Last year the BCBA’s Continuing Legal Education Committee provided our members with many interesting informative CLE programs.  In addition, committee members and staff spent considerable time and effort planning the BCBA’s First Annual Business Law Institute.

The Business Law Institute was held on March 2nd and we have received positive feedback. We would like to thank BCBA MCLE Committee Chair Richard C. Howard, Jr., Esquire and course planners H. Jeffrey Brahin and Jeffrey G. DiAmico, Esquires for their hard work and dedication in seeing this project through.

We greatly appreciate the Hon. Robert J. Mellon’s willingness to serve as the keynote speaker.  Judge Mellon’s presentation provided valuable insight pertinent to litigating commercial cases.

In addition, thank you to the following individuals who acted as course presenters and sponsors, without whom the day would not have been possible:

Pennsylvania Common Law Unfair Competition
Douglas Maloney, Esquire

The Perils of Equity-Based Compensation
Michael W. Mills, Esquire and Joanne M. Murray, Esquire

Negotiating Commercial Leases
Elliott Mark Olen, Esquire

Trade Secret Protection Litigation
John Simkanich, Esquire

Social Media Issues: Is Your Business Complying With Current Laws?
Eleanor Gerhards, Esquire

Business Client Meets Bankruptcy
Michael Kelly, Esquire
Jon Adelstein, Esquire

Indemnification and Warranty Provisions in Commercial Contracts
Michael Schu, Esquire

Restrictions Apply: The State of the Law Governing Restrictive Covenants
Stephen Goldblum, Esquire

The Intersection Between IP and Business Law
Frank Mazzeo, Esquire, Douglas Ryder, Esquire
David Shoneman, Esquire and Anthony Volpe, Esquire

Business Succession Planning
Henry Van Blunk, Esquire


Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Monument Bank

Hill Wallack LLP

Begley, Carlin & Mandio, LLP

Karasch & Associates

PNC Wealth Management


We look forward to next year’s Institute and any additional feedback from those who attended.

David J. Truelove, President
Grace M. Deon, Past President