Jackson Walker partners Byron Egan, William Hornberger, and Steve Moore will speak at the 12th Annual Choice and Acquisition of Entities in Texas Course sponsored by the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas on May 23, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas.
The course, titled “Choice and Acquisition of Entities in Texas,” will feature leading business practitioners from across the state discussing the legal and tax characteristics of different business entities including corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. The course will also cover business combinations involving these entities. All three Jackson Walker attorneys will be speaking in multiple sessions.
Mr. Egan is engaged in a corporate, partnership, securities, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and financing practice. Mr. Egan has extensive experience in business entity formation and governance matters, M&A, and financing transactions in a wide variety of industries including energy, financial, and technology. In addition to handling transactions, he advises boards of directors and their audit, compensation, and special committees with respect to fiduciary duty, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, special investigation, and other issues. Mr. Egan received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Texas. After law school, he served as a law clerk for Judge Irving L. Goldberg on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Egan is Senior Vice Chair and Chair of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, and is also Chair of the Texas Business Law Foundation.
Mr. Hornberger practices in the Tax and International sections of Jackson Walker. His tax practice emphasizes transactional and international tax matters and tax controversy issues. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Hornberger received both his B.B.A. degree, with high honors, and his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Texas, and he received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University. He is fluent in Spanish.
Mr. Moore is a tax lawyer whose practice includes compliance; planning and controversy work, with an emphasis on sales tax; insurance premium tax; and local property tax. He also has substantial experience in state tax planning for multi–state business models and regularly provides tax strategy advice relating to mergers and acquisitions. Recognized for his depth of experience in state tax matters, Mr. Moore is one of the state’s leading attorneys for guidance on the new Texas margin tax and he frequently speaks on this topic, having made numerous presentations to Texas State Bar and University of Texas CLE programs. Mr. Moore received his B.B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law.