Jackson Walker partners Byron Egan, Willie Hornberger and Steve Moore will speak at the Choice and Acquisition of Entities in Texas 2011 CLE Course, which will be presented live in San Antonio, Texas, on May 27, 2011, and will be presented on video in Dallas on July 1, 2011, and in Houston on July 15, 2011.
Mr. Egan is the course director for the program and begins the session with his presentation, titled “Choice of Entity and Acquisition Structure Decision Tree.” His course papers are available by clicking the links below:
Directly following this opening topic, Messrs. Egan, Hornberger and Moore will co-present “A Primer on M&A Transactions, including Tax.”
This CLE course, co-sponsored by the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, is designed to provide participants with information on the legal guidelines, tax characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of each form of business entity and business combination. Leading business practitioners from across the state join the Jackson Walker partners in similar presentations on the differences between corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships and issues involved in the acquisition of each of them.
Mr. Egan is engaged in a corporate, partnership, securities, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and financing practice. He 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 is Senior Vice Chair of the M&A Committee of the American Bar Association, Chair Elect of the Texas Business Law Foundation and is a former Chair of the Business Law Section of the State Bar and of its Corporation Law Committee. He 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 during 1968 and 1969.
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 the Spanish language.
Mr. Moore is a tax lawyer whose practice includes compliance; planning and controversy work, with a special 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 expertise 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.