April 25 - 27, 2012

ACG InterGrowth 2012

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Gaylord Texan Hotel
Dallas, TX

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Venable is deeply committed to the Association of Corporate Growth.  Our lawyers have served on the boards of many local chapters.  Currently, Chuck Morton, Co-Chair of our Corporate Group, is the incoming Chair of the Global Board of the Association of Corporate Growth. 

Please join us for the “Capital Strategies for Privately Held Companies” track, which will consist of four panel discussions to be held throughout the day on Thursday, April 26, in San Antonio Rooms 4 & 5. Venable is proud to work with our partners, Bernstein Global Wealth Management, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, Riverside Capital, McGladrey and Duff & Phelps to bring you this program.

10 am – 10:45 am:  “Valuing and Protecting Your Company’s Intangible Assets”
Moderator:  Frank Gasparo, Partner, Venable LLP

Speakers:
  
Bryan Rakes, Partner, Venable LLP
Mark Shaver, Senior Director of Business Development and Strategic Alliances, Johns Hopkins Medicine
    
11 am – 11:45 am:  “How Will Looming Tax Policy Changes Impact the Buy-Side and Sell-Side?"
Moderator:  Scott Gluck, Of Counsel, Venable LLP

Speakers:
 
Pam Henrickson, Chief Operating Officer, Riverside Capital and incoming Association for Corporate Growth Vice-Chair
Sam Olchyk, Partner, Venable LLP
David Sterling, Partner, Tax Services, McGladery
Brian Wodar, Director, Wealth Management Research, Bernstein Wealth Management

2 pm – 2:45 pm:  “Keeping It in the Family:  Protecting your Legacy for Future Generations”
Moderator: Brian Masterson, Esq., Partner, Venable LLP

Speakers:
 
Scott Linch, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Brad Hileman, Director, Duff & Phelps
Brian Wodar, Director, Wealth Management Research, Bernstein Wealth Management

3 pm – 3:45 pm:  “Healthcare Reform – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished”
Moderator:  Christopher Condeluci, Of Counsel, Venable LLP

Speakers:
 
Hon. Bart Stupak, Partner, Venable LLP, and U.S. Representative from Michigan's 1st congressional district (1993 – 2011)
Shane Madigan, President, Independent Association of Businesses

In addition to our “Capital Strategies for Privately Held Companies” track, Venable will be sponsoring small group discussions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to be held in the Palomino Room.  These sessions will provide an opportunity for industry leaders to share ideas on issues essential to the middle market, as well as expand the dialogue and further analyze any salient issues gleaned from the “Capital Strategies for Privately Held Companies” track. 

Wednesday:

2 pm – 2:45 pm:  “So You Need a Lobbyist – A Guide to Navigating Capitol Hill and the Key Senate Committees”
Facililtator: Hon. Bart Stupak, Partner, Venable LLP, and U.S. Representative from Michigan's 1st congressional district (1993 – 2011).

3 pm – 3:45 pm:  “State-Based and Federal Health Insurance Exchanges, Private Health Insurance Exchanges, and the Sale of Insurance Products”
Facilitator: Christopher Condeluci, Of Counsel, Venable LLP

Thursday:

2 pm – 2:45 pm:  “Managing your Middle Market Fund - A Frank Discussion on Challenges and Expectations Along With Some Practical Advice”
Facilitator: Anne Anquillare, President and CEO, PEF Services LLC

4 pm – 4:45 pm:  “Assessing IP Risks When Considering Your Next Portfolio Company”
Facilitator: Frank Gasparo, Partner, Venable LLP

Friday:

9 am – 9:45 am:  “Best Practices for Investment Advisers to Participate in the Political Process without Running Afoul of Federal, State and Local Pay-to-Play Regulations.”
Facilitator: Scott Gluck, Partner, Venable LLP

10 am – 10:45 am:  “The Effect of the Looming Change in the Tax Rate on Long-Term Capital Gains”
Facilitator: Brian Masterson, Partner, Venable LLP

11 am – 11:45 am:  "State of the Mezzanine Market: Inter-Creditor and Subordination Issues"
Facilitator: Bryan Rakes, Partner, Venable LLP

If you would like additional information on these sessions, or other Venable corporate law events, please contact Arlana Walford at [email protected].

Venable is also offering 20-minute private consulting services on Wednesday, April 26, in the Palomino Room on the following issues:

9:30 am – 11 am

Do you have questions about how to participate in the political process or what is happening in Washington DC? Venable attorney Scott Gluck regularly advises on pay-to-play regulations and helps investment advisers participate in the political process. He is also a registered federal lobbyist, and helps provide investment advisers with political intelligence across a broad range of legislative issues.

11 am – 12 pm

Would you like to discuss the best ways to increase the return on your IP investment? Frank Gasparo leads the Intellectual Property practice in Venable’s New York Office. Mr. Gasparo’s practice encompasses the proactive management of global IP portfolios, IP transactions and IP litigation.

Do you have questions regarding tax planning and structuring strategic business relationships? Brian Masterson advises clients with respect to state and federal tax planning, tax controversy matters, mergers and acquisitions, and structuring strategic business relationships, such as joint ventures and partnerships.

 

To schedule a 20-minute consultation, please contact Arlana Walford at [email protected].

Visit ACG's website for registration and more information about InterGrowth.


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