eCourses

eCourses are individual online courses from renowned presenters at our live conferences. Learn via audio or video, receive the supporting materials, and fulfill MCLE requirements at your convenience with the best content available!

These courses are CLE accredited in Texas and California, with some accredited in Oklahoma.

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2020 Case Law Update and Secretary of State Update for LLCs, LPs, and Partnerships

Session 1: Case Law Update -  A survey of recent Texas cases addressing significant issues (fiduciary duties, piercing the entity veil, and more) in the context of LLCs and partnerships (including limited partnerships and LLPs). Session 2: Secretary of State Update - Learn how to avoid last-minute filing issues. Hear filing tips, resources, and administrative issues that will make you a star with your client on filing with the Secretary of State.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.75 hrs
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2021
  • 2020 Case Law Update and Secretary of State Update for LLCs, LPs, and Partnerships
    3.25 out of 5 stars
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    useful update on LLPs and partnerships

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Answer Bar: Maximizing Technology in Your Law Practice

Session 1: Technology’s Disruption of the Legal Profession - Explore various technologies and emerging platforms that continue to influence the legal industry, including key considerations in implementing these technologies and related ethical concerns. Session 2: Competency, Confidentiality, Conflicts, and Technology - This session covers a wide range of problems that technology has created for lawyers. On the one hand, lawyers are obligated to use technology when it benefits their clients, but on the other, failure to use the technology competently can lead to ethical problems. This session analyzes issues from the mundane to the profound. Session 3: Ethical Issues Presented by Changing Technology - Increasingly technology is integrated into the practice of law. Examine lawyers' current ethical responsibility in relation to the use of technology and how such responsibility may change as technological advances, like artificial intelligence, become more commonplace in the practice of law. Session 4: Data Analytics: The Answer to Your Law Firm's Innovation Efforts - Learn how to easily kick-start your firm’s innovation efforts, close the gender pay gap (for you and your clients), and use data to reduce bias, improve inclusion as part of a diversity and inclusion initiative, and simultaneously use proven scientific methods to improve bottom-line profitability!  Session 5: Avoiding Ethical Issues with Lawyers' Use of Social Media - The world of social media has engulfed us all. Not only has it transformed our society, but it has worked its way into every legal field as well. Discover the ethical issues facing you as attorneys—and that of your clients—in this social media age. Session 6: 30 Apps in 30 Minutes - A quick survey of useful apps and tech tips for lawyers, trust officers, and caregivers. Session 7: 30 More Apps in 30 Minutes - Hear an updated survey of new, useful apps, and tech tips for lawyers, trust officers, and caregivers.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 5.00 hrs | 3.50 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2021
  • Answer Bar: Maximizing Technology in Your Law Practice
    3.75 out of 5 stars
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    Very helpful and clear. Especially enjoyed the panel and speakers for "Ethical Issues Presented by Changing Technology."

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Bankruptcy in LLCs, LPs, and Partnerships

Bankruptcies are likely to increase as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Learn about bankruptcy law issues related to unincorporated entities, including issues that arise when a partner or member declares bankruptcy and issues that arise when the entity declares bankruptcy.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2021
  • Bankruptcy in LLCs, LPs, and Partnerships
    4.18 out of 5 stars
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Brexit: Where are we now and where do we go from here? Key Considerations for International Business Lawyers'

Brexit, the departure of the UK from the European Union, is of huge significance legally, economically and politically. While the UK left the EU on January 31, 2020, the two sides are still negotiating how they will interact after the current "transition" period ends on December 31, 2020. Brexit will impact on clients of US attorneys and therefore this webinar will give an up to the minute account of what could be the implications. It will enable external and internal counsel to advise businesses on the implications.

Includes: Video Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2021
  • Brexit: Where are we now and where do we go from here? Key Considerations for International Business Lawyers'
    4 out of 5 stars
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Coronavirus Relief Legislative Update

Congress has passed several pieces of legislation to assist individuals and businesses affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Hear an update on this legislation and what these new laws may mean to you and your clients.

Includes: Video Audio Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2021
  • Coronavirus Relief Legislative Update
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Drafting for LLCs, LPs, and Partnerships: Model Agreements, Key Considerations and Practical Tips to Avoid Litigation

Session 1: Keeping Your Contract Out of the Courtroom: Contractual Rules for Drafting Partnership and Operating Agreements, Including a Helpful Checklist - Under the Texas Business Organizations Code, partnership and company agreements are powerful contractual tools for establishing the relationship among the partners or members and their organizations. Because partnership and company agreements serve such an important role in establishing these relationships, errors in the drafting of those agreements can create profound problems in the relationship of the partners or members. Explore techniques and rules to assist with drafting partnership and operating agreements in order to avoid those problems and potential litigation. Session 2: Model Agreements for Closely Held LLC’s - Company agreements for LLC’s come in all shapes and sizes and it is sometimes hard to know where to turn to create an operating agreement for a new LLC. Hear a discussion presenting three model agreements tailored for a closely held company and walk you through decisions that the authors made in drafting the agreements to help improve your drafting skills and result in better operating agreements. ​Session 3: Ambiguous, Omitted, and Inconsistent Provisions in Partnership and Company Agreements: Approaches and Examples (Plus Bonus Discussion: Force Majeure in Texas) - Even though advisors put a lot of energy into drafting partnership or operating agreements, it seems that when a dispute or need for interpretation arises every agreement has ambiguities, omissions, or inconsistencies. A commercial litigator and transactional business organizations lawyer discuss how they address these contractual infirmities and how they may be avoided in future transactions, and will explore Texas law related to force majeure clauses. ​Session 4: Charging Orders - A charging order is a court-authorized lien imposed by a creditor on distributions made from an LLC or a partnership. Examine drafting considerations that might affect how an entity and its management are equipped to deal with charging orders. ​Session 5: Letters of Intent and Side Letters (Enterprise Products) - On January 31, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court issued its opinion in Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. v. Enterprise Products, L.P., an important case about when a business relationship is deemed to be a partnership under Texas law. Learn about this case and what it means for structuring and drafting agreements for business relationships.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.75 hrs
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2021
  • Drafting for LLCs, LPs, and Partnerships: Model Agreements, Key Considerations and Practical Tips to Avoid Litigation
    4.75 out of 5 stars
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Ethics of Technology in Law Practice: What Lawyers Need to Know

Consider ethical issues presented by the ever-changing uses of technology in the practice of law including on-line client meetings, meta-cleaning, social media problems and solutions, and your obligation to save information transmitted by texts or other media forms that are not typically auto-saved and archived.

Includes: Video Audio Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 1.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2021
  • Ethics of Technology in Law Practice: What Lawyers Need to Know
    3.17 out of 5 stars
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Family Business Entities: Avoiding the Land Mines

Session 1: Family Business Entities: Avoiding the Land Mines - Never has the adage “bad facts make bad law” rung more true than in the use of business entities in the estate planning arena. Because of the importance in this arena, estate planners must understand the benefits and pitfalls associated with using business entities in family succession, business and estate planning. Session 2: When Unplanned Events Impact Partners, How Does the Family Partnership Respond? - Incorporated entities, especially limited partnerships, have long been used to achieve tax planning goals for families and family businesses. Often the limited partners in these family limited partnerships are individuals who will experience divorce, death or mental incapacity. Learn drafting techniques that will better prepare the entity and the other partners to deal with these events.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.50 hrs
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2021
  • Family Business Entities: Avoiding the Land Mines
    4 out of 5 stars
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Multi-Party Representation for the Business Lawyer (2020)

Building on the 2019 presentation on Multi-Party Representation, delve more deeply into the thorny ethical issues when undertaking a business transaction with current clients, possibly impacting former clients, and with an eye to vicarious knowledge of confidences across the law firm.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 1.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2021
  • Multi-Party Representation for the Business Lawyer (2020)
    4.13 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent, clear discussion of very important topic. This is the best CLE on this topic that I've attended, out of many. Was helpful to have the two voices and to have occasional slides. Also very helpful to have worked examples to illustrate the issues. Thank you.

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Target Allocations for the Rest of Us

Target Allocations are widely used to allocate partnership income and loss in a manner that causes the partners’ capital accounts to match, if possible, the amount the partners should receive if the partnership liquidated and distributed its assets to the partners. But there is no IRS guidance as to whether the use of Target Allocations is an acceptable partnership allocation method. Examine in non-technical terms why Target Allocations are used, how they work, and whether they should be an acceptable allocation method.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2021
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Who is a Partner? Legal, Ethical and Tax Implications

People commonly refer to each other as “partners” but who is truly a partner for legal, ethical and tax purposes. A discussion covering partners by estoppel (purported partners), non-equity partners, and other circumstances in which the status of being a “partner” is important.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr | 0.25 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2021
  • Who is a Partner? Legal, Ethical and Tax Implications
    4.2 out of 5 stars
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Hooked on CLE: June 2020

THIS MONTH: COVID-19 Financial Risk Mitigation Tools • Protecting that Elusive Community Character: What Can We Still Do? • Crisis Response Strategies for In-House Counsel • Ethics in Negotiation – Making Offers They Can’t Refuse Without Being Don Corleone • Family-Based and Citizenship Cases in the Age of Enforcement • The Law of Marketing

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2021
  • Hooked on CLE: June 2020
    4.26 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent. While I groaned at Browning's 4:20 joke, be assured I will use it myself … with no attribution.

    Thoroughly enjoyed all of the topics presented,but especially the family & immigration law one since I have zero exposure to that practice area. All of the presenters were engaging and their senses of humor were most appreciated.

    Very well presented and infomative.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2021
  • Private Equity Guide - COVID-19: Private Equity Firms and Portfolio Companies.
    3.9 out of 5 stars
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eSupplement to the 27th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference

Session 1: COVID-19 Financial Risk Mitigation Tools - A primer on how companies can protect themselves from the financial consequences of COVID-19 through the strategic use of insurance and force majeure clauses. Session 2: The Use of Data Analytics In Employment Decision-Making - Explore the growing role of data analytics in traditional employment decision-making, the use of wearable and implantable technology to capture employee data, and the legal risks associated with same. The effects of real-time performance metrics and hyper-transparency on employee feedback models will also be discussed. Session 3: Handbooks / Employment Policies - Avoid common mistakes in policy drafting. Adopt provisions that support the company's good faith compliance efforts and help reduce potential liability in audits and litigation. Understand how recent NLRB decisions affect even non-unionized employer policies.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.75 hrs
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2021
  • eSupplement to the 27th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference
    3.74 out of 5 stars
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    A very good course

$125   Add to Cart
eSupplement to 2020 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Session 1: Ethics for Post-Conviction Lawyers - Examine the ethical considerations facing attorneys in post-conviction representation. Session 2: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel - Review the essentials of filing an ineffective assistance of counsel claim as defense counsel and responding as a prosecutor, with focus on essentials, pitfalls and necessity of claim. Session 3: Appellate Tips from the Experts - Get a view from both sides of the criminal bar with practical tips on how appellate advocates and appellate courts can make their briefs and opinions interesting, easier to understand, and less likely to inflame the opposing side or losing party. Session 4: Improve Your Legal Writing - Learn techniques for improving your legal writing in the short, medium, and long run. Session 5: Error Preservation Ambushes: Infliction and Prevention - We can raise many complaints for the first time on appeal ... or when it is too late for the non-complaining party to do anything about it. These complaints involve jurisdiction, standing, summary judgment practice, experts, damages, the charge, and attorney's fees, just to name a few areas. Identify these areas, get suggestions about how to pre-empt your opponent from ambushing you with such complaints, and hear ideas about ambushing your opponent, while taking care to avoid a self-inflicted wound. Session 6: Demonstrative Evidence: Pursuasion and the Use of Technology - Do you understand the differences between demonstrative evidence, and demonstrative aids? Join Claude Ducloux in this one hour presentation as he explores the following: Use of Summaries, Statistics, Trial Demonstrations, and Simulations/Videos. He will discuss: appropriate planning, themes, learning styles, and the ethic boundaries and duties when evidence is incorrect, wrong, or just plain false. Session 7: Conviction Letters and Related Issues - Observe a roundtable discussion on navigating professional licensing complications related to criminal law matters. Session 8: Advocacy Practice and Theory for the New Millennium - No one can deny the practice of law has changed dramatically in recent years, but many still advocate like it's 1999. Learn new tricks and tips on how to advocate effectively in today's courtrooms. Session 9: Legal Malpractice Update - Get the latest on recent developments in Texas legal malpractice law, as well as notable ethics opinions that are applicable to appellate practitioners. Session 10: Ethical Issues Presented by Changing Technology - Increasingly technology is integrated into the practice of law. Examine lawyers' current ethical responsibility in relation to the use of technology and how such responsibility may change as technological advances, like artificial intelligence, become more commonplace in the practice of law. Session 11: Expanding Your Firm: How to Hire Contract and Associate Lawyers - What are the basics that you need to know? How do you manage your staff and attorneys? Get practical tips on how to answer these questions so that your firm can continue to flourish. Session 12: Stress Kills Success: Mindfulness and the Small Firm Practitioner - Learn about the science behind stress and wellness, along with how mindfulness can help with peak performance.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 7.50 hrs | 2.50 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2021
  • eSupplement to 2020 Conference on Criminal Appeals
    4.21 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent.

    The Course was excellent! I especially enjoyed Judge Keasler in "Ethics for Post-Conviction Lawyers," the session on ineffective assistance of counsel and appellate tips from the experts.

    This was attached as a supplement to the seminar for criminal appeals. Several of these topics had nothing to do with criminal appeals or criminal law in general. I would suggest that next time all of the topics deal with criminal law or appellate procedure/law.

    More criminal topics would be useful in this course for criminal practitioners, but there were a few standout exceptions-- like Katrina Grider's employment law talk.

    nice addition

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Answer Bar: 2020 Corporate Counsel Essentials and Hot Topics

Session 1: In-House Counsel Panel: Effective Relationships Between In-House and Outside Counsel - Best practices for establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship between in-house and outside counsel, including effective communications, working with business leaders and inventors, establishing working procedures, activities beyond the business relationship, creating unique service offerings, and relevant ethical issues. Session 2: COVID-19 Financial Risk Mitigation Tools - A primer on how companies can protect themselves from the financial consequences of COVID-19 through the strategic use of insurance and force majeure clauses.  Session 3: Conducting a Risk Assessment - Following the DOJ’s 2019 guidance on the evaluation of corporate compliance programs, what's changed? How do you ensure your process is effective? And what are the key steps and best practices for an effective risk assessment process? Session 4: Cybersecurity Insurance - Examine key insurance provisions and hear thoughts on evolving exposures impacting privacy and cyber insurance.  Session 5: New Kids on the Block: State-of-the-Art New(ish) M&A Clauses That You Need to Know - In the always-evolving M&A market, it’s critical that counsel be up-to-speed on the latest deal provisions for buyers and sellers. Hear from seasoned practitioners on the key clauses that savvy dealmakers are including in their agreements to avoid pitfalls and give their clients the edge. Session 6: Revenge of the Sea Squirts: More Glenn West on Encrusted M&A Boilerplate - The need to understand and appropriately modify “standard” M&A boilerplate to fit your deal cannot be over emphasized. Glenn West builds on last year’s presentation and adds additional examples of the problems that unexamined/encrusted boilerplate can create in potentially undoing the specifically negotiated provisions of your deal. Session 7: Overview: Implementing Blockchain Solutions - The panel discusses a business approach to blockchain and how and where this technology is being implemented today; the legal, fiduciary and regulatory issues in drafting legal contracts into code; and blockchain from a cybersecurity perspective. Session 8: Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives: A Priority and a Challenge - Developing diversity and inclusion initiatives is a growing priority for many companies and organizations. Gain strategies and advice in how to approach the creation and implementation of these initiatives, and how to avoid inadvertent Title VII violations or other legal liabilities. Session 9: Age Discrimination: A New Kind of Generation Gap - The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) just celebrated the 50th anniversary of its enactment. With an aging baby boomer population, employees working past traditional retirement age, and millennials moving into management positions—these issues are more important than ever. Discuss strategies for managing multi-generational workforces and preventing age discrimination claims. Session 10: Whistleblower Issues and Best Practices - An exploration of the myriad challenges posed for companies by whistleblowers, as well as viable strategies for successfully negotiating the difficult obstacles presented. Session 11: Tailoring Internal Investigations to be More Efficient and Cost Effective - Discuss the latest technology and techniques that are being employed for conducting efficient and effective internal investigations. Session 12: Outsourcing Legal Work - What kinds of legal services can you outsource? How do you go about it and how do you effectively protect client confidences when you do? This presentation explores three areas: core legal services (legal research, deposition summaries, drafting, etc.), support services (bookkeeping, website development, HR, etc.) and ancillary services (tenant representatives, retirement plan implementation, or other professional services for one-off-projects). Session 13: The Company in Crisis: Talking to Investors, Regulators and the Media - Best practices for crisis preparation, planning, and how to disclose and communicate after a crisis event. Address strategies for dealing with the media, investors, and the public then discuss the legal requirements and the strategic considerations in making disclosures in company filings. Session 14: Representation of Multiple Parties: Ethical and Practical Considerations - Examine the advantages and disadvantages of using pool counsel in internal investigations, including the impact of joint representation, whether the various clients' interests are sufficiently aligned, the types of agreements entered with the company, the logistics of the engagement, consequences of one client being charged or cooperating, and managing client information to avoid potential cross-contamination. Session 15: Ephemeral Data and Other Emerging Technology - In cybersecurity, staying on pace with current technology, issues, and approaches is a step behind. Practitioners must remain ahead of what is current, or else they will find themselves obsolete, commoditized, outside best practice, or a victim of a cyber incident or crisis. Take a look ahead with thought leadership and awareness around emerging, nascent, or predicted cyber technologies, approaches, threats, challenges, and applications such as transactional due diligence, ephemeral data, incident response, smart cities, alternative commerce and banking, identification, contracting, connected devices, artificial intelligence, risk transfer, data analytics, ethical and privacy concerns, IoT, industrial controls, and connectivity. Session 16: Wellness and Well-Being: Ethical and Professionalism Implications - Identify current life challenges facing lawyers, the professional responsibility and professionalism issues raised by lawyer impairment, and current efforts by the organized bar and legal employers to address issues of lawyer wellness and well-being.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 15.50 hrs | 3.75 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2021
  • Answer Bar: 2020 Corporate Counsel Essentials and Hot Topics
    4.51 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent compilation of current topics of keen interest to me as a solo GC and extremely high quality presenters and materials.

    Great content. Thanks.

    Good, but a bit heavy on block-chain and other tech that while interesting to some is not widely applicable in a way that matters to practitioners.

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COVID-19 Financial Risk Mitigation Tools

A primer on how companies can protect themselves from the financial consequences of COVID-19 through the strategic use of insurance and force majeure clauses.

Includes: Video Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2021
  • COVID-19 Financial Risk Mitigation Tools
    4.7 out of 5 stars
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    Very timely and useful

    great help

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Answer Bar: LLCs and Partnerships Formation

Session 1: 2019 Case Law Update - A survey of recent Texas cases addressing significant issues (fiduciary duties, piercing the entity veil, and more) in the context of LLCs and partnerships (including limited partnerships and LLPs). Session 2: Federal Tax Update - Review legislative, judicial and IRS guidance over the past year as it impacts partnerships and LLCs with a focus on choice of entity, Section 199A deduction, examination provisions, new loss limitation rules and Section 1061 holding period requirements. Session 3: 2019 Secretary of State Update - Ever had a document rejected by the Secretary of State? Hear filing tips, do’s and don’ts and learn about other administrative issues that will make you an expert on filing with 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.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 9.50 hrs | 2.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2021
  • Answer Bar: LLCs and Partnerships Formation
    4.48 out of 5 stars
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Answer Bar: Young Attorney Challenges (Ethics)

Session 1: Life and the Law: Ethical Issues Facing the Young Lawyer - Explore the potholes and sharp curves that await the beginning trial lawyer on the road to a successful litigation practice, through the characters and plot of a recently published novel about a young personal injury lawyer practicing in Houston. Session 2: 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. Session 3: Ethical Issues Presented by Changing Technology - Increasingly technology is integrated into the practice of law. Examine lawyers' current ethical responsibility in relation to the use of technology and how such responsibility may change as technological advances, like artificial intelligence, become more commonplace in the practice of law. Session 4: Ethics of Social Media - The world of social media has engulfed us all. Not only has it transformed our society, but it has worked its way into every legal field as well. Discover the ethical issues facing you as attorneys—and that of your clients—in this social media age. Session 5: Resilience: How to Survive and Thrive in a High Stress Practice - Why do some people handle stress and rebound from failure better than others? We will discuss the skills and practices developed by the US Army to combat depression, fight off PTSD, and handle high stress engagements and jobs, … like being a lawyer. Session 6: Lawyer Wellness - Get evidence-based strategies to help navigate the stress of our extremely demanding profession. Learn how small changes in our daily approach to the practice of law can greatly improve work-life balance.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 5.00 hrs | 5.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2021
  • Answer Bar: Young Attorney Challenges (Ethics)
    4.08 out of 5 stars
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Succession Planning for Owners of the Successful Pass-Through Entity

Analyze the personal and financial obstacles that arise when passing ownership of a family business on to the next generation. Learn how a preferred partnership structure can be used in balancing the need to treat all the children equally when only some play an active management role. Discover how key employees can be given an equity interest in the family business without adverse income tax treatment and without putting undue financial pressure on the key employee. Finally, review alternatives used to defer payment of the estate taxes.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2021
  • Succession Planning for Owners of the Successful Pass-Through Entity
    3.38 out of 5 stars
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