Recent and Upcoming Speeches and Panels

Upcoming Speeches:

Date: November 2, 2017
Location: River Oaks Country Club - 1600 River Oaks Blvd., Houston, TX 77019
Program Title: The Art of Business Litigation: A Conversation (Business & Ethics), SIPS, and CLE

Ladd Hirsch will present at The Art of Business Litigation: A Conversation (Business & Ethics), SIPS, and CLE.

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Recent Speeches:

Date: February 12, 2016
Location: Cityplace Conference Center - 2711 North Haskell Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204
Program Title: Derivative and Double Derivative Litigation: Shareholder Actions Post-Ritchie v. Rupe
Ladd Hirsch and Jason Fulton will present at the 2016 UT Law Securities and Business Law Conference. This presentation will discuss the aftermath of Ritchie v. Rupe focusing on derivative actions for closely held companies.

Date: October 23, 2015
Location: The Westin Houston, Memorial City - 945 Gessner Road, Houston, TX 77024
Ladd Hirsch and Jason Fulton will be making a joint presentation at the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants Business Valuation, Forensic & Litigation Services Conference. Their presentation is titled, “Brave New World: Life for Minority Shareholders After Texas Supreme Court Ruling in Ritchie vs. Rupe, and will review the competing rights and duties of minority and majority shareholders in Texas private companies following the Supreme Court’s decision in Ritchie vs. Rupe last year, which largely eliminated the claim for minority shareholder oppression. They will discuss the new legal battleground between minority and majority shareholders, and particular focus will be given to claims by minority shareholders filed in a derivative capacity under the Texas Business Organizations Code.

Date:October 7, 2015
Location: Petroleum Club - 1201 Louisiana Street, 35th Floor, Houston, TX 77002
Program Title: The Business Divorce: Maximizing Value for Clients in Property Settlements Ladd Hirsch and Charles Rubio will present at the Houston Bar Association’s Family Law Section meeting on October 7, 2015. Their presentation will focus on handling property division/allocation issues in a divorce proceeding with a particular focus on dealing with investments in private, closely-held companies.

Date: September 17, 2015
Location: Belo Mansion & Pavilion - 2101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201
Ladd Hirsch will be moderating a breakfast panel for the ACG Association for Corporate Growth on the topic of Family Offices. It is anticipated that there will be four representatives of Family Offices on the panel, including the following family offices, Perot, Hicks, and Dedman.

Date: July 8-10, 2015
By: Ladd Hirsch and Jason Fulton
Location: University of Texas 2015 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships
Minority Shareholder Rights After The Texas Supreme Court’s Decision in Ritchie v. Rupe (June 2014)

Date and Location: April 25–26, 2015 Washington, D.C.
Topic: Selecting and Retaining Expert Witnesses: Picking All-Stars and Avoiding Busts
Presented to: National Expert Witness Conference Sponsored by SEAK
Speaker: Ladd Hirsch

Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015
Location:  Cityplace Conference Center, 2711 North Haskell Avenue, Dallas, Texas  75204
Time:  11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., CDT
Panelists:  Ladd A. Hirsch, Diamond McCarthy LLP; Byron F. Egan, Jackson Walker L.L.P, Marc I. Steinberg, SMU Dedman School of Law
Moderator:  Elizabeth S. Miller, Baylor University School of Law
Program Description:  In 2014, the Texas Supreme Court held that minority shareholder oppression is not a separate cause of action under Texas common law and that the remedy for oppression under the applicable Texas statute is limited solely to appoint a receiver to conduct a rehabilitative receivership (Ritchie v. Rupe). Learn what future legal complaints are likely to be brought by minority shareholders and examine Texas law regarding these claims.

Date: January 15-16, 2015
By: Ladd Hirsch and Jason Fulton
Location: Texas Bar 31st Annual Litigation Update Institute
Current Issues and Trends in Business Divorce Litigation

Date: November 6-7, 2014 - Hilton Dallas Park Cities Hotel
Topic: Representing the Family Owned Business Part One: Issues at Formation
Presented to: TexasBar CLE - Advanced Business Law 2014: Representing Growing Businesses
Speaker: Ladd Hirsch

Date: October 14, 2014 - Fort Worth Hilton Hotel
Topic: Private Company Ownership Conflicts: Whose Ox is Being Gored (and Who Owns the Ox)?
Presented to: Texas Society of CPA's 2014 Business Valuation, Forensic and Litigation Services Conference
Speakers: Ladd Hirsch and Mark Sales 

Date: October 10, 2014, 12:00 p.m., CDT
Webinar: Navigation the Current Issues and Trends in Business Divorce Litigation
Panel:  Ladd Hirsch, Kurt Heyman, and Peter Mahler
Program Description: When business owners in established private companies make the decision to separate, they will face many thorny legal and business issues in navigating their way through the completion of a Business Divorce. This program provides guidance regarding the key challenges that private company owners should be prepared to confront in pursuing a Business Divorce so that you can effectively counsel your clients through this process. 

Date: October 9, 2014 - Brennan's of Houston
Topic: Division of Marital Investments in Private Businesses
Presented to: The Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
Speakers: Ladd Hirsch and Charles Rubio 

Date: March 18, 2014
Topic: Balance of Power Is Someone’s Ox Being Gored
Presented to: Dallas Bar Association Business Litigation Section
Speaker: Ladd Hirsch
Co-Authors: Ladd Hirsch, Jason FultonJames Sheppard

Date: April 9-11, 2014
Topic: Tales From the Trenches: Business Divorces Involving Disputes Among Owners of Private Companies (Under Texas and Delaware Law)
Presented to: 2014 ABA Section of Litigation, Section Annual Conference
Speaker: Ladd Hirsch



With offices in Houston and Dallas, Diamond McCarthy LLP assists a variety of clients with their Texas Business Divorce matters throughout Texas, including Austin, San Antonio, Midland, Fort Worth, Galveston, Amarillo, Abilene, and Waco.

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