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UT Law CLE leverages the latest technology to bring you the best in online learning– attending in-person gives you the opportunity to connect with top experts in your practice area. Browse our collection of live conferences and register early for the best rates.

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Renewable Energy Law

Austin – Jan 28-29, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Jan 28-29, 2019

Join leading attorneys and industry experts in wind, solar, and storage for two days of the latest developments affecting renewable energy in Texas and nationwide. The Renewable Energy Law Conference blends together law, economics, technology, finance, tax, and regulatory policy. This conference is aimed at industry participants, legal and financial advisers, as well as key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff. 2019 highlights include: Keith Martin is back again with a stellar collection of Washington Energy experts, including Richard Glick, Abigail Ross Hopper, Tom Kiernan, and Pat Wood, for a round-table discussion on current federal energy policy impacting renewable energy. Review the agenda for the 86th Texas Legislative session and other state legislative sessions that could impact the renewable energy markets. Get the latest updates and developments from ERCOT, PUC, and SPP. Discuss the opportunities and challenges in developing and financing stand-alone and “hybrid” battery storage projects. Hear about Tax Credits and Beyond: Financing Renewable Energy Projects—Where Do We Go From Here? Valuable information on Endangered Species and Wildlife—Mitigation and Risk Management, Best Practices for Solar Development in Resolving Mineral Estate Issues, and much more. 2.00 hours of ethics credit. Opportunity to meet program faculty and attendees during Monday evening’s Networking Reception. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Don't forget to join the University of Texas for UT Energy Week 2019 being held February 4 – 8, 2019. Energy experts from industry, academia, government and regulatory agencies, and non-profit organizations will gather to discuss some of the most vital energy issues facing society. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.50 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
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“Trying” Situations for Trial Attorneys: Top Issues and Everyday Practices to Avoid Malpractice

STUDIO WEBCAST – Feb 1, 2019

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (1.00 hr ethics) Streaming live from our studios, join father/daughter team, Dicky and Erica Grigg, and explore some of the top issues or common “missteps” that can get small-firm/solo practitioner trial attorneys into trouble, as well as the critical importance of being “selfish” about your own health and fitness avoid malpractice.   If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast.  Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time! more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
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Border Searches of Cell Phones and Computers

STUDIO WEBCAST – Feb 1, 2019

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (1.00 hour) Streaming live from our studios, join Pierre Grosdidier in a look at the legal issues surrounding searches of cell phones and computers at the border or other ports of entry. As unsettling as they are, digital border searches are legal. Hear what you can do if you want to avoid delays occasioned by a search. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast.  Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time! more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
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Sales Tax Issues in High Tech

STUDIO WEBCAST – Feb 1, 2019

1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (1.00 hr) Streaming live from our studios, join Jimmy Martens as he discusses how the Texas sales tax rules apply in the confusing high tech world. He will address the prominent issues in software: writing code, modifying existing software, licensing to multi-state users, live and remote technical support, and troubleshooting. ​ If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast.  Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time! more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
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Sales Tax Issues in the Oil Field

STUDIO WEBCAST – Feb 1, 2019

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (1.00 hr) Streaming live from our studios, join Jimmy Martens in exploring the Texas sales tax issues prominent in the Oilfield Services industry. Gain a working knowledge of Texas’ sales tax rules as they apply to various phases of the Oilfield Services process from seismic analysis, the acquisition and preparation of drilling sites, drilling and completing the well and those related to a producing oil field. ​ If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast.  Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time! more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
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Special Needs Trusts

Austin – Feb 7-8, 2019 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin

The 15th Annual Changes and Trends Affecting Special Needs Trusts brings together nationally recognized professionals in the SNT field, features the latest updates and hot topics, and offers a great set of materials including sample forms, drafting tips, sample language, and resources. This year’s program includes: An overview of special needs trusts, including an examination of different types of SNTs—third-party, self-settled, and sole benefit SNTs—and their potential uses and benefits. Case law and legislative updates. A special presentation from the SSA’s Regional Trust Leads with must-have insight on the review process; plus tips on submitting your trust review for approval and avoiding the appeal. Considerations and best practices in working with ABLE programs across the country. Discussion on the increasing importance of preparing Medicaid assessments and appeals, and advice for navigating that process. An examination of trustee obligations and best practices, including an opportunity to ask your questions during an “Ask the Experts” portion of the panel. A variety of other SNT essentials, including trust reformation do’s and don’ts, divorce actions and SNTs, understanding SSI work incentive programs and CLASS, and more. Earn up to 15.00 hours of Texas MCLE credit, with 3.25 hours of ethics. Plus, interact with program faculty, colleagues, and exhibitors at the Thursday Evening Reception. more »

Total Credit Hours:
15.00 | 3.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law
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School Law Conference

Austin – Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2019

UT Law’s 34th Annual School Law Conference is the definitive program for school administrators, school board members, education professionals, and the legal counsel who represent them. Presentations offer in-depth, practical discussion of the legal and regulatory issues affecting schools and school districts, and provide a must-have set of materials and resources. This year’s conference offers attendees the opportunity to: Explore what Districts of Innovation mean for schools and teachers, and the impact local innovation plans can have on a district. Examine the practical implications of the DOE’s recent determination that Texas violated the IDEA and the impact of the resulting corrective action plan. Hear practical tips for Managing Student Protest Logistics and Dealing with Vexing Stakeholders. Explore approaches in Behavioral Threat Assessment, and how those approaches seek to balance safety concerns with student rights Learn what mandatory provisions may be missing from your contracts, including language concerning accessibility and data privacy. Live attendees also earn a full 15.00 hours (including 3.00 hours of ethics) with supplemental on-demand programming. And new this year, network with fellow school law practitioners at the Thursday Evening Reception. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.25 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Labor and Employment Law
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Advanced Patent Law Institute

Alexandria – Mar 21-22, 2019 – United States Patent and Trademark Office

The 14th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute at the United States Patent and Trademark Office offers a unique opportunity to join USPTO senior staff, leading practitioners, academics, and members of the federal judiciary for two days of presentations on the latest developments in patent law. This year’s highlights include: An Update from the USPTO from Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. An in-depth discussion of the Global Patent Landscape including the influence of countries like China and others on the U.S. patent system and patent enforcement. An update on Section 101 and recent decisions impacting the drafting of patents in the life-sciences and software/technology sectors. A review of the year’s key patent decisions in the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court, and their impact on patent practice. Recent developments and changes in PTAB practices, including an update from Acting Chief Judge Scott Boalick. Discussion of how SEP/FRAND issues are evolving at home and abroad with the growth of the internet of things. Practical guidance on topics ranging from patent insurance to practicing in the cloud. Insight from members of the federal judiciary as part of the popular Judicial Panel. more »

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Health Law Conference

Houston – Mar 27-29, 2019 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

UT Law CLE's 31st Annual Health Law Conference brings together leading in-house attorneys from major hospitals and medical institutions, government officials, as well as legal and financial advisors representing hospitals, healthcare providers, and physicians. The conference provides practical and detailed coverage of updates, current issues, and key strategies and opportunities facing members of the healthcare community. This year’s program includes: Discussion of Emerging Trends in Healthcare and the 2019 State and Federal Healthcare Legislative Landscape. Examination of recent healthcare developments, including regulatory changes and policy initiatives in the Healthcare Year-in-Review and insight into the Operational Impact of Significant Cases. Practical guidance on payment challenges, and strategies for avoiding payment disputes. Exploration of Healthcare Transactions, including the role of private equity in the short and long term. Discussion of hot topics including Blockchain, Medical Records, and The Opioid Crisis. Multiple networking opportunities including Wednesday’s pre-conference sessions, Thursday’s Table Topics luncheon, and the Thursday evening reception. Attendees will also receive a bonus eSupplement following the conference so they can meet their full Texas MCLE requirement with one registration. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.00 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Health Law
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Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Houston – Mar 28, 2019 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
WEBCAST – Mar 28, 2019

UT Law CLE's Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law brings together a distinguished faculty of both academics and practitioners for a series of presentations designed to provide a comprehensive overview of oil and gas legal issues. The program opens with the definitive primer on how to drill an oil or gas well and continues with sessions on the Rule of Capture, Texas Title Examination Standards, oil and gas interests and conveyancing, the Joint Operating Agreement, voluntary pooling and unitization, and the Railroad Commission. Also learn all you need to know about an oil and gas lease with a four-session series, including classification, royalty and other clauses and implied covenants. Continue on to the 45th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute for a full day addressing the latest in oil and gas developments. This program is jointly presented by The University of Texas School of Law and The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. more »

Total Credit Hours:
8.00 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Houston – Mar 29, 2019 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
WEBCAST – Mar 29, 2019

The Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute continues to be the definitive course for attorneys, corporate lawyers, E&P operators and landmen. The Institute brings together a distinguished faculty of academics and practitioners for presentations on the latest oil and gas developments. 2019 program highlights include: Case Law Update showcasing recent decisions on oil and gas leases, royalties, mineral conveyances, joint operating agreements, state regulation, and related topics. Practical guidance for negotiating agreements and navigation disputes over shared use, including an update on recent cases affecting surface disputes. Explore the reach of TOAIA. Discuss operational and economic considerations in drilling horizontal wells and how selected lease provisions impact development decisions. Plus valuable information on practical considerations in arbitration, key differences in representing E&P clients in TX and NM, negation of warranties in mineral transactions, and more. Come a day early for Thursday's Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners or experienced practitioners seeking a refresher. The Institute is jointly presented by The University of Texas School of Law and The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.75 | 1.75 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Land Use Fundamentals

Austin – Apr 24, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center
Austin, TX – Apr 24, 2019

Land Use Fundamentals provides concepts and procedures, plus practical tips to some of the more complex areas of land use law, including zoning, platting, and development incentives available in Texas. It is the ideal introduction for new entrants to the field or a refresher for seasoned practitioners. Join us the following 2 days for the Land Use Conference which offers in-depth coverage of land use development.   more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.50    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Land Use Conference

Austin – Apr 25-26, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Apr 25-26, 2019

The 23rd Annual Land Use Conference offers high-level, detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, challenges, tools, and opportunities facing municipalities, counties, and developers. It focuses on real-world problems with practical solutions presented by an outstanding faculty, including developers' attorneys, land use planners, local government attorneys, engineers, and state and local regulators. 2019 highlights include: Get case law and legislative updates, including key developments on topics such as zoning, platting, “takings,” and vested rights. Discuss demographics, social and economic characteristics, and trends in major urban areas in Texas and the implications for land value and use. Explore the areas of land use law where the federal government or the state has prohibited or significantly limited municipal regulation. Hear the latest trends in the municipal P3 industry in Texas including a few of the unique constitution, statutory, and practical challenges that local governments face. Examine the changing technology and its effect on land use and transportation planning law. Look at land use issues including right of way creation, state and federal rules regarding cell sites, county authority, short-term rentals, affordable housing, and much more. Earn up to 15.00 hours of CLE credit, including 2.50 hours of ethics credit, and enjoy networking with your fellow land use professionals. Come a day early for the Land Use Fundamentals—ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. more »

Total Credit Hours:
15.00 | 2.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Conference on Criminal Appeals

Austin – May 1-3, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

UT Law CLE's 2019 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals features members of the Court of Criminal Appeals and judges from the intermediate courts around Texas joining prosecutors and defense attorneys for discussions on current issues facing the criminal justice system. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.75 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Criminal Appellate Law
Criminal Law
Juvenile Law
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Labor and Employment Law Conference

Austin – May 9-10, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – May 9-10, 2019

After 26 years, UT Law's Labor and Employment Law Conference is more relevant than ever. With two days of timely updates and emerging trends in employment law from leading members of the bar and personnel experts, the conference has earned the reputation as the premier program on employment law practice in Texas. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.75 | 1.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Labor and Employment Law
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Corporate Counsel Institute

Houston – May 16-17, 2019 – The Whitehall Hotel
Live Webcast – May 16-17, 2019

The 41st Annual Corporate Counsel Institute offers in-depth, practical discussions on legal issues for in-house counsel and outside counsel who represent companies of all sizes. This year’s Institute features focus on the areas that matter most to corporate counsel: Crafting and Drafting The Win-Win Deal New Litigation Landmines GDPR & Cybersecurity Impacts on Texas Business  Alternative Working Arrangements for All  Attorney Marketing in the 21st Century  Employment Issues for Corporate Counsel Topical Updates and Surprises In the Coming Year Registrants also have the opportunity to obtain an eSupplement to complete their full 15.00/3.00 MCLE hours requirement – free for members of the Corporate Counsel Section! The Institute is presented by the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas and The University of Texas School of Law.   more »

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Technology Law Conference

Austin – May 23-24, 2019 – Four Seasons Hotel
WEBCAST – May 23-24, 2019

UT Law CLE's 32nd Annual Technology Law Conference brings together a nationally-recognized faculty of technology and licensing practitioners, in-house counsel from leading tech companies, and experts in open source, data privacy and security, and emerging technology for the latest issues affecting the industry.    more »

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Higher Education Taxation Essentials

Austin – Jun 2, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

The ideal introduction for new entrants to the field and the perfect refresher for seasoned practitioners, Higher Education Taxation Essentials provides an overview in key areas such as UBIT; payment of scholarships, fellowships, stipends and honoraria; charitable contributions; and tax-exempt bonds. Stay on for the 7th Annual Higher Education Taxation Institute (HETI), for in-depth coverage of federal tax issues, legislative and regulatory changes, and practical guidance in higher education taxation. more »

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Higher Education Taxation Institute

Austin – Jun 3-4, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

The Higher Education Taxation Institute (HETI) provides a unique forum for college and university tax professionals from around the country to examine and discuss federal tax issues and compliance, as well as legislative, judicial, regulatory, and administrative changes affecting colleges and universities. Come early on Sunday and attend the Higher Education Taxation Essentials program starting at noon – a great starter for those new to the higher education tax field and a perfect refresher for those who aren’t. more »

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A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

San Antonio – Jun 6-7, 2019 – Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio North Stone Oak
Live Webcast – Jun 6-7, 2019

Join us for UT Law CLE's 2019 Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings. This course is designed for beginning and intermediate immigration practitioners, criminal lawyers, family lawyers, and employment lawyers involved with the increasingly complex area of removal proceedings. Hear techniques and tactics for effectively handling typical and atypical problems. Interact with top immigration practitioners and gain strategies to provide the best advocacy for your clients, while protecting yourself and your practice. This course walks through: Recent Developments in Immigration Removal Proceedings Ground for Deportability and Inadmissibility Bond Proceedings, Challenging NTAs, Motions to Suppress, and Contesting Deportability Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability Relief in Immigration Court Asylum Adjustment of Status, Cancellation of Removal and Other Discretionary Relief, and Appeals and Motions to Reopen And for a deeper-dive, be sure to add the optional Friday Afternoon Workshop! Work directly with program faculty and colleagues in this small-group, interactive forum to apply these techniques and strategies to a hypothetical case study. Walk through a demonstration of a bond hearing, the first Master Calendar Hearing, the appeals process, and filing a motion to reopen. more »

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Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Austin – Jun 20-21, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

UT Law's Conference on State and Federal Appeals – designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners – has earned a reputation as the premier program on appellate practice and procedure in Texas and is the annual gathering of state and federal appellate judges. Now in its 29th year, this conference is a must-attend event for Texas civil appellate practitioners. Attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement after the conference, affording them the opportunity to earn their full 15.0/3.0 Texas MCLE credit hours for the year! more »

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Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 17, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships is a perfect refresher for seasoned practitioners and a great introduction for those new to the area of unincorporated entities. This workshop covers choice of entity and jurisdiction, governing documents and securities, filing with the Secretary of State, and terminations, and includes a discussion using a hypothetical business formation scenario and a model LLC agreement. Stay on for LLCs, LPs and Partnerships Conference for a deeper dive. more »

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LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 18-19, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Jul 18-19, 2019

LLCs, LPs and Partnerships, now in its 28th year, features a distinguished faculty of practitioners and academics covering the latest developments in unincorporated entities, including impacts of recent tax reform legislation and the use of pass-through entities. The program provides great forms, model agreements, coverage of best practices for key clauses and provisions, and analyzes issues faced by practitioners. Come a day early for Wednesday evening’s Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships—ideal for beginners or a great refresher for experienced practitioners. more »

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Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Houston – Jul 25-26, 2019 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre

Consumer Bankruptcy Practice is an informative and informal conference that presents current developments and practical tips for bankruptcy attorneys and trustees, offers essential information on the Bankruptcy Code, and provides must-have written materials and resources for practitioners. more »

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Essential Cybersecurity Law

Austin – Jul 25, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

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Texas NAELA Summer Conference

Galveston – Jul 31, 2019 – Moody Gardens

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Essential Employment Law: A Practical Course in the Basics

Austin – Aug 2, 2019 – Thompson Conference Center

Essential Employment Law is a one-day HR program led by employment law experts Connie Cornell and Katrina Grider, and is designed to provide overviews and updates on issues related to Texas employment law. Content is extensive and exhaustive with topics ranging from employment-at-will to discrimination issues, wage and hour violations, retaliation, FMLA, changes in employment law impacting compliance efforts, and more.  This practical course provides detailed written materials and is ideal for HR professionals and beginning employment lawyers. more »

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Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Austin – Aug 15-16, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Aug 15-16, 2019

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Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Houston - (pending final contract) – Sep 20, 2019 – South Texas College of Law Houston

Join UT Law Continuing Legal Education for the 28th Annual David W. Robertson Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference – the leading annual Texas CLE event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized areas of admiralty and maritime law. The conference offers a unique opportunity for practitioners to stay abreast of global and national developments affecting case law, contracts, and civil procedure more »

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Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Dallas – Oct 10-11, 2019 – The Ritz-Carlton

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Bankruptcy Conference

Austin – Nov 13-15, 2019 – Four Seasons Hotel