Alameda County
Bar Association

November ACBA Programs and Events 

November 4, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (USF Law School)

Emerging Trends in Urban Development: Will New Land Use Laws Revitalize or Cripple San Francisco?ELS MCLE Artwork

Please join the Environmental Law Society at the USF School of law (ELS) and the ACBA Environmental Law Section for a panel discussion on the choice the Bay Area faces about continuing to rely on the land use and transit patterns of the late twentieth century or updating to an urban ethic which encourages different modes of uses and travel.

November 5, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Representing Startups Part III – Top 8 Tips when representing a company planning a sale or IPO?????????????????

In the final program of our series on “Representing Startups,” we turn to the final step of representing high-growth companies: guiding them to an exit via an IPO (initial public offering), or more likely, a sale. This one-hour lunch CLE program will provide a brief overview of what it means for a company to go public or be sold, followed by the top 8 tips for you, as counsel, to know prior to a company’s exit.

November 6, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

How and Why You Need to Cross Examine WitnessesTom-Cruise-Lt-Daniel-Kaffee

Please join the Barristers Section for this comprehensive training on how to cross examine a witness. This training will include reasons for cross examination, and uses for cross examination at deposition, mediation, and trial.

November 18, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Lungomare)

ACBA Bankruptcy Section Fall Social at LungomareLungomare

Celebrate the changing seasons with your friends and bankruptcy colleagues at the ACBA and CCCBA Bankruptcy Section’s Fall Social. Mingle outside the courtroom and enjoy Lungomare’s exquisite menu of Northern Italian inspired dishes and beverages prepared with fresh local ingredients.

November 19, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Entity Selection and TaxationReal Estate Wordle

Please join the ACBA’s Real Estate, Business, and Trust and Estates Sections for an overview of tax consequences for various entities holding real estate, including Partnerships, LLCs, C Corporations, S Corporations and Trusts. In this session Speaker Tim Tikalsky will cover the most tax-efficient business form to hold real property, and how entity selection can facilitate or inhibit a Section 1031 exchange. He will also discuss why a C corporation is the most tax inefficient way of holding real estate and will explore the difficulties these corporations face when holding real estate, and the very limited situations in which they may be beneficial.

November 20, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Road to Cultural Understanding in a Diverse World: Recognizing and Avoiding Bias for More Successful Negotiations – 1 hour elimination of bias MCLE credit, 0.5 hour general MCLE creditLong Road iStock_000019977782Medium

Please join the ACBA ADR Section for this discussion on why culture matters in conflict resolution. In a world of diverse cultures, mediators, disputants and attorneys increasingly confront the challenges of “difference.” Whether this means some or all parties to a dispute are actually from different countries, or only from different sub-cultures within the same country, the mediation process can be greatly enhanced by awareness of and respect for cultural norms, values and traditions that impact negotiation styles.

Please visit the ACBA events calendar for even more events!