The Business of Transportation and Logistics- Columbus

When: May 2, 2018 2:00PM — May 2, 2018 5:00PM

Registration begins at 1:30pm.

Networking reception to follow program.

As a transportation and logistics professional, you are responsible for managing a complex set of business challenges that are constantly changing. We can help keep you up-to-speed on these issues. Join knowledge experts from Schneider Downs and Roetzel for a deep dive into the most important business issues that are affecting the transportation and logistics industry today. This three-hour educational event is designed to provide the latest information concerning tax reform legislation, motor carrier insurance requirements, cybersecurity and lease accounting regulations. We hope you join us for a networking reception at the conclusion of the seminar.

This course is designed for any business leader serving the transportation and logistics industry.

Combating Cyber Threats

Eric Wright, Technology Shareholder, Schneider Downs and Joseph Ruscak, Attorney, Roetzel

Cybersecurity attacks continuously occur at both large and small organizations. Cyber risk mitigation is at the forefront of those charged with governance. The ways to mitigate these attacks are often confusing and it's hard to know where to begin.

Join us as Eric Wright and Joseph Ruscak address practices and strategies you need to apply throughout your organization to safeguard it from attacks, including development of a well-defined incident response plan, the addition of a cyber-insurance policy and how to handle the proliferation of data and smart devices in your company.

The Basics of Motor Carrier Insurance Requirements and Policies

Chris Cotter, Attorney and Chad Sizemore, Attorney, Roetzel

This session will provide an overview of federal regulations concerning motor carrier insurance requirements and the insurance requirements applicable to various types of carriers. Discussion will also include topics such as insurance requirements for intrastate carriers and bonds required for property brokers. In addition, situations where non-trucking or bobtail liability coverage applies will be addressed.

Lease Accounting Update

Mike Renzelman, Shareholder and Brandon Embreus, Manager, Schneider Downs

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board finalized new Lease Accounting Guidance. Mike Renzelman and Brandon Embreus will discuss the significant impact this standard is having on companies throughout central Ohio, including:

  • Financial statement impact
  • Lease vs buy considerations

Tax Reform Update

Dan Phillips, Shareholder and Carl Scharf, Senior Manager, Schneider Downs and Dave Ferris, Roetzel

President Donald Trump signed into law new tax legislation that presents the most comprehensive tax law change in nearly 30 years. Many of the changes in this legislation will have an immediate impact on the Transportation & Logistics sector. In light of the rapid developments, the Schneider Downs Transportation & Logistics Tax Team, Dan Phillips and Carl Scharf, and Roetzel Transportation & Logistics tax attorney, Dave Ferris, will discuss the many opportunities within the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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