Overview

Primer: 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, and discusses client representation, choice of entity, governing documents, filing with the SOS, post formation issues, termination and more.   

Stay on for LLCs, LPs and Partnerships Conference for a deeper dive.

Event Schedule

Program is subject to change.
All times are Central Time Zone.

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Wednesday Afternoon, July 8, 2015
  • 4:30 pm
    Registration Opens

  • 4:50 pm
    Welcoming Remarks

  • Wednesday Evening, July 8, 2015
    Presiding Officer:
    Carmen I. Flores, Office of the Secretary of State - Austin, TX
  • 5:00 pm
    2.25 hrs
    0.25 hr ethics
    Back to Basics: Entity Formation from A to Z
    A discussion of client representation and ethical issues that can arise from that representation, choice of entity, governing documents, filing with the SOS, post formation issues and termination—fundamentals designed to appeal to the new practitioner, the practitioner new to entity formation, and the seasoned practitioner who wants a refresher. (Includes one 15-minute break.)

    Moderator:
    Lorna S. Wassdorf, Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    Alyssia Bernazal, Baker Botts L.L.P - Austin, TX
    Briana N. Godbey, Office of the Secretary of State - Austin, TX
    Allen Sparkman, Sparkman + Foote LLP - Houston, TX

  • 7:30 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Alyssia Bernazal

Baker Botts L.L.P
Austin, TX

Briana N. Godbey

Office of the Secretary of State
Austin, TX

Allen Sparkman

Sparkman + Foote LLP
Houston, TX

Lorna S. Wassdorf

Austin, TX

Planning Committee

Cliff Ernst—Co-Chair

Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody
Austin, TX

Elizabeth S. Miller—Co-Chair

Baylor Law School
Waco, TX

Jay Adkisson

Riser Adkisson LLP
Henderson, NV

John C. Ale

Southwestern Energy Company
Houston, TX

R. Brent Clifton

Winstead PC
Dallas, TX

George W. Coleman

Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
Dallas, TX

Barbara Spudis de Marigny

McGuireWoods LLP
Houston, TX

Mollie H. Duckworth

Austin, TX

Carmen I. Flores

Office of the Secretary of State
Austin, TX

Ladd A. Hirsch

Diamond McCarthy LLP
Dallas, TX

Joanna Jefferson

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Robert R. Keatinge

Holland & Hart LLP
Denver, CO

Daryl B. Robertson

Hunton & Williams LLP
Dallas, TX

Sally A. Schreiber

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
Dallas, TX

Kevin Thomason

Elliott, Thomason & Gibson, LLP
Dallas, TX

Lorna S. Wassdorf

Austin, TX

Credit Info

MCLE Credit
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.  
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.  
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.
Other Credit
The University of Texas School of Law is an IRS Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider for Return Preparers and Enrolled Agents. Attendees claiming IRS CE credit must sign in with your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) to verify attendance. Attendance sign-in sheets will be available at the registration desk. A Certificate of Completion with the program number will be provided at the conclusion of the conference to keep for your records.

Reporting: UT Law will report credit to the IRS on your behalf. For programs that occur during the first nine months of the year, credit will be reported on a quarterly basis (by March 31, June 30, and September 30). For programs that occur during the fourth quarter (October 1 - December 31), credit will be reported within ten (10) days of the last day of the conference. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.
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.nasbaregistry.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. Visit your state’s reporting website for more information or www.nasba.org.

Key Dates

Austin – Jul 8, 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel
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Last day for Individual early registration: Jul 1, 2015

Add $25 for registrations received after this time

Last day for cancellation (full refund): Jul 3, 2015

$50 processing fee applied after this date

Last day for cancellation: Jul 6, 2015

Venue

speaker

98 San Jacinto Boulevard
Austin, TX 78701-4082
512.685.8100 (reservations)
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Accommodations

$229 room rate good through June 8, 2015 (subject to availability). 
Reserving your room online?  Please use the following corporate/promo code: UTPAR0708.

Please note: online reservations can only be accepted for conference-related room nights (July 8-10, 2015). 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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