Create a Rock-Solid Operating Agreement for Your Client
Drafting an airtight LLC operating agreement is the best way to protect your client from future disputes and costly litigation. This program will provide you with a better understanding of key issues that should be taken into consideration when drawing up agreement documents. Our expert faculty will detail the crucial provisions that need to be included to ensure a favorable outcome in settlement or court if member conflicts arise. Register today!
Review the types of LLCs, member duties and responsibilities, and other basic agreement guidelines.
Draft provisions that define the management structure and provide a mechanism for dispute resolution.
Consider various options for tax entity selection.
Handle member events such as retirement, divorce, disability and death.
Learn how to modify, restructure and update an existing operating agreement.
Explore common ethical issues that may arise, including conflicts of interest and confidentiality issues.
Basic Operating Agreement Guidelines
Drafting Management-Related Provisions
Handling Capital Contributions, Profit Distributions and Allocating Losses
Provisions to Protect Against Veil-Piercing Risks
Provisions Addressing Accounting and Tax Issues
Transfers, Withdrawals and Transitions
Modifying, Restructuring and Updating the Agreement
DOUGLAS R. GRIESSis a partner at Hackstaff Snow Atkinson & Griess, LLC, in Denver, Colorado, focusing on business law, estate planning, and intellectual property (trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets) for closely held businesses. Mr. Griess has presented to business, financial, and legal professionals on topics related to business entities, taxes, ethics, and asset protection, with a specific focus on LLCs (partnerships), S-Corps, and trusts. Mr. Griess's clients are business owners and company's in a wide range of industries and markets, and has worked on deals around the country and internationally. Mr. Griess is admitted in Colorado, Wyoming, and the Tenth Circuit, he is a member of several professional groups including the Colorado, Wyoming, and Denver bar associations. Mr. Griess earned his B.A. degree from Virginia Tech and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
NOEL D. HUMPHREYS is of counsel with Connell Foley LLP, where he limits his practice to business transactions, lending transactions, organizational governance, and intellectual property. Mr. Humphreys is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York, and before the U.S. District Court of New Jersey and the U.S. District Court of New York (Eastern and Southern). He earned his B.A. degree from DePauw University, his M.S.J. degree from Columbia University, and his J.D. degree from Harvard University.
ALFRED J. LUDWIG is an attorney at Lewis Rice LLC, where he maintains a diverse transactional practice. Mr. Ludwig represents a wide array of clients ranging from large, publicly traded companies to individuals and sole proprietorships in all aspects of business operations. His experience includes transaction structuring, operational diligence, development and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, the processes that accompany startup business planning, and the dissolution of ongoing businesses at the end of their life cycle. Mr. Ludwig has a significant commercial real estate practice, and he represents lenders and borrowers in a range of financing transactions, with a special emphasis on marine and real estate financing. He also has substantial experience in negotiating and accounting for information technology and related software licensing arrangements. Mr. Ludwig earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Truman State University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Missouri at Columbia School of Law.
BRANDON M. SCHWARTZ is a trial attorney with Schwartz Law Firm in Oakdale, Minnesota. Mr. Schwartz is board certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a civil trial specialist and is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial law advocate. He focuses his practice primarily on business law and business litigation involving such matters as shareholder disputes, derivative actions, contract creation and litigation, company formation, and age discrimination for clients throughout Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Arizona. Mr. Schwartz also provides counsel and litigation representation in personal injury and family law cases. He is admitted to practice in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Arizona; and before the U.S. District Courts for the districts of Minnesota, Colorado, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Mr. Schwartz earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Michigan Technological University; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the William Mitchell College of Law, and was in the top ten students in his class. He has been published several times by the Minnesota State Bar Association, Michigan Bar Journal, and the American Bar Association. Mr. Schwartz has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers multiple times; is a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; is a lifetime charter member of Best Attorneys of America,; was awarded with Lifetime Achievement by America’s Top 100 Attorneys; and was awarded as one of America’s Top 100 high stakes litigators.
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