TBLS Weekly Update 02/07 – 02/13


Business Law Panel with the State Bar of Texas:
February 16 at 11:45 in TNH 2.137
The Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas sponsors a panel discussion regarding the life of a transactional lawyer. A handful of practicing lawyers will describe the rewards, challenges and opportunities of a career as a business lawyer – these are lawyers who never go to court but work for law firms and companies in many exciting fields such as mergers and acquisitions, real estate, intellectual property, oil and gas, technology, etc. This moderated discussion is an open forum and the participants are encouraged to ask as many questions as they would like of the panelists. We hope you join us! RSVP through Symplicity here

2nd Annual TBLS Golf Tournament:
Friday, April 2 location TBD
TBLS Members are invited to play in our golf tournament. Location will follow soon. TBLS Golf Shirts and beverages will be provided. If you would like more information on playing or joining a team, please email agankofskie@utexas.edu

3rd Annual Norton Rose Fulbright M&A School:
April 8; all day event in the Francis Auditorium (TNH 2.114)
Partners from Norton Rose Fulbright will be coming to teach members by “walking through” the process and considerations of a merger & acquisition transaction. This event is a resume credit and a great opportunity to gain practical knowledge.


Dues – TBLS has altered its fee system this year to reward our returning members with lower fees. The fee schedule is as follows:

1Ls – $40
2Ls & 3Ls (New to TBLS) – $30
2Ls (Returning) – $20
3Ls (Returning) – $10

To pay dues: Please leave a clearly marked envelope with your name, year and email at the TBLS mailbox at the communications center in the atrium. Email txbusinesslaw@gmail.com when you drop off dues so that someone can collect them. Unless noted otherwise, our events are only available for dues paying members.

Outline Bank – To gain access to the outline bank please email txbusinesslaw@gmail.com with your UT EID. The outline bank is accessed through Canvas and is only available to dues paying members.


Corporate Inversion – Re-incorporating a company overseas in order to reduce the tax burden on income earned abroad. Corporate inversion as a strategy is used by companies that receive a significant portion of their income from foreign sources, since that income is taxed both abroad and in the country of incorporation. Companies undertaking this strategy are likely to select a country that has lower tax rates and less stringent corporate governance requirements.

Have a great week!

Texas Business Law Society

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