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Eric Gros-Dubois

Eric P Gros-DuBois

Founding Partner
eric@epgdlaw.com
Eric Gros-Dubois is the founding partner of EPGD Business Law. He is an accomplished lawyer whose practice ranges from Business and Corporate Law, to Tax Law and Trust & Estate Planning.

Admitted in DC, FL, MD, NY, TX

Eric Gros-Dubois founded EPGD Business Law in 2013 and is the current head of the firm’s corporate, estate planning, and tax practice, and manages the firm’s Washington D.C. office. With a JD and MBA, and a specialization in finance, Eric is able to step back and view the legal world through a commercial lens while also acting as a trusted business advisor for his clients.  He does his best to be solutions oriented, and tries to think like a business owner, not just a lawyer. When asked to identify his thoughts on practicing law, Eric answers without hesitation: “People aren’t hiring us to solve legal problems, they’re hiring us to solve personal problems.” With his hands-on approach, Eric works to build strong client-attorney relationships and finds himself intimately involved in each of his cases even after they’ve been resolved.

While a partner at a prominent firm located in Washington, DC, his path led him to Miami where he handled commercial transactions and business litigation. While attending law school, worked at a non-profit organization, a private equity group, and the Federal Tax clinic representing taxpayers before the U.S. Tax Courts, laying the foundation for the future of EPGD Business Law.

Eric does his best to be an outstanding member of the community. Finally, his hobbies include marathon running, cooking, chess, tennis, and sailing.

Community Involvement

  • Chair of Trustee Council, Executive Committee Member, Board Member of the Coral
    Gables Chamber of Commerce
  • Former president of the Rotary Club of Brickell
  •  Former president of BNI Coral Gables
  • Former president of his homeowner’s association
  • Member of Coral Gables Bar Association
  • Merrick Society Member of Coral Gables Community Foundation
  • Member of Coconut Grove Sailing Club
  • Former member of the International Affairs Coordinating Counsel for the Sister-Cities of
    Coral Gables on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce
  • Former member of the board of directors of Global Ties Miami (formerly the Miami
    Council for International Visitors)
  •  Sigma Chi Fraternity (Southern Methodist University)
  • Beta Gamma Sigma honor fraternity (Kogod School of Business)
  • Supporter of many fundraisers devoted to the community

Schools

  • Washington College of Law. Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Kogod School of Business. Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Southern Methodist University. Bachelor of Arts (BA). Sigma Chi Fraternity
  • Jesuit College Preparatory School, Dallas
  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • State of Maryland
  • State of Texas
  • District of Columbia
  • State of Florida
  • Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Federal District Court for Maryland
  • U.S. Tax Court

Lectures & Presentations

  • CLE Lecture: “Grow Your Firm with Great Law Clerks” November, 2020
  • Featured Speaker: Palm Beach Startup Week 2019, “5 Legal Things Every Business Owners Needs to Know.” June, 2019
  • Key Note Speaker: PT Now Annual Physical Therapist Conference, Cancun, Mexico.  “Legal Points Every Franchisee Should Know.”  June, 2019
  • Featured Speaker: Guayaquil, Ecuador.  “Business Law in the U.S.”  May, 2019
  • Featured Speaker: Bogota, Colombia.  “Doing Business in Miami.”  May, 2019
  • CLE Lecture: “New and Emerging Topics in Employment Law.”  May, 2019
  • CLE Lecture: “New DOL Guidance on Tip Credit.”  May, 2019
  • CLE Lecture: “Corporations v. Partnerships Top Tax Pitfalls to Avoid.”  March, 2019
  • CLE Lecture: “LLC, C-Corp, S-Corp, New Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.” March, 2019
  • Featured Speaker: Medellin, Colombia. “Migracion, negocios y inversiones en Los Estados Unidos.”  February, 2019
  • CLE Lecture:  “Corporate Tax Planning and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.”  December, 2018
  • Featured Speaker: Polanco, Mexico, D.F. “Migracion, negocios e impuestos en Estados Unidos.”  October, 2018
  • CLE Lecture:  “IRS Form 1099: New Requirements.”  September, 2018
  • CLE Lecture:  “Issues with Employment Status: Salary vs hourly, independent contractors vs employee, Non-competes and legal discrimination.”  August, 2018
  • CLE Lecture: “Piercing the Corporate Veil and Reverse Piercing Fundamentals (2018 Edition).”  August, 2018
  • Featured Speaker in Panama City, Panama. “Migracion, negocios e impuestos en Estados Unidos.”  July, 2018
  • CLE Lecture: “Law Firm Management: Different Types of Engagement Letters, Referral Fees, and Trust Accounting.” July, 2018
  • CLE Lecture: “The Intersection of Employment Law and Business Immigration.” July, 2018
  • CLE Lecture: “The New Tax Rules for Mergers and Acquisitions.” June, 2018
  • CLE Lecture: “Employment Law 101: Independent Contractors versus Employees; Hourly versus Salary; Restrictive Covenants and Discrimination.” June, 2018
  • CLE Lecture: “Piercing and Reverse Piercing the Corporate Veil 2018 Update.”  May, 2018
  • Featured Speaker in Bogota, Colombia. “Migracion, negocios e impuestos en Estados Unidos.” April, 2018
  • CLE Lecture: “Law Firm Management – Engagement Letter Variations, Referral Fees, Trust Accounting, and Law Firm Financial Management”.
  • CLE Lecture: “Fundamentals of Form 1099: New Requirements!”
  • CLE Lecture: “Accounting 101 for Attorneys (2018 Edition).”
  • CLE Lecture: “Corporate Tax Planning and the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017”
  • CLE Lecture: “Piercing the Corporate Veil and Reverse Piercing Fundamentals.”
  • CLE Lecture: “Law Office Accounting: Managing Trust Accounts, Retainers, Billable Hours & More.”
  • CLE Lecture: “Major Mistakes to Eliminate in Forming & Operating LLCs.”
  • CLE Lecture: “Accounting 102 for Lawyers.”
  • CLE Lecture: “EB-5 and Beyond: Counseling the Foreign Entrepreneur on Immigration, Business, Tax, & Legal Considerations.”
  • CLE Lecture: “Starting and Running a Small Law Firm.”
  • Featured Speaker at Universidad de La Sabana in Chia, Colombia and Club de Bridge in Bogota, Colombia. “Migracion, negocios e impuestos en Estados Unidos.”  May, 2016
  • Panelist at 2016 American Immigration Lawyer Association’s Las Vegas Symposium on Law Firm Management.  June, 2016
  • Featured Speaker at Jornadas Asia Pacifico Conference in Santiago, Chile.  July, 2016
  • Featured Presenter at Microsoft Startup Institute, “5 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know.” September, 2016
  • Featured Speaker at III Regenerative Medicine Symposium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. “Tax Concerns and Foreign Nationals.” October, 2016
  • Featured Speaker at SCORE at Venture Café Miami.  “5 Legal Issues for Every Startup.”  January, 2017
  • Featured Speaker at Ibague, Colombia, Business and Immigration Law Conference.  “Coming to, and Doing Business in the United States.”  July, 2017
  • Featured Speaker at Impact Seminar for Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. “The Entrepreneur Life Cycle.” July, 2017
  • Featured Speaker at American Immigration Lawyer Association’s Miami Roundtable: “Financial Bootcamp for Law Firm Owners and Immigration Attorneys.” August, 2017
  • Featured Speaker at OWIT, Organization of Women in International Trade: “Doing Business in the United States.” August, 2017
    *Courses are available online through myLawCLE

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