Oil and Gas Tax Bootcamp (Part 3): Basic Transaction Structures

Oil and gas taxation is a complex area of the U.S. federal tax law, with unique principles, policies and aspects of the law. This Bootcamp walks through the fundamentals of oil and gas taxation – from basic rules and concepts, to partnerships and joint ventures, to basic transaction structures – and is ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. Join us online for the third and last of this three part series! Part 3: Basic Transactional Structures This course begins with an examination of sales vs. leases or subleases of mineral property, and the different rules and provisions relating to those transactions. It then dives into several common deals that a company may choose to do and the tax implications for each.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.00 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2022
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Hooked on CLE: January 2022

THIS MONTH: Legislative Response to Winter Storm Uri • ESG and Enforcement Defensive • Documentation from Hiring to Firing • Discoverability of Mobile Devices, New Technology and Social Media Platforms • What Should (and Should Not) Be in Your Appellate Representation Agreement

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2022
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Oil and Gas Tax Bootcamp (Part 2): Partnerships and Joint Ventures

Oil and gas taxation is a complex area of the U.S. federal tax law, with unique principles, policies and aspects of the law. This Bootcamp walks through the fundamentals of oil and gas taxation – from basic rules and concepts, to partnerships and joint ventures, to basic transaction structures – and is ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. Join us online for the second of this three part series! Part 2: Partnerships and Joint Ventures This course focuses on the origin of sharing arrangements (including economic interests, leasing and joint development arrangements), tax partnerships and juridical partnerships, as well as practical examples of carried interest arrangements, Rev. Rul. 77-176, the fractional interest rule, complete and incomplete payouts, and others. It also discusses the reasons for staying in Subchapter K or whether to elect out of Subchapter K (including the eligibility to make such an election).

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.00 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2022
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    Oil and Gas Tax Bootcamp (Part 2): Partnerships and Joint Ventures
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Creative Financing Structures for the Midstream and Electric Power Sectors

An update on emerging financing structures in the midstream and electric power industries, including a discussion on the emergence of sustainability and ESG-linked finance products. 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Energy Investments: Teaching Old Tricks to New Dogs and New Tricks to Old Dogs

As the need for capital lures family offices and other non-traditional investors into the oil patch, there are nuanced deal terms of which such investors should be wary. Similarly, ESG and renewables opportunities surrounding the energy sector present some traps of which even the most sophisticated oil & gas investor should be wary. This panel provides an overview of these tricky issues as well as nuts-and-bolts drafting tips.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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    Energy Investments: Teaching Old Tricks to New Dogs and New Tricks to Old Dogs
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    excellent

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Everyday Strategies for Avoiding Professional Misconduct and Sanctions

No attorney wants to be on the receiving end of a trial court sanctions order or grievance committee finding of professional misconduct. This presentation provides practical, thoughtful recommendations to help you avoid both.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 1.00 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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    Everyday Strategies for Avoiding Professional Misconduct and Sanctions
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Federal and Texas Regulatory Updates

Session 1: State Regulatory and Legislative Update - An update on legislative, regulatory, and rulemaking actions concerning both the Railroad Commission and the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Session 2: Federal Regulatory and Legislative Update - Hear the latest on rulings by the US Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. on matters involving electricity, natural gas and crude oil and other liquids; plus, an update on energy legislation developments.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.25 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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    Federal and Texas Regulatory Updates
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Methods for Hedging: Reducing Market Exposure to the Uri Storm Conditions for Gas and Power

Review and discuss hedging methods and contract strategies that mitigated exposure to the intense volatility presented by Winter Storm Uri.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Overview of Battery Energy Storage

Learn more about how Battery Energy Storage Systems are changing the power market and the unique issues created by the convergence of new markets with new technologies.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Private Use Networks

Dive into the laws and regulations surrounding private use networks and other behind the meter arrangements.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Texas Energy Market Primer: An Overview of the Texas Power Grid and the ERCOT Energy Market

This “electricity market 101” presentation will provide an overview of the key players in the Texas retail and wholesale power market, the interrelated nature of the power grid and the Texas gas markets, an overview of how power is bought and sold in ERCOT, and who regulates that process.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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    Texas Energy Market Primer: An Overview of the Texas Power Grid and the ERCOT Energy Market
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Winter Storm Uri: Legislative Response and Lessons Learned

Session 1: Legislative Response to Winter Storm Uri - Recap the wide range of legislation passed by the Texas Legislature during the 2021 Legislative Session in response to the power outages during Winter Storm Uri. Among the topics to be addressed will be the several changes to the Texas Utility Code passed by the legislature instructing reforms at both the PUCT and ERCOT, as well as subsequent directives from the Governor stemming from those reforms and related topics being debated among ERCOT market participants.   Session 2: Restoring Trust - Winter storm Uri was a tragic and damaging event, affecting millions of Texans and prompted the need for change at ERCOT. Hear about ERCOT's promise to the people of Texas moving forward. The promise is to: Cooperate and communicate thoughtfully and purposefully through multiple channels, ensure reliability and restore trust and confidence in ERCOT, evaluate technical processes within ERCOT and then innovate through dialog. Session 3: Lessons Learned from the Past Year: Force Majeure in the Wake of Uri - Winter Storm Uri caused unprecedented disruptions in gas and power supply. Discuss ensuing litigation and arguments on both sides arising from failure to provide gas and power under industry agreements.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.00 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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    Winter Storm Uri: Legislative Response and Lessons Learned
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Oil and Gas Tax Bootcamp (Part 1): Overview of Basic Rules

Oil and gas taxation is a complex area of the U.S. federal tax law, with unique principles, policies and aspects of the law. This Bootcamp walks through the fundamentals of oil and gas taxation – from basic rules and concepts, to partnerships and joint ventures, to basic transaction structures – and is ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. Join us online for the first of this three part series! Part 1: Overview of Basic Oil and Gas Taxation Rules This course offers an historic look at the oil and gas industry and its unconventional resurgence in the U.S. Each of the three segments then walk through basic rules and concepts as they are applied to oil and gas exploration, development, and production, and provide the foundation for the next two in-depth courses specific to partnerships/joint ventures and basic transactional structures.

Includes: Video Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.00 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2022
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Answer Bar: Oil, Gas and Energy Agreements and Contracting Essentials

Session 1: Midstream 101: A Primer on Understanding Midstream Contracts and Identifying Key Issues - Explore midstream transactions and the contracts commonly utilized in the industry to gather, transport, and process oil and gas. Work through commercial and regulatory considerations and key issues when drafting midstream contracts. Session 2: Update On Midstream Agreements in Bankruptcy—From Sabine to Southland and Beyond - Many recent E&P bankruptcies have grappled with the characterization of midstream agreements as either contractual rights that can be rejected or real property interests that ride through unaffected. This presentation analyzes the ever-shifting legal landscape, which has seen midstream agreements characterized as both, leading to a widening split in the courts and uncertainty in the industry. Session 3: Update on Surface Use Agreements and Disputes - With the continuing expansion of the traditional and alternative energy sectors in Texas, surface use agreements must be carefully drafted in order to balance conflicting surface uses of the same property. Hear practical guidance for negotiating agreements and navigating disputes over shared use, including an update on recent cases affecting surface disputes.   Session 4: Joint Operating Agreements – Understanding and Application - Understanding the key components of the JOA and a consideration of recurring issues with emphasis on horizontal drilling and allocation wells.  How the JOA works, what doesn’t work, some suggested Article XVI provisions and some new unanswered questions. Session 5: JOA Negotiation: Operator and Non-Operator Perspectives - Review key provisions of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen 610 Model Form Operating Agreement from both the operator’s and non-operator’s perspectives. Session 6: MSA Negotiations - A mock negotiation of a master service agreement with particular attention paid to the insurance and indemnity provisions to ensure an effective risk allocation program. Session 7: Split Estate Issues (Mineral, Wind, Solar and Water) - Explore competing uses, common conflicts, and potential solutions. Session 8: Make Peace, Not War: Negotiating and Drafting Accommodation Agreements in the Oil and Gas Industry with Wind and Solar Companies - A brief discussion of the basic elements of a comprehensive accommodation agreement, which shall include pitfalls to avoid in drafting such agreements, as well as an overview of typical accommodation issues and how best to resolve them. Session 9: Communication with Opposing Counsel and Landowners - Common law rules, the fields of tort and contract, as well as rules of professional ethics, govern a lawyer’s or landman’s negotiations on behalf of a client.  By remaining mindful of these rules, including how the rules differ depending on whether you are negotiating with opposing counsel or a landowner, you can stay out of trouble and better serve your client. Session 10: Nuts and Bolts Ethics for the Business and Transactional Lawyer - Engage in 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:
  • 7.00 hrs | 1.75 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2022
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Answer Bar: Global Data Security Considerations for the Corporate Client

Session 1: Is Reasonable Security Achievable in the Corporation? - The term "Reasonable Security" is appearing in news headlines and inside court rooms. Regulators are increasingly conducting examinations of breached corporations to determine if preventative “Reasonable Security” measures are being deployed across the enterprise. Class action litigation representatives are also questioning, if a lack of "Reasonable Security” contributed to breaches in their complaints. Hear how “Reasonable Security” can be achieved across the pillars of people, process, and technology--including the implementation and management of proactive "Reasonable Security" measures. And explore how to evaluate and measure if “Reasonable Security” is in place, and how to identify gaps that may exist in a cybersecurity program. Session 2: The Current State of International Privacy Laws and Enforcement Session 3: The State(s) of U.S. Privacy Law - Unlike the European Union and other jurisdictions, the U.S. has a sectoral approach to data privacy law with no comprehensive data privacy framework in sight. This presentation discusses the latest developments in U.S. privacy law including the California Privacy Rights Act, Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act, and the many states that have proposed similar legislation. It also provides tips for keeping up with the shifting sands of U.S. privacy law and developing a sustainable compliance program. Session 4: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Cybersecurity and Privacy Compliance - It seems like a new global or domestic privacy law is being introduced every week. Just when you thought that your program was complete and running smoothly, all of a sudden you must figure out a way to implement and maintain a new requirement. Learn about reliable management tools for a data privacy and cybersecurity compliance program from the experts. Our panel of in-house lawyers from the public and private sector discuss how to make it easy to operationalize overlapping laws and how to make sure that your compliance program is always up to date. Session 5: It's 3 a.m., Do You Know Where Your Data is? - Modern companies are awash in data. Employees generate it and are usually looking for the most efficient way to share it internally and externally. Review the myriad of problems that can occur even with the most well-meaning of employees. From the possible export control risks of emailing technical information to an overseas colleague, to using Dropbox and other file sharing sites to exchange information, to providing data to contract employees, and more, explore the state of the law as it relates to data and what can happen if you lose control of it.   Session 6: Freedom of Motion? Global Developments in International Data Transfer - Just when you think you’ve got things straight for protecting personal data that must cross borders in business, the regulators, legislators, and courts change up the rules. This panel discusses what steps companies can take to assess and simplify their international data transfers in this evolving global landscape, as well as give some more detailed insights into such developments as the July 2020 Schrems II (III) decision, new draft EU Model Clauses, Brexit implications, the ASEAN voluntary Model Clauses, Japan’s APPI amendments and more.  Session 7: Protecting Client Information-Cyber Protection Duties as an Attorney - Explore the ethical and legal obligations of attorneys and law firms to protect client data and communications from the latest cybersecurity threats.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 6.00 hrs | 1.25 Ethics
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2022
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    Answer Bar: Global Data Security Considerations for the Corporate Client
    4.07 out of 5 stars
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    Some of the material is a bit dated.

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2021 Oil and Gas Case Law Update

Session 1: Case Law Update Part 1 - Review recent decisions dealing with oil and gas leases, royalties, mineral conveyances, joint operating agreements, state regulation, and related topics. Session 2: Case Law Update Part 2 - Review recent decisions dealing with oil and gas leases, royalties, mineral conveyances, joint operating agreements, state regulation, and related topics.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2022
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    2021 Oil and Gas Case Law Update
    4.37 out of 5 stars
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    Okay - to much time on the royalty valuation case, but I guess that was an important one.

    illuminating as always

    Good course.

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A New Generation of Oil and Gas Lease “Washouts” in Texas

While Texas law has always been permissive toward oil and gas lease washouts—the elimination of non-operated leasehold interests or burdens by replacement of an existing lease—three new Texas cases have shaken up our assumptions about the law on this topic. This presentation will discuss these case holdings, their impact on industry stakeholders, and drafting advice for avoiding their negative effects.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2022
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    A New Generation of Oil and Gas Lease “Washouts” in Texas
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    very good speaker although audio quality poor

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An Oil and Gas Drilling Primer 

Hear an overview of the process of finding oil and gas and bringing it to the surface, as well as some of the needed agreements.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2022
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    An Oil and Gas Drilling Primer 
    4.11 out of 5 stars
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Force Majeure Provisions in Oil and Gas Agreements: During and After the Pandemic

In the wake of COVID-19 and plunging oil prices, many practitioners have found themselves reviewing whether force majeure provisions may apply to forgive certain shortcomings in performance during 2020 and beyond. Survey existing law regarding force majeure issues and discuss considerations in drafting future force majeure provisions.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2022
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    Force Majeure Provisions in Oil and Gas Agreements: During and After the Pandemic
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Negotiating and Drafting Accommodation Agreements in the Oil and Gas Industry with Wind and Solar Companies

A brief discussion of the basic elements of a comprehensive accommodation agreement, which shall include pitfalls to avoid in drafting such agreements, as well as an overview of typical accommodation issues and how best to resolve them.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2022
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    Negotiating and Drafting Accommodation Agreements in the Oil and Gas Industry with Wind and Solar Companies
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    Rod's presentation very informative and useful

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