Seminar Number

8389

 

Early
Registration Fee:

$295

On-Site
Registration Fee:

$315

32nd Annual
BUSINESS LAW INSTITUTE

OCTOBER 30-31, 2013

Westin Buckhead Hotel
3391 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta  (404) 365-0065

CLE Hours:
12 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour, 1 Professionalism Hour and 1 Trial Practice Hour

Co-Sponsor:
Business Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

Presiding:
C. William “Bill” Baxley, Program Chair; Vice Chair, Business Law Section, State Bar of Georgia; King & Spalding, LLP, Atlanta

WEDNESDAY  •  OCTOBER 30, 2013
7:45

REGISTRATION (All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

8:20

Welcome
William B. Rowland, Chair, Business Law Section, State Bar of Georgia; Jones Day, Atlanta

8:25

Program Overview
C. William “Bill” Baxley

8:30

Georgia Corporation and Business Organization Case Law Developments
Thomas S. Richey, Bryan Cave, LLP, Atlanta
Michael P. Carey, Bryan Cave, LLP, Atlanta

9:30

recent securities law trends and developments
Moderator:
Robert C. Hussle, Rogers & Hardin, LLP, Atlanta

Panelists:
David M. Eaton, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP, Atlanta
David W. Ghegan, Troutman Sanders, LLP, Atlanta
Justin R. Howard, Alston & Bird, LLP, Atlanta

10:15
BREAK

10:30

ethical considerations for transactional lawyers
John P. Brumbaugh, King & Spalding, LLP, Atlanta
Johannes S. Kingma, Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP, Atlanta

11:30

EMERGING TRENDS WITH BENEFIT CORPORATIONS AND RELATED ALTERNATIVE ENTITIES
Moderator:
Cassady V. Brewer, Assistant Professor, Georgia State University College of Law; Of Counsel, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, Atlanta

Panelists:
William J. Callison, Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP, Denver, CO
William H. Clark, Jr., Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, Philadelphia, PA

12:30

Lunch (Included in registration fee)

1:30

Delaware corporate Law Update
Frederick H. Alexander, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell, LLP, Wilmington, DE

2:30

key trends in commercial finance
Moderator:
Bobbi A. Noland, Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs, LLP, Atlanta

Panelists:
Cindy A. Brazell, Jones Day, Atlanta
M. Arthur “Art” Gambill, Jr., McGuire Woods, LLP, Atlanta

3:15

break

3:30
WHAT DEAL LAWYERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Moderator:
R. Wayne Thorpe, JAMS, Atlanta

Panelists:
Phillip M. Armstrong, Former Senior Counsel, ADR & Litigation, Georgia Pacific, LLP, Atlanta
Taylor Tapley Daly, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Atlanta
John A. Sherrill, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, Atlanta
4:30
Hot Topics Facing General Counsel
Moderator:
William B. Rowland

Panelists:
Elizabeth B. Chandler, Vice President & General Counsel, Rollins Inc., Atlanta
Tye G. Darland, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Georgia Pacific Corp., Atlanta
Richard S. Denning, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Cumulus Media Inc., Atlanta
John J. Kelley, III, Corporate Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Equifax Inc., Atlanta
Carol L. Messer, Vice President & General Counsel, J.M. Huber Corporation, Edison, NJ
5:30
CURRENT TRENDS IN PUBLIC COMPANY M&A DEAL TERMS
Stephen Obenski, General Manager, Business Law Solutions, Thomson Reuters, Washington, DC
6:00

RECEPTION - sponsored by thomson reuters
(ends at 7:00)

THURSDAY  •  OCTOBER 31, 2013
8:00
Business Law Section Annual Meeting
William B. Rowland
C. William “Bill” Baxley
8:15

Report from the Georgia Secretary of State
Vincent R. Russo, Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC, Atlanta; Former General Counsel, Office of Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp, Atlanta
Thomas W. Zagorsky, Senior Enforcement Attorney, Georgia Securities Commission, Macon

8:45
REPORT FROM THE BOARD ROOM/CURRENT CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ISSUES
Moderators:
Alan J. Prince, King & Spalding, LLP, Atlanta
Keith M. Townsend, King & Spalding, LLP, Atlanta

Panelists:
Russell R. French, Independent Director & Audit Committee Chair, Post Properties, Inc., Atlanta
Ralph B. Levy, Chairman of the Board/Director, RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., Atlanta
9:45
break
10:00
STRATEGIES AND TACTICS IN USING HIGH YIELD FINANCING
Moderator:
Elizabeth H. Noe, Paul Hastings, LLP, Atlanta

Panelists:
Cory Boydston, Chief Financial Officer, Ashton Woods Homes, Roswell
Chris L. Wood, Managing Director, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Atlanta
10:45
CORPORATE CODE REVISION COMMITTEE UPDATE
Bruce D. Wanamaker, Ledbetter Wanamaker Glass, LLP, Atlanta
11:30
KEY ISSUES IN NEGOTIATING PRIVATE COMPANY ACQUISITION AGREEMENTS
B. Scott Burton, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP, Atlanta
Mark D. Kaufman, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP, Atlanta
12:15
ADJOURN