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How strong is an LLC's liability protection? What simple mistakes can leave your clients vulnerable to creditors - and how can you prevent them from happening? Review the major elements of LLC structure, key pitfalls and prepare your clients' asset protection plans to minimize mistakes and threat of personal exposure. Order today!
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ERIC C. BOUGHMAN is a co-founder of Forster Boughman, a central Florida business law boutique. His practice encompasses a wide range of legal issues affecting businesses and entrepreneurs, including corporate governance matters; business disputes; internet, software, and technology issues; and asset protection. Mr. Boughman manages the firm’s expansive multi-state and international asset recovery and defense practice. He has broad analytical experience regarding the protection and pursuit of tangible and digital assets. Mr. Boughman has represented clients ranging from multinational corporations to local business owners in all phases of the legal dispute process, including mediation, arbitration, administrative tax and licensing proceedings, trials, and appeals. His experience helps him counsel clients to identify and resolve potential problem issues before disputes develop. Mr. Boughman has also served as general counsel to an off-shore technology company and regularly counsels tech companies, both foreign and domestic. In recent years, he has become deeply involved in issues dealing with internet advertising, technology licensing and copyright concerns, software and cloud-based systems, internet defamation, data and privacy, cryptocurrencies, blockchain and smart contracts, and other technical issues that affect clients doing business in cyberspace. Mr. Boughman has been admitted to practice law in Florida and Nevada, as well as in the U.S. Tax Court, and pro hac vice for matters in various other states. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, Cyberspace Law Committee, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Subcommittee, and the Cyberspace Current Law Task Force, as well as the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Asset Protection Planning Committee. He is a frequent author and presenter in the areas of asset protection, law and technology. He is working on launching a podcast focusing on these issues in early 2018. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland while he was serving in the U.S. Air Force, where his duty included tours in Saudi Arabia and Turkey, and earned his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.
MAYA SIMMONS ROGERS is the managing partner of Simmons Rogers, LLC. In this role, she serves as outside general counsel to a variety of businesses, including technology companies, fashion designers and influencers, retail stores, franchisees, and non-profits. As outside general counsel, she handles transactional, intellectual property, and litigation matters on behalf of her clients. Prior to founding Simmons Rogers, LLC, Ms. Simmons Rogers was able to gain extensive experience handling litigation and transactional matters for businesses in varying stages from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. As a strong believer in ADR, she has represented her clients in numerous arbitrations and mediations in addition to resolving disputes as an arbitrator and mediator. Ms. Simmons Rogers served on the Executive Board of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and the Board of Directors for the Refugee Women's Network, serving as treasurer for four years. In 2017, her firm began hosting free legal clinics in South Georgia featuring lawyers from across the state. As a result of her experience and service, she was recognized as one of The National Black Lawyers Top 40 under 40 in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Ms. Simmons Rogers earned her B.S. and M.B.A. degrees, both summa cum laude, from Florida A&M University and her J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
DANIEL S. WELYTOK is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., where he assists clients with tax issues, acquisitions and divestments, capital structuring, financing, corporate governance, information technology, licensing and distribution, regulatory and compliance issues, labor and employee benefits matters, and dispute resolution. He serves as chair of the firm’s Opinion Review Committee. Mr. Welytok was appointed in 2018 by the U.S. Department of Treasury to serve on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities, and has served on the American Bar Association’s Advisory Committee, articles editor for The Tax Lawyer and chair of the ABA Tax Law Committee, Young Lawyers Division. He is also a past member of the State Bar of Wisconsin Tax Section Board of Directors and past chair of the TE/GE Council for the Great Lakes Area liaison with the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Welytok is an Editorial Board member and on the editorial staff of the TAXFAX column of The Cooperative Accountant. He has authored and edited various tax and law-related books, including the 2018 National Income Tax Workbook, Nonprofit Law & Governance for Dummies, Sarbanes-Oxley for Dummies and The Wisconsin Guide to Nonprofits.