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FFI New England Chapter Breakfast

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Attorney(s):  Lawrence Green Role: Speaker
Topic: Litigation Does Not Have To Be The Third Rail




Boston Bar Association Event

Date: Thursday, December 08, 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Attorney(s):  Zachary Gates Role: Panelist
Topic: Basics of Intellectual Property Practice




US/Canada Venture Capital Pipeline: Life Sciences

Date: Thursday, December 08, 2011
Location: Burns & Levinson LLP, Boston MA
Attorney(s): Dr. Ronda Moore Role: Speaker
Topic: Recent Changes in U.S Patent Law




US/Canada Venture Capital Pipeline: Life Sciences

Date: Thursday, December 08, 2011
Location: Burns & Levinson LLP, Boston MA
Attorney(s):  Leonard Gold Role: Moderator
Topic: Overcoming Financing Challenges for Life Science Companies




Law Firm Alliance Webinar

Date: Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Attorney(s):  Samuel Shafner Role: Speaker
Topic: Venture Funding without Borders: How to attract, negotiate, and manage cross-border investments by venture capitalists, both financial and strategic, and financial angels




ExecSense Webinar

Date: Friday, December 02, 2011
Attorney(s):  Samuel Shafner Role: Speaker
Topic: Attracting Offshore Limited Partner Investments to U.S. Venture Capital Funds




ACC Event - Digging for Deals: Sourcing and Negotiating Strategic Tech Alliances in Emerging Markets

Date: Thursday, December 01, 2011
Location: Burns & Levinson, 125 Summer Street, Boston MA
Attorney(s):  Gil Breiman Role: Panelist
 Samuel Shafner Role: Moderator


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Northeastern University's Executive Education Breakfast Program

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Location: Weston, MA
Attorney(s):  Brian Bixby Role: Panelist
Topic: Estate Planning - The Cornerstone of a Successful Family Business Succession




C.P.E. Associates, Inc.

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Attorney(s):  Melissa Sydney Role: Speaker
Topic: Federal Transfer Tax Update




Boston Bar Association Panel Discussion

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Attorney(s):  David Losier Role: Moderator
Topic: Subpoenas and Search Warrants




2011 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Location: Waltham, MA
Attorney(s):  Jacob (Jesse) Erlich Role: Speaker
Topic: SBIRs/STTRs and Alternative Financing for a Science and Technology Homeland Security Company




Newfoundland Entrepreneurs

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Attorney(s):  Francis Perkins, Jr. Role: Panelist
 Jerry Cohen Role: Panelist
 Leonard Gold Role: Moderator
Topic: Doing Business in the U.S.




National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Conference

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Attorney(s):  Lisa Cukier Role: Speaker
Topic: Hot Topics in Estates and Probate Litigation involving LGBT elders




Same Sex Estate Planning and Family Law Issues

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Location: Northeastern School of Law
Attorney(s):  Clifford Cohen Role: Speaker
 Lisa Cukier Role: Speaker




MCLE Webcast

Date: Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Attorney(s):  Merton Thompson Role: Faculty Member
Topic: Intellectual Property: MCLE BasicsPlus!




Lessons in Contract Drafting from the School of Litigation

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011
Location: Association of Corporate Counsel
Attorney(s):  Shepard Davidson Role: Co-Chair

Discussion of what you can do to draft agreements that are more likely to give you leverage in settlement as well as substantive and tactical advantages if you have to litigate or arbitrate a contractually based dispute.


Lessons in Contract Drafting from the School of Litigation

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011
Location: New England Corporate Counsel Association, Inc.
Attorney(s):  Paul Mastrocola Role: Featured Presenter

Discussion of critical contract clauses and drafting issues from perspective of dispute avoidance and optimization of leverage in potential future contractually based dispute.


MCLE Seminar

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2011
Location: MCLE Conference Center - Boston, MA
Topic: Making Effective Oral Arguments




Capital Innovation Conference

Date: Thursday, October 06, 2011
Location: Montreal
Attorney(s):  Samuel Shafner Role: Moderator
Topic: Angel and seed fund from New England and Ontario




MCLE Seminar

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Attorney(s):  Brian Bixby Role: Faculty Member
Topic: The New MUPC for Paralegals




Burns & Levinson First Annual SBIR/STTR Forum

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011
Location: Burns & Levinson LLP, 125 Summer Street, Boston MA
Attorney(s):  Jacob (Jesse) Erlich Role: Speaker

Attorney Jacob (Jesse) Erlich will speak on the topic, "Using Government Resources for Funding and Technical Assistance." Attorney David Shamberger is speaking about "Corporate Law Issues Facing SBIR Companies and Technology Start-ups." Click here for more information.


2011 Recruiters Best Practices Summit

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011
Attorney(s):  Lauren MacLellan Role: Speaker
Topic: Employment Law: Practical Pointers for Dealing with Non-Compete Agreements




MCLE Seminar

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - Thursday, September 22, 2011
Location: MCLE Conference Center
Topic: Estate Planning




Recent Development in International Commercial Law - CLE Conference

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2011
Location: Suffolk University Law School
Attorney(s):  Gil Breiman Role: Speaker
Topic: Setting up and Financing Your US Operations




ABA Annual Meeting - Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

Date: Sunday, August 07, 2011
Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto Ontario, Canada
Attorney(s): Dr. Orlando Lopez Role: Speaker
Topic: Bio Terrorism, Bio Ethics and Intellectual Property on Trial




Planning with Pride

Date: Saturday, August 06, 2011
Location: Harbor Hotel Provincetown
Attorney(s):  Lisa Cukier Role: Speaker


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MCLE Seminar

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011
Location: MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston MA
Topic: Pretrial Preparation




Boston Bar Association Event

Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Attorney(s):  Stephen Chow Role: Panelist
Topic: Symposium on Employee Non-Compete Agreements, Trade Secrets, and Job Creation: Law Reform Two Years Later




Strafford Webinar

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Attorney(s):  Ellen Zucker Role: Panelist
Topic: Litigating Damages in Discrimination and Retaliation Cases

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2011 Annual Meeting - National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

Date: Thursday, July 07, 2011
Attorney(s):  Stephen Chow Role: Faculty Member
Topic: Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act




Thomson Reuters Webinar

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Attorney(s):  Jerry Cohen Role: Speaker
 Mark Schonfeld Role: Speaker
Topic: Recent IP Developments (and Development Expectations)




West LegalEdcenter Webinar

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Attorney(s):  Howard Susser Role: Speaker
 Zachary Gates Role: Speaker
Topic: Patent Infringement after the Global-Tech Supreme Court Decision




Boston Bar Association - Intellectual Property Law Webinar

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Attorney(s):  Mark Schonfeld Role: Presenter
Topic: Effective Weapons Against the Gray Market




2011 Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting Workshop

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2011
Location: Providence Convention Center, RI
Attorney(s):  Jacob (Jesse) Erlich Role: Panelist
 Jerry Cohen Role: Panelist
 Mark Schonfeld Role: Panelist
Topic: Intellectual Property Issues in Starting and Growing A Business




NDIA New England Chapter Program

Date: Thursday, June 09, 2011
Location: iRobot Corporation, Bedford, MA
Attorney(s):  Jacob (Jesse) Erlich Role: Panelist
Topic: Complying With U.S. Export Controls While Growing Your Business: A Case Study




EANE The Employers Association of the Northeast

Date: Monday, June 06, 2011
Location: WNEC Law School
Topic: FMLA/ADAAA/Retaliation




MBA IP Basics

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Attorney(s):  Stephen Chow Role: Chair
Topic: Patents & Trade Secrets




Solutions for the Sandwich Generation Tug of War

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Location: Public Library of Brookline
Attorney(s):  Lisa Cukier Role: Speaker




NELA Regional Conference

Date: Friday, May 13, 2011
Attorney(s):  Ellen Zucker Role: Panelist
Topic: Presenting Damages




2011 IACC Annual Spring Conference

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Attorney(s):  Mark Schonfeld Role: Moderator
Topic: Times Are Changing: Parallel Import and Grey Market Goods




Solutions for the Sandwich Generation Tug of War

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011
Location: Newton Library
Attorney(s):  Lisa Cukier Role: Speaker




Boston Bar Association - Family Law Section Event

Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Location: Boston Bar Association
Attorney(s):  Francine Gardikas Role: Moderator
 Robin Lynch Nardone Role: Speaker
 Susan Stenger Role: Speaker
Topic: Ansin and Post Nuptial Agreements




Solutions for the Sandwich Generation Tug of War

Date: Monday, May 09, 2011
Location: Morse Institute Library, Natick, MA
Attorney(s):  Lisa Cukier Role: Speaker




Judge Nancy Gertner Portrait Presentation

Date: Friday, May 06, 2011
Attorney(s):  Ellen Zucker Role: Presenter




Sixth Annual SBIR Assets Forum

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011 - Friday, April 29, 2011
Location: Boston, MA




Boston Bar Assocation - Criminal Law Section Event

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Location: Boston Bar Association 16 Beacon Street, Boston
Attorney(s):  David Losier Role: Moderator
Topic: The CSI Effect: Fact or Fiction?




LitmanGerson Associates Event

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Location: Hilton Hotel, Woburn, MA
Attorney(s):  Evelyn Haralampu Role: Speaker
Topic: Navigating Around Common Deficiencies in Employee Benefit Plans




Communicating the Real Business Value of Technology

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Location: Waltham, MA

Henry Chace, CIO at Burns & Levinson, was a panelist at this event presented by Circle of Excellence.


Boston Bar Association IP Section Lunch Program

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011
Location: Boston Bar Association
Attorney(s):  Renee Inomata Role: Speaker
Topic: Employee risk to trademark value: Being a better gatekeeper.




Divorce, Custody, and Estate Planning to Protect Children

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Location: Wayland First Parish
Attorney(s):  Lisa Cukier Role: Speaker




AQT - Best Practices - Management & Finance

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Location: Saint-James Club, Montréal
Attorney(s):  Leonard Gold Role: Moderator
Topic: Workshop on opportunities for M&A in the U.S. market




Social Media and the First Amendment in Family Law Cases

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Location: Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA




MCLE 14th Annual Family Law Conference 2011

Date: Friday, April 08, 2011
Location: MCLE Conference Center
Attorney(s):  Francine Gardikas Role: Faculty Member
Topic: Caselaw and Legislative Update 2011 (Webcast)




MCLE 14th Annual Family Law Conference 2011

Date: Friday, April 08, 2011
Location: MCLE Conference Center
Attorney(s):  Susan Stenger Role: Faculty Member
Topic: Ansin: A Tutorial on How to Write Marital Agreements (Webcast)




American Bar Association Section of International Law-Spring Meeting

Date: Thursday, April 07, 2011
Location: Hyatt Regency, Washington D.C.
Attorney(s):  Leonard Gold Role: Chair
Topic: Competitive Alternatives to Fossil Fuels Electricity Generation




Protocole – Capital Innovation cocktail party in Boston

Date: Monday, April 04, 2011
Location: Cambridge Innovation Center
Attorney(s):  Samuel Shafner Role: Moderator




American Conference Institute, Pharmaceutical Conference

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Location: New York, NY
Attorney(s):  John Serio Role: Speaker
Topic: Fraud & Abuse In The Sale & Marketing Of Drugs




MCLE Estate Planning Seminar

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - Thursday, March 24, 2011
Location: MCLE Conference Center, Boston MA
Topic: Estate Planning for Business Owners




Dental Seminar

Date: Friday, March 18, 2011
Location: Burns & Levinson LLP, 125 Summer Street, Boston MA
Attorney(s):  David Losier Role: Moderator
 Gil Breiman Role: Panelist
Topic: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Dental Practice Transitions




Financial & Tax Seminar

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Location: Burns & Levinson LLP, 125 Summer Street, Boston, MA
Attorney(s):  Harry Miller Role: Speaker
 Jennifer Green Role: Speaker
Topic: Investment, Tax, and Estate Planning Strategies in a Changing Landscape




Legal Issues to Consider When Doing Business in the U.S.

Date: Monday, March 07, 2011
Location: Canadian Consulate
Attorney(s):  Laura Carroll Role: Presenter

Laura Carroll presented to the New Brunswick Export Partnering Mission.


Plymouth County Farm Bureau

Date: Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Attorney(s):  Nicholas Forgione Role: Presenter
Topic: The Myths and Misconceptions about Estate Planning




Rhode Island Forest Conservator’s Organization, Inc. (RIFCO) Estate Planning Seminar

Date: Saturday, February 12, 2011
Location: Radisson Airport Hotel, Warwick, RI




2011 NECBC Technology Conference

Date: Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Location: Colonnade Hotel, Boston MA
Attorney(s):  Mark Manning Role: Moderator
Topic: Innovation: U.S./Canada/French Connection - Investors Panel




AIPLA 2011 Mid-Winter Institute

Date: Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Location: Peabody Hotel, Orlando, FL
Attorney(s):  Deborah Peckham Role: Panelist
Topic: Copyright and Trademark in the Digital World




MCLE Seminar

Date: Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Attorney(s):  Ellen Zucker Role: Co-Chair
Topic: Proving and Valuing Damages in Employment Cases




2011 Venture Capital Forum

Date: Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Location: Montreal, Canada
Attorney(s):  Samuel Shafner Role: Speaker
Topic: Going Public: An exit vehicle or an alternative funding source?




Strategic Planning with Respect to Intellectual Property Protection and Rights in Government Funded Inventions

Date: Monday, January 31, 2011
Location: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Attorney(s):  Jacob (Jesse) Erlich Role: Speaker




12th Annual New England Estate Planning Conference

Date: Friday, January 07, 2011
Attorney(s):  Brian Bixby Role: Speaker
 Lisa Cukier Role: Speaker
Topic: Will Contests and Testamentary Capacity




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