Michael R. Casale, Of Counsel in the firm’s Family Law Department, will serve as a panelist for the webinar “Valuation, the Practice of Law, and the Business of Running a Law Firm in a Post-COVID Economy,” to be presented by the Essex County Bar Association on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 9:00am-10:45am.
This program will address the impact of the COVID-19 economic downturn on alternative dispute resolution, the business of law, valuations and property division in divorce. The discussion will focus on external factors considered in valuing assets during these trying times, including four main assets and the associated issues facing practitioners in managing clients’ expectations:
- Real Estate – How do we determine the true value of a home? Due to court delays, will re-appraisals be necessary?
- Retirement Assets and Investment Portfolios – Risk sharing
- Retirement Account Provisions - the CARES Act provision lifting tax penalties for early withdrawal and a discussion of who qualifies
- Business Interests - What do global shutdowns mean to your clients and cases? Learn how to manage expectations of titled v non-titled clients, measure a business’ long term prospects and discuss when business may again be predictable.
A member of the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Judge Casale focuses his practice on mediation, arbitration, settlement conferences and discovery management. He has extensive experience in the areas of family law, personal injury and insurance defense, which he brings to bear in his representation of clients in complex family and civil disputes, including malpractice and employment litigation matters. His practice also encompasses consultation and trial strategy in child custody, relocation, child support and domestic violence matters.
Additional program details and registration are available on the Essex County Bar Association website.