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Wednesday, February 28 | 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Business, Corp., & Tax Law Section CLE

Topic: After the Handshake Deal: Proving What’s Not in Writing
Speaker: Brent Turman, Mike Farris

Litigators Brent Turman and Mike Farris walk through a jury trial in which they proved that, despite the lack of a written agreement, their client was a partner in the venture that originally published the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy.  Tax-related issues and the formation of entities played a large role in proving a partnership existed and determining the value of the partnership.  Through the discovery process, Farris and Turman had to un-tangle the web of corporate structures the foreign-based defendant created when money started coming in the door.  Moreover, at trial, tax-related documents played a large role in both proving partnership by conduct and assisting plaintiff’s expert in preparing a valuation for the partnership. n.

1 hour partic. CLE

Cost for Section members: $15
Cost for Austin Bar/AYLA/Non-members: $20

Lunch included.

RSVP to Aislin Shaw.

Location

McGinnis Lochridge
600 Congress Ave. Ste 2100
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Phone:
5124956000
Website:
http://www.mcginnislaw.com/locations

Costs

Cost for Section members: $15
Cost for Austin Bar/AYLA/Non-members: $20

Lunch included.

Credits

1 hour partic. CLE

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