Featuring: Dale W. Cottam, Thomas N. Long & Scott W. Meier
About Your Speakers
Dale W. Cottam is a partner with Hirst Applegate, LLP where he has practiced law since 1993 upon graduation from law school. His practice is focused primarily in the areas of corporate law, public utilities, creditors’ rights, and real estate. Dale is listed in The Best Lawyer’s in America and Superlawyers, and is recognized as one of America’s leading business and real estate lawyers by Chambers USA. Dale has authored authored articles on LLC law, foreclosure law, and the paperless office, among others.
Thomas N. Long received a B.A. degree in economics with high honors from the University of Wyoming in 1972 and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1976. He has extensive experience in estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianships
and conservatorships, business planning, tax law, contract law and litigation. Tom has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court, and represents the Wyoming State Bar in front of the Stakeholder Liaison Division of the Internal Revenue Service. He was one of the primary draftsman of the Wyoming Business Corporation Act of 1991, the Wyoming Close Corporation Act, and the Wyoming Management Stability Act. Tom also drafted the 1995 amendments to the Wyoming Limited Liability Company Act and the Wyoming Uniform Limited Partnership Act as well as the Wyoming Statutory Trust Act, which created a type of business trust entity within Wyoming in 1995.
Scott W. Meier is an experienced business counselor and advisor who focuses part of
his practice on entity formation, corporate governance and entity dissolutions. Scott has represented both majority shareholders and minority shareholders as well as regularly advising business clients on various issues concerning limited liability company law, corporation law and partnership law, real estate and commercial transactions Scott’s practice also encompasses estate planning as well as probate and trust administration. Scott prepares estate planning documents for clients and represents clients in probate and trust administration proceedings. He also advises clients in a broad range of lifetime gifting strategies, including generation skipping planning, helps in the preparation of estate and gift tax returns and is involved in estate and trust dispute resolution proceedings.