D&G Law

Seminars/Publications

Guin Stokes & Evans, LLC lawyers are frequently asked to speak at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars. The following are short discussions of a few of our seminars with links to the seminar papers.

Antitrust

“Primer on Prosecuting Antitrust Actions”

December 2015. David Guin will present the Plaintiff’s perspective on antitrust litigation at the Business and Complex Litigation seminar sponsored by the Business Torts and Antitrust Law Section of the Alabama State Bar.

Institutional Investors/Securities Fraud Litigation

“Introduction to FINRA Arbitrations – A View From Both Sides of the Bar.”

In December 2012, partner Dawn Evans presented the plaintiffs’ perspective on FINRA stock fraud arbitrations at a Continuing Legal Education seminar sponsored by the Birmingham Bar Association. Her materials are available here. For more information about stock broker-dealer arbitrations, contact Dawn Evans

“Pre-Litigation Conflict Resolution Strategies: Protecting Against Fraud and Developing Models Directed at Maximizing Gains While Reducing Legal Costs and Potential Litigation Time”

June 9-10, 2011, New York. David Guin spoke at the “National Summit on the Future of Fiduciary Responsibility: Protecting Shareholder Value in the Evolving Worlds of Securities Litigation, Government Regulation and Corporate Governance”

“The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: What Alabama Attorneys Need to Know”

August 5, 2003. David Donaldson spoke at a Sarbanes-Oxley seminar sponsored by the National Business Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. Donaldson has authored two articles on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act: “An Outline Of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act” and “Audit Committee Liability under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.” Download.pdf

Broker-Dealer Arbitrations/FINRA/NASD

“Introduction to FINRA Arbitrations – A View From Both Sides of the Bar.”

In December 2012, partner Dawn Evans presented the plaintiffs’ perspective on FINRA stock fraud arbitrations at a Continuing Legal Education seminar sponsored by the Birmingham Bar Association. Her materials are available here. For more information about stock broker-dealer arbitrations, contact Dawn Evans

Business Litigation

“When Lawyers Leave (or Join) a Firm, What are the Rules?”

December 16, 2004. David Donaldson spoke at a Continuing Legal Education seminar sponsored by the Birmingham Bar Association on December 16, 2004. Download .pdf

“Corporate Fraud: The Intersection of Civil Suits and Criminal Prosecutions”

November 12, 2004. David Donaldson spoke at a Continuing Legal Education seminar sponsored by Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, on November 12, 2004. Download .pdf

“Covenants Not to Compete in Alabama”

September 2002 – David Donaldson taught a CLE on covenants-not-to-compete in Birmingham, Alabama.

“Litigating Business Split-Ups”

December 14, 2001 – David Donaldson spoke at the Birmingham Bar Association Seminar in Birmingham, Alabama.

Employment Law

“Employment & Immigration Law Update”

July 18, 2009 – Dawn Stith Evans spoke to a joint meeting of the Alabama Roofing, Sheet Metal, Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (ARSM-HACA), the WorkersFirst Comp Fund and the American Subcontractors Association of Alabama (ASA of Alabama). Download.pdf

Class Action Litigation

“Class Actions 101”

December 2015. David Guin is speaking at the annual Tort Law Update seminar.

“Old Habits Die Hard: Some Courts Continue to Apply Bad Law When Addressing the Article III Standing of Class Representatives”

July-August, 2006. David Guin published an article in Class Action Reports regarding the proper analysis to test the standing of class action plaintiffs. Download .pdf

“Hot Topics In Civil Litigation – Class Actions”

December 15, 2000 – David Donaldson spoke on Class Actions at Cumberland School of Law’s seminar in Birmingham, Alabama.

“Class Action Update”

May 15, 1998 – David Donaldson gave a lecture on recent class action developments to the Business Torts and Antitrust Law Institute.

“Alabama Class Action Update: Who is on First, Jurisdiction is on Second, and Abatement is on Third. Does Stare Decisis Mean Anything Any More?”

March 6, 1998 – David Donaldson spoke on recent class action developments at a seminar hosted by the Birmingham Bar Association.

“Class Action Discovery: Uses & Abuses”

November 14, 1997 – David Guin spoke on the topic of both plaintiffs’ and defendants’ best and proper uses of discovery at the annual class action seminar hosted by Cumberland School of Law. Download .pdf

Consumer Fraud

“Consumer Protection in Alabama – Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)

September 29, 2006.  David Donaldson spoke at a Continuing Legal Education seminar sponsored by Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, on Consumer Law. Donaldson’s presentation on the The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) included a discussion of RESPA disclosures required in connection with settlements, RESPA’s provisions governing administration of Escrow Accounts, RESPA’s Qualified Written Request (QWR) provisions, and RESPA’s prohibitions against kickbacks and mark-ups. View OnlineDownload .pdf

“RESPA Update”

October 2002 – David Donaldson spoke to the National Consumer Law Center meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Real Estate Litigation in Alabama; Litigation Arising From Residential Financing”

September 2002 – David Donaldson spoke in Birmingham, Alabama.

“Brokered Loan Litigation”

October 29, 2000 – David Donaldson spoke at The National Consumer Law Center’s 9th Annual Consumer Rights Litigation Conference in Denver, Colorado.

“Reality is Calling: Is the Mortgage Industry Ready to Listen Yet? A Brief History of the ‘Yield Spread Premium’ Dispute”

May 18, 2000 – David Donaldson spoke at a Texas Mortgage Banker’s Association meeting.

“Predatory Consumer Lending Practices”

April 1, 2000 – David Donaldson spoke at the National Association of Consumer Advocates conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Loan Broker Kickbacks”

November 7, 1999 – David Donaldson spoke at the National Consumer Law Center’s Annual Consumer Rights Litigation Conference in Washington, D.C.

“Yield Spread Premium Litigation Update”

April 4, 1999 – David Donaldson spoke at the National Association of Consumer Advocates’ conference on Home Equity Fraud and Predatory Mortgage Lending at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

“RESPA Yield-Spread and other Broker Fees, Including an Update on Culpepper

September 18, 1998 – David Donaldson spoke at the Consumer Real Estate Finance seminar hosted by Cumberland School of Law.