Events and Presentations

12.02.2018Holiday with Heart Charity Gayla, Toledo, Ohio
11.14.2018"Digital Disruption is Accelerating: Strategies for Managing It," Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Central Ohio Chapter (CO-ACC), Toledo, Ohio
11.13.2018Podcast:  "How Startups can Utilize Patents and Intellectual Property in their Growing Business," Fordham University School of Law, Intellectual Property Law Journal
11.07.2018"Creation & Maintenance of Corporate Structures in Order to Reduce Liability Exposure"
10.17.2018United Way's Women's Initiative: Pursuing Inspiration
10.05.2018"Economic, Social, Governance Forces:  Trends in CO2 Reductions in Power Plants, Despite Policy Shifts from Trump; Some United States and European Comparisons," Presented at the Sustainability Forum 2018, Athens, Greece
10.04.2018Estate Planning Panel, Financial Planning Association of Charlotte Annual Sumposium
09.27.2018Toledo Women's Bar Association Kickoff Luncheon
09.19.2018"Basics of Estate Planning, Administration and Litigation," Planner, Mecklenburg County Bar
08.17.2018Toledo Pride
07.31.2018"Intellectual Property for Blockchain," EPIC Toledo Connect Tech
07.19.2018Diversity Committee Luncheon
06.14.2018Managing License Agreement Risk: Don't Let Chapter 11 Dumb Down Your Intellectual Property
06.09.2018"When is Arbitration the Right Solution for Distribution?" International Distribution Institute IDI Conference, Florence, Italy
06.01.2018"Legal Issues that Grow from ICO Seeds," Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (CO-ACC), Dublin, Ohio
05.23.2018"Basic Business Law" and "Health Law Compliance," presented to Medical Assistants and Aestheticians, Beauty and Health Institute, Tampa, FL
05.16.2018“A Primer on Products Liability for Florida Manufacturers,” presented at the Sarasota Manatee Manufacturers Association Dinner Meeting, Lakewood Ranch, Florida
05.09.2018Employment Law Update: Spring 2018 St. Petersburg, Florida
05.08.2018Employment Law Update: Spring 2018 Tampa, Florida
04.19.2018"Your Business - The Next Generation - Preparing Your Company for an Exit Event"
04.16.2018"Cracking the Tax Code - Expert Advice," Collegiate Sports Summit, Santa Monica, California
04.14.2018"The Basics of Private Equity Fund Formation," American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Spring Meeting, Orlando, Florida
04.09.2018"Performance Bond Challenges: Onerous Contracts and Onerous Bond Forms," Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference
04.06.2018Guest Lecturer, University of Florida College of Law Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar
04.02.2018"Creative Coach Retention Strategies," Collegiate Coaching Consortium, San Antonio, Texas
03.28.2018YWCA: Milestones for Women
03.22.2018"Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: It’s Back with a Vengeance, and It’s Not Just for Celebrities and Politicians!" Keeping Your Clients Out of the News – 3 Hot Topics (Mecklenburg County Bar, Charlotte, N.C.)
03.07.2018“Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Digital Era of Law: E-Discovery, Preservation & Other Technological Issues"
02.16.2018Panelist, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Young Physicians Conference, Palazzo Resort, Las Vegas, NV
02.16.2018Program Planner, Annual Employment Law Seminar (Mecklenburg County Bar, Charlotte, N.C.)
02.15.2018"The Business of Startups: Patents"
02.13.20182018 Cyber Security Symposium:  "Data Breach: Expert Advice on Mitigating the Consequences and Protecting the Brand"
02.13.2018iHeart Radio Podcast - Business Spotlights with Jack and Jeff
01.30.2018Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
01.26.2018"2018 Advanced Issues in Estate Planning," Planner, Mecklenburg County Bar
01.19.2018"Drafting Power of Attorney Documents and the North Carolina Uniform Power of Attorney Act," Mecklenburg County Bar
01.18.2018Panelist, "Plenary Session: Case Law Update," 42nd Annual Judge Alexander L. Paskay Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Practice
01.15.2018Martin Luther King Day Luncheon
12.14.2017"Four-Part Series: Understanding the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act Webinar 1," Leimberg Webinar Series
12.04.2017"Drafting Purchase and Sale Agreements," National Business Institute
12.04.2017"Ethics, Civil and Criminal Liability Issues for the Asset Protection Planner," Fifth Annual Great Lakes Asset Protection Institute, Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus, Ohio
11.28.2017Employment Law Update: Fall 2017, Tampa, Florida
11.16.2017"The Future of Sports Gambling in the U.S."
11.10.2017Veteran's Day Luncheon
11.03.2017Tampa Partner Greg Yadley to Speak at 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation
11.01.2017"Women, Wine and Wealth: Mind, Body & Soul"
10.25.2017Evaluative-Qualitative Mediation as an Alternative to Traditional Mediation
10.25.2017"Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists" Networking Event
10.17.2017"Protecting Your Intellectual Property and Using Social Media - 10 Fatal Mistakes Made by Small Business Owners in the Digital Era"
10.10.17Employment Law Update: Fall 2017, Sarasota, Florida
10.03.2017National Center for Employee Ownership Fall ESOP Forum
09.27.2017“Bayfront 20:20” presented to the Sarasota County Bar Association Business Law Section
09.20.2017Ohio State Bar Association: District 4 Annual Meeting
09.14.2017Presenter, "Ethical Issues in Suretyship: Staying Out of Jeopardy," Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey
09.07.2017Panelist, American Bankruptcy Institute's 25th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference
08.29.2017“Creating a Win-Win Internship Program”
07.18.2017Marathon Classic LPGA "Women’s Summit"
05.25.2017"Social Media Issues in Family Law" presented to the Family Law Section of the Sarasota County Bar Association
05.12.2017Panelist, "A Gift From the Underwriters: Onerous Bond Forms and Attempting to Defend Claims Against Them," 2017 American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Fidelity and Surety Law Spring Meeting
05.11.2017Panelist, "How Much is This Going to Cost: The Types of Damages for Which the Surety May Be Liable Under a Performance Bond," 2017 American Bar Association Tort Trial & Practice Section Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Spring Meeting
May 2017Panelist, Amendment 4 and Florida Solar Development, The Florida Bar: Environmental & Land Use Law Section, Tampa, FL
04.28.2017"Data Breach:  Expert Advice on Mitigating the Consequences and Protecting the Brand" presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel
04.27.2017Employment Law Update: Spring 2017, Tampa, Florida
04.26.2017International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Conference for Public Employees. "What is on the Horizon for Health Care?"
04.20-21/2017Co-Presenter: “E-Discovery Nuts and Bolts and Trends for Sureties and Their Counsel,” 28th Annual Southern Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, Nashville, TN
04.19.2017"Clean Power Plan After DJT Executive Order Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth," Presented at the AHC Carbon & Innovation Workshop, Dallas, Texas
04.04.2017Condominium and HOA Board Certification Training
03.21.2017"Health Care: What We Know, What to Expect, and What Keeps Us Up at Night," University of Toledo Center for Family & Privately-Held Business Mini-Forum
03.17.2017Guest Lecturer, University of Florida Levin College of Law Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar
03.16.2017Understanding the HR Implications of the New Administration (Columbus, Ohio)
03.09.2017"Legal Insights for Designers and Developers" presented to Front End Design Meetup
03.08.2017"Protecting Intellectual Property," presented to Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance
03.02.2017Understanding the HR Implications of the New Administration (Toledo, Ohio)
02.21.2017Condominium and HOA Board Certification Training
02.15.2017USF St. Petersburg World Affairs Conference
February 2017“Construction Contracts from Start to Finish,” National Business Institute Seminar
01.20.2017"Election 2016: Temporary or Transformational"
01.18.2017"Update on the Cuban Embargo"
12.08.2016"The Next Wave: The Government’s Focus on US Investments to Evade Foreign Taxes," American Bar Association Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and the Sixth Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy
10.26.2016Chapter 15 - Cross-Border Insolvency Issues for Trade Creditors
10.20.2016Employment Law Update: Fall 2016 (Toledo presentation)
10.16.2016"Ethical Issues in Asset Protection Planning," 2016 Arizona Asset Protection Symposium, State Bar of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona
10.12.2016Employment Law Update:  Fall 2016 - "Practical Steps to Prepare for and Comply with the New Overtime Regulations"
10.11.2016Co-Speaker, "Ethically Marketing and Developing Your Practice," Cheatwood Inn of Court
09.22.2016“Your Client Had a Data Breach, Now What?” Sarasota County Bar Association
09.21.2016Moses Luski Presented September Shumaker Legal Minute at Latin American Chamber of Commerce
07.21.2016"Payroll Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions," American Payroll Association, Toledo Chapter
07.20.2016"How Your Attorney Can Save You Money"
07/19/2016Construction Law Seminar, Charlotte, North Carolina
07.19.2016"Chapter 558 & Other Notable Dispute Resolution Provisions," Continuing Education Seminar for Florida License Holders
07.12.2016Florida Legislative Update: A Review of Important Health Law Changes in 2016
06.16.2016"2016 Healthcare Heroes Summit: Creating Wellness at Work"
06.03.2016Legal Issues in the Sharing Economy
06.03.2016"You’ve been hacked, you’ll be hacked again. Protect and Defend"
05.16.2016"Faster, Cheaper, Better: The New Standard For Dispute Resolution," International Franchise Association Legal Symposium
04.22.2016Employment Law Update: Spring 2016 - "Restrictive Covenants Use, Drafting and Enforcement of Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements"
04.13.2016"Are the New Emergency Relief Rules in Arbitration the Death Knell for Court-Ordered Injunctions Pending Arbitration?" American Arbitration Association Webinar
04.12.2016"Unique Issues in Starting and Sustaining an ESOP in Small Companies," NCEO 2016 Employee Ownership Conference, Minneapolis, MN
04.11.2016"Cybersecurity - Don’t Be Caught Unprepared," International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Phoenix, Arizona
03.18.2016"The IRS Determination Letter Program and your ESOP," ESOP Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting, Williamsburg, VA
03.15.2016"Shumaker Legal Minute"
03.10.2016YWCA Milestones: A Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon
03.08.2016"Title Insurance Commitments: Satisfying Requirements and Evaluating/Removing Exceptions"
03.08.2016"Reading Surveys"
03.02.2016"Branding: Becoming Visible and Importance of Self," Ohio Diversity Council
02.25.2016Diversity Forum
02.24.2016Featured Guest on "Charlotte:  A City of International Success"
02.18.2016National Steel Mill Group, Clearwater, Florida
02.12.2016Construction Contracts, Florida Swimming Pool Association 2016 Expo
02.11.2016Furniture Manufacturers Credit Association, Greensboro, North Carolina
02.04.2016"Partnership Creation And Care With No Regrets,” joint webinar with Grant Thornton (February 2015)
01.21.2016"IP and IPAs" presented by Douglas A. Cherry at AdFed Suncoast AdNites
01.20.2016"Responding to the Repeal of TEFRA," American Bar Association webinar (January 2016)
01.20.2016International Textile Credit Clearing House, Charlotte, North Carolina
01.19.2016"You Had a Data Breach. Now What?" presented by Douglas A. Cherry and Scott A. LaPorta at the Suncoast Technology Forum Techbyte Luncheon
01.19.2016"Update:  Clean Power Plan - Energy Sector:  Transformation or Regulatory Overreach?" Presented at the AHC Carbon Innovation Workshop, Phoenix, Arizona
11.20.2015"2015 Basics of Franchise Law"
11.17.2015Avrahami v. Commissioner, American Bar Association Webinar
11.13.2015"S-Corporation LLCs," American Bar Association, 2015 LLC Institute (November 2015)
11.10.2015"Women, Wine and Wealth: Managing Stress"
11.10.2015"How to Survive a Cybersecurity Breach," International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans 61st Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii
11.09.2015"An Introduction to Mergers and Acquisitions: a Legal Perspective"
11.05.2015Professional Women's Network Kick-Off Event - "Bubbles and Baubles"
10.27.2015Health Care Law Update: Fall 2015
10.26.2015"Domestic Asset Protection Trusts Under Attack," Delaware Bankers Association's 10th Annual Delaware Trust Conference, Wilmington, Delaware
10.23.2015"New Requirements of TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures, and CFPB Compliance and Enforcement Issues"
10.23.2015"Determining 'Residence' and 'Domicile' for State Income and Transfer Taxation," 35th Annual Tax & Estate Planning Forum, San Diego, California
10.21.2015"Ethical Issues in Asset Protection Planning," Wilmington Trust Company, Florida 2015 Trust & Estates Symposium, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
10.20.2015Columbus Seminar - How Will Legalized Marijuana Affect My Business?
10.20.2015Sarasota Employment Law Update: Fall 2015
10.15.2015The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals
10.06.2015Certified Bankruptcy Assistant Program
09.28.2015Women Leaders in Healthcare Law Conference
09.18.2015Employment Law Update:  Fall 2015 - "New Overtime Regulations and Independent Contractor Changes"
09.18.2015"The Nuts & Bolts of Captive Insurance Companies," 2015 Joint Fall CLE Meeting of the American Bar Association's Tax and Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Sections, Chicago, Illinois
09.17.2015"A Practical Guide to Construction Liens"
09.12.201523rd Annual ABI Southwest Bankruptcy Conference
08.07.2015“Effective Branding Techniques and Intellectual Property Protection in the Digital Era” presented at the Florida Festival & Events Association (FFEA) Convention
08.06.2015Peter Silverman was a Panelist at PAFI / NIFA Conference
07.14.2015"ACA Reporting Overview"
07.14.2015"A View from the Middle: Navigating Career Paths and Working Effectively with General Counsel and Management," Charlotte Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel
06.29.2015Stephen Rothschild Featured Guest on WTOL News Regarding Legal Impact of Same-Sex Marriage Recognition
06.17.2015"Quiet Title Actions in Florida"
06.12.20152015 NALP/ALFDP Diversity and Inclusion Summit
06.05.2015"Litigation Management for In-House Counsel"
06.03.2015"Notable by Their Absence: Finders and Other Financial Intermediaries in Small Business Capital Formation," Presentation, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies, Washington, DC
05.29.2015"Flextime on a Partnership Track"
05.23.2015"LLC Statutory, Fiscal, and Tax Accounting – Keeping Score with the Convoluted Blend of Concepts of Subchapter K and the Reporting and Record-Keeping Responsibilities, Duties, and Liabilities of, and Planning Opportunities for, LLCs and their Management," 14th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina/Georgia Bar Associations’ Tax Section Workshops (May 2015)
05.21.2015“Effective Branding Techniques and Intellectual Property Protection in the Digital Era” presented at the Florida Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (FADMO) Annual Marketing Summit
05.20.2015"Church-State Relations in Public and Non-Public Schools"
05.13.2015"Franchise Law"
05.04.2015Moderator: "Domestic Asset Protection Trusts: Effectiveness and Ethics from the View of Planners and Creditors," American Law Institute
05.01.2015"LLC Statutory, Fiscal, and Tax Accounting – Keeping Score with the Convoluted Blend of Concepts of Subchapter K and the Reporting and Record-Keeping Responsibilities, Duties, and Liabilities of, and Planning Opportunities for, LLCs and their Management," University of North Carolina School of Law’s J. Nelson Young Tax Institute 2015 (May 2015)
04.30.2015"The Tax Investigation of Small Captives and Their Providers - Where is it Going?" American Bar Association
04.23.2015World IP Day Rocks Detroit on April 23
04.23.2015"Terminating or Freezing Your ESOP," NCEO 2015 Employee Ownership Conference, Denver, CO
03.23.2015"Life After Dudenhoeffer," ESOP Invitational, Pinehurst, NC
03.10.2015"Women, Wine and Wealth: Health Edition"
02.27.2015"Patient Privacy Check Up: How to Keep Your Practice Out of HIPAA Hot Water"
02.26.2015Tampa Employment Law Update: Winter 2015 - "Most Common Minimum Wage and Overtime Mistakes and How to Avoid Them"
02.24.2015Sarasota Employment Law Update:  Winter 2015
02.19.2015"Fatal Assumptions Made By Technology Companies and Start-ups" presented at The HuB
02.18.2015WLI Lunch & Learn
02.18.2015"Legal Insights on Social Media" presented to the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA)
02.17.2015"What Every Employer Needs to Know for 2015" presented at Sarasota Chamber University
01.20.2015"Status of Legal Issues of the Clean Power Plan; Implications for the Power Industry," Presented at the AHC Executive Workshop, Phoenix, Arizona
12.04.2014"Asset Protection and Bankruptcy: What Estate Planners Need to Know," American Law Institute CLE Program
10.28.2014Turnaround Management Association, Carolinas Chapter, Charlotte, North Carolina
10.17.2014"Ethical Issues in Asset Protection Planning: Beware the Tax Traps, Pitfalls, and Liability," and "Asset Protection Update and the New Uniform Voidable Transactions Act," 34th Annual Southern California Tax & Estate Planning Forum, San Diego, California
10.15.2014"Women, Wine & Wealth - Workplace Edition"
10.9.2014Lyon Furniture Credit Group, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
10.09.2014"Brewery Law Update"
09.24.2014Women's Leadership Initiative Networking Event
09.19.2014"Asset Protection Planning for LGBT Clients after the Windsor Case," 2014 Joint Fall CLE Meeting of the American Bar Association's Tax and Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Sections, Denver, Colorado
09.16.2014Association of International Credit and Trade Finance
09.16.2014"831(b) Captives and Tax Issues," 2014 Casualty Loss Reserve Seminar, San Diego, California
08.26.2014"Business Bankruptcy: Executive Summary Need to Know U.S. Bankruptcy Concepts for Trade Creditors"
08.26.2014The ABCs of Florida Construction Lien Law, Shumaker Construction Law Seminar
08.19.2014The Credit Research Foundation’s Credit and Accounts Receivable Open Forum and Expo, Denver, Colorado
08.05.2014"Payment and Performance Surety Bonds in Construction Projects: Perspectives of Owners, Contractors and Sureties"
July 2014"Estate Planning with the New NC LLC Act," 35th Annual Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Program, Kiawah Island, South Carolina (July 2014)
07.16.2014The Shumaker Sports Career Development Forum
07.15.2014Tampa Employment Law Update: Summer 2014 - "Latest EEOC Guidance on Employment Applications and Background Checks"
07.14.2014"Title Law from Start to Finish:  Understand the Entire Breadth of Title-Related Issues"
06.17.2014"Why Clients Across the Spectrum are Increasingly Using Captive Insurance Risk Management," American Bar Association Real Property, Trust & Estate Law CLE Program
05.29.2014"Crisis Management"
05.15.2014"Preservation Advocacy:  Fixin' the Process and Workin' the Program"
05.15.2014"Negotiating Coaching Agreements"
05.14.2014"Women, Wine & Wealth"
05.08.2014"Legal Considerations for Opening, Running and Patronizing Breweries and Other Drinking Establishments"
05.08.2014"Woman to Woman" Luncheon
04.17.2014Charlotte CFDD
04.08.2014"Basic ESOP Distribution Rules," NCEO 2014 Employee Ownership Conference, Atlanta, GA
03.28.2014"HEALTH CARE REFORM - Affordable Care Act: What Employers Need to Do Now"
03.24.2014"Regulatory Update," ESOP Invitational, Williamsburg, VA
02.21.2014Construction Contracts, Florida Swimming Pool Association 2014 Expo
02.21.2014Florida Construction Lien Law, Florida Swimming Pool Association 2014 Expo
02.17.2014"Understanding Fiduciary Duty: A Refresher for Trustees," Associated General Contractors of Northwest Ohio
01.16.2014"'Residence' and 'Domicile' for State Income and Transfer Tax Purposes: A Closer Look," 48th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, Orlando, Florida
12.12.2013"North Carolina Business Law Update"
2013"Financial Planning 101: How to Get Started," Daughters of the American Revolution, Provider
11.14.2013"Hot Topics in Franchising - Case Law Update"
11.14.2013National Electrical Manufacturers Credit Group
11.07.2013"Legal Basics for Your Business"
11.7.2013"OWBA 'Giving Back Statewide Event'"
11.06.2013Important Changes to HIPAA in HITECH Omnibus Rule, presented at Medical Records Law in South Carolina seminar, Lorman Education Services, Charleston, SC
10.30.2013Employment Law Update: Fall 2013 - "Best Practices in Employment Law"
10.16.2013Panelist, "Forum 2013 Intensive Program:  Mediation," American Bar Association 36th Forum on Franchising
10.11.2013"Federal Civil Practice Seminar: Case Study-Multi Jurisdictional Patent Litigation"
10.02.2013"Corporate Antitrust Compliance Programs: Their Need, Design and Operation," Charlotte, North Carolina
10.01.2013The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals (ICTF), webcast
09.28.2013"Professionalism for New Admittees"
09.26.2013"Current Development in Ohio’s Alcoholic Beverages Act," Ohio Wholesale Beer & Wine Association’s Annual Meeting
09.20.2013Protecting Your Practice: What You Need to Know about Patient Privacy, presented to FirstSun EAP network providers, Columbia, SC
09.19.2013"Delays, Transitions and Updates: What is Important for Employers"
08.01.2013Jason Collier as Featured Guest on Newsradio 970 WFLA AM regarding Social Media and the Workplace
07.10.2013"Church-State Relations in Public and Non-Public Schools"
06.19.2013"The EB5-Program: The Road To Citizenship Less Traveled"
06.14.2013Brian C. Willis on "Florida Matters" for WUSF
06.07.2013"FMLA/ADA:  The Basics," Fundamentals of Employment Law (N.C. Bar Foundation, Greensboro, N.C.)
2013"Estate Tax:  Federal and North Carolina Estate Tax Deductions, Credits and Payment of Tax," 2013 Estate Planning and Probate Law Survey Course, North Carolina Bar Association
05.30.2013"Cost Effective Compliance"
05.23.2013"Current Fiduciary & ERISA Issues in Qualified Plans"
05.21.2013"Health Care Reform: What You Need to Do Now - Steps to Manage Your Responsibilities & Potential Liabilities"
05.21.2013"Helping Your Client Buy or Sell a Small-to-Medium Sized Business"
05.09.2013"Strategic Implementation of Employer Shared Responsibility Rules"
05.03.2013"Franchising in Ohio – What Every Lawyer Needs to Know"
05.02.2013Employment Law Update:  For Executives, Managers, Business Owners and Human Resources Professionals
May 2013"Types of 501(c) Entities"
04.25.2013"Basic ESOP Distribution Rules," NCEO/Beyster Institute 2013 Employee Ownership Conference, Seattle, WA
04.11.2013"Protect Your Intellectual Property," A Free Workshop from USF-Sarasota Manatee and Manasota SCORE
04.09.2013"Ohio’s Concealed Handgun Laws: A Loaded Issue for Businesses"
04.06.2013"NCAA Amateurism:  Compliance and the Evolution of the Collegiate Athletic Department," Panelist, 16th Annual University of Miami Law ESLS Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium, Miami, Florida
April 2013"E-verify Coming Your Way"
03.25.2013"Basic ESOP Administration," ESOP Invitational, Pinehurst, NC
03.21.2013"Webinar: Strategic Implementation of Employer Shared Responsibility Rules"
03.21.2013"Does the RCRA Citizen Suit Provision Apply to Cross-Media Impacts?" Presented at the 42nd Spring Conference of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
03.14.2013"Filling Out Your Final Four Legal Bracket"
02.26.2013"Different Types of Glass: A Brief Survey of the Studio Glass Movement"
01.08.2013Women, Health & Wealth Seminar
12.05.2012 - 12.07.2012"Ask the Experts: Top Criminal Tax Practice Tips and Representation Strategies"
11.15.2012"An Interactive Shale Development Conference:  Changing Requirements and Policy Perspective - Developing Ohio's Shale Resources," Columbus, Ohio
11.02.2012"Twelfth Annual Great Lakes Water Conference 2012"
10.15.2012“How to Obtain Good Title in Real Estate Transactions”
09.28.2012Negotiating Physician Agreements: The Nuts and Bolts of Negotiating Employment Agreements and Group Practice Ownership Agreements, presented to American College of Cardiology, North and South Carolina Chapters Fellows in Training, Charleston, SC
09.24.2012"The Americans with Disabilities Act and Public Accommodations" Video Presentation to the Ybor City Development Corporation
09.02.2012"Masters in Trial - Direct Examination of Experts"
September 2012"Asset Protection," Joint CLE meeting of the American Bar Association's Tax and Real Property, Probate and Trusts Sections, Boston, Massachusetts
08.30.2012"The Supreme Court Upheld the Affordable Care Act -- Now What?"
08.15.2012"National Federation of Independent Businesses v. Sebelius, a Decision for the Ages: A Comment on the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on the Constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act"
08.14.2012"Employment Law Update: For Executives, Managers, Business Owners and Human Resources Professionals"
08.02.2012"2012 Construction Law Seminar"
08.02.2012Lien Law & Impact of Leasehold Interests, Shumaker Construction Law Seminar
07.28.2012"Complaint and Disciplinary Process before the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board"
07.17.2012"Medical Records Law in Ohio"
06.19.2012"Made in North Carolina – NC Chamber’s Summit on Manufacturing"
06.08.2012"Risk Management in the Digital Age: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Electronic Health Records," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, Palm Beach, Florida
05.09.2012"ABC’s of Florida Construction Lien Law"
04.25.2012"Basic ESOP Distribution Rules," NCEO/Beyster Institute 2012 Employee Ownership Conference, Minneapolis, MN
04.11.2012"Electronic Health Records: Contracting, Compliance and Liability Hazards," Presented to Hillsborough County Bar Association and USF College of Medicine
03.24.2012"Captive Insurance Tax Update," American Bar Association, Business Law Section Spring Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada
02.08.2012"Recent Developments and Hot Topics" - 14th Annual All Children’s Hospital Estate, Tax, Legal and Financial Planning Seminar
02.07.2012"Maximizing Returns in M&A Transactions"
February 2012"The Hunters Become the Hunted (Tips on Managing Social Media While Job Hunting)," Future Business Leaders of America, Phi Beta Lamda Division, Polk State College, Lakeland, FL
01.17.2012"The Do's and Don'ts of Documentation: Examining the Best Way to Protect Your Company"
12.14.2011"Due Diligence:  What Investors Should Look For and What Entrepreneurs Should Have," Gulf Coast Venture Forum
11.17.2011"D&O Insurance: An Overview and Update"
11.16.2011"The Principles of Hiring, Firing, and Performance Appraisals: Common Mistakes Managers Make"
11.11.2011"The Essentials of Successful Estate Planning"
10.28.2011"Constitutional Challenges to the Affordable Care Act"
10.19.2011"Protecting IP in a Global Market," SAMA Dinner Meeting
10.19.2011"The Emerging Dilemma: Surety's Obligations on Green Building Projects"
10.19.2011"The Franchisee Lawyer's Checklist:  What Every Franchisee Lawyer Should Know"
10.04.2011"Employment Law Update: For Executives, Managers, Business Owners and Human Resources Professionals"
October 2011"TMI: Everything You (Never) Wanted to Know About Social Media & the Workplace," Tampa, FL
09.29.2011"Does Your 831(b) Captive Quack?" Western Region Captive Insurance Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah
09.28.2011"When is the Surety Liable?"
09.23.2011"Chapter 15 — International Bankruptcy"
09.23.2011"Franchising in Ohio – What Every Lawyer Needs to Know"
09.22.2011"Shumaker Legal Minute"
September 2011"TMI-Social Media: Whether You Want to Know or Not!," Polk Works Round Table Presentation, Lakeland, FL
08.19.2011"Recent M&A Trends and Developments"
08.17.2011"Avoiding Legal Pitfalls and Managing Intellectual Property as it Relates to Marketing Issues for Businesses," Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
08.07.2011"Captive Insurance Companies: Introduction and Update," American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
08.04.2011"ABC's of Florida Construction Lien Law: What You Need to Know to Make the Lien Law Work for You"
07.22.2011"Rules & Laws – Case Studies"
07.07.2011"Estate Planning and Probate Law Update"
06.17.2011"Intellectual Property and Open Source Licenses," Barcamp Sarasota
05.31.2011"Leveraging Defined Value Clauses to Mitigate Estate and Gift Tax: Drafting Formula Clauses and Donee Selection Post-Petter," Strafford CLE Webinar
05.26.2011"Pitfalls and Opportunities of Social Media," AAF Suncoast
05.04.2011"Financial Networking for the 21st Century!"
May 2011"TMI-Social Media: Whether You Want to Know or Not!," West Central Florida Healthcare Human Resources Association Meeting, Tampa, FL
04.27.2011"Impact of the Financial Crisis on Select Disclosure Issues Affecting Small Public Companies"
04.21.2011"Rules & Laws – Case Studies"
04.21.2011"Recent Developments in Asset Protection Planning," e-CLE Presentation, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate
04.14.2011"Security for your Financial Life"
04.13.2011Mark Connolly Debated Tort Reform Legislation before the Juvenile Welfare Board in Pinellas County
04.13.2011"Surety Workshop and Case Study: Working Through Defaults on Condominium Projects"
04.12.2011Ronald A. Christaldi Spoke to the New College Alumni Association
04.01.2011"Rules & Laws – Case Studies"
03.18.2011"What to do When you are Facing an Ethically Challenged Attorney," Legal Aid of Manasota
03.15.2011Florida's Diabetes Advocate Erin Smith Aebel Visited Washington, D.C. to Urge Greater Federal Funding in the Effort to Stop Diabetes®
03.10.2011"The Big Squeeze: Small Business Financing during the Great Recession"
02.17.2011"Dealing with Debtors: A Bankruptcy Primer for Trade Creditors"
02.16.2011"ABC's of Florida Construction Lien Law"
02.08.2011University of Toledo Center for Family & Privately-Held Business, "Healthcare Reform Distilled – What You Won’t Hear on Fox or MSNBC," Toledo, Ohio
01.27.2011"Discovery Day and Franchise Expo," The Entrepreneur's Source
2011Presenter, "The Business Owner's Pathway™ to Maximizing and Preserving Your Business and Personal Wealth," a Four Part Series, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
2011Presenter, "The Business Owner's Pathway™ to Maximizing and Preserving Your Business and Personal Wealth," a Four Part Series, Wake Forest Family Business Center
11.05.2010"Navigating the Fraudulent Transfer Landmines in a Distressed Economy," 3rd Annual Ethics Seminar for the Florida Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Inc., Orlando, Florida
November 2010"I Dream of GINA: The EEOC's Newly Issued Final Regulations for Complying with the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act," Tampa, FL
2010"Keep Your Eye on the Prize: Protecting Your Rights Throughout the Construction Process"
October 2010"Social Networking Sites-Treasure Trove or Liability Trap?," Tampa, FL
October 2010"Portable Devices Freeze Employers in Their Tracks," Tampa, FL
09.24.2010"Toxic Asset Protection Planning: No Bailouts for the Greedy," Joint Meeting of the American Bar Association's Tax and Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
05.18.2010"Know Thyself and It Will Work Out: Loan workouts in today's economy"
05.04.2010"Bankruptcy in NC"
May 2010"Historic Health Care Overhaul: What it Means for Employers," Association of Corporate Counsel, Orlando, FL
04.12.2010"Practicing Business Ethics Improves Performance"
03.24.2010"Asset Protection: What Do You Have to Lose?" InfoComm International Webinar
02.11.2010"Focusing on the Outlook for 2010: New Proxy Rules, SEC Agenda, Distressed Deals, Delaware Law Developments"
02.09.2010"Climate Change:  Legislative, Regulatory, and Economic Forces at Work," Presented at the AHC Group Corporate Affiliates Workshop, Phoeniz, Arizona
01.27.2010"When is it Safe to Move Your Client's Assets?" Collier County Women's Bar Association
2010Presenter, "The Business Owner's Pathway™ to Maximizing and Preserving Your Business and Personal Wealth," a Four Part Series, Elon University Love School of Business
2010Presenter, "A Brief Conversation with Business Owners," Hood Hargett Breakfast Club
09.25.2009"Ethical Considerations in Asset Protection Planning," Joint Meeting of the American Bar Association's Tax and Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections, Chicago, Illinois
09.03.2009"Ethical Consideration in Asset Protection Planning," Collier County Bar Association Trusts and Estates Luncheon, Naples, Florida
07.09.2009"Common Forms of Liability in Asset Protection Planning," American Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Section National Teleconference, Naples, Florida
04.30.2009"Ethical Issues for the Asset Protection Attorney," American Bar Association Real Property, Trust and Estate Law's 20th Annual Spring Symposia, Washington, D.C.
October 2008Speaker, AILA South Florida Chapter Annual Conference
March 2008Speaker, "International Skills Put to Practice," American Association of University Women, Schiller University
11.24.2007"Advanced Topics on Wage and Hour Law"
Fall 2007Speaker, "PERM Strategies and Updates," AILA Central Florida Chapter Conference, Clearwater
April 2007Presenter, "Proposed Rule Changes in the PTO," Tennessee Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section, 4th Annual IP Law Forum, Nashville TN
March 2007Speaker, "Business Immigration/Employment Law Issues," Lorman Seminar
2007Speaker, "Immigration Enforcement and I-9 Updates," Plant City
2007Speaker, Employment and Immigration Update, Jacksonville and Orlando
November 2006Presenter, "Hot Topics in U.S. Patent Prosecution," TIPLA, Nashville, TN
Fall 2006Speaker, "H-1B Cap Issues and Alternate Business Visa Strategies," AILA Central Florida Chapter Conference, St. Petersburg Beach
April 2006Speaker, "Immigration Policy Update," Tampa Bay Organization of Women in International Trade
05.15.1998Procedures When Construction Ceases Before Project Completion, Ft Myers Construction Law Seminar & Symposium
February 2013Speaker, "Update on Emerging Judicial, Legislative and Administrative Employment and Immigration Law Issues 2013 and Beyond," Employment Law Seminar, Fort Meyers
April 2014Presenter, Updates & Recent Cases in Copyright and Trademark Law, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Course
October 2013Presenter, Updates & Recent Cases in Patent, Copyright and Trademark Law, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Course
February 2010"Drafting Train Wrecks: Mistakes and Oversights in Drafting Operating Agreements," Tax Section of the Dallas Bar Association (February 2010)
February 2018"Important Aspects of LLC Statutes Frequently Overlooked by Lawyers and Judges: Need for Vigilance to Avoid Evasive Corporification of LLCs," Annual Meeting of the Business Law and International Law Sections of the Business Law and International Law Sections of the North Carolina Bar Association (February 2018)
February 2018"Oh, Did Something Just Happen with Taxes? Discussion of the New Tax Law," Charlotte Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (February 2018)
October 2016"The Partnership Audit Rules and Related Operating Agreement Drafting Considerations," American Bar Association Annual LLC Institute, (October 2016)
October 2016"Using the 'S Corp' Effectively," Tax Section of Florida Bar Association, Advanced Income Tax Planning for Family Businesses (October 2016)

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