University of Texas School of Law
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13.00 hrs
2.50 hrs Ethics
TX Specialization:
Bankruptcy Law
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33rd Annual Jay L. Westbrook

Bankruptcy Conference

Austin Nov 20-21, 2014 – Four Seasons Hotel
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RECEPTION SPONSOR
AlixPartners LLP

PREMIER SPONSORS
Andrews Kurth LLP
Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P.
Cox Smith
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Haynes and Boone, LLP
King & Spalding
Rochelle McCullough, L.L.P.
Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP

SPONSORS
Baker Botts
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
Hunton & Williams LLP
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Jordan, Hyden, Womble, Culbreth & Holzer, PC
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
Streusand, Landon & Ozburn, LLP
Tanzy & Borrego
Thompson & Knight LLP
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Program Features
UT Law's outstanding Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, now in its 33rd year, is one of the premier bankruptcy programs in the nation. The conference attracts a stellar national faculty of prominent judges, academics and practitioners and provides an in-depth focus on current issues and topics in business and consumer bankruptcy.
 
Key reasons to attend:
  • Professor Jay L. Westbrook leads a panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss this year’s cases in the perennial favorite, Recent Developments
  • Gain insight from Judge Joseph J. Farnan Jr., Farnan LLP, Wilmington, DE, Rafael Ali Stone, General Counsel of the Houston Rockets, and William K. Snyder, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, into the reasons professional sports teams and sports media file for bankruptcy protection
  • Thursday afternoon concurrent tracks—Business Track includes an analysis of healthcare providers, corporate affiliates, and law firm insolvencies and bankruptcies, as well as restructurings in the renewable energy industry; the Consumer Track provides an introduction to Chapter 12, an update on current issues in Chapter 13, a look at IRS tax debts and discharge in bankruptcy, and more
  • Donald S. Bernstein, Davis Polk & Wardell LLP, New York, NY, addresses the issues and topics, including some of the most difficult questions to be answered, that are under consideration in the forthcoming ABI Chapter 11 Reform Commission report
  • Hear coverage of recent cases in bankruptcy law including Clark v. Rameker, Law v. Siegel, Stern v. Marshall and Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison in Supreme Court Update
  • Learn how parties and Congress are nibbling away at protections and provisions of the Bankruptcy Code
  • Angela Litwin, The University of Texas School of Law, discusses recent developments in student loans—a fast-moving and important part of the bankruptcy world
  • Interact and network with judges, trustees and practitioners at Thursday Evening’s Jay L. Westbrook Conference Reception
Schedule

Thursday Morning, Nov. 20, 2014

Presiding Officer:
Michael P. Cooley, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Dallas, TX

8:00 am
Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:50 am
Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am

1.25 hrs
.50 hr ethics

Recent Developments

The Fab Five kick things off under the leadership of the incomparable Professor Westbrook to discuss this year's cases. 

Moderator:
Jay L. Westbrook, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX
Panelists:
R. Byrn "Byrnie" Bass Jr., Attorney at Law - Lubbock, TX
Deborah B. Langehennig, Chapter 13 Trustee - Austin, TX
Bill Rochelle, Bloomberg News - New York, NY
Deborah D. Williamson, Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated - San Antonio, TX
Materials By:
Brian T. Cumings, Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody - Austin, TX
Aaron M. Kaufman, Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated - Dallas, TX

10:15 am
Break

10:30 am

.75 hr

Slip Sliding Away: Contracting and Legislating the Bankruptcy Code Out of Existence or Relevance

It’s not your imagination—learn how parties and Congress are nibbling away at protections and provisions of the Bankruptcy Code.

Charles A. Beckham Jr., Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston, TX
Edward L. Ripley, King & Spalding - Houston, TX

11:15 am

.50 hr

Developing a Workable Solution for Small and Medium Sized Insolvencies

Case development, client relations and the tool box of skills, pleadings, forms and contacts are all components necessary for the successful reorganization of small to medium sized business and individual debtors under Chapter 11.  

Hon. Leif M. Clark, Mediator/Arbitrator/Consultant - San Antonio, TX
William R. Davis Jr., Langley & Banack, Inc. - San Antonio, TX

11:45 am

.50 hr

Recent Developments in Student Loans

From new bills in Congress to new trends in “undue hardship,” student loans are everywhere. No wonder—the total outstanding student loan balance is now over $1 trillion. Catch the latest developments in this fast-moving and important part of the bankruptcy world.

Angela Littwin, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

12:15 pm
Lunch On Your Own

Thursday Afternoon, Nov. 20, 2014

Business Track

Presiding Officer:
Demetra L. Liggins, Thompson & Knight LLP - Houston, TX
1:30 pm

1.00 hr

Law Firm Insolvencies and Bankruptcies

Law firm financial management and planning has always been tricky. But what happens when the firm finds that it has waded into insolvent waters, or worse, is forced to seek bankruptcy protection? Learn strategies to navigate myriad legal developments in the world of law firm insolvencies.

Allan B. Diamond, Diamond McCarthy LLP - Houston, TX
Andrew E. Jillson, Hayse LLC - Dallas, TX
E. Lee Morris, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. - Dallas, TX

2:30 pm

1.00 hr

Healthcare Provider Bankruptcies 

Issues in the transferability of healthcare assets under Section 363 are uncovered in an analysis of recent healthcare bankruptcy cases. The effect on healthcare insolvency work raised by changes to the economics of healthcare delivery systems and recent healthcare regulatory reform are addressed. 

J. Casey Roy, Office of the Attorney General - Austin, TX
Robin Russell, Andrews Kurth LLP - Houston, TX
Hon. Richard Schmidt, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Corpus Christi, TX
George H. Tarpley, Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated - Dallas, TX

3:30 pm
Break

3:45 pm

.75 hr
.50 hr ethics

Insolvent Corporate Affiliates

Legal, ethical and fiduciary issues arising when one member of an otherwise healthy corporate group becomes insolvent.  

Hon. Tony M. Davis, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas - Austin, TX
Gregory G. Hesse, Hunton & Williams LLP - Dallas, TX

4:30 pm

.50 hr

It's Not Easy Being Green!

An analysis of the recent wave of restructurings in the renewable energy industry. 

Jay H. Ong, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. - Austin, TX
Roderick E. Wetsel, Wetsel, Carmichael & Allen, LLP - Sweetwater, TX

5:00 pm
Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Reception

Thank You to Our Sponsor
AlixPartners LLP

Consumer Track

Presiding Officer:
Hon. John C. Akard, Retired, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge - Houston, TX
1:30 pm

1.00 hr

IRS Debt: Before and After Discharge

Want to discharge IRS tax debts in the aftermath of the McCoy decision? Will your client’s Chapter 13 discharge escape the Section 1328(a)(2) exceptions to discharge for IRS taxes? A look at current IRS litigation in both areas and cases concerning IRS tax debts and discharge in bankruptcy.

Miguel A. Flores, Tanzy & Borrego - El Paso, TX
Manuel P. Lena Jr., U.S. Department of Justice - Dallas, TX

2:30 pm

.50 hr

Affable Affirmations of the Fresh Start or a Trapdoor Back to Financial Hell?

An overview of the law and practical considerations governing the process whereby bankruptcy practitioners breathe life back into dead debts.

June A. Mann, Mann Law Firm PLLC - Bellaire, TX
Materials By:
David Aaron DeSoto, Mann Law Firm PLLC - Bellaire, TX

3:00 pm
Break

3:15 pm

.75 hr

Current Issues in Chapter 13

An update on the MERS mortgage settlement in Texas, including an examination of high income families in Chapter 13.

Robert B. Wilson, Chapter 13 Trustee - Lubbock, TX

4:00 pm

.50 hr

Introduction to Chapter 12

The differences and highlights of Chapter 12—the "family farmer" or "fisherman" with regular annual income. 

Ray Hendren, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX

4:30 pm

.50 hr ethics

From Bear Traps to Bear Hugs: How to Make Consumer Clients Love You

Tips for consumer lawyers on avoiding malpractice claims and other ethical problems.

Hon. Russell F. Nelms, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Fort Worth, TX
Laurie D. Rea, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Fort Worth, TX

5:00 pm
Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Reception

Thank You to Our Sponsor
AlixPartners LLP

Young Lawyers Committee Annual Evening Reception 

The Young Lawyers Committee hosts their annual evening reception at the Brass House, 115 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX (walking distance from the Four Seasons Hotel), Thursday, November 20 at 8:30 p.m.

Friday Morning, Nov. 21, 2014

Presiding Officer:
Rebecca A. Roof, AlixPartners LLP - New York, NY

8:00 am
Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast. 

8:45 am

.50 hr

Issues Facing the ABI Chapter 11 Reform Commission

The 40th anniversary of the enactment of the Bankruptcy Code is approaching in 2018 and the American Bankruptcy Institute's Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 will soon issue its report. A summary of the issues and topics under consideration including some of the most difficult questions to be addressed by the ABI Commission report. 

Donald S. Bernstein, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP - New York, NY

9:15 am

.50 hr

Supreme Court Update

Coverage of recent pronouncements on bankruptcy law in opinions from the United States Supreme Court's October 2013 Term focusing on Clark v. Rameker, and Law v. Siegel, relating to exemptions of property under Bankruptcy Code Section 522, and a new opinion in the Stern v. Marshall line of cases—Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison. Highlights from other opinions that are relevant to bankruptcy practice and pending petitions for certiorari to watch in the upcoming Term.

Katie Drell Grissel, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Dallas, TX
Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas - Plano, TX

9:45 am
Break

10:00 am

.75 hr

The (il)Legitimacy of Bankruptcies for the Benefit of Secured Creditors: Are Secured Creditors In Charge?

Explore the legitimacy—or illegitimacy—of filing and maintaining a case under the Bankruptcy Code when the sole or principal beneficiary or beneficiaries of the case would be a secured creditor(s).

Charles W. Mooney Jr., University of Pennsylvania Law School - Philadelphia, PA

10:45 am

.75 hr ethics

When It Comes to Ethics, Bankruptcy Is Harder

This interactive presentation addresses a series of hypotheticals (not all limited to bankruptcy practice) which lawyers face on a regular basis. 

Lawrence J. Fox, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP - Philadelphia, PA
G. James Landon, Streusand, Landon & Ozburn, LLP - Austin, TX

11:30 am
Pick Up Lunch

Included in registration.

Friday Afternoon, Nov. 21, 2014

Presiding Officer:
Sabrina L. Streusand, Streusand, Landon & Ozburn, LLP - Austin, TX

Luncheon Presentation

11:50 am

.75 hr

Play Ball! Bankruptcy and Professional Sports

A look into the reasons professional sports teams and sports media may file for bankruptcy protection.

Hon. Joseph J. Farnan Jr., Farnan LLP - Wilmington, DE
William K. Snyder, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, LLP - Dallas, TX
Rafael Ali Stone, Houston Rockets - Houston, TX
Materials By:
Arsalan Muhammad, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston, TX

 
12:35 pm
Break

12:50 pm

.50 hr ethics

The Other Disclosure—Section 329

An overview on how to apply the right standard for fee disclosures under Section 329, the time period for evaluation, and the standards for review. 

Lisa L. Lambert, Office of the U.S. Trustee - Dallas, TX

1:20 pm

.75 hr

Future of Fraudulent Transfer Litigation

The number and size of highly leveraged transactions and Ponzi schemes in recent years has led to an increase in fraudulent transfer litigation. The issues unique to this new wave of litigation, including the safe harbors of Section 546(e) and preemption, the collapsing transactions doctrine, the good faith defense, damage limitations and how such issues have been interpreted in recent cases and their implications in future litigation.

Melanie Gray, Winston & Strawn LLP - Houston, TX
Stephen A. McCartin, Gardere & Wynne - Dallas, TX
Lydia T. Protopapas, Winston & Strawn LLP - Houston, TX

2:05 pm

.50 hr

Sections of the Code You Don't Know but Probably Should

Esoterica of the Bankruptcy Code: Fun with Sections 108, 505, 525, 726 and more!

Patricia Baron Tomasco, Jackson Walker L.L.P. - Austin, TX

2:35 pm
Break

2:45 pm

.75 hr

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: An Overview

Insight into the work and priorities of the CFPB's Office of Enforcement.

Anthony Alexis, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Washington, DC

3:30 pm

1.00 hr
.25 hr ethics

Homestead

KimFrost, and other homestead developments and ethical considerations. 

Michael V. Baumer, Law Office of Michael Baumer - Austin, TX
Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX
Hon. Ronald B. King, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas - San Antonio, TX

4:30 pm
Adjourn

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Anthony Alexis
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Washington, DC
R. Byrn "Byrnie" Bass Jr.
Attorney at Law
Lubbock, TX
Michael V. Baumer
Law Office of Michael Baumer
Austin, TX
Charles A. Beckham Jr.
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Houston, TX
Donald S. Bernstein
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
New York, NY
Hon. Leif M. Clark
Mediator/Arbitrator/Consultant
San Antonio, TX
Brian T. Cumings
Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody
Austin, TX
Hon. Tony M. Davis
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
Austin, TX
William R. Davis Jr.
Langley & Banack, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
David Aaron DeSoto
Mann Law Firm PLLC
Bellaire, TX
Allan B. Diamond
Diamond McCarthy LLP
Houston, TX
Hon. Joseph J. Farnan Jr.
Farnan LLP
Wilmington, DE
Miguel A. Flores
Tanzy & Borrego
El Paso, TX
Lawrence J. Fox
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Melanie Gray
Winston & Strawn LLP
Houston, TX
Katie Drell Grissel
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Dallas, TX
Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX
Ray Hendren
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Gregory G. Hesse
Hunton & Williams LLP
Dallas, TX
Andrew E. Jillson
Hayse LLC
Dallas, TX
Aaron M. Kaufman
Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated
Dallas, TX
Hon. Ronald B. King
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
San Antonio, TX
Lisa L. Lambert
Office of the U.S. Trustee
Dallas, TX
G. James Landon
Streusand, Landon & Ozburn, LLP
Austin, TX
Deborah B. Langehennig
Chapter 13 Trustee
Austin, TX
Manuel P. Lena Jr.
U.S. Department of Justice
Dallas, TX
Angela Littwin
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
June A. Mann
Mann Law Firm PLLC
Bellaire, TX
Stephen A. McCartin
Gardere & Wynne
Dallas, TX
Charles W. Mooney Jr.
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Philadelphia, PA
E. Lee Morris
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Arsalan Muhammad
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Houston, TX
Hon. Russell F. Nelms
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Fort Worth, TX
Jay H. Ong
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
Austin, TX
Lydia T. Protopapas
Winston & Strawn LLP
Houston, TX
Laurie D. Rea
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Fort Worth, TX
Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas
Plano, TX
Edward L. Ripley
King & Spalding
Houston, TX
Bill Rochelle
Bloomberg News
New York, NY
J. Casey Roy
Office of the Attorney General
Austin, TX
Robin Russell
Andrews Kurth LLP
Houston, TX
Hon. Richard Schmidt
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Corpus Christi, TX
William K. Snyder
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, LLP
Dallas, TX
Rafael Ali Stone
Houston Rockets
Houston, TX
George H. Tarpley
Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated
Dallas, TX
Patricia Baron Tomasco
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Jay L. Westbrook
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Roderick E. Wetsel
Wetsel, Carmichael & Allen, LLP
Sweetwater, TX
Deborah D. Williamson
Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated
San Antonio, TX
Robert B. Wilson
Chapter 13 Trustee
Lubbock, TX

Planning Committee

Josiah M. Daniel III—Chair
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Dallas, TX
Hon. John C. Akard
Retired, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
Houston, TX
Omar J. Alaniz
Baker Botts
Dallas, TX
R. Byrn "Byrnie" Bass Jr.
Attorney at Law
Lubbock, TX
Michael V. Baumer
Law Office of Michael Baumer
Austin, TX
Charles A. Beckham Jr.
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Houston, TX
John Y. Bonds III
Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller LLP
Fort Worth, TX
Hon. Leif M. Clark
Mediator/Arbitrator/Consultant
San Antonio, TX
Michael P. Cooley
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Dallas, TX
Hon. Tony M. Davis
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
Austin, TX
Miguel A. Flores
Tanzy & Borrego
El Paso, TX
Hon. Craig A. Gargotta
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
San Antonio, TX
Thomas S. Henderson III
Attorney at Law
Flagstaff, AZ
Pete Holzer
Jordan, Hyden, Womble, Culbreth & Holzer, PC
Corpus Christi, TX
Hon. Marvin Isgur
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
Hon. Stacey G. C. Jernigan
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX
Clifton R. Jessup Jr.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Dallas, TX
Aaron M. Kaufman
Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated
Dallas, TX
Patrick Kelley
Ireland, Carroll & Kelley, P.C.
Tyler, TX
Lisa L. Lambert
Office of the U.S. Trustee
Dallas, TX
G. James Landon
Streusand, Landon & Ozburn, LLP
Austin, TX
Deborah B. Langehennig
Chapter 13 Trustee
Austin, TX
Hollis L. Levy
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Demetra L. Liggins
Thompson & Knight LLP
Houston, TX
Angela Littwin
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Jay H. Ong
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
Austin, TX
Alfredo R. Pérez
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Houston, TX
Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas
Plano, TX
Edward L. Ripley
King & Spalding
Houston, TX
Michael R. "Buzz" Rochelle
Rochelle McCullough, L.L.P.
Dallas, TX
Robin Russell
Andrews Kurth LLP
Houston, TX
Joshua P. Searcy
Searcy & Searcy, P.C.
Longview, TX
Vicki M. Skaggs
Atlas Hall & Rodriguez LLP
McAllen, TX
Berry D. Spears
Norton Rose Fulbright
Austin, TX
Sabrina L. Streusand
Streusand, Landon & Ozburn, LLP
Austin, TX
J. Michael Sutherland
Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P.
Dallas, TX
Patricia Baron Tomasco
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Jay L. Westbrook
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Deborah D. Williamson
Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated
San Antonio, TX
Robert B. Wilson
Chapter 13 Trustee
Lubbock, TX
William A. "Trey" Wood III
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Houston, TX
Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
13.00 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Bankruptcy Law
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
California
13.00 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Kansas
15.50 hrs  |  2.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law has applied for CLE approval with the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission (KSCLE). At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. A Notice of Accreditation/Affidavit will be provided at the conclusion of the conference. It is the responsibility of the attorney to complete and mail the Notice to the Kansas CLE Commission within 30 days after the program. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Ohio
13.00 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to The Supreme Court of Ohio within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
Oklahoma
15.50 hrs  |  3.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
Other States
Many jurisdictions accept conferences offered by The University of Texas School of Law, and approved by the State Bar of Texas, for CLE credit. Please check with your jurisdiction's regulatory authority. A Certificate of Attendance and credit reporting documentation will be provided at the conference.

Other Credit

National Accounting CPE
15.50 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live

To comply with NASBA Standards, attendees claiming CPE credit must sign in to verify attendance for each segment. Attendance sign-in sheets will be available at the registration desk. You will need your CPA license number to sign in. A CPE Certificate of Completion will be provided at the conclusion of the conference.

Reporting: CPAs are responsible for reporting CPE credits earned to their state's accountancy board, and must retain appropriate documentation of their participation in learning activities.
Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Nov 12, 2014
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Nov 14, 2014
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Nov 17, 2014
    $50 processing fee applied

Hotel / Venue

Austin

Four Seasons Hotel

98 San Jacinto
Austin, TX
512.685.8100 (reservations)
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Accommodations

$245 room rate good through October 19, 2014 (subject to availability).

Reserving your room online?  Please use the following corporate/promo code: UTBA1118

Please note: online reservations can only be accepted for conference-related room nights (November 19-21, 2014). Please contact the Four Seasons Hotel Reservations Department directly at 512.685.8100 if you’d like to extend your stay.

Parking Information

$12 Event Daily; $16 Valet Daily; $32.50 Overnight Self-Parking or Valet.
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