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So You Think You Don't Practice

So You Think You Don't Practice "Securities Law?"

Date: 09/13/2017
Topic: Malpractice Avoidance
Credit:1.5 - PS
OSB CLE Program No.: 558*2171
Did you know that drafting documents for seemingly “ordinary transactions” can submerge you into the dark waters of Oregon Securities Law?  It’s surprising, but Oregon Securities Law can apply to promissory notes, real estate sales, and fractional interests in anything from retail stores to master music recordings. Still more surprising: even if your documents are prepared perfectly, you may be liable for “aiding an unlawful sale.” 
 
This CLE will help you understand your exposure and how to reduce your risk of being sued. Topics include:
 
•        The fine line between “ordinary” transactions and transactions that expose you to claims of materially aiding an unlawful sale;
•        How to recognize transactions that qualify as an Oregon security;
•        Lawyer liability to non-clients arising out of Oregon securities transactions;
•        The red flags that signal a problem client or transaction;
•        How to reduce your liability risk; and
•        What to expect if a securities claim is made against you.
 
Presenters:
Matthew Kalmanson, Hart Wagner
Daniel Keppler, Garvey Schubert Barer
Sarah Troutt, Claims Attorney, OSB Professional Liability Fund
Emilee Preble, Lead Underwriter, OSB Professional Liability Fund

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This material is provided for informational purposes only and does not establish, report, or create the standard of care for attorneys in Oregon, nor does it represent a complete analysis of the topics presented. Readers should conduct their own appropriate legal research. The information presented does not represent legal advice. This information may not be republished, sold, or used in any other form without the written consent of the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund except that permission is granted for Oregon lawyers to use and modify these materials in their own practices.
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