Dec Web Design Meetup - Legal presentation a go, date moved to the 11th.
Thursday, November 6, 2008 8:02 AM
I wanted to give you a heads up on the next web design meetup, December
11th, 7:00 PM, at Bucketworks. To RSVP, visit
We will be joined by the Graphic Design Meetup and Web 414 for a
presentation/Q&A session by attorney Eido Walny of Gonzalez Saggio
& Harlan LLP on basic concepts every freelancer/small business
owner needs to be aware of to protect themselves legally. Topics of
the presentation will include:
Eido M. Walny, AEP, EPLS, is an attorney with
Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP, a Milwaukee based national law
firm. Mr. Walny received his J.D. from The Boston University School of
Law, where he was the Executive Articles Editor of Boston University
International Law Journal and participated in Moot Court. He earned an
A.B. in Political Science, with honors, from The University of Chicago.
Mr. Walny’s practice focuses on estate planning, business succession
and asset protection.
- Business entity selection/organization
- What to look for in agreements & contracts
- Tips to make sure you get paid
- Common legal pitfalls and how to avoid them
Mr. Walny’s transactional experience includes negotiation of large
corporate acquisitions and transactions, including an international
deal valued at over $20 million and facilitation of commercial and
residential real estate deals, including one worth over $3.5 million.
He has prepared security, employment, and confidentiality agreements,
as well. Mr. Walny’s practice includes selecting and implementing the
appropriate form of business entity for business and tax planning
purposes; preparation of organizational documents and forming limited
liability companies, corporations, and partnerships; and formation of
non-profit corporations and preparation of applications for obtaining
recognition of tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service.
He is admitted to all Wisconsin State Courts, as well as the U.S.
District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Mr. Walny is a
member of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law section of the
State Bar of Wisconsin and the American Bar Association. His
professional memberships also include the National Association of
Estate Planners and Counsels, Milwaukee Bar Association, Waukesha
County Bar Association, Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum, and the
Waukesha County Estate Planning Council. He is a frequent speaker on
estate planning, charitable giving methods, and topical business
issues. Mr. Walny also serves on the Associate Board of Directors of
the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, the Bayside Planning Commission,
and the Boards of Directors of the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, and
Artworks for Milwaukee, which utilizes the arts to teach job skills to
at-risk youth. Mr. Walny has also been honored as a charter member by
the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mueller Society in recognition of the
advancement of philanthropy.
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