Tuesday, August 21, 2018
This post notifies/reminds everyone that the American Bar Association's LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Committee will be hosting its annual LLC (that's limited liability company, Josh!) Institute on October 11 and 12, 2018 in Washington, D.C. The 2018 program is being held at the Westin Washington, D.C. City Center. Registration can be accomplished here.
For those of you who have not been to this unique ABA program, to consists of a enticing, manageable, substantive programs. The audience is very participatory; lots of questions are raised and comments are freely given. Presenting in front of this group is pure joy, unless you have insufficient knowledge or are unprepared. I try to put this into my fall schedule every few years. I always learn something there.
This year's agenda includes sessions on tax and choice of entity, recent tax law changes, beneficial ownership reporting, derivative actions, ethical compliance, and charging orders, as well as the two traditional annual favorites, the non-Delaware, Delaware, and bankruptcy case summaries offered by Baylor Law's Beth Miller. In addition to Beth, from the academic side of the aisle, Duke Law's Deborah DeMott is participating in the session on derivative actions, and B.U. Law's Nancy Moore will be addressing issues relating to ethical compliance. (The compliance session comes with a particularly attractive title--at least in the version of the schedule sent to me: Ethics: The Top 15 Things Your Ethics Counsel-Risk Manager Hope You Know (and Hopefully Remember.)
Also, a little birdie (named Tom Rutledge, one of the leaders in organizing the LLC Institute) told me that plans already are in process for the 2019 LLC Institute. So, if you have ideas for topics that might be covered or speakers that might be appropriate for that program, let me or Tom know. The program for the LLC Institute always seems so full . . . . But I know that Tom--one of the nicest and smartest guys around--is receptive to topic and speaker suggestions.