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Operating an IRS-Compliant Gymnastics Booster Club

Marc Jacobs  gave a presentation via webinar on “Operating an IRS-Compliant Gymnastics Booster Club” to gymnasts and their families, coaches, instructors, judges, club owners, administrators, and other members of USA Gymnastics. The presentation focused on the importance of creating a booster club and determining whether or not the club qualifies for nonprofit status. Attendees left the webinar with a better understanding of how to structure and manage their booster club so as to be exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).

Spencer Hamer Discusses Employment Agreements at the UCAOA Fall 2014 Conference

Spencer Hamer presented on “Physician Agreements for Employees and Independent Contractors” at the Urgent Care Association of America Fall Conference that took place in Denver, Colorado on October 11, 2014. He provided an in depth analysis of physician employment and independent contractor agreements, examining key provisions to include and how to protect a practice from trade secret theft and unfair competition. In this segment, he explores the importance of using appropriate language in offer letters.

Taylor Burras Discusses Smart Employee Termination Strategies at the UCAOA Fall 2014 Conference

Taylor Burras presented on “When the Time Comes: Smart Employee Termination Strategies” at the recent Urgent Care Association of America Fall Conference that took place in Denver, Colorado on October 11, 2014. She discussed types of problem employees, strategies for dealing with them and potential pitfalls when carrying out a termination. In this segment, she describes steps that can be taken prior to letting an employee go that will help to avoid a lawsuit down the line.

The Importance of Maintaining Compliance with Tow Service Agreements

Jeff Farrow gave a presentation on “Protecting The Crown Jewel: Understanding Your TSA and Tips for Handling Other Legal Challenges Faced by the Industry” at the California Tow Truck Association’s Western States Tow Show on October 10, 2014, in San Diego, CA. He discussed operators’ rights under the standard Tow Service Agreement and provided recommendations to increase an operator’s success in winning an administrative hearing to suspend or cancel the agreement. In this segment, he discusses how maintaining compliance with the agreement can be of great benefit when attempting to resolve issues with belligerent individuals.

The Importance of Appointing a Compliance Officer When Signing a TSA

Eric Rans gave a presentation on “Protecting The Crown Jewel: Understanding Your TSA and Tips for Handling Other Legal Challenges Faced by the Industry” at the California Tow Truck Association’s Western States Tow Show on October 10, 2014, in San Diego, CA. He discussed best practices for how to effectively navigate through the thorny process of Tow Service Agreement disputes and litigation. In this segment, he discusses the importance of regularly reviewing one’s agreement and appointing someone in the organization to act as a compliance officer.

The Importance of Aggressively Seeking Full Reimbursement

Andrew Selesnick gave a presentation on “Reimbursement: Getting Paid (and Keeping Your Money)” at the California Ambulance Association’s Annual Convention & Reimbursement Conference held in San Diego, CA, on October 9, 2014. He discussed ways to maximize reimbursement in the face of declining government reimbursement and increased regulatory scrutiny. In this segment, he discusses the importance of being aggressive in seeking full reimbursement from health care payers.

Proper Handling of Emails During an Audit

Damaris Medina spoke on “Billing Audits and Compliance” at the California Ambulance Association’s Annual Convention & Reimbursement Conference held in San Diego, CA, on October 9, 2014. She discussed current trends in commercial and government payer audits, and provided tips on how to prepare for and respond to an audit. In this segment, she discusses how to properly handle company emails when faced with an audit.

Jeff Farrow Discusses How to Keep Your Trade Secrets a"Secret" at the 2014 American Agents Alliance Convention & Expo

As part of the presentation, “From the Legal Experts: A Panel Discussion with Michelman & Robinson, LLP” on September 27, 2014 at the 2014 American Agents Alliance Convention & Expo, Jeff Farrow discussed how to keep your trade secrets a "secret". Additionally, he explained how to legally recruit from competitors and how to guard against employee raids. In this segment, Jeff explains why now, more than ever, businesses need to develop a secrecy policy. 

Mark Robinson Discusses Compliance Guidelines at the 2014 American Agents Alliance Convention & Expo

As part of the presentation, “From the Legal Experts: A Panel Discussion with Michelman & Robinson, LLP” on September 27, 2014 at the 2014 American Agents Alliance Convention & Expo, Mark Robinson discussed compliance guidelines. He provided a 2014 update on new insurance laws and regulations, broker fee and disclosure requirements and common areas of Department of Insurance enforcement. In this segment, he explains how a new law involving third party notices of a lapse in insurance premium payments will work.

Todd Stitt Discusses How to Reduce E&O Exposure at the 2014 American Agents Alliance Convention & Expo

As part of the presentation, “From the Legal Experts: A Panel Discussion with Michelman & Robinson, LLP” on September 27, 2014 at the 2014 American Agents Alliance Convention & Expo, Todd Stitt discussed how broker-agents can reduce E&O exposure. He also provided steps to mitigate the likelihood of being sued by a customer. In this segment, he explains why it’s important to identify oneself clearly as either a broker or an agent.