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Bruce Smiley Presented at 23rd Annual Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute

Freeman Freeman & Smiley real estate attorney and founding partner Bruce Smiley was the session leader at the 23rd Annual Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute on Wednesday, April 28th. The panel on “COVID and Conflicts and Courts, Oh My!” shared updates impacted by COVID-19 as well as explored how poorly drafted leases result in court battles.…

Teresa Tracy Presented on Strafford Webinar Panel on Employee Handbook Best Practices

Teresa R. Tracy was a featured panelist on a live Strafford Webinar Wednesday, March 10th on “Employee Handbook Best Practices in 2021 and Beyond” Employment law is continually changing, so employers (and their counsel) must regularly review and update employee handbooks, particularly in light of the current pandemic and the expansion of employees working from…

Strafford Webinar: Updating Employee Handbook Policies Post-COVID-19: OSHA Compliance, Privacy, High-Risk Employees, Temperature Checks

Speaker: Teresa R. Tracy Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT This CLE webinar addressed the rapidly changing current employment environment and how to update employer handbooks to reflect the developing situation in the workplace. Legal restrictions and concerns at the federal, state, and local levels may affect employers’ potential liability and response to needs…

Bruce Smiley Presented at 22nd Annual Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute

Freeman Freeman & Smiley real estate attorney and founding partner Bruce Smiley was the session leader at the 22nd Annual Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute on Thursday, April 2nd. The panel for “50 Ways to Leave Your Landlord: Experienced Litigations Show The Way,” shared litigators insights to navigating lease disputes, explored how poorly drafted leases result…

Teresa R. Tracy Panelist on Strafford Webinar Panel Regarding EEOC Onsite Investigations

EEOC Onsite Investigations: Employer Best Practices for Preparing for and Cooperating With Investigators This CLE webinar will explain the latest legal developments regarding EEOC onsite investigations, including what employers should expect from onsite investigators, how employers can prepare for and cooperate with the investigation, how the fact-finding process works, how the EEOC evaluates evidence and…

Jeryll S. Cohen Presented on “Trust, Estate and Conservatorship Litigation – Catching Up With Recent Developments”

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Jeryll Cohen presented with a panel of experts on “Trust, Estate and Conservatorship Litigation – Catching Up With Recent Developments.” As more and more estate planners turn from will and testamentary planning to the creation and funding of inter vivos trusts, litigation over such instruments is increasing, while formal probate…

Stephen M. Lowe Presented at the LACBA 2019 Trusts & Estates Symposium

Stephen M. Lowe presented at the LACBA 2019 Trusts & Estates Symposium. This year’s symposium explored how to account for the rights of contingent remainder beneficiaries in the event of incapacity, featuring a discussion on the following cases: Evangelho, Giraldin, and Drake. A second panel examined ethical issues surrounding attorneys representing Trustees who actively Participate…

Teresa Tracy Featured on Strafford Webinar Panel on Structuring Employee Handbooks

Terri R. Tracy was a featured panelist on a live Strafford Webinar Tuesday, June 11 on “Structuring Employee Handbooks” The authoritative panel of employment attorneys provided legal and practical guidance for employment counsel to structure employee handbooks—including multistate and nationwide handbooks—that minimize liability risks for the employer. With a thorough understanding of the latest legal…

Bruce Smiley Spoke at 21st Annual Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute

Freeman Freeman & Smiley real estate attorney and founding partner Bruce Smiley participated in a panel at the 21st Annual Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute on Friday, April 12 in Washington, DC. The panel, How the Risk Manager Thinks and Why, explained the nuances in property and liability coverages; explored the interplay between insurance, indemnity, and…

Teresa R. Tracy Featured on Strafford Webinar Panel About Recent NLRB Decision on Independent Contractor Classification

Teresa R. Tracy spoke on a Strafford live webinar, “New NLRB Decision: Independent Contractor Classification” on Wednesday, April 10th. The panel guided employment counsel following the NLRB’s recent decision in SuperShuttle, providing a new test on how to classify independent contractors. The panel discussed how to navigate the thorny issue of worker classification while parsing through…

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