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The Business of Being a Lawyer DuPage County Bar Association, April 21, 2016

Ethics and the Transactional Attorney DuPage County Bar Association, March 11, 2016

Illinois CPA Society O'Hare Chapter Tax Forum Piercing the Corporate Veil, January 29, 2016

Piercing the LLC Veil: Avoiding Member Liability for Business Debts Strafford Publications Inc., National Seminar, October 13, 2015

Twenty-Seventh Annual How to Form an Illinois Business Entity Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL, October 1, 2015

The Basics of LLC Operating Agreements - Management and Transferability Provisions.  Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, IL, September 3, 2015.

Business Sales and Acquisitions: The Basics of Asset and Stock Transactions - Pre-Definitive Agreements.  Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, IL, April 22, 2015.

Protecting Your Clients from Personal Liability – Piercing the Corporate Veil. DuPage County Bar Association, Wheaton, IL February 26, 2015.

Piercing the LLC Veil: Best Practices to Avoid Member Liability for Business Debts Strafford Publications Inc., National Seminar, October 28, 2014

Twenty-Sixth Annual How to Form an Illinois Business Entity: Corporations and Their Alternatives Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL, September 11, 2014

Business Exit Strategies, Succession Planning, and Tips from the Trenches Annual Conference -Society of Financial Services Professionals, Glen Ellyn, IL, March 25, 2014

Preacquisition Documents Related to Buying a Business SCORE - Fox Valley Chapter, Aurora, IL, March 18, 2014

Protecting Your Clients from Personal Liability JD - CPA Meeting, Lisle, IL, November 8, 2013

Pre-Acquisition Agreements Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries, Des Plaines, IL, October 8, 2013

Twenty-Fifth Annual! How to Form an Illinois Business Entity: Corporations and Their Alternatives Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL, September 18, 2013

Piercing the Corporate Veil Chicago Bar Association Business Law Committee, Chicago, IL, May 1, 2013

Twenty-Fourth Annual! How to Form an Illinois Business Entity: Corporations and Their Alternatives Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL, September 13, 2013

Selling a Business: Preparation and the Sales Process North Shore Council of the Financial Planning Association of Illinois, Highland Park, IL, April 25, 2012

Preparing a Business for Sale or Capital Raises: Private Equity and Deal Professional Insights Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries, Des Plaines, IL, March 6, 2012

Considerations for Lawyers Representing Sellers of Privately Held Companies DuPage County Bar Association, Wheaton, IL March 1, 2012

Preparing to Sell Your Practice Indian Dental Association of Illinois, November 20, 2011

How to Protect Your Personal Assets Indian Dental Association of Illinois, November 20, 2011

Protecting the Corporate Veil Illinois State Bar Association seminar entitled Fraudulent Transfers and Piercing the Corporate Veil, teaching attorneys how to advise their clients on protecting personal assets, Chicago, IL, March 15, 2011

How to Transition from Corporate Executive to Business Owner  Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries, Annual Buyers' Conference, Des Plaines, IL, September 16, 2010

Partnership Law Update 2010  Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, IL, March 2, 2010

Negotiating an Asset Purchase Agreement  Buying and Selling a Business Seminar, Panel Discussion Leader and Moderator, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL, February 11, 2010

How to Form an Illinois Business Entity  Chicago Bar Association CLE Program, Moderator, Chicago, IL, September 24, 2009

Structuring the Deal Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries, Annual Buyers' Conference, Des Plaines, IL, September 17, 2009

Attorney Liabilities to Third Parties  Illinois State Bar Association CLE Program, Moderator, Chicago, IL, April 24, 200

Buying or Selling a Business - is This the Path for You?  DuPage County Minority Entrepreneur Conference, Naperville, IL, March 19, 2009

Navigating 'Speed Bumps:' How to Save the Deal When Things go Awry  Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries, Annual Conference, Des Plaines, IL, January 28, 2009

Exit Strategies: Preparing for Sale of a Business  presented at "From Dawn to Dusk, Entity Formation through Dissolution: Selected Topics for the Business Law Professional", Illinois State Bar Association CLE Program, May 9, 2008

Why Deals Die and How to Bring Them Back to Life Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries Annual Conference, Des Plaines, IL, January 25, 2008

Piercing the Corporate Veil DuPage County Bar Association Business Law Committee, November 15, 2007

Lease or Buy My Business Space? Making the Right Choice Fifth Third Bank, Westmont, IL, October 24, 2007

Deal Structure: Getting to an Agreement that Both Buyer and Seller Can Close Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries Annual Buyer Seminar, Des Plaines, IL, September 20, 2007

How To Prepare to Sell Your Business: What You Need to Know From a Legal Perspective Seminar for Business Owners, St. Charles, IL, July 10, 2007

How to Buy a Business Valued Under $1 Million Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries, Des Plaines, IL, June 12, 2007

How to Avoid Personal Liability for Business Debts A presentation to SCORE executives representing western Chicagoland, College of DuPage, May 15, 2007

Deal Structure An interactive mock legal negotiation. Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries, Des Plaines, IL, April 3, 2007.

Best Practices in Deal Making: Developing Your M&A Practice - Finding and Developing Good Buyers Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries, Des Plaines, IL, January 26, 2007

Best Practices in Acquiring a Business - Deal Structure Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries, Des Plaines, IL, September 21, 2006

Negotiating and Drafting Commercial Real Estate Leases WBIG Chicagoland radio, guest appearance on the Livin' the Dream program, July 11, 2006

Getting Money to Buy or Expand a Business University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Entrepreneurial Roundtable, Wheaton, IL, March 20, 2006

Best Practices in Deal Making: A Team Approach to Closing More Deals Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries, Des Plaines, IL, January 27, 2006 ​