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Hot Topics in Business & Real Estate Law

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This 6-hour seminar in Jackson, Mississippi presents a fast-paced look at new developments that every business lawyer should know about.  Includes discussion of a diverse range of topics, including:

  • The evolving law of "takings" and eminent domain
  • The law governing e-signatures and electronic contracts
  • The growing law on free-lance workers (the "gig economy")
  • The new tax laws:  how they affect businesses at a practical level
  • New trends in real estate practice
  • Cryptocurrency and blockchain
  • Much more!

Please note: Many of the topics discussed in this seminar are also covered in our "Top 10 New Developments in Law Practice for 2018" course this year.  Please be aware of the overlap when choosing your CLE courses!


  • William R Newman of The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Sheldon G Alston of Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes
  • William D Drinkwater of Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes
  • Meeting Site

    Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

    1152 Lakeland Drive (Just off I-55)

    Jackson, MS  39216

    Agenda for Tuesday, the 17th of July 2018

    (Agenda is approximate and tentative)

    8:00am - 8:30am - Registration

    8:30am - 9:30am - Tax Reform:   Answers...and Questions  Speaker: William R. Newman, Esq.

    9:40am - 10:20am - Zoning Law in Mississippi Through the Lens of Costco:  When Do We Roll Out the Red Carpet?  Speaker: William D. Drinkwater, Esq.

    10:20am - 10:40am - Cryptocurrency & Blockchain: What the Heck Are They?  Speaker: Mr. Newman

    10:45am - 11:45am - Regulatory Takings: Taking Property Without Really Taking it  Speaker: Sheldon G. Alston, Esq.

    11:45am -  1:00pm -  Lunch (on your own)

    1:00pm - 2:10pm - e-Contracts, e-Signatures, & e-Notaries:  A Paperless Future? Speaker: Mr. Newman

    2:20pm - 3:10pm - Odds & Ends in Business Law:  Mostly Odd  Speaker: Mr. Newman

    3:15pm - 4:15pm - Ethics Hour  Speaker: Mr. Newman