The Center for Business and Financial Law

What’s happening at CBFL

February 22, 2018: Professor Alan Appel will be a moderator on the panel “Tax Planning for Brexit and Beyond: Navigating the New European Landscape” for the New York City Bar Association. For more information and registration, click here.

November 15, 2017: How to Legally Raise Equity Capital for Your Startup

  • Time: 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Location: W-320
  • CLE: 1.0 credit in Professional Practice at no cost.
  • For more information and registration, click here.

October 16, 2017: Deal School Lunch Workshop: Artificial Intelligence and Corporate Legal Practice

  • Time: 12:45 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
  • Location: W-A10
  • Lunch: Provided for free
  • For more information and registration, click here.
  • This workshop is open to New York Law School students only.



2/4/2018: Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy’s article “Paying for Privacy and the Personal Data Economy” which has been published in the Columbia Law Review was recently identified as one of the best works of recent scholarship relating to Commercial Law and Privacy Law in a peer review published January 8, 2018, in Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots). For the peer review, click here.

11/14/17: Professor Houman Shadab was a panelist at the annual Blockchain for Wall Street Alliance conference where participants discussed the legal and technological developments of blockchain technology. Read more here and here.

10/23/17: Professor Alan Appel spoke at NYU’s 76th Institute on Federal Taxation on the topic of “Tax Planning for U.S. Business Operations of Foreign-Owned Enterprises”. He will be presenting this panel again in San Francisco on November 13 as part of the same NYU program.

10/23/17: Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy participated in a roundtable held by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security in Washington, DC evaluating Internet of Things privacy, security and liability issues.

10/10/2017: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “30 Major Developments in the History of Cryptocurrency” in BusinessPundit. To read more, click here.

10/6/2017: Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy remotely presented her article “Commodifying Consumer Data,” which is forthcoming in the Boston College Law Review, at the Property Implications of the Sharing Economy Conference held at Penn State Law School.

10/5/2017: Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy is featured in “Elvy on the Artificially Intelligent Internet of Things & the UCC” on the Legal Theory Blog.

10/5/2017: Professor Houman Shadab is mentioned in “2017 Emerging Legal Technology Forum: Examining the Blockchain Business Revolution” in Reuters. To read more, click here.

9/27/2017:Professor Houman Shadab spoke on a panel on Data & Analytics in the Law hosted by Evolve Law in New York City.

9/26/2017: Professor Houman Shadab gave a presentation on Contract Digitization at the annual Clio Cloud conference (held in New Orleans) which included over 1,200 attendees from 20 countries and keynote speakers such as former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara.

9/21/2017: Professor Houman Shadab spoke on the panel “Paradigm Shift: Examining the Blockchain Business Revolution” at the 2017 Emerging Legal Technology Forum held in Toronto, Canada, and organized by the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute. Other panelists included Robert E. Craig, Chief Information Officer of Baker & Hostetler LLP; Stephen Kirby, Senior Counsel of IBM Canada; and Ted Mlynar, Partner and Chair of the Blockchain-Smart Contracts IPMT Working Group at Hogan Lovells US LLP.

9/20/2017: Professor Howard Meyers and the NYLS Securities Arbitration Clinic is quoted in “FINRA Bolsters Diversity Efforts in Dispute Resolution Forum” in the Securities Law Daily. To read more, click here.

9/15/2017: Associate Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy participated in the Article 1 and 2 Uniform Commercial Code Joint Subcommittee Meeting at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Annual Conference today in Chicago, Illinois. She was recently appointed Vice Chair of the ABA’s Article 2 UCC Committee.

9/14/2017: Professor Howard S. Meyers was a guest speaker on the panel “Fast Fashion Pitfalls” where he discussed legal and ethical issues concerning supply-chain management in the fashion industry. The event was sponsored by NYLS’s Media, Entertainment, and Fashion Law Association.

9/6/2017: The Center for Business and Financial Law is mentioned in an online Forbes magazine article on smart contracts and blockchain technology. To read more, click here.

7/26/2017: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “Accord Project joins Hyperledger to push standards for smart contracts” in the International Business Times. To read more, click here.

5/4/2017: Professor Tamara Belinfanti co-published a blog post on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation with Cornell Law School Professor Lynn A. Stout about their article “Contested Visions: The Value of Systems Theory for Corporate Law” in a forthcoming edition of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. To read more, click here.


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