Corporations and other business entities are created by entrepreneurs to run their businesses and, importantly, shield themselves from personal liability. The corporate shield or corporate veil describes the separation of a business entity from its shareholder owners. A court will pierce that corporate veil, and hold the shareholder owners liable for the obligations of a business entity, if those shareholder owners have defrauded or otherwise wronged third parties doing business with that entity. But plaintiffs seeking to pierce that corporate veil often find that the factual evidence required creates such a high bar that the remedy can seem out of reach. In this course, attorney Robert J. Ansell covers the essential features of veil-piercing litigation, as well as issues of strategy, forum selection, and timing that should be considered by any would-be veil piercer.
For over twenty years, clients have trusted Rob to guide them through the turmoil and uncertainty surrounding litigation. Whether you are a large corporation, closely-held business, or an individual, Rob’s experience allows him to tailor legal strategies around the needs of you and/or your business. With years of trial, arbitration, mediation, and appellate experience at both the state and federal levels, Rob knows how to get our clients the results they are looking for, without breaking the bank.
A skilled natural litigator, Rob works with our clients to determine when to litigate and when it is best to settle disputes out of court. Whether through arbitration, mediation, or out of court settlement, Rob strives to achieve our clients’ goals in the most efficient manner available.
In addition to his legal representations, Rob currently sits on the Brooklyn Law School Alumni Admissions Board, and participates in the Bucknell University Externship Program. Rob is the New York Statewide Chair and panel lecturer of the New York State Bar Association’s biennial lecture on Judgment Enforcement, and frequently lectures for the New York Bar Association’s programs on “Bridging the Gap” for newly-admitted attorneys. He also regularly lectures on legal topics at Long Island high schools.
A course identifying any principles relating to piercing when the defendant is an LLC or a one person LLC, instead of a corporation, would be helpful.
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