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  • January 18
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Limited Liability Companies: Common Traps to Avoid

January 18

Find out how to ensure your LLC meets the requirements necessary to avoid these common pitfalls.

Many persons responsible for the selection, formation, management, governance, and taxability of LLCs are not fully familiar with the most common LLC traps to avoid and how to plan to avoid them. This topic identifies common LLC traps to avoid, such as handling Charging Orders and formation traps. This material will also discuss LLC veil piercing mistakes, the problem with single member LLCs, certain partnership taxation issues, and specific LLC Operating Agreement provisions regarding members, managers, management deadlock, member disputes, sale and transferability of membership interests, securities compliance, voting, and the authority of members and managers.

Learning Objectives

- You will be able to describe certain partnership taxation traps relating to LLCs.

- You will be able to discuss the selection of single member LLCs versus single member corporations and current issues.

- You will be able to explain LLC charging orders, piercing the LLC veil, and member personal liability.

- You will be able to identify LLC traps regarding drafting LLC operating agreement provisions and protecting members, managers, and the company.

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Agenda

LLC Tax Traps
  • Will an LLC Always Be Taxed as a Partnership?
  • Tax Traps for Investor Member vs. Operating Member
  • Disregarded Entity Classification
  • Self-Employment Taxation for Members
  • Entity Classification Election Form 8832
Charging Order Landmines
  • Judgement Creditor of a Member
  • Statutory Charging Orders
  • Assignable Interest in the LLC
  • LLC Operating Agreement Provisions
Selection of the Single-Member LLC
  • Single Member LLCs: The Albright Case, the Olmstead Case, and Other Related Cases
LLC Veil-Piercing Mistakes That Expose Personal Liability
  • Piercing the LLC Veil
  • Violation of Duty to Impose Member Personal Liability
  • Fraud or Misrepresentation to Impose Member Personal Liability
  • Consumer Protection Act Violation to Impose Member Personal Liability
  • Unfair and Deceptive Practices to Impose Member Personal Liability
  • Wrongful Withholding of Employment Wages to Impose Member Personal Liability
  • Alter Ego Theory to Impose Member Personal Liability
LLC Operating Agreement Provisions Respecting Members and Membership
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Provisions - Management Deadlock
  • Specific Member and Manager Member Voting Provisions
  • Specific Manager Member Management Authority
  • Specific Provisions for Securities Compliance
  • Specific Provisions for Sale and Transfer Ability of a Member's Interest
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  • AIPB 2.0
     
  • This program is acceptable for 2.0 CPEC(s) towards the CB designation through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).
     
  • AL CLE 1.7 (Pending)
     
  • AR CLE 1.75
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.75 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
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  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
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  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
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  • This program may qualify for 2.0 credit hours through the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education through reciprocity. This course is accredited in other jurisdictions such as New Jersey. To receive CLE credit for this program, a home study affidavit must be submitted to the Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education.
     
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  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.7 CLE hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MS CLE 1.7 (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted to the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Approval pending.
     
  • MT CLE 1.75
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.75 CLE credits.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.7
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 100 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 2.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.0 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 2.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 2.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.66 (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.66 hours of credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.75
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.75 hours of Law & Legal Procedure credit.
     
  • WI CLE 2.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 2.0 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 2.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 2.0 MCLE hours.
     
  • CPE 2.0 including Taxes 2
     
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/cpas/complaints. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 2.0 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Taxes for 2.0 hours. Prerequisite: . Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a registered provider for CPA CPE through the State Education Department of New York, Sponsor number: 000640. The following course will carry the subject area of Taxation for 2.0 hours.
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. has registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE Sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE Program. This program qualifies for 2.0 hours of continuing professional education.
     

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Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for accountants, CPAs, CEOs, presidents, vice presidents, CFOs, controllers, business owners and managers, bookkeepers, tax preparers and attorneys.

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Over 30 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Jeffrey M. Grieff

Jeffrey M. Grieff

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

  • Shareholder in Jeffrey M. Grieff, P.S., and Counsel to the law firm Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP in Seattle, Washington
  • Practice is focused on representing individuals, professionals, closely held companies, nonprofit entities in formation, governance, compliance and general business matters
  • Specifically, he advises clients on entity formation of corporations (“S” & “C” types) professional service corporations, limited liability companies, professional limited liability companies, general partnerships, limited liability partnerships, nonprofit corporations and nonprofit limited liability companies, the Application for Recognition of Exemption (Forms 1023 and 1024), and IRC Section 501(c) Exempt Organizations compliance
  • Also works closely with clients on operating and governance issues including state and federal compliance with rules, administrative codes, regulation and interpretation issues
  • Has extensive experience and expertise representing medical and legal professionals, and frequently counsels clients on specific issues that occur in professional organizations
  • Volunteers with the Washington State Bar Association’s Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP), counseling lawyers on selecting and forming the proper entity for lawyers and law firms, as well as explaining the tax ramifications of the entity choice
  • Member of the Washington State Bar Association (Business Law Section and Real Property, Probate and Trust Section) and the American Bar Association (Business Law Section and Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section); also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Has been a presenter in numerous programs for lawyers and CPAs
  • J.D. degree, University of Puget Sound; B.A. degree in business, University of Washington
  • Detailed biographical information can be viewed at www.millernash.com
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Product ID: 401675
Published 2017, 2018
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