‘Scales Of Justice’ Seminar To Be Held Oct. 22

The Robert H. Jackson Center will host a free continuing legal education seminar titled, “Scales of Justice” on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

The doors will open for attendees at 8 a.m. Randall J. Sweeney, executive director of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, and Gregory L. Peterson, a partner at Phillips Lytle LLP in Jamestown and board member at The Robert H. Jackson Center, will begin the program with a welcome and introductions.

The seminar will begin at 8:45 a.m. with the presentation, “Your Business is Our Business” given by Richard E. Dixon, chief financial officer of the Chautauqua County Industrial Agency, where he supervises and directs the agency’s financial activities; and Jonathan P. Taber, partner at Phillips Lytle LLP, Chautauqua and Buffalo offices, where he practices in the areas of international and domestic business transactions, corporations, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and finance.

A second program, “Estate and Gift Tax Planning Update 2013” will be presented by David J. Luzon, partner at Phillips Lytle LLP in Buffalo, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and trust planning and administration, along with Elizabeth L. Perry, associate at Phillips Lytle LLP in Buffalo, where she practices in the areas of trust and estate administration, estate planning, estate and gift taxation, elder law and guardianship.

The seminar will conclude with the feature program, “Scales of Justice,” with panelists Dennis Drew, founding member and keyboard player for the alternative rock band, 10,000 Maniacs; and Bobby Militello, world-renowned saxophonist and professional jazz musician. Moderator for the panel discussion will be Theresa E. Quinn, an associate with Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP in Buffalo, where she litigates issues surrounding torts, employment and contracts, in addition to practicing in the areas of family law, entertainment law and contracts and copyright issue. A talented musician, Quinn is the music director for Lafayette Presbyterian Church in Buffalo and regularly serves as a pianist and music director for a number of Buffalo-area professional musical theater companies.

The program will be immediately followed by a luncheon featuring Militello. A world-renowned saxophonist and professional jazz musician, the Buffalo native’s musical career began in the early 1970s when he began touring with the Maynard Ferguson Band. In 1982, he joined the Dave Brubeck Quartet and continued playing with them for 30 years. In 1991, Militello moved back to Buffalo and became a contract player for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Throughout his career, Militello has performed for a variety of audiences throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He has performed on more than 150 recordings including a number of television and film scores.

Developed primarily as a continuing legal education seminar for attorneys, the seminar will appeal to a cross-disciplinary audience of lawyers, municipal officials, business leaders, bankers, accountants, financial planners, insurance and investment agencies, non-profit organizations and their board members. The program is approved for state CLE credit for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys for a maximum of four credit hours. Phillips Lytle LLP, an accredited provider of continuing legal education in New York, will handle state CLE credit requests.

The seminar and luncheon are free of charge. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. To register, contact Mary Parsons, CLE administrator at Phillips Lytle LLP, at 847-5461. For more information, contact The Robert H. Jackson Center at 483-6646 or email info@roberthjackson.org.