The evening will begin with a look at how the in-house lawyer is “rising,” with companies, leading to the suggestion that in-house lawyers are morphing into the role traditionally held by outside lawyers, and are assuming all such components of the role, which, when possible, can include recovering attorney fees for actual legal work performed.
Hear a fascinating discussion on when in-house lawyers can and should collect attorney fees, and when they are not available, such as when the in-house counsel is functioning in the traditional role of overseeing outside counsel’s work.
As the legal profession changes and corporate legal departments retain more of their work, understand why in-house should take advantage of statutory or contractual attorney fees provisions, notably for the litigation they handle internally. In so doing, the in-house lawyer may find a number of benefits, such as approval to commence litigation that they may have otherwise shied away from because of the possibility to recoup attorney fees and the benefit of essentially obtaining payment for the legal work performed.
The second session of the night will focus on what you need to know about Internal Revenue Code §1031 tax-deferred exchanges, which provide tremendous tax savings by allowing owners of real property to defer the capital gains normally due upon the sale of their property. This program will explain how to effectively represent the needs of their clients who are contemplating an exchange.
Daniel Wiig, Esq.; Matthew Maron, Esq.; David Feeser, Legal 1031