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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 and maximize asset protection. Order today!
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This course has been approved by the Vermont Board of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education. This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of self-study credit, including 0.0 hour of self-study ethics credit. No more than 10.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period. Attorneys may not earn professionalism credit with self-study.
PATRICIA LEE is a partner in the law firm Hutchison & Steffen LLC, practicing primarily in business and commercial litigation, including, but not limited to, partnership/shareholder disputes, contract enforcement/defense, non-competition agreements, and commercial lease review and litigation, family law, trademark registration and litigation, collections, mechanic’s liens/foreclosures, and medical claims billing. She is the current president of the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association Foundation and was appointed by Governor Gibbons to serve as chair of the Nevada Crime Commission. Ms. Lee is currently on the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and she was named Legal Aid’s Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. She became the first Nevada attorney to receive the American Bar Association’s national Pro Bono Publico Award for her demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged. Ms. Lee currently serves as the president elect for the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada and as a board member of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce. She earned two B.A. degrees from the University of Southern California and her J.D. degree from George Washington University Law School.
JONATHAN SEPTER is a shareholder practicing commercial real estate and agricultural law at Messerli & Kramer, providing practical, results-driven legal solutions to businesses and individuals. His focus is commercial real estate, where he works with owners, investors, lenders and closely-held businesses in connection with all phases of the commercial real estate life cycle. Mr. Septer advises clients on real estate matters related to acquisitions, sales and development; retail, office and industrial leasing; construction contracts; real estate finance; mobile home and manufactured housing; land use; loan workouts; foreclosures; and environmental. His clients also rely on him for guidance on general real estate due diligence, including loan, title and survey matters. Mr. Septer also has extensive experience in the agricultural real estate and agribusiness industries, counseling institutional investors, equipment manufacturers, lenders, and farmers in connection with complex farmland acquisitions; sales and financing matters; grain handling; equipment manufacturing; and general farming operational and compliance matters. Prior to joining Messerli Kramer, he spent a year as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robert D. Tiffany of the Hubbard County District Court from 2010-2011.
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.