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The Nuts and Bolts of Rail Regulatory Law
Presented by David Rifkind, Partner, Stinson Leondard Street LLP
March 4, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
$100 - FBA Members
$130 - Nonmembers
Following deregulation in the early 1980’s, the freight rail industry has experienced a resurgence and play a critical role in the U.S. economy. Railroads, however, remain subject to a comprehensive federal regulatory regime. This webinar covers the basics of freight rail regulatory law with a focus on economic regulation. Part I provides a brief history of rail regulation. Part II provides an overview of the current rail regulatory regime. Part III explains the common carrier obligation. Part IV examines regulation of key issues in the carrier-shipper relationship including competitive access and rates.
The Recent Changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice
Presented by Mitchell Neurock, Executive Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office
Sponsored by the Veteran’s and Military Law Section
March 5, 2014 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
$100 - FBA Members
$130 - Nonmembers
The military’s continuing battle against sexual assault has resulted in significant legislative change. Congress enacted sweeping changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice in the FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act. Practitioners on both sides of the bar will need to understand the dozens of new provisions and their significance to daily military justice practice. In this one-hour presentation, Mitch Neurock highlights the most significant amendments, including changes to mandatory penalties, commanders’ powers, pretrial review of charges, and post-trial processing.
Understanding and Defending Civil Enforcement Actions in Transportation Cases: FAA and the TSA
Presented by Lisa Harig, Partner, McBreen & Kopko
March 5, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
$100 - FBA Members
$130 - Nonmembers
Many different government agencies regulate transportation activities in the U.S., including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). These agencies are empowered to enforce U.S. laws and regulations, and have the ability to impose civil penalties in the event of non-compliance. Understanding and defending these actions can be critical to the success of a company involved in the transportation industry. This webinar will discuss the administrative enforcement process in transportation cases generally, and the defense of civil enforcement actions brought by FAA, TSA, and CBP, specifically.
What Happens in China Stays in China: US Tax Traps for Immigrant Investors
Presented by Alan Granwell, William Sharp, Sharp Partners PA, Steve Trow, Trow & Rahal, P.C. and Fred Murray, Grant Thorton LLP
March 6, 2014 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
$100 - FBA Members
$130 - Nonmembers
This webinar will discuss the US tax traps and opportunities for Chinese and other investors who become lawful permanent resident of the United States under the Immigrant Investor Program, better known as the EB-5 program.

Key topics to be discussed:
  • EB-5 Program
  • US Income Tax Residency Status
  • US Tax Hazards
  • Coping with Two Competing Tax Systems
  • Planning and Resolution of Issues
REIT M&A: Tax and More
Presented by Stephen Giordano and Matt Thomson, Hogan Lovells
March 7, 2014 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
$100 - FBA Members
$130 - Nonmembers
This The presentation will focus on tax considerations related to M&A transactions involving REITs. The presentation will touch upon common transaction forms (taxable vs nontaxable), and REIT due diligence and other “special” issues that arise where a REIT is the target or the acquirer. Attention will also be paid to nuances arising in transactions involving a public company-targets. Throughout the course of the presentation, common corporate and securities law considerations which may affect otherwise ideal tax planning will be identified.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Transaction forms (taxable vs nontaxable)
  • REIT due diligence and other “special” issues that arise where a REIT is the target or the acquirer
  • Nuances arising in transactions involving a public company-targets
  • Common corporate and securities law considerations which may affect otherwise ideal tax planning
Implications of Federal Law and Policy Affecting the Shale Gas Industry’s Development – A Fast Moving River of Law, Regulations, Policy and Politics
Presented by Sheila Slocum Hollis, Duane Morris LLP
March 7, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
$110 - FBA Members
$130 - Nonmembers
Hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas deposits is a rapidly expanding area of law and policy. A godsend to some and a bane to others, the issues raised by the widespread drilling and extraction encompass a broad area of laws and regulations at every level of government, as well as in the property law arena. This webinar is a basic overview of the topic, and will discuss Federal and State (and some local government) actions in response to the development, extraction, transportation, and utilization of the large quantities of oil and gas at issue, and the land, water, air, and other considerations that go hand in hand with the techniques employed in the process of hydraulic fracturing. The Department of Energy, Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency are key players in setting policy in the area, but multiple other agencies and interests have major stakes in the regulation of hydraulic fracturing. This is an introductory overview which will highlight the state of play in the industry and the regulatory and policy response to it.motions are one of the most time-consuming and uncertain aspects of federal civil litigation. In the 20 years since this landmark opinion was handed down, there have been changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure relating to expert reports, but there has been no change, or any clear guidance, relating to dealing with Daubert challenges and the tremendous costs to both the judiciary and the litigants. This presentation will suggest alternatives to the present method of handling Daubert issues that will reduce the costs to both litigants and the judiciary, and be consistent with the demands of the Seventh Amendment that juries are supposed to decide questions of fact—not judges.

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