Rimon’s Complimentary 2019 CLE Webinar Series
CLE Maxim “Mac” Waldbaum · Mark S. Lee · Joseph I. (“Joe”) Rosenbaum · Michael Vargas · Frank Vargas · December 21, 2018
Welcome to Rimon’s Complimentary Annual CLE Webinar Series. Each course is presented by a Rimon Partner with extensive subject-matter experience. Read more about our team.
CLE credits: These programs are approved by the CA State Bar for 1 hour of CLE credit for each course. Certification is pending in NY, but NY bar members are also eligible for 1 CLE credit per course through NY’s Approved Jurisdiction Policy. Most other states also recognize CA accredited courses. If you would like credit in any other state, please check your local state bar’s regulations.
Upcoming CLE Webinars:
State and Local Taxation: Headline News and Trends
Tuesday, January 15 • 2 PM ET – (1 CLE Credit)
In this fast-paced presentation, David A. Fruchtman (chair of State and Local (Subnational) Taxation at Rimon P.C.) analyzes the most important developments in multistate and local tax legislation, case law and administrative pronouncements nationwide. Topics covered are determined based upon current developments. Prior presentations have addressed tax presence, federal legislation, state legislation, click-through nexus, retroactive taxation, whistleblower lawsuits, class action lawsuits, income tax apportionment, corporate income tax refund cases, sales taxes on services, taxation of digital goods, responsible party liability, unclaimed property, and the endless battles over online travel companies. Attendees will be informed of significant developments in state and local tax legislation, policy and case law, with emphasis on developments occurring since October 1, 2018. Read more
Presenter: David A. Fruchtman, State and Local (Subnational) Taxation Chair.
Mr. Fruchtman’s clients include market-leading heavy equipment manufacturers, marketing companies, travel lodging providers and vehicle rental companies, as well as mid-sized retailers and financial services companies. His clients are listed on the NYSE, on NASDAQ and are privately held. Read more.
Corporate Governance Issues Related to Mergers and Acquisitions of Delaware Corporations
Tuesday, January 15 • 4 PM ET – (1 CLE Credit)
The Delaware law related to fiduciary duties of Directors involved in a merger or acquisition is a hotly litigated subject. This CLE will discuss the general fiduciary standard for Directors and the heightened standard of a merger or acquisition.
Presenters: Frank Vargas, Financial Services and Corporate Partner and Michael Vargas, Financial Services and Corporate Associate.
Frank Vargas is an attorney who holds a unique combination of legal and business experience that differentiates him from other corporate and financial lawyers. As an attorney, he has more than 30 years of experience in corporate and securities law, and has represented and counseled some of the largest and best-known technology companies and venture capital funds in the United States. His clients range from public and private companies as well as venture and private equity funds in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Madison, Minneapolis, and Boston. He regularly counsels clients on a variety of legal as well as business matters such as Angel and Venture Financing, Initial and Secondary Public Offerings, Mergers and Acquisitions, Contracts, and Complex Technology Licensing. Read more.
Michael Vargas is an associate in Rimon’s Palo Alto office and a member of the firm’s Corporate practice group. As a member of the Corporate practice group, Michael represents clients in a range of corporate transactions including formation, convertible debt financing, angel financing, venture capital and private equity backed expansion, state and federal securities, employment concerns, and mergers & acquisitions. In this capacity, Michael has represented clients in a variety of industries including robotics, software development, banking, social media, education, and other high technology industries. Read more.
It All Ads Up: Advertising, Promotions & Celebrity Endorsements in a Digital, Mobile, Social & Augmented World
Wednesday, January 16 • 12:30 PM ET – (1 CLE Credit)
Every company around the world advertises, markets and promotes its business. While legal and regulatory compliance is always best served by lawyers with experience and expertise in this area, understanding basic principles and recognizing key issues are valuable skills for every counselor and business person. No longer limited to print, radio and television, advertising, marketing and promotion have gone digital and mobile. No longer a one-way monologue, marketing today is inevitably a social media conversation, ever increasingly mobile, always borderless and consistently at a speed and scale unthinkable only a few years ago. This session will review the basic legal principles applicable to the regulation of advertising and promotions and provide an overview of some of the major considerations every lawyer and business person should know.
Presenter: Joseph I. (“Joe”) Rosenbaum, Corporate Partner
Joe Rosenbaum is a New York‐based partner at Rimon, P.C. and Chair of Rimon’s Global Alliance and Joe’s clients consistently receive exceptional representation across national and international boundaries. Prior to private practice, Joe served for 17 years as an in‐house lawyer for American Express, including 4 years in Toronto as Vice President & General Counsel of Amex Canada. Joe is an internationally recognized, highly valued multi‐disciplinary corporate‐commercial lawyer, known for his strategic, legal, regulatory and policy guidance, as well as his legal skills and judgment. His experience in advertising, marketing and promotions spans decades. He conducts in-house customized seminars for clients, has taught numerous CLE courses on these topics and recently served as contributor and contributing editor to an article on “Sweepstakes in New York” published by Practical Law (Thomson Reuters) just last month. He has served as outside General Counsel to the Interactive Advertising Bureau, the Association of Hispanic-American Advertisers, the Advertising Research Foundation and has worked with clients on local, national and multi-national/cross border promotions, public relations and marketing campaigns. Read more.
Copyright and Trademark Law: The Uncomfortable Interface
Thursday, January 17 • 11:30 AM ET – (1 CLE Credit)
Copyright and trademark law both create different federal rights that provide different terms of protection. Some courts have a difficult time evaluating when (1) both are or should be available to a plaintiff in litigation, (2) the ownership of one constitutes a defense against infringement of the other in litigation, and (3) one is or should be harder to plead in litigation. This session will discuss applicable legal principles and relevant case law to help understand this area of law.
Presenter: Mark S. Lee, International, Intellectual Property Partner
Working at the intersection of intellectual property and entertainment, Mark Lee advises celebrities and celebrity estates, studios, and high-tech companies in copyright, trademark, and right of publicity matters. He has litigated or counseled regarding copyrights and related rights in the music of Elvis Presley, Brian Wilson, Neil Young, Steve Perry, Jackson Browne, and John Lee Hooker; in the literary works of authors John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, Raymond Chandler, William Saroyan, Louis L’Amour, Helen Fielding, and Philip K. Dick; in the fictional characters Betty Boop, Barney, Rocky, Zorro, Dennis the Menace, and Emily the Strange; and in the photography of Richard Avedon and Jim Marshall. Read more.
Law and Behavior: Ethics in Deception before the PTO, AIA Proceedings and Enforcement Presentations
Friday, January 18 • 11:30 AM ET – (1 CLE Credit and 1 Ethics Credit)
Inequitable conduct before the USPTO and the Courts continues to be significantly ongoing. Ethics in this arena and subject is a substantial concern. Here presented is the present evolution of the problem and the historical basis for the reasons, results and unexpected remedies for such improper behavior, legal and equitable in nature. A specific analysis of the opinions of the Federal Circuit in 2018 is included.
Presenter: Maxim “Mac” Waldbaum, Patent, Trademark, Copyright, and Trade Partner
Maxim Waldbaum has been assisting clients in successfully resolving patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases and business disputes on such issues for 48 years. Mr. Waldbaum has handled intellectual property cases and transactions in the billions of dollars, representing many Fortune 50 companies and has been counsel in leading intellectual property cases, and arbitrated more than 170 cases and mediated more than 40. Read more.
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