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ERIC C. BOUGHMAN is a co-founder of Forster Boughman Lefkowitz & Lowe, 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.
JON L. FARNSWORTH is a partner at Spencer Fane LLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He utilizes his M.B.A./J.D. degree to counsel clients, particularly privately-held companies, through complex business transactions, brand protection and technology matters. Mr. Farnsworth uses a common-sense, practical approach to simplify and navigate tricky legal issues. He is a recovering litigator who builds on a wealth of experience, including multiple trials and appeals, to help advise clients about the realities and pitfalls of litigation. He is the former chair of the Technology Law Section at the Minnesota State Bar Association, recipient of the LegalCorps Volunteer of the Year Award, and is consistently recognized by SuperLawyersÂ® as a top technology transactional attorney. His clients range from entrepreneurs to established enterprises with international brand recognition. Mr. Farnsworth received his B.A. degree in political science, with honors, and B.A. degree in history, magna cum laude, from Gustavus Adolphus College. He also received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from St. Thomas School of Law and his M.B.A. degree from St. Thomas Opus College of Business.
TERESA N. PHILLIPS is an attorney with Forster Boughman Lefkowitz & Lowe, where her practice focuses on probate and trust administration, probate and trust litigation, and general commercial disputes. She has spent her entire legal career representing businesses, governmental agencies, fiduciaries, insurers, and even a local sports team in various litigation matters. Ms. Phillips also has the distinction of being one of the few attorneys in the Orlando area who routinely represents clients in both probate/trust administration and probate/trust litigation, giving her a unique perspective in this field. She earned her B.A. degree in social sciences and education from Florida State University; and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Florida State University College of Law. Ms. Philips is admitted in all Florida state courts and the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida (federal courts).