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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

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

2016 BDCs & Small Business Capital Formation Forum

On June 28, 2016, Morrison & Foerster LLP, along with the Milken Institute, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Small Business Investment Alliance (SBIA), will be hosting the 2016 BDCs & Small Business...more

Nevada Set To Boost Business Fees For Domestic And Foreign Corporations By 150%

by Allen Matkins on

Last week, the Nevada legislature passed what the Reno Gazette-Journal has branded as the state’s “largest-ever tax increase”. Although the state’s legislative website does not yet list the bill as having been approved by...more

Have You Made Your New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business?

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

With 2015 upon her, Cinda Bossey is making her action item list for her business, Bossey Boots. Although the bulk of her time and efforts are spent on getting the business running and generating revenue, occasionally she...more

Building a Saleable Business & The Importance of a Strategic Plan

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

For a small business government contractor (“GC”), its small business size is arguably its greatest asset. In the context of building a saleable business, however, if the GC owner or owners fail to adopt and implement a...more

Business Court (In Judge McGuire's First Opinion) Outlines The "Indispensable Requirements" For The Formation Of A Partnership

by Brooks Pierce on

Well, newest Business Court Judge Gregory McGuire has gotten off to a running start with his first opinion, issued only about a week after his appointment to the Business Court by Governor McCrory. The case is La Familia...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

Blog: You Never Issued Stock To Your Founders. Is That A Problem?

by Cooley LLP on

You and your co-founders have begun exploring a new business idea. You plan to incorporate, build out a team and raise capital in the future. However, before incorporating you decide to divide ownership in the future company...more

Is Franchising The Right Model For Your Business?

by Lewitt Hackman on

Franchising is a flexible, tried and true method of distributing products and services and offers business owners an alternative avenue to expand their already successful businesses. One immediately thinks of McDonalds or...more

Legal Considerations for Web-Based Start-Ups

by Buchalter on

Evridiki (Vicki) Dallas covers issues related to: - Choice of legal entity; Founder’s Shares and agreements; Stock Option Plans - Trademark/Copyright/URL and other IP Concerns - Data Privacy - Website...more

Choosing the Correct Business Entity: The Basics

by Cooley LLP on

By carefully considering the forms of business entity that are available and then intelligently choosing an appropriate one, you can reduce exposure to liabilities, save taxes and launch the business in a form capable of...more

Follow-Up on Delaware Public Benefit Corporations

On August 1, 2013, the Delaware legislature effected amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law allowing corporations to elect to be formed as, or convert to, a public benefit corporation (PBC) (Subchapter XV of...more

Europe’s Incubator Central

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Berlin is becoming the Continent’s top start-up destination - Jörg Meissner, a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s new Berlin office, had an eye-opening experience while visiting Silicon Valley to check out the start-up...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

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

by Allen Matkins on

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

How to Start a Legal Network Marketing Company

by Babener & Associates on

It is not easy take for an entrepreneur to decide to start a network marketing company. There are hundreds of bullet points to consider when preparing to launch a MLM company; funding, products, consultants, legalities,...more

So You’re Hanging A Shingle, Now What?

Recently, a distraught business owner came to me in desperation. He had identified an area of need in the market and had just the expertise to fill it. An industry insider, he had contacts in place and was ready to hit the...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

New Law Will Change the Way Limited Liability Companies Form and Operate

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The rules that govern businesses formed as limited liability companies, or LLCs, in California are about to get their first major overhaul in 20 years with a new law that takes effect on Jan. 1. Known as the California...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

The Changing Landscape of Seed Stage Financing, Part III: Revisiting the Debt vs. Equity Dilemma

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In the third and final installment of this blog post series, we’ll return to last week’s question (Should I sell convertible debt or equity?), and consider the other side of the coin: choosing equity instead of debt. We’ll...more

Should I incorporate in Nevada, Wyoming or Delaware?

by Sands Anderson PC on

I often speak to potential clients who have heard they should incorporate or from an LLC in Nevada because there are “no taxes” or in Delaware “because it’s the best place.” They want to know what I think....more

Do I Need An Entity for My Business? Cont…

As we discussed before, most people end up operating their business through an entity of some sort. However, there are some individuals who do not necessarily need an entity and can operate their business as a sole...more

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