October 24, 2019

Stoll Keenon Ogden Attorney Thomas E. Rutledge joins Leading LLC Book as Co-Author

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Thomas E. Rutledge
Member, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

Thomas E. Rutledge, a Member of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, has joined “Ribstein & Keatinge on Limited Liability Companies,” the leading treatise on limited liability companies (“LLCs”), as a co-author.

The treatise was first published in 1992 and was co-authored by Robert E. Keatinge and Prof. Larry E. Ribstein. Tom Rutledge, who already has a nationally recognized practice in LLCs and other forms of business organizations, has joined this book as a co-author in place of the late Prof. Ribstein.

“Joining this treatise as a co-author is a great honor. First, I get to work on it with my good friend Bob Keatinge. Second, I hope to make a substantive contribution to what has been the leading treatise authority on LLCs, the dominant organizational form for business entities across the country. My goal is to contribute to both the drafting of effective operating agreements and the expeditious resolution of the disputes that will almost inevitably arise in any company,” said Rutledge.

Bob Keatinge observed:

“I am extraordinarily honored to welcome Tom Rutledge as co-author of Ribstein and Keatinge on Limited Liability Companies. Tom does not replace Larry Ribstein. Neither Tom nor I could replace him: He was a giant in many areas of the law including partnerships and LLCs. But Tom, who is universally respected as a Lubaroff Award recipient, prolific author, participant in national and state drafting committees, and active practitioner, adds a new dimension to the publication—fresh wisdom, respected scholarship, and a depth and breadth of experience that will enhance the publication as LLC law continues to develop. Tom will provide both rigorous and practical guidance on all aspects of LLC practice.”

Rutledge’s practice focuses on the law of business entities and the related areas of federal and state taxation and securities laws. He advises clients on the drafting of operating agreements and works with the litigation practice when the relationship breaks down and a dispute arises. He serves as an expert witness on points including the fiduciary obligations of business owners and the operation of a “series” LLC. In addition to his work on LLCs, Rutledge is involved in the drafting of statutes and articles addressing profit and nonprofit corporations, partnerships and limited partnerships, statutory trusts, unincorporated nonprofit associations and cooperatives.

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