William F. Griffin, Jr. to be Featured in Practical Skills Lecture for MCLE


November 14, 2017 - Boston, MA
For more information contact: Joanne Thorud
(617) 589-3894; jthorud@davismalm.com

On December 21, Davis Malm shareholder William F. Griffin, Jr., will be featured as part of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s (MCLE) One-Hour Practical Skills Lecture Recording Series. His lecture, “Organizing a Massachusetts Business” will be available on the MCLE website, and will be a valuable tool for junior attorneys entering the field.

Mr. Griffin’s presentation will explore the characteristics of the seven common forms of business organizations, with a focus on LLCs and corporations. He will discuss tax classification of businesses, double taxation of C corporations, and sale of assets and liquidation. Mr. Griffin will also provide a summary of choice of entity factors, including limited liability, tax rates, confidentiality, capital formation, and exit strategies.

Mr. Griffin practices in the Business Law and Real Estate and Environmental areas at Davis Malm. He primarily represents privately owned and publicly held businesses in a variety of business and real estate transactions, and has also acted as bond counsel in many tax-exempt bond financings. Mr. Griffin has extensive experience with sophisticated business, financial, and real estate transactions, and has briefed and argued numerous appellate cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Maine Supreme Court.

Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education is the Massachusetts legal community's premier provider of hands-on educational programs and reference materials. MCLE aims to raise the caliber of lawyers' professional and ethical service to their clients and communities, by providing comprehensive and practical continuing legal education of the highest quality. MCLE’s Practical Skills Lectures serve as a resource for new lawyers, covering a range of common practice fundamentals and situations.

About Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C.
Founded in 1979, Davis Malm is a premier mid-sized, full-service New England firm. The firm provides sophisticated, cost-effective legal representation to local, national, and international public and private businesses, institutions, and individuals in a wide spectrum of industries. The attorneys at the firm practice at the top level of the profession and deliver successful results to clients through direct partner involvement, responsive client service, and practical and creative problem solving. Davis Malm is the member firm for the International Lawyers Network representing Massachusetts and northern New England.

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Mr. Griffin's presentation will explore the characteristics of the seven common forms of business organizations, with a focus on LLCs and corporations.