Choosing a Virginia Business Entity

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Monday, July 15, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
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Monday, July 29, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
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  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fees: $200 Regular Registration with E-book
$150 Discounted Registration - Already Own Handbook and
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Why Attend?

  • Learn about every business entity recognized by Virginia law
  • Explore the pros and cons of each entity—and better advise your clients on how to organize their business
  • Receive the e-book version of our 2019 edition of Choosing a Virginia Business Entity at over 50% off

Virginia has long been and remains a “business friendly” jurisdiction, offering businesses and practitioners a full slate of business entity options. Of course, the multiplication of entities and the endless renovation of statutes necessary to maintain currency have resulted in increased complexity. While more may be better in this area, it certainly does not make the lawyer’s job any easier. Both client and counsel often find themselves groping for the answer to the query as to which is the “right” business form to use. There is no “right” answer that fits all or even most situations, but often there are reasonable alternative choices for a particular undertaking, and the solace in knowing that one form of business entity can be converted to another under Virginia law rather easily (although income tax ramifications may complicate certain conversions significantly despite the lenience of Virginia law).

This seminar will explore all the business entities recognized under Virginia law, addressing the pros and cons of each, including the associated tax consequences.

BONUS! Regular registration includes the e-book version of the Virginia CLE® handbook Choosing a Virginia Business Entity (2019 edition) —a $109 value—a must-have reference for every Virginia business attorney. (If you already own the handbook and don’t want the e-book version, you may register at a discounted rate.) Together, the seminar and the book will equip the practitioner with all the knowledge necessary to competently advise clients on the best entity for their business.

 
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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (July 15) (Eastern Time)

12:00 Choosing a Virginia Business Entity
2:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (July 29) (Eastern Time)

3:00 Choosing a Virginia Business Entity
5:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Richard Howard-Smith, Flora Pettit, PC / Charlottesville

Richard Howard-Smith is a tax attorney with the Charlottesville office of the law firm of Flora Pettit PC, practicing primarily in the areas of estate planning and administration, business organizations and transactions, charitable planned giving, taxation, tax-exempt organizations, and general business work. He graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A. 1981), and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary (J.D. 1984; Master of Law and Taxation 1985). He is a member of the Virginia State Bar (Trust and Estates (current Board of Governors)); Taxation Sections); the American Bar Association (Taxation; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections); the Virginia Bar Association; and the Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association (current President for the 2019–2020 term). Mr. Howard-Smith is also a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He has been a lecturer for numerous Virginia CLE® seminars, and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America (Tax; Wills, Trusts and Estates), Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite,” Virginia Super LawyersWho’s Who Among American Lawyers, and Who’s Who in American Law.

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