Jackson Walker partner Byron Egan presents his paper on “Ethical Issues in M&A Transactions” at the University of Texas School of Law’s 14th Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Institute on October 4, 2018.
The CLE presentation analyzes three common areas where an attorney may face ethical issues in an M&A transaction, including:
- Determining when conflicts of interest exist among clients and potential clients
- Preserving the attorney-client privilege during and after the transaction
- Balancing the need to be an advocate for the client versus obligations of candor to opposing counsel
Corporate and securities attorney Byron F. Egan is experienced in business entity formation and governance matters, M&A, and financing transactions in a wide variety of industries, including energy, entertainment, financial, insurance, restaurant, and technology. In addition to handling transactions, he advises boards of directors and their audit, compensation, and special committees with respect to fiduciary duty and other corporate governance issues, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, special investigation, and other issues. Byron serves as the senior vice chair and chair of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association’s M&A Committee. In 2016, he published EGAN ON ENTITIES: Corporations, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies in Texas, a treatise on the Texas Business Organizations Code.