First Friday Ethics (February 2024)

Need ethics credit? We’ve got you covered! UT Law CLE’s First Friday Ethics streams live every first Friday of the month, and features some of our best ethics speakers and presentations for a total of 3.00 hrs ethics credit. Fulfill your entire annual ethics requirement in Texas in one day!   This month includes: (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) ChatGPT Ethics (Replay) Topic description generated by ChatGPT: Using ChatGPT for legal purposes promises efficient information processing, yet raises ethical concerns including client confidentiality and the risk of providing inaccurate advice. It is paramount that attorneys ensure adequate supervision, maintain professional discretion, and stay vigilant about the tool's limitations to uphold their ethical obligations. Henson Adams, Haynes Boone, LLP, San Antonio, TX Dominique Baldwin, Haynes Boone, LLP, Houston, TX (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics)            Deal Ethics (Replay)            A discussion on a number of ethical issues that come up in an M&A practice, including whether the same firm can represent two bidders for the                   same target, other conflicts of interest, the no-contact rule, managing the lawyer’s duty for truthfulness and protecting the client’s privilege.                       David I. Albin, Finn Dixon & Herling LLP, Stamford, CT                       Nathaniel L. Doliner, Carlton Fields, Tampa, FL                       Robert R. Kibby, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.,  Dallas, TX (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Setting Boundaries with Clients and Colleagues (Replay) Using mindset mastery practices to improve attorney wellness by setting boundaries in your work. Kiele Linroth Pace, Pacefirm Consulting, LLC, Austin, TX

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.00 hrs | 3.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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    First Friday Ethics (February 2024)
    4.21 out of 5 stars
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    The two ethics presentations were very good. The Pace personal coaching session was terrible and, in the few moments it had any relevancy, expressed points obvious to even the most junior attorneys.

    Great presentation on all topics

    I found the course on mindfulness by Kiele to be very unexpectedly useful and a great presentation. THe other two were also interesting and informative. Once of the best ethics presentations I have taken!

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An Energy Transactions Smorgasbord: Updates on Transaction Structures for Oil and Gas, Renewable and Clean Energy, and Battery Storage

Hear updates on transaction structures for oil and gas mergers and acquisitions and joint development projects as well as wind, solar, hydrogen and battery storage projects after the Inflation Reduction Act. In addition, explore the impact of renewable and clean energy tax credits and their transferability on these structures.

Includes: Audio Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.25 hrs
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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    An Energy Transactions Smorgasbord: Updates on Transaction Structures for Oil and Gas, Renewable and Clean Energy, and Battery Storage
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    Very informative

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Clean Hydrogen, Clean Fuel, and Lifecycle: Understanding the Complexities of 45V and 45Z

Discuss the section 45V clean hydrogen production credit, 45Z clean fuel production credit and recent and expected guidance from Treasury and the IRS. Hear about how these incentives are shaping new green projects and some of the challenges faced by the industry.  

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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Current Issues in the Energy Sector

A comprehensive review of the near/medium-term outlook for the energy sector including the energy capital cycle, oil and natural gas dynamics, the decarbonization/energy transition megatrend, the energy investing landscape, and the capital/M&A environment. 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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Energy Excise Taxes – We’re Back, Baby!

From reinstated superfund taxes to recent litigation over energy tax credits and taxation of exported oil, federal excise tax practice in the oil & gas industry is the hottest it’s been in decades. Explore recent developments and the most significant takeaways from a tax compliance and planning perspective. 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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Ethics in Tax Practice

Discuss selected ethical issues that arise for in-house and private practitioners, as well as for government personnel in the tax field, including privilege and confidentiality, conflicts of interests, specific provisions of Circular 230, the ABA Model Rules, the AICPA standards, and related subjects.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 1.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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    Ethics in Tax Practice
    4.5 out of 5 stars
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Foreign Tax Credit

Discuss recent developments relating to the foreign tax credit, including creditability of foreign taxes, allocation of foreign taxes, litigation relating to foreign tax credits, and the corporate alternative minimum tax foreign tax credit. 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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    Foreign Tax Credit
    4.88 out of 5 stars
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IRS Examinations, Litigation and Interaction Between Industry and the Government

Explore how the IRS is approaching energy tax issues, affecting both energy transition and more traditional forms of energy. Consider energy provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act as well as longstanding energy tax provisions. Also address how the BBA is affecting audits of companies in the industry and how the new IRS compliance initiatives (supported by additional funding) are impacting the industry.  

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.25 hrs
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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    IRS Examinations, Litigation and Interaction Between Industry and the Government
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Monetizing Certain U.S. Tax Credits: Sales and Transfers

With the new Section 6418 rules and recently released proposed regulations, the sale and transfer market for certain U.S. federal income tax credits is expected to grow significantly. Discuss how sales or transfers of credits are and will be effected, applicable terms, risk, and cash flow impacts.  

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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    Monetizing Certain U.S. Tax Credits: Sales and Transfers
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Partnerships and Pass Through Entities

A discussion of Subchapter K, BBA, and tax administration issues involving partnerships including, the IRS Strategic Operating Plan for passthrough entities; drafting partnership agreements after BBA; acquisitions and responsibility for paying imputed underpayments; issues in electing out of Subchapter K; and Section 1061 issues in oil and gas joint ventures.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.25 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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    Partnerships and Pass Through Entities
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Section 45Q Credit for Carbon Oxide Sequestration

Focus on the section 45Q tax credit for carbon oxide sequestration, the changes made by the Inflation Reduction Act, and practical insights related to claiming the tax credit.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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Strategies and Lessons Learned: Opportunities under the IRA

Focus on opportunities under the IRA, including as a result of guidance issued under the IRA, and how companies both in and out of the energy sector are taking advantage of those opportunities.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.25 hrs
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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What the General Practitioner Should Know about International Energy Tax Practice

High-level descriptions of the most topical issues involving international tax including fundamentals, issue-spotting pointers, and the latest news.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2025
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Case Law Updates in the Energy Industry (2023)

Texas courts are issuing decisions on a wide variety of pressing issues in the gas and power space. Hear about a few of the most hotly discussed cases and analyze the impacts those cases may have on energy transactions.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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    Case Law Updates in the Energy Industry (2023)
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Commercial Issues Emerging in Midstream

Midstream contracts are evolving as upstream and midstream companies are searching for competitive deals and looking for more alignment given the current and future regulatory schemes and the impacts of inflation on capital expenditures. Explore these evolutions and provide some practical guidance on how midstream and upstream companies can meet in the middle in their negotiations.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.75 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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    Commercial Issues Emerging in Midstream
    4 out of 5 stars
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EPA’s Latest Grid-Impacting Regulations

An overview of the suite of the pending EPA regulations most likely to impact the grid, including a discussion of the new regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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Force Majeure and NAESB

Force majeure continues to bedevil gas contracts and parties interpretation of their obligations when things go wrong. Discuss recent force majeure cases relating to the NAESB and some NAESB special provisions that appear in some NAESBs addressing perceived risks in the standard NAESB force majeure provisions.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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    Force Majeure and NAESB
    4.25 out of 5 stars
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Gas and Power Legislative Updates and Review (2023)

Session 01: State Regulatory and Legislative Update - A discussion of recent legislation passed during the 88th Texas Legislature’s regular session related to the PUCT, ERCOT and the RRC, as well as recent regulations and rule additions at the PUCT and the RRC and their affect on the energy market going forward. Session 02: Legislative Review Panel - Highlights of the 88th Legislative Session and recent judicial and administrative decisions affecting the Texas gas and electric industries. 

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.25 hrs
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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    Gas and Power Legislative Updates and Review (2023)
    4 out of 5 stars
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Hooked on CLE: January 2024

THIS MONTH: Legislative Update: New Texas Business Courts • EPA’s Latest Grid-Impacting Regulations • Mediation Strategies, Solutions and Lessons Learned • Accessing and Managing Digital Assets After Death • Deal Ethics

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.00 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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    Hooked on CLE: January 2024
    4.42 out of 5 stars
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    The ethics presentation was one of the best that I have seen.

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How the SPP RTO Exceeded State Renewable Goals and What is Next on the Horizon

Over the past dozen years, the SPP region’s generating mix has changed significantly with wind replacing coal as the top generating resource.  Learn about the collaborative process between SPP members, state regulators and SPP staff in creating policies to effectuate this transition.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2024
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