New York, NY, May 16, 2015 –(PR.com)– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Margaret L. Watson, Of Counsel, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Best Practices in Dealing with Disputes and Litigation in a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in 2015 LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Monday, June 22, 2015 @ 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET.
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About Margaret L. Watson
Margaret L. Watson is Of Counsel to McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP and serves as the Firm’s Labor and Employment lawyer in its New York City office. Ms. Watson has more than 20 years litigation experience in employment law, primarily in the areas of discrimination and retaliation claims. Her practice includes representing large corporations and start-up businesses, as well as individual managers, who are named as defendants in employment litigation. She also counsels employers on how to proactively prevent employment claims and deliver on best-in-class workplace policies, including diversity initiatives, as well as performance management programs.
Prior to joining the firm Ms. Watson was with Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. where she served in a variety of roles, including Director and Senior Counsel within the Office of General Counsel’s Employment Law Group and subsequently the Corporate Ombudsman for Merrill’s Global Wealth Management (GWM) business. Earlier in her career, she represented plaintiffs in employment cases and was a partner with Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C. She is a graduate of the Harvard Law School, cum laude, and a former law clerk to the Honorable Whitman Knapp of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
About McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP (“MDMC”) is a full service law firm, offering legal service across many practice areas, including litigation, labor and employment, healthcare, bankruptcy/restructuring, real estate, insurance, environmental law, fidelity and surety, construction, corporate transactions, white collar crime, municipal and local government law and corporate compliance. The Firm has more than 300 lawyers in twelve offices in seven states. It is the Firm’s mission to provide clients with the critical edge they need to achieve their legal and business objectives. MDMC places the client first. Clients who seek the assistance of MDMC will discover lawyers dedicated to providing superior service and personal attention to clients’ needs. The Firm has developed a national reputation and regional expertise without abandoning the focus on efficiency and client satisfaction that is oftentimes the hallmark of the best small firms.
The Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a legal entity that combines the advantages of a partnership and a corporation. However, in contrast to members of a partnership, those of an LLC normally are not liable for business debts, and unlike a corporation, they avoid ‘double taxation’ – taxation of profits of the business and of personal income of owners.
However, disputes often ensue among owners of LLC’s. Operating agreements address member’s rights, responsibilities, and any remedies. But, in their absence, members are governed by Uniform Limited Liability Company Acts of states. Alternative dispute resolution may be a good option to resolve disputes; as is mediation or arbitration. However and ideally, such dispute resolution methods should be stipulated in an operating agreement.
LLC litigation is among the most complex and can have such far reaching consequences. Often, these cases require highly skilled attorneys undertaking assessment of business valuations, forensic accounting, and extensive document discovery and depositions. Therefore it is important that owners have a well-drafted operating agreement and shareholder’s agreements for corporations and partnership agreements for partnerships.
In this two hour, live webcast, a panel of key thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide an overview of the latest trends and Best Practices in Dealing with Disputes and Litigation in a Limited Liability Company. Speakers will also offer in-depth discussions of risk and compliance issues surrounding this topic.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
· Limited Liability Company – An Overview
· Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements
· Limited Liability Company Disputes and Litigation
· Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
· Common Limited Liability Company Violations
· Tax Requirements and Regulations
· Liabilities and Obligations of Limited Liability Company Members
· Best Compliance Practices
· Compliance and Litigation Risks
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
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