University of Texas School of Law

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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Review of Issues and Case Law Relating to Business Divorce in Texas LLC's and Partnerships (Jul 2016)

Explore the array of legal business issues that owners and investors in private entities face when they consider implementing a Business Divorce. Review the exit strategies that owners and investors in private companies are well-advised to consider before investing, including buy-sell agreements, valuation methods and drag-along and tag-along rights. And examine claims made by minority investors who wish to challenge the actions taken by the business's majority owners, and the legal defenses of majority owners to these investor accusations. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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Crowdfunding: How the Internet Is Changing Securities Laws (Jul 2014)

Discussion of the current crowdfunding landscape, the SEC’s new crowdfunding regulations and the potential opportunities and liabilities for investors, issuers and portals. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$50  

LLC and Partnership Interests as Collateral (Jul 2016)

An LLC or partnership interest may be classified as either a “general intangible” or a “security” under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). How the LLC or partnership interest is classified has significant implications and potential risks for lenders because that classification determines how the lender must perfect its security interest. Explore the difference in perfection requirements and some consequences the lender should consider when taking a security interest in an LLC or partnership interest as collateral. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$50  

LLCs and Partnerships Laws: Choosing a Jurisdiction and Legal Opinions on LLCs (Jul 2016)

Session 1: Choosing a Jurisdiction: Key Differences Between Texas and Delaware - A high-level review of some of the major differences between LLC and partnerships laws of Texas and Delaware, including several reasons for choosing each jurisdiction in forming a partnership or LLC. Session 2: Legal Opinions on LLCs - Although the form and language of fundamental third-party legal opinions on LLCs resemble those of legal opinions on corporations, there are important differences to be recognized and addressed.  Those differences can pose a concern particularly for a Texas lawyer who is, or is considering, rendering legal opinions on non-Texas LLCs. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$75  

Navigating Ethical Maelstroms When the Law Firm Is Taking on Water (Jul 2016)

A practical discussion of the possible legal and ethical dilemmas facing law firms that find themselves on the brink of capsizing, including client conflict analysis in a merger situation, the sharing of legal fees with departing lawyers, the ethical disposition of files (including electronic files), and malpractice insurance coverage. Submit questions or comments to conferenceqa@utcle.org more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$60  

Series LLCs: Pros and Cons (Jul 2016)

The increasing use of the Series LLC in certain industries reflects its growing attraction as an alternative means of allocating members, assets and interest to accomplish strategic business objectives. Discuss pros and cons in the application of the Series LLC model in general, as well as the benefits of its use in specific industries, such as healthcare. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$50  

Tax Issues Concerning LLCs, LPs and Partnerships: Changes in Partnership Tax Liability Collection and Audit; plus the Texas Franchise Tax Combined Reporting Standard (Jul 2016)

Session 1: Tag, You’re It: Changes in Partnership Tax Liability Collection and Audit - Congress has repealed the partnership tax audit procedures and, in 2018, a new centralized collection procedure will become effective. Both new and existing partnership and LLC agreements should be revised or amended in light of these sweeping changes, including the possibility of electing out or making “push out” elections to avoid current partners being tagged for departed partners’ tax liability. Learn about the provisions that should be considered now to forestall surprises later. Session 2: Business Aspects of Combined Reporting - Review the Texas franchise tax combined reporting standard and the issues that combined reporting can raise in common business structures, including compliance issues for combined group members, changes in a reporting group due to the acquisition or sale of a company, the potential need for tax sharing agreements, and joint and several liability for Texas franchise tax owed by members of a combined Texas report. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$65  

The Pitfalls of Joint Ventures and Restructuring the Entity (Jun 2018)

Session 1: Pitfalls of Joint Ventures - Listen to a discussion about key issues that parties encounter in structuring and then living with joint ventures. Session 2: Reps and Warranties Insurance - Once an obscure product, reps and warranties insurance is becoming an everyday component of many M&A deals. Learn how this increasingly prevalent way of allocating risk works, and how it can help in your next negotiation. Session 3: Unwinding and Restructuring the Entity - Review the "nuts and bolts" of business reorganization and examine the hidden tax consequences you might not see coming. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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$85  

Data Breaches, Big Data, and FTC Oversight (May 2018)

Learn how and why the FTC polices data breaches and the collection and exploitation of big data. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$50  

Fiduciary Duties of Governing Persons of Business Entities (Feb 2016)

Session 1: Fiduciary Duties of Governing Persons of Business Entities – Explore current issues regarding the fiduciary duties of directors and other governing persons of entities organized in Texas and Delaware.   Session 2: Fiduciary Duties of Governing Persons of Business Entities, continued - more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.50 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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$115  

Hooked on CLE: April 2018 (Mar 2018)

In the midst of a quickly changing legal environment, it can be a challenge to keep track of what's happening and what CLE can mean for your practice. Hear the latest in this special 4-hour bundle of our best programming. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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$99  

Hooked on CLE: March 2018 (Oct 2017)

In the midst of a quickly changing legal environment, it can be a challenge to keep track of what's happening and what CLE can mean for your practice. Hear the latest in this special 4-hour bundle of our best programming. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2019

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$99  

The 501(c) Family: Faith Based Organizations and Other 501(c) Entities (Feb 2018)

Session 1: Faith Based Philanthropy: Churches and Other Religious Organizations - Learn about the qualification requirements for churches, associations of churches, mission societies, integral agencies, and integrated auxiliaries and the special federal tax law provisions that apply to them, including church audit protections and unique rules for religious group exemptions. Listen to a discussion about faith-based advocacy, from the fate of the “Johnson Amendment,” to ways that religious organizations can participate in affecting policy and legislative change. Session 2: Avoiding Drama in the 501(c) Family: Managing Relationships Between Charities, Social Welfare Organizations, Labor Unions, and Business Leagues - Understand the exemption requirements of other major types of 501(c) entities, specifically 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations, 501(c)(5) labor unions, and 501(c)(6) business leagues. Listen to a discussion about how to manage interactions between different types of tax-exempt entities, including grant management, expense allocation, and political and lobbying activities. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2019

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$75  

Answer Bar: LLCs and Partnerships Formation (Jul 2017)

Session 1: 2017 Case Law Update - A survey of Texas and federal cases involving LLCs and partnerships, including LLPs and limited partnerships, and current developments with respect to fiduciary duties and piercing the veil of limited liability entities. Session 2: 2017 Texas Legislative Update - Hear a summary of legislation adopted in the 2017 Texas Legislature that affects partnerships and LLCs and selected other entity-related bills. Session 3: 2017 Secretary of State Update - Discover filing tips, including administrative issues, from the Office of the Secretary of State. Session 4: "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 5: 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 6: 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 7: New Partnership Audit Rules—Update and Drafting Considerations - Hear the essentials for drafting new audit rules after the proposed regulations and other developments. Understand how the rules work and what to look for, how the IRS will apply the rules, and how to draft partnership and company agreements with the flexibility to avoid renegotiating and redrafting. Session 8: "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 9: 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. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.50 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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$265  

Answer Bar: Young Attorney Challenges (Ethics) (Sep 2017)

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: Attorneys in the Hot Seat: Problems and Solutions - Explore selected recurring problem areas for lawyers, consider how the ethics rules may apply, and hear suggestions for real estate lawyers. Session 3: 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 4: Technology and Ethics - Hear an overview of lawyers’ ethical obligations—and tips on avoiding potential ethical pitfalls—with respect to the technology we all use. Session 5: Taking Care of Ourselves: Lessons in Work–Life Balance and Self-Care - In a high-stress profession, everyone is vulnerable to destructive habits harmful to ourselves and our clients. Hear a candid discussion about the reality of risk to the profession and anecdotal tips for changing the statistics. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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$85  

S Corporation Opportunities and Pitfalls (Jan 2016)

S Corporation elections are popular, especially among small business owners. However, many business owners who have made the election are unaware of potential risks related to assignment of income, reasonable compensation requirements, and other lurking issues. Uncover common audit issues related to S Corporations, how businesses may avoid them, and considerations to discuss with taxpayers related to their choice of entity and whether it continues to make sense as time progresses. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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$55  

Updates and Opportunities in Civil Litigation (Dec 2017)

Session 1: Texas Civil Procedure Update - Examine recent judicial decisions affecting Texas litigation practice, including proposed modifications to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Review highlights from the accompanying comprehensive review of recent case law—designed to be a handy reference tool for practitioners. Session 2: Texas Legislative Update - Get an update on what happened in the 85th Legislative Session, including bills that passed and those that didn’t, and how that may impact your practice. Session 3: From Parties to Presidents: Dealing With Decision-Maker Commentary - Explore the use of off-the-job social media statements by decision-makers to demonstrate unlawful animus. Hear an in-depth examination of the legal standards for direct evidence and the stray remark doctrine along with potential strategies for rehabilitating compromised decision-makers. Session 4: Texas Anti-SLAPP Law and Early Dismissals Updated - Hear the latest updates on the statute that is changing Texas defamation law and turning motion practice into a contest of artful pleading and legal bullying. Session 5: Business Torts and Damages - Get beyond tortious interference and consider the range of claims available to a business litigant—along with the range of remedies—by examining the latest court opinions covering the role and scope of tort claims in commercial litigation. Session 6: Recent Condemnation Issues - Compensation in power line and pipeline cases-new thoughts on an old subject, and U.S./Mexico border wall, the past, the present and what may come. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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$145  

"Hello" and "Goodbye" - Inadvertent Partnerships and Buy-Outs or Exits (Jul 2017)

Session 1: "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 2: "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? more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$75  

2017 LLCs, LPs, and Partnerships Update: Texas Case Law, Legislative Update, and Secretary of State Update (Jul 2017)

Session 1: Case Law Update - A survey of Texas and federal cases involving LLCs and partnerships, including LLPs and limited partnerships, and current developments with respect to fiduciary duties and piercing the veil of limited liability entities.   Session 2: Texas Legislative Update - Hear a summary of legislation adopted in the 2017 Texas Legislature that affects partnerships and LLCs and selected other entity-related bills.   Session 3: Secretary of State Update - Discover filing tips, including administrative issues, from the Office of the Secretary of State. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$115  

Drafting Partnership and Company Agreements in Light of the IRS' new Partnership Audit Rules (Jul 2017)

Hear the essentials for drafting new audit rules after the proposed regulations and other developments. Understand how the rules work and what to look for, how the IRS will apply the rules, and how to draft partnership and company agreements with the flexibility to avoid renegotiating and redrafting. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$50  

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