Jackson Walker partner Byron F. Egan recently released the second edition of his treatise on business entities doing business in Texas entitled EGAN ON ENTITIES: Corporations, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies in Texas, focusing on entities organized under the Texas Business Organizations Code and in Delaware.
Originally published in 2016, Byron’s comprehensive treatise combines scholarly analysis and practical guidance on the complexities that arise in navigating the critical decisions that must be made with respect to choice of entity and the operation of business entities in Texas. In the second edition, Byron incorporates comment and analysis on the changes to the Texas business entity law that were enacted or amended during the 2017 legislative session and changes to the entity statutes in Delaware, together with recent case law in Texas and Delaware. The second edition also features appendices to provide a rich source of specialized information.
- Appendices A through C examine the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and the Texas Margin Tax.
- Appendix D explores the effects of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, including its relationship to common law fiduciary duties and stock exchange requirements.
- Appendix E provides detailed insight on designing and adopting Shareholder Rights Plans.
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 duties and other corporate governance issues, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and special investigations. Byron is the only attorney to have received the Burton Award for Legal Achievement four times and is consistently recognized among the top corporate and M&A lawyers in Texas by a number of publications. Recently, he was recognized with the Highland Park Independent School District Distinguished Alumni Award. Also, in 2015, Byron received the Dan Rugeley Price Memorial Award, which is presented annually by the Texas Bar Foundation to a lawyer who has demonstrated an unreserved commitment to clients and to the legal profession.