Meredith R. Miller is a legal educator and scholar. She is also the principal of... more
Meredith R. Miller is a legal educator and scholar. She is also the principal of Miller Law, PLLC. Miller Law serves two constituencies: attorneys requiring consultation and small business clients in need of representation and advising. Since beginning her career as a law professor in 2004, Meredith has taught law school classes in writing and research, contracts, civil procedure, business o... view profile
Choosing a lawyer can be a critical business decision. Clients expect lawyers who... more
Choosing a lawyer can be a critical business decision. Clients expect lawyers who are responsive to their needs and priorities and who are able to help them achieve their business objectives. My excellent performance record for clients is a reflection of my quality and creativity.
I am married and live in NJ with my wife, two tween girls and one little boy. I... more
I am married and live in NJ with my wife, two tween girls and one little boy. I enjoy tennis, music, movies and theater. On the side, I am a manager of a small venture fund that invests in emerging technology companies (among other businesses). I have been involved in starting, managing and selling two different businesses, on the business side. Coupled with an MBA I got half-way through my l... view profile
Effective estate, business and asset protection planning can only occur when the... more
Effective estate, business and asset protection planning can only occur when the client truly understands their goals and objectives. Only then can we engage in a discovery process that can turn the client's hopes and dreams a reality. Our counseling-based approach is designed to make sure that the plan design is client driven, rather than attorney driven. Our maintenance plan helps ensure tha... view profile
Tim Valliere is the Managing Partner of Smith Valliere PLLC. He is an experienced "... more
Tim Valliere is the Managing Partner of Smith Valliere PLLC. He is an experienced "big firm" litigator who has been practicing law for over a decade in the areas of financial services, intellectual property, employment, product liability, and general commercial litigation. He has argued before Federal and State trial courts, arbitrators, and mediators. Most recently, Mr. Valliere was a founding... view profile
A little about me personally - I'm a long distance runner, having mostly recently... more
A little about me personally - I'm a long distance runner, having mostly recently completed a 50 mile race in upstate New York to celebrate my 50th birthday. I enjoy the outdoors, traveling, motorcycles, and spending time with family. I give back to my community by service on non-profit boards and by providing pro bono services to non-profits and needy individuals.
Creating a limited liability company, or LLC, is one of several ways to structure a business. The other choices are general, limited, or limited liability partnerships. A shareholder in an LLC is not personally liable for any of the debts of the company, other than for the money they invested in that company. In a general partnership, all partners manage the business and are personally liable for its debts. In limited partnerships, partners' liability is limited and they have no voice in the decision-making. And in a limited liability partnership (LLP), all partners have some degree of limited liability. A lawyer with LLC experience can help you determine if forming an LLC is advantageous and appropriate for your business. If you decide to form an LLC, the attorney can draft the paperwork you need to formalize your choice, including provisions for management, ownership transfers, and profit and loss distributions.