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MICHAEL D. CROSS JR. is a member of the Alpharetta business and technology law firm of Briskin, Cross & Sanford, LLC, where his areas of practice include partnership and LLC law, mergers and acquisitions, franchise law, and corporate law. For more than a decade, Mr. Cross served as an adjunct professor at Reinhardt University, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses involving business law, media law, entrepreneurial law, organizational leadership and ethics. He also speaks frequently at continuing legal education seminars and has worked with Emory Law School and the Georgia Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism since 2005. Mr. Cross recently was listed by Georgia Trend magazine as one of the 2017 Legal Elite and has been selected five times for inclusion in the listing known as Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars for his work representing entrepreneurs, investors and privately-held companies. He is admitted to practice law in Georgia and Indiana, as well as before the U.S Tax Court. Mr. Cross earned his B.A. degree from Anderson University; his J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law; and his LL.M. degree, with honors, from the University of Alabama School of Law.
JON L. FARNSWORTH is a shareholder at Felhaber Larson in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Farnsworth focuses on counselling clients through complex business and technology legal issues, including partner and shareholder disputes. If litigation becomes necessary, he is a skilled litigator. He regularly obtains favorable outcomes for clients inside the courtroom, including on cases where computer forensic experts are needed; however, Mr. Farnsworth recognizes the most cost-effective results may come from uniquely-tailored solutions outside the courtroom. Accordingly, he is also well-versed in crafting and drafting settlement and buy-out agreements. Mr. Farnsworth’s clients range from entrepreneurs and start-up companies to established billion-dollar enterprises with international name recognition. He represents clients in a variety of industries, including technology, retail, medical, specialized manufacturing, real estate, fitness and athletics, security, consumable products, and service. 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 from St. Thomas School of Law, cum laude, and his M.B.A. degree from St. Thomas Opus College of Business.
MARK D. KIMBALL is the founding shareholder of MDK Law, a firm emphasizing corporate, commercial, and property law and consulting in matters involving federal and international taxation. Mr. Kimball is admitted to practice in Washington, New York and Texas. He is an adjunct professor of law at Eotvos Lorand and Masaryk universities in Europe and has served as a law school guest lecturer at Seattle University School of Law. Mr. Kimball has presented at conferences and continuing education events of the Escrow Association of Washington; the Washington State Bar Association; and at legal and political science academic conferences in the United States, Latin America and Europe. He is also engaged periodically as an expert witness in Superior Court cases involving limited liability companies and governance and member issues. Mr. Kimball earned his J.D. degree and LL.M. (taxation) degree from the University of Washington School of Law and also holds an LL.M. degree, in transnational commercial practice, from Europe.
DANIEL S. WELYTOK is an attorney with the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, office of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., where he practices in the areas of taxation, exempt organizations, and business law. He has served in numerous leadership roles in various professional associations, including the American Bar Association's Advisory Committee; articles editor for The Tax Lawyer; and chair of the American Bar Association's Tax Law Committee, Young Lawyers Division. He is also an active member of the Great Lakes Tax Exempt Government Entities Council, where he has served as chair, and as Great Lakes Area liaison with the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Welytok frequently speaks at various local and national seminars; is widely published; and has edited, written, and contributed to a number of law-based books, including Nonprofit Law and Governance for Dummies, Sarbanes-Oxley for Dummies, and The Wisconsin Guide to Nonprofits. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and his LL.M. degree, with distinction, from the DePaul University College of Law.