Walk through the basic elements of LLCs while gaining practical how-to's, valuable pointers, cautionary advice and tips for avoiding common issues. Stay up to date with the latest LLC legislation, trends and developments; consider all factors in entity selection and formation; and work through basic operating agreement provisions. You will also learn more focused skills and applications, such as how to form LLCs to purchase real estate, avoid common tax issues and much, much more. Understand LLCs inside and out - order today!
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BRADFORD E. BLOCK is the principal of the Law Offices of Bradford E. Block, in Northbrook. He has been an attorney for more than 35 years and practices in the areas of business formation, mergers and acquisitions, not-for-profit organizations, private foundations, equity financing, tax law, and the preparation and negotiation of corporate and technology contracts. Mr. Block has lectured to various professional groups on matters related to limited liability companies, partnerships, business transactions, S-corporations, and tax-exempt organizations. He is a former adjunct professor of business planning and partnership law at DePaul University. Mr. Block is also a commercial mediator and a member of the Association of Attorney Mediators. He earned his B.S. degree from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. degree from DePaul University College of Law.
DOUGLAS R. GRIESS is a partner with Hackstaff & Snow, LLC, in Denver, Colorado focusing on business law, estate planning, and intellectual property for small businesses. Early in his career, Mr. Griess learned contract analysis working on insurance coverage matters, commercial litigation, and construction defects. He opened The Griess Law Firm, LLC, in 2010 to provide business counsel to clients, and then merged with Hackstaff & Snow, LLC, in 2016 to expand his practice areas and resources. Mr. Griess represents various individuals and businesses based in Colorado and around the nation in business matters, non-profit matters, transactions, civil and commercial disputes, and intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets). While engaged in all aspects of general business representation, he focuses on entity formation and updating, owner relationships, and business succession planning. Mr. Griess is admitted in Colorado and the Tenth Circuit. He is also admitted to the Wyoming bar. He is a member of the Colorado and Denver bar associations. Mr. Griess earned his B.A. degree from Virginia Tech and his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia 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, and Wisconsin. Mr. Schwartz also provides counsel and litigation representation in personal injury and family law cases. He is admitted to practice in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin, and before the U.S. District courts for the districts of Minnesota, 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.