Piercing the Corporate Veil and Reverse Piercing Fundamentals (2018 Edition)

$195.00

Re-Broadcast on November 28, 2018

CLE Credits earned: 2 GEN

This is a comprehensive approach on the doctrine of Piercing the Corporate Veil and Reverse Piercing of the Corporate Veil, which will explore in detail how the protective shield with which corporate and LLC owners and responsible parties confidently perform their duties could be lifted, thereby making them personally liable for their company’s acts. This presentation is designed to designed to enhance a corporation’s protection against personal liability for its members or shareholders.

This presentation will review the origin of the doctrine, precautions that corporations and LLCs should always take to avoid veil piercing, how the liabilities of the owners can become liabilities of the company. and when is the proper time to use and not use the doctrine. Attorneys will also what are the pre-trial and trial issues which may arise when attempting to pierce the corporate veil.

Finally, we review how the veil piercing doctrine is employed in litigation, and strategies for both plaintiffs and defendants when dealing with veil piercing claims.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Piercing the Corporate Veil
•   Reverse Piercing the Corporate Veil
•   Trial Procedures for Piercing the Corporate Veil

Date / Time: November 28, 2018

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: July 12, 2018

Eric Gros-Dubois, Esq. is the founder of EPGD Business Law. With a JD and MBA, and a specialization in finance, Eric is able to step back and view the legal world through a commercial lens while also acting as a trusted business advisor for his clients.

Before founding EPGD, Mr. Gros-Dubois’s areas of concentration included business transactions, tax controversies, and estate & trust planning. While at a prominent firm located in Washington, DC, his path led him to Miami, FL where he handled commercial transactions and business litigation. Beyond his experience in these practices, he spent a summer with a non-profit organization, interned with a private equity group, and devoted a semester to the Federal Tax clinic representing taxpayers before the U.S. Tax Courts. Essentially laying the foundation for the future of EPGD Business Law.

When asked to identify his thoughts on practicing law, Eric answers without hesitation: “People aren’t hiring us to solve legal problems, they’re hiring us to solve personal problems.” With his hands on approach, Eric builds strong client-attorney relationships and finds himself intimately involved in each of his cases even after they’ve been resolved. Despite his heavy work schedule, Eric still finds the time to be an outstanding member of the community as a Trustee of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, former president of the Rotary Club of Brickell, past vice president of BNI Coral Gables, past president of his Home Owner’s Association, and supports many fundraisers devoted to the community. Eric has also been a regular speaker for MyLawCLE, The American Immigration Lawyers Association, and more.


Oscar A. Gomez, Esq. is the managing partner of EPGD Business Law, focusing his practice on all aspects of business law with a heavy focus on litigation. Born and raised in Miami, FL, Mr. Gomez attended Belen Jesuit Preparatory School (2001) before attending college and earning a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with honors at Florida State University (2005). Mr. Gomez worked as a certified crisis hotline counselor for Big Bend of Tallahassee during his time in college, made Dean’s List consistently, and additionally was active in the Hispanic-Latino Student Union and Hispanic Honor Society. Mr. Gomez earned recognition for his undergraduate track record by obtaining the prestigious DePaul Achievement Scholarship to attend DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. During his time in law school Mr. Gomez clerked at a Plaintiff’s medical malpractice firm in Chicago, IL and a commercial litigation firm in Miami, FL.

Mr. Gomez was admitted to practice law in the State of Florida in 2008 and began his career representing institutional lenders in bankruptcy with a law firm in Broward County, FL until 2010. From 2011 to 2016 Mr. Gomez worked for a firm in Miami, FL handling contract, landlord-tenant, commercial, corporate, real estate, tax, and intellectual property matters. Mr. Gomez is a member of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Coral Gables Bar Association, the Cuban American Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association, and the Florida State University Alumni Association. Mr. Gomez is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida and the Florida Southern, Middle, and Northern District U.S. Bankruptcy Courts.

Oscar is first and foremost a litigator with a focus on resolving business disputes, real estate matters, and employment Matters through Mediation, Arbitration, and Litigation. Oscar’s passion is taking on good cases regardless of Plaintiff or Defense and resolving people’s problems to the best of his ability.

In 2017 Mr. Gomez was named to Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite.

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Section I. Overview of “Piercing the Corporate Veil” Doctrine

Section II. Origins of Doctrine

Section III. Factors to Consider in Veil Piercing Analysis

Section IV. Case Studies on How Doctrine is Used

Section V. How to Protect Limited Liability for LLCs and Corporations

Section VI. Methods of Veil Piercing
a) Alter Ego Theory
        i. Corporate Formalities
        ii. Fraudulent Transfers
b) Single Business Enterprise Theory

Section VII. Reverse Veil Piercing

Section VIII. Importance of Veil Piercing
a) Plaintiff Point of View
b) Defendant Point of View

Section IX. Pre-Trial and Trial Issues

Section X. Defenses

Section XI. Trial Strategies
a) Plaintiff Methods of Piercing the Corporate Veil
b) Defendant Methods of Maintaining Corporate Protection