Bushels of Informative CLE Programs This Fall!

09/14/2018 -There are 15 CLE programs in October. Why not take advantage and attend a program now before the holiday rush! Can’t leave the office? Many of our programs are offered as a live webcast, so you can participate without the hassle of traveling. The programs below are just some of the options we are offering this fall. Visit the CLE Calendar today to view more seminars and register.

Reverse Mortgages
Thursday, October 11, 2018
12:45 – 1:45 p.m., 1.0 credit
Also available as a live webcast!


Robert A. Ragosta, Esq.
Robert A. Ragosta, Ltd.

Brian L. Mahone
Washington Trust Mortgage Company, LLC

This program will review the types of reverse mortgages available, the qualifications, pros and cons of these loans, and other pertinent information you need to know in order to advise your client with respect to reverse mortgages.

Commercial Law 2018: A Comprehensive Update on
Recent Developments
Friday, October 12, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 4.0 credits + 0.5 ethics
Also available as a live webcast!


Steven O. Weise, Esq.
Proskauer Rose, LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Edwin E. Smith, Esq.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Boston, MA

Patrick A. Guida, Esq.
Duffy & Sweeney, Ltd.

Thomas S. Hemmendinger, Esq.
Brennan, Recupero, Cascione, Scungio & McAllister, LLP

Hear from both nationally recognized and local experts as they share their expertise and research on the most important developments in this area. This program will again provide the national and local perspectives as they highlight how these changes and our own Rhode Island commercial law and other business law related developments over the last year may impact your practice. This 2018 update will give you a chance to learn from the best about what is happening across the country and in Rhode Island commercial law practice. This seminar is an annual favorite. If you are a business or commercial law practitioner, don’t miss this important program.

Expeditious Removal of Mechanics Liens
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 2.0 credits
Also available as a live webcast!


Roger N. LeBoeuf, Esq.
Heald & LeBoeuf, Ltd.                      

Hannah M. Mowry, Esq.
Heald & LeBoeuf, Ltd.

You received a telephone call from your client. The property owner was expecting to close on his or her property next week when they learned that an unpaid subcontractor or supplier just recorded a mechanics’ lien on their property. Your client has asked you, "How do I get the lien off of the property as quickly as possible?"

This seminar will discuss the options available to property owners and general contractors looking to expeditiously remove mechanics’ liens filed on the property. The seminar will also consider subcontractors, suppliers and contractors seeking to maintain their mechanics’ liens. Attendees will learn how to properly prosecute and defend motions filed under the "Show Cause" provisions of the mechanics’ lien statute, as well as to prosecute and defend motions to "bond off" and "cash off" mechanics’ liens.

Divorce Law for Estate Planners - Estate Planning
for Divorce Lawyers
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 2.5 credits + 0.5 ethics
Also available as a live webcast!


Karen G. DelPonte, Esq.
Cameron & Mittleman LLP

Stephen M. Prignano, Esq.
McIntyre Tate LLP

Kevin A. Papa, CPA, CVA, ABV, CFF
Piccerelli, Gilstein & Company, LLP
With estate planning strategies becoming more complex and divorces on the rise, it is important for all attorneys to understand how estate planning and divorce laws intersect. There are important tax consequences lurking in the details that especially divorce and estate planning attorneys need to understand thoroughly.

The speakers will discuss the following topics during the course of the seminar:
  • Estate taxes and the loss of the marital deduction.
  • Negotiating to use your spouse’s gift tax exemption.
  • How to amend the existing Irrevocable Trust.
  • What estate planning documents can be changed when in the divorce process.
  • Business valuation issues for divorce and estate planning purposes.
  • Recent changes to tax law regarding alimony.
  • Effect of death during divorce.
  • Treatment of trusts during divorce.
  • Transmutation of assets.
  • Recent developments regarding common law marriage.

Programming Note: Due to our speaker’s travel plans and Hurricane Florence, the Public Records Request program originally scheduled for Friday, September 14 has been rescheduled to Monday, October 22. This program is offered as an in-person and live webcast. There’s still time to register for this timely and informative program!