfast titled: Early Case Preparation: How Defensible are Your Records & Litigation Hold Practices, will identify practical steps your company can take now to get your house in order and avoid an eDiscovery crisis.
National Food Claims and Litigation Conference
February 21-23, 2012 -- Grocery Manufacturers Association
Ron Levine spoke at the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s National Food Claims and Litigation Conference about "Defending Your Brand in the World of Twitter."
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.
Real Estate Investment in Israel: Political and Economic Considerations
February 13, 2012 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP & FIABCI
Herrick hosted the seminar “Real Estate Investment in Israel: Political and Economic Considerations,” organized by FIABCI, the world’s largest international real estate member organization. The event featured keynote speeches from Zalman Shoval, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. (1990-93, 1998-2000), and Shlomo Grofman, a prominent Israeli real estate investor—both of whom are principals in FAIRE, a fund which invests in and develops real estate in Israel. This event is open to FAIBCI members, only by invitation.
Post Zoning: Alternative Forms of Public Land Use Controls
February 10, 2012 -- Brooklyn Law School
Mitch Korbey spoke at the Brooklyn Law School symposium, “Post Zoning: Alternative Forms of Public Land Use Controls.” The event featured some of the nation’s top land use theorists discussing the rise of non-zoning land use controls, used increasingly by governments to control development within their jurisdictions. Mitch joined New York City Councilman Brad Lander; Vicki Been, Director of NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy; and land use law professors from Notre Dame, Columbia, Dartmouth and the University of California in a lively discussion at Brooklyn Law’s Subotnick Center in Downtown Brooklyn.
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?
Elusive Justice: The Search for Nazi War Criminals
January 30, 2012
Herrick hosted the showing of excerpts from highly acclaimed documentary “Elusive Justice: The Search for Nazi War Criminals” that was shown recently on PBS and in which Liz Holtzman appears. The film was recently named one of the year’s Two Best TV Documentaries by the Wall Street Journal. After the excerpt, there was a panel discussion with Liz Holtzman, Eli Rosenbaum, who heads the Department of Justice’s Nazi hunting effort, and Film Maker Jonathan Silvers.
Advanced Topics in Condominium & Cooperative Law
January 26, 2012 -- New York State Bar Association
Doug Heller spoke on a panel about "Sponsor Obligations to Sell Unsold Apartments" at the Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives Real Property Law Section event.
American Lodging Investment Summit
January 23-25, 2012
Paul Shapses and Richard Weidman attended the American Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) conference in Los Angeles, CA – the largest hospitality conference in the U.S. Herrick also co-sponsored a private networking reception for hotel industry executives on the first night of the ALIS conference.
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.
INTA 2011 Annual Meeting
Barry Werbin moderated a Table Topic Roundtable on “Domain Name Arbitrations: Dissecting the Elements of a UDRP Claim.”
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.
Miami Basel Art Fair
November 30-December 4
Larry Kaye and Howard Spiegler spoke on “What (Should) Keep Collectors Up at Night: Fakes, Forgeries, Stolen Art and Other Nightmares” at a program co-sponsored with the Royal Bank of Canada at the Miami Basel art fair.
Larry Kaye and Howard Spiegler spoke on “Art Law in the Digital Age” at the Art Salon of the Miami Basel art fair, and they, along with Barry Werbin, fielded questions from the audience.
National Business Institute Seminar
December 7, 2011
Mara Levin presented a CLE at the National Business Institute Seminar on Employment Laws Made Simple. Mara addressed today’s hot employment topics of Sensitive Issues: Substance Abuse and Leaves of Absence as well as Internal Investigations.
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.
New Dimensions in Art Recovery
November 16, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
The aim of this seminar was to inform practicing lawyers and museum staff about initiatives that are being taken to diversify the practice of art recovery in a trans-Atlantic context. Eminent practitioners from the US and the UK will report on approaches to litigation within each jurisdiction to highlight the differences and similarities between them.
WEBINAR: Avoid E-Discovery with Early Case Resolution
November 10, 2011
The vast majority of cases (90% by some estimates) do not get tried. Corporations often incur unncecessary costs if they pass up reasonable settlement opportunities. By knowing your company's records and information and where specific sensitive elements exist, relevant documents can be produced quickly and effectively, and early case evaluation and resolution become a possibility.
Nazi-Looted Art: Where Do We Go From Here?
November 2, 2011 -- Art Law Commission, Union Internationale des Advocats, 55th Congress
Howard Spiegler spoke on issues pertaining to Nazi-Looted art at the Art Law Commission event "Nazi-Looted Art: Where Do We Go From Here?" in Miami Beach.
Citrin Cooperman Construction Industry Group Meeting
November 2, 2011
On Wednesday, November 2nd, Gary Young spoke about ERISA matters at Citrin Cooperman’s construction industry networking event. Gary covered a wide range of ERISA matters, including issues creditors should know about benefit plan obligations and collective bargaining plans.
Planners in a Non-Planning World
October 20, 2011 -- New York Metro American Planning Association
Richard Bass spoke on a panel entitled “Planners in a Non-Planning World” at the New York Metro American Planning Association Conference.
Riding the Waves of Innovation
October 2011 -- Third Party Marketers Association Annual Conference
Richard Morris moderated a panel discussion at the Third Party Marketers Association Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts on the Due Diligence Process and Procedures of Private Equity and Hedge Funds.
In-House Insider Trading Presentation
October 17, 2011
Howard Elisofon and Steven Feldman gave an in-house Insider Trading Presentation to an investment bank’s professionals. We updated the client on recent developments in the Insider Trading law, and key issues about which industry professionals need to be cognizant to avoid regulatory and law enforcement scrutiny.
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.
Rewriting History: The Recovery of Nazi-Looted Art
October 4, 2011 -- Hadassah of Stonebridge
Howard Spiegler spoke on “Rewriting History: The Recovery of Nazi-Looted Art” at a presentation sponsored by Hadassah of Stonebridge, New Jersey, at Monroe Village Auditorium in Monroe Township, New Jersey.
Political Approach to Threats and Opportunities in the Region
October 2011 -- Antalya, Turkey
Michael McMahon moderated a panel entitled “Political Approach to Threats and Opportunities in the Region" sponsored by Turkish Textile Employers' Association in Antalya, Turkey. The panel included Fareed Zakaria of CNN and TIME, Emma Sky of the BBC and Faruk Logoglu, Former Ambassador from Turkey to U.S. and Vice Chair of the CHP Party.
Food Health Claim Litigation
September 21, 2011 -- Georgetown Law School
Ron Levine and Aviva Wein lectured on “Food Health Claim Litigation” to the students and fellows at the Georgetown Law School’s Global Health Institute.
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.”
Creating Art as a Lasting Value: Strategies for Building, Maintaining and Selling Art Collections
September 21, 2011 -- Artelligence - Inside the Modern Market
Howard Spiegler spoke at the Artelligence Conference “Inside the Modern Market” at the New York Athletic Club. Howard participated in a panel entitled “Creating Art as a Lasting Value: Strategies for Building, Maintaining and Selling Art Collections.” Artelligence is a series of talks attended by high-end collectors, investors and others in the art world. Howard addressed problems that collectors face when acquiring art, including fakes, stolen art, and attribution issues.
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.
Roundtable Breakfast Discussion
September 8, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Carol Goodman and Mara Levin, the co-chairs of Herrick's employment practice group, led a discussion about current trends in employment contracts, with a focus on issues relating to the enforceability of restrictive covenants, including non-compete agreements.
Obstruction of Justice
August 5, 2011 -- American Bar Association
David Rosenfield spoke on a panel at the ABA's Annual Meeting in Toronto on federal charges of obstruction of justice filed against an in-house attorney in connection with a document production.
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.
Legal Issues Which Confront Owners of Dance Clubs
June 28, 2011
Scott Mollen spoke on “Legal Issues Which Confront Owners of Dance Clubs” at the Bar and Wine Show at the Javits Convention Center. He discussed our past representation of the 18 location Polly Esther’s and Culture Dance Club chain and our current representation of Club Pacha.
A Snapshot of Cultural Heritage Property Law
June 28, 2011 -- New York State Bar Association
Darlene Fairman was a panelist at an event entitled “A Snapshot of Cultural Heritage Property Law” hosted by the Lawyers in Transition and Fine Arts Committees of the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section. The event took place at the Sotheby’s Institute.
Insider Trading Seminar
June 29, 2011
Howard Elisofon and Steven Feldman conducted an insider trading seminar for a major financial institution. The session covered key issues that industry professionals need to be aware of to avoid federal and state regulatory and law enforcement scrutiny and provided updates on recent developments in the Insider Trading laws.
U.S. Experience: Portrait of Wally and the Leopold Museum
June 23, 2011 -- Christie's and the Art Law Commission of the UIA
Larry Kaye, Howard Spiegler, who is President of the Art Law Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats, and Charles Goldstein, who is Counsel to the Commission for Art Recovery, spoke at a symposium entitled “Holocaust Art Looting and Restitution” hosted by Christie’s and the Art Law Commission of the UIA. The symposium—which took place in Palazzo Turati in Milan, Italy—convened leaders of the restitution community as well as government officials, scholars, collectors and other interested parties for an in-depth discussion about Nazi-era looted art.
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.
NAIOP Developing Leaders Group Breakfast
May 25, 2011 -- NAIOP
Mitch Korbey spoke to the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties' Developing Leaders group about New York City zoning and land use law, and its impact on the commercial real estate market.
Deal Breakers...or Deal Makers
May 20, 2011 -- Massey Knakel Commercial Real Estate Summit
Gary Eisenberg participated on a panel discussion entitled "Deal Breakers...or Deal Makers" at the Massey Commercial Real Estate Summit.
Insider Trading Landscape, Post Galleon (Compliance 11 Webinar)
May 19, 2011 -- Compliance 11
Steve Feldman and Irwin Latner spoke at a Compliance 11 Webinar on the implications of the recent conviction of Raj Rajaratnam and the potential new era of intensified scrutiny regarding Insider Trading investigations. Compliance 11 sells compliance programs to broker-dealers, investment advisors and hedge funds.
Landmarks Chair Breakfast
May 18, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted a breakfast meeting with the Chair of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, Bob Tierney.
May 12, 2011 -- Metlife Home Loans
Douglas Heller spoke at a seminar regarding new condominium projects and conversions.
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.
May 5, 2011 -- American Bar Association
David Rosenfield moderated a panel on voluntary disclosure by corporations at the ABA's "Third Annual National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel" in New York City. David was also on the Planning Committee for the Institute.
April 14, 2011 -- American Bar Association
David Rosenfield spoke on a panel on the "whistleblower" provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act at the ABA Business Law Section's 2011 Spring Meeting in Boston.
Dealing with Government Interviews
February 16, 2011 -- New York State Society of CPAs
David Rosenfield spoke at a New York State Society of CPAs meeting on "How to Deal with Government Interviews or Questioning."
The Rotary Club of New York
May 2, 2011
Larry Kaye was the featured speaker at The Rotary Club of New York celebration of Turkey at the Harvard Club. Larry lectured on the work our art law group has done in connection with Turkey and the repatriation of stolen antiquities.
Real Estate and Land Use Networking Event
April 14, 2011 -- Brooklyn Law School
Richard Bass spoke on a panel discussion about transit-oriented development at Brooklyn Law School’s inaugural real estate and land use networking event.
United Nations UNCITRAL Working Session
April 11-15, 2011 -- United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
Barry Werbin represented the Association of the Bar of the City of New York as a participant at the United Nations UNCITRAL Working Session on security interests the week of April 11, 2011.
CoreNet Global New York City Chapter Event
April 6, 2011 -- CoreNet Global
Howard Peskoe spoke at a CoreNet Global New York City Chapter event focusing on commercial real estate capital markets and their impact on corporate portfolio strategy and planning.
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.
Restitution of Nazi-Looted Art: Historical and Legal Overview and Two Case Studies
March 29, 2011 -- International Conference for Professionals Working with Holocaust Survivors
Howard Spiegler spoke on “Restitution of Nazi-Looted Art: Historical and Legal Overview and Two Case Studies” at the International Conference for Professionals Working with Holocaust Survivors. The event was held by Self Help Community Services—the leading United States organization established to assist Holocaust survivors—in association with UJA and the Jewish Claims Conference.
Hedge Fund In-House Insider Trading Presentation
March 29, 2011
Irwin Latner and Steven Feldman gave an in-house Insider Trading Presentation to a hedge fund client’s trading group. We updated the client on recent developments in the Insider Trading law, and key issues about which industry professionals need to be cognizant to avoid regulatory and law enforcement scrutiny.
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.
Clash of Sports Celebrities' Publicity Rights in Computer and Fantasy Sports Games
February 23, 2011 -- New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Art and Sports Committee
Through a dynamic panel presentation, this program explored recent clashes between sports personalities on one hand, and computer game developers and fantasy sports operators on the other in the context of players’ rights of publicity in their names, likenesses, images and voices. There was an initial overview of state publicity laws, a review of recent and emerging case law, and an interactive discussion among the panelists, followed by Q&A.
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?
Office Condos: New York Real Estate's Next Big Thing?
February 17, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
New York's office condominium market is a small, but growing sector. In 2011, demand should continue to be strong from foreign businesses that favor ownership over renting, non-profits, governments, and others who want to lock in the long term benefits of ownership.
Twenty-First Century Labor Concerns in Sports & Entertainment
February 15, 2011 -- Seton Hall University Law School’s Annual Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium
Matthew Pace moderated a panel entitled “Twenty-First Century Labor Concerns in Sports & Entertainment” at Seton Hall University Law School’s Annual Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium.
Holocaust-Looted Art: Recent Case Developments
January 24, 2011 -- New York State Bar Association
Howard Spiegler spoke at the annual meeting of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. The panel was entitled “Holocaust-Looted Art—Recent Case Developments.”
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.
Capital Raising Environment for Emerging Managers
January 11, 2011 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and BTIG
We hosted a panel discussion that highlighted current trends and perspectives on capital raising for startup and emerging hedge fund managers, including current views of investors on best practices for structuring, compliance and marketing techniques to help maximize capital raising during this critical period of their lifecycle.
Anti-Money Laundering and Economic Crimes
December 13, 2010 -- Gotham Media
Steve Feldman spoke on a CLE panel entitled “Anti-Money Laundering and Economic Crimes” at the Gotham Media Security TECH Breakfast seminar.
Foreclosure and Workout of Commercial Mortgage Loans in New York
December 9, 2010 -- Lorman Education Services
Ray Hannigan and Ross Hirsch spoke at an audio conference entitled "Foreclosure and Workout of Commercial Mortgage Loans in New York" which discussed the steps of foreclosing a commercial loan in New York and the real world issues and problems that often arise.
Miami Basel Art Fair
December 2, 2010
Larry Kaye and Howard Spiegler spoke at a brunch for high-end collectors as part of the Miami Basel Art Fair, one of a series of high-profile events that Herrick co-sponsored with Royal Bank of Canada.
Eastern Consolidated Monthly Roundtable
December 2, 2010 -- Eastern Consolidated
Mitch Korbey spoke at Eastern Consolidated’s monthly roundtable on zoning and land use issues, discussing the Bloomberg Administration’s re-making of the City’s zoning map, as well as the new historic districts and overall planning policy for the future. Eastern Consolidated is one of the largest brokerage firms in the City.
Compliance 11 User Conference
December 2, 2010 -- Compliance 11
Steve Feldman spoke on protecting financial services companies from an employee’s violation of the securities laws to securities professionals at a Compliance 11 user conference. Compliance 11 sells compliance programs to broker-dealers, investment advisors and hedge funds.
Emails: Think Twice, Click Once
December 2, 2010 -- Society for Professional Investigators
Ron Levine and Jennifer Finnegan gave a presentation entitled “Emails: Think Twice, Click Once” at the Society for Professional Investigators.
Recent Developments in Art and Cultural Property Restitution
November 19, 2010 -- New York County Lawyers' Association
Larry Kaye and Howard Spiegler spoke on a panel at the Third Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Institute on November 19, 2010, where they discussed the most relevant issues in today’s art world.
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.
Co-op Issues for New Attorneys
November 14, 2010 -- Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums
Doug Heller spoke at a seminar entitled “Co-op Issues for New Attorneys” at Baruch College for the Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums.
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.
Land Use: Recent Developments in Zoning, Land Use and Building Controls
November 8, 2010 -- Law Seminars International
Mitch Korbey co-chaired the workshop “Land Use: Recent Developments in Zoning, Land Use and Building Controls,” a Law Seminars International event at the Hilton Times Square Hotel. Mitch also moderated a panel entitled “Recent Developments: A Vision of New York City's Future Expressed Through Neighborhood Rezonings and Zoning Text Amendments."
Land Use: Recent Developments in Zoning, Land Use and Development Controls
November 8, 2010
Mitch Korbey spoke at the Law Seminars International CLE event “Land Use: Recent Developments in Zoning, Land Use and Development Controls.” Mitch is co-chair of the one day workshop concerning recent changes to New York City’s land use and zoning laws and how these changes might impact the development of the city.
LexisNexis Bankruptcy Law Community Podcast
November 2010 -- LexisNexis
In this LexisNexis podcast, Irwin Kishner and Paul Rubin discussed recent chapter 11 bankruptcy cases involving professional sports franchises and the unique issues that arise in such filings.
Rainmaking for Junior Women Associates
November 3, 2010 -- New York City Bar Association
Susan Dwyer spoke on a panel sponsored by the Committee on Career Advancement & Management about rainmaking for junior women associates at the City Bar.
Get a Life - Trademarks in a Virtual World
November 1, 2010 -- New York County Lawyers Association
Barry Werbin spoke on a CLE panel for a New York County Lawyers Association program entitled "Get a Life—Trademarks in a Virtual World." Barry was asked to speak because of the December, 2009 article he published in the INTA Bulletin on Virtual Worlds.
Fashion Industry Seminar
October 29, 2010 -- New York State Bar Association
Barry lectured on internet law to students at the Parsons New School of Design as part of a "Fashion Industry Seminar," which was sponsored by the New York State Bar Association's Fashion Law Committee.
Estate Planning Seminar
October 22, 2010 -- Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce
Brian Raftery spoke at an estate planning seminar sponsored by the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce.
How False Statements Can Land You in Jail
October 6, 2010 -- Jamison Webinar
David Rosenfield and Steve Feldman spoke on a Jamison webinar for investment advisers entitled "How False Statements Can Land You in Jail."
Restitution and Theft
September 29, 2010 -- Christie's Education, New York
Howard Spiegler gave a lecture entitled "Restitution and Theft" for Christie's Education, New York which launched an art business program.
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.
Protect your Firm and Stay out of the Crosshairs!
September 2, 2010 -- Compliance 11
Steve Feldman spoke at the Compliance 11 event entitled "Protect your Firm and Stay out of the Crosshairs!" He discussed the consequences of an ineffective compliance program and how a firm protects itself from violations of securities laws.
The Business of Minor League Sports
June 24, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Our panel discussed the how-tos, financial risks and rewards, and current and future markets of the business of minor league sports.
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.
Zoning, Sustainability & City Policy
June 10, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
This seminar shed light on many of the issues surrounding the intersection of zoning, sustainability, City policy and more.
The Economy: Crisis to Recovery
June 9, 2010 -- UBS
Brian Raftery spoke on estate planning at a seminar entitled "The Economy: Crisis to Recovery" sponsored by UBS.
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.
INTA 2010 Annual Meeting
Barry Werbin moderated a Table Topic Roundtable on "A Comparison Between the United States' and the European Union's Approaches to Keywords and Adwords."
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.
Holocaust Art: Past, Present and Future
May 2010 -- Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Howard Spiegler spoke on a panel entitled “Reclaiming Holocaust Art: Past, Present and Future” at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood, Ohio.
A Case Study: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
May 5, 2010 -- American Bar Association
David Rosenfield moderated a panel entitled "A Case Study: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" at the ABA's "Second Annual National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel" in Washington, D.C.
May 4, 2010 -- iBreakfast
Herrick hosted an iBreakfast Job Generation event for start-up companies and executives.
Restitution - Where Now?
May 4, 2010 -- National Gallery
Charles Goldstein spoke on a panel at the conference "Restitution - Where Now" at the National Gallery in London.
14th Annual Fordham Sports Law Symposium
March 26, 2010 -- Fordham University School of Law
Irwin Kishner spoke on a panel entitled "The Changing Face of Sports Licensing" at the 14th Annual Fordham Sports Law Symposium.
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.
Recent Developments in the Insider Trading Law
March 15, 2010
Howard Elisofon and Steven Feldman spoke on recent developments in the Insider Trading law to an in-house group at a client’s investment team. Updates included key issues that industry professionals need to be familiar with to avoid regulatory and law enforcement scrutiny.
Recent Developments in Art Restitution
March 11, 2010
Howard Spiegler was a guest lecturer on art restitution at an event entitled "Recent Developments in Art Restitution" at the Sotheby's Institute.
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 Leasing in a Down Economy
February 23, 2010 -- Law Journal Newsletters
Paul Rubin was a panelist on “Commercial Leasing in a Down Economy,” a live webinar sponsored by Law Journal Newsletters.
Restituting the Goudstikker Collection
February 12, 2010 -- Norton Museum
Lawrence Kaye spoke at the Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach, Florida on "Restituting the Goudstikker Collection" for the opening of the Museum's Goudstikker exhibition.
USQUAEBACH Scotch Whisky Tasting
February 3, 2010 -- Cobalt Brands
Cobalt Brands presented three varieties of USQUAEBACH whisky for tasting and gave an overview of whiskies produced worldwide and the factors that determine their market price. The owner of Park Avenue Liquors, one of the largest whisky retailers in the City, was on hand to field questions on whiskies and single malts.
January 21, 2010 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and NHB Advisors
As the economy remains in the doldrums, the insolvency landscape is not getting any easier for lenders. Our panel of experts included an experienced lender, financial advisor and restructuring counsel who provided attendees with the tools to address the challenges attendees are likely to face in complex workouts and insolvency situations in the coming year.
The Financial Expert’s Role in the Litigation Process
December 17, 2009 -- AICPA Webinar
David King was a panelist in an AICPA webinar entitled “The Financial Expert’s Role in the Litigation Process” at which he reviewed best practices related to evaluating, accepting and performing litigation engagements, how to select financial experts, and methods and techniques that can provide value to the litigation process.
Young Professionals in Public Service
December 14, 2009 -- New York City Young Professionals Leadership Program
Herrick hosted a reception to launch the New York City Young Professionals Leadership Program (NYCLP) Alumni Association.
The Dealmakers Forum for Senior Real Estate Executives: An Interactive Case Approach
December 9, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Cornerstone Accounting, The Schonbraun McCann Group and Bisnow
Our experts discussed the major issues and recent developments shaping the real estate industry. Attendees learned how to respond to these issues and take advantage of opportunities in the market. This seminar covered legal, financial, valuation, tax and accounting issues through developed business cases.
Operational, Regulatory, and Economic Challenges Facing Hedge Funds in 2010
December 1, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Celadon Financial Group LLC and Eze Castle Integration
New forces are challenging the hedge fund industry and driving managers to rethink their operational and business practices, in addition to adapting to the fast paced global economic environment. Public opinion, regulation, competitive threats, transparency and world economies are challenging hedge fund managers daily. How does today’s fund prepare itself for what lies ahead in 2010? Our panel of experts helped attendees prepare through a discussion of the operational, regulatory and economic factors affecting the hedge fund industry and the steps funds can take to identify new areas of risk management and better position themselves to succeed.
The Impact of Social Networking on the Sports World
November 17, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and the New York State Bar Association
Herrick, in conjunction with the New York State Bar Association's Entertainment, Art and Sports Law Section, hosted a seminar to discuss how social networking is impacting the business of sports today from the perspective of copyright owners, distribution partners and athletes.
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
November 15, 2009 -- Multi-day Program
Charles Goldstein and Howard Spiegler spoke on Holocaust restitution issues involving Russia and Eastern Europe at a multi-day program in Boston sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.
Distinguished Annual Lecture - The McNay Museum
November 15, 2009
Lawrence Kaye delivered the Distinguished Annual Lecture at The McNay Museum in San Antonio, Texas. He discussed his work to reclaim for Jacques Goudstikker's heir art confiscated by the Nazis during World War II.
The New World of NYC Commercial Real Estate
November 10, 2009 -- The Wharton Business School Club of New York
Herrick hosted a real estate speaker series for The Wharton Business School Club of New York entitled “The New World of NYC Commercial Real Estate.”
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.
Business Transformation Beyond 2010
October 29, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP, KBL, LLP and LEVYCHIN, LLC
Transformational Strategies for Emerging Business and Investment Firms
Congress of the Union Internationale des Avocats
October 27-31, 2009 -- Union Internationale des Avocats
Howard Spiegler and Charles Goldstein spoke at the annual Congress of the Union Internationale des Avocats (International Association of Lawyers) (UIA) in Seville, Spain.
US Shopping Center Law Conference
October 21, 2009 -- International Council of Shopping Centers
Jonathan facilitated the workshop "Solid Construction or House of Cards? Tenant Improvement Issues for Landlords, Tenants and Lenders in the Current Economic Climate" at the ICSC's US Shopping Center Law Conference.
Federal Law Clerks Copyright Seminar
October 13, 2009 -- NYC Bar Association's Copyright & Literary Property Committee
Barry Werbin spoke at the "Law Clerks Copyright Seminar" (LLCS), presented by the NYC Bar Association's Copyright & Literary Property Committee.
PE Firms and Distress: The Tricky Business of Risk Mitigation and Value Creation
October 8, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Our experts discussed the bankruptcy and distressed issues that impact private equity firms. Attendees heard about several recent cases involving private equity sponsors and troubled portfolio companies and learned the business strategies firms should consider, whether as the buyer or seller.
Valuation and Legal Issues of Distressed Assets
September 30, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and Kinetic Partners
Herrick co-sponsored Kinetic Partners' sixth quarterly operational risk breakfast club discussion on the Valuation and Legal Issues of Distressed Assets.
Governance of Cultural Property: Preservation and Recovery
September 29, 2009 -- Basel Institute on Governance Conference
Lawrence Kaye delivered the keynote address at the Basel Institute on Governance’s conference on “Governance of Cultural Property: Preservation and Recovery” in Switzerland.
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.
Fraud and Ethics in the Financial Crisis
September 16, 2009 -- Institute for Internal Auditors
Richard Morris and Steven Feldman presented at the “Fraud and Ethics in the Financial Crisis” workshop hosted by the Institute for Internal Auditors (IIA) in New York.
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.
How Art Influences Fashion and How Fashion Influences Art
September 14-15, 2009 -- RBC Wealth Management and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy
Herrick, Lufthansa, and The Rampart Group were co-sponsors with RBC Wealth Management and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy at an exclusive dinner and panel discussion of "How Art Influences Fashion and How Fashion Influences Art".
Using ESOPs Strategically in Business
September 10, 2009 -- New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Gary Young and Fred Green participated in the NJICLE seminar entitled “Using ESOPs Strategically in Business.”
Real Women of Real Estate High Line Tour
August 11, 2009 -- Real Women of Real Estate
Real Women of Real Estate hosted a tour of the High Line, a former section of the west side’s elevated railway that has been redesigned as New York’s newest green space.
PALS Mock Interview/Resume Workshop for Law Students of Color
August 4, 2009 -- Practicing Attorneys for Law Students
Herrick co-sponsored the 4th Annual PALS Mock Interview/Resume Workshop for Law Students of Color which took place at the New York City Bar Association. Herrick volunteers conducted mock interviews and helped students with interviewing skills and resumes.
Recovering Cuba’s Looted Artworks
July 30 - August 1, 2009 -- Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy
Mari-Claudia Jiménez participated on the panel "Recovering Cuba's Looted Artworks" at the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) conference entitled "Cuba in a World of Uncertainty."
Cultural Heritage Series: Tom Ude
June 30, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Tom Ude, Senior Counsel at Lambda Legal, took part in Herrick's Cultural Heritage Speaker Series in honor of GLBT Pride Month.
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.
Zoning and Land Use - Not Just a Primer
June 16, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Mark Levine and Jennifer Dickson presented a seminar entitled "Zoning and Land Use - Not Just a Primer" for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
New York Condos in Despair - Workouts in 2009
June 11, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Our panel of experts discussed how to assess the risks and benefits of a workout, and as a lender how to strengthen your legal position both during and after the workout.
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).
Private Briefing: Q & A Session with Quincy Jones
May 20, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and Wharton Club of New York
Herrick hosted the Wharton Club of New York (WCNY) President’s Forum entitled “Private Briefing: Q & A Session with Quincy Jones.”
ERISA Fiduciary Responsibility
May 14, 2009 -- New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Gary Young spoke at the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountant's (NYSSCPA) Employee Benefits Conference on "ERISA Fiduciary Responsibility."
Hotel Restructuring, Foreclosure and Bankruptcy
May 12, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and Ernst & Young LLP
Our panel discussed how dealing with hospitality property foreclosures and workouts differs from conventional real estate investments. Hotel owners and lenders will learn how to maximize their opportunities in today's market.
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 an individual in an internal investigation.
2009 Business Law Symposium
April 24, 2009 -- New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Gary Young was a panelist at the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) New Jersey Business Law Symposium for a seminar entitled "Provisions in Purchase Agreements Unique to these Transactions: Restaurants/Bars/Diners and Liquor Licenses."
The Lower East Side—An Endangered Place
April 23, 2009 -- Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
Richard Bass was a panelist at the premiere screening of "The Lower East Side—An Endangered Place," a documentary about how gentrification has impacted the lives of people who live and work in the Lower East Side.
April 17, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and CLE International
Paul Schafhauser spoke at the new one-day Continuing Legal Education (CLE) International Conference entitled "Eminent Domain."
2009 New York Legal Market Forum
April 3, 2009 -- Sandpiper Partners LLC
George Wolf, Jr. was a panelist at the 2009 New York Legal Market forum on the topic "Talent Management."
Restaurant Operator’s Conference
March 31, 2009 -- New Jersey Restaurant Association
Gary Young moderated a panel at the New Jersey Restaurant Association's (NJRA) Restaurant Operator's Conference; Jonathan Adelsberg also spoke.
Update on Federal Stimulus Package and RE Industry Impact
March 27, 2009 -- Association of Real Estate Women
Clifton Rodgers, Jr., senior vice president, The Real Estate Roundtable, shared his expertise on the federal stimulus package and its effect on all aspects and segments of the real estate industry.
Israeli Business Forum of New York
March 26, 2009 -- Israeli Business Forum of New York
Herrick, Feinstein hosted the Israeli Business Forum seminars entitled "Global Recession and Relocation" and "Health Insurance, The Economical Crisis and Obama's Plans."
Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker
March 19, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and The Jewish Museum
Lawrence Kaye participated on a panel that was organized in conjunction with the exhibit "Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker." This exhibition presents rarely-seen Old Master paintings drawn from the collection of Jacques Goudstikker.
Art Law, Policy and Management
February 28, 2009 -- Institute of Art and Law (IAL)
Howard Spiegler spoke at the "Art Law, Policy and Management" forum at the Institute of Art and Law (IAL) in London. Howard spoke on "Claims for Nazi-Looted Art: An Update from the United States" and "Anti-Seizure Statutes--Friend or Foe."
State of the Art
February 24, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP and New York State Bar Association
A distinguished panel discussed issues in the current art market, such as collecting, selling, gifting, financing, estate planning, as well as insurance.
Annual Distressed Debt Forum
February 23, 2009 -- Institutional Investor
Ben spoke at the Institutional Investor "Annual Distressed Debt Forum."
Return of the Credit Crunch
February 12, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Due to the overwhelming response for our January credit crunch seminar, Herrick hosted this seminar again. This seminar focused on how to deal with the problem loan, workout, restructuring and bankruptcy issues you hoped you’d never see again.
The Perils of Investment Management in Perilous Times
February 10, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
A distinguished panel of litigators and regulatory lawyers explored the ramifications of the current crisis in the financial markets for hedge fund managers and other investment fiduciaries.
Cultural Heritage Series: Zachary Carter
February 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
In honor of Black History Month, Herrick's Cultural Heritage Speaker Series welcomed Zachary Carter to offer his perspective on diversity.
Return of the Credit Crunch
January 14, 2009 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
This seminar focused on how to deal with the problem loan, workout, restructuring and bankruptcy issues you are facing in this troubled economy.
Legal Affairs: Art on the Move
December 3-7, 2008 -- Art Basel Miami Beach
Howard Spiegler spoke at Art Basel Miami Beach, the biggest annual art fair in the U.S., on “Legal Affairs: Art on the Move,” a panel on issues relating to the international transportation of art.
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."
Federal Law Clerks Copyright Seminar
October - December 2008 -- NYC Bar Association's Copyright & Literary Property Committee
Barry Werbin spoke at a series of seminars on copyright law for federal law clerks, presented by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York's Committee on Copyright and Literary Property.
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.
US Shopping Center Law Conference
October 25, 2008 -- International Council of Shopping Centers
Jonathan Adelsberg spoke on "How to Make a Deal in the Big City" at the ICSC’s US Shopping Center Law Conference.
ANSI Legal Issues Forum
October 22, 2008 -- American National Standards Institute
Ronald Levine participated on a panel at the American National Standards Institute's Legal Issues Forum, which is part of ANSI World Standards Week, in Washington, DC.
2008 U.S. Presidential Election and Turkey
October 21, 2008 -- American Turkish Society, Turkish Coalition of America, U.S. Association of Former Members of the Congress
Hon. Elizabeth Holtzman spoke on a panel discussing the U.S. Presidential Election and Turkey with other former members of the U.S. Congress.
TAGLaw International Conference
October 19, 2008 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
As the New York TAGLaw member, Herrick hosted the opening cocktail reception on Sunday, October 19th at our 2 Park Avenue office.
Cuba's Pillaged Patrimony 1959-2008
September 11, 2008 -- University of Miami and Herencia Cultural Cubana
Mari-Claudia Jiménez participated in the conference entitled "Cuba's Pillaged Patrimony 1959-2008." The conference, sponsored by the University of Miami and Herencia Cultural Cubana (Cuban Cultural Heritage Committee), focused on the looting of cultural patrimony that has occurred under the Castro regime and explored issues relating t restitution.
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."
Mock Interview/Resume Workshop for Law Students of Color
August 5, 2008 -- Practicing Attorneys for Law Students
Herrick participated in the Practicing Attorneys for Law Students (PALS) "Mock Interview/Resume Workshop for Law Students of Color" program, designed to help law students of color prepare for the Fall recruiting season.
Real Estate Litigation in New York
July 15, 2008 -- Lorman Education Services
Ray Hannigan moderated this panel on "how to navigate the minefields of real estate litigation"
In-House Attorney-Client Privilege
June 24, 2008 -- American Corporate Counsel Association
Ron Levine spoke at the American Corporate Counsel Association’s "Annual Ethics Program." He spoke on a panel entitled, “In-House Attorney-Client Privilege.”
Common Cause Conference
June 10, 2008 -- George Washington University
As part of a panel of distinguished constitutional experts, Elizabeth Holtzman spoke on the abuse of executive powers at a conference hosted by Common Cause.
Stolen Art Seminar
May 9-10, 2008 -- Union Internationale des Avocats
Howard Spiegler spoke on stolen art at a seminar sponsored by the Union Internationale des Avocats, the American Bar Association and the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados del Senorio de Vizcaya in Bilbao, Spain.
Yom HaShoah Speech
May 1, 2008 -- Young Israel of Long Beach
Howard Spiegler gave his second annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) lecture at the Young Israel of Long Beach Community Center and Synagogue.
Portrait of Wally
April 28, 2008 -- Williams College
Howard Spiegler spoke at an art restitution program at Williams College on his involvement in the case of the stolen Egon Schiele painting, "Portrait of Wally."
Surprise Government Interviews - A Case Study
April 16, 2008 -- Association of Corporate Counsel
David Rosenfield presented at the Annual Compliance Seminar of the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), New York City.
2nd Avenue Subway Expansion
April 1, 2008 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
The Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums and Herrick, Feinstein LLP provided expert guidance on the potential negative impacts of the 2nd Aveune Subway Expansion.
The Role of Women in Politics
March 19, 2008 -- Temple University
Elizabeth Holtzman spoke on the "Role of Women in Politics" at Temple University. The event was a special Women’s History Month and Spring Cultural Affairs Series presentation.
Pre-Emptive Litigation Strategies
March 2008 -- DealFlow Media Distressed Debt Conference
Stephen Selbst spoke at on "Pre-Emptive Litigation Strategies" at the DealFlow Media Distressed Debt Conference.
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.
Strength Through Diversity
February 5, 2008 -- Young Professionals Leadership Program and the America-Israel Friendship League
Mark Levine led a discussion on the urban landscape of New York City, and former New York City Parks Commissioner Henry Stern spoke on ethnic diversity within the Parks Department.
How to Deal with Surprise Government Interviews
February 5, 2008 -- Herrick, Feinstein and KPMG
Herrick sponsored, with KPMG, a seminar on dealing with surprise government interviews before the ACC's Greater NY Chapter in New York City.
Disclosures—Get them right
January 25, 2008 -- the Life Insurance Settlement Association
Jule Rousseau presented to brokers and providers on this topic.
Law Clerks Copyright Seminars
December 2007, January 2008 -- Association of the Bar of New York City
Barry Werbin, Raymond Weisbond, Claudia Ray and Kay Murray spoke at a series of seminars on copyright law for federal law clerks.
Anthony Weiner Fundraiser
December 10, 2007 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick, Feinstein LLP hosted a fundraiser for Congressman Anthony Weiner.
Understanding the Value of Your Digital Rights
November 13, 2007 -- Sports Media & Technology 2007 Conference
Matthew Pace served as a panelist on "Understanding the Value of Your Digital Rights" at the Sports Media & Technology Conference in 2007.
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.
Mediation Settlement Day
October 18, 2007 -- FINRA Dispute Resolution
Judge Milton Mollen served as the honorary chair and the keynote speaker for the Mediation Settlement Day kick-off event.
Annual Real Estate Cocktail Reception
October 10, 2007 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted its annual real estate industry networking event at Tao with more than 800 real estate professionals in attendance.
The Crisis in Subprime Lending
October 2007 -- Beard Group Audioconference
Stephen Selbst spoke on "The Crisis in Subprime Lending" for a Beard Group Audioconference.
Turkey and Its Role in Europe
September 20, 2007 -- ABCNY-EAC Turkey Event
Lawrence Kaye delivered a speech entitled, "Key Financial, Legal, Banking and Investment Sector Reforms in Turkey Relevant to Turkey's EU Membership" at this panel.
The Subprime Mortgage Crisis
September 2007 -- iiBig Distressed Debt Conference
Stephen Selbst spoke on The Subprime Mortgage Crisis at the iiBig Distressed Debt Conference in Las Vegas.
July 25, 2007 -- International Longshoremen
Judge Milton Mollen, in his capacity as Ethical Practices Counsel, addressed the International Longshoremen’s Fifty-Second Quadrennial Convention in Hollywood, FL.
Real Estate Litigation
July 12, 2007 -- hosted by Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Ray Hannigan moderated a panel discussion entitled 'Real Estate Litigation in New York.'
Commercial Real Estate Litigation
June and July 2007 -- hosted by Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Four lectures on Commerical Real Estate Litagation before Supreme Court and Civil Court judges.
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.
June 13-16, 2007 -- American Immigration Lawyers Association
Dan Retter led a panel on special immigrants at the national American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) annual conference in Orlando.
Breakfast Discussion with Yadin Antebi
June 6, 2007 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Yadin Antebi, Commissioner of Capital Markets, Insurance and Savings, Ministry of Finance, Israel, discussed recent regulatory changes that have created a new era of diversified investment in and by the insurance, mutual fund and pension fund industries in Israel.
Fundraiser for Melinda Katz
June 5, 2007 -- Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Herrick hosted a fundraiser for Melinda Katz, chair of the New York City Council’s Committee on Land Use, member of the Advisory Council to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and candidate for New York City Comptroller.
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.
Collecting Art. The Art of Collecting
April 26, 2007 -- Wolfsberg Arts Forum in New York
Lawrence Kaye was a panelist at the Collecting Art. The Art of Collecting forum entitled, "An A to Z Guide for Collectors."
Yom HaShoah Speech
April 14, 2007 -- The Brotherhood Synagogue
Howard Spiegler gave his first annual Yom HaShoah (Day of Holocaust Remembrance) speech on his experiences in helping to recover Nazi-looted art.
Purchase and Sale of Bankruptcy Claims
April 13, 2007 -- Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference
Paul Rubin spoke for the New Jersey State Bar Association at the Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference about "Purchase and Sale of Bankruptcy Claims."
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.
Mixed Use Development Leasing & Management
January 26, 2007 -- Premier National Summit on Mixed Use Development Leasing & Management
Mary Ellen Shuttleworth spoke at the Premier National Summit on Mixed Use Development Leasing & Management in New York.
January 11, 2007 -- American Conference Program
Douglas Heller spoke on mixed-use development at the American Conference Program.
Restitution of Nazi-Spoliated Art
November 16, 2006 -- Harvard Law School Arts & Literature Law Society
Howard Spiegler served on a panel addressing art restitution as part of the Harvard Law School Arts & Literature Law Society’s conference on the intersection of law and the arts.
Co-op Issues for New Attorneys
November, 12, 2006 -- Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums
Douglas Heller spoke on "Co-op Issues for New Attorneys" at the Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums.
Don’t Court Disaster
November 2-3, 2006 -- Excess Lines Association of New York
Jonathan Kline was a presenter for E&O Mock Trial “Don’t Court Disaster” on behalf of the Excess Lines Association of New York.
BACPA - A Look at the First Year
November 2006 -- Beard Group Audioconference
Stephen Selbst spoke on "BACPA - A Look at the First Year" for a Beard Group Audioconference.
Co-op or Condo, Which is Better?
August, 2, 2006 -- Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums
Douglas Heller spoke at the Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums.
Fund Services Expo
January 12, 2006 -- Lipper/Hedge
Ben Spoke at the Lipper/Hedgeworld "Fund Services Expo."
Recent Developments in Art Recovery
November 18, 2005 -- New York State Bar Association, Entertainment, Art & Sports Law Section - Committee on Fine Arts
Howard Spiegler spoke at this program.
The Treasures of Culture -- Lost and Displaced
November 14, 2005 -- Moscow - International Conference
Lawrence Kaye spoke on his art law experience in a speech entitled “Litigating Cultural Property Claims in the United States and Europe: A U.S. Lawyer’s Perspective."
War and Peace Between Boards and Sponsors
November 2005 -- Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums
Douglas Heller spoke on "War and Peace Between Boards and Sponsors" at the Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums.
Civil Litigation for Younger Lawyers
April 2005 -- Georgia Continuing Legal Education
M. Darren Traub was the presiding speaker for Civil Litigation for Younger Lawyers at Georgia CLE.
Co-op to Condo, The Right Fit?
March 16, 2005 -- The Cooperator
Douglas Heller spoke on "Co-op to Condo, the Right Fit?" at an event held by The Cooperator, a New York cooperative and condominium community magazine.
2004 -- Sotheby's New York
Howard Spiegler spoke about Nazi-Looted art at Sotheby's New York.
Visual Arts & the Law Conference
August 12-13, 2004 -- Santa Fe, New Mexico
Lawrence Kaye gave a speech entitled, "Provenance and Other Issue Relating to the Recovery of Stolen Art."
A Future for Our Past: The Istanbul Initiative
June 26, 2004 -- International Symposium for Redefining the Concept of Cultural Heritage
Lawrence Kaye spoke at the International Symposium for Redefining the Concept of Cultural Heritage on the topic "Cultural Heritage and Illicit Antiquities."
Challenges on Apartment Sales and Transfers
March 18, 2004 -- The Cooperator's Annual Co-op and Condo Expo
Douglas Heller spoke at the The Cooperator's Annual Co-op and Condo Expo on a panel entitled "Challenges on Apartment Sales and Transfers."
Valuation Issues in Bankruptcy
February 17, 2004 -- New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Paul Rubin spoke about valuation issues in bankruptcy before a joint meeting of Bankruptcy and Financial Reorganization and the Business Valuation Committees of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
2003 -- American Appraisers' Association
Howard Spiegler spoke on "Provence Issues" at the American Appraisers' Association.
2002 -- American Inns of Court
Howard Spiegler spoke to American Inns of Court (AIC) on Nazi-Looted Art.
International Touring Exhibition: Jacques Goudstikker Collection
Herrick's representation of Marei von Saher led to to the recovery of hundreds of artworks looted from the renowned Dutch art dealer, Jacques Goudstikker, during the Second World War. Over 35 of the recovered works will be featured in this international touring exhibition.