University of Texas School of Law

eCourse

Answer Bar: LLCs and Partnerships Formation

Contains material from Jul 2017 to Aug 2018

Technical Questions?
512.475.6700
service@utcle.org
System Test
Session 1: 2018 Case Law Update - Learn what Texas courts have said during the past year about important issues (fiduciary duties, piercing the entity veil, and more) in the LLC and partnership context.

Session 2: Federal Tax Update Review rate considerations when considering entity selection, bonus depreciation considerations in planning acquisitions, new limitation on business losses, and other changes to the federal income tax law to consider when forming and structuring transactions under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Session 3: 2018 Secretary of State Update - Get a practical overview of the new entity name standard, hear filing tips, and learn about other administrative issues from the Office of the Secretary of State.

Session 4: To C or not to C?  Entity Selection in the New Tax Age - Tax reform enacted in 2017 changed the tax treatment of business entities, including a reduction in the corporate rate and a new deduction for partners, and brings new considerations into play when choosing or changing the form of doing business. Listen to a discussion about the operation of the new rules that may influence your selection now, when and why pass-through entities may still be the right choice and how and when multi-entity structures may be useful.

Session 5: Model Company Agreements Walk through refinements to the model agreements for simple limited liability companies, including modifications related to the recent legislative changes to the Texas Business Organizations Code.

Session 6: Drafting Partnership and LLC Agreements for the New Partnership Audit Rules - 2018 ushers in a paradigm shift in the IRS's approach to partnership audits. Hear these new rules explained at a high level and review sample language to include in partnership and LLC agreements to account for these new rules.

Session 7: "Hello"—Inadvertent Partnerships - Partnerships can arise through the conduct of parties. Explore what makes a relationship a partnership and what to do to avoid partnership characterization.

Session 8: Inadvertent Partnerships Revisited Hear an update on inadvertent partnerships after the Dallas Court of Appeals decision in Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. v. Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.

Session 9: "Good Bye"—Buy-Outs or Exits - All good (and not so good) things must come to an end.  When owners of an LLC or partnership are ready to part ways, what does one want in the Company Agreement/Partnership Agreement in order to facilitate an orderly exit by the departing owners?

Session 10: Effective Engagement Letters and Other Simple Risk-Management Tools - Keeping the client reasonably informed is required under the Texas disciplinary rules of professional conduct, and doing so is good risk management. Examine how effective engagement letters, disengagement letters, and other communications keep the client reasonably informed and engaged, while helping to control the client’s expectations, promoting effective risk management, and reducing the likelihood of legal malpractice claims.

Session 11: Nuts and Bolts Ethics for the Business and Transactional Lawyer Listen to a practical discussion of current ethics topics related to business and transactional law, including conflicts issues, and attorney migration between firms.
Preview mode. You must be signed in and have
purchased this eCourse to have full access.

Total Credit Hours:
9.00 | 2.00 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2020

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$325  

Preview Sessions
Credit Hours
1. Case Law Update (Aug 2018)

Elizabeth S. Miller, Douglas K. Moll

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

Preview Session Materials

You may download session materials
for offline use.

Video (mp4) 66 mins
Audio (mp3) 66 mins
Paper (pdf) 106 pgs
Slides (pdf) 30 pgs

SESSION 1 — 66 mins, credit 1.00

Session 1:

Case Law Update (Aug 2018)

Learn what Texas courts have said during the past year about important issues (fiduciary duties, piercing the entity veil, and more) in the LLC and partnership context.

Originally presented at: Jul 2018 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Elizabeth S. Miller, Baylor Law School - Waco, TX
Douglas K. Moll, University of Houston Law Center - Houston, TX

2. Federal Tax Update (Aug 2018)

Brady J. Cox, William H. Hornberger

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

Preview Session Materials

You may download session materials
for offline use.

Video (mp4) 44 mins
Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Slides (pptx)
Slides (pdf) 150 pgs

SESSION 2 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 2:

Federal Tax Update (Aug 2018)

Review rate considerations when considering entity selection, bonus depreciation considerations in planning acquisitions, new limitation on business losses, and other changes to the federal income tax law to consider when forming and structuring transactions under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Originally presented at: Jul 2018 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Brady J. Cox, Jackson Walker LLP - Dallas, TX
William H. Hornberger, Jackson Walker LLP - Dallas, TX

3. Secretary of State Update (Aug 2018)

Carmen Flores

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

Preview Session Materials

You may download session materials
for offline use.

Video (mp4) 43 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 63 pgs
Slides (pdf) 28 pgs

SESSION 3 — 43 mins, credit 0.75

Session 3:

Secretary of State Update (Aug 2018)

Get a practical overview of the new entity name standard, hear filing tips, and learn about other administrative issues from the Office of the Secretary of State.

Originally presented at: Jul 2018 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Carmen Flores, Office of the Secretary of State - Austin, TX

4. To C or not to C?  Entity Selection in the New Tax Age (Aug 2018)

Barbara Spudis de Marigny, Robert R. Keatinge

1.25 0.00 0.00 1.25  

Preview Session Materials

You may download session materials
for offline use.

Video (mp4) 76 mins
Audio (mp3) 76 mins
Slides (pdf) 23 pgs

SESSION 4 — 76 mins, credit 1.25

Session 4:

To C or not to C?  Entity Selection in the New Tax Age (Aug 2018)

Tax reform enacted in 2017 changed the tax treatment of business entities, including a reduction in the corporate rate and a new deduction for partners, and brings new considerations into play when choosing or changing the form of doing business. Discuss the operation of the new rules that may influence your selection now, when and why pass-through entities may still be the right choice and how and when multi-entity structures may be useful.

Originally presented at: Jul 2018 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Barbara Spudis de Marigny, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP - Houston, TX
Robert R. Keatinge, Holland & Hart LLP - Denver, CO

5. Model Company Agreements (Jul 2017)

Elizabeth S. Miller, Cliff Ernst

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

Preview Session Materials

You may download session materials
for offline use.

Video (mp4) 49 mins
Audio (mp3) 49 mins
Paper (pdf) 116 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 5 — 49 mins, credit 0.75

Session 5:

Model Company Agreements (Jul 2017)

Walk through refinements to the model agreements for simple limited liability companies, including modifications related to the recent legislative changes to the Texas Business Organizations Code.

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Elizabeth S. Miller, Baylor Law School - Waco, TX
Cliff Ernst, Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody - Austin, TX

6. Drafting Partnership and LLC Agreements for the New Partnership Audit Rules (Aug 2018)

Doug Jones

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

Preview Session Materials

You may download session materials
for offline use.

Video (mp4) 26 mins
Audio (mp3) 26 mins
Paper (pdf) 109 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 6 — 26 mins, credit 0.50

Session 6:

Drafting Partnership and LLC Agreements for the New Partnership Audit Rules (Aug 2018)

2018 ushers in a paradigm shift in the IRS's approach to partnership audits. Hear these new rules explained at a high level and review sample language to include in partnership and LLC agreements to account for these new rules.

Originally presented at: Jul 2018 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Doug Jones, McGinnis Lochridge - Austin, TX

7. "Hello"—Inadvertent Partnerships (Jul 2017)

John C. Ale

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

Preview Session Materials

You may download session materials
for offline use.

Video (mp4) 44 mins
Audio (mp3) 43 mins
Paper (pdf) 16 pgs
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 7 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 7:

"Hello"—Inadvertent Partnerships (Jul 2017)

Partnerships can arise through the conduct of parties. Explore what makes a relationship a partnership and what to do to avoid partnership characterization.

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

John C. Ale, Southwestern Energy Company - Spring, TX

8. Inadvertent Partnerships Revisited (Aug 2018)

John C. Ale

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

Preview Session Materials

You may download session materials
for offline use.

Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 16 pgs
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 8 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 8:

Inadvertent Partnerships Revisited (Aug 2018)

Hear an update on inadvertent partnerships after the Dallas Court of Appeals decision in Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. v. Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.

Originally presented at: Jul 2018 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

John C. Ale, Southwestern Energy Company - Spring, TX

9. "Good Bye"—Buy-Outs or Exits (Jul 2017)

Trenton Hood

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

Preview Session Materials

You may download session materials
for offline use.

Video (mp4) 47 mins
Audio (mp3) 46 mins
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 9 — 47 mins, credit 0.75

Session 9:

"Good Bye"—Buy-Outs or Exits (Jul 2017)

All good (and not so good) things must come to an end.  When owners of an LLC or partnership are ready to part ways, what does one want in the Company Agreement/Partnership Agreement in order to facilitate an orderly exit by the departing owners?

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Trenton Hood, Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC - Waco, TX

10. Effective Engagement Letters and Other Simple Risk-Management Tools (Aug 2017)

George W. Coleman, A.J. Singleton

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics  

Preview Session Materials

You may download session materials
for offline use.

Video (mp4) 61 mins
Audio (mp3) 60 mins
Paper (pdf) 28 pgs
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 10 — 61 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 10:

Effective Engagement Letters and Other Simple Risk-Management Tools (Aug 2017)

Keeping the client reasonably informed is required under the Texas disciplinary rules of professional conduct, and doing so is good risk management. Examine how effective engagement letters, disengagement letters, and other communications keep the client reasonably informed and engaged, while helping to control the client’s expectations, promoting effective risk management, and reducing the likelihood of legal malpractice claims. 

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

George W. Coleman, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP - Dallas, TX
A.J. Singleton, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC - Lexington, KY

11. Nuts and Bolts Ethics for the Business and Transactional Lawyer (Jul 2017)

Claude E. Ducloux, George W. Coleman

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics  

Preview Session Materials

You may download session materials
for offline use.

Video (mp4) 57 mins
Audio (mp3) 56 mins
Slides (pdf) 27 pgs

SESSION 11 — 57 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 11:

Nuts and Bolts Ethics for the Business and Transactional Lawyer (Jul 2017)

Engage in a practical discussion of current ethics topics related to business and transactional law, including conflicts issues, and attorney migration between firms.

Originally presented at: Jul 2017 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Claude E. Ducloux, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX
George W. Coleman, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP - Dallas, TX