Faculty

2021 Business Law Boot Camp

Faculty

Dan G. Baucum

Founding Member, Daniel Baucum Law PLLC

Dan G. Baucum is a tax and business lawyer with extensive private practice and government experience. He represents business owners and investors with tax and business planning and federal tax disputes. Dan also consults with law firms, accountants, and other tax professionals on federal tax matters and IRS practice. Dan began his legal career in Dallas. After nearly a decade of practice, Dan moved to Washington, D.C., when he was appointed Special Assistant to the IRS Assistant Chief Counsel (Passthroughs & Special Industries). He assisted with flow-through entity tax issues and drafted or reviewed partnership tax proposed regulations, revenue rulings, private letter rulings and notices. Dan then became Director of IRS Practice for Coopers & Lybrand, LLP, in their Washington National Tax Office, where he worked on tax issues affecting LLCs and limited partnerships as well as tax-free like-kind exchanges. He represented both public companies and private taxpayers in large business and high net worth IRS audits and appeals. During this time Dan taught Tax Practice and Procedure as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center in its Master of Laws (Taxation) Program.



E. Steve Bolden

Partner, Bracewell LLP

Steve concentrates on public finance matters and acts as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and underwriters’ counsel on various matters. In the corporate and securities arena, he advises clients in the merger and acquisition of publicly traded and privately held companies, private equity transactions, and nonprofit representations. Steve is active in several community, civic and charitable activities. He serves as a trustee of the Dallas Bar Foundation and on the Council for the Business Law Section. Steve has also held leadership positions or served on the boards of the Dallas Bar Association, The Entrepreneurship Institute of Dallas, First Tee, Harmony Community Development Corporation, J.L. Turner Legal Association, and the State Bar of Texas. He has received presidential citations from the J.L. Turner Legal Association and Dallas Bar Foundation.



Rick Brophy

Member and President, Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC

Rick Brophy is the President of Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC, and has significant experience in matters affecting financial institutions, construction companies, and other businesses. His practice includes mergers and acquisitions work, drafting and negotiating complex governance and other agreements, formation of entities, drafting construction-related agreements, and providing general legal advice to local businesses. Mr. Brophy has served as an adjunct professor at Baylor Law School for 32 years, teaching banking law for 19 years and mergers and acquisitions for the last 13 years. Mr. Brophy speaks regularly at the meetings of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas and State Bar of Texas and has provided numerous speeches on bank compliance regulations, including Regulation O, Lending Limit and Section 23A. Mr. Brophy also serves as general counsel to the Central Texas Associated General Contractors. In addition to serving his clients on legal matters, Mr. Brophy is extensively involved in the local community, having served or currently serving as Chairman of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, President of Waco Rotary Club, President of the Baylor Law Alumni Association, President of the Waco Business League, and formerly as coach to eight-time Little League Softball World Series Champions.



Matt Czimskey

Member, Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC

Matt Czimskey is a member of Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC. He is a Waco native who graduated from Baylor University in 2007. Mr. Czimskey then continued his studies at Baylor Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor degree. While attending law school, he won the prestigious Dawson & Sodd Moot Court Competition. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Czimskey was the catcher for the Baylor Bears baseball team and then went on to play professional baseball in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. He and his wife,  Amanda, and their children, Olivia and Pierce, reside in Waco.



Mollie Duckworth

Partner, Baker Botts

Mollie Duckworth represents public and private businesses in a wide variety of corporate and securities matters. She represents both public and private companies in connection with M&A transactions and represents issuers and investment banking firms in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities. In addition, she advises corporations and MLPs with respect to complex corporate and transactional matters, including compliance with federal securities law issues, mergers and acquisitions, and day-to-day corporate counseling. Ms. Duckworth serves as partner in charge of the firm's Austin office.



Tom D. Harris

Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Tom Harris has been advising middle-market clients for more than 30 years, helping them successfully close hundreds of acquisitions, divestitures, and other corporate transactions. He has represented both buyers and sellers in public and private sale-of-business transactions. He also has represented independent committees of boards of directors. Tom has been recognized by clients, peers, and organizations for his high level of service in corporate and M&A-related work, including Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners(2015-2018), The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc, (2013-2021), StandoutLawyer, Acritas Stars (2018-2020), and as a Best Business Lawyer in Dallas, D Magazine, D Magazine Partners (2009 and 2015-2021). Tom leads the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice, guiding associates and newer partners through their careers, making sure they are equipped with the knowledge and experience to ensure clients’ needs are met, and coordinating Firm subject-  matter experts in their collaboration on M&A matters. In addition to his practice leadership, Tom is also the administrative partner of the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone.



Joseph Hinton

Associate, Burdett, Morgan, Williamson & Boykin, L.L.P.

Joseph Hinton graduated from Baylor University School of Law. His practice areas include Wills and Trusts, Probate, Business Law, and Non-Profit and Church Law. Born and raised in south Mississippi, Joseph got to Texas as fast as he could. After graduating from Baylor University School of Law, he followed his true love, a fellow Amarillo attorney herself, to Amarillo. Joseph enjoys hiking through Palo Duro Canyon, cheering on his Baylor Bears and Ole Miss Rebels, and spending time with friends and family.



Jennifer Lindsey

Member, Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC

Jennifer Lindsey has experience representing a variety of businesses and individuals in residential and commercial real estate matters, including complex financing transactions, the purchase and sale of business entities, and complex business transactions. In addition to serving clients on legal matters, Ms. Lindsey serves as a director for The G.H. Pape Foundation and a member of The First National Bank of Central Texas Young Business Council. She is also a member of the Waco Public Improvement District No. One Advisory Board and the Waco Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission. Ms. Lindsey is a member of the Highland Baptist Church Personnel Committee. Ms. Lindsey was named as a partner at Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick and Dickson, PLLC in 2014.



Christina Marshall 

Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Christina Marshall regularly advises clients in a wide range of business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, debt and equity capital raises and general corporate matters. Although such transactions are the core of Christina's day-to-day activities, she has extensive experience advising clients in and managing a variety of transactions and complex business matters, including bank and private lending transactions, real property purchases, divestitures and leasing transactions, complex oil and gas and midstream transactions, complex internal reorganizations, crisis management situations and board and shareholder dispute resolution. Christina previously served as the executive vice president and general counsel of the Chalak Mitra Group of Companies, which is a group of investment companies focused in the hospitality, real estate, and sports industries, where she managed all legal, human resources, risk management, payroll, real estate, and customer relations day-to-day functions. In addition to her time as general counsel, Christina was also a founder and managing partner of a boutique Dallas law firm. The breadth of matters Christina has handled and experiences she has encountered in her career provides Christina with a unique appreciation and understanding of the issues her clients face on a day-to-day basis, positioning her to be a valuable business partner and counselor.

John A. (Andy) Powell

Member, Naman Howell Smith & Lee, PLLC

Mr. Powell is a registered patent attorney. Mr. Powell is involved in both intellectual property litigation and intellectual property prosecution. Mr. Powell was admitted to the Western District ofTexas in 2003, and since that time he has litigated a number of intellectual property matters, both as first-chair counsel and as local counsel. Mr. Powell also assists inventors and businesses with patent applications and patent prosecution, trademark applications, copyright issues, and licensing issues. Mr. Powell is admitted to the Northern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas,and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.



Paul Williamson

Partner, Burdett, Morgan, Williamson & Boykin, L.L.P

Paul graduated from Baylor University School of Law. His practice areas include Wills & Trusts, Probate, Corporations, Partnerships, & Limited Liability Companies, Non-Profits, Churches. Paul assists his clients with the preparation of revocable living trusts, handling the probate of wills and all matters incident to the administration of estates, business formation and governance, and much more.



D. Hull Youngblood, Jr.

Of Counsel, Ford Murray PLLC

Hull’s family has been a predominant force in the security and corrections industry for more than one hundred years. His great-grandfather founded the Southern Steel Company (the world's largest manufacturer of jail/prison hardware) in1897 in San Antonio, and it remained family-owned and run until 1981. Hull literally “grew up” in the public project industry, and has represented clients across the United States and internationally, in almost every phase of public projects. Government contracting, project finance, Public-Private Partnerships, and related disputes and litigation have been at the heart of Hull’s international practice. The majority of Hull’s work has been devoted to representing clients who do business with local, state, and federal entities in the development, financing, construction, refinancing, dispute resolution, and operations of public projects and their privatization across the United States, as well as in Israel, Great Britain, and Costa Rica. Hull has been a leader in improving education for lawyers for 25 years, has served the State Bar of Texas in many leadership roles, and was one of the three founders of the San Antonio Bar Foundation. Hull also claims to be a “part-time professional” magician, and recently served as President of the Texas Association of Magicians.



Distinguished Speakers

Greg Looser 

Co-Founder and Partner, Clarion Offshore Partners, LLC

Greg’s career has spanned over 26 years in law, compliance, governance and international business, with a focus on handling complex international legal and compliance matters and corporate culture turnarounds. He is Co-Founder, Partner and Chief Legal and Compliance Officer of Amritam Holdings, LLC, a new food, agriculture and clean tech investment platform, since early 2019. He is also Co-Founder, Partner, Director and Chief Legal and Compliance Officer of Clarion Ventures, LLC since late 2017, after serving in the same capacities for Clarion Offshore Partners, LLC, a partnership formed with The Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX), one of the world’s largest private equity firms. He has served as Senior Advisor to Revelation, L.P., a highly specialized, multi-disciplinary team of business and compliance strategists, crisis management professionals, and litigation scientists providing direction to Fortune 500 companies in complex matters that was founded by former United States Attorney General Edwin Meese III and Stacy Taylor. Prior to advising Revelation, Greg served as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and originally as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pride International, Inc. (NYSE:PDE), one of the world’s largest international energy contractors, prior to its merger with Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV), now Valaris plc (NYSE:VAL). Early in his career, Greg was with Bracewell, L.L.P. He has held operational, administrative, legal and compliance senior executive positions overseeing quality, safety, health, environmental, governmental, technology, global supply chain, administrative, legal and compliance matters. Greg has a focus on and a proven record of creating significant shareholder value in large global operating companies through strategic excellence, while demanding the highest level of governance, ethics, compliance and integrity in representing shareholders.

Jackson Wren

Founder Nightlight Donuts & Coffee

2020 Business Law Boot Camp

Faculty

Dan G. Baucum, Founding Member, Daniel Baucum Law PLLC

E. Steven Bolden II, Partner, Bracewell

Rick Brophy, Member and President, Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC

Matt Czimskey, Member, Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC

Mollie Duckworth, Partner, Baker Botts

Tom D. Harris, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Jennifer Lindsey, Member, Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC

Christina Marshall, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

John A. “Andy” Powell, Member, Naman Howell Smith & Lee, PLLC

Paul Williamson, Partner, Burdett Morgan Williamson & Boykin, LLP

D. Hull Youngblood, Jr., Of Counsel, Ford Murray PLLC

2019 Business Law Boot Camp

Faculty

E. Steve Bolden, Shareholder at Mahomes Bolden PC

Rick Brophy, Partner at Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP

Claudia Coscia, Deputy General Counsel for Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. 

Claudia V. Coscia is Deputy General Counsel and Secretary with Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. She has been at the company since 2002 when she started the legal department for the company. Currently, her areas of responsibility include legal management of the company’s US intellectual property, advertising initiatives and promotions, immigration law, and corporate secretarial duties for the various US entities.Claudia oversees BBUSA’s US intellectual property, including its large trademark portfolio, and advises on all company advertising and marketing campaigns. She provides corporatewide review of BBUSA’s advertising and marketing, product packaging, PR, contests, sweepstakes, and promotions. In 2006, Claudia received a Best Corporate Counsel Award from the Dallas Business Journal. Prior to joining BBUSA, Claudia was a transactional attorney at Cantey & Hanger LLC, in Fort Worth, TX where she advised clients on legal matters related to mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property matters. She received her J.D. from Baylor School of Law, and her Bachelor in Arts from Texas Christian University.

Matt Czimskey, Associate Attorney at Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP 

Mollie Duckworth, Partner at Baker Botts 

Carmen I. Flores, Director of the Business & Public Filings Division of the Office of the Secretary of State of Texas

EDUCATION

B.A. in English and History with Honors, Maryville College, St. Louis, Missouri

J.D. The University of Texas at Austin

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Director, Business & Public Filings Division, Office of the Secretary of State

Member, State Bar Committee on the Business Organizations Code

Steven Frost, Ret. Partner, Chapman and Cutler LLP 

Steve is a 1982 graduate of the DePaul University College of Law. He received a BA and a BS from the University of Colorado in 1975, and he received an MS in Accountancy from DePaul in 1977. He worked on the audit and tax staffs of Ernst & Ernst before going to law school. In 2016 he retired after a distinguished career with Chapman and Cutler, during which time he practiced principally in tax and investment fund law. From September, 2008 through October, 2009, he was Senior Counsel in the Office of Tax Policy at the Department of the Treasury, where he was responsible for guidance and legislative initiatives for pass-through entities, including the drafting of the proposed series classification regulations. From 2001 through 2012, Steve was an adjunct professor at the Kent College of Law Masters of Taxation program where he taught partnership tax. Steve is a Uniform Law Commissioner from Illinois, and he served as an advisor from the ABA Tax Section or as a Commissioner with respect to the drafting of all of the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, the Limited Liability Partnership amendments to the Uniform Partnership Act, the Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, and the Model Entities Transactions Act. Most recently, he chaired the drafting committee for the Uniform Protected Series Act. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute. In addition, with great pride, he serves as a member of the school board of Stevenson High School District 125 and on the Chicago regional board of the Anti-Defamation League. He has served as the chair of the ABA Tax Section’s Partnership and LLC Committee. He is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and has now endeavored working as an adjunct at the University of Notre Dame College of Law. Steve has served on several committees of the Chicago Bar Association, including as chair of the Committee on Federal Income Tax and as chair of the CBA’s Business Section Committee on Noncorporate Entities. He is also a member of the Illinois Institute of Business Laws, which updates the state’s business statutes. He has published in journals including the Business Lawyer, the Journal of Taxation, the Journal of Real Estate Taxation, Taxes Magazine, Tax Notes, the Journal of Limited Liability Companies, the Illinois Bar Journal and the Journal of Passthrough Entities. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Passthrough Entities. In 2012, Steve received the Lawrence Katz Memorial Service Award from the Partnerships and LLCs Committee of the ABA Section on Taxation. The 2017 recipient of the Martin I. Lubaroff award is Steven G. Frost of Chicago Illinois. 

Briana Godbey, Manager of the Legal Department of the Business & Public Filings Division of the Office of the Secretary of State of Texas

Briana Godbey is the Manager of the Legal Department for the Business & Public Filings Division, Office of the Texas Secretary of State. Prior to working at the secretary of state, Briana received her B.A., cum laude, and M.A. in Political Science at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. She received her J.D. in 2007 from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Tom D. Harris, Partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP 

Jennifer Lindsey, Partner at Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP

Christina Marshall, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Chalak Mitra Group

Sara Wagner, Staff Attorney at the Business & Public Filings Division of the Office of the Secretary of State of Texas

Sara Wagner is a Staff Attorney for the Business & Public Filings Division, Office of the Texas Secretary of State. Ms. Wagner focuses on Notary, Trademark and Business Law as well as statutory compliance.

Prior to working at the secretary of state, Ms. Wagner received her B.A., cum laude, in Political Science and History at Miami University in Miami, Ohio. She received her J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. She was admitted to the Texas bar in 2010.

D. Hull Youngblood, Jr., Of Counsel for Ford Murray PLLC 



Distinguished Speakers

Bill Shaddock, Owner & Chief Executive Officer, Capital Title of Texas

Bill Shaddock is the founding partner of the Shaddock Law Firm, and is an attorney admitted to practice law since 1977. He received his B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Christian University in 1973, and his M.B.A. in Real Estate from Southern Methodist University in 1974. Mr. Shaddock then went on to earn his J.D. from Baylor University School of Law, during which time he attended a Summer Law Study Program at Oxford University, in Oxford, England, and completed a clerkship at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. Mr. Shaddock began his legal career in 1977 with the law firm of Turner, Hitchins, Webb, McInernery, Hartnett & Strother where he focused on business-related trials, general corporate work and real estate transactions until 1983. Over the next two and a half decades, Mr. Shaddock concentrated on real estate development and settlement services, creating the largest Fee Title Network in the State of Texas from 1987 to 2006, and ultimately building a real estate empire that includes Shaddock Development Company (most notable developments: Willow Bend and Stonebriar), Capital Title of Texas (The Largest Independent Title Company in the United States), Willow Bend Mortgage Company (Top 15 Largest Metroplex Mortgage Lenders: Dallas Business Journal 2001-2007), the Shaddock Law Firm (specializing in the preparation of legal documents for title and residential mortgage lenders), and most recently First National Title Insurance Company (The 9th Largest Title Insurance Underwriter in the United States). In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mr. Shaddock has earned numerous business and humanitarian awards, for both his business acumen and selfless work for the Dallas community as well as his alma maters.

Gail L. Peek, Partner at Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP

Prior to joining Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC, Gail Peek held the position as in-house counsel for Wilsonart International, Inc., a Fortune 500 Company. While at Wilsonart, Ms. Peek served as vice president and general counsel from 1993 to 2005. Ms. Peek has also practiced bankruptcy law and commercial litigation at Kirkland & Ellis, a premier Chicago law firm. Ms. Peek’s legal experience includes general business counseling, employment law, commercial litigation, international and domestic acquisitions and divestitures, and antitrust law.

2018 Business Law Boot Camp

Faculty

E. Steve Bolden, Shareholder, Mahomes Bolden P.C.

Rick Brophy, Member and President, Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC

Claudia Coscia, Deputy General Counsel, Bimbo Bakeries USA

Matt Czimskey, Member, Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC

Mollie Duckworth, Partner, Baker Botts

Carmen I. Flores, Director, Business & Public Filings Division, Office of the Secretary of State of Texas

Steven Frost, Retired Partner, Chapman and Cutler LLP

Briana Godbey, Manager, Legal Department of the Business & Public Filings Division, Office of the Secretary of State of Texas

Tom D. Harris, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Jennifer Lindsey, Member, Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC

Christina Marshall, Owner, Keating Marshall PLLC

Sara Wagner, Staff Attorney, Business & Public Filings Division, Office of the Secretary of State of Texas

Paul Williamson, Partner, Burdett, Morgan, Williamson & Boykin, L.L.P

D. Hull Youngblood, Jr., Of Counsel, Ford Murray PLLC



Distinguished Speakers

Bill Shaddock, Owner & Chief Executive Officer, Capital Title of Texas

Greg Looser, Co-Founder and Partner, Clarion Offshore Partners, LLC

2017 Business Law Boot Camp

Faculty

E. Steve Bolden, Shareholder at Mahomes Bolden PC

Rick Brophy, Partner at Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP 

Claudia Coscia, Deputy General Counsel for Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. 

Matt Czimskey, Associate Attorney at Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP

Mollie Duckworth, Partner at Baker Botts

Carmen I. Flores, Director of the Business & Public Filings Division of the Office of the Secretary of State of Texas

Briana Godbey, Manager of the Legal Department of the Business & Public Filings Division of the Office of the Secretary of State of Texas

Tom D. Harris, Partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP 

Jennifer Lindsey, Partner at Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP

John F. Lyle, III, Partner at Adams and Reese LLP 

Christina Marshall, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Chalak Mitra Group

D. Hull Youngblood, Jr., Of Counsel for Ford Murray PLLC

Sara Wagner, Staff Attorney at the Business & Public Filings Division of the Office of the Secretary of State of Texas



Distinguished Speakers

Bill Shaddock, Owner & Chief Executive Officer, Capital Title of Texas

Greg Looser, Co-Founder and Partner, Clarion Offshore Partners, LLC, from Houston, Texas

2016 Business Law Boot Camp

Faculty

E. Steve Bolden, Shareholder at Mahomes Bolden PC

Mike Bourland, Shareholder at Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C. 

Rick Brophy, Partner at Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP 

Claudia Coscia, Deputy General Counsel for Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. 

Matt Czimskey, Associate Attorney at Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP

Mollie Duckworth, Partner at Baker Botts

David Dunning, Shareholder at Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C.

David Dunning is a shareholder of Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C. and has worked at the firm since 1996.    Mr. Dunning represents individuals and privately-held companies in a wide variety of corporate and business transactions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions.   Mr. Dunning regularly advises clients on all aspects of buying or selling business enterprises, including non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent, acquisition agreements, and non-compete agreements.   In addition to his mergers and acquisitions practice, Mr. Dunning routinely assists clients in various other corporate and business matters, such as entity formation and selecting the appropriate entity structure in which to conduct business, joint venture arrangements, structuring investments in entities, loan and financing transactions, buy-sell agreements, shareholder agreements and employment arrangements.   In his spare time, Mr. Dunning enjoys attending activities of his children and running.

Carmen I. Flores, Director of the Business & Public Filings Division of the Office of the Secretary of State of Texas

Briana Godbey, Manager of the Legal Department of the Business & Public Filings Division of the Office of the Secretary of State of Texas

Tom D. Harris, Partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP

Cristin Conley Keane, Shareholder at Carlton Fields

Jennifer Lindsey, Partner at Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP

John F. Lyle, III, Partner at Adams and Reese LLP

Christina Marshall, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Chalak Mitra Group

Shanna Nugent, Shareholder at the Law Offices of Shanna Nugent, P.C.

Shanna Nugent’s practice focuses on a range of corporate and transactional matters, Her practice includes representations of private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as, entrepreneurs and medium to small businesses. She has vast experience in capital formation, including private placements and debt financing. She has counseled clients regarding private acquisitions, divestitures and investment transactions. Her practice has a special emphasis on secured and unsecured loans, restructures and workouts. 

Sara Wagner, Staff Attorney at the Business & Public Filings Division of the Office of the Secretary of State of Texas

D. Hull Youngblood, Jr., Of Counsel for Ford Murray PLLC 



Distinguished Speakers

Mark Curriden, Founder of Texas Lawbook and author of Contempt of Court: A Turn-of-the-Century Lynching that Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism

Mark Curriden, a senior writer, joined the ABA Journal staff part time in 2010 and has written for the magazine for more than 25 years. He also is a senior writer for the Texas Lawbook. Mark served as the legal affairs writer for the Dallas Morning News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. From 2002 to 2010, Mark was the senior communications counsel at Vinson & Elkins. From 2010 to 2012, he was the Writer in Residence at the SMU Dedman School of Law. Mark clerked for a federal judge after earning his J.D. from the Woodrow Wilson Law School in Atlanta. He holds a B.A. in history from Tennessee Temple University.

Greg Looser, Co-Founder and Partner, Clarion Offshore Partners, LLC