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How Do I Get Out of this Practice?

For years the goal of many young doctors was to gain ownership in their medical practice entity. For many, when the time came for them to “make partner,” they signed on the dotted line without fully understanding the legal...more

Funding a Partnership

One of the primary advantages of a partnership (or limited liability company) over a corporation is the flexibility to structure the business deal. Rather than having to deal with unwieldy units of stock or other ownership...more

Summary of IC-DISC Tax Benefits

Interest-Charge Domestic International Sales Corporations (“IC-DISCs”) offer significant potential tax benefits for U.S. companies that export U.S. manufactured products or certain engineering or architectural services with...more

In Business & Corporate Law Avoiding a Messy Business Divorce is Important! #BusinessAttorney

When people come together to begin a business, they may not think the time will come when they will not get along. But if, after many years, you and your business partner no longer see eye-to-eye when it comes to how to...more

The Ins And Outs Of Joint Venture Agreements

In this presentation: - What is a joint venture? - Advantages and disadvantages of using a joint venture - Starting a joint venture - Step 1: Find the right partner - Step 2: Ensure the JV...more

New Guidance on Historical Rehabilitation Credits May Indicate Tougher Safe Harbors for Other Investment Tax Credits in the Future

On December 30, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) released Revenue Procedure 2014-12, which sets out a new “safe harbor” for allocations of the historical rehabilitation credit (the “HRC”) among partners in a...more

10 MLP Governance Facts

MLPs possess unique governance characteristics as compared to corporations.The number of master limited partnerships (MLPs) has grown significantly over the past five years, increasing from 59 in 2009 to over 100 in 2013. An...more

Representing Physicians: Life Cycle of a Physician-Practice & Physician Integration Options (Presentation)

In This Presentation: - General Considerations - Who is Your Client? - Who Can Employ a Physician? - Basic Issues in Employment Contracts - The Buy-In: Becoming an Owner in a Medical Practice -...more

False Notes in the Music Industry: Fiduciary Duty of Business Partners

A “fiduciary duty” is imposed by law upon parties with certain relationships dependent on a high level of trust and confidence. According to the Supreme Court of Virginia, a fiduciary relationship is established “whenever a...more

Addressing Sale Proceeds In The Face Of Guaranty "Carve-Out" Provisions

Commercial loans to closely held business entities, such as an LLC or partnership, typically include guaranties by the entity’s principal. Sometimes, the guarantor demands a “carve-out” to expressly exempt one or more of the...more

Protecting Your Project From Litigation: Limited Liability Company vs. Partnership

If you have multiple investors/owners, one of the benefits of using a Limited Liability Company (LLC) to own real property rather than using a partnership is that the LLC offers better protection of the real property from...more

Legislative Update: Business Law

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

Yankees' Lawyer on Manchester City MLS Partnership [Video]

June 18 (Bloomberg) -- Irwin Kishner, chairman of the executive committee and co-chairman of the corporate department at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about the New York Yankees' investment...more

Conversion Is Not So Easy, And So Smooth A Thing . . .

Entity conversions are a relatively new phenomena. The legislature first provided for conversion in 1999 when it enacted AB 197 (Ackerman). The conversion of partnerships and limited liability companies to other types of...more

Capital Infusion - May 2013: Tax Consequences: Noncompensatory Partnership Options

The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations, effective February 5, 2013, concerning the tax consequences of noncompensatory options and convertible instruments issued by a...more

Which Entity Should I Form For My Business Enterprise?

Whether starting a business or operating an existing enterprise, business people should consider the legal form of their business and the need to protect their personal assets from business liabilities, while also considering...more

Doing Business in the U.S.

In This Issue: - Preface - Chapter 1 Choice Of A Business Entity - Chapter 2 Introduction To Federal Securities Laws - Chapter 3 From Let’S Go Shopping To Closing: U.S. M&A Process - Chapter 4...more

The FTB’s “Doing Business” Trap For Foreign LLCs With California Managers, Members Or Agents

According to the California Franchise Tax Board, a limited liability company classified as a partnership must do all of the following...more

New Tax Regulations on Noncompensatory Partnership Options

The Internal Revenue Service and Department of the Treasury published in the February 5, 2013 Federal Register final income tax regulations on noncompensatory partnership options (the “Regulations”). At the same time, the IRS...more

Insight on Estate Planning - February/March 2013: Strong governance enhances a family business’s value

Too often, family members view their business as a source of wealth without making sure that the company is managed by those best suited for the job. Good governance — carefully documented in writing — can help ensure a...more

Changes to Your Facility's Corporate Structure

Thinking of selling your facility, or of changing your corporate entity from a partnership to a limited liability company, bringing in a new management company, or adding a new partner to your current partnership structure?...more

The Expansive Breadth and Scope of Arizona’s New Revised Uniform Arbitration Act

Recently, the Arizona Court of Appeals determined that under the 2010 Arizona Revised Uniform Arbitration Act, A.R.S. §12-3001, et seq. (the AZ-RUAA), a contractual agreement to arbitrate extends to: (i) arbitration of claims...more

Choice of Entity - Corporation or LLC?

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

Business Formation Q&A

Summarizes the different types of business entities and formational documents involved....more

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