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The Business Law Section Spring Meeting on 4/30-5/1 is being postponed. A new date will be announced in the near future.

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The Business Law Section, with a membership of approximately 3,500, is one of the largest Sections of the New York State Bar Association. Its members consist of attorneys whose practice involves some aspect of commerce or finance. Thus, the practice of the members is quite diverse – ranging from securities to banking, bankruptcy to consumer finance, franchising to insurance, among many others. To accommodate this breadth of practice, the Business Law Section has a range of committees that offer the practitioner with business clients information in similarly diverse areas: Bankruptcy; Banking; Business Organizations; Franchise, Distribution and Licensing, Derivatives and Structured Products; Securities Regulation; and the constantly evolving area of Technology and Venture Law. These Committees meet regularly to review current developments in their areas. Members enjoy the benefit of participating in discussions of developments in the business and financial services world and the opportunity to expand their professional network. Attendance at committee meetings and other scheduled Section meetings often can fulfill MCLE requirements.

The Section publishes the NY Business Law Journal, which provides practice-oriented insight and guidance relevant to the business law practitioner, with special emphasis on lawyers who practice in New York State.

The Business Law Section has been in the forefront of introducing, monitoring and evaluating legal developments in the areas of business and finance on both federal and New York State levels.

Members gain access to an extensive network of business law practitioners through our online Community.


Meet the Chair

Andre (Drew) R. Jaglom of New York (Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP) is the Chair of the Business Law Section.

He is the co-chair of his firm’s corporate group and of its franchise, distribution and e-commerce, and its cybersecurity and data privacy practices.

An active member of NYSBA since 1996, Jaglom is a member of the NYSBA Executive Committee, former chair of the International Section and chair of its International Distribution, Sales and Marketing Committee, and former Chair of the Sections Caucus. He currently serves on the Executive Committees of the Business Law Section, the International Section, and the Sections Caucus, as well as serving as Chair of the Business Law Section.

He holds degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Law School.


Contact the Business Law Section Liaison

To learn more about this Section, please contact Gina Bartosiewicz
[email protected]
(518) 487-5671

Upcoming Events

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COVID-19: What Cash-Strapped Businesses Need to Know – Obtaining Funding and Debt Restructuring (Webinar)

This program will cover the issues that are adversely impacting businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and what they should consider with respect…

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Navigating Success In-House in Tumultuous Times (Webinar)

During this webinar, participants will discover the four challenging areas where in-house lawyers should focus.

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Past Events Highlights

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Coronavirus - What Businesses Should Do to Prepare

In this one-hour webinar, panelists will discuss the key business operational risks as well as action steps firms should take to prepare for and minimize…

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The Pandemic is Beyond Your Control - But is it Force Majeure? | A Review of Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts (Webinar)

Does your force majeure clause cover the current pandemic? What about the next disaster? Real world experiences, insurance coverage and drafting. Epidemics, pandemics, economy meltdowns,…

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The Stimulus Package Survival Guide: What Solos and Small Firms Should Know (Webinar)

This webinar is sold out. To register for the recorded program via our on-demand archive please click here and follow the instructions. In this one-hour…

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Online Community


NY Business Law Journal

The NY Business Law Journal features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of business law. It is designed to provide practice-oriented insight and guidance relevant to the business law practitioner, with special emphasis on lawyers who practice in the State of New York. Edited by David L. Glass (Editor-in-Chief) and Prof. James D. Redwood (Managing Editor), the NY Business Law Journal is published twice per year by the Business Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

The Journal is published as a benefit for members of the Business Law Section and is copyrighted by the New York State Bar Association. The copying, reselling, duplication, transferring, reproducing, reusing, retaining or reprinting of this publication is strictly prohibited without permission.
© New York State Bar Association. All rights reserved. ISSN 1521-7183 (print) ISSN 1933-8562 (online)

The NY Business Law Journal encourages article submissions on topics of interest to members of the Section. Writing an article for a NYSBA Section publication is a great way to get your name out in the legal community and advertise your knowledge. Our authors are respected state-wide for their legal expertise in such areas as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, hedge funds, corporation fiduciary responsibilities, and mergers and takeovers.

MCLE credit may also be earned for legal-based writing directed to an attorney audience upon application to the CLE Board. NYSBA Guidelines for Obtaining MCLE Credit for Writing as well as a Publication Credit Application are available.

If you have written an article and would like to have it considered for publication in the NY Business Law Journal, please send it in electronic document format (pdfs are NOT acceptable), along with biographical information to its Editor:

David L. Glass
[email protected]


NY Business Law Journal - Summer 2019

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