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2019 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

LLCs, LPs and Partnerships, now in its 28th year, features a distinguished faculty of practitioners and academics covering the latest developments in unincorporated entities, including impacts of recent tax reform legislation and the use of pass-through entities. The program provides great forms, model agreements, coverage of best practices for key clauses and provisions, and analyzes issues faced by practitioners. Come a day early for Wednesday evening’s Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships—ideal for beginners or a great refresher for experienced practitioners. more

2019 Live Conference coming up Jul 18 in Austin. Info and registration »
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2019 Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships is a perfect refresher for seasoned practitioners and a great introduction for those new to the area of unincorporated entities. This workshop covers choice of entity and jurisdiction, governing documents and securities, filing with the Secretary of State, terminations, drafting the LLC agreement, and includes an open Q&A with the panel. Stay on for LLCs, LPs and Partnerships Conference for a deeper dive. more

2019 Live Conference coming up Jul 17 in Austin. Info and registration »
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2019 State and Federal Appeals

UT Law's Conference on State and Federal Appeals – designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners – has earned a reputation as the premier program on appellate practice and procedure in Texas and is the annual gathering of state and federal appellate judges. Now in its 29th year, this conference is a must-attend event for Texas civil appellate practitioners more

2019 Live Conference coming up Jun 20 in Austin. Info and registration »
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2019 Immigration Removal Proceedings

Join us for UT Law CLE's 2019 Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings. This course is designed for beginning and intermediate immigration practitioners, criminal lawyers, family lawyers, and employment lawyers involved with the increasingly complex area of removal proceedings. Hear techniques and tactics for effectively handling typical and atypical problems. Interact with top immigration practitioners and gain strategies to provide the best advocacy for your clients, while protecting yourself and your practice. This course walks through: Recent Developments in Immigration Removal Proceedings Ground for Deportability and Inadmissibility Bond Proceedings, Challenging NTAs, Motions to Suppress, and Contesting Deportability Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability Relief in Immigration Court Asylum Adjustment of Status, Cancellation of Removal and Other Discretionary Relief, and Appeals and Motions to Reopen more

2019 Live Conference coming up Jun 6 in San Antonio. Info and registration »
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2019 Higher Education Tax Institute

The Higher Education Taxation Institute (HETI) provides a unique forum for college and university tax professionals from around the country to examine and discuss federal tax issues and compliance, as well as legislative, judicial, regulatory, and administrative changes affecting colleges and universities. Examine recent tax law developments that affect institutions of higher education, including updates on Congressional activity, IRS rulings, and judicial decisions. Learn about the various aspects of international tax compliance and how to apply the principles to conducting business in another country. Explore the recent changes to athletic seating rights, gift acceptance policies and agreements, and other issues related to complex gifts. Discuss the legal and practical implications of qualified transportation fringe benefits. Understand the impact of siloing in reporting UBIT, including how direct activities may be allocated, how investment activities may be handled, and different methods and considerations for both. more

2019 Live Conference coming up Jun 3 in Austin. Info and registration »
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2019 Higher Education Tax Essentials

The ideal introduction for new entrants to the field and the perfect refresher for seasoned practitioners, Higher Education Taxation Essentials provides an overview in key areas such as UBIT; payment of scholarships, fellowships, stipends and honoraria; charitable contributions; and tax-exempt bonds. Stay on for the 7th Annual Higher Education Taxation Institute (HETI), for in-depth coverage of federal tax issues, legislative and regulatory changes, and practical guidance in higher education taxation. more

2019 Live Conference coming up Jun 2 in Austin. Info and registration »
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2019 Technology Law

2019 Live Conference coming up May 23 in Austin. Info and registration »
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2019 Corporate Counsel

The 41st Annual Corporate Counsel Institute offers in-depth, practical discussions on legal issues for in-house counsel and outside counsel who represent companies of all sizes. This year’s Institute features focus on the areas that matter most to corporate counsel: Crafting and Drafting The Win-Win Deal New Litigation Landmines GDPR & Cybersecurity Impacts on Texas Business  Alternative Working Arrangements for All  Attorney Marketing in the 21st Century  Employment Issues for Corporate Counsel Topical Updates and Surprises In the Coming Year Registrants also have the opportunity to obtain an eSupplement to complete their full 15.00/3.00 MCLE hours requirement – free for members of the Corporate Counsel Section! The Institute is presented by the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas and The University of Texas School of Law.   more

2019 Live Conference coming up May 16 in Houston. Info and registration »
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2019 Labor and Employment Law

UT Law's Labor and Employment Law Conference is the premier program on employment law practice in Texas. By bringing together leading members of the bar, personnel experts, and in-house counsel, the conference offers the timely updates, emerging trends, and the variety of perspectives practitioners need. 2019 highlights include: Perspective on Navigating the EEOC from both sides of the bar – and the EEOC Analysis of the standards for determining Contingent Workers and Joint Employment Discussion of Emerging Local Regulations and the Multistate Employer Focused presentation series on litigation strategies and workforce solutions Updates on federal and state law, including developments at the NRLB more

2019 Live Conference coming up May 9 in Austin. Info and registration »
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Robert O. Dawson
2019 Criminal Appeals

UT Law CLE's 2019 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals features members of the Court of Criminal Appeals and judges from the intermediate courts around Texas joining prosecutors and defense attorneys for discussions on current issues facing the criminal justice system. more

2019 Live Conference coming up May 1 in Austin. Info and registration »
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2019 Land Use

The 23rd Annual Land Use Conference offers high-level, detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, challenges, tools, and opportunities facing municipalities, counties, and developers. It focuses on real-world problems with practical solutions presented by an outstanding faculty, including developers' attorneys, land use planners, local government attorneys, engineers, and state and local regulators. 2019 highlights include: Get case law and legislative updates, including key developments on topics such as zoning, platting, “takings,” and vested rights. Discuss demographics, social and economic characteristics, and trends in major urban areas in Texas and the implications for land value and use. Explore the areas of land use law where the federal government or the state has prohibited or significantly limited municipal regulation. Hear the latest trends in the municipal P3 industry in Texas including a few of the unique constitution, statutory, and practical challenges that local governments face. Examine the changing technology and its effect on land use and transportation planning law. Look at land use issues including right of way creation, state and federal rules regarding cell sites, county authority, short-term rentals, affordable housing, and much more. Earn up to 15.00 hours of CLE credit, including 2.50 hours of ethics credit, and enjoy networking with your fellow land use professionals. Come a day early for the Land Use Fundamentals—ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. more

2019 Live Conference coming up Apr 25 in Austin. Info and registration »
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2019 Land Use Fundamentals

Land Use Fundamentals provides concepts and procedures, plus practical tips to some of the more complex areas of land use law, including zoning, platting, and development incentives available in Texas. It is the ideal introduction for new entrants to the field or a refresher for seasoned practitioners. Join us the following two days for the Land Use Conference which offers in-depth coverage of land use development. more

2019 Live Conference coming up Apr 24 in Austin. Info and registration »
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Ernest E. Smith
2019 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

2019 Live Conference coming up Mar 29 in Houston. Info and registration »
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2019 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

2019 Live Conference coming up Mar 28 in Houston. Info and registration »
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2019 Health Law

UT Law CLE's 31st Annual Health Law Conference brings together leading in-house attorneys from major hospitals and medical institutions, government officials, as well as legal and financial advisors representing hospitals, healthcare providers, and physicians. The conference provides practical and detailed coverage of updates, current issues, and key strategies and opportunities facing members of the healthcare community. This year’s program includes: Discussion of Emerging Trends in Healthcare and the 2019 State and Federal Healthcare Legislative Landscape. Examination of recent healthcare developments, including regulatory changes and policy initiatives in the Healthcare Year-in-Review and insight into the Operational Impact of Significant Cases. Practical guidance on payment challenges, and strategies for avoiding payment disputes. Exploration of Healthcare Transactions, including the role of private equity in the short and long term. Discussion of hot topics including Blockchain, Medical Records, and The Opioid Crisis. more

2019 Live Conference coming up Mar 27 in Houston. Info and registration »
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2019 Patent Law - USPTO

The 14th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office offers a unique opportunity to join USPTO senior staff, leading practitioners, academics, and members of the federal judiciary for two days of presentations on the latest developments in patent law. This year’s highlights include: An Update from the USPTO from Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. An in-depth discussion of the Global Patent Landscape including the influence of countries like China and others on the U.S. patent system and patent enforcement. An update on Section 101 and recent decisions impacting the drafting of patents in the life-sciences and software/technology sectors. A review of the year’s key patent decisions in the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court, and their impact on patent practice. Recent developments and changes in PTAB practices, including an update from Acting Chief Judge Scott Boalick. Discussion of how SEP/FRAND issues are evolving at home and abroad with the growth of the internet of things. Practical guidance on topics ranging from patent insurance to practicing in the cloud. Insight from members of the federal judiciary as part of the popular Judicial Panel. more

2019 Live Conference coming up Mar 21 in Alexandria. Info and registration »
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2019 School Law

UT Law’s 34th Annual School Law Conference is the definitive program for school administrators, school board members, education professionals, and the legal counsel who represent them. Presentations offer in-depth, practical discussion of the legal and regulatory issues affecting schools and school districts, and provide a must-have set of materials and resources. This year’s conference offers attendees the opportunity to: Explore what Districts of Innovation mean for schools and teachers, and the impact local innovation plans can have on a district. Examine the practical implications of the DOE’s recent determination that Texas violated the IDEA and the impact of the resulting corrective action plan. Hear practical tips for Managing Student Protest Logistics and Dealing with Vexing Stakeholders. Explore approaches in Behavioral Threat Assessment, and how those approaches seek to balance safety concerns with student rights. Learn what mandatory provisions may be missing from your contracts, including language concerning accessibility and data privacy. more

2019 Live Conference coming up Feb 28 in Austin. Info and registration »
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2019 Special Needs Trusts

The 15th Annual Changes and Trends Affecting Special Needs Trusts brings together nationally recognized professionals in the SNT field, features the latest updates and hot topics, and offers a great set of materials including sample forms, drafting tips, sample language, and resources. This year’s program includes: An overview of special needs trusts, including an examination of different types of SNTs—third-party, self-settled, and sole benefit SNTs—and their potential uses and benefits. Case law and legislative updates. A special presentation from the SSA’s Regional Trust Leads with must-have insight on the review process; plus tips on submitting your trust review for approval and avoiding the appeal. Considerations and best practices in working with ABLE programs across the country. Discussion on the increasing importance of preparing Medicaid assessments and appeals, and advice for navigating that process. An examination of trustee obligations and best practices, including an opportunity to ask your questions during an “Ask the Experts” portion of the panel. A variety of other SNT essentials, including trust reformation do’s and don’ts, divorce actions and SNTs, understanding SSI work incentive programs and CLASS, and more. more

2019 Live Conference recently concluded Feb 8 More info »
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2019 Renewable Energy Law

Join leading attorneys and industry experts in wind, solar, and storage for two days of the latest developments affecting renewable energy in Texas and nationwide. The Renewable Energy Law Conference blends together law, economics, technology, finance, tax, and regulatory policy. This conference is aimed at industry participants, legal and financial advisers, as well as key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff. 2019 highlights include: Keith Martin is back again with a stellar collection of Washington Energy experts, including Richard Glick, Abigail Ross Hopper, Tom Kiernan, and Pat Wood, for a round-table discussion on current federal energy policy impacting renewable energy. Review the agenda for the 86th Texas Legislative session and other state legislative sessions that could impact the renewable energy markets. Get the latest updates and developments from ERCOT, PUC, and SPP. Discuss the opportunities and challenges in developing and financing stand-alone and “hybrid” battery storage projects. Hear about Tax Credits and Beyond: Financing Renewable Energy Projects—Where Do We Go From Here? Valuable information on Endangered Species and Wildlife—Mitigation and Risk Management, Best Practices for Solar Development in Resolving Mineral Estate Issues, and much more. 2.00 hours of ethics credit. Opportunity to meet program faculty and attendees during Monday evening’s Networking Reception. more

2019 Live Conference recently concluded Jan 29 More info »
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2019 Nonprofit Organizations

Don’t miss the 36th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute featuring nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations.   The Institute offers in-depth discussion on the issues most relevant to your organization or practice, with two days of presentations, targeted tracks, and opportunities to attend small-group "master classes" for a deeper dive on key topics, including:  An overview of the latest legislative and regulatory developments, including Revisiting Tax Reform and Its Aftermath. Issues in Fundraising, Restricted Gifts, and Endowments. Managing Investment Portfolio. Social Impact Bonds, as well as Entrepreneurial Activities. Risk Management for both Private Foundations and Public Charities. Data Protection and Privacy Compliance for Nonprofits. Joint Ventures and Complex Organizational Structures. Top Compliance Issues for Private Foundations and Public Charities. Dealing with Investigations in Today's "Woke" Workplace, with 1.00 hour of Ethics on identifying and mitigating employment risks. Four small-group “Master Classes” for a deeper dive on key topics: Violation of Chapter 42; Developing a Prudent Investment Portfolio; Anatomy of a Grant Agreement; and UBI.  more

2019 Live Conference recently concluded Jan 18 More info »
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2019 Nonprofit Organizations Workshop

The 2019 Nonprofit Organizations Back to Basics Workshop is the perfect overview for new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field, with focused attention on core issues for both private foundations and charitable organizations—exemption fundamentals, grantmaking and grantseeking, revenue generating activities, and impact investing. more

2019 Live Conference recently concluded Jan 16 More info »
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Stanley M. Johanson
2018 Estate Planning

Join legendary UT Law Professor Stanley M. Johanson’s as he leads his Estate Planning Workshop, which offers timely topics, lively discussion and practical advice. Examine Recent Developments Affecting Estate Planning and the most current updates and “hot” estate planning topics with Professor Johanson. Review Ten Tools Every Estate Planner Should Know, including a discussion of when and how to use them, what to watch out for, and how to explain them to your client. Explore topics ranging from “tangential relationships” to elder financial abuse, and learn what they can mean for your practice. more



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Jay L. Westbrook
2018 Bankruptcy

UT Law's 37th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference is one of the premier bankruptcy programs in the nation. The conference attracts a stellar national faculty of prominent judges, academics, and practitioners. It also provides an in-depth focus on current topics in business and consumer bankruptcy. Program highlights: Led by Professor Jay L. Westbrook Recent Developments, the perennial favorite, is back with a panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss this year’s cases. Learn what makes the judges tick as the old guard, Judges Isgur, Parker and Gargotta interview the new guard in the Judicial Spotlight. Hear valuable guidance and explore the ethical issues that lawyers need to be aware of regarding cryptocurrencies and social media use. Select from Thursday afternoon concurrent tracks: Business Track includes discussions on the use of in-house counsel as witnesses; the trends of adequate protection in the use, sale or lease of property of the estate; what tactics or strategies should be considered if Chapter 11 is not the preferred alternative; and recent Chapter 11 plan-related developments including substantive consolidation, “per plan” versus “per debtor” considerations, and third-party releases. Consumer Track includes discussions on Jevic in the consumer context; turnover after In Re Cowan, 849 F. 3rd 943; the latest on the loan modification program proposed for Texas; and how to deal and not deal with exemption issues pre-bankruptcy. Gain insight on the use of technology in the courtroom; circuit splits; ethical considerations in section 363 sales; how to maximize the potential for a positive mediation outcome; and much more. more



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2018 Taxation

UT Law CLE’s 2018 Taxation Conference presents the expertise and in-depth analysis essential to understanding where tax law is, where it came from, and where it is going. With a renowned slate of regional and national speakers, the conference is a must attend event for those looking to keep current amidst a dramatically changing tax landscape. Analyze the full impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including how it effects choice of entity, Section 199A, basis management, and exempt organizations.  Examine new developments in state and local taxes, including franchise tax COGS calculation and the impact of South Dakota v. Wayfair on businesses that sell across state lines. Explore how tax law is evolving alongside other economic trends, including discussion of cryptocurrency and the gig economy.  more



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Bernard O. Dow
2018 Leasing Institute

The Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute – Texas’s preeminent leasing conference – brings together experts in real estate law and finance for a focused day of programming on the latest leasing issues.   2018 highlights include:  In-depth sessions on the essential aspects and peculiarities of Ground Leases, Retail Leases, and Medical Leases Analysis of the Commercial Landlord’s Remedies for a Tenant’s Breach, including possessory and monetary remedies Examination of both insurance and litigation sides of Casualty Provisions After Harvey and Other Recent Natural Disasters Expert guidance on negotiating and drafting ROFRs, ROFOs, and Expansion/Contraction Options   All this, plus 1.00 hours of ethics on-demand (provided after the Institute) and multiple networking opportunities make this a must-attend event! more



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