Webinar: Protecting Your Business: Legal Liability & Tax Tip Pitfalls
Topic: Protecting Your Business: Legal Liability & Tax Tip Pitfalls
This webinar is directed towards certified coaches and registered triathlon clubs as it will provide a fundamental overview of important issues often insufficiently addressed by coaches and clubs to the potential and actual detriment of their businesses. Topics covered will include the right type of entity for you, 360 degree asset protection, minimizing taxes, exit strategy, special concerns for clubs, multi owner businesses and joint ventures, as well as nonprofit clubs. The webinar will cover general information on common “do’s and don’ts” that small business owners, including coaches and clubs, should but commonly don’t know, understand and/or take seriously.
Thaddeus Wojcik has an extensive background in business negotiations, financial transactions, corporate governance, technology law and charitable organizations, and has been principal or co-founding member of several start-ups. On an outside basis, Thaddeus has advised commercial and not-for-profit enterprises for fifteen years in a wide range of matters through all phases of the business life cycle, including: structuring new ventures, securities transactions &compliance, information technology, commercial contracts, joint ventures, shareholder relations, corporate governance, D&O duties &rights, mergers &acquisitions, personnel matters, government relations, and not-for-profit/501(c)(3) accountability &compliance standards.
Thaddeus also regularly advises boards of tax-exempt organizations, and serves as outside General Counsel to an international not-for-profit religious organization whose constituent entities are located throughout the United States, Canada &Mexico. A graduate of Notre Dame Law School and Temple University's school of business (Summa Cum Laude), Thaddeus is admitted to practice law in California and New York. On a personal note, Thaddeus is an honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran, having served active duty four years in the cold war era as an intelligence analyst and Russian translator, has coached triathlon and other endurance sports since 2008, and is an Ironman triathlete and closet poet.
Service professionals such as CPAs aren’t required to have “field” experience. Groomed by tax regulations and client books, their interface is often—at most—a “middle office” affair. Not so with Bob Russo. Having received his B.B.A. in accounting (Pace University) and launched his career at a high-profile accounting firm, the CPA set his bar high at the outset. He set up a private accounting practice, but that’s where his path diverges. Throughout the 1990s, the charismatic accountant founded—and successfully ran—first one of Brooklyn’s first gourmet manufacturing companies, then (as CFO) a New York City-based internet travel startup. Bob also founded a multi-million dollar venture positioned as one of the Tri-State area’s most prominent sports facilities. Later, he became a real estate developer and operator. Concurrently, the unusually driven financial expert grew a kids’ soccer organization from 200 to 1,500 participants, ultimately raising $700,000 (nearly a 2,000 percent increase from the original budget) to support facilities, uniforms, and a staff of 37 full-time coaches. Most telling of all? That was a 12-year volunteer gig. Bob also teaches taxation to real estate brokers at one of New York State Real Estate Institute’s most popular classes. He is happily married, with a beautiful daughter from a previous marriage and an Australian shepherd. He is also training for his first NYC Ironman in 2012.
Event Type: National
Entry Fee: $24.99 for USAT Members and Race Directors; $39.99 for Non-Members
Event Date: May 12, 2010
Start Time: 3:00 PM MST
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