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Goodmans at the Entertainment and Media Law Symposium


Lawyer Eugene Cipparone, Neill May, David Zitzerman
Area Entertainment, Communications, White Collar Risk Management and Investigations


April 26 - 27, 2013
Donald Lamont Learning Centre
Toronto, Ontario

Moderator:  David Zitzerman, Partner, Goodmans LLP

Panelist:  Neill May, Partner, Goodmans LLP - Canadian legal issues

10:15 - 11:30 am:  Crowdfunding in Entertainment & Media

This session will cover:

  • Emergence of crowdfunding as a viable financing model
  • Leading crowdfunding models: Kickstarter, Indiegogo, etc.
  • Impact on traditional financing models
  • Canada/U.S. legal issues: impact of securities law and Jobs Act on equity fundraising; other possible regulation
  • Possible pitfalls: compliance and fulfillment issues, failure to deliver

Panelist:  Eugene Cipparone, Goodmans LLP

1:30 - 2:30 pm:  Practice Management: When Bad Things Happen to Good Retainers

This session will cover:

  • The client relationship from cradle to grave:
  • Obligations when someone calls and wants to sue your client….
    Joint retainers
    Dealing with unrepresented parties
    Withdrawal from representation – client fraud, inability to pay, etc.
    Terminating engagement