Speaking Engagement

ICLE presents the 28th Annual Business Law Institute

Friday, October 23, 2009 - Saturday, October 24, 2009

04:00 AM BST - 04:00 AM BST

The Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia presents its Business Law Institute at the State Bar of Georgia headquarters.

Paul Hastings partner, Elizabeth Noe, opens the event with a welcome on October 22nd at 9:00 am. Fellow Paul Hastings partner, Walter Jospin, is a featured speaker on the Thursday's panel, "Directors Duties, Delaware and Georgia Update" at 9:45 am. Partner Erik Belenky moderates a "Recent Trends in M&A" panel at 3:45 pm on Thursday.

Conference Information:

October 22-23, 2009 (Thursday-Friday)State Bar of Georiga Headquarters104 Marietta St. NWAtlanta, GA

Presiding: Elizabeth H. Noe, Program Chair; Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, Atlanta


8:30 Welcome and Program OverviewElizabeth H. Noe

8:35 Business Law Section Legislative UpdateL. Andrew Andy Immerman, Past Chair of Partnership and LLC Committee, Alston & Bird LLP, AtlantaV. Richard Hoyt, Vice Chair of Partnership and LLC Committee, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, AtlantaBruce D. Wanamaker, Chair, Corporate Code Committee, Ledbetter Wanamaker Glass LLP, Atlanta

9:00 Defining Insolvency and the ZoneSarah R. Borders, King & Spalding LLP, AtlantaMatt McClish, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Atlanta

9:45 Directors Duties, Delaware and Georgia UpdateSamuel A. Nolen, Richards, Layton & Finger,Wilmington, DEWalter E. Jospin, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, Atlanta

10:45 BREAK

11:00 Restructuring Outside of Bankruptcy

  • Debt exchange/repurchase

  • Senior credit agreement issues

  • Contractual issues

  • Intercreditor issues

  • Handling trade creditors

Aldo L. Lafiandra, Jones Day, AtlantaJames S. Jay Rankin, Jr., Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP, Atlanta

12:15 Lunch (Included in registration fee)The Economic ForecastWhere Are We Now and Where Will We Be in 2010?Speaker to be announced

1:45 The Questions to ask if Your Customer, Client, Lessee or Business Partner files BankruptcyKevin A. Stine, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., AtlantaSean A. Gordon, Thompson Hine LLP, Atlanta

2:45 What Business Lawyers Need to Know About Tax Law in 2009L. Andrew Andy Immerman, Alston & Bird LLP, AtlantaCassady V. Brewer, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, AtlantaLynn E. Fowler, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Atlanta

3:30 BREAK

3:45 Recent Trends in M&AModerator:Erik L. Belenky, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, Atlanta

Panelists:Teri T. McMahon, Alston & Bird LLP, AtlantaGary A. Downing, Managing Director, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., St. Petersburg, FLTyler B. Dempsey, Troutman Sanders LLP, Atlanta


FRIDAY  •  OCTOBER 23, 20098:15 continental breakfast

8:30 Business Law Section Annual Meeting8:45 Decreasing Litigation Risks in theCurrent EconomyElizabeth V. Beth Tanis, King & Spalding LLP, AtlantaTodd R. David, Alston & Bird LLP, AtlantaDavid Balser, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Atlanta

9:30 In-House PanelWhat Outside Counsel Needs to Know NowModerator:D. Tully Hazel, Burr Forman LLP, Atlanta

Panelists:Floyd W. Smith, Jr., Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Southwire Company, CarrolltonBarbara L. Blackford, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Superior Essex, Inc., AtlantaElizabeth B. Beth Chandler, Vice President and General Counsel, Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., Duluth

10:15 BREAK

10:30 Use of Technology/Social Media in Business Twitter, Blogs, Facebook, Website, etc.R. Samuel Snider, VP & Lead Acquisition Counsel, LexisNexis, NorcrossJohn Lipsey, Vice President, Corporate Counsel Services, LexisNexis, New Providence, NJ

11:15 Issues with LLCsDouglas W. Stein, Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP, Atlanta 

12:00 Lunch (Included in registration fee)Options for the Jobless Business LawyerKeisha D. Hudson, Ajilon Legal, AtlantaStephen D. Stone, Cambridge Partners, AtlantaDeborah L. Debby Stone, Corner Office Coaching, Alpharetta


10.5 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour, 1 Professionalism Hour and 1 Trial Practice Hour

For more information and to register, please click here to visit the ICLE GA website.

Get In Touch With Us

Contact Us