Metro Region Membership Breakfast and Building a Better Business Seminar
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This breakfast will feature guest speaker John Lee, RA, LEED AP, NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability. After the Membership Meeting there's a Building a Better Business Seminar (requires additional registration).

When: Friday, October 4, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Metro Meeting (9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Business Seminar)
Where: The Union League Club
38 East 37th Street
Lincoln Hall
New York, New York  10016
United States
Contact: Tina Deale

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Metro Membership Breakfast
Featuring Guest Speaker: John Lee, RA, LEED AP, Deputy Director for Green Building and Energy Efficiency at the NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability. 
John Lee will discuss the Climate Mobilization Act, groundbreaking legislation designed to improve the carbon footprint of buildings across NYC.  The centerpiece of the Act is LL 97 which will require buildings larger than 25,000 square feet to meet ambitious carbon reduction targets starting in 2024. Join us to learn more about this historic legislation and how it impacts the building industry! (Bio)

The Union League Club is a private club. The dress code is business attire.

Sponsorship available

Fee Schedule for Membership Meeting Only: Members $90 | Table of 10 $900 | Non-Member $135 | Table of 10 $1350

Special thanks to our Sponsors!
Platinum: Risk Strategies CompanySTV Group and Thornton Tomasetti
Gold: KS Engineers, P.C. and SI Engineering, P.C.
Silver: GZA GeoEnvironmental of New York

Seminar (after the Membership Meeting)
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM: "Structuring Your Business With Non-Licensed Partners"

Grant Room, 3rd Floor Mezzanine

New York takes the licensing of engineers very seriously. Inaccurately structuring an engineering firm, as well as labeling its employees, can have far-reaching consequences.  During this program, Ingram attorneys will walk attendees  through:
    • Entity ownership rules in New York
    • Risks of non-compliance
    • Solutions and Strategies 
    • How to bring new partners on board
    • Common issues when bringing new partners on board & how to address them

Warren E. Friss, Managing Partner, Corporate & Business, INGRAM
Robert A. Banner, Partner, Construction & Design, INGRAM
Sheila Di Gasper, Partner, INGRAM

For Seminar: Members $50 | Non-Members $100


Warren E. Friss represents public and privately-held companies, not-for-profits, entrepreneurs, investors and senior executives in a    broad spectrum of matters, including contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, entity and business formation, private placements, joint ventures and strategic alliances, ownership restructurings and transitions, and employment law. His clients operate domestically and abroad, and represent the full range of the business life cycle, from start-ups to established public companies. Warren provides clients with a uniquely business-minded approach to the provision of legal services, leveraging more than 25 years of experience in private practice, as General Counsel to a public company, as a senior business executive and as an entrepreneur himself. He is responsive, client-oriented, and guides clients in a cost-efficient manner. Prior to re-joining Ingram, Warren spent many years at The Topps Company. As General Counsel, he managed the company’s legal and compliance function, overseeing all contract negotiations, corporate and financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, intellectual property and HR and employment law matters. In addition to his legal work, Warren launched the Topps Internet Division and subsequently led the Sports & Entertainment Division, where he was responsible for the division’s profit and loss and all business functions. A frequent author, speaker and media commentator on corporate law issues, Warren is regularly called upon to offer insights from both the legal and business perspectives.

 Robert Banner has an active litigation practice focusing primarily on construction law and complex construction litigation. Bob's construction law practice also includes negotiating and drafting construction agreements and licensing agreements, representing owners, contractors, and design professionals. For more than 30 years Bob has conducted trials and arbitrations involving breach of contract, delay claims, intellectual property, unfair competition, alleged engineering malpractice, and commercial real estate disputes. He regularly advises architects, engineers, owners, developers, construction managers, general contractors, and subcontractors during all phases of the development and construction process. Prior to joining Ingram, Bob practiced with Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy; Kalin and Banner P.C; Berman, Paley, Goldstein, and Kannry; and LePatner, Block, Pawa and Rivilis. Bob has received advanced training by the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS) forconstruction mediation. He has received an excellent rating by the publishers of the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory.

Sheila Di Gasper focuses her practice on a broad range of corporate and securities transactions, representing private companies, private equity funds and their portfolio companies and lenders in corporate and securities transactions. The matters she focuses on include mergers & acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, strategic collaborations, debt and equity financings, recapitalizations, restructurings, bridge financings, growth and seed investment and venture capital transactions. In addition to representing clients in transactional matters, Sheila has served as outside general counsel to a number of companies, including portfolio companies, guiding them in an array of general business law matters, including commercial arrangements, master form agreements, employment matters, securities law compliance and corporate governance.  She has assisted clients in diverse industries including manufacturing, distribution, marketing, entertainment, healthcare, biotechnology, contract research, education, financial services and other service industries.