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eSupplement to the 15th Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Institute (Contains material from May 2016 to Feb 2019)

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. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.25 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2020

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eSupplement to the 18th Annual Gas and Power Institute (Contains material from Jun 2019 to Jul 2019)

Session 1: Effective Client Communication Across Generational and Other Divides - Effective communication is a key predictor of career and professional success for in-house lawyers. As the corporate world becomes more diverse, client communication becomes even more challenging. Learn how to effectively communicate in this fast changing corporate environment. Session 2: Endangered Species Act Reforms: Looking at the Horizon - Over the past two years, significant effort has been made to change the Endangered Species Act, relevant regulations, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service policies implementing the same. Some of these efforts have fizzled, while others continue to have legs. During this hour, the discussion will focus on what the regulated can look forward to in the coming year. Session 3: The Law of Marketing - Examine the legal implications of marketing and advertising on social media platforms, including regulatory oversight by the FTC and other agencies, as well as the status of social media posts as corporate speech.   Session 4: Ethical Hazards That Confront Corporate Counsel - Corporate counsel are the primary counsel for the organization. If the actions of senior management threaten to substantially injure the corporation, what must counsel do? When is counsel required to become a whistleblower? Under what circumstances are counsel required to disclose their own errors? Listen to a discussion about the most challenging ethical obligations of in-house counsel. more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2020

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Compliance Issues and Human Rights Considerations for Renewable Energy Projects (Contains material from Aug 2019)

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Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2020

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EPC Aspects of Renewable Energy Projects and Human Rights Implications (Contains material from Aug 2019)

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Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2020

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Personal Injury Risk and Liability for Renewable Energy Projects (Contains material from Aug 2019)

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Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2020

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Renewable Energy Lease Agreements from the Landowner Perspective (Contains material from Aug 2019)

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Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2020

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Endangered Species Act Reforms: Looking at the Horizon (Contains material from Jul 2019)

Over the past two years, significant effort has been made to change the Endangered Species Act, relevant regulations, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service policies implementing the same. Some of these efforts have fizzled, while others continue to have legs. During this hour, the discussion will focus on what the regulated can look forward to in the coming year. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2020

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Endangered Species Act: Overview of the Act, Regulations, and Policies (Contains material from Jul 2019)

Listen to an overview of the Endangered Species Act, its current implementing regulations, and important policies and guidance documents, all of which have real effects on project proponents across all industries. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2020

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Hooked on CLE: July 2019 (Contains material from Oct 2018 to May 2019)

THIS MONTH: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: What the ADA, FHA and Other Laws Say About Animals and Their Owners • Have Sea Squirts Invaded Your Contract? Avoiding the Mindless Use of So-Called “Market” Terms You May or May Not Understand • That's All the News for Today. Stay Ethical, Austin! • Effective, Efficient, and Economically Appropriate Litigation • Managing Student Protest Logistics more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2020

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Answer Bar: Navigating a Renewable Energy Project (Contains material from Mar 2017 to Feb 2019)

Session 1: What's New in the Renewable Energy Market? - Hear a lively update on developments affecting the renewable energy market. Session 2: Tax Credits & Beyond: Financing Renewable Energy Projects – Where Do We Go From Here? - Will the pipeline for remaining 100% PTC projects get financed by end of 2020? What will happen to deal terms and structures as tax credits phase out? Has repowering gained traction? What storage project finance structures are being executed, with and without ITC? Hear a discussion of these questions and more! Session 3: Regulatory Due Diligence Issues in Energy Financing - Survey the electric and environmental regulatory issues in generation project finance, including an examination of permitting, and electric and environmental regulatory issues from the perspective of developers, lenders and tax equity investors. Learn how parties approach these issues and how developers can organize and prepare their information to allow for an efficient due diligence process. Session 4: Opportunities and Challenges for Battery Storage Projects - A discussion addressing the opportunities and challenges in developing and financing stand-alone and “hybrid” (generation + storage) battery storage projects today, including current deal structures and tax and policy issues, and an evaluation of where future growth is expected in the battery storage market. Session 5: Utility Scale Solar Leases and Related Documents - Legal Considerations for Landowners and Developers - Focus on issues encountered when drafting and negotiating utility scale solar leases and related land control documents. Hear both developer and landowner viewpoints on common clauses and issues such as lease financeability, mineral development, and compensation arrangements; and explore ancillary documents such as options, surface waivers, and transmission line easements. Session 6: “Boilerplate” Clauses in Wind Lease Agreements - What lawyers should know about common “boilerplate” clauses in wind lease agreements including insurance provisions, indemnity provisions, lender protections, estoppel clauses, and assignment clauses. Session 7: EPC Contract Considerations for Renewable Energy Projects - Engineering, procurement, and construction contracts (EPC contracts) are used for the development of renewable energy projects. This presentation will focus on key provisions in EPC contracts and issues arising thereunder, including, among others, liquidated damages, indemnity, warranties, limitations of liability, lender protections and requirements, and changed conditions. A discussion on developer and contractor competing interests and concerns, along with best practices, will also be covered. Session 8: Public Lands - Hear from University Lands and the GLO with respect to renewable energy leases, agreements, surface waivers, and more, including a discussion of the application process and contract expectations. Session 9: Distributed C&I PPAs: Overview and Trends - On-site rooftop, carport, and groundmount solar generation continues to expand. Hear key provisions of behind-the-meter commercial and industrial power purchase agreements, an overview of the typical project financing and contract structure, and highlights of some of the recent trends and developments shaping negotiations. Session 10: Title and Survey Essentials: State Variances / Wind and Solar Distinguished - Learn the variances across state lines in title insurance practice and surveys for renewable energy projects, from available risk mitigation endorsements to pricing. Learn the differences in title risks and concerns in utility scale wind projects versus solar projects. Session 11: Best Practices for Solar Development in Resolving Mineral Estate Issues - A general overview of relevant law in selected states concerning minerals, such as limitations acts, dormant mineral interest acts, surface damage laws, and statutory notice requirements. Review the doctrine of accommodation or due regard and consider title insurance and requirements, such as surface waivers or drill site agreements for available endorsements. Session 12: Innovative Insurance and Risk Management Products and Emerging Trends in the Renewables Sector - Whether you’re looking to finance projects utilizing prototypical equipment and emerging technologies, create synthetic PPAs, or de-risk M&A transactions or tax positions, a host of commercially available products are available to facilitate your strategic goals in an ever changing insurance marketplace. Learn examples of how various insurance and risk management products have transferred risk and reduced uncertainties that can stand in the way of developing, financing, acquiring or divesting projects utilizing a variety of renewable energy technologies. Session 13: Conflicts of Interest in Renewable Energy - Using hypotheticals, this interactive presentation will address conflicts of interest that can arise when renewable energy deal participants arrange for a joint representation, enter into a common interest agreement, create a joint venture, or otherwise work together. more »

Total Credit Hours:
9.75 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2020

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Conflicts of Interest in Renewable Energy (Contains material from Feb 2019)

Using hypotheticals, this interactive presentation will address conflicts of interest that can arise when renewable energy deal participants arrange for a joint representation, enter into a common interest agreement, create a joint venture, or otherwise work together. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/29/2020

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Contract Considerations for Renewable Energy Projects (Contains material from Feb 2019)

Session 1: EPC Contract Considerations for Renewable Energy Projects - Engineering, procurement, and construction contracts (EPC contracts) are used for the development of renewable energy projects. This presentation focuses on key provisions in EPC contracts and issues arising thereunder, including, among others, liquidated damages, indemnity, warranties, limitations of liability, lender protections and requirements, and changed conditions. A discussion on developer and contractor competing interests and concerns, along with best practices, will also be covered.   Session 2: Boilerplate Clauses in Contracts - Boilerplate clauses are seldom negotiated but are often some of the earliest clauses reviewed in the event of a dispute. Although boilerplate clauses are reused in contract after contract, they should be carefully reviewed for reliability, enforceability, and relevance each time they are used in a contract. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.25    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/29/2020

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Hot Topics in Financing Renewable Energy Projects (Contains material from Feb 2019)

Session 1: Developer Perspective on Hedges, Traditional PPAs, and Insurance Related Products - The choice among traditional PPAs, price hedges or insurance related products as means to reduce or eliminate risk to future project revenues, is based upon energy price and non-energy price features of each type of contract and prevailing market conditions. Different regions across the North American power markets can favor different solutions at the same time.   Session 2: Tax Credits & Beyond: Financing Renewable Energy Projects – Where Do We Go From Here? - Will the pipeline for remaining 100% PTC projects get financed by end of 2020? What will happen to deal terms and structures as tax credits phase out? Has repowering gained traction? What storage project finance structures are being executed, with and without ITC? Hear a discussion of these questions and more! more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/29/2020

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Hot Topics in Renewable Energy Development: Environmental Concerns and Mineral Estate Issues (Contains material from Feb 2019)

Session 1: Endangered Species and Wildlife – Mitigation as Risk Management - Endangered species and protected habitat areas can present risks to renewable projects, including potential impacts to project timing and costs. Purchasing mitigation land is one tool that can be used to manage risk in both the solar and wind energy context.   Session 2: Best Practices for Solar Development in Resolving Mineral Estate Issues - A general overview of relevant law in selected states concerning minerals, such as limitations acts, dormant mineral interest acts, surface damage laws, and statutory notice requirements. Review the doctrine of accommodation or due regard and consider title insurance and requirements, such as surface waivers or drill site agreements for available endorsements. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.25    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/29/2020

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Opportunities and Challenges for Battery Storage Projects (Contains material from Feb 2019)

A discussion addressing the opportunities and challenges in developing and financing stand-alone and “hybrid” (generation + storage) battery storage projects today, including current deal structures and tax and policy issues, and an evaluation of where future growth is expected in the battery storage market. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/29/2020

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Recent Developments in Wind Energy: Wind Generation in SPP and Repowering Wind Projects (Contains material from Feb 2019)

Session 1: Wind Generation in SPP: How High Can We Go? - An overview of operational challenges and market impacts as Southwest Power Pool continues to set new wind penetration records.   Session 2: Repowering Wind Projects - How is a repowering project different from a new wind energy project? Explore unique legal and commercial terms, federal and state incentives, contractual arrangements and technical, permitting, and environmental considerations that impact repowering projects. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.25    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/29/2020

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Renewable Energy Developments in Mexico (Contains material from Feb 2019)

At the end of 2018, the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) will issue the permanent electricity rate methodology, CENACE will begin with monthly FTR auctions, and clean energy should be at a minimum of 5%. In 2019, we will be able to see in more detail the energy policy of the new administration that begins on December 1, 2018. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/29/2020

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Residential, Commercial, and Industry Energy Procurement of Renewable Energy (Contains material from Feb 2019)

Session 1: 100% Renewables in a City Near You - This summer Georgetown began receiving power from a solar farm in West Texas. The solar farm, in conjunction with a wind farm in the Texas Panhandle, makes Georgetown one of the few cities in the U.S. with 100 percent renewable energy. The decision to go with renewables was predominantly a financial one, but the City has been fortunate to receive coverage from across the world regarding our energy portfolio.   Session 2: Commercial & Industrial Energy Procurement of Renewable Energy - In 2016, MGM Resorts completed a bold and ambitious process to separate from its local electric utility in Las Vegas and enter the wholesale power market. This action set an industry trend, enabled MGM Resorts to control its own course of energy procurement, and paved the way to one of the largest private solar development partnerships in the Country. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/29/2020

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State and Local Updates in Renewable Energy: Policy Trends and a Legislative Outlook (Contains material from Feb 2019)

Session 1: 86th Texas Legislative Session Update and Outlook - A panel discussion of anticipated key renewable energy related bills likely to be considered in upcoming Texas, Oklahoma, California and other key state legislative sessions.   Session 2: State Policy Trends in Renewable Energy - An overview of anticipated issues and opportunities in upcoming state legislative sessions, with a primary focus on midwestern and western states where renewable energy development is underway.   Session 3: Public Utility Commission of Texas and ERCOT - An overview and update of recent issues involving the PUCT and ERCOT, including summer 2018, price formation, temporary taps, TCOS schedules and potential substation regulation. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/29/2020

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That's All the News for Today. Stay Ethical, Austin! (Contains material from Feb 2019)

In recent years, the news has highlighted ethics issues relating to conflicts of interest, confidentiality, the use of social media, supervision of non‑lawyers, and other topics.  This panel uses factual scenarios to discuss the requirements and lessons of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, including Rules 1.6, 1.7, 5.3, and 7.1 and to consider practical ways to identify and avoid ethical pitfalls. Some scenarios are ripped from current headlines; others are conceptualizations of problems worth avoiding. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/29/2020

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$60  

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