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2018 Mergers and Acquisitions

UT Law’s Mergers and Acquisitions Institute has gained a reputation among deal lawyers, corporate development officers, investment bankers, private equity investors, and other legal and financial practitioners as the leading private M&A conference of its kind in the United States for the latest deal trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A. more

2018 Live Conference coming up Oct 4 in Dallas. Info and registration »
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2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

UT Law’s Mergers and Acquisitions Institute has gained a reputation among deal lawyers, corporate development officers, investment bankers, private equity investors, and other legal and financial practitioners as the leading private M&A conference of its kind in the United States for the latest deal trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A. The 2017 program offers in-depth discussion on the issues most relevant to your company or firm: Explore the games that people play as they draft – and clean up after – purchase price agreements Hear the latest insights into what's trending and what's next in winning, negotiating, and executing private equity deals in a competitive market Analyze the challenges of acquiring or selling the hot startup that never, never wants to worry about grown up things like analysts, activists, and SEC reporting Examine examples of sales where spending time and money in advance to mitigate potential buyer risks and costs helped ensure success Survey highlights from the upcoming Carveouts Deal Points Study from the ABA's Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, chaired by panel moderator Rita-Anne O'Neill Investigate the latest developments in confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, and other preliminary agreements that will help lock in your deal with maximum speed and leverage Hear from the experts about what affects your business—don't miss this program! more




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2016 Mergers and Acquisitions




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2016 Securities and Business

The 38th Annual Conference on Securities and Business Law features comprehensive discussions of fiduciary duties and liabilities and best practices for preparing and responding to inquiries for those representing clients in business, financial and governance matters.  2016 highlights include: Focused series of presentations on Gatekeeper Duties and Liabilities, When It All Goes Wrong: Preparing for and Managing the Fallout, and Fiduciary Duties of Governing Persons of Business Entities Learn the latest about cybersecurity policies and protections and best practices for your office and your clients to be prepared for what’s next with Erin Nealy Cox, Stroz Friedberg, Dallas, TX, Associate Regional Director for Examinations Marshall M. Gandy, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Fort Worth, TX, and Richard J. Johnson, Jones Day, Dallas, TX John A. Terrill II, Heckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager P.C., West Conshohocken, PA, presents The Financial Action Task Force and the Role of Lawyers in Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing A deep dive into the fiduciary duties of governing persons panel discussion led by Byron F. Egan, Jackson Walker, LLP, Dallas, TX, with Hon. Sam Glasscock III, Delaware Court of Chancery, Georgetown, DE, James R. Griffin, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Redwood City, CA, Mark A. Morton, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE, and former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, Myron T. Steele, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE The conference is jointly presented by The University of Texas School of Law, the Texas State Securities Board, the Fort Worth District Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. more




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Securities and Business Law Primer:
2016 Drafting Governing Documents for LLCs

Drafting Governing Documents for LLCs provides an opportunity to explore the common challenges and pitfalls when preparing to organize in Texas as a Limited Liability Company. How can you build your LLC to accommodate a variety of operational structures? How should you form an LLC you plan to use as financing vehicle? How do you realize promoted interests in the organization? Get hands-on practice in addressing these sorts of real-world scenarios in guided group work, and bring your best LLC questions to have them explored and answered. more




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2015 Mergers and Acquisitions

UT Law’s Mergers and Acquisitions Institute has gained a reputation among deal lawyers, corporate development officers, investment bankers, private equity investors, hedge fund managers and other legal and financial practitioners as the leading private M&A conference of its kind in the United States.   Now in its 11th year, this program examines the latest deal trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A and includes nationally and internationally recognized speakers. Program highlights include: Gain insight from experienced practitioners on how to navigate potential conflicts of interest among stakeholders in M&A transactions Learn how to take advantage of the new normal in Bottoms Up: Doing Opportunistic Deals in Today’s Energy Sector Explore the complexities of joint venture governance and the obligation to offer business opportunities to the joint venture or each other Learn how to maximize seller leverage and take your asset from “ho-hum” to “must-have” Hear the latest updates on Outcome-Determinative Default Rules under Delaware, New York and Texas Law Earn ethics credit with Ethics and Professionalism for the M&A Lawyer   more




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2015 Securities Regulation

The 37th Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law features comprehensive discussions of relevant topics for those representing or working for public or private companies on business, financial and governance matters. 2015 highlights include: Keynote Luncheon Presentation by SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher Igor Rozenblit, co-head of the SEC Private Funds Unit, Marc E. Elovitz, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, New York, NY, Toby Galloway, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP, Fort Worth, TX, and David R. Woodcock, Director of the SEC Fort Worth Regional Office, discuss private funds exams and enforcement issues Coverage of how recent fiduciary duty cases affect advice to directors and officers of Delaware and Texas corporations Gerald J. Laporte, Former Chief of the SEC Office of Small Business Policy moderates a panel on the updates to Regulation D and Regulation A A deep dive look into the present and future for OTC companies more




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Securities Regulation Primer:
2015 The Nuts and Bolts of a Private Private Placement

The Nuts and Bolts of a Private Private Placement provides an overview of securities laws, including when to do a 506(b) Private Placement. What does “private” mean? What do you owe investors? Who is a suitable investor? How do you decide which risk factors to include in the memorandum? Get the answers to these questions and more. more




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2014 Securities Regulation

The 36th Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law features an expansive array of relevant topics for those representing or working for public or private companies on business, financial and governance matters. 2014 program highlights include: In-depth discussion and case study re-creation of JOBS Act legislation and the impact of Rule 506(c) Analysis of liabilities for lawyers, bankers and accountants in securities transactions and the effect of SLUSA Coverage of how recent fiduciary duty cases affect advice to directors and officers of Delaware and Texas corporations Current federal enforcement and significant state regulatory trends and priorities Comprehensive look at the intersection between securities regulation and business law more




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2013 Mergers and Acquisitions

UT Law’s 9th Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Institute brings together leading deal lawyers, corporate development officers, investment bankers and private equity investors. The M&A Institute offers state-of-the-art coverage in private company acquisitions law and practice. Follow a middle-market deal through the process, from start-to finish, with experts identifying—for each stage from pre-deal preparation through closing and beyond—potential issues and strategies to avoid or manage issues, including: Reducing the risks of common pre-deal pitfalls Avoiding potential pitfalls of buying out or providing liquidity to minority shareholders in an uncertain future Navigating fiduciary duties in private company M&A Employing winning strategies in M&A auctions Negotiating critical walk rights Allocating risks in structuring M&A transactions Additional Institute highlights include: The latest current trends and practices with respect to alternative transactional structures Special issues in negotiating with financial sponsors A top litigator’s perspective on developments in deal litigation Experts “in the trenches” on the outlook for middle market M&A in the second half of 2013 and beyond   more




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2013 Securities Regulation

UT Law’s Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law brings together leading SEC, TSSB and other regulatory officials, in-house counsel, securities and business law practitioners, along with Chief Justice Myron Steele of the Supreme Court of Delaware, to engage in comprehensive discussions on all the latest topics of interest to those working for or representing public or private companies on business, financial and governance matters. 2013 Conference highlights include: Remarks by Commissioner Troy A. Paredes, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement: Federal and State Initiatives with panelists David Woodcock and Matthew Martens of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Joseph Rotunda of the Texas State Securities Board How Recent Fiduciary Duty Cases Affect Advice to Directors and Officers of Delaware and Texas Corporations with Chief Justice Myron Steele, Supreme Court of Delaware, Charles Henry “Hank” Still, Attorney at Law, Byron Egan, Jackson Walker L.L.P., and Mark Morton, Potter Anderson & Corroon James R. Doty with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board discusses global auditing Public Offerings By Emerging Growth Companies After the JOBS Act, with panelists Martin P. Dunn, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Ryan R. Cox, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Tim Golumb, NASDAQ Stock Market , and Matthew R. Pacey, Vinson & Elkins LLP The Effects of the JOBS Act on Private Funds and Offerings with John Morgan, Texas State Securities Board, Lona Nallengara, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, J. Rowland Cook, Winstead PC, and Taylor H. Wilson, Haynes and Boone, LLP  Crowdfunding presented by Benette L. Zivley, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C., Lona Nallengara, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Thomas M. Selman, FINRA, and Shawn Shillington, Baker Botts Innovative Sources of Capital for Energy and Mining Companies: Canadian Capital Pool Companies with panelists Carol Bavousett Mattick, Attorney at Law, Chester Jachimiec, Cross-Border Growth Partners, LLC, and Darrin Hopkins and Cameron Rees, Macquarie Private Wealth Inc. The program includes speakers representing internationally recognized companies and firms from across all sectors involved in securities regulation and business law and offers valuable networking opportunities at the Thursday evening reception, as well as during breaks throughout the conference. The Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law is presented with the Texas State Securities Board, the Fort Worth Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. more



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2012 Mergers and Acquisitions

UT Law’s Mergers and Acquisitions Institute brings together leading M&A professionals including commercial and investment bankers, private equity investors, hedge fund managers, valuation experts, corporate development officers, and other legal and financial practitioners to engage in comprehensive discussions on all the latest aspects of mergers and acquisitions.   2012 Institute highlights include: •    The latest developments in deal trends and M&A litigation •    Structures, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A •    Developments in private equity, public company and distressed M&A •    Disclosure claims and the growing debate under Delaware law •    What every M&A lawyer needs to know about IP, tax structuring and antitrust complexities Perennial favorites include: •    Corporate Dealmakers’ Roundtable •    Mock Negotiation of Key Deal Terms The program includes speakers and sponsors representing internationally recognized companies and firms from across all sectors involved in M&A transactions and offers valuable networking opportunities at Thursday’s networking luncheon and evening reception, as well as during extended breaks throughout the conference. more



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2012 Securities Regulation

Join leading securities law experts, including practitioners, bankers, market makers, regulators and judges at the Belo Mansion in Dallas for two days of engaging topics, including:        • Shale Plays, Fracking and Other Hot Energy Topics Affecting Publicly Reporting Clients: Responses to         Increased Enforcement and Disclosure Scrutiny discussed by Gerard Pecht and James Prince      • Ladd Hirsch and George Parker Young debating the rights of shareholders in Ripe Fruit or Withered on         the Vine: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives under Texas and Delaware Law      • When the Government Calls: Effective Strategies for Defending and Managing SEC and State         Investigations with K & L Gates’ Alan Berkeley and Stephen Korotash      • Practice and Legal Issues Involving Microcaps, Delisted Companies and OTC Companies with Leonard         Amoruso, Senior Managing Director of Knight Capital Group Inc., Daniel Zinn, General Counsel at OTC         Markets Group, Inc., and Wayne Whitaker      • Marty Dunn and Denise Voigt Crawford on Private Offerings in 2012: Current Issues and Developments,         plus Marty Dunn on SEC Current Developments: 2012 Updates      • 2011-2012 Key U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Involving Securities Law: The Landscape Reshaped with         Roger Greenberg, Noelle Reed, Marc Steinberg and David Sterling        • Fiduciary duty issues, cases, and commentary with the Delaware Supreme Court’s Hon. Jack Jacobs         and Byron Egan, Mark Morton and Hank Still      • David Woodcock, Director of the SEC Fort Worth Regional Office, Jason Scott Varnado of the U.S         Attorney’s Office, and David L. Peavler of the SEC on Enforcement: National and Regional SEC and DOJ         Initiatives      • 2.00 hours of ethics including 1.00 hour on Ten-Plus Rules of Ethical Decision Making with Mike         Maslanka Don’t miss this opportunity to join us for superb materials, A-list speakers from Texas, New York, and Delaware, and terrific networking opportunities, including buffet lunches and Thursday evening's reception. more



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2011 Mergers and Acquisitions

Join leading M&A professionals, sponsors and speakers, including investment bankers, private equity investors, corporate investors, hedge fund managers, and other legal and financial practitioners at the Ritz Carlton Dallas for the 2011 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute. The 2011 program examines the latest deal trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities from the perspectives of corporate dealmakers, private equity investors, public companies and in-house M&A counsel. This year's program also includes special sessions on:   • Getting directors ready for the sale process   • Contractual limits on seller liabilities in M&A agreements   • State-of-the-art deal protections, plus a litigator's look at deal provisions   • Distressed asset sales and purchases: cutting deals with senior lenders and co-opting the sales process   • Finding the fault line: the role of investment bankers in M&A deals   • New investment horizons: agriculture and water The program includes A-list speakers and sponsors drawn from investment banking, private equity, law firms and financial and advisory communities from Texas, New York and California, and offers substantial opportunities for networking and conversation at breaks and Thursday's networking luncheon and reception. more



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2011 Securities Regulation

If you advise public or private companies on business, financial and governance matters, you don't want to miss this conference. Join Marty Dunn, Hon. Myron Steele, Rose Romero of the SEC, and Denise Voigt Crawford of the Texas State Securities Board as well as other leading SEC officials, in-house counsel, securities lawyers and key members of the business law bench and bar for an update and the latest developments on new SEC regulations, Dodd-Frank, fiduciary duties, and a variety of topics of interest to those representing public and private companies. Topics include: - Significant Shareholders: Identifying and managing the legal issues arising out of the presence of activist, controlling or majority shareholders. - Structuring Private Equity Investment Vehicles for Small Investor Groups - Recap Toolkit: Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls - Texas State Regulatory Developments, plus SEC and State Enforcement Panels - E-Corporate Law - A practical guide to how Texas, Delaware and federal law addresses and applies to contract law - Federal and State Securities Litigation Update - 1.50 hours of ethics including 1.00 hour on the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct with Jim Wallenstein and Tom Watkins more



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2010 Mergers & Acquisitions

The Institute attracts a broad audience of M&A professionals including attorneys, private equity investors, commercial and investment bankers, corporate investors, valuation experts, hedge fund managers, and other legal and financial practitioners. The 2010 program examines the latest deal trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities from the perspectives of strategic buyers and private equity investors. more



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2010 Securities Regulation

Join leading SEC officials, corporate counsel, securities lawyers and key members of the business law bench and bar for an insider's view on developments in securities and business law with special emphasis on new SEC regulation involving Board disclosure, compensation, and shareholder access. more



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2009 Mergers & Acquisitions

Join M&A lawyers, corporate development officers, investment bankers, and other legal and financial deal professionals for the 2009 M&A Institute. The program examines the latest deal trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities from the perspectives of strategic buyers and private equity investors. This year's sessions include discussion of emerging sources of capital for middle market deals, and opportunities in acquisition of distressed assets. Not to be missed—keynote speaker Bruce Zimmerman, President, CEO and CIO, of the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), on Institutional Investing. The 2009 program is offered in cooperation with the Association for Corporate Growth. more



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2009 Securities Regulation

Join leading SEC officials, corporate counsel, securities lawyers, and key members of the business law bench and bar for an insider's view on developments in securities and business law. Topics include unregistered offerings, the latest on government intervention in the financial and industrial sectors, Treasury developments, TARP, enforcement efforts, energy deals, and more. The popular fiduciary update panels return this year with Judge Myron T. Steele of the Supreme Court of Delaware. more



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2008 Mergers & Acquisitions

Join M&A lawyers, corporate development officers, investment bankers, and other legal and financial deal professionals at the 2008 M&A Institute. This program examines the latest deal trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities, from the perspectives of strategic buyers and private equity investors; and also includes special emphasis on developments and opportunities in the energy sector. Keynote presenters are James T. Hackett, CEO, Anadarko and Jeffrey A. Smisek, President and COO of Continental Airlines. more



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2008 Securities Regulation

This conference brings together SEC representatives, senior counsel from leading corporations, and leading members of the securities bench and bar from Texas, Delaware, California, and Massachusetts. Don't miss presentations on private offerings, enforcement efforts, proxy statement disclosures for executive compensation, PIPES, fiduciary updates, and more. This year's keynote luncheon presenter is Walter G. Ricciardi, District Administrator at the SEC. more



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2007 Mergers & Acquisitions

Whether you are a private equity investor, hedge fund manager, corporate investor, legal or financial professional, you’ll want to meet your counterparts and hear the latest deal terms, trends and techniques. Liquidity, LBOs, deal protection, and management team incentives—it’s all here, along with great networking opportunities. Conference sponsors include: Barrier Advisors, Inc.; Deloitte & Touche USA LLP; Haynes and Boone, LLP; Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.; Kroll Inc.; mergermarket; Vinson & Elkins LLP; Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. This year’s keynote lunch presentation features Brian V. Breheny, Chief, Office of Mergers and Acquisitions, SEC, on the state of the federal rules and regulations governing takeover transactions and beneficial ownership. more



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2007 Securities Regulation

This conference brings together SEC representatives, senior counsel from leading corporations, and leading members of the securities bench and bar from Texas, Delaware and New York. This year's program features two keynote luncheons: one with John W. White, Director of Division of Corporation Finance, SEC, and another with Roger W. Raber, President and CEO, NACD. The program also includes special sessions on private placements, the new executive compensation rules, stock option grant problems, director fiduciary duties under Delaware and Texas law, and much more. The conference is jointly sponsored by The University of Texas School of Law, the Fort Worth District Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Texas State Securities Board, and the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. more



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2006 Mergers & Acquisitions

The Mergers & Acquisitions Institute is the Southwest’s leading conference for private equity investors and their legal and financial advisors. more



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