Series LLCs and Charging Orders

        
  
     
Legal Area:        Business Corporate Civil Litigation Appellate Trial
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $38.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        10/31/2018
Information:        
  

** available any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through end date above **


CLEonline.com, together with the Houston Bar Association, are pleased to present a special online CLE program designed to provide a thorough overview and understanding of Series LLCs (including the "do's and don'ts"). This seminar will also address the current events and recommendations for the future of charging orders as well. This course features streaming video and audio (as well as downloadable MP3 audio) presentations from a live CLE seminar on this topic that was originally conducted by the Houston Bar Association on November 04, 2016. You can access this presentation on demand at any time during the course of the seminar session.



Some of the subjects for this course include:

    • ORIGIN OF THE SERIES CONCEPT AND DAWN OF SERIES LLCs

    • STATUS (OR NOT) AS A SEPARATE STATE LAW ENTITY

    • SEVERAL ACTUAL AND POTENTIAL REASONS TO USE A SERIES LLC

    • DUTIES AND INFORMATION RIGHTS IN SERIES LLCS

    • SERIES LLCS, THE UCC, FEDERAL AND STATE TAX LAW, AND SECURITIES LAW ISSUES

    • FOREIGN QUALIFICATION ISSUES

    • INTERNAL LIABILITY SHIELDS IN A NON-SERIES STATE

    • ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

    • AREAS OF POTENTIAL CONFUSION AND UNCERTAINTY

    • CONCLUSION



    The speaker for this course is Allen Sparkman, who is an attorney with the firm of Sparkman & Foote L.L.P.  Mr. Sparkman’s practice includes the areas of business transactions, securities, tax, and professional responsibility. Mr. Sparkman’s work includes tax-planning and the preparation of securities disclosure documents for start-up companies in a variety of fields, including domestic and offshore oil and gas exploration, foreign mining operations, real estate, and comic book certification. Mr. Sparkman also regularly prepares LLC and partnership documents, and represents buyers and sellers of businesses, including preparing or reviewing all necessary legal documents. Mr. Sparkman currently serves as outside general counsel to a publically traded storage facility company, a world-wide oil field services company, and a private offshore drilling company. Mr. Sparkman earned an A. B. degree in American History from Princeton University in 1968. Mr. Sparkman received a J. D. degree with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1973. While in law school, Mr. Sparkman was a Vice-Chancellor, member of the law review, and served as a teaching assistant in legal research and writing and appellate advocacy and brief writing. In 2015, Mr. Sparkman received a Certificate in Theology and Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. Mr. Sparkman is listed in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA® for both Colorado and Texas and speaks regularly at continuing legal education seminars in Colorado, Texas, and nationally on entity selection, fiduciary duties and governance, mergers and conversion, veil piercing, ethics, series LLCs, and tax planning. Mr. Sparkman has presented more than 100 papers at continuing education programs for the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, the State Bar of Texas, the University of Texas School of Law, the Professional Education Broadcast Network, the Practicing Law Institute, the National Business Institute, and other continuing education providers. He is the author of numerous articles on choice of business entity and series LLCs. An extensive biography for Mr. Sparkman may be found on at his firm's website.



    ACCREDITATION INFORMATION


    This course is approved for credit by the MCLE Committees of the STATE BAR OF TEXAS and the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (MCLE Provider #8648).
    These are not self-study credits, but rather 'participatory' credits as you would receive for attending a traditional, live CLE seminar.


    In addition, regular CLE credits for this seminar may also be available in a number of other states through CLE Reciprocity, such as FLORIDA, or as an "Approved Jurisdiction", such as TENNESSEE.  Please check with the Tennessee State Bar for accreditation information.


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