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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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Hot Topics for Corporate Counsel: M&A Trends, Contracts, and Energy (Jul 2017)

Session 1: The Opportunity to Trump Obama's Environmental & Energy Agenda - Review the first 100 days of the Trump Administration and what it means for the energy industry.   Session 2: Trends in Mergers and Acquisitions - Hear an update on the buying and selling of domestic assets, and trace the latest legal trends in the domestic M&A markets.   Session 3: Contract "Killer Clauses" - Identify the pitfalls and landmines to avoid in bet-the-company and other scenarios, including unexpected consequences of documents such as Memoranda of Understanding, Letters of Intent, Non-Disclosure Agreements and Commercial Arrangements. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.50 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$115  

Influence of Activist Shareholders on M&A and Corporate Governance (Jul 2017)

Review the impact of activist shareholders on influencing M&A strategy, corporate governance practices, and the decision to go public. Explore these issues from the perspective of internal counsel, investor communications, and outside corporate and securities counsel. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$55  

Key Considerations in the Acquisition of Private Technology Companies (Jun 2018)

Listen to a discussion about important actions private sellers should take to prepare for an M&A event, including buyer and seller perspectives on key deal terms and some of the ethical issues that can arise in M&A transactions. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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Recent Developments in Distributed Ledger Technology (Jun 2018)

An easy to understand overview of cryptocurrencies, tokens, blockchain and other applications of distributed ledger technology. Learn about exciting recent developments in the use of this technology and innovations in how funds are raised, including recent trends in ICOs, SAFTs and token pre-sales. Also hear about the securities, tax and consumer protection issues raised by these innovations. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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Best Practices in Corporate Governance and Essential Principles in Shareholder Activism (Jun 2018)

Session 1: A Guide To Art. 11.07 Writs of Habeas Corpus and Other State Writs - Examine procedures, issues, and do’s and don’ts pertaining to Article 11.07 and other State writs. Session 2: Preservation of Error and Standards of Review - Understanding how the Court evaluates the preservation of error on appeal is essential for any practitioner. Explore how the Court approaches different rights, and how this approach impacts your appeal. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.25 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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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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Due Diligence in the M&A Marketplace; plus Tricky Antitrust Issues (May 2015)

Session 1: Due Diligence in Today’s M&A Marketplace - Thorough and thoughtful diligence can make or break a deal. For in-house lawyers, “diligence gone wrong” can even break a career. Through war-stories-turned-parables, gain essential and critical practice pointers that will keep your next deal—and your career—on track for a big win.   Session 2: Antitrust Issues (Where They May Not Be Obvious) - Given today’s enforcement environment, it is important that senior managers learn how to recognize and deal with potential antitrust issues in the real world. Explore common senior management-level business interactions that can unintentionally trigger an antitrust law violation. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$75  

M&A and Healthcare Transactions (May 2015)

Session 1: M&A Healthcare Transactions - A discussion of the current landscape of M&A healthcare transactions, including trends in hospital acquisitions (for profit and non-profit), on the buyer and seller side, and physician practice acquisitions by various health-industry stakeholders.   Session 2: Due Diligence Considerations in Today’s Healthcare Deals - Analyze the regulatory compliance issues that counsel need to address in their due diligence of today’s healthcare transactions, with an emphasis on practical considerations and issues of current interest to the Government. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.75 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Answer Bar: New Boardmember Basics (Feb 2018)

Session 1: Governance Literacy - Governance at nonprofit organizations is often not a priority until something goes wrong. Gain practical tips to help board and staff members avoid problems, and review governance topics including fiduciary duties, governing documents, policies, procedures, and the roles of the board, officers, committees, and staff members. Session 2: Accounting and Finance Basics - This session covers revenue and expense recognition, financial statement analysis, financial ratios, and the calculation and forecasting of firm free cash flow. Session 3: Advising the Organization: Advanced Issues in Corporate Governance - Balancing the roles and responsibilities of the board of directors, individual board members, and staff can be an interesting exercise in corporate governance. In some cases, the individuals step out of their roles and into governance problems. Session 4: Joint Venture Governance and Business Opportunity Issues - Joint ventures are an increasingly common vehicle for combining businesses. The continuing nature of a joint venture raises unique issues regarding the governance of the joint venture and its relationship to the other businesses of the joint venture partners. Examine alternatives for joint venture governance and the extent to which the joint ventures are obligated (by law or contract) to offer "business opportunities" to the joint venture or each other. These issues are typically addressed when the joint venture documents are negotiated, but operations under even the best documents can present unforeseen issues, including some that arise as a result of subsequent case law. Session 5: 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 6: Fiduciary Duties of Governing Persons of Business Entities, continued -  Session 7: Taking Cybersecurity Seriously - Nonprofit organizations of all sizes have sensitive information that needs to be protected—and increasingly, organizations need to be ready to respond when (not if) a data breach occurs. In this session, learn about the most recent cyber threats they face, the costs associated with those threats, and what you can do to help protect your organizations in an increasingly insecure landscape. Session 8: Keeping an Eye on Privacy and Data Protection Risks - Gain practical tips for reducing the data privacy and protection risks faced by nonprofits. more »

Total Credit Hours:
8.00 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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$335  

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  

Gatekeeper Duties and Liabilities (Feb 2016)

Session 1: Where Were the Lawyers and Accountants? - Review primary liability under Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act for misstatements or omissions of attorneys, accountants and other secondary actors in the wake of Janus.   Session 2: The Intermediaries: Broker and Investment Adviser Duties in 2016 - Explore the latest on broker and investment adviser duties, and gain practical tips on how to navigate the changing landscape. What is the status of these duties today? Where might they be heading? What might a “uniform fiduciary” standard look like? What impact will the new rules for ERISA fiduciaries proposed by the Department of Labor have on advisers and brokers dealing with ERISA, IRA or pension fund clients and the services provided to such clients?   Session 3: Litigation and Enforcement in the C-Suite - Hear the latest developments in litigation and enforcement actions against corporate officers and get advice on how to help officers fulfill their fiduciary duties and avoid becoming a target. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.50 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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How Recent Fiduciary Duty Cases Affect Advice to Directors and Officers of Delaware and Texas Corporations (Mar 2015)

Session 1: How Recent Fiduciary Duty Cases Affect Advice to Directors and Officers of Delaware and Texas Corporations - Boards of Directors continue to face difficult decisions and seek guidance from counsel as they respond to the challenges of both an economy that is in a slow recovery and new legislative and regulatory initiatives. The panel discusses the fiduciary issues that Directors and Officers face in the current M&A market and considers the lessons to be learned from recent decisions of courts in Delaware and Texas concerning the deference afforded Boards to run a sale process, the competing interests of holders of common and preferred stock and debt, and the duties of controlling stockholders in a sale process. The panel addresses fiduciary issues regarding the executive compensation process, Director oversight duties, and dealings with activist stockholders. The discussion also encompasses fiduciary duties in the context of partnerships and limited liability companies, plus ethical considerations in light of the Courts' decisions.   Session 2: How Recent Fiduciary Duty Cases Affect Advice to Directors and Officers of Delaware and Texas Corporations, 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  

Mergers and Acquisitions in Renewable Energy (Feb 2018)

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. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2019

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Securities Law Investors: Private Placement and Risks; plus Subscription Agreements (Mar 2015)

Session 1: What You Owe Investors: Disclosure of Information - What disclosure is required in a private placement? What is a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) and what information must it contain? What are the different disclosure requirements for an accredited investor versus an unaccredited investor? Learn how to craft certain sections of a PPM, including descriptions of the offering, the company, the principals, and the industry. Session 2: What You Owe Investors: What Are the Real Risks of the Investment? - In drafting the private placement memorandum, how do you decide which risk factors to include? Learn how to draft specific risk factors for the deal and what risk factors you should include in almost every private placement memorandum. Session 3: How the Investor Obligates Him or Herself: Subscription Agreements - Who is a suitable investor and how does he or she become obligated to invest? What are “bad boy” representations and how do they affect the private placement? Learn the issues involved with having certain types of investors, e.g. individuals, entities, IRAs and trusts, and review a sample subscription agreement.   more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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Securities Law Overview; plus Form D and Blue Sky Laws (Mar 2015)

Session 1: Let’s Raise Some Money! - An overview of securities law and when to do a 506(b) Private Placement.   Session 2: Trying to Keep Track: Form D and Blue Sky Laws - Learn how to electronically file Form D with the SEC and how to comply with state "blue sky" laws. Review sample Form Ds and notice filing documents, and discuss timelines and mandatory amendments. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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The Fundamentals of Fiduciary Duty (Feb 2016)

An understanding of the nature of fiduciary duty is essential to any successful practice. Refresh your understanding with a survey of the evolution of fiduciary duty, from its derivation from agency principles to its current definitions under various governing acts and rules. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.75 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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$85  

Financial Fraud Enforcement and False Claims Act Considerations (Nov 2017)

Session 1: Financial Fraud Enforcement: Public Companies, the SEC and the DOJ - An update on the SEC's and DOJ's recent enforcement efforts involving accounting fraud investigations and related litigation. Session 2: False Claims Act: Key Considerations for the General Counsel - The Justice Department describes the False Claims Act as “the government’s primary civil remedy to redress false claims for government funds and property under government programs and contracts” and recent changes in legislation, case law and government’s enforcement priorities all point towards increased prosecution utilizing the False Claims Act. Understanding the heightened risks is imperative to keeping an organization out of harm’s way or mitigating the damage when facing potential liability under the False Claims Act. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.00 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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Pre and Post Closing Ethical Issues (Nov 2015)

Session 1: Conflict Transactions: A Guide to Navigating Perilous Waters - Learn from experienced M&A practitioners how to navigate the actual and potential conflicts of interest that often surface in M&A transactions when dealing with significant stockholders, boards of directors, senior executives and investment bankers.   Session 2: Ethical Issues in M&A Disputes - Ethical considerations in negotiating and resolving post-closing M&A disputes. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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$75  

Ethics and Professionalism for the M&A Lawyer (Nov 2014)

A focus on the pitfalls and liability concerns of attorneys counseling in the M&A setting as well as from the general perspective of the corporate attorney in the advisory context. With the increased exposure that law firms and attorneys face in malpractice and related actions, key areas of concern for both in-house and outside counsel are addressed. Although liability under federal law in private actions now is greatly diminished in view of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision inJanus Capital, investor lawsuits based on state law against attorneys comprise a significant feature of the litigation landscape.   more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2018

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$50  

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