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Chicago attorneys to speak at ISBA seminar in June

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Mark Miller

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Justin Weisberg

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partners Mark F. Miller and Justin L. Weisberg will present “Introduction to Public Private Partnerships (P3s)” to the Illinois State Bar Association’s Construction Law Section on June 6 in Chicago. Seminar attendees will be able to learn about opportunities, benefits and risks involved in the use of public private partnerships.

For additional information and to view the schedule of events, please click here.

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Energy Forum 2013: which topics are the most interesting?

This year business daily Verslo Žinios and law firm TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE will again organise Energy Forum of the Baltic region.

Seeking to make the content of the forum valuable to you, we would like to receive your opinion on the topics that would be most interesting to you. Therefore, we kindly ask you to fill in the survey below. Two randomly selected persons who filled the survey will be given invitations to the forum planned to be held in November 2013 in Vilnius.

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ILN member partner addresses attorneys on doing business in China

On May 3, 2013, the Chicago office of Arnstein & Lehr was host to Dr. Scott Y. Guan, a partner with the Zhong Lun Law Firm, and an International Lawyers Network (ILN) firm, of which Arnstein & Lehr is a member. Dr. Guan gave a presentation to our attorneys on the fundamental legal issues for doing business in China. He addressed Foreign Direct investment rules on how to set up a Chinese business, contract signing, dispute resolution and intellectual property protection. Dr. Guan became an acquaintance of Chicago Partner and ILN member Howard J. Swibel, through their ILN interactions. The Zhong Lun firm has more than 700 professionals located in mainland China’s key corporate and financial centers such as Beijing and Shanghai, as well as in Hong Kong, Tokyo and London.  Attorneys from our Chicago, Miami and Tampa offices participated.

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Justin Weisberg instructs course on BIM contract negotiation and risk allocation

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Justin Weisberg

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Justin L. Weisberg taught a full-day course for the Builders Education & Training Foundation on May 3, 2013. The course entitled “BIM Contract Negotiation and Risk Allocation” was the third in a series of four on building information modeling (BIM). This course examines BIM and contract terminology to determine best practices for integrating BIM into project contracts. Hot-button issues such as standard of care, intellectual property rights, and insurance and surety bonding coverage were discussed to assist participants in successfully preparing for BIM implementation.

For more information on the course, please click here.

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Joshua M. Atlas presents at Florida Green Business Expo

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Joshua Atlas

On April 26, 2013, Arnstein & Lehr Associate Joshua M. Atlas presented at the Florida Green Business Expo, which was held at the Indian River State College in Ft. Pierce, Florida. The title of his presentation was “Owner vs. Association: The Right to Renewable Energy,” focusing on Florida’s Solar Access Law and the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Law. These statutes provide that HOAs, condo associations and local governments cannot restrict a homeowner’s right to install solar equipment, renewable energy equipment, and sustainable landscaping through limitations in an association’s governing documents or through the enforcement of architectural control and deed restrictions. Attendees included local residents and business owners who are associated with Florida’s “green” building industry.  Other speakers included representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Florida Power and Light Company (Florida’s largest energy provider).

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Chicago Region Masters Conference: The Masters Series for Legal Professionals (Peter Berk)

Peter Berk will be a speaker at the upcoming Chicago Region Masters Conference: The Masters Series for Legal Professionals.

When:
Thursday, May 2, 2013
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Think BIG Innovations in Philanthropy — 22nd Annual NOPGC Planned Giving Day (Roger Shumaker)

Roger Shumaker was a presenter at the 22nd Annual NOPGC Planned Giving Day’s conference “Think BIG Innovations in Philanthropy,” on May 2, 2013. He presented “Forced Innovation: Rethinking contributions of Highly Appreciated (Closely-Held) Property in Light of Higher Tax Rates.”

For more information on the NOPGC and the presentation, please click here.

http://www.nopgc.org/

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Justin Weisberg coordinates/presents at ABA Forum on the Construction Industry

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Justin Weisberg

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Justin L. Weisberg was a conference committee member for the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, held April 25-27 in Dana Point, California. Justin was also asked to step in at the last minute to serve as a co-presenter on the topic “Responding to RFP’s.”

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Ronald Fieldstone to speak at fcp3 conference on EB-5 funding

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Ronald Fieldstone

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Ronald R. Fieldstone is scheduled to speak at the May 16-17 Florida Council for Public Private Partnerships (FCP3) Spring Conference in Orlando.  Mr. Fieldstone is presenting the topic “EB-5 Financing.” The FCP3 provides educational content, case studies, relationship development and networking, and other programs to stimulate public/private partnerships in Florida and help its members start to do business with each other.

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TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE conducted a competition law seminar for Bayer CropScience team in Latvia

Andra RubeneMāra StabulnieceMatīss Rostoks

On 29 April 2013 TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE conducted a competition law seminar for Bayer CropScience in Latvia on prohibited agreements, abuse of dominance and rights and obligations during a visit of the representatives of the Latvian Competition council. Bayer CropScience is one of the global leaders in crop protection and a significant division of Bayer AG.

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