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Updates on the Modifications of Fiduciary Duties for Members of an LLC

Gain an understanding of the modification of fiduciary duties available to you through state laws.

Many members in an LLC do not understand the fiduciary duties that present for a member in an LLC. Additionally, many members do not realize that some of these duties can be limited. This topic will educate members of an LLC on the modification of fiduciary duties available to them through state laws that are implemented using specific language in an operating agreement. We will begin with the inception of the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act discussing what the default fiduciary duties were implemented through this act and how the duties can be limited. After, we will turn to the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) and review the changes that were made in terms of fiduciary duties of members. We will then turn what needs to be specified in the operating agreement in order to limit or eliminate fiduciary duties under RULLCA. Additionally, we examine different states that are following the RULLCA and discuss how each state is different in terms of fiduciary duties in LLCs. Lastly, we will discuss drafting tips on what specific language must be added to their operating agreement to ensure these fiduciary duties are limited or eliminated.

Runtime: 94 minutes
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Agenda

Uniform Limited Liability Company Act 1996

  • Fiduciary Obligations Under ULLCA
    • Duty of Care
    • Duty of Loyalty
  • Modification of Fiduciary Duties
  • Operating Agreement
    • Why Is It Important to an LLC?
    • What Goes Into an Operating Agreement?

Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act 2006

  • Fiduciary Obligations Under RULLCA
    • Duty of Care
    • Duty of Loyalty
  • Operating Agreement
    • Waiver of Fiduciary Duty

State Examples: Ohio

  • Changes Fiduciary Obligations of LLCs
    • Default Duties
  • Operating Agreement
    • What Language Goes Into the Operating Agreement

Other States

  • Delaware, Arizona, Kentucky, Indiana, Washington, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada, California, Alabama, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Idaho, Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming

Operating Agreement Drafting Suggestions

  • Look at the State Statute
    • What Duties Are Implied?
    • Clearly State What Duties Are Being Modified or Eliminated
    • Clearly State the Parties That This Applies to
  • Good Faith and Fair Dealing Always Exists
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on January 13, 2020.

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  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.6
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.6 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
     
  • 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.
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.5 CLE credits.
     
  • ND CLE 1.5
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.6
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this Ondemand course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 93 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 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 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.55
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.55 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 self-study CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.5 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 2.0
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 2.0
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Michael J. Anthony, Esq.

Michael J. Anthony, Esq.

Anthony Law, LLC

  • Managing attorney at Anthony Law, LLC
  • Anthony Law focuses in the areas of general corporate law, technology and intellectual property, real estate, startups and small business, employment and business litigation
  • Professional associations and memberships include the Columbus Bar Association; Lawrence Funderburke Youth Organization, board member and legal counsel and small business advocate, editor
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Capital University Law School; B.A. degree, in history, Cederville University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or https://www.anthonylawllc.com/attorney/anthony-corporate-real-estate-lawyer
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Published 2020
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