Calendar of Events

Commercial Finance & Transactions Committee
Date: 01/17/2013
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Presented by: Commercial Finance and Transactions

TOPIC: SCAMS TARGETING ATTORNEYS: WHAT AN ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW. Our speaker will address a number of issues and examples of recent and current internet scams that have been targeting attorneys (both in Illinois and nationally). Scams orchestrated via the internet and otherwise involving counterfeit checks can expose attorneys and their firms to liability and loss particularly where charge-backs to the firm's Lawyer Trust Accounts arise long after the presumably "good funds" have been deposited. Our speaker will discuss a number of specific examples of how such scams are perpetrated and how such scams can be identified and avoided. If you think you are immune from such scams then you may want to learn how you might take actions to avoid getting infected nonetheless.

SPEAKERS: GEOFFREY A. BELZER, of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, 55 West Monroe Street - Suite 3800, Chicago, IL 60603-5001 312.821.6116 (Direct)