• 18 minutes

LLC Veil-Piercing Mistakes That Expose Personal Liability


Piercing the veil – holding one liable for the obligations of the other.

Piercing the LLC veil is statutory as opposed to the corporate veil-piercing doctrine which was established by judicial decision. In order to pierce the LLC veil, two separate, essential factors must be established: first, the corporate form must be intentionally used to violate or evade a duty. Second, the fact finder must establish that disregarding the corporate veil is necessary and required to prevent an unjustified loss to the injured party. This video reviews LLC veil-piercing case decisions, the Anti-Kickback Statue, as well as veil-piercing mistakes including fraud to impose member personal liability.

Runtime: 18 minutes



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

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