Professor Jerry Furniss, founder and CEO of 180 Licensing, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, a Juris Doctor in Law, and Masters of Business Administration in Management and has a wide range of experience providing exam prep and continuing education courses in the fields of insurance, real estate, securities and accounting. His award winning presentations have prepared over 10,000 individuals to pass their licensing exams and have assisted another 10,000 individuals to maintain professional licenses and complete university degree programs.
Over the years, Jerry has taught continuing professional education courses for accountants, real estate brokers, insurance producers, and financial planners in such topics as Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Training, Employment Law, Insurance Regulations, Ethics, Business Structures, Securities Fraud, Cyber Law, Credit Insurance, Business and the Legal and Regulatory Environment, Business Uses of Insurance, Elder Care Planning, Intellectual Property Law; Undergraduate and Graduate Level Courses and Special Topics Seminars in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law, Legal Environment of Business, Insurance and Risk Management, Employment Law, Law and Technology, Cyber Law, and Business Computer Simulations; and licensing and exam prep workshops in Life, Health, Property, Casualty, Credit, and Title Insurance, and Securities Series 6 and 63.
Jerry’s 30 years of professional and business experience spans a wide range of areas including holding the offices of treasurer, vice-president, president, and program chair of the Pacific Business Law Association, President and Chief Negotiator for the University’s Faculty Union, Chair of the School of Business Administration’s Management Department, Montana Board of Realty Regulation Education Sub-committee, business and legal consultant in areas of employment law, environmental liability, corporate structure, bankruptcy, and real estate law, and has testified before the U.S. Secretary of Labor’s Task Force on Higher Education Labor-Management Relations. Professor Furniss has assisted in the consulting, startup, and/or operation of numerous businesses including Web based companies, hotels, publishing companies, and legal and business consultancies.
Professor Furniss has published over 30 articles in such journals as the University of Texas Law School’s Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Journal of Commercial Bank Lending, Journal Of Business And Behavioral Sciences, and Best’s Review.