Commercial and Business Law 2018

July, 2018

This seminar is approved for 7.2 total WV MCLE AV credits, including 1.2 Ethics/Law Office Management credits.

Commercial Law Update

This course will provide a general overview of selected recent and significant changes in the law affecting West Virginia lawyers with a corporate banking and business law practice.

Elizabeth Amandus, Esquire  
Jackson Kelly PLLC

2018 Updates in Commercial Law from the Secretary of State

An overview of updates in state code and procedural aspects for business and licensing in West Virginia. The course is designed to provide instruction on legislative and executive actions from the 2017 and 2018 sessions which impact commercial practice. The presentation will also discuss the creation of the One-Stop Business Center which unifies the 4 essential state agencies necessary for formation and compliance: Secretary of State, Tax, Labor and Workforce.

Steve Connolly, Esquire  
Deputy Secretary & Chief Legal Counsel, West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office

Lawyers’ Audit Letter Responses

A course on the rules, traps and pitfalls of responding to requests from accountants regarding pending or threatened litigation.

Charles Dunbar, Esquire  
Jackson Kelly PLLCC

How Does the Tax Act Impact Your Clients and Practice?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was approved by Congress in December 2017. This major tax legislation will affect both individuals and businesses. This presentation will explore the effects that this tax reform will have on various aspects of legal practice.

Robert G. Tweel, Esquire 
Jackson Kelly PLLC

Choice of Business Entity Under the New Tax Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted at the end of 2017 dramatically changed the tax rates of the various business entities. Learn how to advise your clients and choose the proper business entity.

Robert G. Tweel, Esquire 
Jackson Kelly PLLC

Ethics Update and Advice from the Office of Disciplinary Counsel

A discussion of ethics developments in West Virginia, including recent disciplinary decisions and a discussion of practical ethics developments important to commercial and business law practice.

Renee N. Frymyer, Esquire  
Office of Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel