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To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Choosing the right trust for a client’s needs requires cutting through a forest of bewildering alternatives.  Some trusts are flexible and offer no tax benefits; others offer substantial tax savings at the cost of control and flexibility.  Still other alternatives are efficient for charitable giving after death or providing for a special needs family member.  These choices are complicat...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Profits interests in LLCs and partnerships are an effective mechanism for giving members, managers or employees a stake in the financial success of the company without ceding control or necessarily triggering immediate taxable gain. The recipient has an incentive to help grow the company and the LLC’s owners fund the incentive payments through future, additive revenue.  But there are a wid...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar As the federal estate and gift taxes recede as a planning consideration for estates under a certain size, the role of expanded public benefits – Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other government benefits – plays an increased role as clients and their attorneys plan their estates to provide long-term and fund rising health care costs into old age.  Though eligibility for some benefi...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar To finance the operations and expansion of a business there are generally two types of loans – loans based on a company’s cash flow and loans based on its tangible or intangible assets.  With credit still tight for many companies, asset-based finance is often the only type of loan available.  Credit is based on the company’s inventory, receivables, equipment or chattel paper on a term or rev...
For More Information and to register for this live webcast, please click here Persuasion is the point of every word the actor and the lawyer speaks. A performance comes alive when the actor or lawyer connects deeply with an audience through a masterful command of evocative language, human emotion and skillful pacing … resulting in an ovation for the actor … a decisive WIN for the attorney! Presented in three sessions – webcast attendees join a workshop that offers concrete solutions to courtroo...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar To finance the operations and expansion of a business there are generally two types of loans – loans based on a company’s cash flow and loans based its tangible or intangible assets.  With credit still tight for many companies, asset-based finance is often the only type of loan available.  Credit is based on the company’s inventory, receivables, equipment or chattel paper on a term or revolv...
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Family and Probate Court Mediation Certification Training and Advanced Negotiation Workshop Thursday, July 10–Monday, July 14 Bar Conference Center 1501 Park St., Columbia THIS SEMINAR IS NOW FULL MCLE/JCLE/LEPR CREDIT 40.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 3.25 LEPR credit hours ABOUT THE PROGRAM This fully interactive, hands-on workshop will give you all the tools you need to be an effective, ethical, certified mediator in court-connected family and probate cases in South Caro...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar In an age of increased scrutiny of workplace behavior, relations claims continue to rise.  The rise in claims has been fostered, in part, by congressional legislation in Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley, which provide added legal protections for whistleblowers. Furthermore, the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Nassar has changed the standard of proof in retaliation claims involving underlyi...
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Real Estate Intensive July 11 - July 12 Live Kiawah Island Resort     Mandatory CLE (MCLE/LEPR/SPECIALTY) Credit Hours This program qualifies for 8.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 2.0 LEPR credit hours, and up to 1.0 Taxation Law, 1.0 Estate Probate Planning and 1.0 Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor Law Specialty Credit Hours   Registration Fees: Real Estate Section Members: $395 Non-Members of Real Estate Section: $445 Registration received after Friday, June ...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Attorneys are constantly receiving information from clients – in person, over the telephone, in email, and in the receipt of documents.  Technology has only increased the flow of information. Despite the immense growth in the exchange of confidential information, attorneys are required under the ethics rules to keep it confidential.  But not all information is necessarily confidential...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Recent health care legislation has substantially altered landscape of employment tax and distribution planning for C Corps, S Corps and LLCs.  Familiar tradeoffs and calculations in distributing money to a business owner as a salary versus a distribution or as a retirement payment have been substantially scrambled by the law’s imposition of a new Medicare tax and a 3.8% tax on certain types of in...
For More Information and to register for this live webcast, please click here Thurgood Marshall is one of the giant figures in the history of American jurisprudence. As the passionate and embattled civil rights lawyer who acted as the lead attorney for the plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KS, he helped win the U.S. Supreme Court decision to legally end racial segregation in the public schools in the United States. He was the first African American to serve as Solicitor Gen...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Decisions made by private company directors and officers have a major impact on the fortunes of the company and its shareholders.  Their actions and decisions are subject to a range of fiduciary standards – duties of care, loyalty, good faith and fair dealing. Special standards apply when a decision will have an impact on the interests of minority shareholders.  Other duties...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Estate planning for real estate and real estate entrepreneurs is full of special challenges.  Real estate is often illiquid, sometimes hard to value, and, in recent years, extremely volatile.  In addition, commercial real estate may be owned in partnership or in complex contractual relationships that make transferring it difficult.  There are also the challenges of transferring a unique family prop...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Estate planning for real estate and real estate entrepreneurs is full of special challenges.  Real estate is often illiquid, sometimes hard to value, and, in recent years, extremely volatile.  In addition, commercial real estate may be owned in partnership or in complex contractual relationships that make transferring it difficult.  There are also the challenges of transferring a unique...
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 Real Estate Practice Essentials Designed by Teri Stomski and Dave Whitener Friday, July 18 Bar Conference Center 1501 Park St., Columbia REGISTRATION FEE: Early Bird–$195 Regular–$235 VIEW THE BROCHURE MCLE/JCLE/LEPR CREDIT This program qualifies for 6.75 MCLE credit hours AGENDA 8:00 a.m.        Registration 8:30 a.m.        Welcome and “The Closing Cycle”                   &#...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Opinion letters underlie all significant business, commercial and real estate transactions.  Though they are an exchange of communications among lawyers, they provide a party assurance about certain legal matters that are very important to the transaction – for example, that the counter-party is validly organized, the transaction will not violate certain existing contracts, or the purpose of the ...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Franchises seem to guarantee business success for clients. They take a proven national or regional business concept and brand, plant it in local soil, and watch it grow.  The challenge for attorneys is to counsel clients about risk – the failure of a substantial number of franchises – and about the substantial costs and restrictions that go into buying and operating a franchise.  Ther...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Franchises seem to guarantee business success for clients. They take a proven national or regional business concept and brand, plant it in local soil, and watch it grow.  The challenge for attorneys is to counsel clients about risk – the failure of a substantial number of franchises – and about the substantial costs and restrictions that go into buying and operating a franchise...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar The pace at which lawyers are moving among law firms has increased in the last decade. This trend reflects the changing structure of law practice, general economic volatility, demand from clients for more specialization and lower costs, and the spread of technology.  Every time a lawyer changes law firm affiliation, a range of urgent ethical issues arise for the lawyer, his or her old firm and th...
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  Probate/Estate Planning Essentials led by Scott Hutto and Cathy Kennedy Friday, July 25 Bar Conference Center 1501 Park St., Columbia REGISTRATION FEE: Early Bird–$195 Regular–$235 MCLE/JCLE/LEPR CREDIT This program qualifies for 6.75 MCLE credit hours VIEW THE BROCHURE  ABOUT THE SERIES The “Essentials Series” is comprised of 11 full day courses that will cover major South Carolina practice areas, as well as law office technology. Each course is lead by experienc...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Small commercial space leases – for offices, retail locations, warehouses – are unlike big leases. Tenants are much more sensitive to the cost or reviewing or drafting, and negotiating lengthy leases. The panoply of tenant use restrictions in lengthier leases tends to suffocate the ability of smaller tenants to operate their businesses.  Landlord rights and remedies in “short “form” leases...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Nonprofit organizations frequently partner with for-profit companies to aid its mission. These joint ventures or other forms of collaboration can provide the nonprofit additional revenue, technical advice, marketing support, or other valuable services.  The nonprofit is able to further its mission and grow its activities by leveraging the resources of private industry. From the perspective of reg...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar For most LLCs, the single most important document they will ever need is their operating agreement.  A carefully drafted operating agreement provides a stable framework for the LLC’s members to start, grow and operate a business, and in certain instances facilitate the withdrawal of members of the ownership group. The operating agreement defines the business relationships among the members,...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar For most LLCs, the single most important document they will ever need is their operating agreement.  A carefully drafted operating agreement provides a stable framework for the LLC’s members to start, grow and operate a business, and in certain instances facilitate the withdrawal of members of the ownership group. The operating agreement defines the business relationships among the members...
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Adoption Law Friday, August 1 Live SC Bar Conference Center Bar Conference Center 1501 Park St., Columbia    Sites: Charleston  Greenville  Myrtle Beach (max capacity 20) Registration Fees: Early Bird $240 Regular $290 (after 7/18) VIEW THE BROCHURE ABOUT THE SEMINAR The SC Bar CLE Division is pleased to present “Adoption Law in South Carolina and Beyond.” This important program is designed to guide you through critical steps in the adoption process ...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Choice of entity for charitable and nonprofit organizations is a sophisticated set of tax, operational, regulatory and mission-related considerations and tradeoffs.  The choice impacts not only how an entity will be treated for federal income tax and state law purposes, but also impact how the organization goes about its mission and serving its charitable purpose.  The choice has beco...