Business Formation

Business formation is the process of establishing a legal entity to carry out a particular entreprise.  The law provides several entity options, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Limited... more +
Business formation is the process of establishing a legal entity to carry out a particular entreprise.  The law provides several entity options, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Limited Liability Corporations (LLC), Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP), and S-Corporations are a few examples of available options. When forming a business, founders can choose whichever entity-type best aligns with their specific tax and liability needs and considerations. Other important aspects of forming a business include drafting a comprehensive business plan, choosing appropriate insurance, establishing personnel policies and protecting intellectual property.  less -
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Doing Business in Latin America and The Caribbean: Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic offers outstanding advantages to foreign and national investors. The significant incentives and facilities offered by the Dominican State complement the many inherent factors that make this Caribbean...more

Cross-Border Update on Investing and Doing Business in the United States [Video]

As companies continue to look to invest in the United States from India, this webinar will focus on the creation of U.S. subsidiaries. Pepper partners James D. Rosener, chair of the firm’s International Practice, and Valérie...more

Changes in the area of authorizing documents and starting business in Ukraine

Changes in the area of authorization documents - On April 9, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine introduced changes to certain laws with regard to reduction of the number of authorization documents (Law of Ukraine "On...more

7 Key Roles of a Successful Startup CEO

In your experience, what’s the most important role that a startup CEO should fulfill? That’s the question we put recently to JD Supra contributors, many of whom have spent years working with successful entrepreneurs in...more

What Every California LCC Needs To Know About California's New Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

New changes to California's limited liability company law affect many of the rules governing operation of limited liability companies ("LLCs"). These changes include the default provisions that automatically apply when the...more

Back to Basics – Choosing the Right Entity for Your Business

There are several different options when forming a business entity. Whether starting a new business or reevaluating an existing one, choosing the right entity structure involves several important considerations including...more

3 Fundraising Mistakes Startup Entrepreneurs Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Some startups want to tout big fundraising numbers. Resist that urge. Focus on a smart valuation and return focus to the product....more

7 Intellectual Property Mistakes Startup Entrepreneurs Often Make

What’s the biggest mistake startup entrepreneurs make with respect to their intellectual property, and what can they do to fix it? That’s the question we recently put to IP attorneys writing on JD Supra, knowing that the...more

Nevada’s New Business Portal Collects $100 Million In State Revenue

A little over a year ago, I wrote about the Nevada Secretary of State’s launch of Silverflume. This innovative internet website aims to be a “one stop” portal that consolidates and coordinates the information needed to start...more

What You Need to Know About S Corporations in California

Are you looking to start a new business in California? If so, you may have heard about S corporations. However, contrary to popular belief, an S corporation is not a business structure — it is a tax status. Any standard...more

Life Cycle Of A Company – Choice Of Entity And Key Contents Of Organization Documents

I. GENERAL. A. Introduction. In selecting a form of business entity for an oil patch deal in Texas the organizer or initial owners can consider the following five business entity forms: • Corporation •...more

Joining the Crowd - Investing profitably in equity crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a word you’ve heard a lot since the passage of the JOBS Act in 2012. But what is crowdfunding, and, more importantly, how you can use it to invest profitably? What Is Crowdfunding? - Crowdfunding...more

Secretary Of State Changes Forms And Procedures For LLC Filings

Novelty does not mean better. With the change from 2013 to 2014, California repealed, albeit unconstitutionally, the Beverly-Killea Limited Liability Company Act (former California Corporations Code sections 17000 – 17657),...more

Starting A Business In the United States? The Top 6 Things You Should Consider

In addition to the regular business start-up issues, foreign nationals who want to start or expand their businesses in America often find themselves trying to navigate the complicated regulatory scheme that includes...more

The charitable corporation: A trust in disguise?

The charitable trust can have certain practical advantages over the charitable corporation, at least in some quarters and under certain circumstances. Operational simplicity and low-cost maintenance are some of the pluses....more

LLC Operating Agreements May Need Amending Under California’s New LLC Law

The California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (the “New LLC Law”) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 21, 2012. The New LLC Law will entirely replace the current California law governing...more

Beware of Entering into Business with your Spouse

The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Maryland, recently rendered a tax decision noteworthy to all married couples who participate in their business together. The case, Johnson v. U.S., decided November 5,...more

Stealth Lawyer: Zach Abramowitz, 'Blogcaster' [Video]

Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Zach Abramowitz, co-founder and chief executive officer ofReplyAll, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his transition from practicing law at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP to creating the world's...more

Starting a new business? Intellectual Property 101 Presented by Prof. Islam & PA Thomas Lewry [Video]

"Often [intellectual property] is the most valuable asset to the company, bar none, more than the building, more valuable than the land that it sits on." -The Recorder, November 30, 2006 What does it take to get a...more

Delaware Public Benefit Corporations: A Brief Introduction

On August 1, 2013, the Delaware legislature added a potentially important new subchapter to the General Corporation Law, allowing corporations to elect to be formed as, or convert to, a public benefit corporation (PBC)...more

How much does it cost to start an MLM company?

The costs of startup vary widely, depending on the type of product/service being offered and the need for infrastructure. It is obvious that a company which is engaged in its own manufacturing, ownership of warehousing and...more

Starting a Craft Brewery: Business Tips for the New Entrepreneur

The Craft Brewing Industry is booming in America. According to the Brewers Association, since 2000, the number of craft breweries operating in the U.S. has increased by more than two-thirds. Over 2,500 craft breweries...more

The One Mistake Startup Entrepreneurs Always Make - A Legal Perspective...

In your experience working with startup entrepreneurs, what's the one mistake they make time and again? The answer to that question of course varies greatly, depending on whom you ask - and, for legal perspective, we...more

Rollovers as Business Startups: A Guide to Using Retirement Funds to Start a Business

Over the past 10 years, thousands of entrepreneurs have used their existing retirement savings held by a qualified retirement plan or IRA to finance the startup or acquisition of a new business. According to industry experts...more

Market Entry - United States

BUSINESS OBJECTIVES - Entry into the U.S. market starts with a clear statement of a client’s business objective. The best structure for a client, as well as the possible regulatory issues, depend on what the client...more

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