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Individual Liability for Corporate Wrongdoing in New York: How Thick is the Corporate Veil?

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Produced on December 09, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 16m
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

This program, presented by Charles Miller of Tarter Krinsky, will provide a step-by-step guide to understanding the threat of individual liability for corporate acts under New York law. The course will address the nature and scope of "veil piercing" and "alter ego" liability, using recent New York case law to provide concrete examples of conduct that will and will not subject an individual to liability for corporate acts.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the legal principles of veil piercing
  2. Examine the leading New York cases establishing the test for veil piercing
  3. Analyze how New York courts currently apply the veil piercing test

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Charles M. Miller

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

Charles Miller is a commercial litigator with more than 20 years of experience helping clients enforce their business and financial contracts and recover losses caused by others’ misconduct.

As co-chair of the firm’s Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group, Charles’s practice concentrates on representing institutional investors, corporations and individuals seeking to enforce the essential terms of contracts governing their investments in a wide range of securities and other financial instruments, including asset-backed bonds, notes and certificates, portfolios comprised of such assets as commercial and residential real estate, commercial and residential mortgages, collateralized and leveraged loans, and such structured instruments as collateralized bond, loan and debt obligations.

Charles honed his expertise by successfully representing a financial institution in litigation arising from the collapse of Enron Corp. after which he represented investors in residential mortgage-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations and auction-rate securities in litigation arising from the financial crisis of 2008.

Charles now advises investors who suspect or have identified potential breaches or other wrongful conduct threatening their rights to receive the full value of their investments. In many instances, Charles has helped investors enforce their full range of rights without litigation by working proactively to raise and resolve disputes early.

Well before litigation, Charles works with clients to develop overall strategy while at the same time advising on such practical matters as what provisions and arguments to raise with counterparties and what notices to send to preserve their full range of rights in the event of litigation. Where litigation arises, Charles, a seasoned litigator with extensive experience in the state and federal courts sitting in New York and other jurisdictions, works closely with clients to provide representation that is zealous, efficient and consistent with the client’s goals. Among other disputes, Charles has successfully represented clients seeking to enforce payment priorities, collateral rights and rights to obtain information from managers, servicers, and trustees.


Mark W.

Lucid, well-organized presentation. A pleasure to listen to. More from this presenter, please.

Michael J. L.

Mr. Miller has produced an outstanding presentation on corporate veil piercing, which happens to be highly relevant to one of my cases. Kudos to Mr. Miller!! Please relay my compliments. Michael J. Levin, Wrobel Markham LLP

Jonathan G.

The lecturer was excellent.

Lynda S.

great speaker

Danielle S.

best presenter I've seen in a dozen programs- easy to follow, good explanations ofcase law, easy to stay engaged

lawrence r.

very clear presentation

Christopher M.

Very informative. Thank you.

Faith M.

I really enjoyed this course by Mr. Miller. He was very articulate and handled the complexity of the facts of these cases with a particular deftness that made following the case law developments very easy. I would love to see more courses taught by him.

Jeffrey K.


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