Pullman & Comley Attorneys Present At Annual CT Legal Conference

On Monday, June 12, 2017, several attorneys from Pullman & Comley spoke at the 2017 Connecticut Legal Conference, sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association.  This day-long event consisted of multiple CLE sessions, CBA's annual luncheon meeting, and a networking reception.

Monday, June 12, 2017
Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT 06103

The following is a review of the topics that were presented by our attorneys at the conference:

Tax Traps in Partnerships and LLC's
Estates and Probate/Elder Law/Tax Law Track (Tax Section): Session A03
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Attorney Morris W. Banks, who practices in the areas of Business and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Tax, will speak on the new IRS partnership audit rules and ways to avoid unintended negative tax consequences and liability.  This program will also address self-employment tax issues for owners and managers of LLCs, as well as how to avoid the unintended recognition of gain on the formation of a LLC.

Climate Change, Securities Regulation, and Business Insurance: A New Paradigm
Real Property Track (Environmental Law Section): Session A09
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Environmental Law and Litigation member attorney Christopher P. McCormack will participate on this panel, focusing on two areas in which objective facts concerning climate change are addressed in concrete analytical terms: for property and casualty insurers as they evaluate and underwrite risks, and for businesses as they identify, estimate and disclose potentially material financial contingencies.

Commercial Law and Bankruptcy: Year in Review
Business Law Track: Session B02
Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Attorney Jessica Grossarth, a member of the Bankruptcy, Creditors' Rights and Financial Restructuring practice area, will be the moderator for this panel.  Attendees can expect a review of case law in the past year, including important decisions in the areas of consumer bankruptcy, business bankruptcy, and commercial law. 

Critical Developments in Antitrust and CUTPA
General Session Track (Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section): Session B05
Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Hear from government and private counsel on significant developments and hot topics in Antitrust, Consumer Protection, and CUTPA Law at this panel discussion moderated by Attorney Michael A. Kurs, chair of the CBA's Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section.

Ahead of the Curve: Ethics in Practice
Estates and Probate/Elder/Tax Law Track: Session C04
Insurance Programs for the Bar
Time: 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Join Litigation Practice Member and Professional Liability Section Chair Attorney David P. Atkins as he provides recommendations to help lawyers safely navigate today's complex legal environment and minimize professional liability risk.  Topics include risks in business transactions, civil litigation, emerging technology, practice errors and complying with ethical and professional obligations.

Transgender Issues in the Workplace
The Workplace Track (Labor & Employment Law Section): Session D10
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
This seminar will present a discussion of employment law issues presented by transgendered employees.  Labor, Employment Law and Employee Benefits associate attorney Zachary D. Schurin will help employers and their attorneys understand these issues to ensure they are in compliance with required accommodations and prevent chances of discrimination in the workplace.

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