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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 -

Business Litigation Alert: "Starting a New Business? Include These Five Provisions in Every Formation Agreement"

by Porter Hedges LLP on

The ultimate success of a business often rests on the ability of its owners to make sound decisions up front - an ounce of prevention, if you will - and avoid bigger problems that might arise later. This principle...more

Choice of Entity and Key Contents of Organization Documents

by Jackson Walker on

Five Business Entity Forms: • Corporation • General Partnership • Limited Partnership • Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”) • Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) Please see full presentation publication...more

Health Care E-Note - November 2016

by Burr & Forman on

You just formed your medical practice inAlabama, and you either chose a professional corporation (a “PC”) or an LLC. If you went with a PC, you got to choose between an “S” corporation (“S corp”) or a “C” corporation (“C...more

Is an S Election for an LLC Smart Planning or a Bad Idea?

By default, a limited liability company (“LLC”) with two or more members is taxed as a partnership. It also is possible to elect to treat an LLC as an S corporation for income tax purposes. But is it a good idea? And if an S...more

Why Many Manager Removal Provisions Are Doomed to Fail

by Shutts & Bowen LLP on

Most business partners start their venture with the intent to own a property or operate a business until selling it for a large profit. Hopes are high and intentions are real. As in any relationship, there could be bumps in...more

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Choice of Entity Considerations

by Locke Lord LLP on

Starting a business can be a daunting but rewarding challenge. One of the key decisions at the early stages of a new business is how to structure your business – i.e., what legal entity to form in order to carry on your...more

Making The Right Choice For Your Business Entity

It has been said that plans are nothing, but planning is everything. Nowhere is this truer than in selecting the most appropriate legal entity for your new business....more

Legislative Update: Business Law

by Jackson Walker on

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

California Sole Proprietorships C-Corporations, S-Corporations, and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) - Things to Consider When...

by Tagre Law Office on

Things to Consider Before you Start Business Operations as a Sole Proprietorship, C Corporation, S Corporation, or LLC - How do you start business on the right track? Selecting the right type of business entity is an...more

Choice of Entity - Corporation or LLC?

by Gianfranco A. Pietrafesa on

There are many different types of business entities. Historically, the most popular type of entity was the corporation, but now the limited liability company (LLC) has become the entity of choice. The reasons for this shift...more

Should I Form my North Carolina Business as an LLC or an S-corp.?

by Jason McGrath on

People trying to start a business may not know the various types of corporate entities. This guide discusses the very common question amongst those forming new businesses in North Carolina: "Should I form my business as a...more

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