IREM Global Summit
Business lawyer and transaction attorney Ira Saul manages his own practice in Virginia with four decades of experience. Outside his responsibilities to the firm, Ira Saul delivers lectures on business and real estate topics for organizations such as the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). IREM will host its 2017 Global Summit this October.
The IREM Global Summit will explore all facets of the real estate industry with a particular focus on how the elements of collaboration, innovation, and differentiation are incorporated into successful business practices. It features a collection of industry leaders and provides managers of commercial and multifamily properties and assets with the opportunity to expand their knowledge base. Attendees can also learn strategies for implementing new practices and ideas that differentiate their businesses from others and drive innovation.
From business meetings to continuing education courses, the IREM Global Summit offers something for managers of every level. Events include the Industry Leaders Lunch and a keynote speaker presentation on achieving success through talent, trust, and teamwork. Additionally, the conference will host the IREM Inaugural and 2017 REME Awards, which will celebrate the inauguration of IREM’s 2018 president.
The IREM Global Summit will take place at the Hilton Chicago Hotel on October 10 through October 13, 2017. For more information on registration rates and packages, visit www.irem.org/events/irem-global-summit.
Northern Virginia Apartment Association
For more than four decades, Ira Saul has maintained a private practice in Fairfax, Virginia, where he specializes in representing business and real estate clients as well as creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. In addition to his work as a litigator, Ira Saul maintains membership in the Northern Virginia Apartment Association.
Last February, the Northern Virginia Apartment Association presented its Founder’s Awards to several individuals who have served in the field with distinction and excellence throughout their careers. This is the fifth consecutive year in which the NVAA has given out these awards, which are based on stringent selection criteria.
There were 18 total winners in a number of different categories. Paradigm Management was selected by the NVAA as the Management Company of the Year, which is one of the organization’s most prestigious honors. Kara Permisohn served as this year’s committee chair for the event, leading the group of NVAA leaders who chose the award winners.
The founding president of his own law firm, Ira Saul possesses more than 40 years of experience representing clients in the Fairfax, Virginia, area. Ira Saul has served as a litigator in a wide array of legal cases, including those involving intellectual property disputes.
As intellectual property increases in value so does the importance and difficulty of protecting it. The rise of the Internet has led to a number of intellectual property disputes, such as Amazon’s 1-Click technology, which allows consumers to make online purchases with a single click as opposed to entering their billing and shipping information every time. Amazon has filed a number of infringement lawsuits to protect their patent for this technology, most notably against Barnes and Noble.
Other examples of intellectual property litigation include Google’s sale of trademarked names as keywords, thus allowing competitors to appear in search results for a specific brand or company. Perhaps the best known intellectual property case involved Napster, a file-sharing site that allowed people to download music, which they didn’t own the rights to, at no charge. Napster was sued by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Fairfax Bar Association
Ira Saul focuses on business litigation and transactions at his private practice in Fairfax, Virginia. In addition to representing small business clients, Ira Saul serves as chairman of the Fairfax Bar Association’s Law Library Committee.
The Fairfax Bar Association provides a number of services to assist the public. One such service is the Public Law Library, which allows individuals to access to over 35,000 books and other legal resources to educate themselves on legal issues. Meanwhile, the association’s Law Related Education Programs teach students throughout the county about the legal system, inform them of their constitutional rights, and educate them on pertinent legal issues, such as the legal consequences of gang activities or discrimination.
Outside of education-related initiatives, the Conciliation Program connects people to experienced lawyers who have volunteered to help opposing parties resolve issues. Trained conciliators can assist in a variety of cases, from visitation orders to civil discovery disputes, and they offer their services as a neutral party. For low-income individuals living in Fairfax Country, the association’s Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center can give free legal help with family law issues.