2020 Business Law Seminar
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When: Friday, August 28, 2020
10:15 AM - 3:50 PM CT
Where: Webinar

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MCLE Accreditation
NE MCLE #198321, 4.25 CLE hours. (Distance Learning)

IA MCLE #353258, 4.25 CLE hours. (Distance Learning)

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Registration Fees
$276.00 – Regular Registration
$212.00 – NSBA Voluntary Dues-Paying Member
$106.00 – NSBA Voluntary Dues-Paying Member Junior Actives
Free – Law students

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The 2020 Business Law Seminar, organized by and for lawyers who practice business law, will cover current hot topics related to bankruptcy, labor and employment, taxation, intellectual property, and immigration.

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  Commercial Leases in Bankruptcy
Kristin Krueger, Koley Jessen

This program will examine the treatment of commercial leases in Chapter 11 and claims for payment under leases. The discussion will include the process of assuming and rejecting leases undessumr section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code, what rights a lessor has when a debtor elects to ae or reject a lease, claims for pre-petition and post-petition rent, a lessor’s rights outside of bankruptcy, what happens when a landlord files bankruptcy, and COVID-19’s impact on commercial leases in bankruptcy.

11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Implications of the New NLRB and DOL Rules for Joint Employers
Erin Ebeler Rolf, Woods Aitken

The Department of Labor announced its final rule on joint employment on January 12, 2020, following (i) actions by the Obama administration and Obama-era NLRB that greatly expanded the concept of a joint employer and (ii) actions by the Trump administration and Trump-era NLRB to undo those expansions. The rule went into effect on March 16, 2020, and this presentation will review the new rule and discuss the practical implications of the rule for employers, including the risks of being deemed a joint employer with another entity.

12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  Overview of CARES Act Impact on Federal Tax Issues
Jeff Schaffart, Koley Jessen

The program will cover the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act impact on:
  • Net operating loss rules
  • Bonus depreciation
  •  Qualified improvement property
  • Payroll tax deferrals
  • Employee retention credits
  • Charitable contributions
  • Retirement plans
1:45 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
1:55 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
  Consensual and Nonconsensual Liens on Intellectual Property
Tom Ashby, Baird Holm

Intellectual property is a crucial and increasingly valuable set of assets. People extending credit to or seeking a tort recovery against any agricultural, town or urban enterprise or counseling or investing in those enterprises benefit from knowing intellectual property lien law.
2:40 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
2:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
  Immigrants: Essential...and Banned?
Brian J. Blackford , Blackford Law LLC; Heidi Oligmueller; Ryan Sevcik

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a game changer for many areas of law – and perhaps none more so than immigration law. Many businesses rely on the lawful employment of foreign national workers and that contingent of their workforce may now face significant challenges in maintaining status and being available to work. This presentation will summarize the immigration-related obstacles that have been created in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as considerations for employers trying to comply with the same.