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eSupplement to the 15th Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Contains material from May 2016 to Feb 2019

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Session 1: M&A Trends in Renewable Energy - Most development projects are bought and sold at least two times prior to beginning operations, and many more are sold once they have operated for a period of time. Listen to a discussion about current trends in the industry and key issues that tend to arise. The effect of PTC expiration and tax reform on deals will be addressed in addition to the sale of single projects. Also, explore portfolio and company sales as well as the acquisition of repowered projects.

Session 2: Due Diligence and M&A for Clean Energy Projects Learn how to utilize due diligence to identify and allocate risks in transaction documents and determine overall viability of the target.

Session 3: Ethics in Negotiation: The True Cost of Representation - When a client discloses a terrible truth or reveals an unspeakable purpose, what obligations do the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Conduct place on an attorney? What happens when it’s time for an attorney to move on? Explore the unexpected answers given by the Rules using both recent and historical real world cases.

Session 4: Greed...for Lack of a Better Word...is[n't] Good - Using a series of case studies, explore the ethical obligations and fiduciary duties owed by lawyers to clients and how the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure are implicated in each.

Session 5: Border Searches of Cell Phones and Computers As unsettling as they are, digital border searches are legal. Delete your client files from your devices if you want to avoid delays occasioned by a search.
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Total Credit Hours:
4.25 | 2.00 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2020

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

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1. M&A Trends in Renewable Energy (Feb 2018)

Becky H. Diffen, Sandhya Ganapathy, John J. Hopkins, Lindsey Wiedmann

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 48 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Slides (pdf) 4 pgs

SESSION 1 — 48 mins, credit 0.75

Session 1:

M&A Trends in Renewable Energy (Feb 2018)

Most development projects are bought and sold at least two times prior to beginning operations, and many more are sold once they have operated for a period of time. Discuss current trends in the industry and key issues that tend to arise. The effect of PTC expiration and tax reform on deals will be addressed, and in addition to the sale of single projects. Also, explore portfolio and company sales as well as the acquisition of repowered projects.

Originally presented at: Jan 2018 Renewable Energy Law

Becky H. Diffen, McGuireWoods LLP - Austin, TX
Sandhya Ganapathy, EDP Renewables North America - Houston, TX
John J. Hopkins, GE Energy Financial Services - Washington, DC
Lindsey Wiedmann, SunPower - Richmond, CA

2. Due Diligence and M&A for Clean Energy Projects (Feb 2018)

John F. Young

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 47 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 2 — 47 mins, credit 0.75

Session 2:

Due Diligence and M&A for Clean Energy Projects (Feb 2018)

Learn how to utilize due diligence to identify and allocate risks in transaction documents and determine overall viability of the target.

Originally presented at: Jan 2018 Renewable Energy Law

John F. Young, Clean Law PC - La Grange, IL

3. Ethics in Negotiation: The True Cost of Representation (May 2016)

Michael J. Golden

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 56 mins
Audio (mp3) 56 mins
Paper (pdf) 12 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

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SESSION 3 — 56 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 3:

Ethics in Negotiation: The True Cost of Representation (May 2016)

When a client discloses a terrible truth or reveals an unspeakable purpose, what obligations do the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Conduct place on an attorney? What happens when it’s time for an attorney to move on? Explore the unexpected answers given by the Rules using both recent and historical real world cases. 

Originally presented at: Apr 2016 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Michael J. Golden, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. - Austin, TX

4. Greed...for Lack of a Better Word...is[n't] Good (Dec 2018)

F. Daniel Knight

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 57 mins
Paper (pdf) 10 pgs
Slides (pdf) 2 pgs

SESSION 4 — 57 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 4:

Greed...for Lack of a Better Word...is[n't] Good (Dec 2018)

Using a series of case studies, explore the ethical obligations and fiduciary duties owed by lawyers to clients and how the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure are implicated in each.

Originally presented at: Dec 2018 Greed...for Lack of a Better Word...is[n't] Good

F. Daniel Knight, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry - Houston, TX

5. Border Searches of Cell Phones and Computers (Feb 2019)

Pierre Grosdidier

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 47 mins
Paper (pdf) 1 pgs

SESSION 5 — 47 mins, credit 0.75

Session 5:

Border Searches of Cell Phones and Computers (Feb 2019)

As unsettling as they are, digital border searches are legal. Delete your client files from your devices if you want to avoid delays occasioned by a search.

Originally presented at: Feb 2019 Border Searches of Cell Phones and Computers

Pierre Grosdidier, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston, TX