Protect Clients' Assets From an LLC's Creditors and Legal Liabilities
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Gary A. Forster is managing partner and co-founder of ForsterBoughman. His practice spans 30 years and includes domestic and international corporate law, asset protection, tax, and estate planning. Mr. Forster handles a variety of corporate and personal planning matters for business leaders and wealthy families. He is the author of three books. In 2013, he wrote Asset Protection for Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Investors, a guide to asset protection strategies for clients and their financial advisors, now in its second edition. In 2020, Mr. Forster finished the second edition of The U.S. Estate and Gift Tax and the Non-Citizen, which explains how resident and non-resident foreign nationals are impacted by the U.S. estate and gift tax. In 2021, he wrote The U.S. Wealth Transfer Tax and the Non-Citizen, a law school textbook. Mr. Forster’s legislative amendments were adopted as Section 43A of the new Nevis LLC Ordinance - Nevis Limited Liability Company (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015. He earned his B.A. degree from Tufts University, graduating cum laude with majors in economics and Spanish literature. Mr. Forster earned his J.D. degree from the University of Florida College of Law, graduating with honors. He continued his studies as a graduate fellow at the University of Florida College of Law, Master of Taxation program, earning an LL.M. degree. Mr. Forster's education also includes studies at the University of Madrid, Oxford University and Leiden University in the Netherlands. He is a member of The Florida Bar and the District of Columbia Bar Association, including bar sections for international and tax law. Mr. Forster is licensed to practice before the U.S. Tax Court, and is a member of the American Bar Association Asset Protection Planning Committee.
Henry J. Geha III is an attorney in the Toledo office of Marshall & Melhorn, LLC. He focuses his practice on commercial transactions, business litigation, creditors’ rights, and strategic legal initiatives, involving compliance, information technology, and supplier relationships. Mr. Geha's practice includes both transactional and litigation matters for a range of companies and institutions, with an emphasis on public and closely held companies and financial institutions. He defends directors and officers lawsuits and provides counsel as to government actions and administrative proceedings. Mr. Geha defends actions initiated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC). In addition, he serves as outside general counsel for various companies and handles real estate matters.
Neal B. Jannol is a sole practitioner in Los Angeles at the Law Office of Neal B. Jannol. He has been an attorney for more than 20 years and concentrates his practice on sophisticated estate and tax planning for individual clients, the representation of individual and corporate fiduciaries, and the administration of estates and trusts. Mr. Jannol's experience includes drafting revocable and irrevocable trusts, business succession planning, premarital planning, charitable gift planning, and all aspects of estate administration and probate procedures. He is a member of the State Bar of California. Mr. Jannol earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles and his J.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.
Chadwick A. McTighe is a member (partner) in the Louisville office of Stites & Harbison PLLC and is Chair of the firm’s Business Litigation Service Group and Co-Chair of the Class Action Practice Team. Chad has an extensive practice in class actions, fiduciary duty litigation, appellate proceedings, data breach litigation, and a broad range of other commercial and business litigation matters. He has practiced in a number of state and federal courts and successfully argued a number of matters of first impression resulting in published appellate decisions. He is proud to have earned the respect and confidence of his clients and peers, as reflected in peer-review and client ratings and his appointment as a Special Justice to the Kentucky Supreme Court in 2023. Representative cases include a pair of published decisions establishing and addressing fiduciary duties of LLC members in Kentucky, a decision establishing the standards for contractual appraisal proceedings in a partnership agreement in Kentucky, which included reversal of a $1.2 million judgment and entry of a judgment awarding damages and fees to his client, and summary judgment for the defendants in a putative class action asserting RICO violations and a host of other claims, which was affirmed on appeal by the Sixth Circuit. Chad also is a regular presenter at CLEs and has authored various articles and publications.
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