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To register for this live teleseminar replay, 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 pur...
...and Non-competes  To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar In closely held companies, its partners are the keys to its success. They build, maintain and have access to key customer or client relationships, understand how services are delivered or products made, and have privileged access to the “know how” that makes the company a success.They are at once both the keys to success and the greatest threat to the company shoul...
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 Labor & Employment Video Replay Tuesday, February 3-Wednesday, February 4   presented by the SC Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division   Live at the SC Bar Conference Center 1501 Park Street REGISTRATION FEES Early Bird: Day 1: $270 / Day 2: $230 / Both: $495 Regular (received after 1/21): Day 1: $320 / Day 2: $280 / Both: $545   MCLE/LEPR CREDIT Day 1: This program qualifies for 6.75 MCLE credit hours, incl...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Digital assets are an entirely new (and rapidly growing) asset class.  Virtually every client has these assets and values them very highly.  Yet the rules for controlling digital assets and transferring them after a client’s death are highly variable and largely undefined.  Digital assets include everything from music, pictures and video or text (as in blog or Facebook page) stored onlin...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Special Needs Trusts are designed to provide for the long-care of individuals who have physical or intellectual impairments and are unable to provide for themselves, whether they are elderly or very young.  SNTs are intended to preserve the beneficiary’s eligibility for public benefits – Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SSI, and others – while maximizing the private resources of the be...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar This program will provide you with a practical guide to the tax and non-tax consequences of selling or exchanging partnership and LLC interests.  Though these transactions are commonplace, they have complex tax consequences for the partnership or LLC, their sellers and buyers.  There are many ways to structure these transactions to minimize adverse tax consequences short of a straight sale o...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar The flexibility of LLCs and partnerships allows for a wide range of incentive compensation structures.  The choice is not merely between equity and straight cash payments.  Rather, the entity can offer a blend of equity, profit participation interests and appreciation rights. Within each structure, there are variations, including timing, vesting and taxability. A new consideration is ...
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    Available via Webcast   REGISTRATION: (includes The South Carolina Nonprofit Corporate Practice Manual) Early Bird $300 (before Jan. 22) Regular $350 (after Jan. 22)   MCLE/JCLE/LEPR CREDIT This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 1.0 LEPR credit hour   VIEW THE BROCHURE   ABOUT THE PROGRAM Nonprofits are one of South Carolina’s fastest growing and most popular forms of corporate entity, and recent  leg...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar It’s never been easier for lawyers to practice law without the traditional encumbrances of a freestanding office, support staff, and libraries with extensive printed reference material.  Lawyers can set-up offices in their homes, communicate with clients, adversaries and the courts electronically, outsource overflow work to co-counsel or vendors, and establish web sites that can r...
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  Available via Webcast   AVAILABLE VIA VIDEO SITES Aiken - USC Aiken, Business & Education Bldg., 471 University Pkwy, Room 124 Anderson - The Center of Excellence, 200 Bleckley St., Room 138 Beaufort - One Beaufort Town Center, 2015 Boundary Street, Training Room Charleston - Charleston School of Law, 81 Mary St, Mary 101 Room Florence - South Eastern Institute of Manufacturing Technology, 1951 Pisgah Road, Room 249 Greenville ...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, 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 co...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar For employers, the workplace is deep with potential torts.  Hiring can be a delicate balance of adequately investigating the background of an applicant to cover past misconduct without making legally prohibited inquiries.  Workplace supervision in a digital age easily gives rise to claims of invasions of privacy. Workplace investigations, often involving conflicts among empl...
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 Law Office Management (LEAPP) Monday, February 9 REGISTRATION FEES Early Bird: $160 Regular: $210 (received after 1/26) MCLE/LEPR CREDIT This program qualifies for 4.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 4.0 LEPR credit hour and 1.0 SA/MH.   VIEW THE BROCHURE     All registrations must be pre-paid. All Internet registrations must include a credit card number.  Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds, less $25 administrative fee, will be mad...
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Advertising (LEAPP) Monday, February 9 REGISTRATION FEES Early Bird: $140 Regular: $190 (received after 1/26) MCLE/LEPR CREDIT This program qualifies for 3.5 MCLE credit hours, including up to 3.5 LEPR credit hour.   VIEW THE BROCHURE     All registrations must be pre-paid. All Internet registrations must include a credit card number.  Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds, less $25 administrative fee, will be made for cancellations received i...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar This annual review will cover a wide range of ethics developments impacting your civil litigation practice. The program’s panel will discuss ongoing ethics developments in discovery of the growing mountain of digital information, focusing on text messages and voluntary disclosures on social media. The panel will also discuss ethical issues in joint defenses and common interest agreements, and a...
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Ethics (LEAPP) Tuesday, February 10 REGISTRATION FEES Early Bird: $240 Regular: $290 (received after 1/27)   MCLE/LEPR CREDIT This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 6.0 LEPR credit hours   VIEW THE BROCHURE     All registrations must be pre-paid. All Internet registrations must include a credit card number.  Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds, less $25 administrative fee, will be made for cancellations ...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar This annual program will review significant ethics developments of practical importance to your law practice. The program will cover ethical developments related to and arising from assertion of the attorney-client privilege and ethical issues for attorneys who conduct pre-trial or internal investigations for clients.  Joint representation of clients, including confidentiality and late-arising ...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar This annual review will cover a wide range of ethics developments impacting your civil litigation practice. The program’s panel will discuss ongoing ethics developments in discovery of the growing mountain of digital information, focusing on text messages and voluntary disclosures on social media. The panel will also discuss ethical issues in joint defenses and common interest agreements, and a...
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Trust (LEAPP) Wednesday, February 11 REGISTRATION FEES Early Bird: $160 Regular: $210 (received after 1/28)   MCLE/LEPR CREDIT This program qualifies for 4.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 4.0 LEPR credit hours   VIEW THE BROCHURE     All registrations must be pre-paid. All Internet registrations must include a credit card number.  Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds, less $25 administrative fee, will be made for cancellations rece...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar This annual program will review significant ethics developments of practical importance to your law practice. The program will cover ethical developments related to and arising from assertion of the attorney-client privilege and ethical issues for attorneys who conduct pre-trial or internal investigations for clients.  Joint representation of clients, including confidentiality and late-arising c...
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   Available via Webcast REGISTRATION FEES Early Bird: $240 / Early Bird w/ BOOK: $340 Regular: $290 (received after 1/29) / Regular w/ BOOK: $390 (received after 1/29) MCLE CREDIT This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours  VIEW THE BROCHURE    ABOUT THE PROGRAM A clearly customized agreement for separation, divorce or parenting may take more time to write, but the benefits are obvious, there is much less likelihood of future conflict...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar This program will provide you with a detailed review of the estate and trust alternatives for funding educational and related expenses for heirs.  The program will cover the types of Section 529 plans available, including state-sponsored plans that are comparatively inflexible but tax-favored and private plans that are more flexible but might carry fewer financial incentives.  The varying ta...
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    Available via Webcast AVAILABLE VIA VIDEO SITES Aiken - USC Aiken, Business & Education Bldg., 471 University Pkwy, Room 124 Anderson - The Center of Excellence, 200 Bleckley St., Room 138 Beaufort - One Beaufort Town Center, 2015 Boundary Street, Training Room Charleston - Charleston School of Law, 81 Mary St, Mary 101 Room Florence - South Eastern Institute of Manufacturing Technology, 1951 Pisgah Road, Room 249 Greenville - Greenv...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Technology has changed everything lawyers do.  You market your expertise through firm web sites, e-newsletters, and social media.  You communicate with clients and opposing counsel via email and mobile devices.  You receive, edit, store and transmit client files electronically.  You may even file documents with the courts electronically. The first ethical...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar This annual update will provide you with a wide-ranging review of significant developments impacting nonprofit and exempt organizations.  The program will cover enforcement priorities by the IRS at the federal level and attorneys general at the state level, and which nonprofit activities are subject to increasing examination or investigation.  Significant developments related to a range of t...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar When drafting an LLC operating agreement, virtually the only limitation is the creativity of the drafter.  Economic and management rights and tax benefits can be separately allocated to the LLC’s members in virtually any manner.  To impose some order on this broad flexibility,  attorneys frequently rely on “units,” variously captioned, as a conceptual planning and practical draft...
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MORNING WEBCAST   AFTERNOON WEBCAST Satellite Locations North Charleston - Trident Technical College, Room 122  Greenville - Greenville Technical College, Buck Mickel Center, 216 South Pleasantburg Dr., Room 188   Registration Fees Early Bird half day (morning or afternoon): $175 Early Bird full day: $285 Regular half day (morning or afternoon): $225 (received after 2/3) Regular full day: $335 (received after 2/3)   MCLE/LEPR Credit Ho...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Stockholders’ agreements define the relationship among stockholders and the relationship of stockholders as a group to the corporation. These agreements can control the economics of the entity – whose entitled to distributions, in what circumstances, and how much – and governance – who gets to vote, in what circumstances, and when.  They are also crucial in creating a market for otherwise illiq...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Multi-family properties – apartment buildings, multiplexes, rehabbed and subdivided single family houses – have fared well during the general real estate downtown.  As individuals look to more affordable, stable and short-term housing, they increasingly look to apartments and multiplexes. These trends are fueling a substantial increase in the development of new multi-family properties and ...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Stockholders’ agreements define the relationship among stockholders and the relationship of stockholders as a group to the corporation. These agreements can control the economics of the entity – whose entitled to distributions, in what circumstances, and how much – and governance – who gets to vote, in what circumstances, and when.  They are also crucial in creating a market for otherwise illiqui...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Planning and drafting for the sale of a closely held company is unlike the sale of public companies.  Agreeing on a valuation can be very difficult because there is no regular market of buyers and sellers and information on comparable sales is scarce.  The companies are often financially structured to benefit a few shareholders, frequently members of a family, and require their financ...
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    REGISTRATION FEES Early Bird: $295 Regular: $345 (received after 2/4)   MCLE/LEPR CREDIT This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 1.0 LEPR credit hour    VIEW THE BROCHURE   ABOUT THE SEMINAR YOU NEGOTIATE EVERY DAY. In fact, your ability to effectively negotiate may be the most critical skill you possess. Yet most negotiate instinctively or intuitively. This seminar will help you approach negotiations with a strate...
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      REGISTRATION FEES Early Bird: $295 Regular: $345 (received after 2/4)   MCLE/LEPR CREDIT This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 1.0 LEPR credit hour    VIEW THE BROCHURE   ABOUT THE SEMINAR YOU NEGOTIATE EVERY DAY. In fact, your ability to effectively negotiate may be the most critical skill you possess. Yet most negotiate instinctively or intuitively. This seminar will help you approach negotiations with a ...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar As the population ages and more elderly seek estate and trust planning advice and services, lawyers are left in the uncomfortable position of having to detect the role of undue influence in the decision-making of these clients.  It’s not an easy task.  There is a subtle relationship between diminished mental capacity, in its various forms, the physical condition of the client, and the presen...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Planning and drafting for the sale of a closely held company is unlike the sale of public companies.  Agreeing on a valuation can be very difficult because there is no regular market of buyers and sellers and information on comparable sales is scarce.  The companies are often financially structured to benefit a few shareholders, frequently members of a family, and require their financ...
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9th Annual Health Law Symposium Sponsored by SC Medical Association and SC Bar - CLE Division Friday, February 20 Live at the South Carolina Medical Association 132 Westpark Blvd. Columbia, SC 29210 REGISTRATION FEE deadline is February 9 $190 (includes lunch) CLE Credits This course has been approved for 6 CLE credit hours. Course #150206    ABOUT THE PROGRAM 2015 Health Law Symposium We invite you to join your colleagues this year for the Ninth Annual Health Law Symp...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Billing and collecting fees and expenses has always been an ethically fraught area for lawyers.  It is one of the areas of greatest dispute between lawyers and law firms and their clients, as clients complain about either the amount of the fees or use fees as an opportunity for expressing dissatisfaction about another aspect of the representation.  Ethics complaints have increased as the co...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Liquid assets held in individual or employer sponsored “qualified plans” – traditional and Roth IRAs and 401(k)s primarily– are often the largest asset of individual estates. These accounts can also hold illiquid and difficult-to-value assets like shares of a closely held company, family real estate, art, jewelry or other nontraditional assets.  Most of these accounts have tax-favored...
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       AVAILABLE VIA VIDEO SITES Aiken - USC Aiken, Business & Education Bldg., 471 University Pkwy, Room 124 Anderson - The Center of Excellence, 200 Bleckley St., Room 138 Beaufort - One Beaufort Town Center, 2015 Boundary Street, Training Room Charleston - Charleston School of Law, 81 Mary St, Mary 101 Room Florence - South Eastern Institute of Manufacturing Technology, 1951 Pisgah Road, Room 249 Greenville - Greenville Technical College, Buck Mickel Cen...
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  Satellite Locations North Charleston - Trident Technical College, Room 122  Greenville - Greenville Technical College, Buck Mickel Center, 216 South Pleasantburg Dr., Room 188   Registration Fees Early Bird: $240 Regular: $290 (after Feb. 9) ABOUT THE PROGRAM Representing foreign nationals is becoming more commonplace. This can be intimidating and challenging to practitioners, due to the complexity of immigration law and the fa...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar Escrow agreements are essential to most significant business and real estate transactions.  They are mechanisms for allocating risks – whether for non-performance or contingent liabilities – among the parties to the transaction.  In business transactions, an investor in a capital funding deal or a buyer in a merger transaction may be unwilling to close the transaction unless funds are...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar This annual program will review significant ethics developments of practical importance to your law practice. The program will cover ethical developments related to and arising from assertion of the attorney-client privilege and ethical issues for attorneys who conduct pre-trial or internal investigations for clients.  Joint representation of clients, including confidentiality and late-ari...
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  Available via Webcast REGISTRATION FEES (Includes new publication, SC Deposition Procedure Handbook) Early Bird: $240 Regular: $290 (received after 2/10) MCLE CREDIT This program qualifies for 3.0 MCLE credit hours    VISIT THE BROCHURE   ABOUT THE PROGRAM Deposition practice is the heart of virtually every civil case and can mean all the difference in the world to a litigator who needs to properly notice a deposition, who is using the depositio...
To register for this live teleseminar, please click here About the Teleseminar Although independent contractor agreements superficially resemble employment agreements, their principal purpose is to avoid having a contractor characterized as an employee.  Preserving a worker’s independent contractor status, while still defining all the essential terms of the arrangement, is essential to reducing or eliminating employer liability for certain tax withholding obligations and em...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar This annual program will review significant ethics developments of practical importance to your law practice. The program will cover ethical developments related to and arising from assertion of the attorney-client privilege and ethical issues for attorneys who conduct pre-trial or internal investigations for clients.  Joint representation of clients, including confidentiality and late-ari...
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Attorney Mental Health and Ethics Updates (CLE 6-Pack Seminar Series) Tuesday, February 24, 2015   presented by the SC Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division Live at the SC Bar Conference Center  1501 Park Street   REGISTRATION FEES $60 (this seminar ONLY) MCLE Credit Hours 2.0 MCLE credits, including up to 2.0 LEPR credits, and 1.0 SA/MH credit    Just in time to complete your MCLE/LEPR/SA/MH requirements, join Off...
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    Satellite Locations North Charleston - Trident Technical College, Room 122  Greenville - Greenville Technical College, Buck Mickel Center, 216 South Pleasantburg Dr., Room 188   REGISTRATION FEES Early Bird: $240 Regular: $290 (received after 2/12) MCLE CREDIT This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours   VIEW THE BROCHURE    ABOUT THE SEMINAR This seminar explains how to handle a commercial vehicle accident case ...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar In most conversations among lawyers, there are subtle shadings of words, an emphasis placed on certain facts or a diminution of others, sometimes a concealment of intent or purpose.  There is nothing necessarily wrong about any of this.  Lawyers are required to zealously advocate for their clients’ interests, including in settlement and transactional negotiations.  But that zeal ...
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  REGISTRATION FEES Charleston County Bar Members: Early Bird: $270 Regular: $320 (after 2/13) All Others: Early Bird: $295 Regular: $345 (after 2/13) MCLE/LEPR Credit This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours including up to 3.0 LEPR credit hours and 1.0 SA/MH credit hour   VIEW THE BROCHURE   ABOUT THE SEMINAR When you are disengaged from your work, you pay a high price—for yourself, for your clients and for your coworkers. Client service may be compromise...
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    AVAILABLE SITES Aiken, Anderson, Beaufort, Charleston, Florence, Greenville, Myrtle Beach,  North Charleston, Rock Hill, Spartanburg, Sumter    REGISTRATION FEES Early Bird: $240 (before Feb. 13) Regular: $290 (after Feb. 13)   MCLE/LEPR CREDIT This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 1.0 LEPR credit hour.   VIEW THE BROCHURE   ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Criminal Practice in South Carolina seminar...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, 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 fi...
To register for this live teleseminar replay, please click here About the Teleseminar One of the most difficult situations for a lawyer is to be in dispute with a client.  The lawyer has an ethical obligation to vigorously advocate the interests of the client.  But when the client’s interests conflict directly or indirectly with the lawyer’s interests, when the lawyer thinks the client is making bad decisions, or when the client simply become unhappy with the course ...