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Business Law Institute 2023

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In-Person - Day One - Philadelphia
The CLE Conference Center
Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor, Suite 1010, Philadelphia PA, 19107
STARTTue., Oct. 17, 2023
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Oct. 17, 2023
4:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $399.00
New Attorney: $200.00
Remote - Day One - Live Webcast

STARTTue., Oct. 17, 2023
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Oct. 17, 2023
4:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Remote - Day Two - Live Webcast

STARTWed., Oct. 18, 2023
9:00 AM
ENDWed., Oct. 18, 2023
4:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00


Join PBI for our 2023 Business Law Institute, bringing transactional attorneys and in-house counsel throughout Pennsylvania under one roof to learn, share and challenge emerging developments, trends and practices in the corporate industry. 

A Meeting of the Minds...A Gathering of Friends 

Designed by some of the sharpest legal minds in Pennsylvania, the Business Law Institute is exactly what you need today to advise your business clients tomorrow.

Educational Opportunities Abound!

  • Earn a year's worth of CLE credit in two short day
  • Attend classes geared towards your diverse practice
  • Two attendance choices – in-person or from anywhere via streaming
  • Hear legal updates, pick up practice pointers and learn recent trends on areas that impact your practice.

Day One: Attend in-person in Philadelphia or virtually via webcast.

  • 9:00– 9:15 Welcome, CLE Information & Presentation of Sell/Clark Business Lawyer Award 
  • 9:15 – 10:15 Business-Friendly Pennsylvania with Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President Luke Bernstein & Team Pennsylvania 
  • 10:25 – 11:25 Understanding And Using Economic Leverage When Confronting a Business Bankruptcy 
  • 11:35 – 12:35 2023 Employment Law Update With 2024 Forecast
  • 12:35 – 1:05 Lunch 
  • 1:05 – 2:05 Back to the Drawing Board: Recent Law Changes and M&A Developments Warrant Reconsideration of Governance Documents by Closely Held Businesses
  • 2:10 – 3:10 Transparency Act
  • 3:20 – 4:20 Falling for Ethics:  An Ethics Roundup for Business Lawyers

Day Two: Two tracks of timely and relevant topics delivered to your device. "Build your own" Institute in a virtual format that you can watch from the comfort of your home or office. 

Energize your practice

The 2023 Business Law Institute delivers practical content and realistic solutions to everyday and unexpected challenges in transactional law.

Eric L. Brossman Recognized for Contributions to PA Business Law

Join the PBA Business Law Section in honoring Eric L. Brossman with the 2023 W. Edward Sell Business Lawyer Award on October 17 as we open the day. Presented by the PBA Business Law Section, the W. Edward Sell/William H. Clark Jr. Business Lawyer Award honors the contributions to the practice of business law at the highest level, either through the practice of law or through teaching. Recipients must have contributed to the statutory development of business law in Pennsylvania and to PBA by working in leadership roles in the Business Law Section.

Special thanks to our outstanding planning team:

Rodney A. Akers, Esq., Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Eric L. Brossman, Esq., Bybel Rutledge LLP
Imogene L Cathey Esq., Vice President and General Counsel, Seton Hill University
Michael D. Ecker, Esq., Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Timothy A. Hoy Esq., Mette, Evans & Woodside
John B. Wright II, Esq. (Retired), Ballard Spahr LLP

ProPass - Online does not apply to institute programs delivered by webcast.

Co-sponsored with the PBA Business Law Section and In-House Counsel Committee. Not a member? Join today!

All attendees will receive the course materials as a digital book. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $80. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.

Practice Areas


Rodney R. Akers Esq.
Luke Bernstein PA Chamber of Business and Industry
Eric L. Brossman Esq. Bybel Rutledge LLP
Judith D. Cassel Esq. Hawke McKeon & Sniscak LLP
Imogene L Cathey Esq. Seton Hill University
Lois B. Duquette Esq. McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC (Hbg)
Michael D. Ecker Esq. Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC (Phila)
Jordan L. Fischer Esq., CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLC
Casey Flaherty LexFusion
Amir R. Ghavi Esq. Fried Frank (NY)
Curtis L. Golkow Esq. Golkow Business Law LLC
Thomas Gulick McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC (Hbg)
Timothy A. Hoy Esq. Mette, Evans & Woodside
Lisa R. Jacobs Esq. Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP (Phila)
Peter A. Jaslow Esq. Ballard Spahr LLP (Phila)
Leslie E. John Esq. Ballard Spahr LLP (Phila)
Anne L. LaBarbera Esq.
Kathryn Goldstein Legge Esq. Legge Law LLC
Ilona Logvinova Esq. McKinsey & Co.
Beverly Weiss Manne Esq. Tucker Arensberg, P.C. (Pgh)
Juliet M. Moringiello Esq. Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Lee S. Piatt Esq. Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP
John L. Reed Esq. DLA Piper LLP US (DE)
Abraham C. Reich Esq. Fox Rothschild LLP (Phila)
Victoria A Reider Esq. Dilworth Paxson LLP (Hbg)
Paul T. Rushton Esq. Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP
Gary M. Schildhorn Esq. Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC (Phila)
Jennifer F. Shugars Esq. Dentsply Sirona Inc
Daniel J. Siegel Esq. Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC
Yanai Z. Siegel Esq. Appliance Dealers Cooperative
W. Henry Snyder Esq. K & L Gates (Pgh)
Dennis Unkovic Esq. Meyer Unkovic & Scott LLP
Catherine E. Walters Esq. Bybel Rutledge LLP
Thomas G. Wilkinson Jr., Esq. Cozen O'Connor (Phila)
Deborah A. Winokur Esq. Cozen O'Connor (Phila)
Brandon Lee Wolff Esq.
John B. Wright II, Esq. Ballard Spahr LLP (Phila)
Peter Zipparo Esq. McKinsey & Co.
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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