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Breaking Business: How to Dissolve an Entity

An overview of common issues you may encounter when your client wants to dissolve a business, including filing requirements, IP rights, and personal and business liabilities.
  • Product ID: C2255U
  • Original Program Date: 4/2/2015


Breaking Business: How to Dissolve an Entity

Moderator: Erik L. Kantz, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago

Common Problems for Nonprofits
This session will help you better understand the various issues you may encounter when dissolving a nonprofit, including state and federal filing requirements and corporate bylaws.
Jonathan T. Howe, Howe & Hutton, Ltd., Chicago

Financial Issues: Valuation
Bruce L. Richman, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFF, CFE, CDFA, CPEP, CohnReznick LLP, Chicago

Personal & Business Liabilities
What’s so dangerous about piercing the corporate veil? Learn about the financial and non-financial liabilities that can stand in your way when dissolving a business.
Daniel R. Saeedi, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Chicago

Intellectual Property Rights
Learn how to assess intellectual property during a breakup, and how to hand off or null IP rights. This session will also discuss retaining and reinstating IP rights after the business is dissolved.
Julie M. WatsonMarshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, Chicago

Filing Requirements for Dissolving Business Entities
This session will cover federal and state regulatory steps for different entity types, such as: notifying proper agencies; canceling business names and licenses; and following company bylaws and articles.
William A. PriceGrowth Law, Warrenville

Special Considerations: Other Ways to “Break Up”
Why dissolve in the first place? Learn more about alternative options such as reinstatement, conversion, and mergers.
Erik L. Kantz, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago

Ethical Traps During Business Breakups
(0.75 Professional Responsibility)
This session will cover ethical obligations throughout the dissolution process, such as disclosing conflicts of interest, attorney/client privilege, and identifying the client.
Mary F. Andreoni, Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, Chicago

IICLE® is an Accredited CLE Provider, accredited by the MCLE Board of the Illinois Supreme Court. All substantive credits for IICLE® programs are presumptively approved. All professional responsibility credits for IICLE® programs are subject to approval by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.

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  • Program Materials
    Breaking Business: How To Dissolve An Entity
  • Program Materials
    Breaking Business: How To Dissolve An Entity
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    Breaking Business: Richman PPT Handout
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    Breaking Business: Watson PPT Handout
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