Stop in a Day Early and Attend the Presidential Swearing In on June 12
Patrick J. Fiedler will be sworn in as the 58th president of the State Bar of Wisconsin on June 12. Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson will administer the oath of office, and Fiedler will address issues affecting the State Bar and the legal profession in the coming year.
A reception begins at 4 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 5 p.m. Immediately following the swearing-in ceremony complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and soda will be available. All State Bar members are invited to this event.
June 5, 2013 – Business law practitioners won’t want to miss “Upcoming Changes in Wisconsin Partnership Law: The Revised Uniform Partnership Act” and “The Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act: A Proposal for Wisconsin” sessions. Real Estate Law Practitioners will want to check in at “The Good and the Bad in the New Landlord-Tenant Laws” session. These are just three of 20 breakout sessions, two plenary sessions, and a keynote luncheon speaker at State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® Real Estate and Business Law Institute at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton on June 13-14.
The institute is produced with special cooperation from the State Bar’s Real Property, Probate & Trust and Business Law sections.
New, Proposed, Revised Law Updates
Upcoming Changes in Wisconsin Partnership Law: The Revised Uniform Partnership Act – The State Bar Business Law Section is working with the Wisconsin Legislature to update Wisconsin’s partnership statutes. Attorneys Richard A. Latta, Joseph D. Masterson, and Thomas J. Nichols explore several aspects of how a revised Chapter 178 is likely to affect Wisconsin business and practitioners, including new rules relating to apparent authority, implied covenants-not-to-compete, rights upon dissociation, dissolution and limited liability partnerships. They will also discuss procedural issues and transitional rules.
The Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act: A Proposal for Wisconsin – Business Law Section Chapter 183 Subcommittee members Joseph W. Boucher, Joshua L. Cannon, Nadelle Grossman, Richard A. Latta, Adam J. Tutaj, and Leslie M. Van Buskirk discuss the revisions and updates to Chapter 183 to adopt the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, which the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law approved and recommended for enactment in all states. Panelists discuss certain modifications intended to preserve what the subcommittee believes are important, long-standing policy judgments reflected in the current Chapter 183 and related practical considerations.
Close a door, Open a window: The Good and the Bad in the New Landlord-Tenant Laws – Briane F. Pagel presents this session on recent changes in state law governing landlords and tenants. These changes caused an outcry among tenant advocates but may not have sat as well with landlords in all cases either. Learn how the landlord-tenant law changed and how business owners, landlords, and tenants – as well as their advocates – can take advantage of these changes (or avoid being taken advantage of).
More CLE Breakout Sessions
Damn That Angie and Her Little List Too: Bringing Claims Against Contractors
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – What You Need to Know
Governance Issues in Limited Liability Companies
Health Care Reform Legal Update and Potential Impacts
Historic Preservation Designations: Tax Credits and Incentives
How Aggrieved is Aggrieved? Liability for Mortgage Bankers, Brokers, and Servicers Under Wisconsin’s Chapter 224
Measuring Loss Under a Title Insurance Policy
Perils of Collecting Fees
Real Estate Development Agreements
Relationships Among Law Firms: Of Counsel, Affiliations, and Office Sharing
Special Problems in Foreclosing Condominiums
Subrogation Provisions in Leases and Condominium Documents
The Small Family Businesses: Starting Up and Breaking Up
Important Financial Covenants in Commercial Loan Agreements
Business Valuation: When to Use Various Methods
Licensing Issues For Finders in Securities Offerings, Solicitors for Investment Advisers and Others Paid in Securities-Related Transactions: A Dialogue with the Wisconsin Securities Administrator
Foreign Theft of Trade Secrets: Protections and Remedies and John Wiley & Sons: Its Impact on U.S. Merchants
Find out more about these breakout sessions. Complete program descriptions also are available on the institute’s two plenary sessions on legal research and iPad basics, and the luncheon program speaker Duquesne University School of Law Professor Mark D. Yochum.
What are Institutes?
State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE multi-day CLE institutes feature focused, highly relevant CLE programming in two to four areas of practice. Institutes often include a vendor/exhibitor expo hall and social events and are typically held at destination locations, such as resorts.
How to Register
Tuition, not including Thursday’s luncheon and CLE program, is $379 for members; $189.50 for Ultimate Pass Silver subscribers, and is included in the cost of the Ultimate Pass Gold subscribers. The ticketed Thursday CLE, The Bonehead Play, luncheon costs an additional $20. Attendees must indicate the “Including optional CLE luncheon” selection when registering for the institute. For more program information or to register, call the State Bar at (800) 728-7788 or (608) 257-3838 or register online.
Select sessions will be offered as webcasts in the fall. All institute attendees can attend the first two replay dates for free.
Mark Your Calendar
In addition to the June institute, PINNACLE is planning the Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute, Aug. 22-23, and Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference, Oct. 24–26. Both institutes will be in Wisconsin Dells. Program information and registration for these institutes will be available soon.