Eric P. Gros-Dubois

Eric P. Gros-Dubois, Esq.

Admitted in DC, FL, MD, NY, TX

Founding Partner
eric@epgdlaw.com

I was born in New York City, home to the best pizza and bagels made with the best tap water. Sure enough, my mother was drinking tap water when she was pregnant with me, so that’s why I believe I was only destined to be the best. I was raised in Dallas, Texas and something great about that city is it really has a personality. You get to Texas and you know you have arrived. Yes, I am a Dallas Cowboys fan…don’t hold it against me.

Truthfully, I spent the better days of my life in my hometown and had several jobs. My first job was working as a soccer referee. I will never forget when I called off sides on an 11-year-old girl and her parents were throwing things at me because I invalidated her goal, go figure. I was a janitor for my friend’s parent’s computer company. I was a life guard, and the plus side of that job was always having a really good tan. I was a Starbucks barista. Don’t tell my girlfriend, but I can make a really good espresso. I was a telemarketer and I actually attribute most of my success as an adult to what I learned from that experience. I was a bartender and let me tell you, I can make a really good Old Fashion, 10/10. I was a special needs clinician, a tutor, a file clerk at a law firm, a caterer, a hotel marketing assistant, a law clerk, and finally where I am today, an attorney.

I LOVE MY JOB. I really do. I am lucky every morning that I get to wake up and go to work because I really have a passion for the people I work for. What’s really cool is that I have been a lawyer for 14 years and in every meeting I have, I learn something new. There’s so much ingenuity and creativity… it is impressive! I like to think I have emotional expertise. I am emotionally intelligent and I like talking to my clients, hearing them out, and making their problems my problems so that they can sleep better at night. I hope to retire one day and travel the world. I’ve always wanted to drive to Alaska, and that will be the first thing I do.

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

  • 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
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