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CLE -Business Law CLE / 4 hours, 1 hour ethics / WBA member $165
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5/10/2019
When: 05/10/2019
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: United States


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                                       Business Law  2019
                                            Friday, May 10, 2019       8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
                                        4.0 hours of CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics *

                              This seminar is pending accreditation by the KS CLE Commission*

Welcome and Announcements
8:00 – 8:10 a.m., Joseph A. Schremmer, Moderator

The Essentials of Tax-Favored Qualified Opportunity Zones
8:10 – 9:00 a.m. (50 minutes), presented by Craig Benson

The new Opportunity Zone tax incentive, intended to spur investments in distressed areas throughout the United States, was included in the 2017 tax reform legislation. The incentive permits temporary and sometimes permanent deferral of a taxpayer's gains from any sale or exchange if the taxpayer invests the gain amount in a “qualified opportunity fund” that invests in businesses in low-income areas specifically designated as “qualified opportunity zones.”


Break 9:00 – 9:10 a.m. (10 minutes)

Annual Update: Legal Ethics in Business and Real Estate Practices
9:10 – 10:00 a.m. (50 minutes, ethics), presented by Joseph A. Schremmer

Mr. Schremmer will discuss recent developments in the world of legal ethics and professional responsibility of interest to lawyers practicing in business and real estate transactions. This presentation will focus on recent disciplinary cases and the Kansas Rules of Professional Responsibility.

Break 10:00 – 10:10 a.m. (10 minutes)

Securities Regulation for Business Start-Ups
10:10 – 11:00 a.m. (50 minutes), presented by Kathlyn W. Daniels and Clay Johnson

Ms. Daniels and Mr. Johnson will discuss the scope of jurisdiction under the Kansas Uniform Securities Act considering federal securities acts and the scope and use of state exemptions. They will include a discussion about risks that exist in capital formation for Kansas business start-ups and accredited investor status. They will discuss the common transactions that can give rise to liability under the act and present an overview of the enforcement process and commonly used sanctions.

Break 11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. (10 minutes)


New 20% Qualified Business Income Deduction
11:10 – 12:00 p.m. (50 minutes), presented by Ashlee Crouch

This presentation is an in-depth look at the 20% QBI deduction and will provide ideas for creating a personalized, proactive tax reduction strategy for your clients’ businesses under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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