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Establishing A Law Firm: Selecting an Entity and Setting It Up
State Bar of Texas – Annual Meeting – Law Practice Management
June 21, 2013
Knowing Your Patient: Evolving Risks & Affordable Care
Healthcare Educational Seminar, Dallas, Texas
May 23, 2013
Waving the Red Cape at the Charging Bulls
Leading Age, Austin, Texas
May 21, 2013
A Musician's Guide in Forming Contracts with Producers
University of Houston Jazz Music Program
May 15, 2013 - Ben L. Aderholt presented a paper with contract forms to the University of Houston Jazz Music class on May 15, 2013 in New Orleans.  The talk was designed to give musicians and performers guidance in...
Recent Changes to Innocent Spouse Relief
North Dallas Bar Association
May 14, 2013
What You See Is Not Always What’s There – Legal Considerations for Optometrists
Dallas County Optometric Society, Dallas, Texas
May 14, 2013
What You See Is Not Always What’s There – Legal Considerations for Optometrists
Dallas County Optometric Society, Dallas, Texas
May 14, 2013
S Corporation Updates
ABA Tax Section Conference
May 9, 2013
IRS Practice Collections: Fresh Start Initiative
Dallas CPA Society Convergence 2013 Conference Panelist
May 8, 2013
Top 5 Legal Issues You Should Know Before You Practice Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Department , UT Southwestern Medical School
May 8, 2013
Waving the Red Cape at the Charging Bulls
LeadingAge
May 2013
IRS Whistleblowers and Divorce - The Good, The Bad and The Criminal
Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section Luncheon
April 10, 2013
Recent Changes in Innocent Spouse Relief
Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section Luncheon
April 3, 2013
Crowdfunding for Small Business
University of Houston Small Business Development Center
March 26, 2013
Geographical Restrictions
South Texas College of Law Family Law Conference
March 2013
How to Select the Right Entity for Your Client
Texas Bar CLE, Essentials of Business Law 2013
March 14, 2013
The New Rules: Dismissals and Expedited Actions
Dallas Bar Association Business Litigation Section
March 12, 2013
Health Care Reform Update
Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration, Wichita Falls
March 8, 2013
Practical Tips and Tricks for FBAR Compliance:  A Hands-on Guide for Navigating the FBAR Reporting Regime
Houston International Tax Forum
March 7, 2013
Fundamentals of Title Examination
Fort Worth COPAS Chapter Joint Interest/Audit Committee
February 2013
Hydraulic Fracturing Risks: The Current Thinking
International Risk Management Institute's Energy Risk and Insurance Conference
March 4, 2013
Hot Topics in Maritime Litigation: Key Supreme Court and Circuit Court Cases, Emerging Trends and What to Expect in the Year Ahead
Forum on Admiralty and Maritime Claims and Litigation, American Conference Institute
February 27, 2013 - Gray Reed's Julia Palmer is a speaker for the Second Annual Forum on Admiralty & Maritime Claims and Litigation hosted by the American Conference Institute.  The Forum will begin on Wednesday, Februa...
Preemption Issues: Urban Drilling is Just the Tip of the Iceberg
Energy Leadership Series
February 26, 2013
ERISA, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
February 20, 2013
Health Care Reform: Ready or not, Here it Comes
The People's Law School at Baylor University
February 16, 2013
Recent Changes to IRS Innocent Spouse Relief
Collin County Bar Association
February 15, 2013
Essential Construction Contract Provisions
Sterling Real Estate Development and Construction Law Seminar
January 17, 2013
“Partnership Agreement Drafting Implications of Section 704(c),”
Tax Executive Institute Conference, Houston, TX,
January 7, 2013
Series LLCs
Houston Tax Executive Institute Conference
January 2013
Claims Review Panel
Texas Land Title Institute
December 2, 2011, December 6, 2012
Creating, Attacking and Defending Pre-Marital and Post-Marital Agreement
Probate, Trusts & Estates Section of the Dallas Bar Association
November 29, 2012 - In his presentation on Pre-Marital and Post-Marital Agreements, Norm Lofgren explores: (i)  the legal requirements for a marriage in Texas; (ii) Texas community property / separate property law; (iii...
Legally Social: Asking the Hard Legal Questions
Social Media Breakfast Houston
November 9, 2012 - Legally speaking, social media isn’t as much of a Wild West Frontier as it once was. Case law is starting to catch up with the reality on the ground and there is a lot more being defined, even as we ...
Alimony in Texas: It's Time to Pay
J.L. Turner Legal Association
November 8, 2012
Health Care Reform: Ready or Not Here It Comes
Baylor University Institute of Small Business, Family Business of the Year Banquet
November 8, 2012
Sorting Out the New Rules and Regulations Regarding FATCA, FBARs and Form 8938
State Bar of Texas International Tax Symposium
November 2012
Amendments to the Family Code - 1 Year Later
Dallas Bar Association - Pro Bono Week
October 24, 2012
Tips for Maximizing Networking Events
Texas A&M Maritime Student Propeller Club, Galveston, Texas
October 23, 2012
Beyond the Basics: Best Practices in Child Welfare Advocacy
University of Houston Law Center Conference
October 19, 2012 - Gray Reed & McGraw associate Chloe Walker will be speaking at the University of Houston Law Center Conference "Beyond the Basics: Best Practices in Child Welfare Advocacy" on Friday, October 19, 2012...
Shale Gas Development: Developing Risks and Litigation
Client Presentation, Richmond, Virginia
October 17, 2012
Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas: "A-Z on E-Discovery: What Does the Future Hold?"
Texas Advance Paralegal Seminar
October 4, 2012
Lessons Learned from Deepwater Horizon: Indemnity in the Offshore Oil Patch
Tenth Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market. Hamilton, Bermuda
October 3, 2012
The Disability System: A Guide to Finding Additional Services for Your Client
University of Houston Law Center for Children, Law & Policy Conference
October 2012
Health Care Reform and the Hearing Industry
Audigy Group's Team Summit
September 27, 2012 - Audigy Group is a hearing care management company launched to assist independent practice owners in preserving and growing their businesses in an increasingly competitive environment of industry cons...
Judicial Legal Writing - Fall 2012 Seminar
Federal Bar Association
Fall 2012
Legal Issues Arising From Shale Gas Development
CLE Program
September 20, 2012
Oil & Gas: The Legal Environment
2012 Chartis Risk Manager Advisory Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana
September 11, 2012
Bakken Booyah: Some Selective Differences in North Dakota and Texas Oil and Gas Law
South Texas College of Law 25th Annual Energy Law Institute
August 29, 2012
Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing: Recent Developments
Client Presentation, Houston, Texas
August 22, 2012
Recent Legislative Changes in Lien Law
27th Annual Real Estate Law Conference at South Texas School of Law
June 7, 2012 - Gray Reed attorney, Ben Aderholt, will be speaking at the 27th Annual Real Estate Law Conference at South Texas School of Law on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Mr. Aderholt will discuss "Recent Legislative ...
Environmental Exposures
Willis Energy Houston North American Energy Conference (Presented with Daniel Mason, David Wilson and Dan Gunderson)
May 15-17, 20, 2012
Hydraulic Fracturing & Shale Gas: Recent Developments
Client Presentation, Hartford, Connecticut
May 14, 2012
Shale Gas & Hydraulic Fracturing: Recent Developments
Client Presentation, Jersey City, New Jersey
May 7, 2012
Emmott Speaks to HBA Collaborative Law Section
Houston Bar Association
April 17, 2012 - Gray Reed attorney, Jack H. Emmott, III, will be speaking to the Houston Bar Association's Collaborative Law Section on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012. Mr. Emmott will discuss "Collaborative Process for t...
Independent Contractor and Tax Concerns
American Association of Professional Landmen
April 17, 2012 - Gray Reed attorney, Michael Kelsheimer, spoke to the American Association of Professional Landmen at the 2012 AAPL Southwest Land Institute on April 17th. Mr. Kelsheimer discussed "Misadventures in M...
Developments in Insurance Coverage for the Maritime Industry: Claims Trends, Underwriting Considerations, Risk Assessments, Indemnification Provisions, and More
Admiralty and Maritime Litigation Forum, Houston, Texas (Presented with George Boothby, Shawn A. Voyles, Edward F. LeBreton, III and Stephen V. Rible)
March 29-30, 2012
Shale Gas and Litigation: Who is Suing Who and For What Reason?
Shale-Gas Development and Water Issues - Solutions to Energy Industry Water Needs for Shale-Gas Development & Operation and Long-Term Water Resources Sustainability Symposium, Austin, Texas
March 23, 2012
A Quick Look at Mandamus
Collin County Bar Association Appellate Section
March 15, 2012
Supervised Visitation Program, Child Protective Services, & Special Appointments
South Texas College of Law Family Law Conference
March 2012
Shale Gas Development: Claims, Coverage Issues and New Wordings
Emerging Trends in Casualty Coverage Seminar, London, England
March 8, 2012
The Bankruptcy Implications of a Court-Ordered Buyout for Shareholder Oppression: Is It a Remedy at All?
64 Baylor L. Rev. 594
Spring 2012
Frack to the Future
Marsh Upstream Energy Risk Management Seminar, Houston, Texas
February 23, 2012
The Health Care Reform Act
The People's Law School at Baylor University
February 15, 2012 - On February 18th, Pat Souter will be speaking on The Health Care Reform Act at The People's Law School at Baylor University in Waco, TX. The People's Law School offers a half-day curriculum of cour...
Innocent Spouse Update
Dallas Bar Association, Tax Section
February 2012
Economic and Tax Issues in Drafting Partnership Agreements
CPE Presentations
(multiple dates)
Indubitable or Not: 363 Sales, Credit Bidding and a Split in the Circuits (Clash of the Titans)
29th Annual National CLE Conference, Law Education Institute, Vail, Colorado
January 4, 2012
Know Before You Sign - What to look for in a Physician Employment Contract
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Department , UT Southwestern Medical School
December 2011
Insurance Issues Arising Out of Hydraulic Fracturing Operations
Legal, Regulatory & Environmental Challenges of Hydraulic Fracturing Summit, Houston, Texas
December 8, 2011
Hydraulic Fracturing 101: A Primer for In-House Counsel, EAS Specialists and Their Advisors
Legal, Regulatory & Environmental Challenges of Hydraulic Fracturing Summit, Houston, Texas (Presented with Brannon Robertson)
December 7, 2011
Hydraulic Fracturing
Client Presentation, Hamilton, Bermuda
December 1-2, 2011
Eccentric Orbits - Selected Tax and Planning Issues Involving Oil & Gas Interests
Dallas Bar Association, Energy Law Section
November 16, 2011
Hydraulic Fracturing – Environmental Risks
Live Webcast, Santa Monica, California (Presentation with Earl Hagström and Anna Shimko, Daniel Mason, Jeremy Palmer)
November 15, 2011
Online Marketing to Minors: Legal Pitfalls and Ramifications
Lawlines
November 8, 2011 - In cooperation with Lawlines, Travis Crabtree presented a webinar titled "Online Marketing to Minors: Legal Pitfalls and Ramifications" on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Travis explained the Federal Tr...
Navigating the U.S. Withholding Regulations and Surviving IRS Examination
State Bar of Texas' 14th Annual International Tax Symposium
November 4, 2011 - Deidra Hubenak will be a featured speaker at the State Bar of Texas' 14th Annual International Tax Symposium this November and will be discussing "Navigating the U.S. Withholding Regulations and Surv...
Emmott to Discuss Collaborative Divorce
25th Annual Personal Financial Planning Conference
October 25, 2011 - On October 25, 2011, Jack Emmott will be speaking on "Collaborative Divorce: Dividing the Wealth Without Destroying It" at the 25th Annual Personal Financial Planning Conference in Houston, Texas. J...
Hydraulic Fracturing – Developing Exposure & Litigation Issues
Client Presentation, Hamilton, Bermuda
October 11, 2011
Hydraulic Fracturing - Developing Claims and Litigation
Ninth Annual Hot Topic Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market, Hamilton, Bermuda
October 11, 2011
Law Governing the Development, Construction and Operation of Offshore Wind Energy Facilities
Offshore Wind Energy Roundtable(TOWER) and Offshore Wind Law (OWL) Conference, Houston, Texas (co-authored with Shannon Thorne)
October 3-4, 2011
Judicial Legal Writing - Fall 2011 Seminar
Federal Bar Association
Fall 2011
Tax Update for the Energy Industry
Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of CPA's Energy Seminar
August 30, 2011 - On August 30, 2011, Deidra Hubenak will be speaking on "Tax Update for the Energy Industry" to the Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of CPA's Energy Seminar. Deidra is a licensed attorney and a C...
Online defamation and investigations: What the law can and cannot do for you
United Way Community Resource Center
August 12, 2011 - On August 12, 2011, Travis Crabtree will be speaking on "Online defamation and investigations: What the law can and cannot do for you" at the United Way Community Resource Center. Travis Crabtree ...
Morris Speaks on Family Law - Legislative Update
Houston Bar Association Family Law Section
July 6, 2011 - William Morris will be Speaking on Family Law Legislative Update at the Houston Bar Association Family Law Section Luncheon.
Morris Speaks on Family Law Legislative Update
June 24, 2011 - William Morris be giving the Family Law Legislative Update at the State Bar of Texas Annual Convention.
Family Law Legislative Update in Houston
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
June 10, 2011 - William Morris will be speaking at the UT Family Law Legislative Update in Houston.
Hydraulic Fracturing: Developing Exposure & Coverage Issues
Client Presentation, London, England
June 7-10, 2011
Business Start-Up and Going to the Next Level
Gray Reed & McGraw Webinar Series
May 19, 2011 - ONLINE RECORDING - WMV  |  MP4 Everyone has a great idea, but do you have access to the resources to make it happen and then succeed? Gray Reed & McGraw presents a free brown bag webinar for start...
Paying the Piper - Child Support Issues
2011 Family Law Seminar
May 13, 2011 - William Morris will be speaking at the upcoming 2011 Family Law Seminar on May 13, 2011. Topic: Paying the Piper - Child Support Issues More Details to Come.
Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Gray Reed Brown Bag Webinar Series
May 10, 2011 - The Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission have dramatically increased their efforts to prosecute companies under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. If your company operates out...
Three Key Onshore & Offshore Energy Issues
Bermuda Insurance Institute, Hamilton, Bermuda
May 3, 2011
Ken Anderson Presenting for CFA
Southwest Chapter Event
April 19, 2011 - CFA - Southwest Chapter is presenting Field Examination School April 19 and 20th, followed by a half day legal documentation course on April 21st. CPE and CLE credits are available for attendees. Ke...
Hydraulic Fracturing: Understanding and Managing the Risk
Client Presentation, Princeton and Jersey City, New Jersey, and New York, New York
April 11-12, May 5, 2011
Speaker - "Creative Drafting of Family Law Documents"
25th Annual Family Law Conference
April 8, 2011 - Kate McConnico will be speaking at the South Texas College of Law's 25th Annual Family Law Conference on "Creative Drafting of Family Law Documents".  The event will take place on April 8, 2011 from ...
Speaker - Smart Women Take Smart Risks
Texas Diversity Conference
April 7, 2011 - Sofia Adrogue will be a panelist at the upcoming Texas Diversity Conference. Topic: Smart Women Take Smart Risks When: April 7th Where: Texas Diversity Conference, Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront, Rockw...
Rainmaking When The Sky is Falling, Beauty Pageants, and the Art of Relationships
6th Annual Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys Conference
March 31, 2011 - Sofia Adrogue will be speaking at the 6th Annual Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorney's Conference in Washington D.C. Topic: Rainmaking When The Sky is Falling, Beauty Pageants, and th...
Impact of Tax Reform Act 2010 on Estate Planning and Charitable Giving
Brown Bag Webinar Series
March 21, 2011 - Impact of Tax Reform Act 2010 on Estate Planning and Charitable Giving Brown Bag Webinar Series Please join Gray Reed & McGraw attorneys Greg Sampson and Chris Harris as they discuss the new Tax Re...
Hydraulic Fracturing – Developing Exposures and Coverage Issues
Developing Issues in US/UK Casualty Insurance Seminar, London, England
March 10, 2011
Do Not Track & Search Marketing
SMX Search Marketing Expo
March 8, 2011 - Travis Crabtree will be speaking at the upcoming SMX Search Marketing Expo in San Jose, California on March 8, 2011. Do Not Track & Search Marketing These days, we rely heavily on tracking and a...
Incentive Trusts - Control from the Grave
East Texas Estate Planning Council
March 3, 2011 - Topic : " Incentive Trusts - Control from the Grave " The presentation was a discussion of the use of "incentive trusts" (trusts designed to encourage or discourage specific future behavior by the t...
Important Tax Implications of Bankruptcy
Dallas CPA Society
February 28, 2011
Credibility with the Court - Sherman
Grayson County Bar Association
Feb. 23, 2011
506(c) Surcharges of the Secured Creditor—A Way to Get Counsel Paid
28th Annual National CLE Conference, Law Education Institute, Vail, Colorado
January 5, 2011