Piercing the Corporate Veil: The Pursuit and Defense of Shareholders' Individual Assets (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $140 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 2/28/2018


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the March 2015 webcast, Piercing the Corporate Veil: The Pursuit and Defense of Shareholders' Individual Assets.

Topics covered include:

  • How strong is the presumption of the corporate veil?
  • What can a corporation do, or fail to do, that makes piercing of the veil more or less likely?
  • What is the corporation’s interest in a suit seeking to pierce the veil?
  • What is the “alter ego” theory, and how can it be used, or resisted?
  • Does the nature of the plaintiff (i.e., IRS or individual or corporation) matter?
  • Does the type of court (i.e., normal civil court or bankruptcy court) matter?
  • Are there novel theories of veil piercing that may migrate to Virginia?

One of the great benefits of organizing a business entity as a corporation or LLC is that the corporation is solely responsible for any debts; shareholders or members are liable only to the extent of their investment. There are times, however, when a creditor seeks more than the corporation’s assets, and attempts to reach the shareholder’s personal assets, “piercing the veil” offered by the corporate structure. Under what circumstances can the shareholders be held liable? How can shareholders resist piercing of the veil?

Our experienced speakers will address this complex issue from both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s point of view, highlighting the issues at stake and sharing practical tips to assist your representation of your client’s interests.




Michael J. Finney, Gentry Locke / Roanoke
Mr. Finney is a partner at Gentry Locke in Roanoke.  His litigation practice focuses on resolving complex business disputes.  Prior to joining Gentry Locke, he clerked for the Honorable James C. Turk in the Western District of Virginia.   He graduated from Stanford University in 2000, and from Harvard Law School in 2006.

Gregory D. Habeeb, Gentry Locke / Roanoke
Mr. Habeeb is a partner at Gentry Locke in Roanoke, and the 8th District’s Representative in the Virginia House of Delegates.  He has a diverse litigation practice, representing both individual and corporate interests.  Mr. Habeeb achieved the highest AV rating through Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review, and recently was named one of the area’s top 20 leaders under 40 years of age by Blue Ridge Business Journal.  He graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University in 1998, and received his J.D. from Wake Forest School of Law in 2001.

Steven J. Keeler, McGuireWoods LLP/Charlottesville
Mr. Keeler is a corporate, business formation and business transactions partner in the Private Equity Group.  He advises companies and their owners – from formation, through growth and expansion, to exit.  Mr. Keeler also represents private equity funds, family offices and others in connection with private company investments, acquisitions and sales.  His practice includes planning multi-entity business structures, including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, to achieve clients’ business, financial, legal and tax objectives.

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