This CLE will cover:
How a bill becomes a law in New York State and the role of lobbyists at each stage of the legislative process.
New York’s Lobbying Act:
New York’s Lobbying Act’s broad definition of “lobbyist”; a trap for the unwary;
Restrictions placed on activities of “lobbyists” and corporations by the Lobbying Act.
Application of Lobbying Act to municipalities.
Unique issues confronting corporations in dealing with small and medium sized municipalities.
Issues relating to business expansion, business permits, licenses and zoning regulation.
The most effective ways for corporations to promote their national legislative interests.
The impact of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. F.E.C., on fundraising and corporate participation In politics.
Panel discussion on the most effective ways to deal with local, state and federal governments and to affect public policy in today’s legal and business environment
Registration: 6 – 6:15 p.m.
Seminar: 6:15 – 8 p.m.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres following
Credits: 2 (Professional Practice)