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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 -

How to Assemble a Board of Directors for a Startup

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A successful startup will likely see the structure and composition of its board of directors change significantly over time....more

What Startup Founders Should Consider When Choosing a Board of Directors

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The board of directors has tremendous significance to a startup company....more

The ReSET – Why Few Nail their Sthick

Our last ReSET focused on the clarity and chaos of pitching to a panel of judges you’ve never met, all while facing a room of entrepreneurs who weren’t as lucky as you to get into the light… This all happened at TEDCO’s...more

The ReSET – The Curse of the Elevator Speech

TEDCO celebrates Maryland’s innovation economy with its Entrepreneurs’ Expo, a day-long series of keynotes, breakout sessions, networking and deal making among 700 of Maryland’s entrepreneurs. Originally published on...more

International Entrepreneurs New Proposed Work Authorization for Founders of Start-Up’s And a Comparison to Other Visa Options

On August 31, 2016 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed an “International Entrepreneur” (I.E.) rule that would allow qualifying foreign investors to develop and grow their start-up companies in the United...more

Proposed International Entrepreneur Rule Gives Startup Founders Temporary Stay in U.S.

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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last week proposed a new rule that will allow certain immigrant startup founders to receive “parole” or temporary permission to...more

U.S. Immigration Proposes Solution for International Entrepreneurs

by Carlton Fields on

Current visa options limit the ability of foreign national entrepreneurs to start and grow companies in the United States. As a result, the United States is less able to attract the world’s very best and most innovative...more

The “Shark Tank Visa”: Proposed Rule Opens Door for Foreign Entrepreneurs

by Burr & Forman on

Last Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced a proposal that would allow foreign entrepreneurs to enter the United States to operate high-growth, job-creating startup enterprises. As with other...more

Venture Capitalists and Immigration Proponents Likely Disappointed by USCIS Proposed Entrepreneurial Parolee Rule

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: USCIS proposes a regulation to grant special “parole” entry to certain foreign entrepreneurs backed by venture capitalists and angel investors. The rule is long and complicated, while the benefit granted...more

Failing to Choose the Best Entity Structure for Your Business - Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later - Common Legal Mistakes Made by Small...

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later is a series of short tips on common legal mistakes small business owners make. Tip? #1?? - Failing to Choose the Best Entity Structure for Your Business...more

eMerge Welcomes Guests with Iconic Opening Reception

Sunday night was a buzz at the opening reception for the 3rd annual eMerge conference located at the iconic 1111 Lincoln Road garage. The attendees enjoyed food, drinks and music, but the real discussion centered on the...more

7 Essential IP Law Considerations for Startup Entrepreneurs

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Ask any startup veteran: intellectual property can make or break a successful exit. Here are seven things every startup should know about intellectual property law....more

U.S. Work Visas for International Startup Entrepreneurs: Plan Well, Know Your Options

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The best way to ensure compliance with immigration regulations is to plan as far in advance as possible and to know when it is necessary to obtain a visa. ...more

Two Key Insurance Considerations For Startups

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Startups have numerous and different insurance needs and will face many challenges as new businesses, but by considering whether general liability and key person insurance are appropriate products they will likely be better...more

Don’t Forget Your Corporate Formalities … It’ll Cost You

Many individuals believe that it is easy to protect themselves in starting a business by simply setting up a new corporation or LLC. But it is important that shareholders or members abide by corporate formalities. Even the...more

When it Comes to Incorporating Your Startup, Why Delaware?!?

by Varnum LLP on

When you're the second smallest state and your neighbors are NYC and Philly, you have to do something to stand out. So, when Calvin Coolidge announced that the "Business of America is business," someone in Delaware was paying...more

Explosion in new firms cements Berlin's status as startup hub  [Video]

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Sept. 12, 2014 -- Cornelia Yzer, Berlin Senator for Economics, Technology and Research, talks about the sudden rise of tech startups making their home in Berlin at the Transatlantic Entrepreneur Partnership Conference in New...more

Beware of Promises

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In the early stages of a new venture, things move quickly. An entrepreneur will talk with many different potential team members, some of whom aren’t a good fit, some of whom become co-founders and valued long-term partners,...more

Starting a Craft Brewery: Business Tips for the New Entrepreneur

by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC on

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

Trademarks 101: Avoiding Common Mistakes PART 2

In addition to consulting an attorney who specializes in trademark law, startup companies and entrepreneuers can avoid other common mistakes when it comes to safeguarding their brand or image by conducting a proper trademark...more

Want to Start a Business in the U.S. and Obtain an E-2 Visa? What Does the Marginality Requirement Mean for an E-2 Visa

by Scott Legal, P.C. on

An E-2 Visa is a Visa that is available for entrepreneurs, investors and business owners who wish to live in the U.S. to develop and direct the operations of a business. The business can be large or small and in order to...more

It's Your Business News -- August 2013

In This Issue: Making the ‘Right’ Choice; Top Ten Mistakes Businesses Make Regarding Insurance; and You’ve Got the Job, Details Will Follow. Excerpt from Making the ‘Right’ Choice - You have the idea, you...more

Making the ‘Right’ Choice

You have the idea, you have the funds, and you are ready to start your very own business! Now what?! Whether this is the first and only time you will do this or whether you are an established entrepreneur, one of the...more

"Do Not Climb Without a Rope": A Necessary Partnership Between Entrepreneurs and Attorneys

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In growing a startup, entrepreneurs must choose among a plethora of potential advisors and mentors from various disciplines. Instinctively, many new entrepreneurs turn first to seasoned serial entrepreneurs for advice, but...more

Key Tips for Developing Business Plans for Entrepreneurs, Investors & Business Owners

by Scott Legal, P.C. on

For every Business Owner, Investor & Entrepreneur, the thought of putting together a business plan is very daunting but is often a necessary evil for those who want to succeed. One great reason for a business plan is that it...more

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