Legal doctrines called “piercing the corporate veil” and “alter ego” allow liability to reach individuals and entities outside a corporation or LLC. Attention to a few important details can help keep you protected..
Alter ego and veil piercing problems can arise when the interests of the entity and its owner(s) are so unified that they are essentially indistinguishable from each other.
The applicability of this legal theory will always depend on the facts of a case, but personal liability can be imposed if another party can prove that:
there was a “unity of control” between the corporation/LLC and another individual
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