Charles Ray to participate in business law seminar

On October 27, 2017, Lanier Ford attorney Charles Ray will be participating in an all-day seminar about Alabama business law. This is a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar, designed for practicing attorneys and in-house counsel.

Mr. Ray’s segment of the seminar will address the issue of piercing the corporate veil. Normally, the owners of an incorporated business are protected from individual liability for wrongs committed by the corporation. However, under certain circumstances, the owners can be held personally responsible for what the corporation has done. The legal term of art for holding the owners individually liable for the acts of the corporation is called “piercing the corporate veil.” Mr. Ray’s presentation will explore the circumstances that can lead to piercing the corporate veil and discuss ways to avoid individual responsibility for the owners. Among other topics, his presentation will explore—

  • The benefits of entity formation.
  • General maintenance requirements of an entity.
  • Elements of a veil-piercing claim and real-world examples.
  • Practical considerations for both owners and lawyers.

Other topics addressed by this seminar include—

  • Drafting LLC agreements under Alabama’s Limited Liability Company Act.
  • Best practices for drafting covenants under Alabama's Restrictive Covenant Law.
  • Bankruptcy issues that every in-house counsel and general transaction lawyer needs to master.
  • Advising your clients on how to respond to a data breach before it happens.
  • View from the appellate bench from Alabama Supreme Court Justice William B. Sellers (one of the court’s newest justices).
  • Alabama State Bar perspective about legal ethical issues that confront in-house counsel and business transaction lawyers.

The seminar is sponsored by M. Lee Smith Publishers. Find out more information and register.


Published July 19, 2017 Posted in News About the Firm
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